Movies like Crusoe 1988

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Crusoe (1988)
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Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, 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, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: desert island, survival, tropical island, ocean, shipwreck, island, marooned, stranded, adventure, isolation, escapades, confined, fish out of water, dog, slave trader, slave auction, saving a life, death of dog, shot in the leg, deserted island, ship wreck
Time: 19th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films with plots about escapades, survival, adventure, danger, isolation, island and wilderness mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Crusoe: Castaway (1986), Man Friday (1975), Cast Away (2000), Stranded (2002), The Whale (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: survival, desert island, shipwreck, stranded on an island, adventure, friendship, island, ocean, destiny, jungle, adventurer, ship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, london
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Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexy, scenic, emotional, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: island, adventure, friendship, desert island, beautiful scenery, survival, character study, sexy woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, beach, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: australia, antarctica, london, europe, england
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100%
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Man Friday (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday ...
Style: suspense, biting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: desert island, anarchist, island, confined, escapades, survival, adventure, buddies, power relations, moral dilemma, isolation, interracial relations ...
Time: 17th century
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58%
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Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, adventure, stranded on an island, air disaster, solitude, desert island, determination, survivor, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: island, survival, isolation, slavery, adventure, confined, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, pets, parrot ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
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Crusoe (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, baroque
Plot: island, survival, ocean, isolation, friendship, sea disaster, wisdom of life, storm, friends, wise man, escapades, shipwreck ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: island, pirate, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, estrangement, isolation, family life, confined, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, ship, adventure, survival, lost at sea, dangerous animal, ocean, escapades, shipwreck, rescue, catastrophe, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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To Brave Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple and their dog struggle to survive in Alaska.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, pets, treasure hunt, starvation, wilderness, confined, adventure, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, forces of nature, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Shipwrecked on an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe fills his time in either building a shelter for himself, or by reminiscing about the years he spent at sea and the adventures that led him to where he is. The months roll by and the hardships ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Audience: kids
Plot: desert island, survival, island, stranded on an island, beach, marooned, pets, confined, adventure, escapades, isolation, sea disaster ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, coming of age, adventure, isolation, innocence lost, death, bullying, literature, brutality, stranded on an island, survival, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: rescue, survival, family relations, island, wilderness, disaster, escapades, adventure, getting home, confined, environmentalism, showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: british columbia, alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, survival, animals, wilderness, pets, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 90s
Place: alaska, yukon, canada, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, island, remote island, torture, rape, lighthouse keeper, graphic violence, confined, escapades, adventure, survival, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forces of nature, survival, wolf, adventure, animals, wilderness, tradition versus modernity, society, nature, dog, chinese, medieval ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Courage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jason Priestley (TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Andrea Roth star in this inspirational adventure story about courage, love and the power of family. Aspiring author Robert (Priestly) organizes a quick getaway with his wife and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, island, escapades, forces of nature, family relations, shipwreck, human spirit, isolation, storm, stranded, spirituality ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jacquou the Rebel (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1815, young Jacquou lives an idyllic peasant life with his parents in the Périgord region of France. But one day, his childhood happiness is cruelly ended when his father is arrested, after a dispute with the arrogant Count de Nansac. With ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, forbidden love, young lovers, rivalry, adventure, injustice, orphan, rebelliousness, rich and poor, love and romance, vengeance, nobility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: imperialism, empire, jungle, wilderness, missing person, idealism, uncover truth, self discovery, interracial relations, culture clash, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, captivity, americana, culture clash, native american, colonialism, colonial america, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: adventure, survival, village, crimes, on the run, murder, wilderness, eskimo indian, native american, opposites attract, escapades, family life ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, castaway, ocean, adventure, sailing, survival, lone wolves, self discovery, isolation, sea, storm at sea, violence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: disaster, survival, aviation, arctic, interwar period, nature, rescue attempt, leadership, heroes, daring rescue, adventure, ghost ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Rugged Gold (1994)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman struggles to survive in the Alaskan frontier after separating from her family because of an earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: survival, nature, golddigger, wilderness, missing child, isolation, remarry, child in peril, disaster, catastrophe, parents and children, forces of nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric
Plot: sea, nature, killer animal, elderly, fish, fisherman, escapades, survival, lone wolves, dangerous animal, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
Style: sexy, sexual, melancholic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: island, coming of age, tropical island, teenager, love affair, adventure, teenage pregnancy, survival, castaway, children, romance, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, victorian era
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Old Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, farm, family relations, isolation, winter, nature, mountain, power relations, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
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24%
Mysterious Island (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Mysterious Island is a Canadian television series based on Jules Verne's novel L'Île mystérieuse. It ran for one season in 1995. The beginning of the series is much as in the novel. A group of refugees attempting to escape the American ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: manipulation, leadership, adventure, mysterious character, mind game, survival, confined, mystery, hopes, escapades, disorder, experimenting ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ship, ocean, whale, obsessive quest, hunt down, dangerous animal, rivalry, sea, escapades, self destructing, survival, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.8
 257
Deadliest Sea (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the book Working on the Edge by Spike Walker, Deadliest Sea tells the story of a young man who joins the crew of a King Crab trawler in Alaska seeking to make some real money. The captain of the vessel plays a hunch about where to set traps ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: survival, escapades, forces of nature, ship, inventions and discoveries, ocean, rescue, coast guard, sea, boat, battles, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Turning Tide (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Yann Madec, long-time best mate of Frank Drevil, the star skipper of Global System Insurance, sees his dream come true when he replaces the injured Frank at the last minute for the start of the Vendée Globe. Nine days into the race and leading, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: sea, ocean, contests and competitions, adventure, follow your dream, rivalry, once in a lifetime opportunity, adventurer, escapades, human spirit, ship, sailing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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23%