Movies and TV shows like Moby Dick

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Moby Dick (1998)
 6.4
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Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, surprise ending, epic
Plot: ship, sea, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, captain, adventure, ocean or sea, friendship, danger, deadly, shipwreck, vengeance, revenge, obsession, friends, human spirit, oracle, human nature, escapades, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, hate, killer whale, hunting ...
Time: 19th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, survival, rivalry, ocean or sea and ship mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Moby Dick: The Riddle of the Sands (1979), Black Sails (2014), Orca (1977), The Whale (2013), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: realistic, exciting, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ship, whale, mutiny, hunt down, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, danger, rivalry, ocean or sea, escapades, self destructing ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: military, yacht, danger, espionage, conquering, state affairs, undercover, ship, heroes, war, spy, world war one ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 88K
Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, gold, swashbuckler, treasure hunt, captain, bare breasts, treasure, island, pirate ship, killings, seduction ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 10K
Orca (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
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, dangerous animal, ocean or sea, whale, vengeance, survival, obsession, adventure, rescue, gory, deadly, ship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.2
 463
The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, adventure, survival, danger, dangerous animal, shipwreck, escapades, ship, rescue, lost at sea, hunting, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scenic, tense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, danger, survival, jungle, obsessive quest, bridge, colonialism, heroes, adventurer, culture clash, lion ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
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Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
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, sea, treasure hunt, boat, gold, adventure, danger, ocean or sea, survival, obsessive quest, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 2K
Crusoe (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: island, cannibalism, wisdom of life, friends, sea disaster, storm, survival, wise man, friendship, isolation, escapades, survivor ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.4
 872
Sea Wolf (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: ship, adventure, survival, sea disaster, danger, isolation, expedition, escapades, writer's life, captain, love and romance, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Age of the Dragons (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Age of the Dragons is an adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. Set in a medieval realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world, Ishmael, a charismatic harpooner and his friend Queequeg ...
Style: rough, epic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, obsessive quest, deadly, danger, rivalry, unfulfillment, dangerous animal, obsession, revenge, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 182
The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, isolation, self discovery, danger, social differences, ocean or sea, castaway, tough heroes ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1900s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 2K
Immortals (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Driven by revenge, human-turned-vampire Mia sets out to vanquish Dmitry, a ruthless vampire leader who seeks an artifact that grants immortality.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, revenge, escapades, culture clash, rivalry, friendship, hopes, danger, youth, society, murder, mentor ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 760
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: heroes, escapades, adventure, cons and scams, rivalry, military, ghost, survival, ship, psychopath, battles, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, against the odds, sea, shipwreck, isolation, danger, whale ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, georgian era, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, pacific ocean, ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
2010: Moby Dick (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: That infamous whale is bigger, badder and a whole lot stronger in this sci-fi reimagining of Herman Melville’s classic tale of the battle between man, sea and sea creature starring “Xena” alum Rene O’Connor as the (traditionally male) ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, heroes, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, rivalry, adventure, deadly creature, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, battles, navy, adventure, leadership, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, napoleonic wars, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, new year's eve, survival, daring rescue, save the day, danger, deadly, ship, cruise, isolation, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, tense, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, adventure, heroes, danger, murder, death, master warrior, vengeance, chase, post apocalypse, gunfight ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 1.6
 10K
Titanic II (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspense, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, iceberg, tsunami, sinking ship, survival, forces of nature, adventure, danger, race against time, ocean or sea, escapades, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 2K
The Beast (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Fishing and jobs are becoming scarce in the small seaport village of Graves Point, when mysterious deaths and unexplained disappearances begin to occur. Divers vanish and a young couple disappears at sea, their empty raft washing up on the shore. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea, silly humor, deadly, escapades, adventure, dangerous animal, ocean or sea, danger, heroes, small town life, small town, coastal town ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 11K
The Deep (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, treasure hunt, adventure, shipwreck, chase, shark, ocean or sea, danger, ocean, mafia, vacation, morphine ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, adventure, catastrophe, cruise, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 6K
Klondike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 274 min.
Story: The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel west during the Klondike Gold Rush. Along the way they "must navigate harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, adventure, adventurer, crimes, friendship, greed, gold, escapades, businessman, murder, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, village life, danger, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, power, nature, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, south america, latin america, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 20K
The Musketeers (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can be trusted and believed in to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense
Plot: musketeer, adventure, swords and armor, king, heroic mission, duel, danger, state affairs, partners, escapades, queen, french ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The most successful and most loved fighting video game of all time, Street Fighter', is finally being given the epic, and faithful treatment it deserves. Street Fighter: Assassins Fist takes us back to the formative years of the iconic ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, rivalry, ancient, villain, good versus evil, adventure, master warrior, opponent, mortal combat, danger, fight for supremacy ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Prehistoric Park (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries about Nigel Marvin's quest to bring the extinct dinosaurs through time to Prehistoric Park.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, colourful, educational
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, animal life, dangerous animal, adventure, imaginary, escapades, extinction, danger, experiment gone awry, giant, deadly ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: pirate, ocean or sea, stowaway, pirate ship, danger, kidnapping, escapades, young heroes, ship, piracy, sea battle, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: jamaica, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 2K
Turning Tide (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Yann Madec, long-time best mate of Frank Drevil, the star skipper of Global System Insurance, sees his dream come true when he replaces the injured Frank at the last minute for the start of the Vendée Globe. Nine days into the race and leading, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: sea, adventure, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, once in a lifetime opportunity, adventurer, ship, human spirit, escapades, around the world, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 95K
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: adventure, wilderness, canoe, hillbilly, survival, friendship, survivor, rape, danger, rescue, murder, nightmare ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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