Movies like A Cry in the Wild

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A Cry in the Wild (1990)
 5.5
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A Cry in the Wild (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wilderness, bear, adventure, youth, self discovery, dangerous animal, danger, isolation, boy, survivor, family, confined, animal life, escapades, coming of age, child in peril, profanity, teenager, dog, air disaster, pilot, survivalist, axe, sole survivor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, yukon

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Most similar movies to A Cry in the Wild

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about danger, survival, escapades, adventure, wilderness, heroes and confined mostly in Adventure, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Cry in the Wild: Survival Quest (1988), Kid Colter (1985), Bear (2010), Shadow of the Wolf (1992), Grizzly Rage (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 920
Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostage, hostages, treasure hunt, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 215
Kid Colter (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Boston boy escapes from spies and survives in the wild with tricks from his mountain-man father.
Style: semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, wilderness, kidnapping, survival, family, danger, escapades, heroes, espionage, confined, adventure, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.8
 1K
Bear (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Two young couples are driving through a remote forest when their car breaks down. When a run-in with a curious grizzly bear ends up with the bear being shot to death, the bear's mate arrives on the scene and vengefully attacks their van. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: grizzly bear, bear attack, bear, forest, survival, danger, dangerous animal, out of the way, in the woods, confined, wilderness, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: adventure, survival, village, wilderness, murder, danger, on the run, crimes, eskimo indian, righting the wronged, family life, village life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 2.6
 1K
Grizzly Rage (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious
Plot: grizzly bear, adventure, dangerous animal, wilderness, killer animal, danger, deadly, isolation, on the road, youth, survival, forest ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, danger, rivalry, family, contests and competitions, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Against the Wild (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The action-packed feature film tells the dramatic tale of two siblings and their Alaskan Malamute, who must make an emergency landing when their small plane has engine problems. They find themselves in a beautiful but potentially dangerous natural ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, survival, youth, missing child, danger, escapades, family problems, wilderness, pets, cave, salmon, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 928
True Heart (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A brother and sister are plane-wrecked in Canada, where they must rely on the help of a native and his bear.
Style: atmospheric, serious
Plot: overalls, bear, dangerous animal, disorder, kids in trouble, family relations, isolation, teenage life, forces of nature, siblings relations, survival, wilderness ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a bank robbery, four criminals escape to Mexico, but a storm causes an accident which takes down the plane where several die in the crash. The criminals take it into their own hands to continue when one survivor is attacked and eaten by a ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crocodile, adventure, animal horror, survival, dangerous animal, criminal heroes, danger, daring rescue, chases and races, confined, wilderness, stolen money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 238K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, isolation, wolf, dangerous animal, air disaster, snow, male camaraderie, stranded, danger, death, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 673
Roar (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After his photojournalist brother gets killed by a white tigress in the jungles of the Sundarbans, Pandit and his team of commandos enter the prohibited core area of the forest to avenge his death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: escapades, jungle, adventure, danger, deadly, chases and races, survival, bollywood, animal life, dangerous animal, track down, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 112
Castle Rock (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Left alone in the wilderness after her grandfather suffers a heart attack, a teenage girl is befriended by a mysterious drifter. Soon, she finds herself on the adventure of her life when her new acquaintance turns out to be a fugitive from justice ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, desert, adventure, survival, teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, danger, escapades, wanted, wanted man, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 97K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, hillbilly, adventure, canoe, survival, friendship, survivor, rape, danger, rescue, murder, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 634
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, serious, atmospheric, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: survival, adventure, danger, farm, family relations, wilderness, elderly, isolation, deadly, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Soviet cargo ship carrying medical opium gets attacked by pirates of an unknown nationality. The crew is left to die on a sinking ship but they manage to escape and now must fight the pirates for survival.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: adventure, ship, pirate, ocean or sea, survival, danger, escapades, confined, rivalry, hijacking, martial arts, murder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 58K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, expedition, adventurer, adventure, forces of nature, daring rescue, danger, heroic mission, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 2K
