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Kon-Tiki (2012)
 7.2
 41K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: exciting, serious, harsh, inspirational, factual, epic, tense, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ocean or sea, expedition, adventure, escapades, storm, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit, boat, obsession, fish, ambition, courage, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, starvation, danger, diary, radio, legendary, scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: peru, pacific ocean, south america, norway

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and exciting films with plots about adventure, escapades, survival, danger, catastrophe, storytelling and mentor mostly in Adventure, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Kon-Tiki: In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Dersu Uzala (1975), Tracks (2013), Into the Wild (2007), All Is Lost (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, dangerous animal, ocean, lost at sea, against the odds, adventure, isolation, danger, whale, hopes, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, south america, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 21K
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan, Ukraine
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, human spirit, survival, wilderness, russian soldier, nature, tiger, culture clash, danger, adventurer, expedition, imperialism ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: russia, siberia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 25K
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, road movie, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, wilderness, adventurer, adventure, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, solitude, loneliness, dog ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 519K
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: melancholic, inspirational, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, cross country, usa, california, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, human spirit, hopes, overcoming, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA, France, West Germany
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, ocean or sea, ambition, adventurer, tragic hero, political intrigue, discovery, father son relationship, new world, inventions and discoveries, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, cuba, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, adventure, rescue mission, sinking ship, escapades, danger, boat, natural disaster ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 455
El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: epic, tense, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, danger, adventurer, obsession, escapades, adventure, conquering, legends and myths, rebellion, on the road, survival ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, motivational, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, hopes, adventure, human nature, ocean or sea, teenage boy, isolation, ship, storytelling, ocean, journey, starvation ...
Place: india, toronto ontario canada, mexico, pacific ocean, montreal quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, anniversary, rebelliousness, society, native, against the odds, visionary, danger ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 22K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, adventure, ship, betrayal, sea captain, mutiny, navy, murder, escapades, rebelliousness, military life, journey ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: wilderness, idealism, amateur detective, obsessive quest, human spirit, adventurer, unlikely partners, war, interracial relations, hopes, adventure, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, adventure, forces of nature, danger, isolation, deathtrap, family relations, water, underground, cave, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, expedition, mountain, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 7K
Ragnarok (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen discovers that the Oseberg ship hides a secret from the Viking Age. Along with his two children put Sigurd out on a quest to find the truth. The mystery leads them into "No Man's Land" between Norway and ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: ancient mystery, vikings, adventure, legends and myths, danger, obsessive quest, adventurer, escapades, riddles and clues, wilderness, imaginary, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 19K
Quest for Fire (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged ...
Style: realistic, captivating, rough, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, tribe, adventure, buddies, tough heroes, friends, fall in love, heroic mission, hopes, escapades, human spirit ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times
Place: africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 243K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, factual, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, survival, astronaut, race against time, nasa, rescue, spacecraft, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 10K
The Deep (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, underwater, adventure, chase, ocean or sea, danger, sea disaster, treasure, mafia, shark, morphine, vacation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, survival, danger, sailing, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, storm at sea, mentor, seasickness, teenage boy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: caribbean, cuba, jamaica, west indies, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 467K
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, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert island, adventure, air disaster, natural disaster, suicide attempt, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 2K
Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: realistic, exciting, epic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: survival, expedition, ambition, danger, wilderness, heroes, human spirit, leadership, adventurer, sea disaster, forces of nature, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: south pole, antarctica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mountains of the Moon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Chander Pahar follows Shankar Choudhury, a 20 year-old that takes a job working for the Uganda Railway, and winds up quitting his job in search of diamonds and the Kenya's Mountain of the Moon. Based on the popular Bengali adventure novel of ...
Style: serious, exciting
Plot: expedition, adventurer, volcano, adventure, dangerous animal, follow your dream, friends, danger, escapades, hopes, treasure hunt, treasure ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: offbeat, serious, atmospheric, stylized, epic
Plot: heavy metal, viking, heroes, vikings, survival, good versus evil, danger, human nature, rivalry, wilderness, human spirit, obsessive quest ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: leadership, mutiny, captain, adventure, betrayal, survival, heroic mission, escapades, danger, rebellion, adventurer, ship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: tahiti, england, europe, seaport, battleship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: epic, tense, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: gold, expedition, adventure, legends and myths, obsession, treasure hunt, slavery, treason, starvation, monk, jungle, amazon river ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, aerial combats, fighter pilot, military base, soldier, discrimination, military, war, danger, interracial relations, heroic mission, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, adventure, storm at sea, shark, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, portugal, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, rough, scenic ...
Plot: vikings, battles, mission, adventure, violence, heroic mission, danger, barbarian, fish out of water, against the odds, gory, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iraq, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, navy, leadership, battles, sea battle, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, ocean or sea, napoleonic wars, doctor, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, battleship, england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 38K
Rob Roy (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the money is stolen, Rob is forced into a Robin Hood lifestyle to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: violent man, rivalry, folk hero, vengeance, adventure, against the odds, village, sword fight, rape, adventure hero, outlaw, legends and myths ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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