Movies like River of Death

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River of Death (1989)
 4.3
 1K
River of Death (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit off more than they can chew. What with a nazi doctor still doing his experiments on people in the same place.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: jungle, adventurer, betrayal, mad scientist, chase, investigation, vengeance, daring rescue, heroic mission, treasure hunt, heroes, escapades, rivalry, human experiment, adventure, crimes, graphic violence, disorder, dishonesty, amazon, infection, amazon river, amazon tribe, world war two, experiment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: south america, usa, brazil

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Most similar movies to River of Death

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and realistic films with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, adventure, chases and races, rivalry and deadly mostly in Action, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like River of Death: Code Red (2001), Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981), Treasure of the Amazon (1985), The Vivero Letter (1999), Apocalypto (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.0
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Code Red (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychologically disturbed solider is forced to come out of retirement to find his brother who has disappeared in the jungle but nothing can prepare him for the alien nightmare he is plunged into.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: alien encounter, soldier, rescue, adventure, missing person, escapades, military, jungle, government coverup, secret base, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, adventurer, survival, crimes, bounty hunter, chase, mountain, wilderness ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.
Style: realistic, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, bounty hunter, adventure, diamonds, adventurer, amazon, dangerous animal, gold, mother daughter relationship, animal life, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Vivero Letter (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man in Central America finds his brother's murdered body. It turns out that his brother has been murdered because he knows the whereabouts of a lost city in the jungle. The man teams up with a search expedition and goes off to hunt for these ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: jungle, murder, lost city, adventurer, dishonesty, chase, adventure, crimes, ancient mystery, betrayal, treasure hunt, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a secret Russian nuclear missile base, an ex-U.S. SEAL member is planning to launch a missile strike on the United States, and the only way to stop him is with the best of the best. Because of a natural gas refinery leak, the newly formed team ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, commando mission, terrorism, daring rescue, race against time, heroes, master warrior, military, soldier, crimes, military base, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.8
 308K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: tribe, survival, slavery, chase, ancient history, native, adventure, sacrifice, manhunt, death, solar eclipse, warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, soldier, master warrior, terrorism, martial arts, battles, ex soldier, graphic violence, mortal combat, jujitsu, fight to the death, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 3.9
 534
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 ⇓
77%
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Wake of Death (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier, Street Fighter), is back and at his hard-hitting best as Ben Archer, an ex-mob enforcer seeking revenge against a ruthless Chinese kingpin responsible for his wife's brutal murder. ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, gangsters, revenge, murder, martial arts, mortal combat, tough heroes, crimes, rivalry, chase, mafia, motorcycle chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, war, military, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, against the odds, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Fire on the Amazon (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a well-known environmental researcher is murdered in the Amazon jungle, an arrogant photojournalist joins forces with a beautiful young activist to find out who is responsible. Along they way, they fall in love as they discover the men ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, colourful, suspenseful
Plot: amazon, murder, jungle, assassination, deforestation, fighting the system, environmentalism, adventure, investigation, uncover truth, love, protest ...
Time: 90s
Place: bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 49
Sunland Heat (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A martial artist tries to form a new life after leaving her husband who is a part of organized crime. But after her daughter is kidnapped, it's time for her to spring into action.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, adventure, vengeance, rivalry, assassin, mother daughter relationship, betrayal, murder, haunted by the past, save the day, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 4K
Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, escape, fugitives, chase, manhunt, adventure, rescue, captivity, prison life, disguise, warden ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Sword in the Moon (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A series of high-ranking officials are being systematically eliminated by a sleek assassin and his female assistant, and arrogant master swordsman General Choi (Jo Jae-Hyeon) is charged with putting an end to the carnage. During a previous time of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: martial arts, coup d'etat, vengeance, vigilantism, adventure, redemption, political unrest, rivalry, betrayal, usurper, friendship between men, lone wolves ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.1
 790
Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, race against time, daring rescue, gang, rivalry, heroes, confined, escapades, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.2
 673
Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, save the day, daring rescue, government agency, hostage, adventure, terrorism, rivalry, tough heroes, one man army, hijacking, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, military, state affairs, crimes, terrorism, adventure, rescue mission, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.1
 857
Raven Hawk (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Native-American woman, who was framed for the murders of her parents years before, returns to her reservation to seek revenge.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: native american, prison life, revenge, murder, mental institution, rescue, dishonesty, contests and competitions, crimes, good versus evil, chase, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 3.2
 14K
Far Cry (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jack Carver, a former member of the Special Forces takes the journalist Valerie Cardinal to an Island to visit her uncle Max who is working in a Military complex on the Island. As they arrive Valerie gets captured by the minions of Doctor Krüger. ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, heroes, chase, escapades, journalism, island, mad scientist, laboratory, investigation, soldier, crimes, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 15K
American Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, military, heroes, master warrior, chase, one man army, confined, daring rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Shadowless Sword (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Wuxia adventure out of South Korea, The Legend of the Shadowless Sword is a handsome martial arts epic by Kim Yung-jun (Flying Warriors). The film's simple story allows for exceptionally creative action sequences about every three to four ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rescue, heroic mission, adventure, rivalry, escapades, assassination, destiny, chase, hopes, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 10th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, adventure, rivalry, race against time, heroic mission, heroes, crimes, confined, escapades, hijacking, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.5
 739
Lone Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An actor in a Wild West show must become a mythical Western Hero when a biker gang descends upon a small Montana town.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, small town, tough heroes, leadership, gang, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilantism, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.2
 2K
Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, chase, one man army, son, battles, tough heroes, escapades, race against time, secret agents, espionage, undercover, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.5
 394
Hardball (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Incompatible fugitive recovery agents, the flighty Jersey Bellini (Michael Dudikoff) and his more serious-minded female partner, B.B. (Lisa Howard), have, for the last time, ticked off mobster Wald (Tony Curtis) by apprehending his rather inept ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: bounty hunter, gangsters, hitman, tough heroes, breakup, disorder, heroes, good versus evil, crime gone awry, crimes, reluctant partners, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.5
 531
The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, heroes, one man army, chase, martial arts, jungle, island, rivalry, contests and competitions, escapades, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, epic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: jungle, world war two, battles, soldier, military, war, u.s. navy, adventure, survival, betrayal, vengeance, island ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, borneo, indonesia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 61K
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: rough, exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, adventurer, mountain climbing, expedition, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, race against time, heroic mission, wilderness, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong saves an old friend from the clutches of "The Lion", an evil super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.
Style: serious, intense, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, one man army, heroes, soldier, rescue, mortal combat, kidnapping, battles, best friend, one against many, ninjitsu ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%