Movies like Cloud Dancer

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Cloud Dancer (1980)
 5.5
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Cloud Dancer (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Brad Randolph (David Carradine) is the World Champion aerobatic pilot but now, in his early 40s, he faces many challenges to maintain his position. His physical struggles are heightened by the presence of a youthful competitor, Tom Loomis (Joseph Bottoms). Intertwined with his professional struggles is his relationship with Helen St. Clair (Jennifer O'Neil).
Plot: pilot, male female relationship, smuggling

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Most similar movies to Cloud Dancer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, friendship, airplane and survival mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Cloud Dancer: Alexander Jamieson (2017), St. Helens (1981), SST: Death Flight (1977), Surfacing (1981), The Dove (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Alexander Jamieson (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Against the odds of survival WW1 flyer's in the Lafayette Esquadrille risk everything for honor and conquest. The adventurers momentum does not end when the ravages of war and lost friends is over. As sought after undercover agents X WW1 pilots ...
Plot: robbery, horse, biplane, world war one, sheriff, assassin, pilot
Place: costa rica, north carolina, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 481
St. Helens (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, escapades, evacuation, racism, forces of nature, wilderness, danger, society, journalism, resort, reporter ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: washington state, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 ⇓
83%
SST: Death Flight (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On its maiden flight, the crew of America's first supersonic transport learns that it may not be able to land, due to an act of sabotage and a deadly flu onboard.
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: sabotage, aviation, airplane accident, disaster film, influenza, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pilot, sportscaster, engaged couple, catastrophe, explosion, crash landing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 4.3
 110
Surfacing (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Margaret Atwood's best seller, Surfacing plunges you into the mysterious depths of the hostile Northern wilderness. Following her father's puzzling disappearance, Kate (Kathleen Beller), and her city-bred companions brave the ...
Style: art house
Plot: search, disappearance, skinny dipping, father, hunter, falling off a cliff, female nudity, wilderness, pubic hair, cave painting, male nudity, missing father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 337
The Dove (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The true story of a 16 year old (Robin Lee Graham, played by Joseph Bottoms) who aims to become the youngest person to sail around the world in a 23 foot sloop named "The Dove". On his journey he meets and falls in love with a young woman ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, fall in love, ocean or sea, friends, love affair, love and romance, romance, adventure, youth, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: pacific ocean, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: world war one, aerial combat, heroes, rivalry, human nature, friendship, americana, starting over, wartime life, redemption, midlife crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: california, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
On the Road to Katanga (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Obsessed by the dreams of a comfortable life, son of a coal miner comes back to his native country with plans to sell his father's house in order to travel to the African diamond mine in Katanga. Re-visiting of his hometown brings back his ...
Plot: miner, mine, police, friend, working class, nurse, smuggling, best friend, drifter, worker, singer, death of friend ...
Place: belgrade, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, survival, airplane, pilot, thirst, sahara, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, middle east, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Last Flight Out (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hot-shot pilot Dan Hogan is sent deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue missionary doctor Ann Williams. Caught between innocent villagers and a ruthless drug lord, Ann won't abandon the people she has come to love.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: village, jungle, human spirit, daring rescue, adventure, redemption, hopes, race against time, danger, society, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, jungle, butterfly, adventure, family life, parents and children, family relations, tragic hero, single parent, child illness, disability, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, latin america, central america, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious
Plot: prophecy, jungle, obsessive quest, heroic mission, society, heroes, danger, escapades, supernatural, clergy, search, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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 ⇓
59%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, desert island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, destiny, danger, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Treasure Raiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: treasure hunt, street racing, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, obsessive quest, danger, chases and races, adventurer, chase, martial arts, tough guy, martial artist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 7K
I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: rescue, reunion, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, danger, politics, escape, family relations, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: switzerland, denmark, italy, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 19K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, gold, survival, wilderness, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, contemplative, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, adventure, mountain, dog sled, snow, arctic, wolf, survival, mouse, biologist, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friends, danger, friendship, movie business, animal attack, filmmaking, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When young computer genius Rudy inherits his father's business his avaricious uncle has him kidnapped and held hostage until the boy signs off all rights to the lucrative enterprise. Not wanting the uncle to control, a pair of corporate ...
Style: humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, baseball, teenager, danger, family, crimes, prodigy, dishonesty, daring rescue, adventure, missing person, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: sincere, exciting, suspenseful, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, coming of age, danger, youth, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life, group of friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cry from the Mountain (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The film centers on an emotional kayaking trip between a father and a son. The father has taken his boy into the deep Alaskan wilderness to tell him that he is divorcing the boy's mother, who is pregnant and waiting for them back home. While on ...
Style: christian film
Plot: father son relationship, christian, nature, prayer, bear, camping, christianity, dysfunctional marriage, hospital, cabin, religious conversion, camping trip ...
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, captivity, americana, culture clash, colonialism, heroes, society, confined ...
Time: 18th century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Conversations with God (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: "Conversations with God" is the true story of Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions. The journey begins after he unexpectedly breaks his neck in a car accident and loses his job.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: introspection, human spirit, change of luck, hopes, religions or cults, rich and poor, unemployment, redemption, society, rise to the top, writing, faith ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 773
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, serious
Plot: danger, cons and scams, ship, survival, obsession, rivalry, escapades, battles, ratings, friends, cause and meaning, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 242
Americana (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town in rural Kansas, a troubled veteran attempts to restore an old merry-go-round ride.
Plot: loner, small town, americana, conflict, vietnam war veteran, merry go round, vietnam veteran
Time: 70s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 455
Steel (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Catton was once a world-renowned construction foreman (at least in the construction world), but an accident left him with a serious fear of heights. Unable to climb the big skyscrapers while under construction, he retired and became a truck ...
Style: rough, uplifting, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: skyscraper, race against time, danger, partners, anti heroes, workplace intrigue, against the odds, workplace situations, friendship, boss and employee, power relations, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
King of the Mountain (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."
Plot: street racing, road accident, car race, car racing, music industry, beer
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, drowning, underwater, catastrophe, u.s. navy, adventure, ocean or sea, survival, daring rescue, save the day, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 319
Yolngu Boy (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After committing a crime for which he is likely to be jailed, a Yolngu teenager convinces two of his childhood friends to join him on a journey from North East Arnhem Land to Darwin to seek help from a tribal leader.
Plot: tradition, customs, tribe, arson, friend, football, absent father, father son relationship, male female relationship, department store, aborigine, thief ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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