Movies like Kon-Tiki

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Kon-Tiki (2012)
 7.2
 49K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, tense, captivating, inspirational, intense, factual, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, adventurer, expedition, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, boat, escapades, fish, against the odds, diary, human spirit, hopes, obsession, storm, survivor, husband wife relationship, ambition, sea captain, couples, starvation, self discovery, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1947, 1930s, 40s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york, norway, polynesia ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and captivating films with plots about survival, escapades, adventure, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway and mentor mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like Kon-Tiki: Everest (2015), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Tracks (2013), Dersu Uzala (1975), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 215K
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, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, mountain, stranded, natural disaster, mountain climbing, forces of nature, mountaineer, climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, blizzard, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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: scenic, suspense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, lost at sea, dangerous animal, sea, whale, shipwreck, adventure, starvation, against the odds, castaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s, georgian era
Place: new england, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 29K
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, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, human spirit, journey, outback, camel, self discovery, travel ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 28K
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
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, wilderness, tiger, survival, cold weather, hunter, nature, russian soldier, culture clash, expedition, imperialism ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
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, exciting, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, conquistador, native americans, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, royal family, rebelliousness, obsessive quest, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, haiti, west indies, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 80K
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: harsh, touching, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, desperation, adventure, lost at sea, loneliness, human spirit, hopes, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, gloomy ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, buddhism, beautiful scenery, world war two, culture clash, friendship, life philosophy, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 575K
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, suspense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, solitude, hopes, human spirit, courage, adventure, tropical island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 3K
Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, epic, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: expedition, world war one, survival, adventurer, adventure, human spirit, against the odds, wilderness, leadership, ambition, forces of nature, endurance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 616K
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: philosophical, captivating, motivational, scenic, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, journey, hopes, stranded, beautiful scenery, life, teenage boy, adventure, ocean, lost at sea, human nature, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, paris france, montreal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, conquistador, adventure, ambition, adventurer, inventions and discoveries, native americans, tragic hero, ocean, political intrigue, discovery, new world ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, africa, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 27K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: ship, island, betrayal, mutiny, murder, storm at sea, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 16K
North Face (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, touching, tense ...
Plot: mountain climbing, climbing, adventurer, mountaineer, forces of nature, rivalry, ambition, adventure, heroic mission, survival, contests and competitions, buddies ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, alps, germany, swiss alps, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 611K
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: road movie, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, journey, wilderness, survival, solitude, freedom, life philosophy, adventure, road trip, lifestyle change, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, northern california, south dakota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 55K
Adrift (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman and her fiancé find themselves caught in a hurricane after departing Tahiti by boat. She wakes up after being knocked out, only to discover him missing, and the elements threatening.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, thought provoking, sentimental, twists and turns
Plot: survival, survivor, storm, boat, sailboat, love, human spirit, death, female protagonist, power of love, sailing, surfing ...
Time: year 1983
Place: tahiti, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, napoleonic wars, navy, battles, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, naval battle, escapades, sailboat, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert island, survival, shipwreck, island, adventure, friendship, stranded on an island, adventurer, destiny, ocean, jungle, sea disaster ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 56K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, jungle, adventurer, amazon rainforest, river, alone, raft, rescue, lost, israeli, hallucination, nature ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, year 1981
Place: south america, bolivia, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.2
 4K
Amundsen (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this movie covers his life and the dangerous way to the pole.
Style: captivating, sincere, tense, disturbing
Plot: explorer, brother brother relationship, escapades, dream, love and romance, adventure, ambition, survival, heroes, couples, north pole, air disaster ...
Time: 1910s
Place: south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, betrayal, intrigue, dishonesty, rebelliousness, ocean, royal family, storm, sword duel ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 371K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, uplifting, psychological, intense ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, cave, desert, alone, loneliness, adventure, peril, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 128K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, cheating on husband, human spirit, hiking, nature, journey, loneliness, redemption, starting over, on the road, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, portland oregon, california, oregon, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 591
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, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, conquering, treasure hunt, adventure, human nature, survival, on the road, obsessive quest, rebellion, legends and myths, escapades, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
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The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, tense, scenic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: tourist, adventurer, utopia, beach, marijuana, obsessive quest, island, desire, secret place, exotic island, hippie, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 127K
The Walk (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, breathtaking, suspense ...
Plot: skyscraper, world trade center manhattan new york city, obsession, ambition, planning, escapades, artists and showbiz, circus performer, street performer, follow your dream, mentor, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1974, future
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 38K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, race against time, human spirit, mining, stranded, life, hopes, isolation, disaster, president ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, tense, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, family relations, battles, introspection, self discovery, crimes, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: expedition, amazon, gold, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, obsession, amazon river, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, south america, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, survival, jungle, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, animal attack, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 24K
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: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, adventure, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, ocean, escapades, disaster, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, south america, cuba, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%