Movies like Into the Wild

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Into the Wild (2007)
 8.1
 505K
Into the Wild
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, philosophical, captivating, melancholic, inspirational, atmospheric, serious, touching, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, survival, isolation, adventure, life & death, freedom, introspection, life philosophy, travel, loneliness, beautiful scenery, lifestyle change, destiny, rebellion, solitude, road trip, coming of age, journey, death, nature, rock, obsessive quest, on the road, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, washington state, atlanta georgia, mexico ...
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127 Hours
Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
USA, UK, France
94 min.
 7.6
Cast Away
Adventure, Drama, Romance
USA
143 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Into the Wild

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and touching films with plots about mentor, loneliness, storytelling, destiny, life philosophy, catastrophe and life & death mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Into the Wild: Wild (2014), Tracks (2013), 127 Hours (2010), Cast Away (2000), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.1
 106K
Wild
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: emotional, touching, serious, uplifting, reflective ...
Plot: wilderness, redemption, self discovery, addiction, memory, mother daughter relationship, cancer, desert, drugs, drug addiction, on the road, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: california, usa, cross country, portland oregon
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System:   95%
    User:   90%
 
 7.2
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Tracks
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: road movie, scenic, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: desert, self discovery, survival, journey, beautiful scenery, adventurer, obsessive quest, solitude, wilderness, adventure, camel, dog ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 313K
127 Hours
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
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: uplifting, psychological, suspense, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, human spirit, life & death, trapped, loneliness, life philosophy, wilderness, climbing, adventure, desert, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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System:   77%
    User:   77%
 
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 7.8
 454K
Cast Away
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: realistic, suspense, gloomy, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: island, survival, adventure, isolation, loneliness, stranded, courage, solitude, desert, imaginary friend, suicide attempt, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   79%
 
The Motorcycle Diaries
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, realistic, road movie, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, motorcycle, destiny, coming of age, poverty, freedom, road trip, idealism, revolution, drinking, buddies, political ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, colombia, south america, usa ...
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System:   56%
    User:   80%
 
 6.1
 37K
On the Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Brazil, 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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: road trip, adventure, on the road, book, friendship, drugs, americana, drugs/alcohol, writers, adaptation, strong sexual content, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1949 ...
Place: usa, mexico, denver colorado, louisiana, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   100%
 
 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi
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: scenic, dramatic, colourful, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: survival, life & death, beautiful scenery, storytelling, loneliness, young heroes, stranded, ocean or sea, life, tiger, philosophy, survivor ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, mexico, toronto ontario canada, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   71%
 
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The Pursuit of Happyness
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, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   70%
 
Seven Years in Tibet
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, atmospheric, scenic, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, culture clash, politics, mountain climbing, nazi, adventurer, beautiful scenery, self discovery, nazis, wartime, book ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, tibet, himalaya, asia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   100%
 
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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: scenic, inspirational, feel good, motivational, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, travel, self discovery, obsessive quest, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, life philosophy, adventurer, journal, escape from reality, social awkwardness, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, himalaya, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   79%
 
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One Week
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, road movie, serious, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, terminal illness, destiny, high school, motorcycle, road trip, cancer, travel, on the road, relationships, depression, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia, cross country, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   75%
 
A Walk in the Woods
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: humorous, light, road movie, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: friendship, wilderness, adventure, hiking, aging, midlife crisis, elderly, road trip, solitude, in the woods, escapades, beautiful scenery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 8.3
 20K
Dersu Uzala
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: atmospheric, stylized, touching, epic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, wilderness, survival, nature, culture clash, russian, loneliness, isolation, adventure, storytelling, human spirit, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1910s
Place: russia, japan, siberia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   100%
 
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The Straight Story
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in ...
Style: road movie, emotional, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, road trip, on the road, runaway, golden years, storytelling, brothers, loneliness, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, eccentricity, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, cross country, iowa, wisconsin, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
The Other Side of Heaven
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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: adventure, christian, religion, friendship, god, love, love story, hopes, island, catastrophe, love and romance, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, future, 1950s
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 201K
The Road
Genre: Adventure, 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, road movie, futuristic, serious, depressing ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, father son relationship, cannibalism, death, on the road, catastrophe, single parent, book, violence, post apocalyptic, wilderness ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
The Snow Walker
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, friendship, stranded, nature, storytelling, isolation, beautiful scenery, love story, airplane, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
 7.8
 107K
Awakenings
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, coma, human spirit, doctors, mental institution, doctors and patients, experiment, mentor, life, childhood, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
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 7.1
 45K
Alive
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, stranded, cannibalism, adventure, death, rescue, courage, lone hero, dialogue, catastrophe, life & death, book ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: uruguay, latin america, andes mountains, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
Hector and the Search for Happiness
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: sentimental, feel good, surreal, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, travel, happiness, adventure, psychiatrist, midlife crisis, life, stereotypes, life philosophy, escapades, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, london, california, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, french, hospital, loneliness, memory, death, love, human spirit, imagination, storytelling, life turned upside down, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, arc de triomphe paris, africa, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
 6.0
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Castaway
Genre: Adventure, 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: psychological, sexy, serious, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: survival, island, adventure, isolation, friendship, stranded, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), solitude, desert, mentor, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, australia, europe, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: island, incest, dysfunctional family, culture clash, isolation, runaway, father daughter relationship, virginity, storytelling, folk, single parent, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
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 6.9
 18K
Basquiat
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, cerebral ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug addiction, artist, art, heroin, drugs, friendship, mentor, overdose, creativity, homeless, existentialism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
Under the Same Moon
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, coming of age, latin, sacrifice, obsessive quest, childhood, parents and children, runaway, mentor, workplace, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, south africa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
This Boy's Life
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, dysfunctional family, child abuse, single parent, small town, brutality, teenager, adolescence, parenthood, childhood, mentor ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, united states, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
 6.7
 48K
The Soloist
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: music, mental illness, homeless, schizophrenia, psychiatry, friendship, storytelling, musician's life, classical music, hospital, unlikely partners, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
My Father's Glory
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: French adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's memoirs of his childhood in the countryside, early in the century.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teacher, childhood, love, storytelling, runaway, children, school, young heroes, french, countryside ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 

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 7.1
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Everest
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: mountain climbing, survival, stranded, climbing, beautiful scenery, tragedy, adventure, death, death of protagonist, adventurer, forces of nature, life & death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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System:   32%
    User:   28%
 
 7.4
 27K
The Way
Genre: Adventure, 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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, travel, road trip, friendship, on the road, dealing with death, life & death, mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, catholicism, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
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System:   32%
    User:   100%
 
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