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Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)
 6.7
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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: pirate, ocean or sea, ship, survival, adventure, danger, confined, escapades, rivalry, hijacking, murder, swimming, martial arts, against the odds, cruise, chases and races, isolation, sailor, knife, martial artist, 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, ocean or sea, heroes, survival and rivalry mostly in Adventure, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pirates of the 20th Century: The Pirates of Blood River (1962), Kidnapped (1995), Crash Point Zero (2001), Poseidon (2006), Escape Under Pressure (2000). 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, entertaining, captivating, tense, light ...
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, adventure, danger, island, rivalry, escapades, village, infidelity, gold, swashbuckler, greed ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, confined, escapades, adventure, corrupted ruler, ship, adventurer, heroes, crimes, state affairs, school, soldier ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, escapades, adventure, confined, special agents, race against time, danger, hijacking, terrorism, one man army, undercover, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ 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: survival, ship, drowning, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, catastrophe, natural disaster, sea disaster, chaos and mayhem, race against time, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, heroes, ship, rescue, terrorism, hijacking, one man army, treasure hunt, rivalry, college, race against time, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, danger, ship, chases and races, heroes, master warrior, adventure, escapades, battles, ocean or sea, martial arts, track down ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: isolation, danger, ship, confined, losing-it hero, psychopath, survival, rivalry, ocean or sea, friends, surfer, yacht ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, wilderness, criminal heroes, chases and races, daring rescue, confined, dangerous animal, animal horror, swamp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: treasure hunt, shark, cons and scams, adventure, dangerous animal, heroes, down on your luck, chases and races, deadly, adventurer, ship, battles ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america
⇓ 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: pirate, island, survival, kidnapping, isolation, rescue, adventure, supernatural, against the odds, missing person, heroic mission, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense
Plot: kidnapping, survival, school, teacher, revenge, underground, danger, escapades, crimes, confined, criminal heroes, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, daring rescue, save the day, danger, deadly, cruise, ship, forces of nature, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, danger, gold, ocean or sea, island, shark, shipwreck, diving, underwater, adventure, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, idiotic, awful ...
Plot: survival, ship, race against time, adventure, ocean or sea, cruise, captivity, adventurer, gang, danger, isolation, hijacking ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, survival, post apocalyptic, adventure, rescue, ocean, ocean or sea, future dystopia, post apocalypse, water, danger, global warming ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, murder, mountain, adventure, treasure hunt, chases and races, confined, escapades, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: treasure hunt, island, treasure map, pirate, ship, expedition, doctor, castaway, quest, danger, ocean or sea, gold ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, couple relations, adventure, ocean or sea, danger, heroes, crimes, rivalry, terrorist, underwater scene, drowning, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: honolulu hawaii, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, confined, escapades, master warrior, master villain, mortal combat, danger, battles, tough heroes, rivalry, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sea disaster, storm at sea, forces of nature, adventure, male camaraderie, rescue, natural disaster, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, portugal, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.7
 529
Final Run (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Grand Royale is a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 more miles per ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: one man army, rescue, train, danger, rivalry, adventure, save the day, escapades, technology gone awry, heroes, androids and robots, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.8
 600
Super Eruption (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Yellowstone National Park scientist and a thrill-seeking ranger join forces to plug-up a volatile super volcano that threatens to wipe out the entire United States.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: time travel, rescue, rivalry, danger, ocean or sea, adventure, forces of nature, escapades, volcano, disaster film, lava
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: atmospheric, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, survival, danger, self discovery, escapades, adventure, family, dangerous animal, confined, coming of age, isolation, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 2.5
 886
Raptor Island (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A team of terrorist-fighting Naval officers in the South China Sea finds their struggle against the enemy taking a backseat to the fight of their lives when an horde of creatures thought to be extinct for millions of years descend upon them in an ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ship, soldier, tyrannosaurus rex, dinosaur, rivalry, ancient mystery, save the day, adventure, chases and races, heroes, confined, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: ship, survival, lone wolves, adventure, isolation, self discovery, danger, social differences, ocean or sea, sailing, castaway, tough heroes ...
Time: 20s, 1900s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Treasure Island (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins, while running the Benbow Inn with his mother, meets Captain Billy Bones, who dies at the inn while it is beseiged by buccaneers led by Blind Pew. Jim and his mother fight off the attackers and discover Billy Bones' treasure ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, pirate, treasure, ship, treasure map, mutiny, adventure, escapades, young heroes, family, heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: israel, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 696
Storm Bound (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A ripping adventure yarn about teenage boys who join the crew of a ship of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. After a dramatic shipwreck and escape from an attack by natives, they must make their way to safety by themselves.
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, ship, pirate, isolation, youth, danger, survival, confined, fall in love, family, friends, ocean or sea ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Descent Into Darkness (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Deep in the Mariana Sea Trench, a corporate underwater mining complex has been built - an industrial Atlantis. When an accident in a dry-dock chamber kills several miners an investigator is sent to find the cause and immediately finds out that it ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: adventure, law enforcement, deadly, investigation, ocean or sea, rescue, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, heroes, chases and races, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
2010: Moby Dick (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: That infamous whale is bigger, badder and a whole lot stronger in this sci-fi reimagining of Herman Melville’s classic tale of the battle between man, sea and sea creature starring “Xena” alum Rene O’Connor as the (traditionally male) ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, scary, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, dangerous animal, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, unfulfillment, uninhibited rivalry, ocean or sea, deadly, danger, escapades, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.1
 3K
Red Water (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the quiet waters of the Mississippi, body parts are being discovered. No one knows what is behind it all, until a huge man eating bull shark turns up. This bull shark is different, as it can breath in fresh water, making a deadly encounter ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, shark attack, treasure hunt, dangerous animal, gory, survival, rescue, anti heroes, crime, fugitives, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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