Movies like The Poseidon Adventure

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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
 7.1
 39K
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, disaster movie, tense, psychological, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ship, adventure, cruise, survival, race against time, passenger, hysteria, underwater, forces of nature, faith, sea disaster, danger, drowning, group of strangers, dedication event, sea, wave, 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 exciting, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, survival, adventure, escapades, race against time, death and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Poseidon Adventure: Poseidon (2006), The Towering Inferno (1974), Airport '77 (1977), Earthquake (1974), Titanic II (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 95K
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, shipwreck, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, rescue, skyscraper, survival, race against time, explosion, fire, negligence, catastrophe, hysteria, escape attempt, evacuation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: bermuda triangle, rescue, hijacking, underwater, airport, survival, race against time, danger, airplane, painting, art thief, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, exciting, rough, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, survival, danger, chaos, earthquake, national guard, love affair, daring rescue, forces of nature, save the day, infidelity, demolished city ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, isolation, cruise, ship, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, escapades, forces of nature, shipwreck, rescue, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspense, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, iceberg, tsunami, sinking ship, survival, adventure, forces of nature, ocean or sea, danger, race against time, escapades, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, natural disaster, male camaraderie, rescue, sea disaster, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: portugal, atlantic ocean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 8.0
 526K
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, fear, dangerous animal, shark attack, animal horror, police chief, monster, survival, underwater, great white shark, danger, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, atlantic ocean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 5K
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, passenger, bomb, danger, daring rescue, adventure, sea disaster, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland yard, atlantic ocean, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 64K
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, daring rescue, save the day, dog, escape attempt, flood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 16K
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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: danger, jungle, survival, existentialism, dangerous mission, rope bridge, dynamite, oil company, terrorist, escapades, chases and races, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, jerusalem, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 57K
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, mountaineer, adventurer, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, daring rescue, danger, wilderness, heroic mission, siblings relations, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, adventure, storm at sea, courage, sinking ship, ocean, rescue mission, daring rescue, coast guard, forces of nature, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: 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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, hotel, survival, resort, escape, volcanic eruption, volcano, wiretap, escapades, chases and races, race against time, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, drowning, underwater, adventure, daring rescue, ocean or sea, survival, danger, save the day, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 74K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 17K
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, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, passenger, airplane, stowaway, danger, stewardess, bomb, panic, rescue, save the day, landing, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: detroit, chicago illinois, rome italy, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 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, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, survival, adventure, train, tunnel, subway, asthma, hysteria, chaos and mayhem, love triangle, flood, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, awful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: titanic, adventurer, ship, adventure, survival, treasure hunt, ocean or sea, heroic mission, forces of nature, save the day, rescue, iceberg ...
Time: 70s
Place: russia, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 77K
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: realistic, suspenseful, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, exciting, experimental, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, submarine, ocean, save the planet, forces of nature, adventure, dangerous animal, heroes, deathtrap, space and aliens, save the day, ocean or sea ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 1.8
 2K
Age of Ice (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, resulting in unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach safety, a vacationing family in Egypt must battle the rapidly cooling ...
Style: suspenseful, disaster movie, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: snow, adventure, survival, race against time, danger, forces of nature, escapades, earthquake, vacation, ice, catastrophe, climate change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 337
Deep Water (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hotshot Navy special ops guys get assigned to take a cruise to keep an eye on a VIP's daughter. Once the voyage is under way, somehow a nuke A) gets lost in the vicinity, and goes off. The resulting tidal wave capsizes the cruise ship, and its ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, cult film ...
Plot: cruise, cruise ship, tidal wave, one against many, hostage, rescue mission, survival, teenage girl, kidnapping, terrorist group, fight, betrayal ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s
Place: san diego california, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 189K
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: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, forces of nature, mountain climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, mountain, death, stranded, against the odds, blizzard, climbing, adventurer ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, nepal, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, realistic, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: train, chases and races, criminal heroes, train ride, prison warden, wilderness, survival, race against time, secret hideout, adventure, save the day, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 70K
Volcano (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, danger, race against time, tunnel, subway, save the day, heroes, adventure, forces of nature, survival, warning ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, save the day, confined, adventure, survival, danger, terrorism, tough heroes, daring rescue, one man army, undercover, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, military, survival, rescue, ship, adventure, race against time, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Airplane vs. Volcano (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive - without landing.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, adventure, control room, save the day, survival, danger, forces of nature, heroes, spouse in danger, military, escapades, flight attendant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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