Movies like Into the Wild

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Into the Wild (2007)
 8.1
 530K
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, inspirational, road movie, philosophical, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, cerebral, sincere, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, freedom, isolation, journey, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, life philosophy, human spirit, hippie, obsessive quest, destiny, rebellion, solitude, lifestyle change, search, adventurer, drifter, beautiful scenery, life & death, charity, starvation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1991, 1990s, year 1992
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, mexico, south africa, virginia, california ...

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Most similar movies to Into the Wild

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and touching films with plots about mentor, storytelling, adventure, catastrophe, beautiful scenery, destiny and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Into the Wild: Wild (2014), Tracks (2013), 127 Hours (2010), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Cast Away (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 112K
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, captivating, sincere, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: wilderness, cheating on husband, human spirit, hiking, self discovery, journey, redemption, on the road, adultery, nature, starting over, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: usa, cross country, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 26K
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, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, wilderness, adventurer, adventure, journey, solitude, outback, camel, self discovery, loneliness, dog ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 328K
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, human spirit, desert, courage, loneliness, extreme sport, adventure, climbing, determination, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ 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, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle, self discovery, poverty, journey, injustice, letter, friendship, asthma, communist, cuban revolution, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 479K
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: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, island, isolation, human spirit, desert island, courage, adventure, air disaster, solitude, abandoned, determination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, scenic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: hiking, friendship, in the woods, escapades, adventure, elderly, aging, wilderness, friends, camping, midlife crisis, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ 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, motorcycle, self discovery, cancer, on the road, fighting illness, travel, twentysomething life, dealing with death, health situation, treatment, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, pacific ocean, british columbia, cross country
⇓ 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: uplifting, captivating, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, culture clash, friendship, mountain, self discovery, teachers and students, escapades, society, adventure, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.9
 543K
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: dramatic, melancholic, philosophical, motivational, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, hopes, ocean or sea, adventure, teenage boy, human nature, beautiful scenery, isolation, tiger, ship, storytelling, ocean ...
Place: india, mexico, toronto ontario canada, paris france, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 28K
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: road trip, travel, death of son, pilgrimage, redemption, obsessive quest, self discovery, search, on the road, grief, christianity, encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 21K
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, wilderness, tiger, nature, russian soldier, culture clash, danger, expedition, imperialism, respect ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 91K
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, realistic, psychedelic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the road, hippie, friendship, rebelliousness, lsd, americana, adventure, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, rebel, society, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa, louisiana, arizona, california, new orleans
⇓ 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, sincere, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, fish out of water, coming of age, true love, youth, human spirit, disorder, love and romance, hopes, friends, christian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 38K
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, serious ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, road trip, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, escapades, society, americana, youth, journey, threesome ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, year 1947, 1940s ...
Place: usa, mexico, new york, virginia, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.2
 210K
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, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalyptic, survival, starvation, father son relationship, post apocalypse, dying, cannibalism, single parent, chaos, journey, selflessness ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ 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: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: archaeology, jungle, expedition, tribe, journey, explorer, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, snake ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 1900s, year 1916, 20th century ...
Place: south america, england, latin america, brazil, bolivia ...
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, murder, self discovery, crimes, battles, parents and children, hopes, dealing with death, deadly, family relations, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, life changing experience, loneliness, adventurer, adventure, lifestyle change, escape from reality, journal, disorder, pilot, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, himalaya, usa, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, ambition, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
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, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, friends, passenger, danger, delivery, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, mouse, arctic, biologist, wolf, inuit, survival, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, forces of nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, adventure, human spirit, danger, isolation, forces of nature, save the day, daring rescue, opposites attract, against the odds ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: sentimental, feel good, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, adventure, travel, happiness, teaching the ways of the world, road not taken, escapades, life philosophy, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, touching, emotional, feel good, gloomy ...
Plot: on the road, storm, family feud, veteran, doctor, nurse, hitchhiker, mechanic, elderly, redemption, obstacle, encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, wisconsin, iowa, usa, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 47K
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, realistic, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, stranded, helicopter, starvation, rugby, air disaster, confined, danger, adventure, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: uruguay, latin america, andes mountains, south america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 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: sexy, sexual, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: survival, island, adventure, friendship, couples, isolation, sexual relations, deserted island, culture clash, fish out of water, escapades, misfit partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 231K
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: bad ending, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wolf, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, male camaraderie, stranded, air disaster, danger, death, forces of nature, atheist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, friendship, survival, danger, youth, guide, nature, summer, camp, adventure, stranded on an island ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, gold, treasure, human animal relationship, wilderness, adventure, daring rescue, survival, adventurer, trap ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, mine, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
To Brave Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple and their dog struggle to survive in Alaska.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: survival, starvation, wilderness, pets, confined, fish out of water, danger, isolation, disorder, human spirit, forces of nature, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%