Movies like In the Heart of the Sea

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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
 6.9
 140K
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 Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
Style: suspense, scenic, exciting, inspirational, captivating, emotional, suspenseful, harsh, factual, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, whale, sea, shipwreck, disaster, starvation, natural disaster, death, man versus nature, boat, adventure, castaway, dangerous animal, lost at sea, hunting, whaling, hunger, cannibalism, against the odds, water, animal attack, courage, catastrophe ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, future, victorian era, 1850s, georgian era, 1820s
Place: new england, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america, massachusetts

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Most similar movies to In the Heart of the Sea

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, serious, intense and realistic films with plots about survival, danger, death, catastrophe, adventure, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like In the Heart of the Sea: The Finest Hours (2016), The Perfect Storm (2000), The Grey (2011), Kon-Tiki (2012), Life of Pi (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, scenic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, ocean, disaster, courage, adventure, forces of nature, shipwreck, storm at sea, coast guard, daring rescue, sinking ship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1952, year 1951, 50s
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, ship, catastrophe, storm at sea, storm, forces of nature, shipwreck, fish, sea, adventure, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, atlantic ocean, boston, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 254K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, tense, harsh, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, animal attack, snow, hunting, wolf, forces of nature, dangerous animal, air disaster, natural disaster, wolf attack, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 50K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, epic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ocean, survival, shark, adventure, adventurer, raft, sea voyage, sailing, expedition, obsessive quest, travel, diary ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, peru, usa, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 630K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada, India, France
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, motivational, visually appealing, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: survival, ocean, human animal relationship, adventure, stranded, loneliness, life, animals, beautiful scenery, survivor, hopes, journey ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 511
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: exciting, captivating, serious, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, ship, adventure, survival, lost at sea, dangerous animal, ocean, escapades, shipwreck, rescue, catastrophe, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 592K
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: suspense, captivating, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, adventure, stranded on an island, air disaster, solitude, desert island, determination, survivor, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: factual, touching, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, disaster, life, stranded, human spirit, ethnic conflict, race against time, radio, honest, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s, year 2010
Place: australia, south america, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 134K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, scary, exciting, tense, absurd ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: shark, survival, surfing, animal attack, shark attack, killer shark, sea, ocean, creature feature, great white shark, trapped, beach ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, australia, texas, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 57K
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: sincere, suspenseful, sad, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, survivor, sailboat, storm, boat, human spirit, female protagonist, love, young couple, sea adventure, power of love, sailing ...
Time: year 1983
Place: pacific ocean, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.9
 81K
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, tense, reflective ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, isolation, sea, boat, adventure, storm, loneliness, forces of nature, survivor, ocean, human spirit, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 34K
The Aeronauts (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.
Style: uplifting, exciting, tense, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: balloon, survival, scientist, science, weather, twists and turns, weatherman, saving a life, scientific discovery, snow, rescue, explorer ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, future, 1860s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, adventure, ship, survival, natural disaster, christmas, disaster, new year's eve, greed, ocean, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 802K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, harsh, scenic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, adventure, winter, life & death, obsessive quest, lone hero, bravery ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 56K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, disaster, death, forces of nature, deathtrap, adventure, underground, struggle for survival, beautiful scenery, scuba diving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 378K
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, psychological, breathtaking, intense ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, alone, courage, human spirit, climbing, canyon, loneliness, adventure, mountain, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: inspirational, meditative, suspense, sexy, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explorer, jungle, expedition, archaeology, journey, survival, world war one, tribe, travel, obsession, courage, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, future, year 1916, year 1914, year 1954 ...
Place: south america, ireland, england, london, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 28K
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: epic, suspenseful, captivating, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: ship, island, mutiny, betrayal, sea, storm at sea, survival, sailboat, adventure, lost at sea, murder, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, georgian era, year 1984, 1780s
Place: england, tahiti, pacific ocean, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 94K
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: inspirational, sentimental, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: ocean, coast guard, rescue, lifeguard, death, life philosophy, military, training, friendship, survival, mentor, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 45K
The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: arctic, expedition, cannibalism, starvation, violence, insanity, paranoia, animal attack, leadership, corpse, monster, desperation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 3K
Abandoned (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When their yacht capsizes during a storm; four men face almost certain death.
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sea, lost at sea, desert island, ship, death, fear, survival, storm, courage, adventure, boat, hopes ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, dangerous animal, jungle, animal attack, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, colonialism, hunting, heroes, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 117K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, realistic, epic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, escape, prison escape, freedom, war, journey, pow, desert, world war two, gulag, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: himalaya, russia, poland, germany, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 2K
Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ship, ocean, whale, obsessive quest, hunt down, dangerous animal, rivalry, sea, escapades, self destructing, survival, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 314K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, adventure, slavery, tribe, chase, jungle, manhunt, ancient history, ancient civilization, solar eclipse, warrior, sacrifice ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 83K
Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, inspirational, epic, factual, intense ...
Plot: horse, horse race, desert, cowboy, adventurer, racehorse, adventure, lone hero, islam, underdog, animals, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, syria, iraq, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ship, disaster, natural disaster, ocean liner, survival, sea disaster, sea, adventure, ocean, cruise, new year's eve, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 225K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: suspense, motivational, heartbreaking, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, ocean, catastrophe, courage, tsunami, forces of nature, destruction, hopes, family in danger, tragedy ...
Time: year 2004, 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 219K
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, scenic, dramatic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, mountaineer, mountain climbing, stranded, climbing, snow, natural disaster, beautiful scenery, man versus nature, forces of nature, adventure ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal, asia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic, reflective ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, expedition, adventure, betrayal, friendship, heroic mission, escapades, gay, colonialism, exploration, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, england, egypt, brazil, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%