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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)
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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)
Original name: Terrore Sull'Everest
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". This movie attempts to re-create the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Jon Krakauer throughout the movie, and portrays what he was going through while climbing this mountain.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: catastrophe, mountaineer, climbing, forces of nature, survival, adventure, mountain, heroes, human spirit, adventurer, hopes, danger, escapades, wilderness, leadership, mountain climbing, death, tragedy, frozen body
Place: himalaya, asia, mount everest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about danger, adventure, escapades, survival, forces of nature, wilderness and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Into Thin Air: Death on Everest: Everest (2015), The Climb (2002), Vertical Limit (2000), The Snow Walker (2003), Antarctica (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, dramatic, realistic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, stranded, forces of nature, mountain climbing, natural disaster, beautiful scenery, climbing, adventure, blizzard, death, against the odds ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
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The Climb (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of mismatched rock climbers must learn to work together to conquer one of the world's most treacherous mountains in this adventure tale. After rescuing a wealthy man, solo climbers Michael and Derrick are rewarded with a chance to summit ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, christian film
Plot: friendship, ambition, adventurer, survival, human spirit, against the odds, danger, escapades, adventure, forces of nature, underdog, mountain climbing ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
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Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mountaineer, survival, adventurer, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, danger, daring rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
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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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, friends, mountain, danger, escapades, hopes, stranded ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s
Place: canada
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Antarctica (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, expedition, wilderness, forces of nature, family, pets, danger, rescue, heroes, daring rescue, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia, hokkaido, antarctic
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100%
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, race against time, danger, adventure, escapades, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, forces of nature ...
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The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: catastrophe, leadership, heroes, survival, rescue attempt, zeppelin, danger, adventurer, disgraced, forces of nature, isolation, wilderness ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: russia
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The Himalayas (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on true events, renowned mountaineer UM Hong-gil sets out on a mission to Everest to retrieve his late junior climber's body and faces the greatest challenge of his life.
Style: suspense, captivating, scenic, psychological, based on true events
Plot: climbing, snow, rescue mission, survivor, survival, forces of nature, expedition, friendship, stranded, human spirit, adventure, hiking ...
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal
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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, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, danger, save the day, opposites attract, daring rescue, forces of nature, against the odds, isolation ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
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North Face (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.
Style: exciting, serious, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: mountain climbing, climbing, forces of nature, rivalry, ambition, adventure, heroic mission, survival, mountaineer, danger, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: switzerland, alps, germany, bavaria, swiss alps
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The Climbers (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: May 1960. Mount Everest, the second step under the cliff. The four members of the China Everest Climbing Commando are attacking the most difficult and most difficult "second step". This is their fifth assault. The first four failures have ...
Style: suspenseful, scenic, captivating
Plot: expedition, mountaineer, climbing, mountain climbing, adventurer, natural disaster, forces of nature, stranded, human spirit, wilderness, survival, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century
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Nanga Parbat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Drama about the tragic Nanga Parbat expedition by the two Messner brothers in 1970, on which Reinhold Messners younger brother Günther died.
Style: captivating, factual, psychological, tense
Plot: mountaineer, mountain climbing, expedition, brother brother relationship, team, frostbite, climbing, family relations, danger, death, friendship, ends with biographical notes
Place: himalaya, pakistan
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Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A diverse group of individuals struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert after their passenger plane crashes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, dangerous animal, rivalry, deadly, danger, wilderness, forces of nature, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
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38%
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, danger, hopes, dishonesty, leadership, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
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 8.3
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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: human spirit, friendship, wilderness, survival, cold weather, nature, russian soldier, tiger, culture clash, hopes, adventurer, expedition ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
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Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
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Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, serious, offbeat
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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: captivating, uplifting, serious, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, world war two, buddhism, culture clash, friendship, beautiful scenery, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
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34%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, daring rescue, treasure hunt, survival, friendship, animal life, friends, inventions and discoveries, mountain, adventure, pets ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
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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, inspirational, uplifting, psychological, cerebral ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa
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St. Helens (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, year 1980
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Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: catastrophe, rescue, island, wilderness, survival, family relations, isolation, showbiz, forces of nature, ship, family in danger, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
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31%
The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: survival, north pole, explorer, adventure, obsessive quest, escapades, missing person, forces of nature, wilderness, archive footage, partners, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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31%
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Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, mountain, catastrophe, air disaster, heroes, confined, danger, adventure, escapades, wilderness, gory, cannibal ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
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31%
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The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in ...
Style: serious, surreal
Plot: survival, wilderness, orphan, tragedy, young heroes, escapades, danger, heroes, adventurer, youth, culture clash, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Nature Unleashed: Avalanche (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It begins on a glacier nestled on a frozen peak high in the wild Ural Mountains of Russia, kissed by clouds, the top of the world. A lonely, forbidding place, it's home to THOM CUSSLER and brother, JOCK, a pair of transplanted westerners ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: catastrophe, survival, rescue, danger, save the day, race against time, avalanche, adventure, mountain, profanity, forces of nature, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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31%
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, catastrophe, snowstorm, babies and infants, confined, heroes, isolation, family life, forces of nature, mountain ...
Time: 90s
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31%
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K2 (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: They call it the savage mountain. 27 people have perished trying to reach the summit on K2, the world's second highest peak. A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful
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Time: 90s
Place: pakistan, middle east, usa, seattle, himalaya
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15%
 5.9
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Everest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
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Story: Based on the true story of the first Canadians to ever make it to the top of the world's tallest and most historic peak. A proud moment for Canadians and an adventure that is filled with bitterness, broken relationships and the bodies of four ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, inter cultural
Plot: mountain, human spirit, survival, adventure, climbing, escapades, heroes, hopes, danger, rebelliousness, forces of nature, journalism ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: mount everest, canada, nepal
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29%
 3.4
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The Dam (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India, United Arab Emirates, Singapore
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After many years two mariners return to homeland with the hope of a new beginning, little did they know about a disaster that would change their destiny.
Style: thought provoking, tense, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: human nature, forces of nature, human spirit, introspection, danger, adventure, hopes, lost love, dam, escapades, catastrophe, explosion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Side of the Mountain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Film adaption of the novel by Jean Craighead George. A family movie made by Paramount Studios, the story revolves around thirteen-year old Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles), a devotee of Thoreau, as many were back in the in 1960's. Sam decides to ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: mountain, survival, wilderness, family, heroes, danger, youth, family relations, disorder, friends, self discovery, human spirit ...
Time: 60s
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28%