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Quest for Fire (1981)
 7.3
 19K
Quest for Fire (1981)
Original name: La Guerre du feu
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged terrain, rival tribes and savage beasts, Quest for Fire examines a peaceful tribe's search for that all important element fire, and the knowledge to create it. Focusing on human dream as well as realistic insights into pre-historic man, the constant struggle for survival is vividly recreated in this sensational production.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, stylized, epic, harsh, breathtaking ...
Plot: tribe, survival, cannibalism, pregnant woman nude, adventure, heroes, friends, fall in love, human spirit, hopes, danger, human nature, heroic mission, buddies, escapades, wilderness, tough heroes, obsessive quest, cavemen, evolution, violence, art, teaching the ways of the world, rape, cannibal ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: africa, scotland

Most similar movies to Quest for Fire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and harsh films with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, survival, culture clash, storytelling and catastrophe mostly in Adventure, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Quest for Fire: The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986), Ao: The Last Hunter (2010), 10,000 BC (2008), Walkabout (1971), The Way Back (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Natural changes have the clans moving. Iza, medicine woman of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" finds little Ayla from the "others"' clan - tradition would have the clan kill Ayla immediately, but Iza insists on keeping her. When ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: orphan, survival, tribe, bear, adventure, society, rescue, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, curses spells and rituals, interracial relations ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ao: The Last Hunter (2010)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When his clan, including his wife and baby girl Néa, are massacred, Ao, a desperate Neandertal man, decides to leave the North country where he has been living for the South where he was born. His aim is to join his twin brother, from whom he was ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, survival, love and romance, human nature, society, forbidden love, wilderness, danger, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love, babies and infants ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: europe, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 121K
10,000 BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Style: epic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pyramid, survival, daring rescue, heroic mission, legends and myths, hunter, adventure, wilderness, redemption, danger, destiny, jungle ...
Time: stone age, prehistory, prehistoric times, future
Place: north africa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: offbeat, stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: heavy metal, viking, good versus evil, survival, human nature, adventurer, vikings, human spirit, rivalry, wilderness, hopes, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 21K
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: atmospheric, realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: desert, tribe, survival, culture clash, wilderness, coming of age, suicide, teenage girl, picnic, rite of passage, hunter, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 103K
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: serious, rough, realistic, epic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, escape, journey, pow, danger, freedom, wilderness, russian, convict, human spirit, prison escape, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 15K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, animals, friendship, adventure, animal life, family, on the run, youth, rescue, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, delivery, friends, passenger, forces of nature, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: friendship, exploration, betrayal, wilderness, survival, obsession, captivity, expedition, river, adventure, friends, lake or river ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, brazil, cairo egypt, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: against the odds, human spirit, journalism, media, wilderness, escapades, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, uncover truth, hopes, adventure, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 47K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: survival, stranded, starvation, helicopter, cannibalism, rugby, air disaster, confined, danger, adventure, human nature, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, south america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, daring rescue, isolation, opposites attract, danger, against the odds, forces of nature, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, military, state affairs, rebelliousness, native americans, obsessive quest, danger, royal family, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: epic, realistic, serious, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, hopes, heroes, culture clash, danger, escapades, heroic mission, obsessive quest, adventure, rivalry, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 35K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, hunter, little boy, environmentalist, sole survivor, obsessive quest, escapades, danger, bio weapon, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 52K
The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, realistic, thought provoking, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: jungle, clergy, punishment, mission, slavery, peaceful mission, interracial relations, christianity, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, south america, argentina, portugal, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: village, survival, adventure, on the run, murder, crimes, wilderness, danger, eskimo indian, family life, righting the wronged, village life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.3
 21K
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, touching, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, tiger, nature, russian soldier, culture clash, danger, adventure, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 14K
Two Brothers (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer (Pearce) who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.
Style: emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: jungle, tiger, siblings relations, family, adventure, destiny, survival, chase, adventurer, rivalry, family relations, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 17K
Gerry (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, survival, lost, friendship, friend, best friend, hiking, isolation, tourist, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: elephant, adventure, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, danger, friends, movie business, animal attack, racial slur, filmmaking ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 42K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: exciting, serious, harsh, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ocean or sea, adventure, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit, boat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: peru, pacific ocean, south america, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: forces of nature, wolf, survival, adventure, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, deadly, animal life, society, wilderness, culture clash, danger ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: destiny, roman empire, adventure, heroic mission, state affairs, wartime life, rise to the top, leadership, rivalry, soldier, military, tough heroes ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: captivating, serious, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, airplane, pilot, thirst, sahara, adventure, isolation, air disaster, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 472
El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, soldier, survival, leadership, danger, escapades, obsessive quest, legends and myths, adventure, obsession, conquering ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: survival, leadership, disgraced, adventurer, heroes, adventure, daring rescue, getting home, escapades, forces of nature, ghost, danger ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: captivating, humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, island, survival, escapades, adventure, confined, teaching the ways of the world, pets, cannibalism, shipwreck, barefoot, goat ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: serious, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, culture clash, friendship, mountain, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, danger, adventure, culture clash, survival, swahili, lion, colonialism, bridge, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%