Movies like In Search of the Castaways

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In Search of the Castaways (1962)
 6.6
 3K
In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson from a screenplay by Lowell S, Hawley based upon Jules Verne's 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant's Children.
Style: humorous, semi serious, scenic, entertaining, sweet, exciting, witty, fairy tale, unusual plot structure, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, treasure hunt, ship, family, survival, missing person, heroic mission, rescue, friendship, adventurer, danger, race against time, young heroes, daring rescue, stranded, father son relationship, volcano, brother sister relationship, obsessive quest, fantasy world, justice, riddles and clues, heroes, ocean or sea ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: australia, south america, new zealand, latin america, chile, patagonia, melbourne australia ...

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Most similar movies to In Search of the Castaways

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, exciting and entertaining films with plots about adventure, family, escapades, danger, heroes, catastrophe and storytelling mostly in Adventure, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like In Search of the Castaways: Nim's Island (2008), Shipwrecked (1990), Hook (1991), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Pirates of the Plain (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
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Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, isolation, young heroes, exotic island, family relations, adventure, danger, family, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 2K
Shipwrecked (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Norway, Sweden, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.
Style: serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: ship, island, pirate, rescue, stowaway, child in peril, rivalry, adventure, adventurer, escapades, heroes, family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.8
 229K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, adventure, duel, childhood, kidnapping, pirate, good versus evil, rescue, self discovery, heroic mission, imaginary kingdom, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jason, a fearless sailor and explorer, returns to his home land of Thessaly after a long voyage to claim his rightful throne. He learns, however, that he must first find the magical Golden Fleece. To do so, he must embark on an epic quest fraught ...
Style: exciting, tense, talky, entertaining, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: greek mythology, monster, adventure, skeleton, treasure hunt, heroes, expedition, prophecy, adventurer, rescue, race against time, ship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Pirates of the Plain (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Pirates of the Plain" details the adventure of Jezebel Jack, a pirate with a heart of gold that is sent to the future where he meets Bobby, a young boy with an overactive imagination.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: heroes, pirate, adventurer, family relations, friends, danger, youth, escapades, adventure, young heroes, family, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, prince, obsessive quest, dragon, family, good versus evil, fantasy world, wizards, ship, heroes, father son relationship ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, superhuman powers, young heroes, fantasy world, adventure, friendship, demi god, artifact, ocean or sea, heroic mission, youth, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fantasy world, adventurer, dinosaur, expedition, volcano, adventure, cave, obsessive quest, danger, research, mysterious place, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes! ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, mental institution, family, adventure, chase, magic, good versus evil, child in peril, show tunes, animal life, disorder ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Mysterious Island (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, island, castaway, american civil war, dangerous animal, adventure, stranded, escape, daring rescue, race against time, danger, isolation ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865, 50s, 1950s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.7
 5K
Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the ...
Style: sweet, light, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, survival, family relations, danger, rescue, siblings relations, escapades, parents and children, mountain, polar bear, pilot, air disaster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, ...
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, suspense
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, wilderness, danger, adventurer, rescue, viking, arctic, ancient mystery, archaeologist, missing child, killer whale, forces of nature ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s
Place: england, iceland, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso,and her pet monkey, Mr. Neilson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: adventure, little girl, family relations, family, friendship, imaginary, rescue, young heroes, superhuman powers, siblings relations, disorder, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, adventure, pets, friendship, dog, teenage life, danger, youth, young heroes, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Black" is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back. Alec ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, kidnapping, adventure, family, bittersweet, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, youth, pets, daring rescue ...
Place: morocco, africa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.0
 299K
Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, offbeat, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, horror for children
Plot: adventure, jungle, fantasy world, mischievous children, childhood, getting home, board game, disappearance, parallel world, young heroes, danger, magic ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A New York City oil company troubleshooter is brought to a remote B.C. lake to look for some lost machinery. Cancelling a trip to Disney World with his son, he decides to bring the boy along. They both end up experiencing more excitement than Mickey ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, captivating, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: environmentalism, adventure, rescue, young heroes, wilderness, treasure hunt, family life, danger, heroes, escapades, family, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 65K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: captivating, feel good, exciting, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, adventure, imaginary, pirate, children, childhood, magic, mermaid, island, first love, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Ewok Adventure (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, friendship, battles, space wars, magic, good versus evil, spacecraft, bravery, imaginary kingdom, family, adventure, save the world ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy and his dog, White Fang, must try to save the noble Haida tribe from evil white men in turn-of-the-century Alaska.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, wilderness, family, friendship, survival, pets, save the day, rivalry, danger, anti hero, americana, treasure hunt ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1890s, 80s
Place: alaska, usa, san francisco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 72K
Inkheart (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The adventures of a father and his young daughter, in their search for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative.
Style: touching, exciting, stylized, tense, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, adventurer, imaginary, fictional reality, book, wizards, parents and children, family, young heroes, family relations, disappearance, real world ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Treasure Island (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, France, Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins finds himself serving with pirate captain Long John Silver in search of a buccaneer's treasure, in this short adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ship, island, treasure hunt, rebellion, heroes, dishonesty, master villain, young heroes, adventurer, pirate, betrayal, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The only chance to escape a desert island is to convert the plane carrying many different animals into a boat.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: airplane, stowaway, island, castaway, aviation, world war two, daring rescue, rescue, space and aliens, dangerous animal, danger, misfit ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 59K
Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, pirate, magic, heroes, journey, adventure, flying, mischievous children, young heroes, danger, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 95K
Paddington (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA, China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: sweet, touching, humorous, colourful, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: family, adventure, goofy hero, bear, kids and family, fish out of water, anthropomorphic animal, children, jungle, escape, imaginary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, peru, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, island, rescue, escapades, jungle, mission, dinosaur, gold, lost city, giant, hurricane ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cyclops, good versus evil, island, pirate, adventurer, treasure hunt, map, adventure, tattoo, supernatural, escapades, master villain ...
Time: 8th century, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Treasure Island (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins and peg-legged Long John Silver set sail for adventure in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of dastardly pirates, swashbuckling heroes, buried treasure and a young boy's amazing courage. The narrative diverges from ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, heroes, treasure hunt, child hero, castaway, traitor, lost treasure, master villain, escapades, rescue, adventurer, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Little Monsters (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young boy is scared of the monster under his bed. He asks his 6th grade brother to swap rooms for the night as a bet that the monster really exists. Soon the brother becomes friends with the monster and discovers a whole new world of fun and games ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, monster, young heroes, family, adventure, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, child as adult, supernatural ability, best friends, imaginary, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Jungle Book (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raised by wild animals since childhood, Mowgli is drawn away from the jungle by the beautiful Kitty. But Mowgli must eventually face corrupt Capt. Boone, who wants both Kitty's hand and the treasures of Monkey City – a place only Mowgli can ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, tense, stylized, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, jungle, treasure, fall in love, fish out of water, survival, orphan, friendship, feral child, self discovery, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, victorian era
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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