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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)
 5.7
 1K
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: mountaineer, survival, adventure, heroes, human spirit, adventurer, hopes, danger, forces of nature, escapades, wilderness, leadership, climbing, death, tragedy, mountain climbing, frozen body
Place: asia, himalaya, mount everest

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Most similar movies to Into Thin Air: Death on Everest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, survival, wilderness, heroes and forces of nature mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Into Thin Air: Death on Everest: Everest (2015), Landslide (2005), The Red Tent (1969), Marco Polo (2007), Vertical Limit (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: dramatic, realistic, suspenseful, tense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, death, forces of nature, against the odds, adventure, climbing, adventurer, stranded, tragedy, death of protagonist, natural disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 270
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
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: rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, save the day, escapades, adventure, chases and races, danger, survival, race against time, pregnancy, heroes, father son relationship, explosion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 2K
The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: survival, leadership, danger, adventurer, escapades, disgraced, forces of nature, daring rescue, getting home, adventure, ghost, heroes ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 1K
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, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, adventure, danger, culture clash, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, vengeance, survival, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.9
 55K
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, helicopter, adventurer, adventure, heroic mission, chases and races, daring rescue, forces of nature, family relations, siblings relations, confined, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: survival, confined, getting home, isolation, human spirit, human nature, adventure, escapades, danger, soldier, military, ocean or sea ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
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: offbeat, epic, serious, stylized, atmospheric
Plot: heavy metal, viking, obsessive quest, heroes, human spirit, rivalry, danger, adventurer, human nature, wilderness, vikings, survival ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 1K
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, adventure, wilderness, danger, pets, heroes, hopes, forces of nature, escapades, family, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 3.7
 886
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: human spirit, forces of nature, hopes, adventure, escapades, danger, introspection, human nature, tribute, dam, lost love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: surreal, serious
Plot: wilderness, orphan, boy, tragedy, human nature, survival, isolation, adventurer, young heroes, escapades, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 2K
Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: survival, expedition, wilderness, danger, human spirit, leadership, heroes, adventurer, ambition, against the odds, forces of nature, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: south pole, antarctica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, exciting, epic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: survival, explorer, north pole, adventure, escapades, forces of nature, hopes, failed attempt, obsessive quest, partners, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, captivating, uplifting, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: wilderness, starvation, survival, pets, escapades, chases and races, fish out of water, danger, disorder, human spirit, confined, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 6K
K2 (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: friendship, climbing, danger, obsessive quest, buddies, human spirit, survival, escapades, adventure, friends, adventurer, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: pakistan, middle east, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: epic, atmospheric, stylized, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, russian soldier, nature, tiger, culture clash, danger, adventurer, hopes, adventure ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, extreme sport, loneliness, peril, climbing, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: survival, wilderness, rescue, escapades, daring rescue, forces of nature, save the day, danger, opposites attract, isolation, confined, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, deadly, heroes, rivals, adventure, forces of nature, dangerous animal, confined, leadership, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, kidnapping, survival, wilderness, adventure, crimes, confined, americana, heroes, missing person, captivity, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 610
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, christian film
Plot: friendship, friends, adventurer, human spirit, escapades, reluctant partners, hopes, forces of nature, adventure, forgery, survival, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 842
True Heart (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A brother and sister are plane-wrecked in Canada, where they must rely on the help of a native and his bear.
Style: serious, atmospheric
Plot: bear, overalls, kids in trouble, forces of nature, siblings relations, dangerous animal, adventure, family relations, youth, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 51K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, danger, isolation, deathtrap, family relations, water, underground, cave, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, escapades, contests and competitions, adventure, adventurer, survival, friendship, rivalry, daring rescue, friends, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: england, canada, london, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Beyond the Next Mountain (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of how the Gospel of John changed the course of history for a tribe of headhunters.
Style: rough, realistic, captivating, serious, christian film
Plot: leadership, heroes, religions or cults, hopes, war, escapades, adventure, society, opposites attract, missionary, japanese army, university student ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: culture clash, friendship, expedition, mountain, self discovery, teachers and students, escapades, society, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, touching, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, mouse, arctic, wolf, biologist, inuit, survival, rescue, adventurer, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Heart of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, adventurer, apocalypse, danger, lake or river, psychopath, survival, heroes, adventure, escapades, obsessive quest, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 13K
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: realistic, touching, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: climbing, rivalry, politics, mountain climbing, survival, heroes, obsessive quest, buddies, contests and competitions, chases and races, adventure, heroic mission ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: switzerland, alps, germany, bavaria, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: realistic, rough, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, stranded, helicopter, starvation, rugby, adventure, human spirit, rescue, isolation, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, survival, wilderness, heroes, family life, isolation, danger, forces of nature, escapades, babies and infants, confined, snowstorm ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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