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Flight from Ashiya (1964)
 5.5
 476
Flight from Ashiya (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors from a murderous storm-tossed sea. As they head for their location, the film flashes back to chronicle the pasts of each pilot to make clear their mixed feelings about their upcoming assignment.
Style: exciting, sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: survival, adventure, airplane, ship, heroes, ocean or sea, danger, haunted by the past, heroic mission, chases and races, forces of nature, isolation, escapades, race against time, daring rescue, catastrophe, shipwreck, pilot, avalanche, storm, helicopter, flying, cafe, interracial romance, algerian ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, the philippines

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Most similar movies to Flight from Ashiya

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about danger, escapades, adventure, heroes, survival, catastrophe and rescue mostly in Drama, Adventure and War genres. Some movies like Flight from Ashiya: The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Hellfighters (1968), Deadliest Sea (2009), Titanic II (2010), The Whale (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, survival, airplane, pilot, thirst, sahara, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, middle east, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 5K
Hellfighters (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The adventures of oil well fire specialist Chance Buckman (based on real-life Red Adair), who extinguishes massive fires in oil fields around the world.
Style: sentimental, rough, exciting, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, oil, family relations, heroes, dangerous, daring rescue, adventure, race against time, love interest, heroic mission, danger, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, texas, malaysia, houston texas, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.8
 235
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, danger, inventions and discoveries, ocean or sea, forces of nature, ship, rescue, coast guard, man overboard, battles, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 1.6
 11K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspense, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, ship, tsunami, sinking ship, survival, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, escapades, danger, race against time, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 465
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: captivating, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: whale, survival, adventure, danger, dangerous animal, shipwreck, escapades, ship, rescue, lost at sea, isolation, hunting ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.6
 1K
Japan Sinks (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Japan sinks! Proving once again that Japan will never cease to find inventive ways to destroy itself on screen, this summer's blockbuster Sinking of Japan brings apocalypse through tectonics. Based on Sakyo Komatsu's best-selling novel, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: tsunami, catastrophe, race against time, rescue, chaos, leadership, deadly, danger, head of state, escapades, love affair, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 3K
633 Squadron (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, battles, save the day, danger, military, hopes, against the odds, air raid, human spirit, heroic mission, ambition, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.9
 4K
Shogun (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga
Plot: samurai, politics, battles, shogun, adventure, master warrior, betrayal, heroes, escapades, dishonesty, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, middle ages, 1600s
Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 5K
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: touching, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forces of nature, wolf, adventure, survival, wolf pack, wilderness, animal life, society, danger, animal attack, little boy, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, drowning, underwater, catastrophe, u.s. navy, adventure, ocean or sea, survival, daring rescue, save the day, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A diverse group of individuals struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert after their passenger plane crashes.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, danger, catastrophe, graphic violence, rivals, wilderness, forces of nature, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Nature Unleashed: Earthquake (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Lithuania, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An earthquake destroys a Russian Nuclear Power plant.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disaster movie
Plot: earthquake, save the day, daring rescue, race against time, adventure, danger, forces of nature, catastrophe, graphic violence, countryside, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A team of maritime salvage workers are about to embark on a recovery dive. However the 1883 Krakatoa Volcano eruption provides more pressing problems.
Style: disaster movie, tense, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, tsunami, rescue, ship, volcano, survival, forces of nature, heroic mission, treasure hunt, parents and children, island, conspiracy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: indonesia, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 2K
The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, leadership, survival, rescue attempt, zeppelin, escapades, adventurer, daring rescue, adventure, ghost, disgraced ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, rescue, evacuation, volcano, priest, heroic mission, redemption, save the day, escapades, clergy, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 2.3
 843
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, race against time, isolation, leadership, danger, island, rebellion, heroic mission, military, rebelliousness, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 881
Sea Wolf (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: ship, adventure, survival, expedition, isolation, sea disaster, danger, writer's life, escapades, self discovery, captain, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 8K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, war, against the odds, adventure, danger, friendship, battles, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 1K
Airspeed (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When wealthy executive Raymond Stone sends out his private plane to pick up his spoiled teenage daughter, Nicole, and a pair of his top-ranking employees, disaster strikes. While the jet flies through an electrical storm, the pilot and other ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: airplane, teenage life, survival, school, parents and children, danger, heroes, race against time, daring rescue, chases and races, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: catastrophe, survival, danger, race against time, rescue, save the day, avalanche, adventure, mountain, profanity, out of the way, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 182
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: realistic, serious, exciting, tense
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, isolation, self discovery, danger, ocean or sea, social differences, castaway, tough heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.4
 112
Attack at Dawn (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eli is an Israeli soldier who manages to escape from a notorious Arab prison. He makes it back to Israel, where he finds Beno, another soldier who had spent 2 years of horror in the same prison. They organize a rescue operation against the prison. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, arab, prison, adventure, escapades, military, danger, daring rescue, heroes, confined, war, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
 165
Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, danger, rescue, heroes, escapades, adventure, chases and races, forces of nature, catastrophe, destruction, natural disaster, party ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
51%
The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: war, village, battles, adventure, anti war, village life, rescue, heroes, chaos, danger, military, society ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.7
 364
Frozen Impact (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Rutland, Vermont, Forestry Service supervisor Dan Blanchard and his wife Dr. Christy Blanchard hope life will return to normal now a transplant liver is expected for their brave son Jason (12). Daughter Marie was ordered to bring Jason to perform ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense
Plot: escapades, against the odds, child illness, survival, forces of nature, heroes, daring rescue, danger, one man army, adventure, save the day, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.
Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, submarine, sailor, shipwreck, professor, ocean or sea, chases and races, escapades, heroes, daring rescue, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 309
Hell Boats (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A war drama of motor torpedo boats which did much unsung work in WW2, but the naval battles merely provide an exciting story in which an even more special romantic drama is wrapped up.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, malta, royal navy, war, danger, island, ship, against the odds, military life, battles, military, escapades ...
Time: 60s
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, crimes, race against time, confined, escapades, danger, chases and races, hostage, hostages, fighting crime, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship, battles, military, adventure, military life, couples, rescue, danger, treason, ship captain, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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