Movies like Quest for Fire

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Quest for Fire (1981)
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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: survival, cannibalism, tribe, 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, female nudity ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: africa, scotland

Most similar movies to Quest for Fire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, harsh and captivating films with plots about danger, survival, escapades, adventure, culture clash, wilderness and storytelling mostly in Adventure, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Quest for Fire: Ao: The Last Hunter (2010), The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986), 10,000 BC (2008), Walkabout (1971), The Way Back (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: pregnancy, survival, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, escapades, babies and infants, fall in love, couple relations, forbidden love, society, human nature ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: europe, siberia
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100%
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, woman in danger, rescue, interracial relations, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, uninhibited rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: stone age, prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
⇓ 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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, epic
Plot: heavy metal, viking, heroes, vikings, survival, good versus evil, danger, human nature, rivalry, wilderness, human spirit, obsessive quest ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 119K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pyramid, destiny, survival, hunter, legends and myths, daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, heroes, coming of age, redemption, hopes ...
Time: stone age, prehistory, prehistoric times, future
Place: north africa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, touching, realistic, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: desert, tribe, survival, culture clash, wilderness, coming of age, suicide, teenage girl, geologist, camel, death, picnic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 101K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland
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: rough, serious, realistic, epic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, escape, danger, communism, freedom, wilderness, russian, human spirit, convict, prison escape, pow, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
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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, friendship, adventure, animal life, family, animals, on the run, youth, escapades, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
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47%
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, passenger, friends, delivery, danger, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic, captivating, serious, epic ...
Plot: friendship, exploration, betrayal, wilderness, survival, obsession, captivity, river, expedition, adventure, friends, lake or river ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, brazil, cairo egypt, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: wilderness, idealism, amateur detective, obsessive quest, human spirit, adventurer, unlikely partners, war, interracial relations, hopes, adventure, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 46K
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, stranded, helicopter, starvation, rugby, adventure, human nature, rescue, danger, isolation, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile
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41%
 6.1
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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, serious, atmospheric, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, dishonesty, obsessive quest, survival, vengeance, leadership, political unrest, society, religions or cults, battles, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
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40%
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Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking, baroque ...
Plot: wilderness, journey, native american, culture clash, heroes, society, adventurer, soldier, adventure, interracial relations, opposites attract, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
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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, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, sole survivor, little boy, environmentalist, hunter, obsessive quest, bio weapon, danger, escapades, crying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.3
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Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan, Ukraine
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, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, russian soldier, nature, tiger, culture clash, danger, adventurer, expedition, imperialism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
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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, intense ...
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 ...
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37%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: epic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tribe, adventurer, adventure, rebellion, culture clash, anniversary, rebelliousness, society, native, against the odds, visionary, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: realistic, serious, melancholic, inspirational, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, rescue, wilderness, adventure, opposites attract, danger, isolation, heroes, human spirit, teenage life, save the day, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
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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, epic, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: jungle, tiger, siblings relations, family, adventure, destiny, survival, chase, adventurer, rivalry, heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, friendship, friend, best friend, lost, hiking, isolation, tourist, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Silence (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, bleak, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, crisis of faith, religious persecution, torture, culture clash, betrayal, japanese history, religion, doubt, portuguese, religious icon ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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35%
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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: exciting, captivating, touching, stylized, serious ...
Plot: wolf, forces of nature, adventure, survival, society, wilderness, animal life, deadly, culture clash, danger, escapades, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1967
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Physician (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study ...
Style: captivating, realistic, breathtaking, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: follow your dream, apprentice, orphan, ambition, doctors and patients, medicine, surgery, society, mentor, culture clash, islam, muslim ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: iran, mine, medical school, england, persia ...
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35%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: elephant, adventure, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, friends, danger, movie business, racial slur, filmmaking, animal attack ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Road (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, dying, cannibalism, single parent, journey, selflessness, on the road, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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: rough, captivating, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Plot: destiny, roman empire, battles, tough heroes, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, danger, heroes, leadership, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
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The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, leadership, daring rescue, escapades, forces of nature, disgraced, getting home, adventure, isolation, danger, ghost, heroes ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
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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: epic, tense, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, danger, adventurer, obsession, escapades, adventure, conquering, legends and myths, rebellion, on the road, survival ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
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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, expedition, adventure, escapades, storm, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit, boat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: peru, pacific ocean, south america, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, mouse, arctic, wolf, biologist, inuit, survival, adventurer, rescue, danger, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%