Movies like Lord of the Flies

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Lord of the Flies (1990)
 6.4
 26K
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, isolation, survival, adventure, human nature, coming of age, social relations, cruelty, leadership, literature, innocence lost, death, violent, brutality, adaptation, leader, exotic island, gang war, rescue, confined, danger, escapades, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s

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Most similar movies to Lord of the Flies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and intense films with plots about survival, escapades, danger, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue and brutality mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lord of the Flies: The Beach (2000), 127 Hours (2010), Cast Away (2000), Life of Pi (2012), The Mosquito Coast (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, innocence lost, survival, wilderness, rite, asthmatic, isolation, good versus evil, coming of age, against the rules, human nature, deserted island ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 206K
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, serious, exciting, tense, scenic ...
Plot: obsessive quest, beach, marijuana, utopia, delusion, island, community, survival, love and romance, tourist, love triangle, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 320K
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, psychological, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, desert, human spirit, adventure, courage, loneliness, extreme sport, climbing, peril, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: 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 ⇓
67%
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 7.9
 528K
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: melancholic, suspense, dramatic, atmospheric, scenic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean or sea, human nature, hopes, isolation, ocean, storytelling, young heroes, ship, teenage boy, starvation ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, montreal quebec, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jungle, utopia, adventure, village, immigrants, obsessive quest, village life, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, obsession, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 227K
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, bad ending, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, dangerous animal, isolation, death, stranded, wolf, male camaraderie, eaten alive, air disaster, danger, machismo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 6K
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 ⇓
39%
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 7.1
 46K
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, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, stranded, cannibalism, rugby, starvation, helicopter, adventure, rescue, freezing, human spirit, isolation, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 51K
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: exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, family relations, isolation, danger, parents and children, cave, deathtrap, ocean or sea, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: pirate, island, survival, kidnapping, rescue, gory, adventure, sunken ship, isolation, adventurer, martial arts, prison ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 90K
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, hillbilly, canoe, banjo, river, boat, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 48K
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, rough, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, survival, shark, panic, scuba diving, ocean or sea, stranded, danger, abandonment, fear, husband wife relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, cannibal, adventurer, danger, destiny, sea disaster, deserted island, indigenous ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 48K
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%
 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, sexy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: survival, island, friendship, isolation, adventure, couples, deserted island, sexual relations, fish out of water, female full frontal nudity, desert island, bikini ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 32K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, treasure hunt, sea, gold, survival, adventure, escapades, betrayal, captain, ocean or sea, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rough ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, adventure, danger, survival, culture clash, lion, colonialism, swahili, bridge, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chase, psychopath, homeless, chases and races, deadly, hunting, danger, escapades, isolation, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 62K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, isolation, youth, frostbite, ski lift, wilderness, forces of nature, ski resort, stranded, buddies, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 20K
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, suspense, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, survival, friendship, sailing, danger, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, catastrophe, life & death, male bonding ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, jamaica, west indies, cuba, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 70K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, forces of nature, human spirit, human nature, sailor ...
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, coming of age, tropical island, love affair, pregnancy, adventure, survival, romance, jungle, teenager, deserted island, marooned ...
Time: 90s, victorian, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, guide, nature, summer, adventure, youth, danger, camp, lake or river ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, disturbing ...
Plot: slavery, survival, adventure, chase, manhunt, solar eclipse, tribe, native, sacrifice, prophecy, death, on the run ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, whale, danger, against the odds, lost at sea, death, starvation ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: pirate, island, lighthouse, rape, torture, survival, adventure, lighthouse keeper, gore, isolation, danger, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, teenage love, first sex, fall in love, stranded, adventure, friendship, sea disaster, teenager, isolation, masturbation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian, turn of the century, victorian era ...
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: captivating, serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: island, isolation, survival, adventure, shipwreck, confined, escapades, pets, teaching the ways of the world, cannibalism, tropical island, rope bridge ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 35K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, little boy, sole survivor, hunter, obsessive quest, danger, crying, escapades, bio weapon, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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