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In Desert and Wilderness (2001)
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In Desert and Wilderness (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Poland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When 15 year old Stas Tarkowski and 9 year old Nel Rawlinson are kidnapped by rebels fighting for the great Arab leader - the Mahdi - their fathers desperately organize a search party. But the Mahdi uprising is spreading rapidly across North Africa and the chances of finding the children seem remote. Forced to rely on themselves, Stas and Nel, together with two young African slaves, Mea and Kali, escape their captors and head south across desolate country. In their search for a way home, they must battle wild animals, thunderstorms, hunger and malaria. Their journey to freedom brings them into contact with some colorful adult mentors: Kaliopoli, a displaced Greek, guides Stas through a critical encounter with the great Mahdi and Linde, an eccentric Polish cartographer, himself lost in the jungle, offers hope when Nel comes down with malaria and all hope for her survival seems lost.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, kidnapping, wilderness, adventure, family, heroes, hostages, desert, confined, self discovery, danger, escapades, siblings relations, reunion, fishing, slave, missing child, train, hunger, muslim, arab, lion, boy, rebellion, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, north africa, sudan, cross country

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, serious and semi serious films with plots about family, danger, escapades, adventure, survival, heroes and wilderness mostly in Adventure, Family and Drama genres. Some movies like In Desert and Wilderness: Against the Wild (2013), My Side of the Mountain (1969), Kid Colter (1985), Mountain Family Robinson (1979), The Young Black Stallion (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Against the Wild (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The action-packed feature film tells the dramatic tale of two siblings and their Alaskan Malamute, who must make an emergency landing when their small plane has engine problems. They find themselves in a beautiful but potentially dangerous natural ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: cave, salmon, adventure, escapades, family, wilderness, missing child, survival, pets, family problems, danger, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
My Side of the Mountain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Film adaption of the novel by Jean Craighead George. A family movie made by Paramount Studios, the story revolves around thirteen-year old Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles), a devotee of Thoreau, as many were back in the in 1960's. Sam decides to ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wilderness, mountain, young heroes, adventure, forces of nature, escapades, family relations, innocence lost, danger, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a plea-bargain to clear their school records, a group of misfit teens ventures into the majestic but unforgiving wilderness to help a young naturalist save the vanishing wolves. After they encountered unexpected incident, they are aided by the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, misfit, adventurer, rescue, family life, animal life, teenage life, heroes, friends, survival, danger, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.9
 198
Kid Colter (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Boston boy escapes from spies and survives in the wild with tricks from his mountain-man father.
Style: exciting, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wilderness, survival, kidnapping, family, confined, heroes, danger, espionage, adventure, parents and children, escapades, child driving car ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Wilderness Family now face terrifying times in fierce winter storms, an avalanche, and being attacked by a ferocious pack of hungry wolves. Watch as America's favorite family stands strong together to prove that the best things in life are ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, winter, family life, survival, parents and children, family relations, adventure, escapades, siblings relations, family, family in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Mountain Family Robinson (1979)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family goes "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, survival, family life, animal life, countryside, urban, danger, heroes, escapades, family, family relations, city life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: desert, friendship, horse, siblings relations, young heroes, escapades, friends, parents and children, family, family relations, rescue, orphan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 813
White Lion (2010)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: South Africa
Duration: 88 min.
Story: According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is miraculously born into that valley, a young Shangaan named ...
Style: captivating, exciting, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, lion, hunter, legends and myths, danger, adventure, family, friends, escapades, animal life, friendship, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wilderness, canadian, forces of nature, escapades, daring rescue, friends, young heroes, babies and infants, getting home, family, adventurer, orphan ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
White Tuft, the Little Beaver (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: White Tuft is a small beaver who lives in the north of Canada; It is a dangerous place so in his adventure he would have to recognice his friends and his enemies.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: animal life, danger, family, escapades, in the woods, nature, wilderness, father figure, fight, beaver, fire
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Flight of the Grey Wolf (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youth (Russ Hanson) attempts to re-introduce a domesticated wolf to the wild.
