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Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
 5.2
 19K
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, melancholic, sexy, sexual, cult film, unusual plot structure, harsh, twist ending, visually appealing ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: island, adventure, love affair, survival, teenager, tropical island, romance, love and romance, ocean, danger, ocean or sea, exploring sexuality, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pregnancy, loss of parent, loss of parents, desert island, castaway, parenthood, children, adolescence, deserted island, death of parent, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean

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Most similar movies to Return to the Blue Lagoon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and romantic films with plots about adventure, catastrophe, escapades, survival, mentor, dialogue and love and romance mostly in Drama, Adventure and Romance genres. Some movies like Return to the Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon (1980), Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), The Beach (2000), Cast Away (2000), Endless Love (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, fall in love, first sex, teenage sex, teenage sexuality, masturbation, adventure, teenage love, desert island, shipwreck, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 70s, victorian, turn of the century ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.
Style: sexy, romantic, touching, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school student, love and romance, island, teenage life, youth, first sex, adventure, unlikely couple, fall in love, tropical island, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.7
 226K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, mad, scenic, serious ...
Plot: tourist, utopia, adventurer, marijuana, obsessive quest, beach, desire, secret place, island, hippie, delusion, map ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 536K
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, serious, suspense, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, human spirit, solitude, courage, adventure, tropical island, determination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 41K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, sexual, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love, teenage love, forbidden love, love and romance, father daughter relationship, teenage life, teen romance, couple relations, love affair, couples, tragic love, lust ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 2K
Paradise (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After their caravan is attacked and their respective families butchered by Arab marauders, teenagers David and Sarah flee across the desert. But the desert is filled with danger from the elements, animals and the unwholesome appetite of the Jackal, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: desert, love, love and romance, danger, adventure, romance, young lovers, sexual relations, escape, teenager, temptation, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: middle east, arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexy, serious, scenic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desert island, adventure, island, friendship, sexy woman, survival, deserted island, couples, fish out of water, adaptation, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: desert island, island, survival, shipwreck, friendship, adventure, danger, destiny, ocean, stranded on an island, adventurer, jungle ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 22K
Medicine Man (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: jungle, cure, opposites attract, cancer, amazon jungle, medical research, rain forest, doctor, love and romance, adventure, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 6K
Swept Away (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue. He is stood up.
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: island, sexual relations, fall in love, strong sexual content, romance, opposites attract, adventure, survival, isolation, love affair, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
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Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: humorous, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: survival, island, isolation, slavery, cannibalism, adventure, confined, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, pets ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 978
Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, desert island, island, shipwreck, tropical island, fish out of water, confined, adventure, escapades, isolation, stranded, deserted island ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 349
The Dove (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The true story of a 16 year old (Robin Lee Graham, played by Joseph Bottoms) who aims to become the youngest person to sail around the world in a 23 foot sloop named "The Dove". On his journey he meets and falls in love with a young woman ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, ocean, love affair, teenage life, fall in love, ocean or sea, friends, love and romance, obsessive quest, adventure, youth, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, romantic, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: island, rivalry, love triangle, love and romance, love affair, family feud, state affairs, adventurer, isolation, parents and children, map, catastrophe ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: chile, latin america, polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, adventure, survival, coming of age, social relations, isolation, human nature, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, stranded on an island ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 465
The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, factual ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, danger, ocean, escapades, lost at sea, rescue, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 35K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teenagers, teen romance, teenage life, high school, terminal illness, romance, love, youth, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Far Off Place (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped only with their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, ...
Style: touching, exciting, scenic, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: desert, survival, friendship, teenage life, adventure, on the run, rescue, youth, danger, gang, pursuit, poacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, alaska, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 182
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: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, castaway, danger, self discovery, isolation, ocean, ocean or sea, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1900s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Summer of '42 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Silent as a painting, the movie shows us day-dreamer Hermie and his friends Oscy and Benjie spending the summer of '42 on an US island with their parents - rather unaffected by WWII. While Oscy's main worries are the when and how of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, world war two, island, beach house, teenager, sexual frustration, soldier, americana, sex on the beach, sand, first love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1960s ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, danger, opposites attract, save the day, daring rescue, forces of nature, isolation, against the odds ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl leaves for Nepal with her parents and brother. She is unhappy to leave her home at first, but soon isn't when she meets a handome young man. The story unfolds into a romantic and daring quest in search of the "Invisible ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: opposites attract, society, romance, love and romance, adventure, youth, culture clash, social differences, fall in love, teenage life, love affair, railway ...
Time: 80s
Place: nepal, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 7K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, destructive relationship, teenage life, tragic love, couples, parents and children, coming of age, first love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 729
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.6
 541
Hurricane (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and a beautiful American painter, against the will of her father, the powerful governor of the island. Amid this man-made tension comes a powerful hurricane so devastating, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: beach, forbidden love, island, danger, escapades, adventure, love and romance, injustice, opposites attract, catastrophe, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 4K
For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, adoption, romance, high school, teenage pregnancy, coming of age, teenage love, family problems, young lovers, teenager, family relations, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 14K
The Lifeguard (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenager, lifeguard, sex with teenager, swimming pool, youth, teenage love, love affair, couples, romance, childhood, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
When the Light Comes (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman spends an adventurous winter with a trapper on Spitsbergen.
Style: touching, offbeat, humorous, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, island, escapades, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, social differences, culture clash, friendship, survival, fish out of water, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 25K
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: island, ship, betrayal, mutiny, murder, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life, storm at sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%