Movies like The Forbidden Quest

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The Forbidden Quest (1993)
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The Forbidden Quest (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 1931: in Ireland, a film maker hears of an aged ship's carpenter who knows the fate of the Hollandia, a Norse ship that set sail in 1905 and vanished. The old salt has canisters of film to prove his tale. We see the footage as he narrates. They sail south in June, 1905, with scores of Siberian huskies aboard, meeting no living soul, the crew ignorant of the trip's purpose, until they reach Antarctica. A mysterious Italian paces the deck; a polar bear appears, and the Italian, possessed, hunts it down. That night, the boatswain explains to the crew how an Arctic bear could be at the South Pole and why the Hollandia has come. Visitors arrive, and the Gothic tale plays out.
Style: serious
Plot: survival, ship, disaster, iceberg, catastrophe, adventure, ocean, supernatural, supernatural ability, adventurer, escapades, elderly, wilderness, golden years, dog, mountain, shipwreck, expedition, ice, arctic, boat, glacier, carpenter, dead animal, stranded ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1900s, 30s, 40s
Place: antarctica, ireland, europe, south pole

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Most similar movies to The Forbidden Quest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about escapades, danger, adventure, survival, heroes, forces of nature and catastrophe mostly in Adventure, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Forbidden Quest: Antarctica (1983), The Red Tent (1969), Bermuda Triangle (1996), Anything to Survive (1990), The Whale (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Antarctica (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, expedition, animal life, human spirit, forces of nature, wilderness, against the odds, heroes, adventure, pets, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 50s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia, hokkaido, antarctic
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95%
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The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disaster, survival, leadership, heroes, zeppelin, rescue attempt, wilderness, isolation, forces of nature, disgraced, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Bermuda Triangle (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a strange storm in the Carribean causes a boat to sink, a family finds itself stranded on an island in the "27th dimension".
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, suspense, tense
Plot: bermuda triangle, ocean, adventure, ship, survival, island, starting over, escapades, forces of nature, isolation, family in danger, stranded ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: wilderness, island, family relations, rescue, survival, disaster, forces of nature, siblings relations, isolation, family in danger, showbiz, battle zone ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.3
 505
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, captivating, exciting, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, escapades, ocean, lost at sea, rescue, isolation, hunting ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Mountain Family Robinson (1979)
Genre: Family, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A family goes "back to nature" by homesteading in the Colorado Rockies.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, survival, catastrophe, animal life, countryside, city life, family life, disaster, heroes, adventure, family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Titanic II (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, ship, tsunami, sinking ship, survival, adventure, forces of nature, escapades, race against time, chaos and mayhem, sea, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sinking ship, disaster, survival, race against time, ship, adventure, ocean, cruise, escapades, shipwreck, catastrophe, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 80s, future
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 201
The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, castaway, self discovery, isolation, ocean, social differences, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dinosaur, island, ancient mystery, world war one, time travel, adventurer, adventure, rescue, heroic mission, ocean, survival, iceberg ...
Time: prehistory, 1940s, prehistoric times, year 1916
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Storm Bound (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A ripping adventure yarn about teenage boys who join the crew of a ship of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. After a dramatic shipwreck and escape from an attack by natives, they must make their way to safety by themselves.
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, ship, adventure, heroes, survival, fall in love, isolation, youth, escapades, confined, ocean, fight ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Treasure Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany
Duration: 186 min.
Story: A terrible storm is raging the night it all begins - with a knock on the door. 17-year-old Jim Hawkins helps his widowed mother run their little tavern on the coast of 19th century England. When the door is opened they are startled by a sight that ...
