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To Walk with Lions (1999)
 6.9
 749
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: lion, poacher, adventure, politics, misfit, fighting the system, pets, captivity, adoption, society, animal life, environmentalism, escapades, crumbling marriage, master and servant, state affairs, orphan, nature, female nudity, wildlife, servant, tribe, elephant, murder of wife, anthropology ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa

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Most similar movies to To Walk with Lions

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about society, adventure, escapades, politics, culture clash, state affairs and heroes 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), The Kitchen Toto (1987), Gorillas in the Mist (1988). 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, animal life, family life, pets, getting home, escapades, adventure, hopes, family, family relations, heroes, adventurer ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, sentimental, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: lion, wildlife, animal rights, rifle, friends, pets, survival, family, adventure, friendship, family relations, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: safari, escapades, hopes, wilderness, coming of age, starting over, introspection, adventure, dealing with death, small town, racism, orphan ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, life is a bitch, family relations, state affairs, political unrest, family life, family problems, danger, youth, culture clash, coming of age, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, human spirit, fighting the system, forces of nature, obsessive quest, environmental, animals, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: rough, realistic, captivating, serious, christian film
Plot: leadership, heroes, religions or cults, hopes, war, escapades, adventure, society, opposites attract, missionary, japanese army, university student ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: native americans, adventure, manhunt, war, confined, escapades, against humanity, chases and races, soldier, military, treason, tribe ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: touching, sentimental, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, pregnancy, rebellion, society, family relations, parents and children, wounded animal, wilderness, death in the family, family problems, animal life, crying ...
Place: kenya, africa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenage boy fights to save the Spirit Bear.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: environmentalism, bear, wilderness, fighting the system, extinction, heroic mission, hopes, family relations, in the woods, escapades, family, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: rivalry, war, dishonesty, heroes, royal family, adventure, state affairs, religions or cults, tragic hero, bible, historical event, battlefield ...
Time: ancient history
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: politics, crumbling marriage, hotshot hero, state affairs, city life, rise to the top, relationship vs career, urban, society, ambition, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, kidnapping, tarzan, adventure, feral man, deadly, adventurer, rescue, fugitives, dangerous animal, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, uplifting, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: insanity, teacher, mental institution, prodigy, book, treatment, social awkwardness, misfit, lifestyle, coping, human spirit, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, mouse, arctic, wolf, biologist, inuit, survival, rescue, adventurer, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, heroes, legal, politics, murder, rebellion, workplace, farm, leadership, human spirit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: epic, serious, atmospheric, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tribe, adventurer, adventure, rebellion, culture clash, dishonesty, escapades, native americans, state affairs, military, obsession, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, understanding, friendship, exile, farm, family relations, wartime life, culture clash, society, human nature, starting over, couples ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: kenya, africa, germany, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, serious, touching, offbeat, uplifting
Plot: friendship, anthropologist, adventure, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, family relations, society, human nature, culture clash, friends, solar eclipse, parent child relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 1K
The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: serious, sincere, clever, realistic, talky ...
Plot: politics, head of state, royal family, dishonesty, betrayal, ambition, leadership, political intrigue, rise to the top, society, political corruption, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: feminism, society, ambition, politics, campaign, state affairs, rise to the top, head of state, parliament, member of parliament, british history, jaguar car ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 514
Crusaders (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Towards the end of the eleventh century, Pope Urban II announces a crusade against the Saracens, who have occupied the holy city of Jerusalem. Three young friends Richard, Peter and Andrew set off to join the crusading army.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: friendship, adventure, pope, war, battles, society, religions or cults, clergy, politics, state affairs, city life, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe, holy land, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, danger, adventure, culture clash, survival, swahili, colonialism, bridge, lion, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, politics, state affairs, war, head of state, society, couple relations, rise to the top, winston churchill, fascism, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: social misfits, rich and poor, immigrants, kids in trouble, parents and children, down on your luck, adventure, state affairs, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 25K
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: realistic, captivating, serious, rough, touching ...
Plot: refugee, immigrants, culture clash, friendship, misfit, society, friends, life is a bitch, down on your luck, fish out of water, self sacrifice, culture shock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sudan, usa, kansas, africa, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: heroic mission, human spirit, heroes, fighting the system, politics, legal, power relations, righting the wronged, state affairs, life is a bitch, misfit, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 2K
Xingu (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, adventure, escapades, society, native, tribe, jungle, indian tribe, expedition, plane crash
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, serious, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: elephant, safari, obsession, adventure, wilderness, danger, escapades, friendship, obsessive quest, friends, showbiz, polish ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 5K
Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: wolf, adventure, forces of nature, survival, deadly, animal life, wilderness, society, danger, culture clash, teaching the ways of the world, escapades ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1967
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, talky, sincere, serious
Plot: politics, kennedy family, crumbling marriage, state affairs, couple relations, family relations, rise to the top, family in crisis, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, ambition, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%