Movies like The Mosquito Coast

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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
 6.6
 25K
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 results.
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, harsh, intense, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: jungle, utopia, adventure, obsessive quest, village life, danger, village, dysfunctional family, nature, power, mental illness, thanksgiving, obsession, society, immigrants, escapades, twins, arson, small town, burned alive, paradise, emigrant, idealism, idealist, living together ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, latin america, south america, central america

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Most similar movies to The Mosquito Coast

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and intense films with plots about dialogue, death, catastrophe, runaway, storytelling, mentor and danger mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Mosquito Coast: Limbo (1999), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Deliverance (1972), Lord of the Flies (1990), Blood Diamond (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: clever, talky, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: survival, island, small town, social relations, family relations, danger, drug dealing, small town life, realism, crimes, escapades, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, danger, adventure, culture clash, survival, swahili, lion, bridge, colonialism, adventurer, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, rape, survival, murder, friendship, boat, nightmare, interrogation, sheriff, cover up, survivor, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, isolation, survival, adventure, human nature, social relations, coming of age, leadership, cruelty, death, literature, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 458K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, gem, greed, journalist, rebel, journalism, obsessive quest, fisherman, rape ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, belgium, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: realistic, captivating, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: jungle, danger, survival, dangerous mission, dynamite, oil company, rope bridge, existentialism, low lives, escapades, adventure, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, new jersey, jerusalem, latin america, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, danger, isolation, deathtrap, family relations, water, underground, cave, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.0
 503K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, fear, shark, police chief, survival, animal horror, shark attack, great white shark, danger, small town, underwater, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa, atlantic ocean, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: elephant, adventure, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, friends, danger, movie business, racial slur, filmmaking, animal attack ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.1
 26K
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, exciting, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, dreams, boat, hopes, escapades, blind ambition, adventure, mistaken identity, native, human nature, tribe ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 78K
Witness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, police corruption, witnessing a crime, track down, cop as target, forbidden love, fish out of water, police detective, amish, murder, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, exciting, bleak, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, treasure hunt, sea, gold, survival, betrayal, adventure, escapades, tough heroes, ocean or sea, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 20K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, psychological, uplifting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, rescue, loss of son, confession, starting over, human nature, family relations, survival, parents and children, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, los angeles, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: marijuana, beach, obsessive quest, utopia, delusion, island, survival, map, community, tourist, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 5K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, danger, nuclear war, chaos, parents and children, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 63K
Jaws 2 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, shark, survival, island, great white shark, mayor, shark attack, water skiing, sailing, police chief, panic, boat accident ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, tarzan, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, adventure, feral man, wilderness, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, fbi, russian, youth, family relations, hidden identity, double agent, undercover, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, soviet union, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, rescue, air disaster, struggle for survival, getting home, human nature, danger, stranded, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beijing china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.1
 330K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, youth, adventure, innocence, camp, courage, teenager, death, dream, escapades ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, adoption, kidnapping, missing person, tribe, cannibalism, deforestation, amazon, adventure, culture clash, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 735
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, hopes, master and servant, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 303
The Intended (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A period drama/thriller about a surveyor and his fiancée who arrive in a remote Malaysian trading post and encounter a closed-fisted ivory trader and her ill-meaning family.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: jungle, couple relations, misfit, crimes of passion, couples, obsessive quest, isolation, danger, culture clash, fish out of water, village, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, post world war one
Place: malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, sole survivor, little boy, environmentalist, hunter, obsessive quest, bio weapon, danger, escapades, crying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, adventure, storm at sea, shark, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, portugal, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 8K
Undertow (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, on the run, farm, eating disorder, family in crisis, chases and races, small town, single parent, youth, danger, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia, nebraska, mexico, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Last Flight Out (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hot-shot pilot Dan Hogan is sent deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue missionary doctor Ann Williams. Caught between innocent villagers and a ruthless drug lord, Ann won't abandon the people she has come to love.
Style: exciting, uplifting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: jungle, village, hopes, daring rescue, crimes, escapades, cause and meaning, chases and races, society, religions or cults, adventure, getting home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, innocence lost, survival, wilderness, coming of age, good versus evil, rite, asthmatic, isolation, confined, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 161K
Twister (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, tornado, divorce, hurricane, forces of nature, race against time, escapades, chases and races, wife husband relationship, peril, obsession, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 1990s, 1960s
Place: oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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