Style: serious, intense, captivating, exciting, talky
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: pirate, treasure map, ship, treasure hunt, adventurer, young heroes, daring rescue, obsessive quest, heroes, rebelliousness, youth, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, touching, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, supernatural, young heroes, adventure, youth, family, escapades, miraculous event, legends and myths, parents and children, village, cave ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: exciting, realistic, semi serious, atmospheric
Plot: graphic violence, friends, clergy, society, survival, escapades, heroes, adventure, wilderness, dog, prostitute, card playing ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: london, england, alaska, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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St. Helens (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, disaster, volcano, evacuation, society, journalism, escapades, adventure, racism, wilderness, forces of nature, mountain ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: oregon, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a plea-bargain to clear their school records, a group of misfit teens ventures into the majestic but unforgiving wilderness to help a young naturalist save the vanishing wolves. After they encountered unexpected incident, they are aided by the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: misfit, wilderness, heroes, adventurer, adventure, family, survival, escapades, rescue, youth, mountain, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
In Gold We Trust (2010)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of adventurers make off with 600 kilograms of gold in Guyana, but when their helicopter crashes in the jungle, gold fever takes over.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, adventurer, heist, adventure, crime gone awry, crimes, escapades, gang, on the run, survival, criminal heroes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Wilderness Family now face terrifying times in fierce winter storms, an avalanche, and being attacked by a ferocious pack of hungry wolves. Watch as America's favorite family stands strong together to prove that the best things in life are ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, family relations, wolf, winter, survival, family, adventure, escapades, family in danger, family life, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Soviet cargo ship carrying medical opium gets attacked by pirates of an unknown nationality. The crew is left to die on a sinking ship but they manage to escape and now must fight the pirates for survival.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: adventure, ship, pirate, survival, ocean, escapades, confined, rivalry, hijacking, martial arts, murder, isolation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Icebreaker (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along ...
Style: serious, suspense, melancholic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, storm at sea, ship, ship captain, disaster, cold, friendship, strained relationship, team, coast guard, health situation, ocean ...
Time: year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Letter for the King (2008)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young Tiuri has to pass the final test before before being knighted by king Dagonaut. He has to pass a night in the chapel, what is suddenly disturbed by a strangers request of help. With his decision to help the stranger, Tiuri abandons his given ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, sincere, exciting, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, escapades, heroes, friendship, obsessive quest, knight, rivalry, youth, family, sword fight, fight ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, breathtaking ...
Plot: wilderness, dog sled, adventure, mountain, wolf, snow, biologist, survival, mouse, escapades, dangerous animal, misfit ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, sincere, epic ...
Plot: survival, north pole, explorer, failed attempt, partners, hopes, escapades, obsessive quest, adventure, follow your dream, adventurer, forces of nature ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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My Side of the Mountain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Film adaption of the novel by Jean Craighead George. A family movie made by Paramount Studios, the story revolves around thirteen-year old Sam Gribley (Teddy Eccles), a devotee of Thoreau, as many were back in the in 1960's. Sam decides to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing
Plot: mountain, survival, wilderness, youth, young heroes, escapades, adventurer, heroes, adventure, family, innocence lost, self discovery ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Rugged Gold (1994)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman struggles to survive in the Alaskan frontier after separating from her family because of an earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: missing child, isolation, remarry, golddigger, wilderness, survival, disaster, heroic mission, parents and children, forces of nature, catastrophe, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Daughter of the Sun God (1962)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This adventure chronicles the exploits of an author/explorer on a trip to Peru to hunt for the missing uncle of his pretty young companion. Her archaeologist uncle disappeared while searching for a lost Incan city that he found upon an ancient map. ...
Style: serious
Plot: jungle, inventions and discoveries, crimes, adventure, adventurer, rivalry, treasure hunt, heroes, gang, escapades, mountain, bandit ...
Time: 60s
Place: peru, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". This movie attempts to re-create the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: disaster, mountaineer, climbing, forces of nature, mountain, catastrophe, human spirit, wilderness, escapades, hopes, adventurer, adventure ...
Place: himalaya, asia, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nature Unleashed: Avalanche (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It begins on a glacier nestled on a frozen peak high in the wild Ural Mountains of Russia, kissed by clouds, the top of the world. A lonely, forbidding place, it's home to THOM CUSSLER and brother, JOCK, a pair of transplanted westerners ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, avalanche, survival, rescue, save the day, race against time, adventure, mountain, forces of nature, plague, resort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Lost Continent (1968)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An eclectic group of characters set sail on Captain Lansen’s leaky cargo ship in an attempt to escape their various troubles. When a violent storm strikes, the ship is swept into the Sargasso Sea and the passengers find themselves trapped on an ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: island, ship, shark, giant crab, monster, sea monster, isolation, ocean, religions or cults, disorder, swamp, graphic violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Deadliest Sea (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the book Working on the Edge by Spike Walker, Deadliest Sea tells the story of a young man who joins the crew of a King Crab trawler in Alaska seeking to make some real money. The captain of the vessel plays a hunch about where to set traps ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: survival, escapades, ocean, inventions and discoveries, forces of nature, ship, rescue, coast guard, battles, helicopter, fisherman, fishing boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%