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To Walk with Lions (1999)
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To Walk with Lions (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Kenya
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Drama based loosely on the final years of Kenya game warden and lion-raiser George Adamson's life. An unofficial sequel to 'Born Free' (1966) and 'Living Free' (1972), which also dramatised the life of Adamson, this film picks up the life of George (Richard Harris) on the African wildlife preserve he runs with the help of his brother Terrence (Ian Bannen). When drifter Tony Fitzjohn (John Michie) arrives to work for the old men he initially takes poorly to the task, almost savaged by a lion on his first day and on the verge of leaving when he hears that his predecessor was killed in a similar incident. The arrival of a lion cub that Fitzjohn must care for and raise changes everything. Soon he finds himself helping the brothers in their fight to save lions - and, ultimately, the park itself - from the poachers, soldiers and corrupt government officials that threaten them.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: poacher, lion, society, adventure, master and servant, orphan, pets, crumbling marriage, adoption, captivity, environmentalism, animal life, fighting the system, politics, escapades, misfit, state affairs, anthropology, government corruption, animal rights, mauling, sister in law, murder of wife, tribe, wildlife ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about society, adventure, escapades, culture clash, hopes, storytelling and danger mostly in Drama, Biography and Adventure genres. Some movies like To Walk with Lions: Living Free (1972), Born Free (1966), The Flame Trees of Thika (1981), I Dreamed of Africa (2000), The Kitchen Toto (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Living Free (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Elsa's three mischievious cubs begin wreaking havok on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: lion, adventure, adventurer, getting home, family, family life, escapades, pets, animal life, danger, heroes, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, kenya
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95%
 7.3
 5K
Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pets, friends, rifle, wildlife, lion, animal rights, survival, adventure, family, friendship, human spirit, dead animal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Flame Trees of Thika (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: safari, adventure, dealing with death, starting over, small town, introspection, small town life, wilderness, coming of age, orphan, opposites attract, racism ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of indomitable Kuki Gallmann, the film tells of a beautiful and inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the African wilderness with her son, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, pregnancy, parents and children, death in the family, wilderness, society, family problems, family relations, animal life, rebellion, wounded animal, dream ...
Place: kenya, africa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, biting ...
Plot: master and servant, domestic disturbance, interracial relations, culture clash, discrimination, political unrest, racism, rebellion, society, family relations, power relations, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Beyond the Next Mountain (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of how the Gospel of John changed the course of history for a tribe of headhunters.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, captivating, christian film
Plot: religions or cults, society, adventure, war, leadership, opposites attract, escapades, heroes, hopes, religion, christianity, christian ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
He Who Has Been Through the Fire (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Hero of the Soviet Union becomes a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian Chief.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, touching
Plot: adventure, manhunt, soldier, war, captivity, fascism, against humanity, confined, danger, escapades, military, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, erotic, idiotic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, tarzan, adventure, kidnapping, adventurer, dangerous animal, erotic thriller, fugitives, wilderness, rescue, treasure hunt, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Cheetah (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, romantic, twist ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: elephant, teenage life, rhinoceros, cheetah, poacher, adventure, family, buddies, mischievous children, odd couple, young heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 2K
King David (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This is a movie about the life of Israel's king David.
Style: epic, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: royal family, dishonesty, bible, heroes, rivalry, adventure, society, war, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, religions or cults ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, holocaust, wartime life, farm, friendship, culture clash, exile, understanding, immigrants, human nature, capture, marriage crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: kenya, africa, germany, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, human spirit, obsessive quest, fighting the system, environmental, forces of nature, animals, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: prodigy, insanity, mental institution, teacher, book, writer's life, artists and showbiz, hopes, misfit, human spirit, wrongfully committed, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The First Grader (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Kenya
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: school, village, teacher, student, education, dedicated educator, golden years, uniform, underdog, blind ambition, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1963
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mwas, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, crimes, aspiring actor, urban, hopes, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, friends, disorder, actor's life, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: safari, elephant, adventure, obsession, wilderness, friendship, danger, movie business, escapades, society, friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biographic movie of the witty, overachieving, hot-tempered Rudy Giuliani, spanning from his rising days as a New York district attorney in the early 1980s to his marriage to part-time actress Donna Hanover, to his candidacy for mayor of New York ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting
Plot: politics, hotshot hero, leadership, urban, rise to the top, ambition, heroes, state affairs, crumbling marriage, relationship vs career, city life, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, adventure, danger, survival, escapades, heroes, adventurer, obsessive quest, culture clash, bridge, swahili ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. Jackie, Ethel and Joan had little choice. They were Kennedy ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere
Plot: kennedy family, politics, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, couple relations, alcohol abuse, death in the family, relationship vs career, americana, media, society, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Visit to a Chief's Son (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An American anthropologist and his son benefit from their experiences with an East African tribe.
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: friendship, anthropologist, human nature, adventure, african tribe, parent child relationship, parents and children, culture clash, curses spells and rituals, society, family relations, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, touching, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, inuit, wolf, arctic, biologist, survival, mouse, forces of nature, environmentalism, animal life, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land. The rich and the powerful will stop at nothing, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, rich and poor, in the woods, farm, corporate crimes, fighting the system, rebellion, society, leadership, human spirit, murder, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain, USA
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, epic, atmospheric, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, inventions and discoveries, tribe, culture clash, tragic hero, indigenous, obsessive quest, rebellion, rebelliousness, royal family, battles ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Good Lie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Kenya, India, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: refugee, friendship, culture clash, immigrants, society, fish out of water, down on your luck, life is a bitch, friends, misfit, self sacrifice, refugee camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, usa, kansas, africa, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Ascent (1994)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and planting the Italian flag at the summit. The obsessive British camp commander pursues him, and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: soldier, adventure, survival, human spirit, war, captivity, danger, escapades, against the odds, fugitives, chase, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A light hearted look at future Prime Minister Margaret Thatchers rise from research chemist in 1949 to becoming MP for Finchley in 1959 encompassing her early relationship and marriage to Oil Millionaire Denis Thatcher.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, politics, rise to the top, feminism, campaign, ambition, state affairs, society, election, british history, jaguar car, member of parliament ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: explorer, north pole, survival, adventure, adventurer, follow your dream, wilderness, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, hopes, partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 3K
Skin (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: social misfits, human spirit, self discovery, fall in love, forbidden love, parents and children, social differences, family in crisis, physical appearance, racism, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, rough, exciting ...
Plot: ritual, bear attack, aristocrat, adventure, interracial relations, native americans, captivity, injustice, society, survival, confined, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Kenny (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Japan, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Kenny is a Canadian kid who has a couple of pals and, like a lot of the other lads, idolizes the jock his pretty older sister has chosen as her boyfriend. However, Kenny was born without legs or even the lower part of his body. He gets around (quite ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, on the road, disability, hopes, urban ghetto, misfit, youth, family relations, best friends, mentally challenged, underdog, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, philadelphia, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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