Movies like Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe (1997)
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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 on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesman to their gods. During time their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, desert island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, destiny, danger, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash, ship, ocean, confined, friends, escapades, wisdom of life, loneliness, deserted island, sea disaster, one man army, dog, jungle, slavery ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century

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Most similar movies to Robinson Crusoe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspense films with plots about escapades, adventure, survival, danger, island, isolation and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Robinson Crusoe: Cast Away (2000), Crusoe (2008), Crusoe (1988), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Castaway (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, air disaster, sole survivor, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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100%
 6.9
 2K
Crusoe (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: island, cannibalism, isolation, friendship, survival, wisdom of life, friends, wise man, sea disaster, storm, escapades, survivor ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 941
Crusoe (1988)
Genre: 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: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: survival, island, desert island, shipwreck, fish out of water, isolation, confined, adventure, escapades, marooned, deserted island, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: isolation, survival, island, adventure, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, confined, pets, cannibalism, slavery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, survival, airplane, pilot, thirst, sahara, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, middle east, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: adventure, desert island, island, friendship, sexy woman, survival, isolation, deserted island, couples, fish out of water, adaptation, love story ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
⇓ 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, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: island, adventure, love affair, survival, ocean or sea, romance, love and romance, teenager, danger, tropical island, exploring sexuality, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, victorian, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, captivity, americana, culture clash, colonialism, heroes, society, confined ...
Time: 18th century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 702
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, survival, danger, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, danger, rivalry, family, contests and competitions, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Naked Prey (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, hunter, tribe, chase, on the run, manhunt, danger, adventurer, deadly, culture clash, cannibalism ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Liechtenstein
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: island, pirate, rape, torture, lighthouse, survival, adventure, confined, danger, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, against the odds, whale, shipwreck, sea, isolation, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s, georgian era
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
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Man Friday (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday ...
Style: suspense, captivating, biting, realistic, serious
Plot: island, survival, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, racism, fish out of water, isolation, moral dilemma, escapades, adventure, power relations, buddies ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 19K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, gold, survival, wilderness, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 90K
Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, gold, swashbuckler, treasure, pirate ship, captain, island, bare breasts, killings, treasure hunt, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: sincere, exciting, suspenseful, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, coming of age, danger, youth, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life, group of friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.9
 571K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: motivational, captivating, scenic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, storytelling, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, ocean or sea, human nature, life, journey, lost at sea, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, montreal, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, catastrophe, natural disaster, rescue, weatherman, male camaraderie, sea disaster, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, portugal, boston, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 525
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: exciting, serious, realistic, psychotronic, disaster movie
Plot: beach, forbidden love, island, danger, opposites attract, adventure, love and romance, injustice, escapades, catastrophe, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: captivating, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: whale, survival, adventure, danger, dangerous animal, shipwreck, escapades, ship, rescue, lost at sea, isolation, hunting ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, isolation, self discovery, danger, ocean or sea, social differences, castaway, tough heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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, save the day, opposites attract, daring rescue, forces of nature, against the odds, isolation ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Master of Dragonard Hill (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 18th-century British Caribbean colony of St. Joseph's, decadent and hedonistic aristocrats rule with an iron fist and terrorize slaves and suspected criminals with a painful whip called the "dragonard."
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: rebellion, injustice, rivalry, escapades, adventure, danger, adventurer, heroes, against the odds, island, army, seductress ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: catastrophe, island, wilderness, survival, rescue, family relations, confined, adventure, danger, battle zone, siblings relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, isolation, survival, social relations, coming of age, human nature, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 75K
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: harsh, touching, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, desperation, adventure, ocean or sea, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Flipper's New Adventure (1964)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: beach, island, dolphins, social differences, friendship, pirate, crimes, heroes, captivity, family in danger, isolation, kidnapping ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: bahamas, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Last Adventure (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, treasure, pilot, ocean, friends, adventure, danger, escapades, partners, graphic violence, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, africa, france, europe, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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