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, weatherman, wilderness, rescue, parachute, stranded, male bonding, carbon monoxide poisoning, american, raf, male friendship, wounded man, soviet, friendship between men

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful 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: Ordeal in the Arctic (1993), Ordeal (1973), Havlandet (1985), How I Ended This Summer (2010), The Riddle of the Stinson (1988). 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: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rescue, wilderness, survival, catastrophe, snowstorm, babies and infants, escapades, forces of nature, cave, mountain, danger, family life ...
Time: 90s
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, rescue, survival, danger, forces of nature, escapades, save the day, heroes, co pilot, guilt, snow, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
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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, adultery, wilderness, survival, broken leg, desert, murder, left to die
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
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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, northern lights, poverty, farm, weather, travel, snow
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: tense, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, isolation, radio, arctic, solitude, survival, radiation, human nature, danger, dishonesty, confined, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, survivor, birthday, airplane, rain forest, farmer, waterfall, newspaper reporter, stretcher, crash, broken leg ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, rebellion, liberal, state affairs, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life, hopes, introspection ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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: conspiracy, cold war, airplane, vice president, secretary of state, impersonation, u.s. president, u.s. vice president, airplane accident
⇓ 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: captivating, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: survival, island, desert island, shipwreck, confined, escapades, adventure, isolation, fish out of water, marooned, tropical island, deserted island ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, suspenseful, uplifting, serious
Plot: survival, wilderness, explorer, heroism, endurance, hunger, diary, reenactment, adventure, blizzard, australian, sled ...
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, father son relationship, airplane, beer, small town, travel, trick, world war one veteran
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, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, isolation, wilderness, danger, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, dream ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, human nature, life is a bitch, danger, bus, village, culture clash, dogma ...
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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, wilderness, social relations, confined, party, innocence lost, yoga, menage a trois, lesbian sex, female nudity ...
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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, bus, nun, wilderness, countryside, social relations, family relations, isolation, human nature, introspection, rescue, elderly ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 84
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: family relations, dog, husband wife relationship, rescue, owner dog relationship, dog movie, barking, father daughter relationship, dog actor
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 269
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, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, society, human nature, misfit, rebellion, fighting the system, single parent, youth, disability, legal action, parents and children, autism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: racism, interracial relations, biracial, deep south, pregnant from rape, lust, slavery, daughter, slave, plantation, courtroom, court ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: single parent, family problems, family relations, collection, dysfunctional family, society, dull life, family gatherings, suburbs, parents and children, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: legal, terrorism, professor, terrorist, trial, lawyer, prison life, politics, prison, danger, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 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: baby, drug use, teenage girl, mother child relationship, cancer, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug addict
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 208
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, spy, russian, target, sex, love, surveillance, female spy, femme fatale, girl stripped down to bra, seduction, forced to strip ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
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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, daring rescue, forces of nature, danger, opposites attract, isolation, against the odds, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 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, airfield, debt, dark secret, co pilot, absent father, farm, old man, bank, death, air disaster, family relations ...
Place: montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 128
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: internet, gay, youth, deaf, stranded, car breakdown, gay athlete, immigration
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 298
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: contemplative, emotional, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: hospital, military, soldier, parents and children, life is a bitch, confined, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, doctors and patients, military life, homecoming, anti war ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, cambodia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 72
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: stranded in the desert, head injury, injury, lizard, gangrene, dehydration, drinking urine, cannibalism, survival, corpse, female nudity, flashback ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 152
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: family relations, labor union, farm, workplace situations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, survival, society, family life, against the odds, farm hand, great depression ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
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: lifeboat, shipwreck, survival, 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: realistic, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, adventure, escapades, parents and children, family, family life, survival, orphan, plague, friendship, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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