Movies like The Earthling

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The Earthling (1980)
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The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in an accident in this remote inhospitable territory. Being unable to accompany the boy back to the civilized world he reluctantly takes him with him on his trip to that valley and teaches him in a rugged way how to survive ...
Style: serious, surreal
Plot: survival, orphan, wilderness, tragedy, adventure, youth, heroes, adventurer, danger, human nature, isolation, escapades, culture clash, young heroes, journey, hunting, cancer, death, climbing, old man, boy, kangaroo, dying man, eagle, camping ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to The Earthling

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and atmospheric films with plots about escapades, adventure, survival, danger, wilderness, heroes and catastrophe mostly in Adventure, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Earthling: Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Call of the Wild (1992), White Water Summer (1987), Follow the River (1995), The Aviator (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, serious, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: child abuse, racism, punishment, australian outback, culture clash, survival, kidnapping, life is a bitch, hopes, outback, aborigine, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, africa
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100%
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 ⇓
72%
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, endurance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, heroes, society, confined ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
63%
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Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele' , this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: ocean, family relations, youth, rescue, coming of age, family, adventure, escapades, young heroes, friends, ocean or sea, ship ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, adventure, hopes, young heroes, family, heroes, adventurer, wilderness, family life, adoption, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Burke & Wills (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: desert, rescue attempt, maze, aborigine, countdown, journey, outback, sandstorm, journalist, tragedy, obsessive quest, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, year 1953, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Far Off Place (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped only with their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, ...
Style: touching, exciting, scenic, inspirational, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: desert, survival, friendship, teenage life, adventure, on the run, rescue, youth, danger, gang, pursuit, poacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, alaska, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, serious, offbeat
Plot: viking, human spirit, survival, rivalry, obsessive quest, escapades, good versus evil, wilderness, human nature, heroic mission, adventurer, danger ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 11th century
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: catastrophe, survival, leadership, heroes, rescue attempt, zeppelin, ghost, daring rescue, getting home, danger, adventurer, disgraced ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, obsessive quest, adventurer, beautiful scenery, journey, camel, outback, self discovery, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, danger, leadership, dishonesty, rivalry, hopes, political unrest, culture clash, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, atmospheric
Plot: bear, overalls, siblings relations, survival, wilderness, child in peril, youth, dangerous animal, heroes, danger, adventure, escapades ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, gloomy, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: starvation, wilderness, survival, pets, fish out of water, danger, adventure, escapades, chases and races, confined, forces of nature, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, sexy ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, wilderness, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, wilderness, gold, survival, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, animals, wilderness, survival, friendship, animal life, family, heroic mission, on the run, rescue, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Archer (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1860s, Dave Powers, apprentice to a horse trainer, volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race. Their start is 600 miles from Melbourne, and the journey is anything but easy. Of course, the pair have numerous adventures along the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: horse, wilderness, survival, on the road, friends, rivalry, race against time, chases and races, ambition, contests and competitions, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative, uplifting ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, adventure, mountain, dog sled, snow, wolf, arctic, survival, mouse, biologist, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". This movie attempts to re-create the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: catastrophe, mountaineer, climbing, forces of nature, leadership, survival, human spirit, wilderness, danger, adventure, adventurer, mountain ...
Place: himalaya, asia, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, orphan, adventure, mischievous children, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Flight of the Grey Wolf (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youth (Russ Hanson) attempts to re-introduce a domesticated wolf to the wild.
Style: serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, escapades, family, adventure, misfit, danger, heroes, survival, mistaken identity, fish out of water, on the run, animal life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, survival, adventure, heroes, danger, young heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, wartime life, rescue, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
38%
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A diverse group of individuals struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert after their passenger plane crashes.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, rivalry, deadly, danger, wilderness, forces of nature, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, isolation, dangerous animal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, wilderness, survival, innocence lost, human nature, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, isolation, youth, danger, against the rules, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%