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Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)
 6.7
 686
Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)
Original name: Пираты XX века
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Soviet cargo ship carrying medical opium gets attacked by pirates of an unknown nationality. The crew is left to die on a sinking ship but they manage to escape and now must fight the pirates for survival.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: adventure, pirate, ocean or sea, ship, survival, danger, escapades, confined, rivalry, hijacking, murder, swimming, martial arts, against the odds, cruise, chases and races, isolation, sailor, martial artist, knife, martial art, love, thief, kidnapping, gun ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Pirates of the 20th Century

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about danger, escapades, adventure, heroes, rivalry, ocean or sea and survival mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pirates of the 20th Century: The Pirates of Blood River (1962), Crash Point Zero (2001), Kidnapped (1995), Poseidon (2006), Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, light ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, treasure hunt, danger, island, escapades, village, rivalry, infidelity, gold, greed, swashbuckler ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, danger, terrorism, save the day, adventure, confined, survival, daring rescue, heroes, undercover, race against time, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 404
Kidnapped (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. When staunch Stuart dynasty supporter Alan Breck Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, ship, danger, pirate, escapades, state affairs, crimes, adventurer, orphan, rivalry, school, soldier ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 93K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, survival, drowning, natural disaster, ocean, adventure, shipwreck, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, race against time, ship, adventure, sinking ship, cruise, danger, forces of nature, escapades, shipwreck, rescue, captivity ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.1
 860
Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, murder, rivalry, deadly, danger, hostages, mountain, treasure hunt, hostage, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Escape Under Pressure (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A luxury cruise liner is requisitioned by the Greek government in an attempt to give safe passage to national treasures worth millions of pounds. The liner is attacked by an art collector who finds out about the plan. During the hijack the liner ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, inventions and discoveries, religions or cults, ocean or sea, tough heroes, one man army, hijacking, terrorism, ship, rescue, race against time, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Cry in the Wild (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wilderness, isolation, youth, danger, dangerous animal, adventure, self discovery, bear, survivor, boy, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a bank robbery, four criminals escape to Mexico, but a storm causes an accident which takes down the plane where several die in the crash. The criminals take it into their own hands to continue when one survivor is attacked and eaten by a ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crocodile, adventure, survival, danger, dangerous animal, chases and races, confined, criminal heroes, daring rescue, wilderness, animal horror, swamp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.5
 2K
The Pirates (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, a whale swallows the Emperor's Seal of State being brought to Joseon by envoys from China. With a big reward on whoever brings back the royal seal, mountain bandits led by Jang Sa-jung go out to ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, danger, rivalry, martial arts, ship, escapades, chases and races, track down, heroes, adventure, master warrior, battles ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Treasure Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Treasure Island is a two-part British television miniseries adaptation of the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was made by BSkyB and first shown in the United Kingdom on Sky1 on 1–2 January 2012. The screenplay was by Stewart ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, epic, serious ...
Plot: treasure hunt, island, treasure map, expedition, pirate, ship, adventure, adventurer, heroes, danger, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.4
 1K
Kill 'em All (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Captured international assassins are locked up inside a high-tech bunker known as the Killing Chamber. To break out of this concrete hell they must duel each other, fight deadly ninjas and battle against gangs of masked maniacs. And... if they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, survival, tough heroes, rivalry, captivity, battles, danger, mortal combat, violence, brutality, fight to the death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 1.6
 10K
Titanic II (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tsunami, iceberg, ship, sinking ship, survival, adventure, forces of nature, race against time, danger, ocean or sea, escapades, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Dead Lands (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: heroes, adventure, vengeance, survival, against the odds, rivalry, danger, youth, young heroes, master warrior, gory, deadly ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.3
 4K
The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, pirate, island, survival, kidnapping, isolation, rescue, supernatural, against the odds, missing person, heroic mission, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 2K
Fortress (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After being kidnapped by four, masked men, a teacher and her students rebel by plotting against the criminals.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: kidnapping, survival, school, teacher, revenge, underground, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, escapades, adventure, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 71K
Into the Blue (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When they take some friends on an extreme sport adventure, the last thing Jared and Sam expect to see below the shark-infested waters is a legendary pirate ship rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold. But their good fortune is short-lived, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, shipwreck, adventure, treasure, danger, gold, ocean or sea, island, shark, diving, underwater, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Sharks' Treasure (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eccentric charter skipper Jim Carnahan and his team of hard-luck dreamers battle sharks, bandits and their own greed to recover sunken treasure
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, shark, heroes, cons and scams, escapades, adventurer, ship, battles, adventure, chases and races, dangerous animal, down on your luck ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.3
 644
Caught Inside (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Surfing charters are meant to be a trip to Paradise. With six male surfers stuck on a boat, there's bound to be some friction. When two of the surf crew are replaced at the last minute with girls - the heat is turned way up. The one single girl ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: survival, psychopath, confined, losing-it hero, danger, isolation, rivalry, ocean or sea, friends, ship, surfer, yacht ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, adventure, forces of nature, storm at sea, natural disaster, male camaraderie, rescue, sea disaster, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: portugal, atlantic ocean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, new year's eve, survival, deadly, save the day, daring rescue, danger, ship, forces of nature, cruise, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 169K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, survival, ocean, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, rescue, water, future dystopia, sailing, dystopic future, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.3
 513
Deadly Cargo (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Journalist Sara joins timid Victor and pregnant wife Thais, instructors Ivan and Edgar, and local kid Drui in Senegal for some underwater exploration. When their craft blows up following a misfired bullet, they float around in the water for a while ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ocean or sea, murder, survival, dangerous animal, deadly, rescue, isolation, danger, ship, man overboard, pregnancy, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 179
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, survival, lone wolves, self discovery, danger, isolation, ocean or sea, social differences, sailing, castaway, tough heroes ...
Time: 20s, 1900s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When they're hired to recover the lost treasure of Columbus, married scuba divers Sebastian (Chris Carmack) and Dani (Laura Vandervoort) think they've hit the jackpot. But as they get closer to the fortune, the couple begins to suspect ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, terrorist, treasure hunt, couple relations, ocean or sea, danger, heroes, crimes, rivalry, underwater scene, murder, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: honolulu hawaii, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.4
 3K
U.S. Seals (2000)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dozens of American cargos with high valuable goods have disappeared, probably attacked by modern pirates. The United States decide to mobilize a team of expert SWAT, with Mike Bradley as leader, sending them to destroy the pirates' base, namely ...
Style: serious, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, military, soldier, ship, undercover, battles, daring rescue, crimes, adventure, danger, military life, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, albania, french riviera, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 2.4
 595
3 Musketeers (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alexandra D'Artagnan, junior member of NSA uncovers a conspiracy that the goal is to assassinate the American president. Alexandra has secured the support of three famous and notorious international spies in order to stop the assassination.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: secret agent, conspiracy, break in, adventure, undercover, government agency, save the day, secret agents, assassination attempt, rivalry, danger, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Cutthroat Island (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, adventure, treasure hunt, ocean or sea, rivalry, ship, map, daring rescue, escapades, battles, danger, island ...
Time: 1600s, 17th century, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.7
 737
Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, kidnapping, one man army, martial arts, hijacker, airplane, hostage, tough heroes, confined, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.1
 575
Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, save the day, daring rescue, one man army, adventure, danger, rivalry, terrorism, government agency, deadly, hostages, airplane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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