Movies like Fitzcarraldo

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Fitzcarraldo (1982)
 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 production. He discovers a hidden forest of rubber trees that is well protected by rapids, but the only way to get there is via a river on the other side of a small group of mountains. Fitzcarraldo therefore hires natives to pull his steamship over the mountain.
Style: tense, stylized, exciting, offbeat, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mad, cerebral, epic ...
Plot: steamship, amazon river, ambition, jungle, dreams, boat, adventure, god or devil, native, rain, follow your dream, obsessive quest, hopes, rainy, blind ambition, tribe, human nature, native americans, escapades, disorder, mistaken identity, leadership, plantation, imperialism, opera house ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south america, peru, latin america, brazil

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Most similar movies to Fitzcarraldo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and visually appealing films with plots about adventure, escapades, storytelling, danger, catastrophe, death and mentor mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Fitzcarraldo: The Mission (1986), The Mosquito Coast (1986), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Slave Coast (1987), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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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 ...
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100%
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%
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 ⇓
61%
 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 ⇓
61%
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Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, bleak, scary, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, immortality, blood, small town, surrealism, deadly, supernatural, danger, hidden identity, deadly creature, plague, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, bulgaria, europe, black sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, depressing, fairy tale ...
Plot: shaman, amazon rainforest, amazon tribe, amazon river, nature, amazon jungle, cultural difference, explorer, wilderness, cult, religion, dream ...
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 24K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, serious ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, kids in trouble, culture clash, suicide, adventure, human nature, danger, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 9K
Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, deadly, society, unlikely criminals, love affair, military life, infidelity, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, tribe, adoption, child abduction, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, amazon, rain forest, deforestation, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, exciting, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, movie business, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, danger, friends, friendship, hunting, animal attack, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
25%
Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, allegory, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, warning, murder, curses spells and rituals, factory, village life, village, dream, surrealism, mountain, hallucination, existentialism ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: germany, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 2K
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: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, leadership, survival, rescue attempt, zeppelin, adventure, getting home, danger, ghost, escapades, daring rescue, disgraced ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Last Flight Out (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hot-shot pilot Dan Hogan is sent deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue missionary doctor Ann Williams. Caught between innocent villagers and a ruthless drug lord, Ann won't abandon the people she has come to love.
Style: uplifting, serious, suspenseful, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: village, jungle, human spirit, daring rescue, adventure, redemption, escapades, race against time, danger, society, hopes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
23%
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 7.2
 47K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, expedition, adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 40s ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 124K
The Walk (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, based on true events, breathtaking ...
Plot: skyscraper, world trade center manhattan new york city, ambition, obsession, danger, escapades, artists and showbiz, planning, circus performer, street performer, follow your dream, world trade center ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1974, future
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Chac: The Rain God (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, Panama
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspense
Plot: survival, village, mountain, heroes, danger, escapades, supernatural, obsessive quest, religions or cults, starvation, destiny, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.3
 25K
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, touching, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, wilderness, survival, cold weather, nature, russian soldier, tiger, culture clash, imperialism, respect, adventurer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.3
 245
Hotel Colonial (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the Amazon jungle. But it's every man for himself. And ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: jungle, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, drug dealing, terrorism, danger, mistaken identity, deadly, adventure, female director ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, rescue, escapades, hopes, friends, danger, stranded ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s, post world war two
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
21%
 6.8
 4K
Lord Jim (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.
Style: epic, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, tunnel, shame, honor, cowardice, leadership, adventurer, escapades, downfall, adventure, hopes, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, 80s
Place: indonesia, southeast asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: german, human nature, youth, misfit, exploitation, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, dungeon, village life, village, feral man ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 6K
Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: forces of nature, adventure, survival, wolf, wilderness, danger, society, wolf pack, little boy, animal life, animal attack, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
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21%
 6.6
 13K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: family relations, settler, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, danger, escapades, isolation, husband wife relationship, tree ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert island, survival, shipwreck, friendship, island, adventure, danger, adventurer, destiny, stranded on an island, ocean, jungle ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%