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Secret of the Sahara (1988)
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Secret of the Sahara (1988)
Original name: The Secret of the Sahara
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: No overview found.
Plot: desert, french foreign legion, bandit, treasure, foreign legion, secret, lost civilization, adventure
Time: 1920s
Place: sahara, sahara desert

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, heroes, rivalry, imaginary and desert mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Secret of the Sahara: The Sands of Time (1998), Treasure Island in Outer Space (1987), Man from Atlantis (1977), Superboy (1988), Sliders (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Sands of Time (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Despite her friends' warnings, a woman travels to the Sahara, determined to find her missing archaeologist father and the magical tower he was searching for. Aided by a mysterious prince, she battles outlaws and the desert's harsh ...
Plot: french foreign legion, biplane, horse, horse riding, camel, desert, hanged man, archaeology, bible quote
Place: sahara
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Treasure Island in Outer Space (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Treasure Island in Outer Space (original: Il Pianeta Del Tesoro - Treasure Planet) is a 1987 science fiction Italian and German television miniseries directed by Antonio Margheriti. It is based on the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, ...
Plot: androids, treasure, space travel, spacecraft, planet
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: archaeologist, dinosaur, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, missing person, adventure, space and aliens, obsessive quest, rescue, rivalry, misfit, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Man from Atlantis (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Man from Atlantis is a short-lived American science fiction television series that ran for 13 episodes on the NBC network during the 1977–1978 season, following four successful television films that had aired earlier in 1977. NBC commissioned ...
Plot: atlantis, superhuman, super speed, super strength, superhuman speed, supernatural power, fish out of water, sea creature, lost civilization, amnesia, superhero, spy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
Story: Under Paul ‘Muad'Dib’ Atreides' rule as Emperor, the planet Arrakis has enjoyed a renaissance. However, the revolution that Muad'dib inspired has transformed into a brutal jihad that has plunged all of humanity into a bitter, ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, desert, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, space travel, heroic mission, escapades, leadership, political unrest, space opera, space and aliens, rivalry ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Superboy (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Superboy is a half-hour live-action television series based on the fictional DC Comics comic book character Kal-El's early years as Superboy. The show ran from 1988–1992 in syndication. It was renamed The Adventures of Superboy at the start ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, secret identity, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, youth, escapades, rivalry, young heroes, love and romance, teenage life, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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33%
 7.4
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Sliders (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parallel world, alternate dimension, alternate reality, alien invasion, portal, experiment gone awry, getting home, escapades, adventure, hopes, culture clash, survival ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Shannara Chronicles (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A young Healer armed with an unpredictable magic guides a runaway Elf in her perilous quest to save the peoples of the Four Lands from an age-old Demon scourge.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, elf, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, heroes, supernatural, magic, love triangle, young heroes, demon, betrayal, gnome ...
Time: future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Little Prince (1974)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the story by Antoine deSaint-Exupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot (Richard Kiley) makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a "little" prince from the planet Asteroid B-612. In the ...
Style: semi serious, clever, stylized, fable
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, little boy, pilot, planet, prince, introspection, legends and myths, self discovery, friends, getting home, family, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Northlander (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the year 2961, the time is after humanity and nature has recovered the land. A hunter named Cygnus is called to rise above his duty. He provides for Last Arc, a once nomadic band of survivors in need of food and water that is now growing scarce. ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, disturbing, tense, apocalyptic
Plot: heretic, trap, post apocalypse, desert, future dystopia, humanity in peril, survival, vestiges of humanity, humanity, deathtrap, struggle for survival, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Riese: Kingdom Falling (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Riese: Kingdom Falling is a science fiction-fantasy series which debuted online on November 2, 2009. The series is about a traveller named Riese, who flees across the wartorn lands of Eleysia with her wolf, Fenrir. Hunted by a terrifying religious ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, save the kingdom, escapades, rivalry, on the road, legends and myths, steampunk, curses spells and rituals, wolf, fantasy world, battles, travel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lost Tomb (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Wu Xie is an antique shop owner who comes from a family of tomb raiders. As he continues the family trade with his team of tomb raiders, he finds lost treasures of the Warring States as well as the answers to the tragedies of his family’s past. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: tomb, relic, treasure hunt, adventure, artifact, adventurer, ancient mystery, tombs and skeletons, legends and myths, escapades, secret organization, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 14K
Tin Man (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the spirit of L. Frank Baum's classic, the "Tin Man" follows the adventures of DG, a waitress and part-time student, as she travels through the mystical world of "The O. Z. (Outer Zone)", discovering her hidden past. ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, intense, stylized, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, fantasy world, witch, good versus evil, friendship, journey, curses spells and rituals, wizard of oz, young heroes, youth, adventure ...
