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The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
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The Island at the Top of the World (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Victorian gentleman hopes to find his long-lost son, who vanished whilst searching for a mysterious Viking community in a volcanic valley somewhere in uncharted Arctic regions. The gentleman puts together an expedition team to go on the search, but when they reach their destination they must escape from some Viking descendants who will kill to keep their existence a secret.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspense
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: island, adventurer, danger, wilderness, rescue, arctic, viking, ancient mystery, missing child, archaeologist, killer whale, survival, adventure, family, heroes, obsessive quest, imaginary, forces of nature, escapades, rivalry, time travel, dog, journey, mountain, cave ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s
Place: england, france, london, iceland

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Most similar movies to The Island at the Top of the World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, humorous and entertaining films with plots about adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, family, rescue and adventurer mostly in Adventure, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Island at the Top of the World: The Land That Time Forgot (1974), The People That Time Forgot (1977), In Search of the Castaways (1962), Land of the Lost (1974), The Golden Compass (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dinosaur, island, time travel, ancient mystery, world war one, adventurer, adventure, danger, ocean, ocean or sea, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: prehistory, 1940s, year 1916, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, archaeologist, dinosaur, heroes, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, rescue, misfit, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventurer, fantasy world, expedition, dinosaur, obsessive quest, adventure, volcano, mysterious place, cave, danger, rescue, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric, 21st century ...
Place: iceland, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, try to protect them from hunters who want to capture them.
Style: serious, idiotic, humorous, sweet, ridiculous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: jungle, dinosaur, family, adventure, world war two, family life, forces of nature, wilderness, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, survival, rivalry ...
Time: prehistory, 80s, prehistoric times
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, caveman, expedition, ship, rescue, spider, adventure, volcano ...
Time: prehistoric times, 1910s, 20th century, prehistory, 70s ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson from a screenplay by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scenic, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, treasure hunt, ship, family, survival, missing person, heroic mission, rescue, friendship, young heroes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1850s, victorian era, 19th century
Place: australia, south america, new zealand, latin america, chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Land of the Lost (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rick Marshall and his children Will and Holly were on a weekend expedition rafting trough a river when an enormous earthquake diverts them to an eclectic alien world inhabited by dinosaurs, chimpanzee-like cavemen called Pakuni, and aggressive, ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, time travel, parallel world, fish out of water, getting home, danger, anti heroes, adventurer, disorder, family, escapades, experiment gone awry ...
Time: prehistory, 70s, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Golden Compass (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.
Style: epic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, magical, journey, parallel world, orphan, imaginary, witch, experiment, compass, chosen one, wizards ...
Place: england, london, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, survival, danger, uncover truth, puzzle, save the day, ancient mystery, cave, steampunk, mayor, underground ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, year 1865, 1860s, 1950s, 50s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, canadian, danger, daring rescue, orphan, babies and infants, getting home, adventurer, heroes, escapades, family, adventure ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Sea Gypsies (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman and 3 children start to sail around the world. They are shipwrecked near an uninhabited isle. This island is full of wild animals and it is very dangerous for them in the begining. They live through a lot of wonderful adventure ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: stowaway, island, wilderness, survival, shipwreck, pelican, adventure, youth, escapades, family, journalism, pirate ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Tall Tale (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic community. When Daniel Hackett sees his father ...
Style: stylized, entertaining, sentimental, melancholic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, family, heroic mission, treasure hunt, adventurer, daring rescue, imaginary, young heroes, on the run, rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 1900s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, lost city, island, jungle, atlantis, gold, legends and myths, rescue, escapades, mission, jules verne ...
Time: 19th century, 2010s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Space Buddies (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: B-Dawg, Mudbud, Budderball, and all the rest of the Buddies are back, but this time, they're setting their sights even higher -- as in, the moon! With the help of their new pals Spudnick (voiced by Jason Earles) and Gravity, these pooches are ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: moon, rescue, dog, family life, space travel, survival, space and aliens, partners, adventure, disorder, friendship, danger ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Shipwrecked (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Norway, Sweden, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.
Style: serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: ship, island, pirate, rescue, stowaway, child in peril, daring rescue, family, adventurer, heroes, gang, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, adventurer, danger, teenage life, treasure hunt, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, escapades, young heroes, heroes, magic, child protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, boy dog relationship, pets, friendship, dog, young heroes, danger, youth, teenage life, parents and children ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a plea-bargain to clear their school records, a group of misfit teens ventures into the majestic but unforgiving wilderness to help a young naturalist save the vanishing wolves. After they encountered unexpected incident, they are aided by the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: misfit, wilderness, adventurer, youth, rescue, heroes, family, escapades, danger, adventure, mountain, animal life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Crusade in Jeans (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Dolf a 15 year old boy is sent back in time by a timemachine. Accidentally he is sent back to the Middle Ages. He is rescued by children who are part of a childrens' crusade, on their way to rescue Jeruzalem. During the trip Dolf finds out the ...
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, adventure, heroic mission, young heroes, heroes, escapades, rivalry, youth, danger, race against time, rescue, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ally Hayden is a teenager who shares her father's interest in dinosaurs and archaeology. When he brings a mysterious fossil back from a dig, she is convinced it's the egg of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. After accidentally knocking the egg to the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, youth, danger, imaginary, rescue, obsessive quest, anti heroes, misfit, escapades, young heroes, unlikely partners ...
Time: prehistory, 90s, future, 80s
Place: canada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, entertaining
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: life turned upside down, adventure, adventurer, young heroes, escapades, family in danger, teenage life, missing person, youth, chase, supernatural, secret place ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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 ⇓
24%
 6.0
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Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, young heroes, family relations, adventure, danger, exotic island, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, little girl, poacher, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this sequal to "Escape From Witch Mountain," Tia and Tony leave their safe refuge on witch mountain for a trip to Los Angeles. Tony is kidnapped by the evil Dr. Gannon and his spinster partner Letha and brainwashed into helping Gannon ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, psychotronic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, teens
Plot: mad scientist, kidnapping, gang, supernatural, family, nuclear holocaust, adventure, disorder, child in peril, chases and races, imaginary, good versus evil ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian's megalomaniacal boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, psychotronic, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: orphan, chase, supernatural, on the run, rescue, mountain, disney, flying car, helicopter, telekinesis, car accident, family ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Jack the Giant Killer (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrible and trecherous Pendragon plans to gain the throne of Cornwall by getting the king to abdicate and to marry his lovely daughter. To help him he has his dreadful witches in his castle and his almost unstoppable sorcery. A giant under his ...
Style: offbeat, feel good, stylized, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: giant, genie, kidnapping, viking, castle, adventurer, princess, best friends, good versus evil, family, supernatural, youth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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 ⇓
23%
At the Earth's Core (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A huge burrowing machine tunnels out of control at ferocious speed, cutting clean through to the center of the earth, to the twilight world of pellucidar. Once there, Dr. Perry and David Innes are threatened by half human creatures, lizard-like ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychotronic, unusual plot structure, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: cave, subterranean, monster, cave woman, quicksand, adventure, space travel, good versus evil, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, survival, dangerous animal ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, prehistory, victorian, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%