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The Mysterious Island (1973)
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The Mysterious Island (1973)
Original name: La isla misteriosa
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, France, Italy, Cameroon
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1865, The American Civil War: Five POW manage to escape by balloon from Fort Richmond. Caught in a storm and with the balloon damaged they find themselves 'shipwrecked' on a volcanic desert island somewhere in the Pacific. Just before crash landing their leader, the brilliant engineer Cyrus Smith falls to his apparent death in the raging waters, but later turns up completely unharmed and with no memory of how he was saved. His fellow castaways are: the famous journalist Gedeon Spilett, the salty sailor Bonaventure Pencroff, the orphaned boy Harbert Brown and the black servant of Smith, Nab. The dog Top also joined them in the escape.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: island, adventure, pirate, danger, escapades, submarine, chimpanzee
Time: 19th century, 1860s

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Most similar movies to The Mysterious Island

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and psychotronic films with plots about danger, escapades, adventure, island, heroes, imaginary and survival mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like The Mysterious Island: City Beneath the Sea (1971), The Shrunken City (1998), Sky Pirates (1986), Master of the World (1961), Space Amoeba (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mysterious Island (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Thailand, Germany
Duration: 172 min.
Story: During the Civil War five survivors escape from a prison camp in Richmond, Virginia by hot air balloon and find themselves on an uncharted island in the Pacific. Far from any kind of known civilization, the island is inhabited with carnivorous ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Plot: castaway, island, adventure, pirate, prison, survival, stranded, escapades, danger, rescue, adventurer, rivalry ...
Time: 1860s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
City Beneath the Sea (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A group of 21st-century colonists inhabit an underwater city called Pacifica. Originally intended as a purely scientific installation, the U. S. government wants to stash all its gold reserves from Fort Knox there, along with a fantastic new ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, psychotronic
Plot: underwater, adventure, escapades, chases and races, danger, catastrophe, race against time, settlement, submarine, sea, biosphere, bio dome ...
Time: 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mysterious Island (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, island, castaway, american civil war, adventure, stranded, escape, jules verne, ocean, race against time, danger, daring rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865, 50s, 1950s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shrunken City (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two teenaged kids discover a miniature bottled city buried beneath a construction site. They must protect the tiny civilization within from reptilian alien hunters after its everlasting power supply.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: evil alien, imaginary, space and aliens, danger, family, adventure, escapades, family life, heroic mission, heroes, teenage life, alien encounter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sky Pirates (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Air force Lieutenant Harris starts for a flight to Boa Boa, on board Reverend Mitchell with a box containing a part of a top-secret extraterrestrial key. They get lost in a supernatural storm and find themselves after an emergency landing in kind of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: chase, good versus evil, time travel, airplane, space and aliens, imaginary, island, showbiz, reunion, alien encounter, survival, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: indiana, philadelphia, australia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Master of the World (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mad genius tries to bomb the world into peace.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world domination, inventor, jules verne, zeppelin, prodigy, heroes, chaos, anti war, escapades, chases and races, obsessive quest, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Space Amoeba (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a space probe crash-lands on a far-flung Pacific atoll, the craft's alien stowaways decide to take over their new world one creature at a time. Soon, the parasitic life forms latch onto three indigenous critters -- a squid, a crab and a ...
Style: scary, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: island, monster, danger, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, mutant, chaos, chaos and mayhem, imaginary, evil alien, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mysterious Island (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Mysterious Island is a Canadian television series based on Jules Verne's novel L'Île mystérieuse. It ran for one season in 1995. The beginning of the series is much as in the novel. A group of refugees attempting to escape the American ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, confined, mind game, mystery, danger, manipulations, leadership, ocean, friendship, uncover truth, isolation, island ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The People That Time Forgot (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride's party find themselves in a world ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: island, prehistoric creature, dinosaur, monster, cave woman, spider, ship, rescue, caveman, expedition, adventure, biplane ...
