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, ocean or sea, friendship, ocean, death, coast guard, haunted by the past, navy, mentor, rookie, training, team, daring rescue, escapades, life philosophy, military, teachers and students, danger, swimming, instructor, drowning, helicopter, storm, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 serious, exciting, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about danger, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, adventure, escapades and natural disaster mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Guardian: Ladder 49 (2004), Poseidon (2006), The Perfect Storm (2000), The Finest Hours (2016), Texas Rangers (2001). 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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, rough ...
Plot: firefighter, rescue, practical joke, friendship, funeral, trapped, tragic hero, sacrifice, danger, redemption, heroes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa, 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, daring rescue, ocean, giant wave, chaos and mayhem, race against time, adventure, catastrophe, sea disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, survival, escapades, fishing, machismo ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, new england, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, adventure, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, sinking ship, ocean, escapades, natural disaster, boat, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racial segregation, tiger, texas ranger, american civil war, adventure, anti heroes, vengeance, obsessive quest, interracial relations, righting the wronged, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, forces of nature, human spirit, human nature, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, survival, friendship, sailing, danger, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, catastrophe, life & death, male bonding ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, jamaica, west indies, cuba, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, race against time, rescue, explosion, danger, trapped, save the day, daring rescue, courage, dog, flood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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, ocean or sea, future dystopia, water, ocean, danger, sailboat, chaos ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, military, ship, sea, military life, marine, forbidden love, death, criminal, fisherman, ocean, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, drifter, future dystopia, postman, post war, adventure, life is a bitch, danger, lone hero, brutality, justice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, idiotic, awful ...
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, race against time, adventurer, daring rescue, ocean or sea, treasure hunt, isolation, confined, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, behind enemy lines, atrocity, sniper, navy, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival, fighter pilot, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, serbia, bosnia herzegovina, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, forces of nature, race against time, wife husband relationship, chases and races, escapades, love triangle, peril, obsession, hurricane ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, adventure, isolation, whale, danger, against the odds, lost at sea, death, starvation ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: invasion, survival, teenager, young heroes, adventure, rescue, teenage life, occupation, wartime life, battles, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, danger, heroes, adventure, hotshot hero, lone wolves, escapades, partners, power relations, demotion, mission gone awry, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, avalanche, snow, snowmobile, ski resort, ambulance, winter, daring rescue, survival, danger, save the day, trapped ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, napoleonic wars, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, military, escape, manhunt, swamp, boat chase, cold war, adventure, chase, soldier, military life, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, adventure, one man army, soldier, flying, war, daring rescue, rescue, save the day, terrorism, anti war, basic training ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, adventurer, adventure, helicopter, daring rescue, climbing, race against time, wilderness, forces of nature, mountaineer, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: new year's eve, christmas, survival, terrorism, adventure, gory, race against time, ship, ocean or sea, forces of nature, isolation, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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: realistic, dramatic, suspenseful, tense, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, death, forces of nature, adventure, climbing, against the odds, adventurer, stranded, tragedy, death of protagonist, freeze to death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: boys' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: officers and cadets, military, fighter pilot, u.s. navy, pilot, airplane, rivalry, romance, cold war, navy, military base, cowardliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, battleship
⇓ 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, wilderness, dangerous animal, isolation, death, stranded, wolf, male camaraderie, eaten alive, air disaster, danger, machismo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: forces of nature, danger, ship, escapades, ocean or sea, survival, inventions and discoveries, battles, rescue, man overboard, sinking boat, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, awful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, ship, titanic, adventure, survival, government agency, ocean or sea, one man army, treasure hunt, secret agents, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: russia, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 30K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, fire department, paramedic, danger, life risking, responsibility, teamwork, characters in danger, workplace problem, crime investigation, chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 37K
Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, roman empire, vengeance, confined, false accusation, dishonesty, moral dilemma, male friendship, resistance fighter, sibling rivalry, justice, mentor ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: italy, greece, jerusalem, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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