Movies like The Sands of Time

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The Sands of Time (1998)
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The Sands of Time (1998)
Original name: I guardiani del cielo
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Despite her friends' warnings, a woman travels to the Sahara, determined to find her missing archaeologist father and the magical tower he was searching for. Aided by a mysterious prince, she battles outlaws and the desert's harsh conditions.
Plot: french foreign legion, horse, desert, archaeology, horse riding, camel, biplane, hanged man, bible quote
Place: sahara

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Most similar movies to The Sands of Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, cult film and suspenseful films with plots about horse, desert, adventure, horse riding, danger, death and escapades mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like The Sands of Time: Secret of the Sahara (1988), Black Wind (1965), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), The Sheltering Sky (1990), Alexander Jamieson (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Secret of the Sahara (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: No overview found.
Plot: desert, french foreign legion, secret, treasure, foreign legion, bandit, lost civilization, adventure
Time: 1920s
Place: sahara
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100%
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Black Wind (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The building of a railroad under tough conditions from searing heat to freezing cold in the Sonora desert provokes clashes of passion and struggles between the engineers and the workers at the campsite. The workers also contend with sudden dust ...
Plot: desert, sacrifice, engineer, wind, death, worker, countryside, parent child relationship, father son relationship, railway
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, pilot, survival, airplane, thirst, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, sahara, libya, middle east, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: captivating, contemplative, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: desert, friendship, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, family problems, friends, couples, performer's life, love triangle, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: sahara, africa, sahara desert, new york, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Alexander Jamieson (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Against the odds of survival WW1 flyer's in the Lafayette Esquadrille risk everything for honor and conquest. The adventurers momentum does not end when the ravages of war and lost friends is over. As sought after undercover agents X WW1 pilots ...
Plot: horse, biplane, robbery, pilot, world war one, assassin, sheriff
Place: costa rica, malaysia, bali, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: desert, soldier, leopard, wilderness, campaign, battles, deadly creature, adventure, escapades, adventurer, danger, dangerous animal ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, sahara, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, black horse, survival, rescue, young heroes, family relations, orphan, mischievous children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Unpredictable Nature of the River (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nobleman Jean-Francois de la Plaine is exiled to serve as governor of a West African colony.
Plot: slavery, river, exile, colonialism, racism, slave, folklore, desert, classical music, extramarital affair, runaway, doctor ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, escapades, chases and races, adventure, rivalry, heroes, confined, danger, adventurer, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kerim, Son of the Sheik (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the Middle East, circa 1860s, the evil Omar seeks to become Khadive by killing off his adversaries and by marrying the reluctant Fawzia, favorite niece of the current Khadive. (After marrying Fawzia, he plans to eliminate her so he can then marry ...
Plot: violence, wrestling, dungeon, dance number, battles, knife in back, sword, greco roman wrestling, swashbuckler, desert, sword and sandal, sword fight ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 200
Lost Seamen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Jean-Claude Izzo, this melancholic movie focuses on three sailors being the last remaining crew members on their ship which is aground in the harbor of Marseille. After the owner has sold the "Aldébaran", only the ...
Plot: female director, abandoned ship, sailor, tragic event, male nudity, female nudity, pubic hair, masturbation
Place: marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Village Had No Walls (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young man from the city journeys to his first teaching post, the small hamlet of Bangarwadi, deep in the jungle, inhabited by a few shepherds and farmers as well as a criminal tribe known as the Ramoshis. After the initial shock of his strange new ...
Plot: death, teacher student relationship, superstition, teacher, village, education, sheep, exile, countryside, customs, shepherd, adultery ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Beyond Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother hires a mercenary to get her son and bring him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroes, kidnapping, desert, tough heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, vengeance, missing person, heroic mission, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Child of the Steppe (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As the unforgiving forces of nature take their toll on humans and animals, the unexpected return of snow devastates the nomad family’s livestock. 11-year old Sukbhat is forced to leave his childhood behind. Now the hopes of the family rely on the ...
Plot: horse, sheep, horse riding, washing someone, snake, dead animal, goat, horse race
Place: mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 24K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, serious ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, kids in trouble, culture clash, suicide, adventure, human nature, danger, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Happy Valley (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder. The same events were also dramatised in the feature film White Mischief, which was released seven ...
