Movies like Lost in the Barrens

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Lost in the Barrens (1990)
 6.7
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Lost in the Barrens (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of two very different boys in the Canadian wilderness. They must learn to depend on each other in order to survive.
Plot: bear attack, wilderness, survival, native american, mountain, train, bear, lost, friendship between boys
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Lost in the Barrens

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and feel good films with plots about wilderness, survival, danger, adventure, escapades, dog and culture clash mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Lost in the Barrens: To Build a Fire (1969), Never Cry Wolf (1983), True Heart (1997), Iron Ridge (2008), The Snow Walker (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
To Build a Fire (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Story: A man travels by foot in the snow with his dog.
Plot: dog, snow, field trip, cautionary tale, frozen, hypothermia, husky dog, survival, hiking
Place: yukon
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100%
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: touching, contemplative, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, adventure, mountain, dog sled, snow, arctic, wolf, survival, mouse, biologist, animal life ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 928
True Heart (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A brother and sister are plane-wrecked in Canada, where they must rely on the help of a native and his bear.
Style: atmospheric, serious
Plot: overalls, bear, dangerous animal, disorder, kids in trouble, family relations, isolation, teenage life, forces of nature, siblings relations, survival, wilderness ...
Place: canada
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100%
 3.9
 25
Iron  Ridge (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When two friends from the city take a vacation to the wilds of Montana, they find themselves lost in the depths of the big sky country.
Plot: bear attack, wildlife, deer, adventurer, search party, campfire, road trip, bear, hunter, search and rescue, grizzly bear, knife ...
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where the Spirit Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1937, a young First Nations (Canadian native) girl named Ashtecome is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a deliberate Canadian policy to force First Nations children to abandon their culture in order to be ...
Plot: boarding school, native american, culture clash, racism, school, child abuse
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, exciting, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, family relations, mountain, nature, family life, small town life, small town, siblings relations, animal life, survival, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: wilderness, bear attack, native american, adventure, survival, vengeance, forces of nature, isolation, danger, lone wolves, wounded, violence ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: missing child, isolation, remarry, survival, wilderness, adventure, escapades, danger, heroic mission, parents and children, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, danger, rivalry, family, contests and competitions, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 16K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, animals, wilderness, survival, friendship, animal life, family, heroic mission, youth, rescue, on the run, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To Brave Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple and their dog struggle to survive in Alaska.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: starvation, wilderness, survival, pets, disorder, confined, escapades, adventure, danger, chases and races, fish out of water, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seven In Darkness (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Seven blind people are on a plane on their way to a convention for the blind in Seattle. Due to bad weather, the plane crashes and only the seven blind people survive.
Style: disaster movie
Plot: blindness, wilderness, air disaster, wolf pack, pregnancy, domineering father, selfishness, flare gun, support group, survival, psychoanalysis, railroad track ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, captivity, americana, culture clash, colonialism, heroes, society, confined ...
Time: 18th century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 18K
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, captivating, tense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, in the woods, dangerous animal, bear attack, danger, camping, lost, bear, couple relations, nature, wilderness, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, danger, save the day, opposites attract, daring rescue, forces of nature, against the odds, isolation ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miracles Still Happen (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon.
Plot: jungle, airplane accident, airport, red dress, female protagonist, amazon, monkey, river, leg wound, death of mother, girl, airplane ...
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: dog, wilderness, adventure, cat, family, friendship, survival, on the road, getting home, obsessive quest, escapades, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.3
 110
Surfacing (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Margaret Atwood's best seller, Surfacing plunges you into the mysterious depths of the hostile Northern wilderness. Following her father's puzzling disappearance, Kate (Kathleen Beller), and her city-bred companions brave the ...
Style: art house
Plot: search, disappearance, skinny dipping, father, hunter, falling off a cliff, female nudity, wilderness, pubic hair, cave painting, male nudity, missing father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: friendship, survival, wilderness, coming of age, danger, youth, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life, group of friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 11K
One Week (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has been diagnosed with cancer. With a grim chance of survival in the best case scenario even if he immediately begins treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto through the Canadian prairies to ...
Style: realistic, serious, road movie, emotional, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, motorcycle, cancer, travel, on the road, fighting illness, twentysomething life, dealing with death, treatment, health situation, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, british columbia, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in ...
Style: surreal, serious
Plot: wilderness, survival, orphan, tragedy, adventurer, adventure, heroes, young heroes, escapades, danger, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 22K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, culture clash, suicide, human nature, adventure, danger, kids in trouble, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cry from the Mountain (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The film centers on an emotional kayaking trip between a father and a son. The father has taken his boy into the deep Alaskan wilderness to tell him that he is divorcing the boy's mother, who is pregnant and waiting for them back home. While on ...
Style: christian film
Plot: father son relationship, christian, nature, prayer, bear, camping, christianity, dysfunctional marriage, hospital, cabin, religious conversion, camping trip ...
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 1K
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: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, expedition, forces of nature, human spirit, daring rescue, escapades, heroes, hopes, pets, family, adventure, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, japan, antarctic, asia, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 19K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, gold, survival, wilderness, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 670
The White Dawn (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stranded 1890s whalers (Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.) corrupt the culture of their Eskimo saviors.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: culture clash, arctic, wilderness, gambling, shipwreck, inuit, racism, forces of nature, society, danger, isolation, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 100
Africa (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While in South Africa a troubled fashion model must struggle to survive after a car accident leaves her stranded in the African bush. When she wakes up, she fights her way through the wilderness, struggling to survive the harsh conditions.
Plot: fashion, dinner party, model, bare breasts, worry, boyfriend, jungle, car accident, young woman, elephant, shower, manager ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: adventure, survival, village, wilderness, murder, danger, on the run, crimes, eskimo indian, righting the wronged, family life, village life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 40K
Arctic (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek ...
Style: uplifting, disturbing, suspense, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: arctic, survival, ice, injury, helicopter crash, polar bear, flare, fish, stranded, male protagonist, snow, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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