Movies like The Guardian

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The Guardian (2006)
 6.9
 83K
The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental, serious, emotional, bad ending, dramatic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rescue, teamwork, navy, friendship, ocean, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, death, coast guard, team, rookie, training, military, teacher, swimming, accident, storm, instructor, helicopter, drowning, mentor, escapades, teachers and students, danger, young man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Guardian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about danger, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, escapades, adventure and natural disaster mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Guardian: Ladder 49 (2004), Poseidon (2006), The Perfect Storm (2000), Texas Rangers (2001), The Finest Hours (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 52K
Ladder 49 (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, rough, tense ...
Plot: firefighter, trapped, friendship, rescue, practical joke, tragic hero, danger, redemption, parents and children, race against time, family relations, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 91K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, ocean, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time, sea disaster, adventure, giant wave, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, adventure, storm at sea, shark, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, portugal, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Texas Rangers (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ten years after the Civil War has ended, the Governor of Texas asks Leander McNelly to form a company of Rangers to help uphold the law along the Mexican border. With a few veterans of the war, most of the recruits are young men who have little or ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tiger, racial segregation, texas ranger, american civil war, vengeance, adventure, rescue, righting the wronged, tough heroes, obsessive quest, master criminal, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, courage, adventure, rescue mission, coast guard, sinking ship, ocean, escapades, danger, boat, natural disaster ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 70K
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: suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, storm, human spirit, hopes, overcoming, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Granite Mountain (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Style: exciting, based on true events, tense, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, heroism, friends, danger, evacuation, forest fire, partners, bravery, mentor, rescue, tragedy, firemen ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 20K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, survival, danger, sailing, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, seasickness, diary, ship captain ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, florida, south america, west indies, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.5
 1K
Sea Patrol (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Story: Sea Patrol is an Australian television drama that ran from 2007 to 2011, set on board HMAS Hammersley, a fictional patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy. The series focuses on the ship and the lives of its crew members. Despite similarities in ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, military, sea, ship, officers and cadets, danger, sergeant, military life, squad, superior officer, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 61K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, race against time, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog, courage, river ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, idiotic, awful ...
Plot: survival, ship, race against time, adventure, ocean or sea, tough heroes, cruise, captivity, gang, adventurer, treasure hunt, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 5K
Fire Birds (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, adventure, heroic mission, one man army, danger, against the odds, save the day, daring rescue, tough heroes, justice, love affair, basic training ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 165K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, adventure, rescue, future dystopia, ocean or sea, water, ocean, danger, chaos, global warming ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 161K
Twister (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, tornado, divorce, hurricane, forces of nature, race against time, escapades, chases and races, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, peril, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 1990s, 1960s
Place: oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 64K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, drifter, future dystopia, post war, postman, adventure, life is a bitch, danger, leadership, brutality, justice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, napoleonic wars, doctor, military, nervous breakdown, human spirit ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: battleship, europe, brazil, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, military, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival, fighter pilot, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 673
Stormforce (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Na een ‘incidentje’ tijdens een receptie voor de hoogste legertop wordt duiker Rick Symons naar het 40ste Search and Rescue smaldeel in Koksijde gestuurd. Rick wordt er opgenomen in een even competente als aparte Sea King crew. Zijn grootste ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, heroes, partners, unsupportive coworkers, mission gone awry, adventure, escapades, lone wolves, hotshot hero, danger, demotion, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ship, dangerous animal, ocean, lost at sea, against the odds, adventure, danger, isolation, whale, hopes, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, south america, ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 258K
Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, romantic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: officers and cadets, military, navy, rivalry, cold war, airplane, pilot, fighter pilot, u.s. navy, romance, breaking point, ego clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: battleship, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 312
Running Scared (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, spy, boat chase, manhunt, swamp, escape, cold war, chase, adventure, escapades, chases and races, espionage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 227K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, bad ending, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, wilderness, dangerous animal, death, stranded, eaten alive, wolf, male camaraderie, air disaster, danger, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 55K
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, helicopter, adventurer, adventure, heroic mission, chases and races, daring rescue, forces of nature, family relations, siblings relations, confined, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.0
 230
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: battles, ocean or sea, escapades, forces of nature, inventions and discoveries, ship, danger, survival, fisherman, sinking boat, man overboard, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: avalanche, rescue, snow, snowmobile, ski resort, ambulance, danger, survival, winter, forces of nature, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 56K
Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: expedition, dog, pets, survival, rescue, pilot, adventure, scientist, wilderness, research, snow, loyalty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, oregon, new zealand, pasadena california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 227K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, exciting, biblical, epic, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, forces of nature, survival, christianity, human nature, god or devil, belief, moral dilemma, ship, natural disaster, redemption, chaos ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 176K
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: dramatic, realistic, suspenseful, tense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, death, forces of nature, against the odds, adventure, climbing, adventurer, stranded, tragedy, death of protagonist, natural disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Raise the Titanic (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, awful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, ship, titanic, adventure, survival, treasure hunt, government agency, heroes, rescue, iceberg, one man army, hijacking ...
Time: 70s
Place: russia, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 4K
The Tower (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, survival, skyscraper, fire, helicopter, firemen, single father, love, self sacrifice, save the day, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%