Movies like White Squall

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White Squall (1996)
 6.6
 20K
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, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, survival, storm at sea, danger, sailing, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, teenage boy, diary, male bonding, ship captain, seasickness, discipline, catastrophe, life & death, sea disaster, youth, friends, cruise, forces of nature, summer school, 15 year old ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, cuba, south america, jamaica, florida, west indies, connecticut

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Most similar movies to White Squall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, intense and suspense films with plots about adventure, escapades, mentor, survival, runaway, catastrophe and culture clash mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like White Squall: The Snow Walker (2003), The Perfect Storm (2000), Stand by Me (1986), White Water Summer (1987), Castaway (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, 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 ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, delivery, friends, passenger, danger, forces of nature, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, male camaraderie, rescue, natural disaster, danger, shark, escapades ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: portugal, atlantic ocean, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 330K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, youth, adventure, loyalty, innocence, camp, courage, teenager, death, dream ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, friendship, survival, danger, youth, summer, nature, guide, camp, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.0
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexy, sexual, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: survival, island, adventure, friendship, couples, isolation, sexual relations, deserted island, culture clash, fish out of water, escapades, misfit partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 70K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, isolation, sea disaster, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, storm, human spirit, overcoming, hopes, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.9
 528K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: melancholic, dramatic, philosophical, motivational, suspense ...
Plot: survival, ocean or sea, hopes, adventure, teenage boy, human nature, beautiful scenery, isolation, tiger, ship, storytelling, ocean ...
Place: india, paris france, mexico, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 83K
The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rescue, teamwork, navy, friendship, ocean, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, death, coast guard, rookie, team, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, airplane, thirst, pilot, sahara, adventure, isolation, air disaster, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 91K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, ocean, daring rescue, catastrophe, sea disaster, chaos and mayhem, race against time, adventure, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: culture clash, tarzan, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, adventure, feral man, wilderness, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 20th century, 1910s
Place: africa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 182K
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: realistic, dramatic, scenic, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, death, forces of nature, against the odds, adventure, climbing, adventurer, stranded, beautiful scenery, tragedy, death of protagonist ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, nepal, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ship, lost at sea, dangerous animal, ocean, against the odds, adventure, isolation, danger, whale, death, starvation ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, south america, ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 447
The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized, serious
Plot: adventure, ship, orphan, survival, coming of age, ocean or sea, youth, danger, forces of nature, dangerous animal, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 51K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, expedition, forces of nature, adventure, danger, isolation, deathtrap, family relations, water, underground, cave, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: island, love affair, tropical island, adventure, survival, romance, love and romance, ocean or sea, danger, teenager, exploring sexuality, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, victorian, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, ocean, coast guard, courage, sinking ship, adventure, natural disaster, rescue mission, escapades, danger, forces of nature ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, adventure, human spirit, opposites attract, isolation, daring rescue, save the day, forces of nature, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: cruise, ship, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, new year's eve, adventure, escapades, failed attempt, forces of nature, new year ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 3K
King Jack (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, teenage boy, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, youth, teenage life, friends, crimes, adventure, calling for help ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 18K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, gold, treasure, human animal relationship, wilderness, adventure, daring rescue, survival, adventurer, trap ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, mine, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, isolation, survival, adventure, social relations, coming of age, human nature, leadership, cruelty, death, literature, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, coming of age, optimism, estrangement, family problems, obsessive quest, friends, power relations, family relations, latin, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: wolf, adventure, forces of nature, survival, wilderness, society, culture clash, danger, animal life, deadly, teaching the ways of the world, escapades ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1967
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: pirate, stowaway, kidnapping, adventure, escapades, youth, danger, ocean or sea, coming of age, ship, heroes, young heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: jamaica, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 281K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, track down, bounty hunter, partners, adventure, revenge, tough heroes, gunfight, murder, vengeance, trial ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, captivating, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, teenage love, fall in love, first sex, adventure, sea disaster, stranded, friendship, teenager, masturbation, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, victorian, 70s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 194K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, danger, catastrophe, survival, earthquake, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue, adventure, lone hero, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san francisco, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 312
Running Scared (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, spy, escape, boat chase, manhunt, swamp, cold war, chase, adventure, chases and races, escapades, homecoming ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, cuba, california
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: elephant, adventure, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, danger, friends, movie business, racial slur, animal attack, filmmaking ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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