Movies like A Captive in the Land

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A Captive in the Land (1990)
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A Captive in the Land (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American meteorologist attempts to rescue an injured Soviet airman. A killer storm soon maroons them both and the unlikely duo must learn to overcome their differences in order to survive the real life terrors of the Arctic.
Plot: survival, air disaster, pilot, arctic, snow, cold, cold war, russian, rescue attempt, american, weatherman, wilderness, rescue, parachute, stranded, male bonding, raf, carbon monoxide poisoning, male friendship, wounded man, soviet, friendship between men

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and touching films with plots about survival, wilderness, family relations, isolation, danger, confined and rescue mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Captive in the Land: Arctic (2018), Ordeal in the Arctic (1993), Ordeal (1973), Havlandet (1985), How I Ended This Summer (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 40K
Arctic (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek ...
Style: uplifting, disturbing, suspense, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: arctic, survival, ice, injury, helicopter crash, polar bear, flare, fish, stranded, male protagonist, snow, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century
Place: antarctica
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100%
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, catastrophe, rescue, snowstorm, confined, heroes, babies and infants, escapades, danger, forces of nature, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash reduces Gulf War veteran pilot Captain John Couch's crew ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, danger, save the day, heroes, rescue, survival, forces of nature, catastrophe, snow, death, bad weather, night ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 212
Ordeal (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Left to die in the desert by his wife and her lover, a businessman fights to survive and get his revenge.
Plot: stranded in the desert, stranded, murder, desert, survival, adultery, left to die, wilderness, broken leg
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.4
 23
Havlandet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is a tale that has an epic scope in scenery "the northern snow-covered lands of coastal Norway" and is dramatized by moments of tumultuous stormy weather. But the focus is on Heikki (Stein Bjorn) a young man who is inspired by the ...
Plot: wilderness, northern lights, poverty, snow, weather, travel, farm
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
How I Ended This Summer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two men at a remote Arctic base begin mistrusting each other after an important radio message.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: wilderness, isolation, radio, arctic, survival, solitude, radiation, human nature, danger, confined, dishonesty, contamination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Riddle of the Stinson (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1937, a routine passenger and mail flight crashes during bad weather on a flight between Brisbane and Sydney. A local bushman begins a search, and finds the wreckage and two survivors ten days after the crash. - Written by Chris Hartcher
Plot: air disaster, rescue, birthday, survival, stretcher, storm, airplane, backwoods, search and rescue, wind, newspaper reporter, bad weather ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 3K
Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: talky, psychological, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, liberal, friends, introspection, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, lawyer, terrorist, trial, professor, legal action, fighting the system, heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The President's Plane Is Missing (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the President's plane mysteriously disappears with him on board, it is left to the seemingly weak Vice President to try and advert a nuclear exchange with the Chinese.
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. vice president, vice president, u.s. president, secretary of state, airplane accident, airplane, impersonation
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: survival, island, desert island, shipwreck, fish out of water, isolation, confined, adventure, escapades, marooned, deserted island, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town. The place is rural Kansas, and the time is midsummer in the early nineteen-twenties, ...
Plot: pilot, parent child relationship, small town, beer, travel, world war one veteran, airplane, father son relationship, trick
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, escapades, confined, prayer ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mawson - Life and Death in Antarctica (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is considered one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time. Although his two companions perished, Douglas Mawson survived, but how? In a bold historical experiment, scientist and adventurer ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, explorer, heroism, endurance, hunger, reenactment, diary, hiking, adventure, blizzard, australian ...
Place: antarctica, south pole, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, life is a bitch, danger, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, wilderness, social relations, confined, party, innocence lost, female nudity, male nudity, lesbian sex, bathtub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Strangers in Good Company (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script.
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, wilderness, countryside, bus, nun, escapades, unlikely partners, elderly, hopes, adventure, rescue, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 89
Lad: A Dog (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of the rough collie hero, Sunnybank Lad. Based on the book by Albert Payson Terhune.
Plot: girl dog relationship, family relations, rescue, owner dog relationship, dog actor, husband wife relationship, dog, father daughter relationship, barking, dog movie
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Glass Menagerie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "gentleman caller" appears, things move to crisis ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, family relations, collection, suburbs, parents and children, suburban life, society, romance, unfulfillment, dull life, family gatherings ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A House Divided (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive ...
Plot: secret, court, rape, courtroom, lawyer, african american, lust, white male black female relationship, social injustice, grandmother, biracial, racial prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 268
David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, youth, society, single parent, legal action, disability, rebellion, fighting the system, misfit, parents and children, human nature, handicap ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 116
Love Lives On (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl must choose between continuing her pregnancy and undergoing treatment for her fast-growing cancer.
Plot: first love, falling in love, coming of age, mother child relationship, drug addiction, drug abuse, teenage girl, drug use, teenage pregnancy, baby, drug addict, cancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 24
Now or Never (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jean Pierre Lefebrvre directed this Canadian drama, the final film in a trilogy that began in 1967 with Don't Let It Kill You and continued in 1977 with The Old Country Where Rimbaud Died. All three feature Abel Gagne (Marcel Sabourin), a ...
Plot: pilot, old man, airplane, dark secret, farm, long lost father, death, bank, co pilot, airfield, countryside, family relations ...
Place: montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, danger, save the day, opposites attract, daring rescue, forces of nature, against the odds, isolation ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 127
Boy Crush (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven short films in which gay youths and young men negotiate society, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. In several, teen boys come out, perhaps first to a close friend - how will the friends react? For some youths, coming out risks violence. ...
Plot: deaf, stranded, youth, immigration, gay, gay athlete, internet, car breakdown
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 304
Welcome Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An Air Force officer (Kris Kristofferson) returns to his father (Brian Keith), son and remarried wife (JoBeth Williams) in Vermont after 17 years in Vietnam.
Style: emotional, bleak, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: power relations, chaos and mayhem, vietnam war, parents and children, doctors and patients, couple relations, anti war, homecoming, captivity, hospital, military life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 73
The Oasis (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A plane crash in the Mexican desert leaves a small group of survivors who are desperate for food and water. Fearing that they may never be found where they are, they head for where it is hoped there will be civilization and rescue. When their hopes ...
Plot: fight, air disaster, stranded in the desert, dehydration, desert, corpse, head injury, gangrene, female nudity, cannibalism, survival, flashback ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 153
Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, family relations, farm, family life, workplace situations, down on your luck, against the odds, survival, life is a bitch, society, farm hand, labor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Last Survivors (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a passenger ship sinks, a ship's officer must decide which passengers in an overcrowded lifeboat must be sacrificed so the rest can survive an approaching typhoon.
Plot: shipwreck, survival, lifeboat, sinking ship, sea, catastrophe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Keeping the Promise (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A colonial family seeks a better life in Maine's wilderness in this powerful adventure. When William Hallowell leaves behind 13-year-old son Matt to safeguard their claim, the boy relies on his new friendship with the Penobscot Indians for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, adventure, orphan, escapades, danger, family, survival, family life, friendship, plague, parents and children ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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