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The Thirteen Greatest Caves in Movie History

Have you ever noticed that a cave is pretty much always significant in a movie? Like, if a character ever goes near a cave, there’s basically a 100 percent chance that something awful will happen to them — either they’ll be attacked by mutants or gargoyles, or they’ll go nuts and accuse a kindly Indian doctor of rape, or they’ll vanish into sensory nothingness for seven years. And with two cave movies coming up — today's Sanctum and this April’s Werner Herzog documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams (both made, interestingly, in 3-D) — now seemed like an appropriate time to count down cinema’s thirteen greatest caves. And here they are.

Earlier: Rocks of Ages: The Thirteen Greatest Movie Performances by Boulders

Photo: Universal Pictures