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The Emerald Forest (1985)
 6.9
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The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when Bill's adventure truly begins. For his son is now a grown tribesman who moves skillfully through this beautiful-but-dangerous terrain, fearful only of those who would exploit it. And as Bill attempts to "rescue" him from the savagery of the untamed jungle, Tommy challenges Bill's idea of true civilization and his notions about who needs rescuing.
Style: thought provoking, exciting, atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh, touching, scenic ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, tribe, adoption, child abduction, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, amazon, deforestation, rain forest, adventure, culture clash, crimes, heroes, family relations, parents and children, obsessive quest, danger, society, escapades, rescue, indians, missing child, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india

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Most similar movies to The Emerald Forest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, jungle, culture clash, murder and heroes mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Emerald Forest: Apocalypto (2006), Where the River Runs Black (1986), The Mission (1986), The Mosquito Coast (1986), Medicine Man (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, harsh, tense, serious ...
Plot: survival, tribe, slavery, chase, manhunt, native, adventure, death, solar eclipse, warrior, prophecy, jungle ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
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75%
Where the River Runs Black (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, priest, feral child, dolphins, coming of age, heroes, adventurer, orphan, rivalry, clergy, young heroes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: missionary, jungle, culture clash, malaria, civilization, amazon, adventure, adventurer, escapades, danger, society, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 59K
The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: slavery, mission, clergy, jungle, native americans, punishment, interracial relations, peaceful mission, hopes, wilderness, murder, religions or cults ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, brazil, portugal, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, danger, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, latin america, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 22K
Medicine Man (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: jungle, cure, opposites attract, cancer, amazon jungle, rain forest, medical research, doctor, love and romance, adventure, romance, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, adventure, jungle, danger, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, bridge ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 52K
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, amazon rainforest, river, alone, rescue, raft, israeli, ends with biographical notes, hallucination, cross country trip ...
Time: 20th century
Place: bolivia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 2K
Xingu (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, family relations, escapades, jungle, tribe, native, society, expedition, siblings relations, indian tribe, latin american history, brazilian history ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, society, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
River of Death (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: jungle, adventurer, mad scientist, betrayal, chase, investigation, vengeance, heroic mission, daring rescue, treasure hunt, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1965, 1960s, year 1945 ...
Place: south america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Beyond Rangoon (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, suspense, intense, emotional ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, haunted by the past, leadership, heroes, lone hero, political unrest, doctor, adaptation, justice, family drama, revolution ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: burma, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, adventure, diamonds, adventurer, amazon, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, bounty hunter, gold, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 33K
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru, Brazil
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: steamship, amazon river, ambition, jungle, dreams, boat, adventure, leadership, escapades, blind ambition, tribe, native americans ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south america, peru, latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, survival, danger, adventurer, bounty hunter, chase, crimes, mountain ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 527
Code Red (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychologically disturbed solider is forced to come out of retirement to find his brother who has disappeared in the jungle but nothing can prepare him for the alien nightmare he is plunged into.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Plot: alien encounter, soldier, adventure, rescue, missing person, danger, deadly, escapades, military, jungle, government coverup, secret base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 457
Amazon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Finland, Brazil, France, Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local woman warns him about the possible consequences ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: jungle, tribe, rain forest, destiny, love affair, survival, adventurer, society, danger, escapades, adventure, treasure hunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 2K
White Slave (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman seeks vengeance and finds love when her parents are killed in the Amazon and she is taken prisoner by an indigenous tribe of headhunters.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: amazon, murder, jungle, prisoner, survival, adventure, danger, confined, cannibal, violence, hostage, enslavement ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.9
 55K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, expedition, danger, forces of nature, underground, adventure, deathtrap, panic, struggle for survival, death, underwater cave ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Let's Get Harry (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Harry Burck has been kidnapped by South American terrorists, and when the US Government refuses to intervene, Harry's friends decide to take matters into their own hands!
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, buddy movie, cult film ...
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, rescue, hostage, friendship, adventure, missing person, escapades, deadly, crimes, good versus evil, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 7K
Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: slave trade, rescue, treasure hunt, survival, political unrest, culture clash, master and servant, danger, rebelliousness, rich and poor, imperialism, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, west africa, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 4K
Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, escape, fugitives, chase, manhunt, danger, rescue, adventure, prison life, captivity, disguise ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, opposites attract, danger, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, legends and myths, amazon, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Breed Apart (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A conservationist and a widow meet a mountain climber hired to steal bald-eagle eggs.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: recluse, island, vietnam veteran, rock climbing, eagle, wilderness, rivalry, danger, environmentalism, crossbow, hunter, hunting ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, jungle, butterfly, adventure, family life, parents and children, family relations, tragic hero, single parent, child illness, disability, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, latin america, costa rica, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Style: absurd, scenic, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: jungle, tarzan, feral child, animal attack, gorilla, slavery, revenge, survival, betrayal, brutality, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: africa, london, united kingdom, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, martial arts, jungle, one man army, heroes, rescue, heroic mission, military life, adventure, soldier, confined, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, thailand, asia, saigon, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Kidnapped (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. When staunch Stuart dynasty supporter Alan Breck Stewart ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, danger, escapades, confined, corrupted ruler, adventure, soldier, crimes, pirate, adventurer, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting
Plot: prophecy, jungle, heroic mission, obsessive quest, heroes, supernatural, danger, escapades, society, clergy, search, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 17th century
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%