Movies like Antarctica

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Antarctica (1983)
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Antarctica (1983)
Original name: 南極物語
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, family, heroes, pets, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, danger, animal life, forces of nature, escapades, wilderness, rescue, daring rescue, dog sled, dog, animals, whale, penguins, glacier, killer whale, blizzard, frostbite ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia, antarctic, hokkaido

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films with plots about survival, escapades, danger, adventure, wilderness, forces of nature and heroes mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Antarctica: Eight Below (2006), To Brave Alaska (1996), The Red Tent (1969), Shackleton (2002), The Snow Walker (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, rescue, survival, dog sled, expedition, adventure, pets, pilot, scientist, snow, wilderness, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: antarctica, new zealand, oregon, pasadena california, washington d.c. ...
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To Brave Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple and their dog struggle to survive in Alaska.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: starvation, wilderness, survival, pets, fish out of water, danger, adventure, escapades, chases and races, confined, forces of nature, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa, yukon
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100%
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The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: catastrophe, survival, leadership, heroes, rescue attempt, zeppelin, ghost, daring rescue, getting home, danger, adventurer, disgraced ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: russia
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100%
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Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
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Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: suspenseful, epic, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: expedition, world war one, survival, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, human spirit, wilderness, danger, leadership, ambition, forces of nature ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s
Place: canada
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100%
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, getting home, escapades, hopes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forces of nature, wolf, survival, adventure, animal life, wilderness, danger, society, animal attack, little boy, wolf pack, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative, uplifting ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, adventure, mountain, dog sled, snow, wolf, arctic, survival, mouse, biologist, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
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White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, wilderness, gold, survival, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, animals, wilderness, survival, friendship, animal life, family, heroic mission, on the run, rescue, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, canadian, danger, daring rescue, orphan, babies and infants, getting home, adventurer, heroes, escapades, family, adventure ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". This movie attempts to re-create the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: catastrophe, mountaineer, climbing, forces of nature, leadership, survival, human spirit, wilderness, danger, adventure, adventurer, mountain ...
Place: himalaya, asia, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, danger, rivalry, family, contests and competitions, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 465
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: serious, captivating, exciting, suspense, factual ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, danger, ocean, escapades, lost at sea, rescue, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 434
Silver Wolf (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ranger (Michael Biehn) and his 16 year old nephew (Shane Meier) struggle to save a wolf from a rancher (Roy Scheider), who is out to kill it.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, feel good, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wolf, survival, adventure, friendship, human spirit, teenage life, wilderness, pets, daring rescue, danger, family relations, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lassie's Great Adventure (1963)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While in Canada Timmy and Lassie encounter a downed hot air ballonist. By accident they end up in the balloon which takes them into the wilderness. The young boy and his dog must find a way to survive even fending off a wild pig.
Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: rescue, dog, family, danger, heroes, getting home, hopes, adventure, pets, escapades, wilderness, survival ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, catastrophe, island, wilderness, survival, rescue, escapades, adventure, danger, battle zone, siblings relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
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Among Wolves (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: EntreLobos (AmongWolves) tells the remarkable story of a poor country boy named Marcos, who at the age of 7 is handed over to his father's employer, a rich landowner, who in turn delivers him to a life of labor with a hermetic goatherd in an ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, based on true events
Plot: survival, friendship, animal life, danger, escapades, adventure, beautiful scenery, loneliness, male protagonist, nature, cave, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 4.8
 235
Deadliest Sea (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the book Working on the Edge by Spike Walker, Deadliest Sea tells the story of a young man who joins the crew of a King Crab trawler in Alaska seeking to make some real money. The captain of the vessel plays a hunch about where to set traps ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: survival, danger, escapades, ocean, forces of nature, ship, ocean or sea, inventions and discoveries, rescue, coast guard, man overboard, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, catastrophe, rescue, snowstorm, danger, escapades, babies and infants, confined, heroes, isolation, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Rugged Gold (1994)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman struggles to survive in the Alaskan frontier after separating from her family because of an earthquake.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: remarry, missing child, isolation, golddigger, wilderness, survival, family relations, heroic mission, parents and children, forces of nature, escapades, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, heroes, society, confined ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mawson - Life and Death in Antarctica (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is considered one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time. Although his two companions perished, Douglas Mawson survived, but how? In a bold historical experiment, scientist and adventurer ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, heroism, explorer, endurance, hunger, diary, dog sled, reenactment, hiking, adventure, australian ...
Place: antarctica, south pole, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: unlikely partners, media, war, missing person, idealism, wilderness, culture clash, human spirit, uncover truth, against the odds, self discovery, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, survival, couples, wilderness, escapades, danger, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, couple relations, strong female presence, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
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30%
The Flight of the Grey Wolf (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youth (Russ Hanson) attempts to re-introduce a domesticated wolf to the wild.
Style: serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, escapades, family, adventure, misfit, danger, heroes, survival, mistaken identity, fish out of water, on the run, animal life ...
Time: 70s
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29%
 6.5
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
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The Rescue (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team of Navy Seals are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the "wrong" hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their base. The U.S. Government will not mount a rescue ...
Style: bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, survival, adventure, chases and races, hostage, against the odds, heroic mission, teenage life, captivity, prison life, prison, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, mountain, family relations, nature, family life, small town life, small town, siblings relations, animal life, survival, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, danger, save the day, opposites attract, daring rescue, forces of nature, against the odds, isolation ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%