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Journey to Spirit Island (1988)
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Journey to Spirit Island (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A greedy Indian persuades his tribe to sell the lonesome 'Spirit Island' for a congress center. Instead of transferring the historical graves on it like he tells his tribe, he plans to wipe them out. By accident a group of two Indian kids and two friends from Chicago on vacation are flown to the island and get in his way.
Style: semi serious
Plot: teenage life, adventure, friends, betrayal, society, teaching the ways of the world, innocence lost, cons and scams, teenager, native american, ghost, car, cave, island, dream, boat, native, girl, eagle, porsche, coming of age
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and feel good films with plots about adventure, escapades, heroes, friends, friendship, danger and family mostly in Adventure, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Journey to Spirit Island: Huck and the King of Hearts (1994), Where the River Runs Black (1986), Klondike Fever (1980), Huckleberry Finn (1975), Sweet Little Lies (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Huck and the King of Hearts (1994)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking place in the 1990's, Huck and his card shark friend, Jim, travel from California to Nevada searching for Huck's long-lost grandpa. Along the way, a deceived card player chases the two across the states with his two, less ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, young heroes, politics, chase, society, family, adventure, dangerous animal, americana, on the road, cons and scams, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nevada, las vegas, mississippi, missouri
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Where the River Runs Black (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, priest, feral child, dolphins, coming of age, heroes, adventurer, orphan, rivalry, clergy, young heroes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
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71%
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Klondike Fever (1980)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This movie chronicles Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: clergy, heroes, adventure, society, escapades, graphic violence, survival, wilderness, danger, friends, socialist, dog sled ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, england, london, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Huckleberry Finn (1975)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, chases and races, coming of age, adventure, family, escapades, mischievous children, disorder, friends, interracial relations, racism, americana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Sweet Little Lies (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: no overview yet.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, humorous, road movie, feel good ...
Plot: adventure, on the road, friendship, coming of age, society, youth, rebelliousness, cons and scams, track down, self discovery, journey, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sincere, exciting, suspenseful, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, friendship, survival, coming of age, danger, youth, river, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Secret of the Cave (2006)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young American boy spends his summer in Ireland and solves the mystery that captivates the entire village. Driven by curiosity and his own search for meaning in life, he faces his fears and discovers the Secret of the Cave.
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, young heroes, supernatural, adventure, cave, legends and myths, miraculous event, family, youth, escapades, village, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Secret of the Ice Cave (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Chile, West Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of treasure-seekers embark on a expedition into high adventure as they race to discover what's really located in the mysterious ice cave.
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cave, treasure hunt, on the road, mountain, buddies, danger, betrayal, friends, battles, partners, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Breaking In (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: safecracker, heist, prostitute, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, partners, buddies, aging, odd couple, golden years, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Recon: A Filmmaker's Quest (2012)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An independent filmmaker, journeys to 12 countries across 4 continents. With a digital camera and his passion; He wrote the most amazing script and he has the vision: Let the planet and mankind directing his path. Life's wonders will be the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, underground film, captivating, offbeat
Plot: obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, follow your dream, filmmaking, world spanning, hopes, journey, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, reconnaissance, tribute ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The King's Guard (2000)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A princess falls in love with her father's swordsman.
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good, light
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, princess, royal family, wooing, rivalry, danger, escapades, state affairs, betrayal, love interest, good versus evil, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 99
Tusks (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roger Singh is an animal poacher with hate in his heart, and revenge on his mind. Embittered by a recent stint in prison, Singh returns to the forbidden ivory trade only to lock horns with new game warden and former friend Mark Smith, whose ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: animal life, adventure, rivalry, tent, female nudity, monkey, naked woman, woman in bathtub, elephant, poacher, ladies man, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Treasure Island (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, France, Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins finds himself serving with pirate captain Long John Silver in search of a buccaneer's treasure, in this short adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ship, island, treasure hunt, young heroes, betrayal, pirate, rivalry, escapades, tragic hero, heroes, family, rebellion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: treasure, danger, rivalry, escapades, jungle, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, desert, treasure hunt, island, chases and races, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bored Silly (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, captivating
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Corvette Summer (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ken loves to design and build exotic cars. When the High School shop class project car, a fully tricked out dream Corvette, is stolen, he begins searching for it. His search leads him to Las Vegas, where Vanessa, a teenaged prostitute wannabe, helps ...
Style: humorous, feel good, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Islands (2019)
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true-life story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith and ushered in a new beginning in Hawaii.
Style: christian film, psychological, stylized, serious
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43%
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Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.
Style: sentimental, contemplative, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: surfing, coming of age, adventure, self discovery, youth, teenage life, escapades, friendship, society, on the road, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Style: serious, exciting, intense, captivating, talky
Audience: teens, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tai-Pan (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film begins following the British victory of the first Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic
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Lassie (1994)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Legend of Galgameth (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The kingdom of Donnegold is being subverted from within, and young prince Davin must defend against the traitors with the help of a legendary, metal-eating dragon called Galgameth.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
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37%
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Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
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Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
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Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
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Genre: Adventure, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three boy scouts, one a great-nephew of Butch Cassidy, and their pretty girl friend hunt for the lost treasure of the legendary bank robber in 1950s Utah. A modern gang of outlaws wants to grab the loot, too, and soon the intrepid heroes are fleeing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benji has become stranded on a remote island after a boating accident. He finds himself struggling to survive in the wilderness, avoiding close encounters with a wolf, a bear, and a territorial female cougar with her cub.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sweet, tear jerker ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids
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Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mara of the Wilderness (1965)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An altruistic park ranger stumbles upon a beautiful but feral young girl who spent most of her life being raised by a pack of white wolves. But his plans to tame her wild ways are cut short when an enterprising trapper hears about her story and sets ...
Style: serious
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Time: 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Swallows and Amazons (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: family outing
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