Movies like The Snow Walker

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The Snow Walker (2003)
 7.3
 11K
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst finding their way back to civilization. Along the journey the man finds a new respect for the native ways as they battle to survive the elements.
Style: serious, breathtaking, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, scenic, touching, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, nature, human spirit, friendship, adventure, arctic, rescue, friends, escapades, hopes, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, missing person, unconsciousness, hunter, husky dog, sos, mountain, cold the temperature, search party, eskimo indian, tragedy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, post world war two, 1950s
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Snow Walker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films with plots about survival, friendship, wilderness, escapades, catastrophe, storytelling and danger mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like The Snow Walker: Cast Away (2000), Dersu Uzala (1975), Arctic (2018), White Squall (1996), Never Cry Wolf (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
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Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, solitude, hopes, human spirit, stranded on an island, courage, adventure, tropical island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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100%
 8.2
 29K
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, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, wilderness, human spirit, tiger, survival, cold weather, hunter, nature, russian soldier, culture clash, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 52K
Arctic (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: arctic, survival, bear attack, polar bear, ice, helicopter crash, stranded, fish, male protagonist, snow, helicopter, fire ...
Time: 21st century
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 24K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: storm at sea, sailing, coming of age, adventure, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, ocean, escapades, disaster, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, south america, cuba, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, breathtaking ...
Plot: wilderness, dog sled, adventure, mountain, wolf, snow, biologist, survival, mouse, escapades, dangerous animal, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 65K
Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, breathtaking, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, survival, rescue, expedition, dog sled, adventure, pets, pilot, wilderness, snow, husky dog, scientist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, new zealand, pasadena california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 617K
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, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: self discovery, wilderness, journey, survival, solitude, freedom, life philosophy, road trip, adventure, lifestyle change, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992
Place: alaska, usa, north america, california, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 8K
I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, family relations, artist, stowaway, escape, politics, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, year 1951, 50s, year 1952, post world war two
Place: denmark, italy, switzerland, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 129K
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: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, cheating on husband, human spirit, hiking, nature, journey, death of mother, loneliness, redemption, starting over, on the road ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, portland oregon, california, oregon, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 30K
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, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, obsessive quest, beautiful scenery, human spirit, journey, explorer, camel, outback, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1935, year 1973 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, pilot, survival, airplane, thirst, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew, disaster ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, sahara, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Surviving with Wolves (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha, her Russian mother Gerusha and her German father Reuven hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes, Belgium. Misha is very connected to her mother that advises her that if one day a person comes to her ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: wolf, survival, orphan, feral child, world war two, little girl, young heroes, obsessive quest, wilderness, missing person, against humanity, human animal relationship ...
Place: belgium, brussels, europe, ukraine, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 272
Courage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jason Priestley (TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Andrea Roth star in this inspirational adventure story about courage, love and the power of family. Aspiring author Robert (Priestly) organizes a quick getaway with his wife and ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, island, escapades, forces of nature, family relations, shipwreck, human spirit, isolation, stranded, storm, death in the family ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Before Tomorrow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. Food is abundant and the future seems bright, but Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: native, isolation, human spirit, survival, family relations, friendship, wilderness, hopes, elderly, golden years, escapades, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Necessities of Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, inter cultural ...
Plot: tuberculosis, isolation, hospital, illness, hopes, friends, friendship, human spirit, against the rules, family relations, family life, doctors and patients ...
Time: 50s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Lost in the Barrens (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of two very different boys in the Canadian wilderness. They must learn to depend on each other in order to survive.
Audience: family outing
Plot: bear attack, survival, wilderness, native american, friendship between boys, train, lost, bear, mountain, nature, winter
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Forests of Siberia (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the hectic, senseless world he lives in, Teddy decides to settle down alone in Siberia, in the midst of winter, in a hut by the shore of Lake Baikal. After an initial period of elation in front of the splendor and magic of unspoiled ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: solitude, nature, loneliness, friendship, rescue, hunting, food, saving a life, poacher, lake, isolation, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 18K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, wilderness, animals, dog, survival, friendship, family, heroic mission, rescue, youth, on the run, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Education of Little Tree (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Style: touching, uplifting, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, culture clash, starting over, society, grandfather grandson relationship, racism, orphan, coming of age, courage, segregation, beautiful scenery, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: appalachia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, rescue, survival, human spirit, adventure, against the odds, forces of nature, isolation, save the day, daring rescue, opposites attract, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, couples, escapades, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 116K
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, prison escape, gulag, escape, journey, pow, wartime, war, camp, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: himalaya, russia, india, asia, tibet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, isolation, wilderness, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, hunger, countryside ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.6
 374K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, uplifting, psychological, intense ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, cave, life philosophy, desert, alone, loneliness, adventure, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Based on a local legend and set in an unknown era, it deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot, and acted by Inuit people, it portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch ...
Style: tense, bleak, sentimental, epic, harsh ...
Plot: betrayal, revenge, jealousy, dog sled, love triangle, adventure, tragic love, intrigue, rivalry, human nature, temptation, family relations ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 1K
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, small town, haunted by the past, hopes, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, starting over, single parent, haunted by the past, isolation, survival, kidnapping, reporter, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: snowstorm, rescue, survival, wilderness, disaster, confined, escapades, heroes, babies and infants, forces of nature, isolation, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, life is a bitch, existentialism, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%