Plot: caning, corporal punishment, british colonial, 15 year old, girl, marital infidelity, african, aristocracy, teenage girl, blood, cruelty, horse ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Avenger (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: forest, sword duel, fire, kiss, siege, shot to death, warrior, horse jumping, battle, flaming arrow, wrestling, battlefield ...
Time: ancient world
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 349
The Last Roman (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Roman noble, Cethegus, tries to start a war, setting the Ostrogoths and their Queen, Amalasuntha, against the Byzantine Emperor Justinian; Cethegus wants to swoop in after they have destroyed each other and create a new Roman Empire from their ...
Style: epic
Plot: sword and sandal, ancient rome, roman empire, female nudity
Place: rome italy, istanbul turkey, constantinople
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Mandinga (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An Old South plantation owner lusts after his female slaves.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: slave, racism, plantation, punishment, older woman younger man sex, lust, exploitation, interracial relations, bare breasts, male full rear nudity, large breasts, horse riding ...
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last Adventure (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, pilot, adventurer, ocean, escapades, adventure, danger, partners, friends, graphic violence, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, africa, europe, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 166
Riders (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Arrogant aristocrat Rupert Campbell-Black has a high social position, woman at his feet, money and fame in the world of show jumping. But Rupert has a rival - the brooding gypsy Jake Lovell, whose loathing for the Pin Up of Penscombe has driven him ...
Plot: horse riding, competition, lovers, rivalry, female director, horse, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Saul and David (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: David of Bethlehem slays the giant and becomes a rival to King Saul.
Style: stylized, epic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: battles, folk hero, state affairs, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, friendship, infidelity, political unrest, royal family, legends and myths, friends ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: captivating, exciting, touching, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: forces of nature, adventure, survival, wolf, wilderness, danger, society, wolf pack, little boy, animal life, animal attack, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Fourth Wise Man (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Artaban is a young Magus (Wise Man) who desires to follow the star to the birthplace of the coming King, against the counsel of his friends and family. Carrying three precious jewels to give to the baby Messiah, Artaban and his reluctant servant ...
Plot: jewelry, quest, jewel, search, servant, gift, kindness, desert, destiny, pearl, miraculous event, leper ...
Time: 1st century, 30s, 1930s
Place: jerusalem, egypt, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Hercules Against the Mongols (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Though Genghis Khan eventually sought peace with the West, his death in 1227 AD puts into power his three war-like sons: Sayan, Susdal, and Kin Khan. These sons quickly overrun the city of Tuleda and take prisoner Princess Bianca, though young ...
Plot: hercules, sword and sandal, fictional war, traitor, drifter, forest, staff, battle, raid, kiss, siege, fight ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Dusty (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Plot The eponymous Dusty is an appropriately named dingo, or wild dog. Roaming the fertile fields of Australia, Dusty is captured as a puppy. Though dingoes are normally averse to human companionship, Dusty attaches himself to an old, worn-out ...
Plot: dog, dog movie, rancher, animals, horse, horse riding, animal, fence
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Romance of a Horsethief (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Since time immemorial, the simple-minded boisterous people of Malava, a small Polish town near the border of imperial Russia, have lived on horse-stealing, horse-trading and horse-smuggling. Life changes abruptly when a Russian garrison, commanded ...
Plot: horse thief, cossack, thief, horse, russian empire, resistance, village, revolution, russian army, peasant, czar, male nudity ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Cold Sun (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Story: "This feature-length film is set in the barren and lifeless "Broken Heart" desert of the 1920s. "Cold Sun" is the story of a prostitute searching for her dead brother, a confused excommunicated priest seeking love, two ...
Plot: sun, convict, cold, prostitute, murder, priest, desert, broken heart
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Avalanche (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A team of climbers are preparing for their new mountain climbing expedition. They are brought together by their mutual love for this dangerous sport, for its challenges. They, however, differ in tempers, in problems and notions of honor and dignity. ...
Plot: cold the temperature, snow, risk, danger, cold weather, teamwork, mountaineer, athlete, hillside
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
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Windstorm (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, animal training, youth, teenage girl, teenage life, self discovery, farm, hopes, family, stallion, horse jumping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%