Movies like Deliverance

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Deliverance (1972)
 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, cult film, disturbing, atmospheric, intense, psychological ...
Plot: wilderness, hillbilly, adventure, canoe, survival, friendship, survivor, rape, danger, rescue, murder, hunting, boat, sheriff, nightmare, interrogation, cover up, river, banjo, justice, visceral, unlikely friendships, storytelling, cowboy, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa

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Most similar movies to Deliverance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and harsh films with plots about danger, survival, escapades, adventure, dialogue, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Deliverance: Jungle (2017), Southern Comfort (1981), Black Sea (2014), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Way Back (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
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Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: jungle, survival, adventurer, river, amazon rainforest, raft, alone, israeli, rescue, ends with biographical notes, hallucination, survivor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: bolivia, south america
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100%
Southern Comfort (1981)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: swamp, wilderness, survival, soldier, murder, violence, on the run, joke, national guard, cajun, killing an animal, trap ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 34K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, sea, treasure hunt, boat, gold, adventure, ocean or sea, danger, sunken ship, survival, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, factual ...
Plot: native americans, wilderness, survival, adventure, rocky mountains, native, interracial relations, respect, hunting, mountain man, lone wolves, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.3
 108K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, freedom, journey, prison escape, escape, world war two, gulag, pow, danger, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 219K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, tense, scenic ...
Plot: marijuana, utopia, beach, obsessive quest, tourist, delusion, island, survival, map, secret place, community, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 26K
Runaway Train (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: train, train ride, chases and races, prison warden, wilderness, survival, secret hideout, save the day, race against time, adventure, prison escape, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 66K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, sole survivor, danger, stranded, mountain, youth, ski resort, survival horror, snow, skiing, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
45%
 6.7
 36K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: wilderness, hunter, survival, mercenary, little boy, obsessive quest, danger, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, missing father, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
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45%
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: atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wilderness, bear, danger, adventure, dangerous animal, youth, isolation, self discovery, survivor, boy, child in peril ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, yukon
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43%
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 ⇓
43%
 6.9
 6K
Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, family relations, danger, crimes, human nature, parents and children, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, small town life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
40%
 8.0
 685K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native american, lone hero, violence, snow, native americans, old west, grizzly bear, bear attack, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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, 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 ⇓
39%
 6.8
 11K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 4K
Escape (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, adventure, on the run, woman in danger, deadly, captivity, gang, confined, danger, chase, violence spree, manhunt ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 330
Edge of Honor (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of scouts stumble onto a cache of stolen weapons hidden in a forest. They meet up with a girl and get involved with the men who originally stole the weapons. The men try to shoot the scouts every time - but are thwarted at the end.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, lumberjack, weapons, forest, dead children, escapades, chases and races, danger, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 10K
Orca (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, harsh, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer whale, whale, ocean or sea, dangerous animal, vengeance, survival, obsession, adventure, rescue, gory, deadly, ship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: antarctica, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.2
 44K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, track down, gunfight, drifter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: wilderness, bear attack, native american, adventure, survival, vengeance, forces of nature, isolation, danger, lone wolves, wounded, violence ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, danger, village life, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, power, nature, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, latin america, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 4K
The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, island, survival, kidnapping, isolation, rescue, supernatural, against the odds, missing person, heroic mission, time travel ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, expedition, betrayal, adventure, river, heroic mission, danger, escapades, exploration, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
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