Movies like The Mosquito Coast

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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
 6.6
 24K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking, tense, intense, cerebral, interesting ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, immigrants, obsessive quest, village life, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, obsession, society, utopia, village, small town, twins, thanksgiving, burned alive, arson, parents and children, living together, emigrant, idealist, idealism, power, paradise, nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, latin america, south america

Most similar movies to The Mosquito Coast

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, death, storytelling, dialogue and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Mosquito Coast: Limbo (1999), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Sorcerer (1977), Blood Diamond (2006), Sanctum (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
73%
 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 ⇓
66%
 8.0
 449K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, obsessive quest, journalism, journalist, rebel, rescue, gem, rape, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, morocco, cape town south africa, zimbabwe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
60%
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense
Plot: adventure, prophecy, jungle, obsessive quest, supernatural romance, spirituality, conspiracy, romance, heroic mission, escapades, clergy, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, follow your dream, adventure, dreams, obsessive quest, plantation, opera house, mistaken identity, ambition, boat, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 292
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 489K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, fear, survival, small town, police chief, shark, ocean, fish, monster, beach, great white shark, shark attack ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa, atlantic ocean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.7
 123
Caribe (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prepare to get tangled in the jungles of Belize when an arms smuggler loses her partner in a deadly shootout and finds herself on the run in the tropics of Central America. Helen is an amateur, making her money as an illegal arms trader to Central ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, agent, smuggling, on the run, adventure, chases and races, crimes, deadly, undercover, secret agents, special agents, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, gory, adventure, escapades, adventurer, amazon, bounty hunter, dangerous animal, animal life, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 2K
Roar (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Roar follows a family who are attacked by various African animals at the secluded home of their keeper.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: jungle, chase, tiger, zebra, lion, elephant, leopard, blood, danger, adventure, wildlife, vegetarian ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, village, daring rescue, adventure, redemption, danger, escapades, hopes, drug dealing, getting home, race against time, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, tarzan, civilization, rescue, baby, monkey, shipwreck, adventure, fish out of water, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1910s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: africa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
55%
 4.7
 84K
Anaconda (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Brazil, Peru
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, danger, lake or river, adventure, survival, giant snake, obsessive quest, boat, deadly, eaten alive, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, ecuador, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, survival, adventure, human nature, isolation, coming of age, social relations, cruelty, leadership, literature, innocence lost, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 75K
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, police investigation, murder, corruption, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, track down, cop as target, police corruption, culture clash, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
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: jaguar, jungle, adoption, amazon, deforestation, adventure, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, tribe, culture clash, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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 ⇓
55%
 5.3
 63
Green Sails (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When ambitious CCT exec Will Patterson uncovers a corporate conspiracy, his life spirals out of control. With an unlikely ally and beautiful crusader to guide him through his struggle, he travels to the jungles of Indonesia where a tribe--wrongly ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: jungle, workplace situations, adventure, injustice, danger, dishonesty, escapades, heroes, environmental issue, tribe, sailing, environmentalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: 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 ⇓
54%
 8.1
 321K
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, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, coming of age, childhood, buddies, innocence lost, youth, friends, young heroes, small town, human relationship, coming-of-age, young kid ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
54%
 6.7
 714
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, single parent, dysfunctional family, chase, crumbling marriage, caretaker, traumatic experience, nervous breakdown, human nature, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: butterfly, rain, jungle, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, family life, adventure, family relations, dangerous animal, single parent, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, latin america, central america, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 61K
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, great white shark, shark attack, police chief, sailing, boat accident, water skiing, mayor, scuba diving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 19K
Medicine Man (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: jungle, opposites attract, cancer, cure, love and romance, medical research, doctor, adventure, romance, verbal byplay, race against time, amazon ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
No Turning Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mexican English teacher Pablo Fernandez seeks a better life for himself and his spoiled daughter Christina after losing his wife in a hurricane. Pablo becomes a tomato picker as illegal immigrant in California. While driving his illegal employer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, touching
Plot: starting over, parents and children, adventure, immigrants, americana, crimes, society, family relations, daughter, handcuffs, filmmaker, undressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 30K
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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, treasure hunt, gold, sea, adventure, survival, betrayal, escapades, boat, captain, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%