Place: kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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El Dorado (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The Search for El Dorado is as follows: After his friend dies in an explosion, Jack Wilder embarks on an expedition to find The Golden Calendar, which in turn leads him on an action-packed journey filled with adventure to find El Dorado, the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, rivalry, heroes, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, legends and myths, escapades, chaos and mayhem, gold, desert, statue comes to life ...
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carry on in the Legion (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bertram Oliphant West (also known as Bo West) wants to clear his unjustly smeared reputation. He joins the Foreign Legion, with Simpson his manservant in tow. But the fort they get posted to is full of eccentric legionnaires, and there is trouble ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, sex comedy
Plot: desert, foreign legion, disorder, adventure, heroes, military, rivalry, escapades, rescue, soldier, save the day, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lost World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: This Lost World is a splendid BBC TV dramatisation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous adventure story. Bob Hoskins makes an unusually genial Professor Challenger, far less of a bully than Doyle's character, but his slightly stereotyped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, dinosaur, adventure, rivalry, escapades, heroic mission, love triangle, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, scientist, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Neverland (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a priceless, some believe, magical ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, mysterious place, adventure, orphan, imaginary kingdom, troubled teen, fairy, young heroes, treasure, rescue, thief, youth ...
Time: turn of the century, 20th century, 18th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Book of Boba Fett (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 38 min.
TV show
Story: Legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand must navigate the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic
Plot: star wars, outer space, desert, mercenary, clones, bounty hunter, adventure, good versus evil, tough guy, fantasy world, bravery, disney ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Thunderstone (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 2020. Fifteen-year-old Noah lives with his family in the futuristic underground community of North Col. The world above is a frozen wasteland after a massive comet strike destroyed all other life in the world including the animals. One ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, time traveler, animals, teenage boy, horse, underground, children, ice age, comet, teenage protagonist, child protagonist ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Dinotopia (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 250 min.
TV show
Story: Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island ...
Style: serious, exciting, feel good, colourful, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, utopia, island, expedition, adventure, family relations, sibling rivalry, presumed dead, giant creature, imaginary kingdom, dangerous animal, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A modern riff of the 1889 novel by Mark Twain.
Plot: arthurian legend, time travel, horse riding, yankee, fall in love, medieval, time traveler, excalibur, wizards, shock, american, king arthur ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Wanderers of the Desert (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The first of Nacer Khemir's highly-regarded Desert Trilogy that includes The Dove's Lost Necklace and Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul. Khemir creates an exotic world with Wanderers of the Desert when a young teacher ...
Plot: teacher, desert, disappearance, broken mirror, sheik, excavation, buried treasure, legend, mirror, village, ship
Place: sahara
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Land of the Lost (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Rick Marshall and his children Will and Holly were on a weekend expedition rafting trough a river when an enormous earthquake diverts them to an eclectic alien world inhabited by dinosaurs, chimpanzee-like cavemen called Pakuni, and aggressive, ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dinosaur, time travel, parallel world, fish out of water, adventure, heroes, dangerous animal, family, getting home, escapades, rescue, adventurer ...
Time: prehistory, 70s, prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
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Alice (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, fantasy world, escapades, adventure, curses spells and rituals, surrealism, real world, save the kingdom, life turned upside down, disorder, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Spellbinder (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, Poland
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Spellbinder is a fantasy teen drama/science fiction television series, produced by Film Australia & Telewizja Polska in association with the Australian Children's Television Foundation. The series is a 1995 serial of 26 episodes, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: parallel world, adventure, teenager, young heroes, rivalry, friendship, getting home, escapades, youth, disorder, wizards and magicians, apprentice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
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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: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: desert, sheik, adventure, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, escapades, confined, heroes, treasure hunt, adventurer, prison ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
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Relic Hunter (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth also starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the third. It was inspired by the success of the video ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: artifact, treasure hunt, relic, archaeologist, escapades, martial arts, adventurer, heroes, treasure, woman, museum, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Greatest American Hero (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The chronicles of  teacher Ralph Hinkley's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately, Ralph, who hates wearing the suit, immediately loses its instruction booklet, and thus has ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: alien encounter, superhero, secret identity, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, special agents, escapades, superhuman powers, adventure, heroic mission, desert ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Sparticle Mystery (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: An experiment gone wrong causes everyone over the age of 15 to disappear from planet Earth.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, bleak
Plot: parallel world, teenage life, supernatural ability, disappearance, grownups, save the world, heroes, adventure, escapades, survival, tribe, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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24%
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy teenage girl who becomes a Magical Girl named Sailor Moon after meeting a cat named Luna, who tells her she is a destined warrior who must find the reincarnated princess of a lost kingdom. Along the way, she meets other ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, feel good, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, heroic mission, teenage life, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, young heroes, evil force, escapades, youth, superheroine, world domination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%