Movies like Into the Wild

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Into the Wild (2007)
 8.1
 519K
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: melancholic, road movie, captivating, inspirational, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, introspection, freedom, journey, isolation, obsessive quest, on the road, hitchhiker, adventure, human spirit, destiny, rebellion, lifestyle change, life philosophy, hippie, life & death, adventurer, travel, search, loneliness, solitude, beautiful scenery, drifter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1992, year 1990
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, mexico, south africa, virginia, california ...

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, storytelling, catastrophe, life philosophy, beautiful scenery, adventure and loneliness mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Into the Wild: Wild (2014), Tracks (2013), 127 Hours (2010), Cast Away (2000), On the Road (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 109K
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: uplifting, emotional, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: wilderness, human spirit, self discovery, redemption, hiking, on the road, llama, cheating on husband, introspection, memory, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: usa, cross country, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 25K
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, road movie, scenic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, adventure, adventurer, journey, wilderness, camel, outback, self discovery, solitude, loneliness, dog ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 320K
127 Hours (2010)
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: suspense, uplifting, psychological, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, desert, human spirit, adventure, courage, loneliness, extreme sport, climbing, peril, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 467K
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: serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, suicide attempt, air disaster, hopes, fish out of water, tropical island ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 38K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico
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, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, cemetery, photograph, funeral, song, snow, typewriter, marijuana, suicide thoughts, hitchhiker ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, mexico, nebraska, virginia, arizona ...
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle, self discovery, asthma, communist, cuban revolution, poverty, friendship, injustice, letter, journey, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: argentina, latin america, colombia, chile, venezuela ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, realistic, scenic, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, adventure, adventurer, life changing experience, lifestyle change, escape from reality, loneliness, journal, disorder, midlife crisis, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: himalaya, iceland, usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.9
 528K
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: melancholic, suspense, dramatic, atmospheric, scenic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean or sea, human nature, hopes, isolation, ocean, storytelling, young heroes, ship, teenage boy, starvation ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, montreal quebec, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
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, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: mountain, mountaineer, friendship, culture clash, buddhism, politics, adventure, communism, treason, adventurer, expedition, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 21K
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan, Ukraine
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, epic, stylized, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, nature, tiger, russian soldier, culture clash, adventure, map, exploration, trapper ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
⇓ 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: sentimental, uplifting, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, rise to the top, against the odds, hopes, life, success, ambition, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 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, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cancer, self discovery, terminal illness, motorcycle, on the road, high school, birthday, dealing with death, survival, twentysomething life, road trip, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, pacific ocean, cross country, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 206K
The Road (2009)
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, rough, harsh, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, father son relationship, starvation, post apocalyptic, single parent, dying, cannibalism, on the road, selflessness, worldwide chaos, loss of family member ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ 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, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, murder, parents and children, crimes, deadly, heroes, hopes, family relations, dealing with death, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, hopes, love and romance, youth, friends, human spirit, true love, coming of age, fish out of water, disorder, christian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 27K
The Way (2010)
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: travel, road trip, pilgrimage, death of son, redemption, on the road, dealing with death, pilgrim, parent child relationship, hopes, obsessive quest, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ 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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: survival, airplane, human spirit, adventure, wilderness, friendship, danger, escapades, hopes, friends, forces of nature, stranded ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, travel, happiness, adventure, introspection, escapades, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
The Straight Story (1999)
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, feel good ...
Plot: on the road, redemption, family feud, mechanic, hitchhiker, storm, nurse, doctor, golden years, obsessive quest, sibling relationship, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, iowa, wisconsin, usa, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: humorous, light, road movie, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: hiking, in the woods, friendship, adventure, elderly, escapades, wilderness, friends, camping, aging, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, biologist, arctic, wolf, survival, inuit, mouse, forces of nature, environmentalism, animal life, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 227K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, bad ending, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, dangerous animal, isolation, death, stranded, wolf, male camaraderie, eaten alive, air disaster, danger, machismo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, tribe, expedition, explorer, journey, amazon, travel, destiny, archaeology, mission, self discovery, adventure ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, 19th century ...
Place: south america, england, ireland, bolivia, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 46K
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, stranded, cannibalism, rugby, starvation, helicopter, adventure, rescue, freezing, human spirit, isolation, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 3K
Castaway (1986)
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: sexual, sexy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: survival, island, friendship, isolation, adventure, couples, deserted island, sexual relations, fish out of water, female full frontal nudity, desert island, bikini ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: survival, coming of age, wilderness, friendship, guide, nature, summer, adventure, youth, danger, camp, lake or river ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 176K
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, suspenseful, tense, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, death, forces of nature, adventure, climbing, against the odds, adventurer, stranded, tragedy, death of protagonist, freeze to death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 18K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, dog, treasure, pets, adventure, human animal relationship, daring rescue, gold, survival, adventurer, unlikely friendships, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, mine, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 70K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, forces of nature, human spirit, human nature, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 17K
Gerry (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, survival, friend, friendship, best friend, isolation, desperation, highway, escapades, buddies, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%