Movies like Passion in the Desert

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Passion in the Desert
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers in acts of barbarism. During combat, Augustin and Jean-Michel are separated from their regiment, and they start wandering through the desert fighting for their life. In one of the canyons Augustin meets a leopard he names Simoom and a strange bond between them appears.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, surreal, bad ending, erotic, colourful, absurd, romantic, macabre ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, loneliness, adventurer, brutality, soldier, humanity, imagination, dangerous animal, beautiful scenery, relationships, adventure, love story, napoleon, love, daring rescue, dark fantasy, survival, surrealism, apocalypse, fantasy world, insanity, leopard, heroic mission, adaptation ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east
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Embrace of the Serpent
Adventure, Drama
Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
125 min.
 7.9
Fitzcarraldo
Adventure, Drama
West Germany, Peru
158 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and harsh films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, death, culture clash and adventure mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Passion in the Desert: The Sheltering Sky (1990), Castaway (1986), Slave Coast (1987), White Fang (1991), The Snow Walker (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sheltering Sky
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: serious, psychological, melancholic, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, travel, on the road, destiny, hotel, existentialism, romance, dishonesty, life philosophy, death, life & death, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, morocco, north africa
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Castaway
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: survival, island, adventure, isolation, friendship, stranded, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), solitude, desert, mentor, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, australia, europe, antarctica
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Slave Coast
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: culture clash, brutality, male nudity, rich and poor, slavery, nudity (topless - notable), chaos and mayhem, obsession, german, adventure, runaway, injustice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan
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    User:   76%
 
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White Fang
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, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, human animal relationship, adventure, survival, adventurer, treasure, wilderness, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, london, san francisco, california ...
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The Snow Walker
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, friendship, stranded, nature, storytelling, isolation, beautiful scenery, love story, airplane, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
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    User:   67%
 
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The Aviator
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
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, aviation, dangerous animal, adventure, life & death, wilderness, mentor, daring rescue, rescue, life, save the day, death ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: california, new jersey
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    User:   66%
 
Never Cry Wolf
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: serious, scenic, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, nature, male nudity, beautiful scenery, forces of nature, solitude, loneliness, adaptation, environmentalism, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
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    User:   63%
 
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Gerry
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, meditative, serious ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, isolation, existentialism, survival, death, loneliness, dialogue, escapades, art, buddies, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo
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System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
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: thought provoking, serious, realistic, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, culture clash, stranded, chase, opposites attract, mentor, rescue, death, adaptation, wilderness, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1910s, 20th century, 1880s
Place: africa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   72%
 
Embrace of the Serpent
Genre: Adventure, 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, psychological, melancholic, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: jungle, boat, culture clash, indians, runaway, wilderness, catholicism, amazon tribe, dreams, insanity, solitude, imagination ...
Place: latin america, south america, spain, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
Tarzan, the Ape Man
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, erotic, idiotic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, adventurer, dangerous animal, wilderness, fugitives, nudity (topless - notable), rescue, kidnapping, treasure hunt, camp, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
White Hunter Black Heart
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: exciting, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, adventure, wilderness, hunting, friendship, hotel, character study, danger, gunfight, escapades, eccentricity, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: africa, california, uganda, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
 7.7
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Walkabout
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: atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, culture clash, coming of age, survival, suicide, storytelling, australian, human nature, adventure, tribe, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, adelaide south australia
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System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
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The Bear
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, serious, realistic, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, family, hunting, nature, dangerous animal, animals, humanity, on the run, childhood, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, antarctica, british columbia
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System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
Valhalla Rising
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, stylized, epic ...
Plot: brutality, violence, vengeance, christianity, master warrior, adventure, ship, death, mute or deaf, viking, existentialism, mute ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, scotland, holy land, jerusalem
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    User:   53%
 
 7.4
 18K
Quest for Fire
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, obsessive quest, humanity, violence, art, storytelling, first contact, technology, human nature, dialogue ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, stone age
Place: africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
 7.3
 201K
The Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, road movie, futuristic, serious, depressing ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, father son relationship, cannibalism, death, on the road, catastrophe, single parent, book, violence, post apocalyptic, wilderness ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
Return to the Blue Lagoon
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: island, adventure, survival, romance, coming of age, boat, elderly lovers, stranded, jungle, love affair, ship, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s, victorian, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
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Flesh+Blood
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: rough, serious, bloody, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, kidnapping, rape, adventure, medieval, male nudity, revenge, soldier, sex, gory, strong sexual content ...
Time: 16th century, 80s, middle ages, 1500s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
The Flight of the Phoenix
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, german, aviation, race against time, airplane, rescue, courage, oil, character study, sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
 8.1
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Fitzcarraldo
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru
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, offbeat, serious, meditative ...
Plot: jungle, dreams, obsession, boat, opera, adventure, follow your dream, eccentricity, insanity, obsessive quest, indians, mistaken identity ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, peru, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
A Far Off Place
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped only with their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, gloomy, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: desert, adventure, survival, family, friendship, chase, adventurer, rescue, children, childhood, life philosophy, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, alaska, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
 7.1
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One Week
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has been diagnosed with cancer. With a grim chance of survival in the best case scenario even if he immediately begins treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto through the Canadian prairies to ...
Style: realistic, road movie, serious, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, terminal illness, destiny, high school, motorcycle, road trip, cancer, travel, on the road, relationships, depression, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia, cross country, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Roadside Prophets
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: motorcycle, desert, obsession, hotel, on the road, americana, adventure, existentialism, road trip, partners, life & death, video game ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, nevada, usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Natural changes have the clans moving. Iza, medicine woman of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" finds little Ayla from the "others"' clan - tradition would have the clan kill Ayla immediately, but Iza insists on keeping her. When ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: adventure, survival, social misfits, wilderness, book, death, destiny, adaptation, memory, literature, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, stone age, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
The King Is Alive
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: desert, survival, shakespeare, stranded, isolation, bus, dogma, tragedy, existentialism, village, rescue, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
Mountains of the Moon
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: atmospheric, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, betrayal, wilderness, survival, obsession, british, drinking, moon, hunting, chase, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, england, egypt, cairo egypt, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
The Ghost and the Darkness
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: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, survival, culture clash, hunting, revenge, dangerous animal, death, indians, supernatural, chase, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 

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White Water Summer
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, adventure, wilderness, survival, friendship, camp, teenager, childhood, lake or river, high school, adolescence, bullying ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
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System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
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Eight Below
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: survival, adventure, family, wilderness, dog, daring rescue, expedition, pilot, beautiful scenery, natural disaster, animals, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, canada, washington d.c., pasadena california, new zealand ...
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System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
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