Movies like King Kong

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King Kong (2005)
 7.2
 363K
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: sentimental, exciting, epic, stylized, scenic, scary, serious, suspenseful, remake of cult film, intense ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, monster, jungle, rescue, island, actress, beast, adventure, human animal relationship, danger, giant, exotic island, young woman, gorilla, giant insect, woman in danger, dangerous animal, impossible love, fantasy world, tyrannosaurus rex, survival, skyscraper, filmmaking, escape ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building 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, suspenseful, entertaining and serious films with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, dialogue, mentor, chase and destiny mostly in Adventure, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like King Kong: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Apocalypto (2006), Anaconda (1997), Jurassic World (2015), Jurassic Park (1993). 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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, cliffhanger ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dinosaur, dangerous animal, island, expedition, helicopter, rescue, genetic engineering, stowaway, capture, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: costa rica, san diego california, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 27K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, scary, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: island, ship, stowaway, giant animal, beast, hippie, jungle, adventure, survival, unfulfilled love, rescue, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: indonesia, asia, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 268K
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, epic ...
Plot: slavery, survival, adventure, chase, manhunt, solar eclipse, tribe, native, sacrifice, death, prophecy, jaguar ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 86K
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, danger, dangerous animal, giant snake, lake or river, survival, adventure, snake, boat, bait, deception, eaten alive ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, ecuador, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dangerous animal, island, dinosaur, theme park, animal attack, survival, amusement park, adventure, human animal relationship, jungle, rescue mission, genetic engineering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 771K
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, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, island, survival, theme park, adventure, team, natural disaster, fantasy world, dangerous animal, scientist, triceratops, tyrannosaurus rex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: costa rica, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 99K
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, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: roman empire, slavery, forces of nature, save the lady, adventure, danger, natural disaster, race against time, ruler, forbidden love, chaos, volcanic eruption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, dungeon, britain
⇓ 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: exciting, stylized, enigmatic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, giant, youth, adventure, heroic mission, save the princess, young heroes, princess, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, family, imaginary ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, animal horror, snake, expedition, rescue, danger, treasure hunt, research, paralysis, betrayal, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia
⇓ 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, epic, captivating, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, fantasy world, friendship, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, save the world, pride and honor, heroic mission, army, attack, magical ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, tense, serious, intense, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, chase, adventure, friendship, gorilla, dangerous animal, danger, beast, giant animal, animal, poacher, exploitation ...
Place: africa, california, los angeles, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, captivating, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, creature, swords and armor, warrior, magical, adventure, dragon, heroic mission, heroes, treasure hunt, forest ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: dinosaur, rescue, island, tyrannosaurus rex, adventure, fantasy world, survival, pterodactyl, dangerous animal, danger, jungle, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, rescue, fantasy world, mission, gold, danger, escapades, dinosaur, youth, jungle, chase ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii
⇓ 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, fantasy world, chase, adventure, obsessive quest, danger, heroic mission, rescue, volcano, mummy ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, mine, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Dinosaur Project (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Found footage of an expedition into the Congo jungle where a team of explorers stumbles upon a colony of Dinosaurs.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, jungle, adventurer, dangerous animal, adventure, deadly creature, survival, scientist, legends and myths, discovery, stowaway, cryptozoology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, stylized ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, courage, adventurer, fantasy world, adventure, treasure hunt, imaginary, journey, dragon, mythology, warrior ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 2010s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, helicopter, adventurer, adventure, family relations, forces of nature, heroic mission, escapades, confined, daring rescue, siblings relations, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, gunfight, danger, death, self sacrifice, bomb, giant animal, survival, expedition, adventure, jungle, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 70s, year 1944, year 1973, 20th century, 1940s
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 467K
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: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, air disaster, suicide attempt, hopes, solitude, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: date night, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: knight, folk hero, chase, good versus evil, robbery, thief, courage, adventure, justice, greed, robin hood, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, holy land, dungeon, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, chase, artifact, russian, whip, good versus evil, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 22K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, adventure, ship, betrayal, mutiny, navy, murder, escapades, rebelliousness, military life, sea captain, journey ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.4
 198K
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: deadly creature, evil alien, jungle, warrior, danger, monster, soldier, survival, space and aliens, survivor, supernatural, alien ...
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lost World (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: Australia, Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World is a syndicated television series loosely based on the 1912 novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World. Premiered in the fall of 1999, it ran for three seasons before it was cancelled on a ...
Style: exciting, scary, offbeat, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, jungle, dangerous animal, stranded, exploration, time travel, adventurer, monster, abandoned, deadly, imaginary ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ 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%
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: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventure, artifact, ancient, adventurer, rivalry, villain, good versus evil, tombs and skeletons, escapades, courage ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, gross out humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, child driving car, tombs and skeletons, artifact, good versus evil, violence, adventurer, danger, treasure, skeleton, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: india, mine, china, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 134K
47 Ronin (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Japan, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the original 1941 movie from Japan, and from ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, battles, ronin, revenge, chosen one, heroes, master warrior, exile, martial arts, samurai sword, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Lost World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This Lost World is a splendid BBC TV dramatisation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous adventure story. Bob Hoskins makes an unusually genial Professor Challenger, far less of a bully than Doyle's character, but his slightly stereotyped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, jungle, rivalry, dangerous animal, escapades, heroic mission, love triangle, danger, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, scientist ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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