Movies and TV shows like Shackleton

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Shackleton (2002)
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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: epic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: expedition, world war one, survival, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, human spirit, wilderness, ambition, forces of nature, leadership, endurance, sea disaster, heroes, escapades, cat, mistress, ice, penguins, frostbite, stowaway, danger
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england

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Most similar movies to Shackleton

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films and TV series with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, survival, heroes, adventurer and human spirit mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like Shackleton: Kon-Tiki (2012), Christopher Columbus (1985), Antarctica (1983), The Terror (2018), Marco Polo (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, expedition, adventurer, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, escapades, fish, against the odds, diary ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1947 ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, norway ...
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100%
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, inventions and discoveries, ambition, adventurer, tragic hero, ocean, political intrigue, new world, discovery, father son relationship ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, africa, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 2K
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, heroes, adventure, pets, escapades, rescue, daring rescue, hopes, family, animal life, human spirit ...
Time: 50s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia, hokkaido, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 42K
The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, 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, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: arctic, expedition, cannibalism, beast, insanity, court, monster, leadership, starvation, paranoia, rescue, animal attack ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 1K
Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA, Japan, China
Duration: 504 min.
TV show
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: explorer, battles, expedition, inventions and discoveries, escapades, ambition, society, adventure, heroes, obsessive quest, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: china, mongolia, venice, persia, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.9
 2K
Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: inventor, sailboat, british navy, sea, against the odds, military life, adventure, sea disaster, escapades, ocean, father son relationship, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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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, climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, blizzard, adventurer, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, 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: bleak, sincere, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, explorer, north pole, 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 ⇓
44%
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 6.4
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Sea Wolf (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: ship, adventure, survival, sea disaster, expedition, isolation, self discovery, escapades, writer's life, captain, love and romance, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.3
 26K
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, breathtaking ...
Plot: friendship, human spirit, wilderness, survival, hunter, cold weather, nature, tiger, russian soldier, culture clash, expedition, imperialism ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 1K
Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, rebelliousness, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, intrigue, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 1K
The Climbers (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 125 min.
Story: May 1960. Mount Everest, the second step under the cliff. The four members of the China Everest Climbing Commando are attacking the most difficult and most difficult "second step". This is their fifth assault. The first four failures have ...
Style: captivating, scenic, suspenseful
Plot: mountaineer, expedition, mountain climbing, climbing, adventurer, tragedy, friendship between men, wilderness, survival, mountain, stranded, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: serious, epic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: viking, rivalry, survival, human spirit, adventurer, escapades, hopes, obsessive quest, heroes, good versus evil, heroic mission, wilderness ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century
Place: newfoundland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 2K
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: disaster, survival, leadership, heroes, zeppelin, rescue attempt, daring rescue, adventure, ghost, adventurer, escapades, getting home ...
Time: 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.2
 767
Anzacs (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: Anzacs was a 1985 5-part Australian miniseries set in World War I. The series follows the lives of a group of young Australian men who enlist in the 8th Battalion of the First Australian Imperial Force in 1914, fighting first at Gallipoli in 1915, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war one, superior officer, battles, military life, friendship, battle zone, military, escapades, war, adventure, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, survival, heroic mission, military, escapades, life is a bitch, race against time, save the day, leadership, against humanity, adventure, military life ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, against the odds, missing person, human spirit, culture clash, interracial relations, wilderness, idealism, self discovery, hopes, amateur detective, unlikely partners ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 2K
Abraham (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham, the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac.
Style: epic, serious, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: prophet, bible, desert, miraculous event, heroic mission, redemption, human spirit, adventure, society, hopes, bible story, city ...
Place: holy land, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Bible: Moses (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. When the Pharaoh of Egypt begins to tighten the noose on his Jewish slaves, Moses (Ben Kingsley) leads them to freedom. Philip ...
Style: biblical, serious, epic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: oracle, religions or cults, society, hopes, leadership, state affairs, heroes, miraculous event, bible, redemption, jewish, exodus ...
Place: egypt, middle east, holy land, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 737
The Climb (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of mismatched rock climbers must learn to work together to conquer one of the world's most treacherous mountains in this adventure tale. After rescuing a wealthy man, solo climbers Michael and Derrick are rewarded with a chance to summit ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, christian film
Plot: friendship, adventurer, survival, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, adventure, escapades, underdog, forces of nature, interracial friendship, mountain climbing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 6K
Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forces of nature, adventure, survival, wolf, wilderness, society, wolf pack, little boy, animal life, animal attack, escapades, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 462
Everest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the true story of the first Canadians to ever make it to the top of the world's tallest and most historic peak. A proud moment for Canadians and an adventure that is filled with bitterness, broken relationships and the bodies of four ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, inter cultural
Plot: mountain, survival, adventure, human spirit, climbing, heroes, hopes, escapades, forces of nature, rebelliousness, journalism, mountain climbing ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: mount everest, canada, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: disaster, mountaineer, climbing, forces of nature, mountain, human spirit, wilderness, catastrophe, escapades, hopes, adventurer, adventure ...
Place: himalaya, asia, mount everest
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, captivity, americana, culture clash, colonialism, adventure, heroes, society, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
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, atmospheric, realistic, 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, caribbean, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 15K
North Face (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
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: serious, exciting, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: mountain climbing, climbing, adventurer, forces of nature, rivalry, mountaineer, ambition, adventure, heroic mission, survival, contests and competitions, buddies ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, alps, germany, bavaria, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 2K
Crusoe (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: island, cannibalism, wise man, storm, friends, wisdom of life, sea disaster, isolation, friendship, survival, escapades, presumed dead ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 61K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, adventurer, mountain climbing, expedition, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, race against time, heroic mission, wilderness, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rebelliousness, betrayal, intrigue, dishonesty, ocean, royal family, storm, sword duel ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%