Movies like King Kong 1976

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King Kong (1976)
 5.9
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King Kong (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Even though a woman somewhat tames Kong, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city, and as the military attempt to stop him, he falls to his death from the top of the World Trade Center.
Style: scary, exciting, sentimental, serious, suspenseful, epic, psychotronic, visually appealing, idiotic, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: beast, island, giant animal, survival, jungle, rescue, stowaway, woman in danger, king kong, giant snake, world trade center manhattan new york city, giant ape, oil company, world trade center, ship, hippie, adventure, sea disaster, investigation, heroes, confined, kidnapping, dangerous animal, skyscraper, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, indonesia, usa, asia, manhattan, new york city

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Most similar movies to King Kong

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychotronic and scary films with plots about danger, escapades, survival, deadly, dangerous animal, adventure and island mostly in Adventure, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like King Kong: Congo (1995), The Food of the Gods (1976), Mighty Joe Young (1998), Jurassic World (2015), The Presence (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
Style: sentimental, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: monster, expedition, giant animal, beast, adventure, jungle, dinosaur, dangerous animal, human animal relationship, gorilla, rescue, island ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 5.2
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Congo (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Eight people embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers -- some with ulterior motives -- stumble across a race of killer apes.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, melancholic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, gorilla, adventurer, survival, adventure, dangerous animal, danger, treasure hunt, deadly, obsessive quest, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: congo, africa, houston texas, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The blood orchid - A rare flower that holds the secret of eternal life and a fortune to the pharmaceutical company that finds it. Led by a two-fisted soldier of fortune, a scientific expedition is sent deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, snake, adventure, dangerous animal, survival, animal horror, treasure hunt, expedition, danger, rescue, research, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, borneo, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rat, space and aliens, giant animal, investigation, dangerous animal, danger, environmentalism, rescue, farmhouse, mountain ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: british columbia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Mighty Joe Young (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, intense, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: gorilla, giant animal, jungle, adventure, chase, animal, friendship, beast, poacher, dangerous animal, danger, animals ...
Place: africa, california, los angeles, usa, uganda ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
King Kong Lives (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive!
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pregnancy, king kong, giant ape, military, giant animal, heart transplant, adventure, chases and races, danger, rescue, babies and infants, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: borneo, tokyo, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 598K
Jurassic World (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, scenic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dangerous animal, dinosaur, animal attack, animal horror, adventure, tyrannosaurus rex, amusement park, theme park, island, genetics, survival, genetic engineering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
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The Presence (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After their plane crashes in the Pacific ocean after a storm a group of people scramble to a tropical island. At first the place seems home to palm trees and exotic wildlife but on the discovery of a disused military base they find out the island ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, serious
Plot: island, bio weapon, creature, ocean, race against time, heroes, dangerous animal, chases and races, deadly, anti heroes, rescue, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 100K
Anaconda (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru, Brazil
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, adventure, snake, danger, survival, animal horror, giant snake, amazon river, boat, obsessive quest, lake or river ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: latin america, ecuador, brazil, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 3.7
 41K
Jaws 3-D (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, killer shark, giant animal, great white shark, rescue, amusement park, scuba diving, theme park, water skiing, adventure, survival, dolphins ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Komodo vs. Cobra (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A team of environmentalists, including a reporter, her camera man, and an environmentalist's famous girlfriend charter a boat and with the captain, sail to a military island. They suspect the island is hosting to illegal activities. Upon ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: giant animal, giant snake, island, laboratory, scientist, race against time, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, danger, rescue, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Mighty Peking Man (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Word of a monster ape ten stories tall living in the Himalayas reaches fortune hunters in Hong Kong. They travel to India to capture it, but wild animals and quicksand dissuade all but Johnny, an adventurer with a broken heart. He finds the monster ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, gorilla, nudity (full frontal - brief), adventure, escapades, imaginary, danger, dangerous animal, daring rescue, adventurer, superhuman powers, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, india, himalaya, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 74K
Jaws 2 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, rescue, panic, boat accident, great white shark, survival, ocean, island, death, swimming, danger, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 4K
