Movies like Follow the River

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Follow the River (1995)
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Follow the River (1995)
Original name: Follow The River
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 captivity, Wildcat, the Shawnee chief, confers special privileges on Mary and her children, eventually proposing that Mary become his mate. Surprised by her attraction to the handsome brave, Mary nonetheless opts to remain faithful to Will and engineers a plan for her escape. Separated from her children, Mary joins another female settler, and together they embark on a harrowing homeward trek. Her odyssey comes full circle more than a decade later when she is finally reunited with her long-lost children.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, captivity, danger, americana, culture clash, colonialism, adventure, crimes, heroes, confined, missing person, society, escapades, native american, journey, child, family relations, pioneer, interracial relations, captive, american indian, settler ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia

Most similar movies to Follow the River

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about danger, escapades, adventure, survival, wilderness, heroes and confined mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Follow the River: Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997), The Way Back (2010), Robinson Crusoe (1997), Sahara (1983), To Brave Alaska (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kansas, 1868. A wagon train is attacked by a band of Lakota Sioux led by the young and athletic warrior Tokalah. The attractive, red haired Anna Brewster-Morgan and her friend Sarah White are on this wagon train too. When Tokalah noticed a terrified ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, serious
Audience: chick flick
Plot: native american white relationships, native american, interracial romance, squaw, native american attack, captivity, stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, captive woman, moral dilemma, couples, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.3
 109K
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, freedom, survival, prison escape, journey, escape, gulag, pow, danger, world war two, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, desert island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, destiny, danger, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 1K
Sahara (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: desert, sheik, rivalry, confined, crimes, adventurer, adventure, heroes, danger, dishonesty, escapades, prison ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, catastrophe, survival, wilderness, snowstorm, forces of nature, family life, isolation, confined, heroes, babies and infants, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, against the odds, human spirit, survival, on the run, escapades, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feral child, priest, dolphins, culture clash, americana, clergy, society, coming of age, young heroes, adventure, adoption ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, starvation, wilderness, pets, disorder, confined, escapades, adventure, danger, chases and races, fish out of water, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, scenic, tense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, danger, survival, jungle, obsessive quest, bridge, colonialism, lion, heroes, adventurer, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 5K
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: touching, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forces of nature, wolf, adventure, survival, wilderness, animal life, society, danger, little boy, animal attack, wolf pack, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1967
Place: mongolia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 1K
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 ⇓
53%
 6.8
 425
Kidnapped (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, soldier, adventure, corrupted ruler, confined, escapades, pirate, adventurer, rivalry, heroes, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 707
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, survival, danger, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, adventure, on the run, woman in danger, deadly, captivity, gang, confined, danger, chase, violence spree, manhunt ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, treasure hunt, survival, friendship, mountain, contests and competitions, family ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 235
Deadliest Sea (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the book Working on the Edge by Spike Walker, Deadliest Sea tells the story of a young man who joins the crew of a King Crab trawler in Alaska seeking to make some real money. The captain of the vessel plays a hunch about where to set traps ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: survival, escapades, danger, inventions and discoveries, ocean or sea, forces of nature, ship, rescue, coast guard, man overboard, battles, sinking boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 1K
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: atmospheric, epic, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, leadership, hopes, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, danger, friends, friendship, movie business, animal attack, filmmaking, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, survival, airplane, crimes, bounty hunter, danger, adventurer, chase, mountain ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, scenic ...
Plot: native americans, aristocrat, ritual, adventure, survival, captivity, lifestyle, injustice, manhood, danger, interracial relations, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 929
Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostage, hostages, treasure hunt, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: contemplative, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, adventure, mountain, dog sled, snow, wolf, arctic, survival, mouse, biologist, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, island, wilderness, survival, catastrophe, family relations, adventure, danger, environmentalism, battle zone, siblings relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, danger, heroes, dangerous animal, confined, leadership, rivalry, adventure, escapades, rivals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, danger, confined, teenage rape, rape, standoff, showdown, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, wyoming, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Master of Dragonard Hill (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 18th-century British Caribbean colony of St. Joseph's, decadent and hedonistic aristocrats rule with an iron fist and terrorize slaves and suspected criminals with a painful whip called the "dragonard."
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: rebellion, injustice, adventure, escapades, rivalry, adventurer, heroes, danger, against the odds, island, colonialism, pirate captain ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 937
Savage Sam (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: native american white relationships, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, adventure, family, daring rescue, confined, friends, animal life, reincarnation, treasure hunt ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 676
The White Dawn (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stranded 1890s whalers (Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.) corrupt the culture of their Eskimo saviors.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: culture clash, arctic, wilderness, gambling, shipwreck, inuit, racism, forces of nature, society, danger, isolation, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 2K
The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 121 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, heroes, leadership, survival, rescue attempt, zeppelin, danger, ghost, adventure, daring rescue, adventurer, escapades ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%