Movies like Sahara 1983

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Sahara (1983)
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Sahara (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: desert, sheik, prison, adventure, crimes, treasure hunt, heroes, confined, kidnapping, missing person, adventurer, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, nubile woman, woman dressed as man, dust
Time: 1920s, 20s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about adventure, danger, escapades, heroes, adventurer, rivalry and treasure hunt mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Sahara: Follow the River (1995), Beyond Justice (1991), Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981), Treasure Guards (2011), The Wind and the Lion (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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100%
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Beyond Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother hires a mercenary to get her son and bring him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroes, desert, kidnapping, tough heroes, adventure, danger, heroic mission, missing person, vengeance, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychotronic, erotic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, tarzan, kidnapping, feral man, adventure, crimes, escapades, adventurer, danger, fugitives, dangerous animal, deadly ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Treasure Guards (2011)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a dig in the remote Jordanian desert, maverick archaeologist Victoria Carter (Anna Friel) discovers an ancient scroll buried in the ruins of an old temple. It is encrypted with the location of the long lost Seal of Solomon, which, according to ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: desert, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, heroes, rivalry, danger, escapades, legends and myths, chases and races, archaeologist, archeological dig ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, hostages, confined, missing person, woman in danger, ransom, crimes, danger ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: morocco, washington d.c., africa, usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: treasure, escapades, inventions and discoveries, disorder, jungle, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, desert, treasure hunt, island, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 227
Wet Gold (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wet Gold is the story of a young woman (Laura), who works as a waitress in a cafe. Laura stumbles across a drunk elderly man (Sampson), who fills her with exciting stories of a boat that went down with millions in gold. Although Laura's ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gold, treasure hunt, adventurer, femme fatale, adventure, escapades, danger, ocean or sea, beach, island, ship, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Warrior (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, India, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In feudal India, a warrior (Khan) who renounces his role as the longtime enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the Himalayan mountains.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, on the run, desert, leadership, adventure, crimes, danger, rivalry, change of heart, vengeance, redemption, lone wolves ...
Time: quarry
Place: himalaya, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Dinosaur Hunter (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 13-year-old girl and her older brother live on a farm where paleontologists search for fossils.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, tense, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, paleontologist, adventurer, inventions and discoveries, escapades, treasure hunt, race against time, hunter, rivalry, family relations, farm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sahara (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, USA, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure ...
Style: exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, desert, treasure, adventurer, treasure hunter, obsessive quest, adventure, escapades, danger, archaeology, car chase, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, sahara desert, nigeria, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Delta Factor (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action-packed espionage thriller based on a book by Mickey Spillane. A man who has been framed for a large-scale robbery escapes from prison, but is caught and given a choice between returning behind bars and working for the CIA. He is enlisted to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, island, prison, kidnapping, life is a bitch, chase, drug dealing, criminal heroes, dishonesty, special agents, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sahara desert, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, survival, airplane, crimes, bounty hunter, danger, adventurer, chase, mountain ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Gold (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Canada, the summer of 1898. A group of German settlers travel towards the far north in covered wagons with packhorses and their few possessions in tow. The seven travellers set off from Ashcroft, the final railway station. Along with their leader, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, old west, adventure, danger, escapades, adventurer, wilderness, desert, human nature, brutality, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Ashanti (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, slave, danger, village life, missing person, intrigue, rivalry, race against time, village, terrorism, hostage, hostages ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 233
Kidnapped (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck. Attempting to claim ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: orphan, kidnapping, heroes, rescue, danger, adventurer, good versus evil, pirate, escapades, rivalry, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When young computer genius Rudy inherits his father's business his avaricious uncle has him kidnapped and held hostage until the boy signs off all rights to the lucrative enterprise. Not wanting the uncle to control, a pair of corporate ...
Style: humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: kidnapping, baseball, teenager, danger, family, crimes, prodigy, dishonesty, daring rescue, adventure, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 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: atmospheric, epic, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, leadership, hopes, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Coast of Skeletons (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former district officer is assigned to work on a team of diamond prospectors, who are busy double crossing each other until they are blown up having found bullion.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, investigation, adventure, escapades, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, private detective, danger, insurance company, post world war two, insurance fraud ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A diverse group of individuals struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert after their passenger plane crashes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, danger, heroes, dangerous animal, confined, leadership, rivalry, adventure, escapades, rivals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Max Is Missing (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boy and his dad take a trip to Peru, but when they are accidentally separated he is given a mysterious mask that makes him a target for ruthless tomb raiders.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: chases and races, escapades, danger, on the run, friends, treasure hunt, family life, friendship, train, heroes, adventure, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yul Brynner plays political leader Sharif who is sprung from a police van on his way to a firing squad by young loyalists led by Sal Mineo. Yul and the other prisoners kidnap an ambulance and head into the Arabian desert with the police in hot ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: desert, revolutionary, student, arab, state affairs, fugitives, confined, chases and races, escapades, adventure, rebellion, daring rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Slade Collins and the Tree of Life (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Story: Slade Collins and The Tree Of Life is an adventure film that explores ancient Iroquois folklore. The story follows a relic hunter named Slade Collins who is employed by a museum caretaker to find Dr. Winters, a renowned anthropologist who has gone ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: heroes, treasure hunt, adventure, escapades, rivalry, danger, tough heroes, missing person, track down, chases and races, parents and children, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: desert, survival, friendship, teenage life, adventure, on the run, rescue, youth, danger, gang, poacher, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, alaska, australia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Wicked Lady (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: highwayman, nudity (full frontal - brief), unlikely criminals, crimes, dishonesty, hidden identity, heist, social differences, graphic violence, love and romance, adventure, adventurer ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Treasure Raiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: treasure hunt, street racing, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, obsessive quest, danger, chases and races, adventurer, chase, martial arts, tough guy, martial artist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, treasure hunt, survival, friendship, mountain, contests and competitions, family ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: rebellion, injustice, adventure, escapades, rivalry, adventurer, heroes, danger, against the odds, island, colonialism, pirate captain ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.
Style: humorous, cynical, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, bandit, vengeance, battles, danger, rebellion, graphic violence, rivalry, adventurer, misfit partners, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: central america, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: serious, atmospheric, contemplative, biblical
Plot: desert, society, religions or cults, adventure, escapades, devil, family problems, wilderness, fasting, praying, prayer, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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