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St. Helens (1981)
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, racism, journalism, danger, society, forces of nature, escapades, evacuation, wilderness, mountain, volcano, blonde, death, pilot, old man, african american, tragedy, geologist, sheriff, lake, helicopter, resort, fire, reporter, explosion ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: oregon, washington state

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about escapades, danger, adventure, survival, heroes, wilderness and forces of nature mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like St. Helens: The Aviator (1985), Follow the River (1995), Never Cry Wolf (1983), Landslide (2005), Wolf Totem (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, kidnapping, survival, wilderness, adventure, crimes, confined, americana, heroes, missing person, captivity, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, mouse, arctic, wolf, biologist, inuit, survival, rescue, adventurer, teaching the ways of the world, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.2
 270
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, save the day, escapades, adventure, chases and races, danger, survival, race against time, pregnancy, heroes, father son relationship, explosion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.7
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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: captivating, exciting, touching, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: wolf, adventure, forces of nature, survival, deadly, animal life, wilderness, society, danger, culture clash, teaching the ways of the world, escapades ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1967
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, realistic, serious, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: elephant, safari, obsession, adventure, wilderness, danger, escapades, friendship, obsessive quest, friends, showbiz, polish ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, exciting
Plot: adventure, dangerous animal, escapades, forces of nature, coming of age, danger, youth, survival, rivalry, ocean or sea, ship, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, captivating, uplifting, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: wilderness, starvation, survival, pets, escapades, chases and races, fish out of water, danger, disorder, human spirit, confined, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, exciting, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: village, jungle, crimes, hopes, danger, drug dealing, human spirit, heroes, society, religions or cults, chases and races, cause and meaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: exciting, feel good, suspenseful, serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, friendship, survival, danger, youth, guide, nature, summer, camp, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, escapades, contests and competitions, adventure, adventurer, survival, friendship, rivalry, daring rescue, friends, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: england, canada, london, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 2K
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 ⇓
56%
Fire from Below (2009)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Digging at a nearby cave, a careless industrialist unearths a vein of pure base Lithium and inadvertently brings it to the surface, where the Lithium combusts when coming into contact with water and begins to wreak havoc on the country side.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, escapades, adventure, heroic mission, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, save the day, chases and races, heroes, danger, race against time, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, boy, tragedy, human nature, survival, isolation, adventurer, young heroes, escapades, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, island, resort, survival, volcanic eruption, volcano, escape, danger, love triangle, infidelity, chases and races, adventure ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Wet Gold (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wet Gold is the story of a young woman (Laura), who works as a waitress in a cafe. Laura stumbles across a drunk elderly man (Sampson), who fills her with exciting stories of a boat that went down with millions in gold. Although Laura's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, danger, alcohol abuse, store, escapades, adventure, ocean or sea, beach, love triangle, femme fatale, adventurer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Master of Dragonard Hill (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 18th-century British Caribbean colony of St. Joseph's, decadent and hedonistic aristocrats rule with an iron fist and terrorize slaves and suspected criminals with a painful whip called the "dragonard."
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: rebellion, rivalry, adventure, escapades, adventurer, heroes, against the odds, island, danger, injustice, governor, violence ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, deadly, heroes, rivals, adventure, forces of nature, dangerous animal, confined, leadership, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, nature, survival, animal life, small town life, family life, small town, family relations, adventure, daring rescue, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: battles, ocean or sea, escapades, forces of nature, inventions and discoveries, ship, danger, survival, fisherman, sinking boat, man overboard, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Apocalypse Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a former Special Ops commando visits Pompeii, his wife and daughter are trapped as Mt. Vesuvius erupts with massive force. While his family fights to survive the deadly onslaught of heat and lava, he enlists his former teammates in a daring ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, race against time, family in danger, heroes, special agents, chaos and mayhem, escapades, chases and races, forces of nature, daring rescue, underground, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 476
Hurricane (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of the desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and a beautiful American painter, against the will of her father, the powerful governor of the island. Amid this man-made tension comes a powerful hurricane so devastating, the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: beach, forbidden love, island, escapades, love and romance, parents and children, adventure, love affair, injustice, danger, opposites attract, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: tense, exciting, serious
Plot: adventure, jungle, prophecy, society, supernatural, obsessive quest, heroes, supernatural romance, hopes, escapades, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
2012: Ice Age (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ecological disaster, ice age, race against time, survival, escapades, chases and races, adventure, family relations, forces of nature, danger, family in danger, evacuation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
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Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, danger, isolation, deathtrap, family relations, water, underground, cave, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 300
Edge of Honor (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of scouts stumble onto a cache of stolen weapons hidden in a forest. They meet up with a girl and get involved with the men who originally stole the weapons. The men try to shoot the scouts every time - but are thwarted at the end.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, dead children, forest, adventure, confined, heroes, criminal's revenge, deadly, good versus evil, rivalry, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: culture clash, danger, self discovery, amateur detective, idealism, survival, interracial relations, adventure, unlikely partners, hopes, war, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 616
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: serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, arctic, inuit, survival, social differences, society, lovers reunited, animal life, isolation, wilderness, destiny, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 718
Man Friday (1975)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
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: realistic, biting, serious, captivating
Plot: island, buddies, fish out of water, survival, moral dilemma, isolation, power relations, interracial relations, confined, racism, escapades, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%