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, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, serious, gloomy, intense, cerebral, interesting ...
Plot: jungle, utopia, adventure, village, immigrants, obsessive quest, village life, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, obsession, society, thanksgiving, nature, power, paradise, idealism, idealist, emigrant, living together, twins, small town, burned alive, arson, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, latin america, south 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 suspenseful films with plots about death, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor and greed mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Mosquito Coast: Limbo (1999), Lord of the Flies (1990), Deliverance (1972), Sorcerer (1977), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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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
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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, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, isolation, survival, adventure, human nature, coming of age, social relations, cruelty, leadership, literature, innocence lost, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
100%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, dynamite, existentialism, oil company, dangerous mission, rope bridge, danger, survival, race against time, redemption, explosive, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, nicaragua, new jersey, central america, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, rough ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, adventure, danger, survival, culture clash, lion, colonialism, swahili, bridge, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, suspenseful, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, gem, journalism, greed, fisherman, journalist, rebel, obsessive quest, against humanity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, morocco, belgium, zimbabwe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, offbeat, serious, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, follow your dream, adventure, dreams, obsessive quest, amazon rainforest, opera house, mistaken identity, ambition, boat, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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 ⇓
57%
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 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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, fear, shark, animal horror, survival, small town, police chief, shark attack, great white shark, beach, danger, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa, atlantic ocean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, suspense, serious ...
Plot: amish, crime, corruption, police investigation, police corruption, murder, culture clash, fish out of water, forbidden love, law enforcement, romance, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, shark, island, survival, mayor, shark attack, sailing, police chief, great white shark, panic, scuba diving, boat accident ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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 ⇓
53%
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, fbi, russian, government agency, investigation, secret agents, undercover, hidden identity, special agents, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, soviet union, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
52%
 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, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, grief, solitude, fear of flying, thanksgiving, architect, lawsuit, redemption, loss of son, confession, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco, oakland california
⇓ 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, adoption, amazon, deforestation, adventure, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, tribe, culture clash, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ⇓
51%
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, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: safari, elephant, adventure, obsession, wilderness, friendship, danger, movie business, escapades, society, friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, farm, coming of age, eating disorder, juvenile delinquency, grandparents, uncle, siblings relations, kids in trouble, small town, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, iceland, mexico, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, thought provoking, realistic, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: jungle, stranded, culture clash, shipwreck, civilization, tarzan, rescue, baby, monkey, adventure, fish out of water, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: africa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, realistic, touching, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, childhood, coming of age, buddies, campfire story, railroad track, innocence lost, adventure, youth, friends, young heroes, small town ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, single parent, dysfunctional family, chase, crumbling marriage, nervous breakdown, traumatic experience, caretaker, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ship, cruise, survival, race against time, new year's eve, adventure, passenger, hysteria, travel, prostitute, sea, shipwreck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ...
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 ⇓
48%
 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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, hopes, society, family relations, human nature, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 70K
Disconnect (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: internet, dishonesty, cyberspace, crumbling marriage, loneliness, cell phone, computers and web, estrangement, lawyer, technology, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, survival, escapades, fishing, machismo ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, new england, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: bleak, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, radiation, human spirit, parents and children, future dystopia, danger, escapades, hopes, nuclear war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, airplane, danger, adventure, save the day, political conspiracy, escapades, heroes, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937, future
Place: new jersey, germany, usa, europe, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: jungle, obsessive quest, couple relations, village, village life, nothing goes right, danger, couples, social relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, isolation ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%