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High Road to China (1983)
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High Road to China (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: world war one, missing person, pilot, aerial combat, biplane, adventure, heroes, romance, kidnapping, love and romance, alcohol abuse, adventurer, danger, couples, opposites attract, escapades, rescue, goofy hero, alcoholic, socialite, aviation, castle, inheritance, warlord, missing father
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, afghanistan, nepal, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, serious and semi serious films with plots about adventure, heroes, escapades, danger, romance, rivalry and rescue mostly in Adventure, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like High Road to China: The Jewel of the Nile (1985), March or Die (1977), Flight from Ashiya (1964), Sahara (1983), Flyboys (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, couple relations, love and romance, happy ending, novelist, escapades, archaeologist, writer's life, lifestyle, treasure, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, south america
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March or Die (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The French Foreign Legion, in the early 20s, is tasked to protect a group of Archaeologists in the middle east. After scenes depicting the hardship of day-to-day Foreign Legion life, and the ragtag collection of people who join, the local Arabs take ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, foreign legion, obsessive quest, french foreign legion, adventurer, rescue, danger, treasure hunt, heroic mission, military, adventure, gypsy ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: morocco, africa, middle east
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80%
Flight from Ashiya (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: race against time, chases and races, daring rescue, heroes, danger, airplane, ocean or sea, ocean, catastrophe, ship, heroic mission, isolation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, danger, dishonesty, confined, crimes, heroes, adventure, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, kidnapping ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: aerial combat, war, airplane, world war one, military, adventure, german, heroes, danger, french, vengeance, heroic mission ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Hanover Street (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Plot: world war two, secret mission, secret agents, war, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, couples, danger, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: london, france, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war one, aerial combat, midlife crisis, starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, wartime life, human nature, friendship, americana, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: battles, friendship, navy, heroes, chinese, missionary, u.s. navy, battle, ship, politics, warship, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, danger, save the day, opposites attract, daring rescue, forces of nature, against the odds, isolation ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Great Magician (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the early 1920’s, on the streets of Beijing, the nation’s most talented performers have gathered to show off their most spectacular skills. One day, a challenge is set: 50 silver dollars to whoever can reproduce the incredible magic trick ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, humorous, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: magician, rivalry, revolution, politics, crimes, rescue, make believe, couple relations, state affairs, gang, dishonesty, pretense ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china
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59%
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Last Goodbye (2004)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A confusing intermingling of individuals, drunk office worker, vampire slayer actress, rock band members, runaway teenage girl, father, whiskey drinking preacher etc., whose lives are somehow connected.
Style: realistic, semi serious, gothic, captivating, humorous
Plot: actor's life, on the run, romance, redemption, parents and children, showbiz, couple relations, teenage life, homecoming, couples, love and romance, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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When the Light Comes (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman spends an adventurous winter with a trapper on Spitsbergen.
Style: touching, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, island, escapades, unlikely couple, love and romance, romance, social differences, culture clash, friendship, survival, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe, amsterdam
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Lost Horizon (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This retelling of the classic tale of James Hilton's Utopian lost world plays out uneasily amid musical production numbers and Bacharach pop music. While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are ...
Style: stylized, feel good, semi serious, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: hijacking, kidnapping, airplane, utopia, revolution, air disaster, danger, artists and showbiz, love and romance, on the run, adventure, heroes ...
Place: himalaya, china, asia, oxford university, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ivanhoe (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince John and his henchmen and finds himself being involved in ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, tense, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: knight, heroes, rescue, good versus evil, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, danger, rivalry, romance, jousting, master warrior ...
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The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Far from home in the lush bamboo forests of China, ten-year-old Ryan Tyler, with the help of a young girl, goes on a wonderful journey to rescue a baby panda taken by poachers.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sweet, nostalgic, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: panda, family relations, adventure, family, poacher, adventurer, on the run, friends, disorder, animal life, parents and children, survival ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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The Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.
Style: humorous, cynical, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, bandit, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, adventure, graphic violence, battles, misfit partners, escapades, adventurer, partners ...
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Don Quixote (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama
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Duration: 120 min.
Story: The classic tale of a man's dream, his epic journey, and one true love.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, captivating, tragicomedy, serious
Plot: adventurer, heroes, obsession, on the road, adventure, rivalry, romance, good versus evil, tragic hero, gentleman, wooing, master and servant ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Angelique and the Sultan (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film finds Angélique in a North African Muslim kingdom where she is now part of the Sultan's harem. The first part of the film consist of her angrily refusing to be bedded as well as their trying to literally beat some sense into her. It ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, stylized
Plot: adventurer, adventure, sultan, harem, daring rescue, heroes, woman in danger, reunion, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, female protagonist ...
Time: 17th century
Place: morocco
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The Dinosaur Hunter (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 13-year-old girl and her older brother live on a farm where paleontologists search for fossils.
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, paleontologist, adventurer, inventions and discoveries, escapades, race against time, treasure hunt, hunter, rivalry, family relations, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship, ship captain, battles, military life, adventure, military, danger, rescue, couples, treason, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
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Hurricane (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and a beautiful American painter, against the will of her father, the powerful governor of the island. Amid this man-made tension comes a powerful hurricane so devastating, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: beach, forbidden love, island, danger, opposites attract, adventure, love and romance, injustice, escapades, catastrophe, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
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Zeppelin (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zeppelin, world war one, undercover, war, government agency, state affairs, escapades, soldier, adventurer, espionage, military, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: scotland, germany, london
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47%
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Father Goose (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow!
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, world war two, radio, navy, romance, adventure, war, airplane, love and romance, rescue, lifesaver, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco, germany
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47%
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Terracota Warrior (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, History, Romance
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Duration: 145 min.
Story: China 3000 years ago. It's the time of the Qin dynasty. The emperor seeks immortality by busily letting his alchemists search for a formula and building the famous terracotta army from the bodies of outlaws and the condemned. This is the time ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Plot: rivalry, heroes, adventure, unfulfillment, escapades, romance, eternal love, qing dynasty, immortality, period piece, kidnapping, film set ...
Time: 20th century
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The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: village, battles, anti war, adventure, war, village life, military, danger, chaos, society, rescue, heroes ...
Time: 17th century
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Medicine Man (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: jungle, opposites attract, cure, cancer, doctor, rain forest, medical research, love and romance, adventure, amazon jungle, romance, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, brazil
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42%
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Pride of Lions (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Action / Comedy - Five retired ex-military men attempt the unthinkable and dust off their old uniforms for one last explosive mission. The team quickly discovers that they are up against an enemy from their past. This time, The Dependables mission ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When young computer genius Rudy inherits his father's business his avaricious uncle has him kidnapped and held hostage until the boy signs off all rights to the lucrative enterprise. Not wanting the uncle to control, a pair of corporate ...
Style: humorous, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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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, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 13th century, middle ages
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The Touch (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A sister and brother, the last heirs of a family of acrobats, are called upon by a Buddhist monk sect to retrieve an artifact that their ancestors have protected throughout the ages.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous
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