Movies like The Lion 1962

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The Lion (1962)
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The Lion (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Young Tina lives with her mother and stepfather on a wildlife reserve in Kenya. While her stepfather believes this is a wonderful environment for her to grow up in, her mother becomes increasingly concerned by her behaviour. These concerns are reinforced when it is revealed that her daughter's best friend in the whole world is a fully grown lion. Worried that her daughter may be turning into a savage, she sends for her former husband, Tina's biological father, in the hope that he can take her back to civilization (in this case rural Connecticut). But it seems as though Tina's mother wants something more than a civilized upbringing for her daughter.
Plot: lion, jungle, hunter, warrior, murder, family relations, girl, stepfather, african tribe, elephant, husband wife relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, romantic rivalry, rhinoceros, left for dead, husband wife reunion, spear
Place: kenya, africa

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Most similar movies to The Lion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and melancholic films with plots about adventure, lion, escapades, elephant, family relations, death and danger mostly in Adventure, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Lion: Living Free (1972), Visit to a Chief's Son (1974), The 7th Dawn (1964), To Walk with Lions (1999), Cheetah (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Living Free (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Elsa's three mischievious cubs begin wreaking havok on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: lion, lion cub, pets, escapades, getting home, adventurer, adventure, heroes, family, hopes, family life, animal life ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Visit to a Chief's Son (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An American anthropologist and his son benefit from their experiences with an East African tribe.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, offbeat
Plot: friendship, anthropologist, solar eclipse, friends, family relations, curses spells and rituals, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, adventure, society, african tribe ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 904
The 7th Dawn (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: world war two, battles, psychopath, friends, buddies, war, daring rescue, a.i., terrorism, heroes, starting over, escapades ...
Place: asia, russia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
To Walk with Lions (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Kenya
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Drama based loosely on the final years of Kenya game warden and lion-raiser George Adamson's life. An unofficial sequel to 'Born Free' (1966) and 'Living Free' (1972), which also dramatised the life of Adamson, this film ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: lion, poacher, lion cub, misfit, state affairs, politics, escapades, society, adventure, master and servant, fighting the system, pets ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, kenya, east africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 1K
Cheetah (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cheetah, disney, child in peril, poacher, rhinoceros, teenage life, family, elephant, adventure, friends, animal life, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: kenya, africa, usa, california, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
 522
Savage Harvest (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family in Africa is besieged by a group of lions, driven mad by the drought. They have to survive multiple attacks but some colleagues are eaten by the lions.
Plot: lion, trapped, hunter, family relations, trapped in a building, creature feature, animal attack, hyena, fire, piano, house, aggression by animal ...
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.4
 129
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: lost, female nudity, fashion, dinner party, wilderness, cobra, fashion model, model, elephant, manager, lion, worry ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Last Safari (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hunter stalks a killer elephant.
Plot: elephant, safari, big game hunter, american abroad, hunter, animal attack, village, death of friend, hunting, biracial, photographer, guide ...
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Great Elephant Escape (1995)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young boys help an elephant escape from an African animal orphanage when he is bought by a wealthy American. The trio dodge poachers, the police and lions on a journey they'll never forget.
Plot: boy, guide, poacher, child protagonist, lion, hyena, ranch, human animal relationship, interracial friendship, elephant, american abroad, american ...
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Born Free: A New Adventure (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Another thrilling adventure for Elsa the lioness as she works her magic on two teenagers struggling with changes in their life.
Plot: family relations, lion, family history, wildlife, zoo, lion cub, nature, animal rights, biologist, teenage girl, teenage boy
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6K
Born Free (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born Free (1966) is an Open Road Films Ltd./Columbia Pictures feature film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised an orphaned lion cub to adulthood, and released her into the wilds of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: lion, wildlife, lion cub, animal rights, friends, pets, survival, family, adventure, friendship, self defense, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, survival, jungle, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, animal attack, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Naked Prey (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tribe, survival, wilderness, hunter, on the run, chase, manhunt, adventurer, culture clash, cannibalism, warrior, lion ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychotronic, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, tarzan, kidnapping, feral man, adventure, wilderness, fugitives, treasure hunt, rescue, escapades, adventurer, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: africa, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 8K
Duma (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: wild animal, lion, rescue, bully, family relations, cheetah, adventure, adventurer, adolescence, escapades, youth, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 1K
Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: intrigue, ship, kidnapping, escapades, adventurer, betrayal, rescue, adventure, rivalry, dishonesty, orphan, failed attempt ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Happy Valley (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder. The same events were also dramatised in the feature film White Mischief, which was released seven ...
Plot: corporal punishment, horse riding, girl, horse, father daughter relationship, african, cheetah, cruelty, murder, teacher, school, governess ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, opposites attract, human spirit, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 20th century, 1910s
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
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 161
Born Free (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The adventures of two married game wardens in Kenya. George Adamson and Diana Muldaur live with their adopted lioness Elsa the Lioness, where they protect the animals in the surrounding area from all sorts of danger, both natural and human.
Style: wild
Plot: lion, lion cub, poacher, wildlife, nature, jungle, animal rights
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of indomitable Kuki Gallmann, the film tells of a beautiful and inquisitive woman who had the courage to escape from her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the African wilderness with her son, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fighting the system, pregnancy, rebellion, wilderness, family problems, family relations, society, parents and children, animal life, husband wife relationship, car accident, poacher ...
Place: africa, kenya, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: terminal illness, jungle, butterfly, adventure, family relations, parents and children, family life, disability, tragic hero, single parent, child illness, rain forest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, latin america, central america, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 227
Dust (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, obsession, boss and employee, interracial relations, sexual abuse, farm, power relations, family relations, strong female presence, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 243
East of Sudan (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A British soldier escapes from 1880s Khartoum and goes down the Nile river with a fellow soldier, a governess and the daughter of an emir.
Plot: governess, tribe, crocodile, native tribe, british army, young girl, teenage girl, smoking, armory, insult, rhinoceros, hiding ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sudan, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
Style: semi serious, emotional, touching, feel good
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, child in peril, friends, animal life, family life, wilderness, friendship, adoption, adventurer, getting home, hopes, family ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: exciting, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, movie business, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, friends, hunting, animal attack, filmmaking, racial slur ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 1K
Windwalker (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: indigenous people, kidnapping, death, snow, twins, missing son, wolf, mountain, wind, culture clash, americana, family tradition ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, orphan, survival, tragedy, human nature, culture clash, isolation, escapades, adventurer, youth, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Kenya
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There's a big drought in Africa. Food and water are scarce. 90,000 wild baboons suddenly start attacking humans and eating them in order to survive. Some people find themselves being hunted by the starving monkeys and must do whatever they can ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: baboon, monkey, drought, old man, hiding, rhinoceros, oil, plane crash, hunter, animal attack, siege, love interest ...
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.7
 173
Jungle Erotic (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young women have an adventure in the African jungle - where they are harassed by gentle men, and wild monkeys.
Style: erotic
Plot: sex orgy, spider, girl, menage a trois, lion, elephant, sex scene, topless, machete, unrequited love, female nudity, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 784
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, survival, estrangement, confined, isolation, family life, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%