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Pancho Barnes (1988)
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Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: adventure, heroes, feminism, ambition, adventurer, social differences, society, social relations, aviation, aviator, pilot, female pilot
Time: 20s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and exciting films with plots about adventure, heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger, society and ambition mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Pancho Barnes: The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), Marco Polo (2007), The Red Tent (1969), Adventures of Zatoichi (1964), The Arena (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: aerial combat, haunted by the past, heroes, rivalry, friendship, ambition, introspection, human nature, society, starting over, filmmaking, midlife crisis ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: california, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A telling of the story of the famous U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart who attempted to fly solo around the world in 1937. She disappeared during the process.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: feminism, gender, escapades, ambition, pilot, around the world, navigator, female pilot, photograph, husband wife relationship, airplane, radio ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, betrayal, heroes, leadership, battles, rivalry, adventure, master warrior, haunted by the past, conquering, rise to the top, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: asia, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 1K
Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, adventure, danger, culture clash, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, vengeance, survival, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: survival, leadership, danger, adventurer, escapades, disgraced, forces of nature, daring rescue, getting home, adventure, ghost, heroes ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village leader who has disappeared. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another young woman who is trying to help her ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, village, new year's eve, sword, deadly, gangsters, dishonesty, heroes, escapades, missing person, murder, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.8
 582
The Arena (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an age of Gladiators, the power that was Rome held its empire together with the might of its armies, the sweat and tears of its conquests, and the cheers and bloodlust of its citizens - glorified in the deadly spectacle of The Arena. Stolen from ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, remake of cult film
Plot: state affairs, contests and competitions, corrupted ruler, danger, ambition, survival, rebellion, rivalry, roman empire, captivity, rebelliousness, dishonesty ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Samson and Delilah (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Samson and Delilah tv movie
Style: epic, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: bible, redemption, society, adventure, hopes, legends and myths, superhuman powers, tragic hero, religions or cults, heroes, superhero, betrayal ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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570
 6.1
 610
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: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: friendship, friends, adventurer, human spirit, escapades, reluctant partners, hopes, forces of nature, adventure, forgery, survival, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Treasure Raiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: treasure hunt, chase, danger, adventurer, obsessive quest, adventure, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, urban, rivalry, kung fu fighting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, treasure hunt, crimes, obsessive quest, heroes, rescue, bounty hunter, adventurer, rivalry, chase, chases and races, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 1K
Sahara (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: desert, adventurer, rivalry, treasure hunt, danger, prison, missing person, kidnapping, dishonesty, heroes, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 401
Kidnapped (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. When staunch Stuart dynasty supporter Alan Breck Stewart ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, escapades, crimes, pirate, danger, missing person, heroes, corrupted ruler, state affairs, adventure, confined, ship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 3K
The Flyboys (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: stowaway, danger, chases and races, nosy, save the day, adventure, young heroes, small town life, gangsters, teenage life, heroes, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 927
The Horsemen (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their clans is determined less by wealth or even military power ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: ambition, contests and competitions, self discovery, humble, heroes, downfall, redemption, coming of age, village life, parents and children, family relations, village ...
Time: 70s
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, martial arts, amazon, sword fight, gladiator, female warrior, heroic mission, master warrior, adventure, feminism, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A USGS scientist attempts to convince his boss and the residents of Angel Falls, California that a nearby volcano is about to erupt.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: skiing, chaos, race against time, danger, evacuation, resort, heroes, forces of nature, save the day, chases and races, escapades, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, escapades, daring rescue, forces of nature, save the day, danger, opposites attract, isolation, confined, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Xingu (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a ...
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, adventure, escapades, society, native, tribe, jungle, indian tribe, expedition, plane crash
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: adventure, martial arts, heist, revolution, samurai, rivalry, betrayal, society, crimes, master warrior, dishonesty, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Running Scared (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, spy, boat chase, manhunt, swamp, escape, cold war, chase, adventure, escapades, chases and races, espionage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Breed Apart (1984)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A conservationist and a widow meet a mountain climber hired to steal bald-eagle eggs.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: eagle, rock climbing, heroic mission, escapades, environmentalism, wilderness, isolation, mysterious character, adventure, danger, heroes, animal life ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beyond the Next Mountain (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of how the Gospel of John changed the course of history for a tribe of headhunters.
Style: rough, realistic, captivating, serious, christian film
Plot: leadership, heroes, religions or cults, hopes, war, escapades, adventure, society, opposites attract, missionary, japanese army, university student ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: battles, soldier, folk hero, heroes, leadership, danger, military, escapades, adventure, female nudity, fear, army ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gone with the Bullets (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: China, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in 1920s Shanghai, Ma Zouri and Xiang Feitian establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition. All of the city's elite attend the gala event, but when Wanyan Ying unexpectedly wins, it sets into motion a series of tragic ...
Style: serious, stylized, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: contests and competitions, love and romance, artists and showbiz, ambition, rivalry, partners, nightlife, love affair, nightclub, urban, society, prostitute ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Viking Sagas (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film chronicles a long-ago time when men relied not on their intellect to make points, but on their swords. A mythical warrior ('Ralf Moeller (I)') wanders the snow-capped landscapes of the North territories on an arduous quest for ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, epic, realistic
Plot: rivalry, danger, battles, vikings, love affair, heroes, obsessive quest, escapades, heroic mission, master warrior, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Way of the Dragon 2 (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A classic tribute to a legendary Kung-Fu master. The high-powered action and deadly fistfights don’t let up for a moment. When all the chips are down, the Dragon Master will prevail!
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, adventure, interracial relations, vengeance, rivalry, discrimination, society, righting the wronged, tough heroes, chinaman, violence ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Return of Masseur Ichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Returning to the village where a year before he had killed Hirate, a much-admired opponent, Zatoichi encounters another swordsman and former rival in love: his own brother. He must face in combat not only the pursuing retainers but his own ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, protecting from truth, master warrior, escapades, mental illness, one man army, lone wolves, adventure, buried truth, village, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 2K
Gulaab Gang (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A fearless woman fights social injustice; creating a sanctuary for abused women and battling a crooked politician.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: feminism, fighting the system, social decay, hopes, injustice, ambition, political corruption, gender, society, rebelliousness, against the odds, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: samurai, crimes, lone wolves, escapades, kidnapping, danger, family in danger, martial arts, one man army, village, master warrior, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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