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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
 7.0
 111K
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: expedition, culture clash, friendship, mountain, self discovery, teachers and students, society, escapades, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes, mountaineer, politics, treason, communism, father son relationship, prejudice, life philosophy, buddhism, mentor, beautiful scenery, adaptation, redemption, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia, poland, germany ...

Most similar movies to Seven Years in Tibet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and captivating films with plots about culture clash, storytelling, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, beautiful scenery and destiny mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Seven Years in Tibet: The Way Back (2010), Into the Wild (2007), Kundun (1997), A Passage to India (1984), Dersu Uzala (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland
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, epic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, escape, journey, danger, freedom, wilderness, russian, convict, human spirit, prison escape, pow, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, asia, himalaya, siberia ...
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100%
 8.1
 519K
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: melancholic, inspirational, road movie, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 24K
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: stylized, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, exile, communism, monastery, buddha, buddhism, hopes, injustice, oppression, righting the wronged, religions or cults, leadership ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, poland, pearl harbor ...
⇓ 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: touching, thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, grudge, small town, mosque, hindu, cave, doctor, politics, friendship, legal, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 21K
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan, Ukraine
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, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, russian soldier, tiger, nature, culture clash, danger, adventurer, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 216 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, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: desert, horse, war, adventure, muslim, soldier, battles, execution, imperialism, rebel, arrest, politics ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, lebanon, saudi arabia, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 135K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, friendship, german, human spirit, animal training, battles, trapped, artillery, war, danger, hopes, french ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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35%
 7.4
 13K
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, realistic, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: climbing, rivalry, politics, mountain climbing, survival, escapades, state affairs, health situation, chases and races, adventurer, loss of loved one, loss of friend ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: switzerland, alps, germany, bavaria, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
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: captivating, serious, atmospheric, road movie
Plot: monk, storytelling, illusion, hopes, village life, society, introspection, village, on the road, friendship, adventure, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, rescue, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, murder, self discovery, crimes, battles, parents and children, hopes, dealing with death, deadly, family relations, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 1950s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 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: realistic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, state affairs, heroic mission, hopes, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest, dishonesty, leadership, political unrest, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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
Plot: prison, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, human spirit, pow, prison life, danger, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ 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, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, coming of age, true love, friends, disorder, human spirit, youth, hopes, love and romance, fish out of water, christian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 140K
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: uplifting, touching, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, racism, celebration, apartheid, politician, blacks and whites, historical character, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: suspenseful, sincere, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: military, soldier, war, island, politics, landing, ruler, rebellion, congress, pow, society, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: japan, korea, battleship, the philippines, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, righting the wronged, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 182K
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: realistic, dramatic, scenic, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, death, forces of nature, against the odds, adventure, climbing, adventurer, stranded, beautiful scenery, tragedy, death of protagonist ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, nepal, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.6
 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, bribery, hypocrisy, sin, clergy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, escapades ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, childhood, concentration camp, jewish, young heroes, wartime life, nazi germany, atrocity, nazism, tragic event ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: serious, captivating, sexual, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, monk, culture clash, temptation, infidelity, buddhist, buddhism, social relations, love triangle, hopes, rich and poor, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, vietnam war, photographer, war, friendship, rebelliousness, wartime life, life is a bitch, human spirit, righting the wronged, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 8K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love triangle, royal family, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, human spirit ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, medical school, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, China, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: arranged marriage, communism, emperor, suicide attempt, japanese occupation, teacher, royal family, childhood, interrogation, throne, divorce, empress ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, serious ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, fighting the system, human spirit, forces of nature, obsessive quest, environmental, animals, unlikely friendships, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aerial combats, military life, fighter pilot, soldier, military base, discrimination, military, war, danger, heroic mission, interracial relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 25K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, 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, road movie, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, wilderness, adventurer, adventure, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, solitude, loneliness, dog ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 109K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: wilderness, cheating on husband, human spirit, hiking, self discovery, journey, redemption, on the road, nature, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, starting over ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: usa, cross country, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, navy, missionary, battle, chinese, u.s. navy, ship, politics, warship, redemption, war, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: child abuse, survival, racism, kidnapping, wilderness, culture clash, punishment, capture, colonialism, australian outback, outback, aborigine ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%