The Gauntlet (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a sunken Castle underneath the earth, five strangers wake. They have no food. No memory. No water. And no way out. These strangers are from every normal walk of life, yet they each have a secret. They don’t know it yet, but they’re capable of ...
Style: psychological, tense, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, riddles and clues, trapped, danger, isolation, captivity, dungeon, adventure, escapades, confined, strong violent content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 739
Storm Bound (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A ripping adventure yarn about teenage boys who join the crew of a ship of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. After a dramatic shipwreck and escape from an attack by natives, they must make their way to safety by themselves.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, island, adventure, heroes, survival, isolation, fall in love, confined, danger, youth, escapades, ocean or sea ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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In Desert and Wilderness (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When 15 year old Stas Tarkowski and 9 year old Nel Rawlinson are kidnapped by rebels fighting for the great Arab leader - the Mahdi - their fathers desperately organize a search party. But the Mahdi uprising is spreading rapidly across North Africa ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, reunion, self discovery, confined, danger, adventure, siblings relations, desert, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, north africa, sudan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a plea-bargain to clear their school records, a group of misfit teens ventures into the majestic but unforgiving wilderness to help a young naturalist save the vanishing wolves. After they encountered unexpected incident, they are aided by the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, misfit, adventurer, mountain, animal life, friends, teenage life, family life, survival, danger, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.9
 491
The Feeding (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A werewolf pursues campers in the Appalachian Mountains. Consumed by its legendary bloodlust, the creature begins the hunt for its oldest and most dangerous prey: Man. Special Agent Jack Driscoll has seen this before. The beast is his obsession and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: mountain, special agents, obsessive quest, wilderness, teenage life, survival, dangerous animal, deadly, youth, supernatural, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A two-week trek through the Cascade Mountains tries the survival instincts of five adventurous teenagers. At first, it's all a good time. Shooting the rapids, exploring caves and making new friends. But when an accident occurs, Mother Nature ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, cave, wolf, hiking, heroes, adventure, friendship, survival, treasure hunt, family life, forces of nature, adventurer ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Vivero Letter (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man in Central America finds his brother's murdered body. It turns out that his brother has been murdered because he knows the whereabouts of a lost city in the jungle. The man teams up with a search expedition and goes off to hunt for these ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: jungle, lost city, murder, betrayal, dishonesty, escapades, adventure, chases and races, chase, graphic violence, adventurer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.9
 53K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, danger, forces of nature, adventure, isolation, underwater, underground, deathtrap, water, struggle for survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 3K
Fortress (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After being kidnapped by four, masked men, a teacher and her students rebel by plotting against the criminals.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: survival, kidnapping, school, teacher, revenge, underground, escapades, adventure, criminal heroes, confined, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 933
Arctic Blue (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An environmentalist gets involved in transporting an accused killer (Ben) from an isolated Alaskan town to the authorities. Ben is determined to escape, and his fellow trappers are ready to help
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, airplane, chases and races, danger, adventure, odd couple, escapades, on the run, crimes, confined, heroes, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, teenage life, danger, youth, young heroes, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Plot: grizzly bear, wilderness, bear attack, survival, bear, dangerous animal, danger, family relations, siblings relations, animal attack, brother brother relationship, camping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: alaska, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 707
Caught Inside (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Surfing charters are meant to be a trip to Paradise. With six male surfers stuck on a boat, there's bound to be some friction. When two of the surf crew are replaced at the last minute with girls - the heat is turned way up. The one single girl ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: survival, danger, rivalry, isolation, trapped, ship, confined, losing-it hero, ocean or sea, psychopath, surfing, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.5
 774
Mandrake (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An expedition led by adventurer Darren McCall and funded by the wealthy Harry Vargas braves the impenetrable jungle to retrieve a fabled bejeweled dagger from an ancient burial ground. But pulling the dagger from its rightful resting place awakens ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: chaos, survival, adventurer, jungle, danger, escapades, dangerous animal, rivalry, adventure, curse, ritual, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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