Movies like The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
Original name: Le Vieux qui lisait des romans d'amour
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, France, Spain, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: courage, survival, hunter, recluse, killing an animal, wilderness, jungle, jaguar, talking to an animal, amazon tribe, talking to self, tribe, morality, native american, village, nature, killer animal, amazon, hunting, forest, mistress, wild animal, book, old man, older man younger woman relationship ...

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Most similar movies to The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and melancholic films with plots about adventure, survival, wilderness, danger, escapades, culture clash and storytelling mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Old Man Who Read Love Stories: Wolf Totem (2015), The Naked Prey (1965), The Hunter (2011), The Snow Walker (2003), Alpha (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: 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
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95%
The Naked Prey (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, tribe, wilderness, hunter, on the run, chase, manhunt, deadly, danger, adventurer, cannibalism, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
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89%
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The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 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, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: wilderness, hunter, survival, mercenary, little boy, danger, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, greed, environmentalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tasmania, australia, paris france
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72%
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, rescue, escapades, hopes, friends, danger, stranded ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s, post world war two
Place: canada
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62%
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Alpha (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a hunting expedition goes awry, a young caveman struggles against the elements to find his way home.
Style: captivating, sincere, exciting, thought provoking, social ...
Plot: wolf, survival, wilderness, caveman, human animal relationship, dog, animal attack, cavemen, hunter, boar, boy and dog, injury ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: europe
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61%
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Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, serious ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, kids in trouble, culture clash, suicide, adventure, human nature, danger, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
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60%
The Sage Hunter (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: THE SAGE HUNTER chronicles the real life adventures of the Taiwanese indigenous hero, Sakinu, a forest ranger who is determined to protect his family's and community's rich traditions. We take in the magnificent panorama of the lush forest ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: heroes, nature, indigenous people, hunter, tribe, family relations, environmental issue, animals, wild boar, chinese, environmental issues, animal
Place: taiwan
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58%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, society, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: sincere, exciting, suspenseful, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, friendship, survival, coming of age, danger, youth, river, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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56%
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, tribe, adoption, child abduction, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, amazon, rain forest, deforestation, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
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55%
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 25K
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, touching, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, wilderness, survival, cold weather, nature, russian soldier, tiger, culture clash, imperialism, respect, adventurer ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo
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52%
Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, depressing, fairy tale ...
Plot: shaman, amazon rainforest, amazon tribe, amazon river, nature, amazon jungle, cultural difference, explorer, wilderness, cult, religion, dream ...
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Charlie's Country (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, serious, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, aborigine, introspection, against the rules, society, elderly, social misfits, escapades, wilderness, self discovery, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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52%
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The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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, wilderness, animals, dog, survival, friendship, family, heroic mission, escapades, youth, rescue, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
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52%
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Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru, Brazil
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, suspenseful, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: steamship, amazon river, ambition, jungle, dreams, boat, adventure, leadership, escapades, blind ambition, tribe, native americans ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south america, peru, latin america, brazil
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50%
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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: 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
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50%
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious
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
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49%
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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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, wilderness, gold, survival, daring rescue, dog sled, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
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47%
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Ten Canoes (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story within a story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, an Aboriginal narrator tells a story about his ancestors on a goose hunt. A youngster on the hunt is being tempted to adultery with his elder brother's wife, so an ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, parody ...
Plot: tribe, australian aboriginal, swamp, murder, vengeance, storytelling, love and romance, couples, expedition, forbidden love, couple relations, heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 1930s
Place: australia, tokyo
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47%
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: serious, exciting, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, movie business, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, danger, friends, friendship, hunting, animal attack, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
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46%
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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: rescue, wilderness, survival, adventure, human spirit, forces of nature, isolation, against the odds, danger, opposites attract, save the day, daring rescue ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, adventure, jungle, danger, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, bridge ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, factual ...
Plot: wilderness, native americans, survival, native, rocky mountains, adventure, hunting, interracial relations, respect, mountain man, lone wolves, massacre ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Men with Guns (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Dr. Fuentes is a medical professor approaching his retirement and journeys to find old students, with sometimes disturbing results.
Style: clever, touching, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, politics, hopes, jungle, self discovery, countryside, rich and poor, sexual abuse, power relations, native, tourist, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america
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44%
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, stylized, touching, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, opposites attract, danger, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 20th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, united kingdom ...
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44%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert island, survival, shipwreck, friendship, island, adventure, danger, adventurer, destiny, stranded on an island, ocean, jungle ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Maiden and the Wolves (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Not long before World War I, in a French Alpine town near the Italian border, a pack of slaughtered wolves is delivered to local taxidermist Leon (Patrick Chesnais). A surviving black cub comes down from the mountains looking for his family, and is ...
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mountain, wolf, escapades, adventure, survival, wilderness, danger, world war one, female protagonist, animal life, family life, dangerous animal ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: france, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: adventure, survival, village, wilderness, murder, crimes, on the run, danger, eskimo indian, righting the wronged, escapades, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
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42%
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, family relations, mountain, nature, family life, small town life, small town, survival, animal life, siblings relations, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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40%
The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in ...
Style: surreal, serious
Plot: survival, wilderness, orphan, tragedy, young heroes, escapades, danger, heroes, adventurer, youth, culture clash, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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40%