Movies like Seven Years in Tibet

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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
 7.1
 115K
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, buddhism, mountain, culture clash, friendship, self discovery, teachers and students, society, escapades, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes, mountaineer, politics, treason, communism, father son relationship, prejudice, life philosophy, mentor, beautiful scenery, adaptation, redemption, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 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, dramatic and captivating films with plots about culture clash, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, destiny and beautiful scenery mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Seven Years in Tibet: The Way Back (2010), Into the Wild (2007), A Passage to India (1984), Kundun (1997), Dersu Uzala (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 103K
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, epic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, escape, journey, pow, danger, freedom, wilderness, russian, convict, human spirit, prison escape, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, asia, himalaya, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 530K
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, freedom, wilderness, isolation, journey, on the road, adventure, hitchhiker, introspection, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: captivating, twists and turns, talky, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: small town, politics, false accusation, dishonesty, society, legal, culture clash, adventure, sexual abuse, tourist, racism, grudge ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india, england
⇓ 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, serious, atmospheric, epic, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, politics, monastery, communism, exile, buddha, buddhist monk, leadership, political unrest, dedication, hopes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 30s, 1950s ...
Place: tibet, china, asia, poland, hiroshima japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 21K
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, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, survival, wilderness, nature, russian soldier, tiger, culture clash, danger, adventurer, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, british colonial, war, battles, horse, imperialism, rebel, politics, culture clash, historical character, muslim ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s
Place: ottoman empire, middle east, saudi arabia, lebanon, jerusalem ...
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: climbing, mountain climbing, survival, rivalry, ambition, heroic mission, adventure, contests and competitions, forces of nature, escapades, buddies, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, alps, germany, bavaria, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 26K
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, adventure, obsessive quest, wilderness, adventurer, journey, solitude, outback, camel, self discovery, loneliness, dog ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 138K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, captivating, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, friendship, battles, german, war, human spirit, animal training, trapped, artillery, danger, hopes, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: native american, culture clash, self discovery, american civil war, tribe, friendship, courage, warrior, officer, redemption, civil war, lifestyle change ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: kansas, tennessee, usa, nebraska, south dakota
⇓ 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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, road movie
Plot: monk, storytelling, illusion, village life, adventure, hopes, self discovery, countryside, clergy, friendship, village, on the road ...
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, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, wartime, rescue, survival, anti semitism, war, confined, jewish ...
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, crimes, self discovery, parents and children, deadly, battles, family relations, hopes, dealing with death, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sincere, uplifting, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, missionary, adventure, fish out of water, true love, human spirit, love and romance, hopes, rescue, mormon, life philosophy, disorder ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: serious, atmospheric, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: adventurer, vengeance, hopes, escapades, adventure, state affairs, survival, culture clash, danger, battles, religions or cults, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, emotional, uplifting, touching, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, pow, war crime, island, survival, war, friendship, human spirit, prison life, danger, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: singapore, asia, indonesia, japan, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, atmospheric, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, buddhism, monk, social differences, human nature, culture clash, lifestyle, monastery, rich and poor, hopes, religions or cults, regret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, himalaya, tibet, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: military, soldier, war, politics, island, pow, rebellion, ambition, ruler, revolution, unlikely friendships, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, asia, battleship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.3
 142K
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, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, president, idealism, rugby, racism, apartheid, celebration, politician, blacks and whites, historical character, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 15K
Little Buddha (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Liechtenstein, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Little Buddha is a movie about the life of Siddhartha starring Keanu Reeves and Bridget Fonda and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Style: serious, sentimental, meditative, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: reincarnation, self discovery, monk, buddhist, teachers and students, power relations, religions or cults, buddha, parents and children, hopes, human nature, introspection ...
Place: tibet, usa, seattle, asia, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 79K
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: serious, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system, americana, discrimination, rebelliousness, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 183K
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: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, forces of nature, adventure, beautiful scenery, death, stranded, against the odds, climbing, adventurer, tragedy, natural disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, nepal, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, concentration camp, against humanity, friendship, childhood, jewish, nazi germany, nazism, wartime life, young heroes, atrocity, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, brazil, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: atmospheric, serious, touching, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: politics, catholicism, sin, clergy, bribery, hypocrisy, church, theology, idealism, german, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, military, against the odds, state affairs, royal family, rebelliousness, native americans, obsessive quest, danger, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, environmentalism, human spirit, gorilla, fighting the system, obsessive quest, forces of nature, environmental, animals, unlikely friendships, hunting ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, fighter pilot, aerial combats, military life, soldier, military base, discrimination, military, war, danger, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 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, emotional, captivating, 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 ⇓
30%
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, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, vietnam war, photographer, war, friendship, life is a bitch, human spirit, rebelliousness, wartime life, against humanity, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%