Movies like Anything to Survive

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Anything to Survive (1990)
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Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: survival, island, family relations, wilderness, rescue, catastrophe, adventure, ship, confined, danger, getting home, family in danger, forces of nature, environmentalism, isolation, escapades, siblings relations, showbiz, battle zone, shipwreck, snow, sister sister relationship, divorce, sailboat, storm ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa

Most similar movies to Anything to Survive

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about escapades, survival, adventure, danger, forces of nature, wilderness and catastrophe mostly in Adventure, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Anything to Survive: To Brave Alaska (1996), Never Cry Wolf (1983), The Aviator (1985), Rugged Gold (1994), Stranded (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, catastrophe, rescue, snowstorm, confined, heroes, babies and infants, escapades, danger, forces of nature, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
93%
 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 ⇓
88%
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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 ⇓
85%
 6.5
 702
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, survival, danger, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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 ⇓
77%
Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: isolation, survival, island, adventure, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, confined, pets, cannibalism, slavery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 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 ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
58%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, desert island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, destiny, danger, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, escapades, rescue, child in peril, heroes, danger, heroic mission, survival, freeway, collapse, earthquake
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
51%
 6.2
 481
St. Helens (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, escapades, evacuation, racism, forces of nature, wilderness, danger, society, journalism, resort, reporter ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: washington state, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
49%
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Blue Fin (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the children's novel by celebrated South Australian author 'Colin Thiele' , this is an emotional father and son story about tuna fishing of Southern Blue Fin tuna in South Australia's Port Lincoln fishing district. ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, danger, rescue, young heroes, family, youth, escapades, adventure, coming of age, ship, friendship, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
47%
 6.4
 810
Man Friday (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday ...
Style: suspense, captivating, biting, realistic, serious
Plot: island, survival, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, racism, fish out of water, isolation, moral dilemma, escapades, adventure, power relations, buddies ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 5K
Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the ...
Style: sweet, light, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, survival, family relations, danger, rescue, siblings relations, escapades, parents and children, mountain, polar bear, pilot, air disaster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
 6.6
 21K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, coming of age, storm at sea, catastrophe, adventure, friendship, survival, 15 year old, danger, escapades, ocean or sea, sailboat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: south america, cuba, connecticut, florida, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
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The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, catastrophe, natural disaster, rescue, weatherman, male camaraderie, sea disaster, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, portugal, boston, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, danger, adventure, mischievous children, orphan, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 238K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, isolation, wolf, dangerous animal, air disaster, snow, male camaraderie, stranded, danger, death, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
36%
The Sea Gypsies (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man and a woman and 3 children start to sail around the world. They are shipwrecked near an uninhabited isle. This island is full of wild animals and it is very dangerous for them in the begining. They live through a lot of wonderful adventure ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: stowaway, island, wilderness, survival, pelican, shipwreck, confined, family, daring rescue, pirate, youth, adventurer ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%