Movies like The Great Elephant Escape

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The Great Elephant Escape (1995)
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The Great Elephant Escape (1995)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young boys help an elephant escape from an African animal orphanage when he is bought by a wealthy American. The trio dodge poachers, the police and lions on a journey they'll never forget.
Plot: orphan, lion, poacher, boy, ranch, hyena, child protagonist, elephant, african tribe, guide, interracial friendship, human animal relationship, necklace, american abroad, harmonica, mother son relationship
Place: africa, kenya

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Most similar movies to The Great Elephant Escape

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and semi serious films with plots about elephant, lion, orphan, jungle, adventure, poacher and child protagonist mostly in Adventure, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like The Great Elephant Escape: Ivory Hunters (1990), An Elephant's Journey (2017), The Last Safari (1967), Escape from Angola (1976), Mister Moses (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ivory Hunters (1990)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ruthless elephant killers are confronted by determined conservationists.
Plot: elephant, poacher, poaching, corruption, photojournalist, murder, love interest, death threat, wildlife, revenge, police officer, slaughterhouse ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
An Elephant's Journey (2017)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lost orphan boy and a giant elephant team up to take down an elephant poaching syndicate.
Plot: elephant, poacher, orphan, safari, uncle nephew relationship, uncle, lost, nephew, lost child, aunt, aunt nephew relationship, jungle ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Last Safari (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hunter stalks a killer elephant.
Plot: safari, elephant, big game hunter, village, death of friend, animal attack, hunting, male friendship, hunter, american abroad, male bonding, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti (2016)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two kids and their dog must use all their skills to survive in the African bush after a plane crash.
Plot: hyena, elephant, giraffe, air disaster, dog, lion, leopard, zebra
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Escape from Angola (1976)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Adventure - Moving to the unspoiled terrain of Africa was a risk the Mallory family survived. This family of animal trainers soon find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives after their truck breaks down deep in the African bush. They ...
Plot: explorer, insurgent, animals, lion, wildlife, animal, rancher, ranch
Place: angola, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 260
Mister Moses (1965)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A con man on the run in Africa aids a minister's daughter by helping lead a local tribe to their new homeland.
Plot: con artists, evacuation, bible, missionary, helicopter, elephant, witch doctor, village, jeep, magic, relocation, fire ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Lucky Elephant (2013)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a far away land of jungles and wild animals, there lived a little orphan boy who was all alone in the world. But he knew that no matter how hard life can be, it's always better if you can share it with a friend. This is the story of how he ...
Plot: orphan, friendship, elephant, poverty
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 342
Missing Link (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A million years ago in Africa: the last of the ape-humans is on flight from the humans, who killed the rest of his clan. Alone, seeking others of his kind, he traverses steps, deserts and mountains until he reaches the coast. But there are already ...
Style: one man show
Plot: wilderness, dream, desert, snake, ocean, wandering, urination, animal, animals, neanderthal, axe, no dialogue ...
Time: prehistoric times
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.0
 80
Tusks (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roger Singh is an animal poacher with hate in his heart, and revenge on his mind. Embittered by a recent stint in prison, Singh returns to the forbidden ivory trade only to lock horns with new game warden and former friend Mark Smith, whose ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, rivalry, animal life, ex convict, revenge, ladies man, naked woman, woman in bathtub, nudity (full frontal - brief), elephant, poacher, tent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 535
The Lion (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young Tina lives with her mother and stepfather on a wildlife reserve in Kenya. While her stepfather believes this is a wonderful environment for her to grow up in, her mother becomes increasingly concerned by her behaviour. These concerns are ...
Plot: lion, stepfather, ex husband ex wife relationship, warrior, jungle, husband wife reunion, girl, husband wife relationship, family relations, stepfather stepdaughter relationship
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
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Cheetah (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: cheetah, disney, child in peril, rhinoceros, poacher, teenage life, family, elephant, adventure, odd couple, orphan, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Settlement of Crows (1978)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 64 min.
Story: First movie of the famous Czech adventure trilogy: Osada Havranů Na veliké rece Volání rodu
Plot: countryside, boy, male objectification, child protagonist
Time: stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 457
Savage Harvest (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family in Africa is besieged by a group of lions, driven mad by the drought. They have to survive multiple attacks but some colleagues are eaten by the lions.
Plot: trapped, lion, hunter, singing, hyena, rifle, piano, animal attack, fire, trapped in a building, family relations, exploding car ...
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mara of the Wilderness (1965)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An altruistic park ranger stumbles upon a beautiful but feral young girl who spent most of her life being raised by a pack of white wolves. But his plans to tame her wild ways are cut short when an enterprising trapper hears about her story and sets ...
Style: serious
Plot: wilderness, feral child, danger, adventure, orphan, escapades, animal life, in the woods, park ranger, cabin, bear, barefoot ...
Time: 60s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 121