Eaten Alive! (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman's search for her missing sister leads her to the jungles of New Guinea, where she and an expatriate guide encounter a cult leader and flesh-hungry natives.
Style: suspenseful, serious, slasher, exciting, scary ...
Plot: jungle, cannibal, cobra, missing person, rescue, torture, sect, animal life, psychopath, gory, wilderness, survival ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia, papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mutant, ant, real estate, radioactive, radioactivity, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, dangerous animal, deadly, crimes, toxic ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, usa, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After another deadly shark attack, Ellen Brody decides she has had enough of New England's Amity Island and moves to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family. But a great white shark has followed her there, hungry for more lives.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, underwater scene, underwater, rescue, caribbean sea, great white shark, shark attack, vengeance, revenge, survival, death, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Lost Tribe (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While navigating with his girlfriend Alexis and his partners and friends Chris and Tom and his girlfriend Anna to a close a Broadband Internet access business in Asia in the motor pleasure yacht of Joe, they rescue a wounded drowned man in shock. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: island, castaway, deadly creature, survival, isolation, gory, friends, danger, characters killed one by one, monster, monsters, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cannibal Ferox (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.
Style: disturbing, banned film, suspenseful, brutal, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, murder, eating human flesh, torture, drug dealing, cannibal, native, violence spree, danger, rescue, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, new york, usa, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Green Inferno (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not aloneā€¦ and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Style: bloody, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibal, torture, amazon rainforest, survival, violence, gory, cannibalism, confined, brutality, extreme violence, escape attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, chile, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 11K
Orca (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, harsh, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer whale, whale, ocean or sea, dangerous animal, ocean, vengeance, survival, obsession, adventure, rescue, gory, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: antarctica, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.5
 941
Raptor Island (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A team of terrorist-fighting Naval officers in the South China Sea finds their struggle against the enemy taking a backseat to the fight of their lives when an horde of creatures thought to be extinct for millions of years descend upon them in an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dinosaur, soldier, tyrannosaurus rex, battles, danger, military, deadly creature, survival, chaos, heroes, deadly, ancient mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.2
 1K
Silent Venom (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The only thing more terrifying than Snakes on a Plane is "Snakes on a Submarine," and that's exactly what we get in this claustrophobic, sub-aquatic thriller starring Luke Perry. Lieutenant Commander O'Neill (Perry) was piloting ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snake, underwater, adventure, submarine, survival, mutant, underwater scene, military, race against time, save the day, dangerous animal, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, taiwan, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Jungle Holocaust (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Plot: cannibal, crocodile, survival, jungle, snake, landing, gory, danger, escapades, rescue, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Anaconda 3: Offspring (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cancer-terminal tycoon Peter Murdoch's secret Wexel Hall Pharmaceuticals lab has developed a blood orchid extract cure. To examine why it works optimally in snakes, they also bread a super-anaconda strain. But the original pair escapes, leaving ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant snake, survival, snake, dangerous animal, human versus animal, experiment gone awry, plague, heroic mission, supernatural, danger, race against time, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mystery on Monster Island (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story concerns a shipwrecked group who discover natural wonders and a gold treasure on a dangerous island populated by dinosaurs and living seaweed. Terence Stamp is the bad guy. Supposedly the most expensive film made in Spain to that point, it ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: island, stranded, creature, dinosaur, ship, isolation, survival, chases and races, adventurer, treasure, pirate, ocean ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Anacondas: Trail of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A genetically created Anaconda, cut in half, regenerates itself into two aggressive giant snakes, due to the Blood Orchid.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, surprise ending, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: giant snake, betrayal, adventure, danger, obsessive quest, escapades, survival, jungle, deadly, dangerous mission, forest, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 5K
Grizzly (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear's capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: grizzly bear, wilderness, animal horror, national park, hunter, park ranger, survival, rescue, obsessive quest, danger, dangerous animal, investigation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, interspecies sex, animal sex, mountain, iguana, animal cruelty, bestiality, supernatural, adventure, dangerous animal, supernatural ability, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, kids, boys' night, family outing
Plot: island, dinosaur, monster, cave woman, rescue, spider, ship, expedition, caveman, prehistoric creature, adventure, volcano ...
Time: prehistoric times, 1910s, 20th century, prehistory, 70s ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 4K
The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, pirate, island, kidnapping, survival, rescue, supernatural, heroic mission, missing person, isolation, against the odds, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%