Movies like King Kong

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King Kong (2005)
 7.2
 355K
King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA, 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: exciting, sentimental, stylized, epic, scenic, scary, serious, suspenseful, remake of cult film, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing, teens
Plot: expedition, monster, jungle, dinosaur, rescue, adventure, island, exotic island, danger, gorilla, giant insect, actress, woman in danger, dangerous animal, young woman, beast, giant, fantasy world, human animal relationship, survival, impossible love, tyrannosaurus rex, weapons, sacrifice, anti heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, 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 exciting, entertaining, serious and intense films with plots about adventure, dialogue, danger, mentor, catastrophe, escapades and storytelling mostly in Adventure, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like King Kong: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Anaconda (1997), Jurassic World (2015), Jurassic Park (1993), Pompeii (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that Hammond has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, cliffhanger ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, dangerous animal, island, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, rescue, stowaway, survival, genetic engineering, expedition, helicopter, capture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san diego california, costa rica, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 26K
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, ...
Style: serious, exciting, sentimental, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: island, giant animal, adventure, stowaway, ship, survival, beast, dangerous animal, rescue, indigenous, jungle, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: indonesia, new york, usa, asia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 84K
Anaconda (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Brazil, Peru
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, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, danger, lake or river, adventure, survival, giant snake, boat, deception, eaten alive, amazon river, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, ecuador, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 522K
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, suspense, futuristic, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dangerous animal, island, dinosaur, animal attack, theme park, amusement park, adventure, survival, jungle, genetic engineering, killer animal, rescue mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 744K
Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, island, survival, adventure, theme park, team, dangerous animal, natural disaster, fantasy world, triceratops, tyrannosaurus rex, scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 97K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, forces of nature, slavery, save the lady, adventure, danger, natural disaster, race against time, forbidden love, gladiator, volcanic eruption, ruler ...
Time: ancient history, 70s, 1st century
Place: italy, britain, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, giant, adventure, youth, young heroes, heroic mission, legends and myths, heroes, curses spells and rituals, princess, horse, save the princess ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, survival, expedition, snake, research, treasure hunt, adventure, rescue, orchid, danger, dangerous animal, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Jurassic Park III (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: rescue, dinosaur, island, fantasy world, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, danger, jungle, heroes, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, adventure, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, battles, warrior, suspicion, dwarf, ancient, courage, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, save the world, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, heroic mission, pride and honor, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: island, adventure, fantasy world, rescue, danger, mission, escapades, jungle, youth, adventurer, chase, dinosaur ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 263K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, harsh, disturbing ...
Plot: slavery, survival, adventure, manhunt, chase, solar eclipse, tribe, native, sacrifice, prophecy, death, on the run ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, humorous, entertaining, tense, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, adventurer, chase, adventure, fantasy world, obsessive quest, danger, rescue, heroic mission, volcano, research ...
Time: contemporary, prehistoric, 19th century, 21st century
Place: iceland, mine, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, scenic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, adventurer, courage, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, journey, fantasy world, dragon, invisibility, wizards and magicians ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: island, danger, death, self sacrifice, bomb, survival, expedition, adventure, gunfight, jungle, prehistoric creature, giant animal ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1973, year 1944, 20th century
Place: vietnam, thailand, washington d.c., bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 54K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, adventurer, adventure, helicopter, daring rescue, climbing, race against time, wilderness, forces of nature, mountaineer, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 454K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, suicide attempt, air disaster, hopes, fish out of water, tropical island ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: knight, folk hero, good versus evil, adventure, courage, robbery, thief, robin hood, chase, dishonesty, greed, justice ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, treasure hunt, creature, dragon, adventure, swords and armor, heroic, dwarf, warrior, magical, giant spider ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, feel good, touching, tense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: jungle, chase, adventure, friendship, gorilla, animal life, family, dangerous animal, friends, escapades, misfit, fish out of water ...
Place: africa, california, los angeles, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 90K
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, mythology, adventure, rescue, chaos and mayhem, immortality, danger, save the day, afterlife, desert, legends and myths, redemption ...
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 222K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, exciting, biblical, suspense, epic ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, forces of nature, human nature, natural disaster, god, moral dilemma, belief, ship, adventure, redemption, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, adventure, danger, survival, culture clash, bridge, swahili, lion, colonialism, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 191K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, deadly creature, evil alien, space and aliens, soldier, monster, alien, danger, survival, laser, invisibility, warrior ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 90K
Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and ...
Style: epic, exciting, offbeat, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, prophecy, queen, good versus evil, adventure, magic, baby, monster, black magic, mission, castle, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, artifact, adventurer, ancient, rivalry, villain, escapades, good versus evil, tombs and skeletons, treasure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, cairo egypt, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, melancholic ...
Plot: jungle, soldier, deserter, war, military, adventure, island, adventurer, survival, u.s. navy, infantry, tribe ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, indonesia, manila philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Style: surprise ending, entertaining, absurd, melancholic, scenic
Plot: jungle, tarzan, feral child, slavery, chase, revenge, good versus evil, greed, colonialism, survival, betrayal, swashbuckler ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: africa, congo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: godzilla, anti heroes, deadly creature, adventure, heroic mission, danger, save the world, good versus evil, monster versus monster, ocean or sea, monsters, monster ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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