Movies like Flight of the Phoenix

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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
 6.1
 51K
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, intense, idiotic, road movie, entertaining, interesting ...
Plot: desert, adventure, survival, air disaster, rescue, stranded, introspection, struggle for survival, danger, getting home, human nature, radio, threat, husband wife relationship, water, adaptation, dialogue, chase, existentialism, catastrophe, heroes, designer, cliche, mechanic, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china

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Most similar movies to Flight of the Phoenix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about danger, survival, escapades, adventure, catastrophe, rescue and natural disaster mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Flight of the Phoenix: Alive (1993), Daylight (1996), The Perfect Storm (2000), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Sanctum (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, survival, airplane, pilot, thirst, sahara, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, middle east, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 50K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, danger, catastrophe, human spirit, human nature, isolation, against the odds, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, south america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 65K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, catastrophe, natural disaster, rescue, weatherman, male camaraderie, sea disaster, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, portugal, boston, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, ship, adventure, cruise, survival, race against time, passenger, hysteria, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
50%
The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.
Style: suspense, scenic, atmospheric, surprise ending
Plot: interracial romance, survival, wilderness, mountain, snow, crash landing, stranger, black man white woman relationship, peril, near death experience, plane crash, animal attack ...
Time: 2010s
Place: idaho, manhattan new york city, utah, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 64K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tornado, adventure, small town, chaos, rescue, danger, family relations, teenage life, obsessive quest, forces of nature, catastrophe, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, christmas, new year's eve, survival, adventure, save the day, daring rescue, deadly, danger, isolation, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
47%
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: desert, survival, friendship, teenage life, adventure, on the run, rescue, youth, danger, gang, poacher, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, alaska, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 97K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, drowning, shipwreck, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 75K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, desperation, adventure, ocean or sea, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Jurassic Park III (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for ...
Style: exciting, intense, suspenseful, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, fantasy world, rescue, island, tyrannosaurus rex, survival, pterodactyl, dangerous animal, danger, jungle, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 9K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, airplane, hijacking, bermuda triangle, rescue, underwater, airport, survival, airplane hijack, danger, race against time, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, frogman, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nature Unleashed: Avalanche (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It begins on a glacier nestled on a frozen peak high in the wild Ural Mountains of Russia, kissed by clouds, the top of the world. A lonely, forbidding place, it's home to THOM CUSSLER and brother, JOCK, a pair of transplanted westerners ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: catastrophe, survival, danger, race against time, rescue, save the day, avalanche, adventure, mountain, profanity, out of the way, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane crashes. The pair avoid each other at first, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: island, survival, initially antagonists, stranded, adventure, jungle, opposites attract, air disaster, love and romance, battle of the sexes, fall in love, castaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, usa, tahiti, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 193K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, forces of nature, mountain climbing, beautiful scenery, stranded, adventure, climbing, blizzard, death, against the odds, natural disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, nepal, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 1.6
 11K
Titanic II (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspense, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, ship, tsunami, sinking ship, survival, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, escapades, danger, race against time, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, race against time, ship, catastrophe, adventure, sinking ship, cruise, escapades, danger, forces of nature, shipwreck, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 80s, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, adventure, storm at sea, courage, sinking ship, ocean, rescue mission, daring rescue, coast guard, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 472
Death Valley (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends head to the desert to attend a winter rave. Instead, it turns into the trip to hell when they meet up with a couple of bad locals.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, danger, crimes, escapades, buddies, gang, deadly, chases and races, rivalry, murder, rave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 80K
Dante's Peak (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, small town, volcano, volcanic eruption, mayor, rescue, scientist, forces of nature, adventure, race against time, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.4
 2K
Ashanti (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, slave, danger, village life, missing person, intrigue, hostages, race against time, village, terrorism, hostage, rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Airplane vs. Volcano (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive - without landing.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, survival, adventure, save the day, danger, control room, spouse in danger, forces of nature, heroes, military, catastrophe, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.7
 2K
Supernova (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A international science conference is held in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard mysteriously disappears Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, race against time, danger, adventure, government agency, save the planet, heroic mission, car accident, universe, astronomer ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, taj mahal, pentagon, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 10K
Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, exciting
Plot: desert, world war one, survival, coming of age, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, danger, escapades, culture clash, bedouin, british soldier, journey ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, jordan, ottoman empire, arabia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, skyscraper, firefighter, rescue, survival, race against time, fire, explosion, negligence, hysteria, escape attempt, evacuation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, survival, terrorism, save the day, confined, adventure, danger, daring rescue, race against time, undercover, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, danger, adventure, mischievous children, orphan, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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