Time: prehistoric times, 1910s, 20th century, prehistory, 70s ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This made-for-TV film version uses the title and general premise of Jules Verne's novel, but had its heroes carry out the journey in an earth-penetrating machine. A television series was supposed to follow, but was never produced. Cast includes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, obsessive quest, escapades, imaginary, danger, adventurer, daring rescue, adventure, legends and myths, forces of nature, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Twilight People (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A kidnapped diver is taken to an island inhabited by a mad scientist and his half-animal, half-human creations.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: island, mad scientist, kidnapping, supernatural, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, escapades, experiment gone awry, captivity, plague, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Robotropolis (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Singapore, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of reporters are covering the unveiling of a new facility that is completely maintained by robot prototypes. When one of the robots goes haywire, the reporters find themselves not just reporting on the malfunction, but fighting for their ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: androids and robots, man versus machine, survival, adventure, danger, escapades, technology gone awry, disorder, chaos, technophobia, journalism, killer robot ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: island, pirate, rape, torture, lighthouse, survival, danger, adventure, good versus evil, confined, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Some survivors of a drowning ship are rescued by Captain Nemo and his submarine crew. They are taken to an underwater city, where they may be trapped for the rest of their lives.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, psychotronic
Plot: utopia, underwater, ocean, submarine, escapades, adventure, race against time, danger, chases and races, confined, imaginary, ocean or sea ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Far Cry (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jack Carver, a former member of the Special Forces takes the journalist Valerie Cardinal to an Island to visit her uncle Max who is working in a Military complex on the Island. As they arrive Valerie gets captured by the minions of Doctor Krüger. ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroes, chase, mad scientist, island, investigation, chases and races, ship, danger, journalism, escapades, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this direct-to-video remake, when an accident leaves a group of researchers trapped beneath the earth's crust, it's up to a drill team, led by Joseph Harnet (Greg Evigan), to rescue them. But once underground, the team discovers a ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: adventure, volcano, adventurer, heroic mission, escapades, dinosaur, daring rescue, deadly, deadly creature, chases and races, imaginary, dangerous animal ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistoric
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mysterious Island (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, intense, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: beast, monster, adventure, race against time, sea disaster, stranded, escapades, american civil war, union soldier, fantasy world, imaginary, deadly creature ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Time Machine (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, cannibalism, heroes, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, disorder, chaos, mutant, save the world, changing the past or future, danger ...
Time: future, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Invisible Man (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Invisible Man, the second television series with this title, debuted in the USA in 1975 on NBC and starred David McCallum as the scientist Daniel Westin and Melinda Fee as his wife, Dr. Kate Westin. The series was created by the producer Harve ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: invisibility, scientist, hidden identity, adventure, danger, undercover, secret agents, fighting crime, invisible man, mask, spy
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Linko (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a near future, after a global war has destroyed civilization, pirate gangs attack and loot surviving people.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: post apocalypse, father son relationship, pirate, survival, danger, drugs, computer animation, airplane, island, gun, child abuse, teenager ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Around the World Under the Sea (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A five man submarine plants sensors around the worlds oceans to monitor for a impending earthquake.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, ocean, catastrophe, ocean or sea, chases and races, heroes, danger, battle of the sexes, space and aliens, adventure, escapades ...
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Empire of the Ants (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sleazy scam artist Joan Collins tries to sell phony real estate deals down in the Florida everglades. What she and her unsuspecting buyers don't know is the area has been taken over by giant ants!
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, radioactive, real estate, radioactivity, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, dangerous animal, crimes, deadly, cons and scams, toxic ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Beyond (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During the final days of WWII, chaos ruled. The German submarine U-461 went down along with its entire crew just off the coast of Denmark. U-461 however, was no ordinary submarine. 50 years after the war ended, two brothers go scuba diving for fun ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: submarine, island, adventurer, young heroes, adventure, family relations, danger, supernatural, youth, save the day, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Treasure Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany
Duration: 186 min.
Story: A terrible storm is raging the night it all begins - with a knock on the door. 17-year-old Jim Hawkins helps his widowed mother run their little tavern on the coast of 19th century England. When the door is opened they are startled by a sight that ...
Style: serious, exciting, intense, captivating, talky
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: pirate, treasure map, ship, treasure hunt, adventurer, obsessive quest, daring rescue, young heroes, heroes, rebelliousness, danger, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer who is bent on using a natural resource of Atlantis to take ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: slave, space and aliens, atlantis, princess, heroic mission, dangerous animal, chases and races, danger, adventurer, clergy, best friends, rivalry ...
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
First Men in the Moon (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight turns to shock when the astronauts discover an old ...
Style: stylized, serious, psychotronic, fairy tale, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, moon, alien, astronaut, passenger, extinction, adventure, adventurer, escapades, rescue, heroes, deadly creature ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 20th century ...
Place: europe, england, ussr, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists are possessed by an alien force when they investigate a meteor shower in a rural field.
Style: serious, exciting, scary, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, farm, plague, zombie, supernatural, heroes, imaginary, danger, buddies, adventure, evil alien, benign alien ...
Place: kansas, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Food of the Gods (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Morgan and his friends are on a hunting trip on a remote Canadian island when they are attacked by a swarm of giant wasps. Looking for help, Morgan stumbles across a barn inhabited by an enormous killer chicken. After doing some exploring, they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: island, mutant, giant animal, rat, investigation, danger, dangerous animal, environmentalism, rescue, farmhouse, mountain, ecology ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: british columbia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Komodo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During the 70's, some Komodo Dragon eggs were dumped on an North Carolina island. Somehow, the baby Komodos survived, and twenty years later they have grown up and taken over the island for themselves. Young Patrick has lost his parents and his ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: island, dangerous animal, deadly, animal attack, isolation, mutant, survival, family in danger, animal life, danger, endangered species, creature feature ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%