Movies like Rapa Nui

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Rapa Nui (1994)
 6.4
 5K
Rapa Nui (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to erect a huge statue (moai) in record time before Make can take part in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The reward for winning this race is to rule the island for one year.
Style: captivating, sentimental, melancholic, atmospheric, serious, romantic, epic, sexy, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: island, rivalry, love triangle, love and romance, love affair, family feud, state affairs, adventurer, parents and children, isolation, map, catastrophe, adventure, jungle, heroes, american civil war, romance, family life, tragic love, leadership, escapades, contests and competitions, mute or deaf, tragic hero, obsessive quest ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: latin america, chile, polynesia

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Most similar movies to Rapa Nui

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and romantic films with plots about love and romance, romance, adventure, catastrophe, culture clash, destiny and rivalry mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like Rapa Nui: The Beach (2000), Treasure Island (2012), Old Gringo (1989), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), The Bounty (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 238K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, tense, scenic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourist, adventurer, utopia, beach, marijuana, island, obsessive quest, exotic island, desire, secret place, hippie, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 2K
Old Gringo (1989)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, intense, brutal ...
Plot: politics, writers, love triangle, political unrest, revolution, general, adventure, journalism, aging, opposites attract, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, sonora, central america, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, melancholic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: island, tropical island, adventure, love affair, survival, romance, love and romance, ocean, exploring sexuality, teenager, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, victorian era, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.0
 27K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: ship, island, betrayal, storm at sea, mutiny, murder, adventure, sailboat, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s, year 1984, georgian era
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 2K
Don Quixote (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The classic tale of a man's dream, his epic journey, and one true love.
Style: tragicomedy, captivating, atmospheric, humorous, serious ...
Plot: obsession, adventurer, heroes, on the road, good versus evil, romance, tragic hero, rivalry, adventure, gentleman, wooing, master and servant ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, dishonesty, hopes, rivalry, leadership, political unrest, culture clash, society, priest, survival ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, erotic, romantic, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: island, fall in love, love and romance, first sex, teenage sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual awakening, teenage sexuality, adventure, masturbation, teenage love, desert island ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 70s, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, exciting, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: native american, freedom, army, adventure, american indian, native americans, indians, forbidden love, love triangle, interracial relations, vengeance, wilderness ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1930s
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Lady and the Highwayman (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in old England, Hugh Grant ("Four Weddings & a Funeral", "Notting Hill") plays a highwayman who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But during one of his robberies, he falls in love with an aristocratic lady, Emma ...
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, tense, light ...
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, escapades, romance, intrigue, adventure, royal court, rivalry, heroes, couples, woman in danger, fall in love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, obsession, love triangle, opposites attract, master and servant, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, revenge, family disapproval, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 64K
Far and Away (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adventure, love and romance, romance, follow your dream, opposites attract, against the odds, obsessive quest, rise and fall, american dream, irish, young lovers, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: usa, ireland, boston, europe, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.9
 546
Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, island, hurricane, escapades, survival, rivalry, adventure, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 43K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, emotional, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, adventure, vengeance, against the odds, graphic violence, righting the wronged, pregnant from rape, legends and myths, life philosophy, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Pocahontas: The Legend (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Englishmen come to explore and settle the new world. There they find natives who are curious about their "firesticks" and strange customs.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: native american, thanksgiving, opposites attract, love and romance, unfulfillment, adventure, escapades, family, society, soldier, fighting the system, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, wedding, unfulfillment, love and romance, forbidden love, tragic love, love affair, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: romantic, captivating, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, interracial relations, royal family, culture clash, social differences, love and romance, opposites attract, palace, mistress, royal court, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia, burma, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 319
Star Runner (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Preparing for the hand-to-hand battle of his life and the title of Champion Star Runner, a headstrong fighter creates a deadly hybrid mix of Thai kickboxing and Chinese kung fu. Get ready for the ultimate Pan-Asian mixed martial arts competition, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, athlete's life, ambition, rivalry, love affair, adventure, love and romance, hopes, contests and competitions, heroes, starting over, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amid the bitter divisiveness of the Civil War, Confederate Capt. Robert Adams (Julian Adams) feels the rift within his soul. Steadfastly loyal to the South, Adams also holds an unshakable love for his Northerner wife, Eveline McCord (Gwendolyn ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, romantic, saga
Plot: battles, leadership, love affair, true love, wartime life, heroes, military, romance, love and romance, society, american civil war, supportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Style: captivating, serious, sexy, epic, colourful ...
Plot: betrayal, royal family, forbidden love, martial arts, empress, execution, punishment, dysfunctional family, poison, emperor, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 7th century, middle ages, 10th century, 1930s
Place: china, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 583K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, solitude, hopes, human spirit, stranded on an island, courage, adventure, tropical island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane crashes. The pair avoid each other at first, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: island, survival, stranded, initially antagonists, opposites attract, adventure, love and romance, jungle, fall in love, air disaster, battle of the sexes, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, usa, new york, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Water and Fire (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A pretty young girl falls for an enigmatic, shy man who sweeps her off her feet. She becomes pregnant but is not allowed to tell him. His advisers are adamant. Back home, they have set up a wedding with the daughter of an antagonistic family and ...
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, rivalry, vengeance, romance, haunted by the past, power relations, destiny, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The King's Whore (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, Italy, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: fatal attraction, love triangle, obsessive love, couples, war, society, romance, prostitute, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
With Fire and Sword (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In the mid-17th century, Poland was the largest, most democratic, and most tolerant country in Europe. However, a tragic civil war brought about the gradual decline of the once glorious republic...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, romantic
Plot: cossack, military, polish, battles, heroes, love affair, rebellion, rivalry, love triangle, politics, culture clash, political unrest ...
Time: 17th century
Place: poland, ukraine, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, female warrior, master warrior, kung fu, heroes, adventure, love and romance, sword, sword fight, romance, strong female presence, warlord ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: china, asia, ancient china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: serious, epic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: viking, rivalry, survival, human spirit, adventurer, escapades, hopes, obsessive quest, heroes, good versus evil, heroic mission, wilderness ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Frozen Flower (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to ...
Style: sexual, touching, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, love triangle, adultery, gay love, love and romance, royal family, unrequited love, gay, love affair, intrigue, gay relationship, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 14th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dance of the Dragon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Singapore
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three people whose lives are pulled into review and assessment when their paths cross. The initial sparks of what could be a new romance plays off against a couple falling out of love, a student and teacher, a father and son, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, dance school, couple relations, fall in love, couples, family relations, follow your dream, love triangle, hopes, dishonesty, teachers and students, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%