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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
 7.1
 122K
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.
Style: uplifting, serious, captivating, inspirational, sincere, touching, atmospheric, gloomy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, world war two, buddhism, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, teachers and students, society, escapades, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes, mountaineer, beautiful scenery, politics, treason, communism, father son relationship, prejudice, life philosophy, mentor, adaptation, redemption ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia, poland, germany ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and dramatic films with plots about survival, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, hopes, mentor and beautiful scenery mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Seven Years in Tibet: Into the Wild (2007), The Way Back (2010), Kundun (1997), A Passage to India (1984), Tracks (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, melancholic, inspirational, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, journey, wilderness, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, adventure, on the road, solitude, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, california, washington state, georgia ...
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86%
 7.3
 107K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: survival, freedom, wilderness, journey, prison escape, escape, world war two, gulag, pow, danger, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 25K
Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Monaco, Morocco
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: thought provoking, stylized, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, communism, exile, monastery, politics, buddha, buddhist monk, injustice, dedication, leadership, political unrest, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, india, hiroshima japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Passage to India (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, talky, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: small town, politics, false accusation, society, legal, dishonesty, culture clash, adventure, sexual abuse, tourist, racism, grudge ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, london, himalaya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 27K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational, serious, captivating ...
Plot: desert, adventure, solitude, obsessive quest, wilderness, adventurer, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, beautiful scenery, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: self discovery, native american, culture clash, tribe, american civil war, friendship, courage, warrior, redemption, officer, civil war, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 70s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, nebraska, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, battles, british colonial, war, world war one, historical character, imperialism, rebel, politics, horse, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 44K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: exciting, serious, harsh, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, new york, tahiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 23K
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, cold weather, wilderness, nature, russian soldier, tiger, culture clash, danger, adventure, expedition ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, Bhutan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, road movie
Plot: storytelling, illusion, adventure, self discovery, clergy, culture clash, introspection, friendship, on the road, countryside, hopes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 14K
North Face (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: mountain climbing, climbing, rivalry, ambition, adventure, heroic mission, survival, adventurer, buddies, contests and competitions, escapades, forces of nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: switzerland, germany, alps, swiss alps, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, rescue, against humanity, ghetto, anti semitism, wartime, nazi, survival, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paradise Road (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, ...
Style: serious, uplifting, emotional, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, prison, pow, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, human spirit, danger, prison life, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ambition, ruler, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, family relations, battles, self discovery, crimes, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes, deadly, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 190K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, forces of nature, mountain climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, natural disaster, climbing, death, stranded, against the odds, adventurer ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: John H. Groberg, a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: missionary, friendship, adventure, human spirit, true love, fish out of water, hopes, love and romance, rescue, mormon, life philosophy, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 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: epic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, political unrest, leadership, rivalry, dishonesty, culture clash, danger, hopes, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.3
 417
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, uplifting, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, rescue, deportation, immigrants, idealism, fighting the system, human spirit, heroic mission, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, new york, chicago illinois, washington d.c., germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, world war two, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia, China, Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: survival, orphan, self discovery, selflessness, rescue, soldier, daring rescue, heroes, danger, society, escapades, invasion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: asia, china, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich flees Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances, bringing with her a set of china dishes and an evening ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, friendship, understanding, family relations, exile, farm, culture clash, starting over, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: kenya, africa, germany, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 1K
Safe Conduct (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Spain
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The film is about the French film industry from 1942 to 1944 during the Nazi occupation. The film focuses on assistant director and resistance fighter Jean Devaivre and screenwriter Jean Aurenche. Aurenche is on the move so that he doesn't have ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, emotional, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, espionage, survival, human spirit, couples, society, lifestyle, love and romance, escapades, writer's life, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.9
 32K
Che: Part Two (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: revolution, dictatorship, leadership, communism, idealism, sacrifice, hopes, political unrest, downfall, historical character, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1967
Place: bolivia, latin america, cuba, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, expedition, adventure, river, heroic mission, escapades, danger, exploration, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, cairo egypt, london, brazil, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 7K
Samsara (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: India, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love story situated in the Himalayas. A Buddhist monk can't choose between life and the way of the Buddha.
Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: buddhism, monk, self discovery, social differences, human nature, culture clash, lifestyle, monastery, hopes, rich and poor, religions or cults, regret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". This movie attempts to re-create the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: catastrophe, mountaineer, climbing, hopes, danger, mountain, survival, adventurer, heroes, escapades, adventure, human spirit ...
Place: himalaya, asia, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 140K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, emotional, rough, bleak, epic ...
Plot: u.s. air force, captivity, war, world war two, soldier, island, survival, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, danger, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 146K
Invictus (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, historical character, racism, celebration, apartheid, sport, politician, blacks and whites, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Hiding Place (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hiding Place is an account of a Dutch family who risk their lives by offering a safe haven for Jews during World War II
Style: uplifting, sincere, disturbing, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, heroes, confined, anti heroes, hopes, against humanity, siblings relations, wartime life, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%