Style: captivating, serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: wilderness, escapades, adventure, family, mistaken identity, danger, on the run, fish out of water, survival, misfit, animal life, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 681
Storm Bound (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A ripping adventure yarn about teenage boys who join the crew of a ship of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. After a dramatic shipwreck and escape from an attack by natives, they must make their way to safety by themselves.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, ship, friends, adventure, escapades, young heroes, confined, family, ocean or sea, isolation, survival, pirate ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 859
Amazonia (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Brazil
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amazonia is an adventure in 3D inside the largest rainforest on the planet: the Amazon rainforest. Chestnut is a Capuchin monkey domesticated who survives a plane crash and finds himself alone in the dense forest. The monkey needs to learn to live ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: nature, wilderness, jungle, monkey, dangerous animal, danger, survival, family, escapades, adventure, getting home, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 363
Silver Wolf (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ranger (Michael Biehn) and his 16 year old nephew (Shane Meier) struggle to save a wolf from a rancher (Roy Scheider), who is out to kill it.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: survival, family relations, daring rescue, dealing with death, dangerous animal, adventure, parents and children, family, teenage life, human spirit, pets, animal life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, family, adventure, adoption, animal life, cliche, signal, danger, youth, heroes ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, nature, survival, animal life, small town life, family life, small town, family relations, adventure, daring rescue, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 107
Castle Rock (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Left alone in the wilderness after her grandfather suffers a heart attack, a teenage girl is befriended by a mysterious drifter. Soon, she finds herself on the adventure of her life when her new acquaintance turns out to be a fugitive from justice ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, wilderness, youth, danger, family life, teenage life, heroes, survival, family, escapades, friends, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, adventurer, teenage life, danger, treasure hunt, young heroes, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, heroes, island, child protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Boy Who Caught a Crook (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The Boy Who Caught a Crook is a 1961 childrens film about a young boy who tracks down a gangster.
Style: semi serious, touching, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: heroes, disorder, danger, save the day, crimes, adventure, family, criminal heroes, boy, bank robber, sergeant, reward ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 961
Spymate (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Amelia, a young genius and daughter of a top secret agent, unknowingly invents a contraption that makes her the target of an evil scientist.
Style: humorous, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: spy, chases and races, escapades, working undercover, family, kidnapping, animal life, disorder, heroes, rivalry, adventure, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Jungle Book (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Raised by wild animals since childhood, Mowgli is drawn away from the jungle by the beautiful Kitty. But Mowgli must eventually face corrupt Capt. Boone, who wants both Kitty's hand and the treasures of Monkey City – a place only Mowgli can ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, tense, stylized, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, fish out of water, survival, orphan, friendship, feral child, treasure, self discovery, escapades, fall in love, disorder ...
Time: 90s, victorian era
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Two-Bits & Pepper (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Comedy about idiotic (the two can't even add 1+1) kidnappers, both played for unknown reasons by Joe Piscopo, who capture two young girls and hold them for ransom. However, in "Home Alone" fashion, the two girls make fools of the two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, friendship, horse, hostages, escapades, adventure, family, chases and races, goofy hero, criminal heroes, siblings relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Black" is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back. Alec ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: desert, friendship, kidnapping, horse, adventure, family, danger, youth, rivalry, race against time, chases and races, friends ...
Place: morocco, africa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Famous Five 2 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For their bicycle tour to Catmoor, the friends Julian, Dick and Anne, their cousin Georgina, called George, and her dog Timmy have long looked forward to. But the camping holiday in the countryside ends with the kidnapping of Dick, confuse the two ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: friendship, riddles and clues, family, crimes, kidnapping, amateur detective, escapades, confined, young heroes, best friends, friends, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Cry in the Wild (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wilderness, confined, dangerous animal, animal life, isolation, coming of age, danger, youth, self discovery, escapades, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 15K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
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, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, adventure, animal life, family, youth, on the run, rescue, heroic mission, escapades, nature ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Benji the Hunted (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benji has become stranded on a remote island after a boating accident. He finds himself struggling to survive in the wilderness, avoiding close encounters with a wolf, a bear, and a territorial female cougar with her cub.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, lost at sea, cougar, hunter, family, adventure, parents and children, family relations, escapades, couple relations, love and romance, orphan ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 635
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, pirate, daring rescue, survival, danger, confined, family, escapades, wilderness, isolation, family in danger, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 5K
Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, scenic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: survival, adventure, danger, rescue, airplane, poacher, pilot, polar bear, family, escapades, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
K-9 Adventures: Legend of the Lost Gold (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Kassie and her friends stumble across an old, broken pocket watch they begin an unexpected journey to unlock the secret of the legendary Garrison Gold. They'll have to solve riddles and follow clues to find the lost treasure. With the help ...
Style: exciting, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pets, friends, youth, treasure hunt, best friends, family, young heroes, parents and children, escapades, adventure, family relations, chases and races
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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