Movies like In the Heart of the Sea

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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
 6.9
 105K
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 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: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational, serious, realistic, based on true events, surprise ending, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, ship, dangerous animal, ocean, adventure, isolation, whale, danger, against the odds, lost at sea, death, starvation, hopes, stranded, ocean or sea, boat, revenge, hunting, catastrophe, sea, suicide, hunger, cannibalism, shipwreck, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, south america, pacific ocean, ecuador, massachusetts

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, intense, realistic and suspense films with plots about danger, survival, escapades, death, adventure, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like In the Heart of the Sea: The Finest Hours (2016), All Is Lost (2013), The Whale (2013), The Grey (2011), 127 Hours (2010). 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, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, adventure, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, sinking ship, ocean, escapades, natural disaster, boat, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 68K
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: suspenseful, touching, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, forces of nature, human spirit, human nature, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 438
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: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: ship, survival, danger, ocean or sea, shipwreck, whale, escapades, adventure, dangerous animal, orphan, forces of nature, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 223K
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, rough, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, death, stranded, wolf, male camaraderie, eaten alive, air disaster, danger, atheist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 313K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
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: suspense, uplifting, psychological, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, desert, human spirit, adventure, courage, loneliness, extreme sport, climbing, peril, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 31K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, 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, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, isolation, danger, human spirit, president, courage, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chile, mine, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 176K
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, based on true events, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, mountain climbing, death, forces of nature, adventure, climbing, against the odds, adventurer, stranded, tragedy, death of protagonist, freeze to death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 511K
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: suspense, melancholic, atmospheric, scenic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean or sea, hopes, human nature, ocean, isolation, storytelling, young heroes, ship, teenage boy, starvation ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, paris france, mexico, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 40K
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 ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ocean or sea, adventure, expedition, escapades, against the odds, human spirit, adventurer, survivor, obsession, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 102K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: 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, tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, trapped, island, shark, surfing, ocean, death, shark attack, strong female character, stranded, eaten alive, great white shark ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 89K
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, ocean, giant wave, race against time, adventure, daring rescue, catastrophe, chaos and mayhem, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 45K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, stranded, cannibalism, rugby, starvation, helicopter, adventure, rescue, freezing, human spirit, isolation, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 50K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, adventure, expedition, forces of nature, ocean or sea, isolation, water, danger, escapades, family relations, underwater, cave ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 24K
Rogue (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the director of Wolf Creek comes this terrifying look at nature's perfect killing machine. When a group of tourists stumble into the remote Australian river territory of an enormous crocodile, the deadly creature traps them on a tiny mud ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, island, gory, danger, isolation, animal horror, adventure, stranded, lake or river, rescue, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, storm, sea disaster, forces of nature, adventure, shark, storm at sea, ocean or sea, city hall, marina, jamaican, male camaraderie ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, atlantic ocean, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, adventure, danger, survival, culture clash, bridge, swahili, lion, colonialism, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 454K
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: serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, suicide attempt, air disaster, hopes, fish out of water, tropical island ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 15K
Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: survival, in the woods, dangerous animal, lost, camping, danger, bear attack, bear, blood, nature, couple relations, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 222K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, exciting, biblical, suspense, epic ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, forces of nature, human nature, natural disaster, god, moral dilemma, belief, ship, adventure, redemption, religion ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ship, cruise, survival, race against time, new year's eve, adventure, passenger, hysteria, wife husband relationship, prostitute, faith, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 588K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, revenge, betrayal, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, brutality, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 30K
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: thought provoking, suspenseful, sentimental, sincere
Plot: storm, loss of loved one, hallucination, young couple, love, survival, survivor, underwater, human spirit, power of love, surfing, death ...
Time: year 1983
Place: pacific ocean, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 1K
Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 184 min.
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: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, ship, whale, mutiny, sea, adventure, obsessive quest, ocean or sea, pirate, danger, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 489K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, fear, survival, shark, small town, police chief, shark attack, great white shark, beach, danger, gory, animal horror ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa, atlantic ocean, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 263K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, intense, harsh, disturbing ...
Plot: slavery, survival, adventure, manhunt, chase, solar eclipse, tribe, native, sacrifice, prophecy, death, on the run ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, idiotic, awful ...
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, race against time, adventurer, ocean or sea, daring rescue, treasure hunt, isolation, confined, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chase, psychopath, homeless, chases and races, deadly, hunting, danger, escapades, isolation, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 3K
Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: ship, obsessive quest, whale, dangerous animal, sea, captain, adventure, ocean or sea, vengeance, danger, friendship, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, cannibal, adventurer, danger, destiny, sea disaster, shipwreck, loneliness ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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