Movies like Into the Wild

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Into the Wild (2007)
 8.1
 552K
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, inspirational, philosophical, cerebral, captivating, motivational, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, journey, wilderness, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, adventure, on the road, solitude, introspection, human spirit, lifestyle change, hippie, obsessive quest, destiny, hitchhiking, beautiful scenery, hunting, rebellion, drifter, search, hitchhiker, adventurer, road trip ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, 1990s, year 1992
Place: alaska, usa, mexico, los angeles, california, arizona, south africa ...

Most similar movies to Into the Wild

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, visually appealing, serious and dramatic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, beautiful scenery, catastrophe, life philosophy, destiny and survival mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Into the Wild: Wild (2014), Tracks (2013), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), 127 Hours (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 116K
Wild (2014)
Genre: 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: uplifting, meditative, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: wilderness, cheating on husband, self discovery, hiking, human spirit, loneliness, journey, redemption, on the road, adultery, nature, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.2
 27K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: 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, inspirational, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, solitude, obsessive quest, wilderness, adventurer, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, beautiful scenery, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, 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: touching, sentimental, captivating, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, young man, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: latin america, argentina, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, uplifting, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, world war two, buddhism, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 339K
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: suspense, uplifting, psychological, cerebral, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert, loneliness, adventure, desperation, extreme sport, cave, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: 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, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, loneliness, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, daydreamer, escape from reality, lifestyle change, travel, journal, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, new york, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.8
 502K
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, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, sole survivor, air disaster, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: touching, clever, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, criminal heroes, confined, hopes, plot twist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, friendship, in the woods, elderly, escapades, adventure, camping, aging, wilderness, friends, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, appalachia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 564K
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: motivational, captivating, melancholic, dramatic, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, human nature, journey, lost at sea, life, isolation, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, mexico, toronto ontario canada, montreal, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 107K
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, journey, prison escape, escape, world war two, gulag, pow, danger, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 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, inspirational, entertaining ...
Plot: self discovery, life, life philosophy, travel, introspection, adventure, happiness, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, escapades, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, africa, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 36K
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, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, hunter, mercenary, little boy, obsessive quest, danger, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, missing father, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 11K
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, self discovery, motorcycle, cancer, travel, on the road, fighting illness, treatment, dealing with death, health situation, twentysomething life, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, pacific ocean, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: 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, exciting, factual ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, tribe, explorer, journey, jungle, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, world war one, colonel ...
Time: 1920s, 1900s, year 1914, year 1916, year 1954 ...
Place: south america, england, london, france, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 44K
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: exciting, serious, harsh, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, new york, tahiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 23K
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, serious ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, cold weather, wilderness, nature, russian soldier, tiger, culture clash, danger, adventure, expedition ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 217K
The Road (2009)
Genre: 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, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, post apocalypse, father son relationship, starvation, cannibalism, dying, selflessness, journey, loss of family member, worldwide chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 96K
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: road movie, psychedelic, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, anti heroes, on the road, anti hero, friendship, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, motorcycle, americana, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, louisiana, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: John H. Groberg, a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: missionary, friendship, adventure, human spirit, true love, fish out of water, hopes, love and romance, rescue, mormon, life philosophy, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, motivational, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, ambition, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, hopes, life, down on your luck, success, rags to riches, single father ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 190K
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: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, forces of nature, mountain climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, natural disaster, climbing, death, stranded, against the odds, adventurer ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 44K
Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: 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: sincere, psychological, philosophical, motivational, captivating ...
Plot: off the grid, father daughter relationship, hiking, teenage girl, hitchhiking, survivalist, trust, medicine, hiding place, injury, post traumatic stress disorder, veteran ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, family relations, battles, self discovery, crimes, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes, deadly, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 49K
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: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, danger, human spirit, human nature, against the odds, isolation, rescue, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 39K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, 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, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, escapades, americana, society, youth, spying on couple having sex ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1950s ...
Place: usa, mexico, north carolina, virginia, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, Bhutan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, road movie
Plot: storytelling, illusion, adventure, self discovery, clergy, culture clash, introspection, friendship, on the road, countryside, hopes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, realistic, contemplative, touching, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, adventure, mountain, mouse, dog sled, snow, arctic, wolf, survival, biologist, rescue ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexy, surprise ending, serious, scenic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexy woman, adventure, island, desert island, survival, friendship, couples, isolation, deserted island, sexual relations, misfit partners, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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