Movies like The Old Man and the Sea

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The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
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The Old Man and the Sea (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Santiago goes out on his usual fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. Then a shark attacks and tries to steal his catch.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean, ocean or sea, self discovery, dangerous animal, human spirit, obsessive quest, escapades, lone wolves, fish, fisherman, sea, fishing, old man, boat, cuban
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and tense films with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, survival, hopes, obsessive quest and family relations mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Old Man and the Sea: The Sea Wolf (2008), Journey of Hope (1990), Atlantic. (2014), Island (2011), Winter in the Blood (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, castaway, self discovery, isolation, danger, social differences, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
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Journey of Hope (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Turkey, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave ...
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: immigrants, family life, human nature, adventure, hopes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, escapades, society, survival, culture clash, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, switzerland, europe
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94%
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Atlantic. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Morocco, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: starting over, human spirit, danger, hopes, escapades, family life, ocean or sea, ocean, immigrants, village, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
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77%
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, undercover, hidden identity, family problems, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, redemption, orphan, obsessive quest, female director, woman slaps man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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69%
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Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, obsessive quest, introspection, self discovery, on the road, hung over, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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65%
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Metropolitan Archbishop Lakota of L'viv, freed after twenty years in the Soviet Gulag, travels to Rome where circumstances conspire to see him elevated to the Papacy. Inspired by the life story of Ukrainian Catholic Cardinal Josyf Slipyj,
Style: epic, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: catholic church, pope, politics, state affairs, society, leadership, clergy, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, prison ...
Time: 60s
Place: vatican, china, europe, ussr, soviet union ...
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Zero Kelvin (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Larsen, an aspiring poet in '20s Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbæk, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: survival, writer's life, obsessive quest, danger, isolation, infidelity, couples, male nudity, poet, arctic, winter, snow ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: greenland, tokyo
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58%
Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, fairy tale, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, destiny, self discovery, religions or cults, human spirit, adventure, mysterious place, lost, hopes, escapades, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, tense, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, survival, couples, wilderness, escapades, danger, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
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55%
Before Tomorrow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: native, isolation, survival, human spirit, wilderness, friendship, golden years, hopes, youth, escapades, elderly, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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54%
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Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: serious, psychological, tense, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, introspection, estrangement, small town, social relations, small town life, dishonesty, intrigue, hopes, mother daughter relationship, car rollover, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, hopes, youth, escapades, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest, desert, state affairs, obsessive quest, family in crisis, elderly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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49%
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Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hallmark Hall of Fame presents the story of a mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly physically and mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands ...
Style: mind bending, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, power relations, disorder, haunted by the past, switching roles, cons and scams, mistaken identity, danger, dishonesty, hidden identity, betrayal, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: danger, catastrophe, child in peril, survival, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, heroes, rescue, earthquake, collapse, freeway
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and the way he put his life together again afterwards.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, gloomy
Plot: abusive parent, dysfunctional family, human spirit, hopes, rise to the top, life is a bitch, going straight, family problems, down on your luck, ambition, survival, crimes ...
Place: london, europe
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47%
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Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, island, shipwreck, desert island, tropical island, fish out of water, confined, adventure, escapades, isolation, stranded, deserted island ...
Time: 19th century
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45%
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: desert, communication problem, disorder, danger, fish out of water, survival, escapades, culture clash, hunger, boat chase, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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44%
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Three Suns (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The plague hits medieval Sweden.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: plague, on the road, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, medieval, woman in danger, adventure, strong female presence, painter, opium, crusader ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, forces of nature, catastrophe, heroes, danger, escapades, rescue, adventure, chases and races, running out of gas, natural disaster, party ...
Time: 70s
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44%
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The Deep (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: storm at sea, fisherman, ocean, survival, human spirit, against the odds, shipwreck, danger, swimming, drowning, struggle for survival, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
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41%
Heart of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: river, jungle, greed, insanity, survival, apocalypse, lake or river, psychopath, heroes, adventurer, escapades, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Pointsman (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman gets off a train by mistake and finds herself stranded alone with a peculiar man who doesn't even speak her language.
Style: offbeat, sexual, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, train, odd couple, confined, romance, couples, culture clash, opposites attract, weirdo, female full frontal nudity, jealousy, railway station ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Wild Ones (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Five juvenile delinquents break out of jail and attempt to make their way to a house in the Mendoza foothills of Argentina.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: getting home, survival, hopes, escapades, youth, society, juvenile delinquency, wilderness, social decay, human nature, disintegration, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Treasures of the Snow (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An adaptation of the book "Treasures of the Snow“ written by Patricia M. St. John.
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: mountain, train, in the woods, introspection, hopes, family, adventure, escapades, youth, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps
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36%
Man on Horseback (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's medieval times. Kohlhaas merchants with horses. When going to the local fair to sell his horses, is forced by a noble to leave him part of the merchandise as payment for traveling through his land, promising to give it back when the fair ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: life is a bitch, obsessive quest, crimes, folk hero, society, adventure, good versus evil, hopes, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, heroes ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: germany
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35%
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Ashik Kerib (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's got the daughter to promise not to marry till his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: romance, countryside, true love, homecoming, on the road, family relations, couples, love and romance, obsessive quest, adventure, islam, merchant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), azerbaijan
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35%
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Running Wild (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama directed by Timothy Bond.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, atmospheric
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, animal life, family life, heroes, adventure, family, danger, obsessive quest, escapades, teenage girl, elephant, poacher
Time: 90s
Place: africa
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35%
Closed for Winter (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An emotional and poetic story of Elise, a beautiful young woman haunted by a tragic event in her youth. As Elise attempts to piece together the mystery of her sister's disappearance at the beach, twenty years before when both were children, she ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, self discovery, hopes, sister sister relationship, journey, redemption, secret, love, society, liberation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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34%
When Day Breaks (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, France, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family relations, escapades, elderly, buried truth, obsessive quest, hidden truth, holocaust, lifesaver, concentration camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Keeping the Promise (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A colonial family seeks a better life in Maine's wilderness in this powerful adventure. When William Hallowell leaves behind 13-year-old son Matt to safeguard their claim, the boy relies on his new friendship with the Penobscot Indians for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, adventure, orphan, escapades, danger, family, parents and children, survival, friendship, plague, family life ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, maine, massachusetts
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33%