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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: wilderness, adventure, danger, escapades, journalism, forces of nature, racism, society, evacuation, catastrophe, opening a door, old man, tragedy, blonde, death, cadillac, helicopter pilot, pilot, volcano, volcanic eruption, lake, geologist, mountain, helicopter, 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, heroes, survival, forces of nature and wilderness mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like St. Helens: The Aviator (1985), Never Cry Wolf (1983), Follow the River (1995), Call of the Wild (1992), Landslide (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.5
 941
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
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, dangerous animal, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, human spirit, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, inuit, wolf, arctic, biologist, survival, mouse, forces of nature, environmentalism, animal life, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, kidnapping, wilderness, survival, adventure, captivity, culture clash, confined, danger, escapades, missing person, americana ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, adventure, adventurer, daring rescue, survival, family, treasure hunt, danger, escapades, heroes, pets, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 4.2
 269
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: serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, adventure, save the day, survival, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, pregnancy, chases and races, rescue, snake ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: safari, elephant, adventure, obsession, wilderness, friendship, danger, movie business, escapades, society, friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: survival, coming of age, wilderness, friendship, summer, guide, nature, adventure, youth, danger, camp, lake or river ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: exciting, captivating, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, forces of nature, survival, wolf, dangerous animal, epic battle, animal, animal life, wilderness, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1969
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: survival, leadership, wilderness, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, ghost, getting home ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, adventure, save the day, danger, escapades, chaos, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, heroic mission, chases and races, heroes, burned alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 438
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: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: ship, survival, ocean or sea, danger, shipwreck, whale, adventure, escapades, dangerous animal, orphan, forces of nature, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: pets, survival, wilderness, starvation, adventure, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades, fish out of water, human spirit, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Apocalypse (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this epic disaster film of faith, a mother and father search for their only child as a giant asteroid headed for Earth triggers a series of apocalyptic events.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, race against time, forces of nature, missing child, danger, escapades, save the world, parents and children, heroes, space and aliens, chaos ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 289
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, dead children, forest, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, in the woods, adventure, danger, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, village, daring rescue, adventure, redemption, danger, escapades, hopes, drug dealing, getting home, race against time, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rebellion, adventurer, island, injustice, adventure, against the odds, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, framed for murder, interracial sex ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, exciting, tense
Plot: adventure, prophecy, jungle, obsessive quest, supernatural romance, spirituality, conspiracy, romance, heroic mission, escapades, clergy, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 467
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: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: beach, island, forbidden love, danger, adventure, parent child relationship, escapades, opposites attract, love affair, parents and children, injustice, love and romance ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.0
 179
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, adventure, island, adventurer, ship, sunken treasure, greed, treasure, sailing, gold bar, paranoia ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 50K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, expedition, survival, forces of nature, ocean or sea, isolation, family relations, danger, escapades, parents and children, deathtrap, underwater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, leadership, survival, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, heroes, battles, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 229
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: forces of nature, ship, danger, escapades, ocean or sea, survival, inventions and discoveries, battles, helicopter, coast guard, fisherman, fishing boat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 110
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, wilderness, survival, isolation, parents and children, adventure, pregnant, danger, escapades, family relations, forces of nature, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, surreal
Plot: wilderness, boy, tragedy, orphan, adventure, adventurer, young heroes, survival, human nature, culture clash, isolation, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Drama
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: serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, nature, bear, adventure, family life, danger, small town, rocky mountains, log cabin, family relations, family, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 143
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, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: hurricane, forces of nature, adventure, danger, escapades, rescue, chases and races, heroes, u.s. air force, destruction, submarine, boat ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, dangerous animal, adventure, isolation, wilderness, danger, escapades, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 699
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: captivating, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: island, adventure, survival, teaching the ways of the world, deserted island, isolation, confined, power relations, buddies, moral dilemma, interracial relations, racism ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 668
Stormforce (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Na een ‘incidentje’ tijdens een receptie voor de hoogste legertop wordt duiker Rick Symons naar het 40ste Search and Rescue smaldeel in Koksijde gestuurd. Rick wordt er opgenomen in een even competente als aparte Sea King crew. Zijn grootste ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, danger, adventure, heroes, hotshot hero, lone wolves, escapades, partners, power relations, demotion, mission gone awry, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: desert, adventure, adventurer, prison, treasure hunt, kidnapping, escapades, missing person, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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