Movies like Pirates of the 20th Century

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Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)
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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: adventure, pirate, ship, survival, ocean, escapades, confined, rivalry, martial arts, murder, hijacking, isolation, swimming, cruise, against the odds, sailor, martial artist, love, thief, kidnapping, diving, rescue, boat, danger, chases and races ...
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, survival and ocean mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pirates of the 20th Century: Titanic II (2010), Crash Point Zero (2001), Kidnapped (1995), Captain Phillips (2013), The Pirates (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, sinking ship, ship, tsunami, survival, sea, adventure, forces of nature, escapades, race against time, chaos and mayhem, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
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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: terrorism, airplane, confined, save the day, adventure, survival, undercover, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, tough heroes, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
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100%
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Kidnapped (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, ocean, heroes, adventurer, crimes, rivalry, pirate, orphan, escapades, soldier, corrupted ruler, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe
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100%
Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, hostage, rescue, navy, terrorism, u.s. navy, hijacking, pirate, escapades, kidnapping, hostage situation, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, vermont, virginia, kenya ...
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100%
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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, serious, captivating, humorous, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, joseon dynasty, adventure, rivalry, battles, escapades, track down, ocean, martial arts, ship, bandit, strong female presence ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: korea
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100%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, hostage, treasure hunt, escapades, crimes, heroes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
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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, survival, rivalry, mortal combat, battles, captivity, brutality, violence, tough heroes, fight to the death, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, escapades, rivalry, infidelity, village, island, gold, swashbuckler, greed, penal colony ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
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100%
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Caught Inside (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 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: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: survival, rivalry, isolation, trapped, ocean, psychopath, losing-it hero, confined, ship, surfing, adventure, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia
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74%
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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, exciting, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, ship, adventure, heroes, survival, fall in love, isolation, youth, escapades, confined, ocean, fight ...
Time: 17th century
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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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sinking ship, disaster, survival, race against time, ship, adventure, ocean, cruise, escapades, shipwreck, catastrophe, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 80s, future
Place: san francisco
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65%
Escape Under Pressure (2000)
Genre: Action, 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, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, confined, heroes, crimes, escapades, one man army, rivalry, obsessive quest, rescue, heroic mission, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: time travel, disaster, rescue, adventure, catastrophe, rivalry, escapades, forces of nature, volcano, ocean, lava, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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59%
Treasure Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 180 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, realistic ...
Plot: island, expedition, treasure hunt, pirate, treasure map, ship, adventurer, adventure, heroes, rivalry, escapades, musketeer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
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58%
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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, survival, island, kidnapping, rescue, supernatural, isolation, missing person, heroic mission, against the odds, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami, caribbean, new york
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58%
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, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, survival, cruise ship, christmas, disaster, new year's eve, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, cruise, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
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57%
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Mandrake (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An expedition led by adventurer Darren McCall and funded by the wealthy Harry Vargas braves the impenetrable jungle to retrieve a fabled bejeweled dagger from an ancient burial ground. But pulling the dagger from its rightful resting place awakens ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: curse, chaos, survival, adventurer, jungle, escapades, adventure, dangerous animal, rivalry, ritual, murder, violence ...
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57%
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: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, surprise ending, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, treasure, treasure hunt, treasure map, ship, child in peril, heroes, mutiny, adventure, rivalry, family, daring rescue ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: israel, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: wilderness, survival, bear, adventure, dangerous animal, youth, isolation, self discovery, boy, survivor, sole survivor, family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: yukon, canada
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57%
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Roar (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After his photojournalist brother gets killed by a white tigress in the jungles of the Sundarbans, Pandit and his team of commandos enter the prohibited core area of the forest to avenge his death.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: escapades, adventure, survival, jungle, dangerous animal, track down, heroes, animal life, brother, danger, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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57%
Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, scary, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crocodile, swamp, adventure, survival, wilderness, criminal heroes, confined, daring rescue, dangerous animal, stolen money, airplane, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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57%
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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, against the odds, adventure, survival, vengeance, youth, rivalry, master warrior, warrior, battles, young heroes, escapades ...
Place: new zealand
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57%
Nature Unleashed: Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Romania, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rescue goes terribly wrong for a sheriff when trying to save four dirt bikers when they are trapped by growing forest fires. Desperate, they seek shelter in an abandoned mine, never realizing they are headed straight for evil from the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: race against time, rivalry, adventure, heroes, crimes, catastrophe, confined, wilderness, escapades, rescue, forces of nature, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, disaster, survival, adventure, cruise, sea disaster, catastrophe, race against time, passenger, hysteria, forces of nature, faith ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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56%
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Fortress (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being kidnapped by four, masked men, a teacher and her students rebel by plotting against the criminals.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: school, kidnapping, survival, teacher, revenge, underground, adventure, confined, crimes, escapades, criminal heroes, killer child ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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56%
Dragon Crusaders (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this sword-and-sorcery extravaganza, a group of marauding Knights Templar suffers a curse that transforms them into monsters, driving them to square off against an evil dragon obsessed with annihilating the entire world.
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: dragon, curses spells and rituals, pirate, adventure, fugitives, rivalry, wizards and magicians, ship, escapades, heroes, sword and sorcery, battles ...
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: shark, treasure hunt, battles, ship, cons and scams, down on your luck, heroes, adventure, escapades, adventurer, pirate, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america
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56%
 3.7
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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: exciting, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, military, pirate, ship, undercover, soldier, military life, adventure, daring rescue, crimes, heroes, ocean ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, albania, french riviera, san francisco, turkey
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55%
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, heroes, obsessive quest, submarine, losing-it hero, rivalry, dangerous animal, escapades, deadly creature, prehistoric animal, ocean, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: san diego california
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55%
 4.4
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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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, survival, rescue, dangerous animal, isolation, ship, ocean, pregnancy, crimes, heroes, escapades, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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55%