Movies like The Poseidon Adventure

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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
 7.1
 38K
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, tense, psychological, rough, bleak, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ship, cruise, survival, race against time, passenger, hysteria, adventure, forces of nature, faith, sea disaster, danger, drowning, group of strangers, dedication event, sea, wave, underwater, fear, new year's eve, new year, confined, jealous spouse, chases and races, escapades, escape attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea

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Most similar movies to The Poseidon Adventure

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and suspense films with plots about danger, survival, adventure, escapades, race against time, explosion and natural disaster mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Poseidon Adventure: Poseidon (2006), Juggernaut (1974), The Perfect Storm (2000), Daylight (1996), The Towering Inferno (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
61%
 6.6
 4K
Juggernaut (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A bomber has planted 7 bombs on a transatlantic cruise ship. While a crack bomb squad team try to defuse the bombs the police attempt to track down the mad bomber.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ransom, terrorism, race against time, cruise, ship, sea disaster, passenger, bomb, danger, daring rescue, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, atlantic ocean, scotland yard, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 62K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, race against time, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, save the day, daring rescue, dog, escape attempt, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: firefighter, skyscraper, rescue, survival, race against time, trapped, fire, explosion, negligence, catastrophe, hysteria, escape attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 56K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, adventurer, mountaineer, adventure, expedition, danger, forces of nature, daring rescue, heroic mission, siblings relations, wilderness, running out of air ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 9K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, rescue, airport, survival, underwater, race against time, danger, airplane, painting, art thief, millionaire, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
47%
 7.7
 15K
Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: tense, serious, bleak, psychological, rough ...
Plot: danger, jungle, survival, rope bridge, dangerous mission, oil company, existentialism, dynamite, low lives, mission gone awry, deadly, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, new jersey, jerusalem, central america, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, courage, ocean, daring rescue, coast guard, storm at sea, sinking ship, adventure, rescue mission, escapades, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, ship, iceberg, adventure, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, escapades, chases and races, ocean or sea, race against time, danger, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: factual, emotional, compassionate, intense, exciting ...
Plot: natural disaster, oil rig, trapped, rescue, explosion, survival, sea, courage, post traumatic stress disorder, greed, self mutilation, employee employee relationship ...
Time: year 2010, 2010s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 61K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: tornado, small town, chaos, rescue, adventure, teenage life, danger, forces of nature, obsessive quest, family relations, buddies, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 75K
Dante's Peak (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, small town, volcano, mayor, rescue, volcanic eruption, scientist, forces of nature, adventure, danger, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Neptune Factor (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an underwater ocean lab is lost in a earthquake, an advanced submarine is sent down to find it and encounters terrible danger.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, submarine, ocean, race against time, deadly, deathtrap, alien encounter, survival, adventure, save the day, isolation, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 6K
Metro (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terror strikes the underground train system in Moscow in the form of a flood from a collapsed tunnel. The film follows a diverse group of Moscow citizens who find themselves trapped in the city’s underground rail network, their train derailed and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, survival, danger, tunnel, adventure, subway, chaos and mayhem, love triangle, hysteria, panic, chaos, confinement indoors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 9K
Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, survival, aviation, rescue, teenage girl, helicopter, guitar, pilot, airplane accident, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., united states, salt lake city utah, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 13K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, natural disaster, chaos, danger, fire, national guard, daredevil, supermarket, earthquake, explosion, alcoholic, architect ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Raise the Titanic (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, awful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: titanic, adventurer, ship, adventure, survival, treasure hunt, secret agents, escapades, heroic mission, save the day, forces of nature, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: russia, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, island, resort, survival, volcano, volcanic eruption, escape, race against time, danger, infidelity, wiretap, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 25K
Runaway Train (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: train, criminal heroes, chases and races, train ride, prison warden, wilderness, survival, race against time, adventure, save the day, secret hideout, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 183K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, scenic, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, beautiful scenery, death, stranded, forces of nature, against the odds, death of protagonist, adventure, climbing, adventurer, tragedy ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 3.8
 275
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pregnancy, race against time, danger, survival, adventure, chases and races, save the day, forces of nature, heroes, escapades, father son relationship, explosion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 517K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, dangerous animal, fear, animal horror, police chief, survival, monster, shark attack, great white shark, danger, underwater, beach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, atlantic ocean, long island, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, submarine, holocaust, mutiny, daring rescue, survival, military, rescue, ship, danger, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 16K
Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, airplane, stowaway, passenger, landing, stewardess, danger, suicide bomber, bomb, desperation, blizzard, panic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, detroit, chicago illinois, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 164K
Twister (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, tornado, divorce, storm, hurricane, forces of nature, race against time, escapades, chases and races, wife husband relationship, love triangle, peril ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 2K
Air Crew (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Story of the lives of three Soviet pilots who are united by disaster in a small town in the mountains.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Plot: airplane, daring rescue, heroic mission, couple relations, danger, forces of nature, natural disaster, airplane accident, co pilot, airplane stewardess, pilot, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, rescue, stranded, air disaster, struggle for survival, human nature, getting home, danger, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beijing china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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