Born Free (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of two married game wardens in Kenya. George Adamson and Diana Muldaur live with their adopted lioness Elsa the Lioness, where they protect the animals in the surrounding area from all sorts of danger, both natural and human.
Style: wild
Plot: lion, poacher, nature, jungle, wildlife, animal rights, lion cub, based on movie
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: jungle, dolphins, priest, feral child, young heroes, escapades, adventurer, youth, clergy, coming of age, heroes, orphan ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 45
Scavengers (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A college professor and his ex-girlfriend find themselves being hunted by the CIA, the KGB and an African drug smuggler. Seems they have inadvertently gotten information that would show how the KGB gave the CIA state secrets in return for a cut of ...
Plot: college professor, kgb, drug smuggling, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, bible, cia
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Captains of the Sands (2011)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 96 min.
Story: About the life and adventures of a gang of abandoned street kids known as "Capitães da Areia" (Captains of the Sands), in Salvador, Bahia, during the 1950s.
Plot: brazilian, female director, outcast, poverty, teenage boy, boy, death, infection, orphan, homelessness, street kid, burglar ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: northeast brazil, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After he is orphaned by an air raid on Port Said during the Suez Crisis, a young boy attempts to go by himself from the Suez Canal to Durban in South Africa where his nearest relative, Aunt Jane, lives. On the way he meets a variety of different ...
Plot: journey, child protagonist, muslim, explosion, truck, taxi, whiskey, alcohol, pilgrim, toys, ruins, barbed wire ...
Time: year 1957, year 1956
Place: south africa, sudan, egypt, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Going Bananas (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An evil circus owner chases a chimp and his friends through Africa. Not necessarily 'Dyn-O-Mite!', but this silly monkey business is decent family fun.
Style: neo screwball comedy
Plot: elephant, lion, guardian, bar fight, safari, giraffe, airplane, vacation, corruption, chase, child protagonist, hospice ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tarzana, the Wild Woman (1969)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The daughter of Sir Donovan is believed dead with her mother and other relatives in a plane crash in the African jungle. Fifteen years later, vague reports arrive in Europe that a Kenyan tribe has elected a white woman as their queen, Tarzana ...
Plot: jungle, jungle girl, nipples, nipple, topless woman, buttocks, exploitation, leggy woman, nude, female nudity, topless, bare breasts ...
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
To Walk with Lions (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Kenya
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Drama based loosely on the final years of Kenya game warden and lion-raiser George Adamson's life. An unofficial sequel to 'Born Free' (1966) and 'Living Free' (1972), which also dramatised the life of Adamson, this film ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: lion, lion cub, poacher, misfit, adoption, captivity, animal life, environmentalism, society, pets, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
What Taiga Was Silent About (1965)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ad ventures of a few brave boys deep in Russian taiga.
Plot: boy, priest, mother, hunter, teacher, old man, girl, river, boss
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion has a unique problem, it has double vision due to the fact ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: lion, veterinarian, animal life, family relations, adventure, family, black market, disability, village, parents and children, poacher, poaching ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Huck and the King of Hearts (1994)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking place in the 1990's, Huck and his card shark friend, Jim, travel from California to Nevada searching for Huck's long-lost grandpa. Along the way, a deceived card player chases the two across the states with his two, less ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, dangerous animal, optimism, disorder, animal life, family relations, friends, on the road, family life, interracial relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nevada, missouri, mississippi, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Goliath Against the Giants (1961)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Muscleman fights sea monsters and Amazon warriors, then returns home to find a race of giants living in a valley, into which fellow countrymen are being thrown as punishment for opposing a usurper king and his consort.
Plot: usurper, sword and sandal, superhero, battle, tied to a tree, peplum, amazon, gladiator, torture chamber, gorilla, sea monster, dungeon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
In Desert and Wilderness (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When 15 year old Stas Tarkowski and 9 year old Nel Rawlinson are kidnapped by rebels fighting for the great Arab leader - the Mahdi - their fathers desperately organize a search party. But the Mahdi uprising is spreading rapidly across North Africa ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, reunion, self discovery, confined, adventure, danger, siblings relations, desert, escapades, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, sudan, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Golden Temple Amazons (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: erotic
Plot: wrestling, blonde, gun, lost city, kiss, palm tree, high priest, arrow, bow, g string, butt, skinny dipping ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Trek (2002)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Thailand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Reports of a sighting of an extraordinary elephant lead the members of the Asian Elephant Conservation group aided by foreign researchers on a dangerous journey deep in the jungle. It takes them on a dangerous route used for smuggling amphetamine. ...
Plot: jungle, drug smuggling, cocaine, elephant, centipede, nature, spider, wild animal, blood, gun, explosion, snake
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Switzerland, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The international criminal Vinaro enjoys sending explosive wristwatches to his enemies.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: lost city, tarzan, gold, sniper, tank, lion, beefcake, megalomaniac, gun, damsel in distress, kidnapped boy, long hair ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%