Movies like Into the Wild

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Into the Wild (2007)
 8.1
 611K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, motivational, captivating, atmospheric, cerebral, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: self discovery, journey, wilderness, survival, solitude, freedom, life philosophy, adventure, road trip, lifestyle change, on the road, human spirit, introspection, hippie, obsessive quest, isolation, adventurer, destiny, hitchhiking, hitchhiker, beautiful scenery, drifter, hunting, missing person, diary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1992, year 1990, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, california, south africa, arizona, atlanta georgia ...

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Most similar movies to Into the Wild

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and inspirational films with plots about mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, runaway, adventure, survival and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Into the Wild: Tracks (2013), Wild (2014), A Walk in the Woods (2015), Leave No Trace (2018), Easy Rider (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, human spirit, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, travel ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 128K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, cheating on husband, human spirit, hiking, nature, journey, loneliness, redemption, starting over, on the road, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, portland oregon, california, oregon, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Style: light, humorous, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: hiking, elderly, friendship, camping, friends, escapades, camping trip, adventure, wilderness, forest, old friend, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: usa, appalachia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, motivational, inspirational, scenic, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, daydreamer, adventurer, loneliness, adventure, disorder, obsessive quest, journey, escape from reality, coworker, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 7.1
 58K
Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Style: psychological, sincere, motivational, philosophical, road movie ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, hiking, survivalist, teenage girl, hitchhiking, wilderness, medicine, hiding place, trust, post traumatic stress disorder, veteran, isolation ...
Place: washington state, oregon, xian, portland oregon, utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 109K
Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: psychedelic, road movie, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, lsd, existentialism, friendship, on the road, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, biker, marijuana, motorcycle, americana, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, california, new orleans, arizona, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 575K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, solitude, hopes, human spirit, courage, adventure, tropical island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.6
 371K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, uplifting, psychological, intense ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, cave, desert, alone, loneliness, adventure, peril, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life philosophy, life, travel, introspection, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, escapades, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, china, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: road movie, touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, young man, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, 60s
Place: latin america, argentina, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, buddhism, beautiful scenery, world war two, culture clash, friendship, life philosophy, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.9
 616K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, captivating, motivational, scenic, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, journey, hopes, stranded, beautiful scenery, life, teenage boy, adventure, ocean, lost at sea, human nature, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, paris france, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.3
 116K
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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: survival, freedom, wilderness, prison escape, gulag, escape, journey, pow, wartime, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.3
 33K
The Way (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: touching, emotional, inspirational, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, travel, pilgrimage, death of son, redemption, self discovery, obsessive quest, family problems, on the road, hopes, dealing with death, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 55K
Alive (1993)
Genre: 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, emotional, exciting, rough ...
Plot: survival, starvation, air disaster, stranded, disaster, cannibalism, human spirit, human nature, isolation, against the odds, rescue, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 12K
One Week (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has been diagnosed with cancer. With a grim chance of survival in the best case scenario even if he immediately begins treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto through the Canadian prairies to ...
Style: realistic, serious, road movie, emotional, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, motorcycle, cancer, self discovery, on the road, travel, fighting illness, health situation, treatment, dealing with death, twentysomething life, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, british columbia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 9K
Land (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Edee, in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter brings ...
Style: captivating, psychological, sincere
Plot: solitude, fishing, mountain, living alone, native american, countryside, hunting, family tragedy, new life, female nudity, nature, lifestyle change ...
Place: chicago illinois, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 4K
Bravetown (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After an accidental drug overdose, a talented teenage DJ goes to live with his estranged father in a small Army town, where he gets to the bottom of his own pain and learns empathy for others.
Style: road movie, captivating, motivational, sincere, inspirational
Audience: teen drama
Plot: parent child relationship, small town, teenager, music, introspection, self discovery, coming of age, on the road, destiny, solitude, freedom, travel ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, existentialism, life is a bitch, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.2
 28K
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, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, wilderness, tiger, survival, cold weather, hunter, nature, russian soldier, culture clash, expedition, imperialism ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 393K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, teenager, youth, boy, young heroes, young kid, friends, courage, loyalty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 39K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 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, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: wilderness, hunter, survival, mercenary, little boy, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, greed, environmentalist, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tasmania, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 73K
The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, grizzly bear, adventure, marital infidelity, photographer, bear attack, rivalry, isolation, supermodel, hunter, airplane accident ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: meditative, suspense, inspirational, factual, exciting ...
Plot: expedition, explorer, archaeology, tribe, lost city, journey, conquistador, jungle, world war one, obsession, courage, survival ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, year 1954, 19th century ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 5K
Wildlike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Mackenzie is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau when her mother can’t care for her anymore. The living situation quickly takes a turn for the worse, and she runs away to rejoin her mother in Seattle. While on her dangerous ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: runaway teen, nature, camping, uncle niece relationship, wilderness, grief, road trip, camping trip, runaway, family relations, solitude, adventure ...
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 49K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, adventurer, expedition, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, boat, escapades, fish, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1947 ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 42K
American Honey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Style: road movie, talky, disturbing, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: road trip, teenage girl, misfit, van, first love, marijuana, dancing, romance, on the road, teenager, teenage boy, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: kansas city, nebraska, america, oklahoma, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 215K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, mountain, stranded, natural disaster, mountain climbing, forces of nature, mountaineer, climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, blizzard, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 42K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, sexy, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, post war, hitchhiker, marijuana, drugs, self discovery, lifestyle, threesome, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1950, 50s ...
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey, colorado, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, life, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, success, life is a bitch, salesman, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%