Movies like Ordeal in the Arctic

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Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)
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Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash reduces Gulf War veteran pilot Captain John Couch's crew and passengers to ever-growing despair. First they consider themselves relatively lucky as 14 out of 18 aboard are alive, including Captain Wilma De Groot, a medical doctor, but as time progresses the merciless cold makes it seem hopeless to check on Bob and Sue, who cannot be moved near the only campfire, while rescue attempts on land from Alert ('only' about 10 miles) and by air from Edmonton (8 hours flying) take no less then 32 hours to reach the plane wreck...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, heroes, danger, forces of nature, escapades, rescue, save the day, catastrophe, paratrooper, death, pilot, arctic, snow, ice, accident, weather, warplane, insanity, disaster film, sacrifice, night, airplane accident, bad weather, blizzard, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, greenland

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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, rescue, catastrophe, snowstorm, babies and infants, confined, heroes, isolation, family life, forces of nature, mountain ...
Time: 90s
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Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: catastrophe, escapades, fighting crime, race against time, hostages, confined, heroes, crimes, chases and races, danger, police station, hijacking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
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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: catastrophe, heroes, escapades, danger, child in peril, adventure, rescue, heroic mission, survival, earthquake, collapse, freeway
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, rescue, heroes, adventure, escapades, chases and races, catastrophe, forces of nature, danger, party, natural disaster, running out of gas ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, race against time, danger, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, save the day, airplane, landing, catastrophe, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, race against time, danger, adventure, escapades, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, wilderness, couples, danger, escapades, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Sub Down (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a nuclear attack submarine crashes on the floor of the Artic ocean, it's up to a pair of research scientists to save the entire crew before time and oxygen run out.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, chases and races, underwater, ocean or sea, underwater scene, ocean, catastrophe, forces of nature, heroic mission, escapades, race against time, adventure ...
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Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, rescue, catastrophe, ski resort, snowmobile, snow, survival, danger, winter, daring rescue, save the day, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense
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Plot: save the day, race against time, daring rescue, survival, rescue, danger, adventure, escapades, forces of nature, mentally unstable, dam, architect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: environmental issue, terrorist attack, politics, heroes, rivalry, environmentalism, conspiracy, terrorism, ship, society, crimes, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of baby Jessica McClure who fell into a drain pipe in her back yard while playing. She was stuck in the pipe about 20 to 30 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the earth ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, greece, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: danger, christmas, chases and races, escapades, adventure, life is a bitch, workplace situations, heroes, daring rescue, labor union, catastrophe, race against time ...
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27%
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Challenger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
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Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic
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Style: serious, captivating, realistic
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
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Genre: Drama
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Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
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