Movies like Heart of Darkness

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Heart of Darkness (1993)
 5.7
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Heart of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, river, insanity, greed, apocalypse, survival, adventure, heroes, psychopath, adventurer, obsessive quest, danger, lake or river, escapades
Time: 90s
Place: africa, congo

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Most similar movies to Heart of Darkness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about escapades, danger, adventure, survival, heroes, catastrophe and jungle mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Heart of Darkness: Running Wild (1998), Hurricane (1974), Ordeal in the Arctic (1993), The Art of Travel (2008), Freefall: Flight 174 (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, catastrophe, rescue, snowstorm, danger, escapades, babies and infants, confined, heroes, isolation, family life ...
Time: 90s
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Running Wild (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama directed by Timothy Bond.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, animal life, family life, danger, obsessive quest, heroes, family, escapades, adventure, elephant, teenage girl, poacher
Time: 90s
Place: africa
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64%
 4.9
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Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, danger, rescue, heroes, adventure, escapades, chases and races, forces of nature, catastrophe, party, natural disaster, submarine ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash reduces Gulf War veteran pilot Captain John Couch's crew ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, forces of nature, survival, danger, escapades, heroes, save the day, rescue, night, insanity, weather, survivor ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Art of Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, adventurer, self discovery, escapades, prank, youth, friends, travel, adventure, canceled wedding, honeymoon, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: catastrophe, crimes, escapades, heroes, airplane, survival, hijacking, police station, hostage, hostages, fighting crime, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 418
Amazon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Finland, Brazil, France, Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local woman warns him about the possible consequences ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: jungle, rain forest, tribe, love affair, heist, destiny, adventurer, society, danger, escapades, adventure, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: rough, epic, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: conquering, jungle, treasure hunt, survival, obsessive quest, obsession, adventurer, human nature, rebelliousness, soldier, on the road, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: unlikely partners, media, war, missing person, idealism, wilderness, culture clash, human spirit, uncover truth, against the odds, self discovery, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, escapades, danger, child in peril, rescue, adventure, heroic mission, survival, earthquake, collapse, freeway
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 292
The Red Knight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Who really is behind the legend of "Red Dragon"?
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating
Plot: heroes, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades, adventure, legends and myths, spell, tomb, legend, curses spells and rituals, burn injury ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disaster movie opening with an enormous multi-vehicle crash on a Californian highway. After the opening stunt-filled action, a flashback of the crash victims' lives prior to and leading up to the accident. The closing replays the entire ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, car accident, intercourse, chases and races, escapades, danger, collision, chaos and mayhem, survival, stolen car, love, stealing a car ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious
Plot: jungle, prophecy, heroic mission, obsessive quest, society, heroes, danger, escapades, supernatural, clergy, search, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 17th century
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
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The Valley (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Viviane, a French Consul's wife, is in New Guinea to find exotic feathers for export to Paris. She encounters four European travelers who are en route to "La Vallée": The Valley, high in the Guinean mountains, is shown on maps as ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: wilderness, jungle, isolation, friendship, celebrity culture, self discovery, couple relations, treasure hunt, culture clash, survival, friends, adventure ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 148
Shelter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With a catastrophic event rapidly approaching, 18 people vie for 10 spots in the small town's only bomb shelter.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, epic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, small town, society, deadly, hopes, escapades, danger, family relations, clergy, bomb shelter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: desert island, survival, island, friendship, shipwreck, adventure, danger, destiny, ocean, cannibal, jungle, stranded on an island ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.8
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, survival, race against time, danger, adventure, escapades, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, forces of nature, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: obsessive quest, adventure, ocean or sea, ocean, human spirit, survival, self discovery, lone wolves, escapades, dangerous animal, fisherman, fishing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Green Sails (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When ambitious CCT exec Will Patterson uncovers a corporate conspiracy, his life spirals out of control. With an unlikely ally and beautiful crusader to guide him through his struggle, he travels to the jungles of Indonesia where a tribe--wrongly ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: adventure, heroes, jungle, injustice, danger, escapades, dishonesty, workplace situations, environmentalism, corporation, strong female character, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, survival, couples, wilderness, escapades, danger, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, couple relations, strong female presence, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, gorilla, extinction, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, environmental, forces of nature, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
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Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, war, against the odds, danger, adventure, friendship, battles, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
China: The Panda Adventure (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Experience the world of the magnificent and rare Giant Panda as you travel back in time on an exciting expedition through the breathtaking splendor of 1936 China. Inspired by the true-life story of widowed New York socialite Ruth Harkness, a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: environmentalism, extinction, animal life, adventurer, danger, human spirit, panda, conservation, hopes, dealing with death, dangerous animal, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: missionary, jungle, culture clash, malaria, civilization, amazon, adventure, adventurer, escapades, danger, society, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, christmas, catastrophe, life is a bitch, adventure, escapades, chases and races, heroes, daring rescue, race against time, labor union, workplace situations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 948
Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: survival, desert island, island, shipwreck, isolation, fish out of water, confined, adventure, escapades, stranded, tropical island, marooned ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, danger, escapades, immigrants, refugee, post war, illegal immigrant, rescue from drowning, illegal immigration, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
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Countryman (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young woman crash-lands her plane in Jamaica. A local named Countryman rescues her and leads her away from the authorities, who have fabricated a story about the plane, involving drug and arms smuggling by the CIA, in order to gain popularity in ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: jungle, politics, swamp, airplane, reggae, air disaster, helicopter, heroes, rivalry, rescue, folk hero, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 781
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, serious
Plot: battles, cause and meaning, tough heroes, psychopath, ocean or sea, friends, ratings, cons and scams, adventure, danger, rivalry, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, danger, rivalry, family, contests and competitions, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%