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North Face (2008)
 7.4
 15K
North Face (2008)
Original name: Nordwand
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.
Style: exciting, serious, touching, captivating, tense, realistic, contemplative
Plot: mountain climbing, climbing, adventurer, forces of nature, rivalry, mountaineer, ambition, adventure, heroic mission, survival, contests and competitions, danger, buddies, escapades, loss of friend, wehrmacht, mountain, politics, male female relationship, journalist, man versus nature, heroes, friends, partners, nazism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, alps, germany, bavaria, swiss alps

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films with plots about danger, adventure, escapades, survival, heroes, adventurer and rivalry mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like North Face: Everest (2015), Kon-Tiki (2012), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), K2 (1991), Vertical Limit (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 207K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, dramatic, realistic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, stranded, natural disaster, mountain climbing, forces of nature, climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, blizzard, death, against the odds ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
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100%
 7.2
 47K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, expedition, adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 40s ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, buddhism, world war two, culture clash, friendship, beautiful scenery, self discovery, escapades, society, teachers and students, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 7K
K2 (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: They call it the savage mountain. 27 people have perished trying to reach the summit on K2, the world's second highest peak. A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Plot: mountain, mountain climbing, climbing, mountaineer, friendship, buddies, escapades, danger, adventurer, adventure, betrayal, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: pakistan, middle east, seattle, usa, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: mountaineer, climbing, forces of nature, mountain, catastrophe, survival, human spirit, wilderness, leadership, danger, adventure, heroes ...
Place: himalaya, asia, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 60K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mountaineer, survival, adventurer, expedition, mountain climbing, adventure, forces of nature, danger, daring rescue, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Scream of Stone (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Argentina, UK, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber, and a journalist (Ivan) results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roger (the mountaineering expert) states that Martin (the sport ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: mountain, climbing, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, love triangle, wilderness, danger, mountain climbing, dream, obsession, mountaineer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 1K
The Climbers (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: May 1960. Mount Everest, the second step under the cliff. The four members of the China Everest Climbing Commando are attacking the most difficult and most difficult "second step". This is their fifth assault. The first four failures have ...
Style: suspenseful, scenic, captivating
Plot: mountaineer, expedition, climbing, mountain climbing, adventurer, natural disaster, life & death, wilderness, forces of nature, against the odds, survival, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.8
 708
The Climb (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of mismatched rock climbers must learn to work together to conquer one of the world's most treacherous mountains in this adventure tale. After rescuing a wealthy man, solo climbers Michael and Derrick are rewarded with a chance to summit ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, christian film
Plot: friendship, ambition, adventurer, human spirit, survival, against the odds, danger, escapades, adventure, forces of nature, underdog, mountain climbing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, danger, hopes, leadership, dishonesty, rivalry, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 349
Bert & Dickie (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, rivalry, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, hopes, competition, teamwork, olympics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Himalayas (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Based on true events, renowned mountaineer UM Hong-gil sets out on a mission to Everest to retrieve his late junior climber's body and faces the greatest challenge of his life.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, scenic, based on true events
Plot: rescue mission, climbing, snow, survivor, survival, hiking, forces of nature, mountain climbing, friendship, expedition, stranded, adventure ...
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 3K
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, against the odds, wilderness, human spirit, adventure, ambition, forces of nature, danger, leadership ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: serious, atmospheric, epic, stylized, offbeat
Plot: viking, human spirit, survival, rivalry, good versus evil, obsessive quest, danger, wilderness, human nature, heroic mission, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 11th century
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 20K
Into the White (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Into the White is an anti-war movie. High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, foe turned friend, air disaster, wilderness, world war two, airplane shot down, isolation, danger, war, confined, winter, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
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31%
 6.7
 6K
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: captivating, exciting, touching, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: forces of nature, adventure, survival, wolf, wilderness, danger, society, wolf pack, little boy, animal life, animal attack, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 42K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, against the odds, graphic violence, danger, righting the wronged, legends and myths, life philosophy, outlaw ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 2K
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: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, leadership, survival, rescue attempt, zeppelin, adventure, getting home, danger, ghost, escapades, daring rescue, disgraced ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.2
 3K
Amundsen (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this movie covers his life and the dangerous way to the pole.
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: explorer, brother brother relationship, escapades, survival, danger, adventure, ambition, dream, love and romance, heroes, couples, north pole ...
Time: 1910s
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, native americans, adventure, conquistador, state affairs, military, against the odds, royal family, rebelliousness, obsessive quest, danger, father son relationship ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, bahamas, west indies, haiti ...
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29%
Nature Unleashed: Avalanche (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It begins on a glacier nestled on a frozen peak high in the wild Ural Mountains of Russia, kissed by clouds, the top of the world. A lonely, forbidding place, it's home to THOM CUSSLER and brother, JOCK, a pair of transplanted westerners ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: catastrophe, survival, race against time, danger, save the day, rescue, avalanche, adventure, mountain, mute or deaf, adventurer, zombie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 2K
Nanga Parbat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Drama about the tragic Nanga Parbat expedition by the two Messner brothers in 1970, on which Reinhold Messners younger brother Günther died.
Style: captivating, factual, psychological, tense
Plot: mountaineer, mountain climbing, expedition, brother brother relationship, team, frostbite, climbing, friendship, death, danger, family relations, ends with biographical notes
Place: himalaya, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, epic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, north pole, explorer, wilderness, forces of nature, missing person, failed attempt, obsessive quest, follow your dream, partners, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.7
 6K
Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the 'Red Scare'.
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, factual
Plot: deportation, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, social relations, dance school, injustice, politics, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Right Stuff (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ...
Style: exciting, realistic, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, test pilot, space program, cold war, astronaut, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, ambition, danger ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: california, florida, australia, usa, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: following a dream, sport, rise to the top, prodigy, soccer, athlete's life, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, youth, rags to riches, father son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 128
Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: skiing, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski, canadian, winter olympics, sport competition, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: canada, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 2K
Kano (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: baseball, ambition, against the odds, athlete's life, rivalry, sport, hopes, sport team, contests and competitions, society, youth, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: expedition, survival, wilderness, river, friendship, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, danger, exploration, mountain ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, crimea, cairo egypt, london, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.7
 5K
The Gaul (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 60 B.C. a group of Druids, including the arch-druid Guttuart (Max von Sydow), witness the passing of a comet and interpret it as the sign of the coming of a king for their country Gaul, which has not had a king for a long time. Guttuart ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, captivating ...
Plot: battles, heroes, roman empire, destiny, heroic mission, rise to the top, adventure, leadership, betrayal, state affairs, julius caesar, vengeance ...
Time: 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%