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, pilot, arctic, snow, cold, cold war, russian, wilderness, rescue, stranded, soviet, male bonding, parachute, rescue attempt, carbon monoxide poisoning

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and touching films with plots about survival, danger, wilderness, isolation, human nature, escapades and rescue mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like A Captive in the Land: Ordeal in the Arctic (1993), Ordeal (1973), Havlandet (1985), How I Ended This Summer (2010), The Donner Party (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, snowstorm, heroes, confined, forces of nature, escapades, family life, isolation, danger, babies and infants ...
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, save the day, escapades, heroes, forces of nature, survival, danger, pilot, survivor, airplane accident, blizzard, co pilot ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 209
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, wilderness, murder, left to die, stranded, desert, broken leg, adultery, survival
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, explorer, blizzard, endurance, australian, heroism, hunger, starvation, expedition, journal, tent ...
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, poverty, farm, weather, travel, snow
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, solitude, survival, radiation, arctic, human nature, danger, dishonesty, confined, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, world war one veteran, airplane, father son relationship, beer, travel, small town
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, isolation, wilderness, moral dilemma, hopes, desperation, confined, escapades, husband wife relationship, prayer ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sentimental, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, bus, wilderness, nun, rescue, introspection, human nature, social relations, family relations, group of strangers, elderly, survival ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, tense, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, introspection, hopes, writer's life, state affairs, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 192
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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, confined, innocence lost, wilderness, social relations, heroin, menage a trois, yoga, bathtub, lesbian sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children? (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In rural Comfort, Texas, the strict protestant Horizon Bible church community holds its annual, pretty strictly supervised summer camp, with mandatory prayer sessions, for fraternizing teens from all over the States. The day before their departure, ...
Plot: rescue, tragedy, summer camp, praying, flood, prayer, male bonding, loss of friend, natural disaster, undressing, loss of child, bus ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 197
Secret Weapons (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hamilton plays a young Russian girl recruited to be a sex spy, seducing men and catching them in compromising situations so they can be blackmailed. The problems start when she falls in love with one of her targets, and must figure out how to avoid ...
Plot: blackmail, russian, spy, target, sex, love, surveillance, girl in bra and panties, femme fatale, cold war, kgb, girl stripped down to bra ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 104
My Breast (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meredith Baxter plays Joyce Wadler in this heartwarming story of hope, courage and redemption inspired by the New York City journalist's real-life struggle with breast cancer. Stuck in a lackluster relationship with her boyfriend, she's ...
Plot: breast cancer, survival, surgery, courage, journalist, death, male female relationship, cancer
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: survival, shipwreck, lifeboat, sinking ship, sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, realistic, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, adventure, mouse, arctic, snow, wolf, biologist, dog sled, survival, rescue, adventurer ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 887
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, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: survival, island, confined, escapades, adventure, fish out of water, isolation, shipwreck, stranded, tropical island, marooned, deserted island ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 72K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, rough, captivating, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.4
 262
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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: parents and children, society, human nature, rebellion, misfit, disability, legal action, family relations, fighting the system, single parent, youth, handicap ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 115
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: baby, cancer, mother child relationship, drug addict, drug addiction, teenage girl, drug use, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, professor, lawyer, trial, legal, rebellion, courtroom drama, society, injustice, heroes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sibling rivalry, secret, social injustice, family secret, bigotry, white male black female relationship, racial prejudice, grandmother, sexual attraction, daughter, brother, courtroom ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching
Plot: single parent, family problems, collection, dysfunctional family, family relations, dull life, parents and children, romance, family gatherings, society, suburbs, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.7
 292
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: serious, emotional, bleak, realistic
Plot: family relations, hospital, military, soldier, confined, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, couple relations, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, power relations, military life ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, USA, Finland, Norway, South Africa
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: bleak, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: desert, survival, village, isolation, bus, village life, life is a bitch, dogma, rescue, society, misfit, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 1K
Russkies (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of American boys discovers a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him, assuming that he is friendly and will bring them no danger and thus go against the ideas of their parents, as well as the government.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, cold war, fish out of water, culture clash, danger, misfit, social relations, friends, buddies, village, space and aliens, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 192
The Proprietor (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An expatriated French novelist (Jeanne Moreau) returns to Paris when she learns that her childhood home is being placed on the auction block. What she doesn't count on is that she has to confront many old issues dating back to her childhood and ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky
Plot: couples, family life, self discovery, homecoming, racism, society, human nature, family relations, dull life, couple relations, parents and children, writer's life ...
Place: europe, new york, usa, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: danger, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, rescue, survival, earthquake, freeway, collapse
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 307
Eminent Domain (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.
Plot: cold war, espionage, teenage girl
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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