Movies like Where the River Runs Black

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Where the River Runs Black (1986)
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Where the River Runs Black (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, dolphins, feral child, priest, teenage life, adventure, vengeance, youth, heroes, reincarnation, clergy, orphan, wizards and magicians, graphic violence, adoption, legends and myths, adventurer, murder, danger, society, escapades, coming of age, rivalry, child in peril, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america

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Most similar movies to Where the River Runs Black

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, heroes, rivalry, adventurer and jungle mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Where the River Runs Black: Follow the River (1995), Shandra: The Jungle Girl (1999), The Emerald Forest (1985), Daughter of the Sun God (1962), Secret of the Cave (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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%
Shandra: The Jungle Girl (1999)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of the South American jungle, a legendary creature known only as “Shandra” has been attacking men by the light of the full moon. But this extraordinary invader inflicts pleasure rather than pain!
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: jungle, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly creature, deadly, femme fatale, adventure, danger, strong sexual content, sexploitation, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, adoption, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, tribe, amazon, rain forest, deforestation, adventure, amazon rainforest ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Daughter of the Sun God (1962)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This adventure chronicles the exploits of an author/explorer on a trip to Peru to hunt for the missing uncle of his pretty young companion. Her archaeologist uncle disappeared while searching for a lost Incan city that he found upon an ancient map. ...
Style: serious
Plot: jungle, rivalry, escapades, crimes, adventure, danger, inventions and discoveries, treasure hunt, adventurer, heroes, mountain, gang ...
Time: 60s
Place: south america, peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Secret of the Cave (2006)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young American boy spends his summer in Ireland and solves the mystery that captivates the entire village. Driven by curiosity and his own search for meaning in life, he faces his fears and discovers the Secret of the Cave.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, young heroes, supernatural, adventure, cave, legends and myths, miraculous event, family, youth, escapades, parents and children, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: treasure, escapades, inventions and discoveries, disorder, jungle, imaginary kingdom, fish out of water, desert, treasure hunt, island, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Dead Lands (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: against the odds, survival, adventure, heroes, vengeance, youth, danger, rivalry, master warrior, gory, deadly, warrior ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 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: atmospheric, epic, exciting, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, leadership, hopes, danger, dishonesty, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Letter for the King (2008)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young Tiuri has to pass the final test before before being knighted by king Dagonaut. He has to pass a night in the chapel, what is suddenly disturbed by a strangers request of help. With his decision to help the stranger, Tiuri abandons his given ...
Style: entertaining, sincere, feel good, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, knight, obsessive quest, escapades, heroes, danger, rivalry, friendship, youth, family, fight ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
River of Death (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, adventurer, betrayal, mad scientist, chase, investigation, vengeance, heroic mission, daring rescue, treasure hunt, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, year 1965, 1940s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: south america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 131
Klondike Fever (1980)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This movie chronicles Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic
Plot: danger, escapades, clergy, adventure, society, friends, survival, wilderness, heroes, graphic violence, prostitute, anti semitism ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century
Place: alaska, england, london, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Vivero Letter (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man in Central America finds his brother's murdered body. It turns out that his brother has been murdered because he knows the whereabouts of a lost city in the jungle. The man teams up with a search expedition and goes off to hunt for these ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: jungle, lost city, murder, betrayal, dishonesty, escapades, adventure, chases and races, chase, graphic violence, adventurer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.0
 79
Tusks (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roger Singh is an animal poacher with hate in his heart, and revenge on his mind. Embittered by a recent stint in prison, Singh returns to the forbidden ivory trade only to lock horns with new game warden and former friend Mark Smith, whose ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: animal life, adventure, rivalry, revenge, ex convict, ladies man, nudity (full frontal - brief), naked woman, poacher, elephant, monkey, female nudity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In Gold We Trust (2010)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of adventurers make off with 600 kilograms of gold in Guyana, but when their helicopter crashes in the jungle, gold fever takes over.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, adventurer, adventure, heist, jungle, chases and races, crime gone awry, escapades, survival, gang, human nature, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on James Redfield's worldwide best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy is a spiritual adventure film chronicling the discovery of ancient scrolls in the rainforests of Peru. The prophecy and its nine key insights predict a worldwide ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious
Plot: prophecy, jungle, obsessive quest, heroic mission, society, heroes, danger, escapades, supernatural, clergy, search, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Treasure Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany
Duration: 186 min.
Story: A terrible storm is raging the night it all begins - with a knock on the door. 17-year-old Jim Hawkins helps his widowed mother run their little tavern on the coast of 19th century England. When the door is opened they are startled by a sight that ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, intense, talky
