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Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal, serious, realistic, intense, harsh, interesting ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, human nature, isolation, coming of age, social relations, cruelty, leadership, literature, innocence lost, death, violent, brutality, adaptation, exotic island, gang war, leader, rescue, confined, danger, escapades, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and intense films with plots about survival, escapades, danger, adventure, island, catastrophe and isolation mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lord of the Flies: The Beach (2000), Cast Away (2000), 127 Hours (2010), Life of Pi (2012), Robinson Crusoe (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: island, innocence lost, survival, wilderness, rite, asthmatic, good versus evil, coming of age, against the rules, human nature, teenage boy, deserted island ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 201K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: beach, marijuana, obsessive quest, utopia, map, delusion, island, adventurer, love and romance, tourist, survival, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, gloomy, suspense, 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: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 313K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: suspense, uplifting, serious, psychological, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, isolation, desert, trapped, human spirit, adventure, courage, extreme sport, climbing, hallucinations, loneliness, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: suspense, melancholic, atmospheric, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean or sea, hopes, human nature, teenage boy, ocean, young heroes, ship, starvation, isolation, journey ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, paris france, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, baroque
Plot: island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, adventurer, danger, destiny, sea disaster, cannibal, culture clash, confined ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 50K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, expedition, survival, forces of nature, ocean or sea, isolation, family relations, danger, escapades, parents and children, deathtrap, underwater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 5K
Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: talky, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, survival, small town, realism, drug dealing, human nature, parents and children, small town life, crimes, danger, escapades, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.8
 223K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, death, stranded, wolf, male camaraderie, eaten alive, forces of nature, danger, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 803
Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: survival, island, adventure, isolation, deserted island, marooned, stranded, tropical island, shipwreck, confined, escapades, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 45K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, stranded, cannibalism, rugby, starvation, helicopter, adventure, rescue, air disaster, freezing, human spirit, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, island, friendship, couples, adventure, isolation, deserted island, fish out of water, escapades, misfit partners, sexual relations, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 3K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: island, pirate, sunken ship, isolation, survival, kidnapping, rescue, gory, adventure, adventurer, martial arts, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.4
 438K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, exciting, emotional, mind bending ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, destiny, danger, leadership, death, lost, human nature, air disaster, mysterious character, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 19K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, touching, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, sailing, survival, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, danger, mentor, catastrophe, life & death, sea disaster ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1961
Place: caribbean, jamaica, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 47K
The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: rough, psychological, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, human nature, experiment gone awry, confined, switching roles, psychology, violence, danger, brutality, moral ambiguity, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 87K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, survival, friendship, murder, rape, banjo, river, hillbilly, canoe, boat, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 47K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: isolation, survival, boat, shark, diving, panic, scuba diving, ocean or sea, nightmare, scuba, confined, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, escapades, heroes, adventurer, obsessive quest, culture clash, bridge, swahili ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, humorous
Plot: island, survival, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, confined, escapades, pets, teaching the ways of the world, stranded, barefoot, rope bridge ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 607
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, daring rescue, survival, danger, adventure, wilderness, wife husband relationship, shipwreck, family in danger, ocean or sea, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: island, love affair, coming of age, tropical island, pregnancy, adventure, survival, romance, elderly lovers, jungle, teenager, marooned ...
Time: 90s, victorian, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 14K
Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, dynamite, dangerous mission, rope bridge, existentialism, oil company, danger, survival, race against time, redemption, explosive, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, nicaragua, paris france, new jersey, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ship, dangerous animal, ocean, adventure, isolation, danger, against the odds, hopes, whale, lost at sea, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Liechtenstein
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, island, torture, rape, lighthouse, survival, adventure, lighthouse keeper, gore, isolation, danger, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: survival, cruise, friendship, parents and children, ocean or sea, family in danger, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, rescue, priest, volcano, evacuation, adventure, adventurer, jungle, one man army, prisoner, hospital, quicksand ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, melancholic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, fall in love, teenage love, first sex, adventure, stranded, friendship, coming of age, isolation, masturbation, sexual identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, victorian, victorian era, 1900s ...
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: survival, coming of age, wilderness, friendship, summer, guide, nature, adventure, youth, danger, camp, lake or river ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 259K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, tough heroes, heroes, post apocalyptic, killings, brutality, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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