Movies like Crusoe 1988

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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and atmospheric films with plots about survival, escapades, isolation, adventure, danger, confined and island mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like Crusoe: Castaway (1986), Cast Away (2000), Man Friday (1975), Before Tomorrow (2008), Stranded (2002). 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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: desert island, survival, island, friendship, shipwreck, adventure, danger, destiny, ocean, cannibal, jungle, stranded on an island ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
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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, serious, scenic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desert island, adventure, island, friendship, sexy woman, survival, deserted island, couples, fish out of water, adaptation, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: captivating, serious, suspense, cerebral, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, sole survivor, solitude, adventure, tropical island, air disaster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, catastrophe, rescue, snowstorm, danger, escapades, babies and infants, confined, heroes, isolation, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, biting
Plot: island, survival, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, racism, fish out of water, isolation, moral dilemma, power relations, buddies, escapades, confined ...
Time: 17th century
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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: humorous, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, island, isolation, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, shipwreck, stranded, pets, confined, cannibalism, slavery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
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46%
Before Tomorrow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: native, isolation, survival, human spirit, friendship, wilderness, family relations, golden years, hopes, youth, escapades, elderly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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32%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: island, cannibalism, isolation, friendship, survival, friends, wisdom of life, sea disaster, storm, wise man, escapades, survivor ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ⇓
30%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: obsessive quest, adventure, ocean or sea, ocean, human spirit, survival, self discovery, lone wolves, escapades, dangerous animal, fisherman, fishing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: serious, captivating, exciting, suspense, factual ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, danger, ocean, escapades, lost at sea, rescue, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
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27%
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Nova Zembla (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nova Zembla tells the gripping true story of the legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: survival, ship, danger, adventurer, adventure, isolation, island, cold, sea voyage, trial, escapades, confined ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sounds of Sand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the one hand, there's the desert eating away at the land. The endless dry season, the lack of water. On the other there's the threat of war. The village well has run dry. The livestock is dying. Trusting their instinct, most of the ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in danger, on the road, survival, starvation, militant, parents and children, survivor, desert, village, social relations, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, confined, escapades, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: island, adventure, love affair, survival, ocean or sea, romance, love and romance, teenager, danger, ocean, tropical island, exploring sexuality ...
Time: 90s, victorian, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, adventure, state affairs, culture clash, fish out of water, religions or cults, family relations, interracial relations, redemption, romance, mother son relationship, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s, 1810s
Place: hawaii, usa, boston, connecticut, yale university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, survival, couples, wilderness, escapades, danger, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, couple relations, strong female presence, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Wild Ones (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Five juvenile delinquents break out of jail and attempt to make their way to a house in the Mendoza foothills of Argentina.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: survival, getting home, juvenile delinquency, hopes, youth, escapades, society, social decay, human nature, wilderness, disintegration, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Gate (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot's Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity.
Style: disturbing, captivating, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: survival, confined, against humanity, captivity, political repression, ideology, mass murder, communism, communist, genocide, crime against humanity
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein, USA
Duration: 120 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: island, pirate, rape, torture, lighthouse, survival, danger, adventure, good versus evil, confined, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, stylized ...
Plot: desert, danger, communication problem, disorder, fish out of water, survival, culture clash, escapades, hunger, misfit, on the road, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Singing Women (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An island off the coast of Turkey is about to be evacuated due to a possible earthquake but its inhabitants have been stricken with a mysterious illness, consigning them to an uncertain fate.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspense, surreal ...
Plot: island, isolation, family relations, elderly, aging, confined, dysfunctional family, best friends, plague, family problems, friends, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Among Wolves (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: EntreLobos (AmongWolves) tells the remarkable story of a poor country boy named Marcos, who at the age of 7 is handed over to his father's employer, a rich landowner, who in turn delivers him to a life of labor with a hermetic goatherd in an ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, based on true events
Plot: survival, friendship, animal life, danger, escapades, adventure, beautiful scenery, loneliness, male protagonist, nature, cave, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 461
Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, family problems, undercover, hidden identity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dishonesty, obsessive quest, redemption, orphan, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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20%
The Art of Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, adventurer, self discovery, escapades, prank, youth, friends, travel, adventure, canceled wedding, honeymoon, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
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20%
Fires on the Plain (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the final days of World War II, occupying Japanese forces in the Philippines face resistance from the local population and the American offensive. The dwindling Japanese soldiers attempt to survive through the horrors of war.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: survival, war, danger, military life, isolation, confined, escapades, japanese soldier, rivalry, world war two, graphic violence, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Blind Flight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman John McCarthy's extraordinary relationship as hostages of militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, hostage, captivity, prison life, introspection, hopes, confined, isolation, culture clash, prison, society, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east, lebanon
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20%
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: family relations, catastrophe, island, wilderness, survival, rescue, escapades, adventure, danger, battle zone, siblings relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: labor union, family relations, farm, family life, workplace situations, down on your luck, against the odds, survival, society, life is a bitch, labor, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%