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: pirate, treasure map, ship, treasure hunt, adventurer, young heroes, daring rescue, heroes, obsessive quest, rebelliousness, youth, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Huck and the King of Hearts (1994)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking place in the 1990's, Huck and his card shark friend, Jim, travel from California to Nevada searching for Huck's long-lost grandpa. Along the way, a deceived card player chases the two across the states with his two, less ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dangerous animal, orphan, chase, on the road, family life, interracial relations, cons and scams, americana, friends, animal life, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nevada, missouri, mississippi, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Treasure Guards (2011)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a dig in the remote Jordanian desert, maverick archaeologist Victoria Carter (Anna Friel) discovers an ancient scroll buried in the ruins of an old temple. It is encrypted with the location of the long lost Seal of Solomon, which, according to ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating
Plot: desert, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, heroes, rivalry, danger, escapades, legends and myths, chases and races, archaeologist, archeological dig ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.6
 2K
Tai-Pan (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film begins following the British victory of the first Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading ...
Style: serious, realistic, epic
Plot: british colonial, rivalry, historical event, interracial relations, ambition, heroes, dishonesty, adventurer, adventure, master warrior, rise to the top, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: hong kong, china, asia, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 920
Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostage, hostages, treasure hunt, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the Tupinambás, and in spite of his trial to convince them ...
Style: realistic, serious, dark humor, rough, suspenseful
Plot: adventurer, escapades, society, politics, danger, deadly, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, destiny, battles, adventure ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 386
Winterhawk (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Smallpox plagues Chief Winterhawk's tribe. He seeks cure from the white men, who in turn, in fear of getting the smallpox, kill two of his companions. Winterhawk comes back to kidnap a girl and her brother from the white men's settlement, ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, confined, escapades, society, crimes, rivalry, adventure, heroes, hostages, graphic violence, betrayal, danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 587
Amazon (1999)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Amazon was a syndicated television show created by Peter Benchley. It was developed by Canadian production companies Alliance Atlantis Communications & WIC Entertainment and German company Beta Film GmbH. The 22 episodes of the series were in ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: air disaster, adventure, jungle, amazon tribe, forces of nature, survival, rescue, escapades, down on your luck, danger, dangerous animal, survivor ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Slade Collins and the Tree of Life (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Story: Slade Collins and The Tree Of Life is an adventure film that explores ancient Iroquois folklore. The story follows a relic hunter named Slade Collins who is employed by a museum caretaker to find Dr. Winters, a renowned anthropologist who has gone ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: heroes, treasure hunt, adventure, tough heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger, missing person, track down, parents and children, chases and races, adventurer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 774
Sheena (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sheena is an American action-adventure/fantasy television series which was produced for first-run syndication from 2000 to 2002. Based upon the comic book character Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, which previously spawned a popular 1950s TV series of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, sexy, wild
Plot: jungle, adventure, animal life, escapades, rivalry, danger, feral child, female warrior, strong female presence, heroes, orphan, strong female lead ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Last Flight Out (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hot-shot pilot Dan Hogan is sent deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue missionary doctor Ann Williams. Caught between innocent villagers and a ruthless drug lord, Ann won't abandon the people she has come to love.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: village, jungle, human spirit, daring rescue, adventure, redemption, hopes, race against time, danger, society, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.6
 234
Wasteland (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a group of religious zealots destroy everything that he loves and leaves him for dead; A man embarks on a journey of revenge that will take him through all the post-apocalyptic dangers that is WASTELAND.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, futuristic
Plot: vigilantism, apocalypse, vengeance, adventure, danger, rivalry, chaos, reincarnation, crimes, deadly, escapades, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Crown and the Dragon (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a war-torn country that is plagued by a vicious dragon, Elenn, an arrogant, young noblewoman, accompanies her aunt on a mission to bring an ancient relic to the secret coronation of the rightful king.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, sincere, feel good
Plot: dragon, heroic mission, adventurer, adventure, imaginary kingdom, wizards and magicians, imaginary, on the road, danger, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo (1998)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Ukraine, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this globe-trotting adventure, Marco Polo (Don Diamont) plays the famous 13th Century explorer who sets out from Italy to find his missing father, and along the way finds danger, excitement, and amazing discoveries at every turn. The supporting ...
Style: epic, sentimental, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, rivalry, state affairs, escapades, good versus evil, heroes, adventurer, obsessive quest, romance, master warrior, world spanning, adventure ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 195
Kim (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's novel.
Style: semi serious
Plot: young heroes, escapades, family, orphan, daring rescue, adventurer, adventure, state affairs, child in peril, political unrest, heroic mission, culture clash ...
Place: india, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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