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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, wilderness, danger, escapades, journalism, forces of nature, racism, society, evacuation, mountain, volcano, death, pilot, old man, african american, tragedy, sheriff, lake, helicopter, resort, fire, reporter, explosion, newsreel footage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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 danger, escapades, adventure, survival, heroes, wilderness and forces of nature mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like St. Helens: The Aviator (1985), Follow the River (1995), Never Cry Wolf (1983), Landslide (2005), Call of the Wild (1992). 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, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, human spirit, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, native american white relationships, adventure, captivity, culture clash, confined, danger, escapades, missing person, americana ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, touching, realistic, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, biologist, arctic, wolf, survival, inuit, mouse, forces of nature, environmentalism, animal life, 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: suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, adventure, save the day, survival, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, pregnancy, chases and races, father son relationship, snake ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, survival, treasure hunt, family, danger, escapades, heroes, pets, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: wolf, adventure, forces of nature, survival, animal, epic battle, wilderness, animal life, danger, deadly, escapades, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1967
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, touching, realistic, 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%
 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, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, leadership, adventurer, wilderness, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, ghost, getting home ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, pets, starvation, adventure, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades, fish out of water, human spirit, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 447
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: survival, ship, ocean or sea, danger, shipwreck, whale, escapades, adventure, dangerous animal, orphan, forces of nature, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: survival, coming of age, wilderness, friendship, guide, nature, summer, adventure, youth, danger, camp, lake or river ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, emotional, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, village, adventure, daring rescue, redemption, danger, escapades, hopes, drug dealing, getting home, race against time, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ 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, boy, tragedy, orphan, adventure, adventurer, young heroes, survival, human nature, culture clash, isolation, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 191
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, island, adventure, adventurer, ship, paranoia, greed, gold bar, jealousy, sailboat, treasure ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, adventure, danger, parent child relationship, escapades, opposites attract, love affair, parents and children, injustice, love and romance ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rebellion, island, adventurer, injustice, adventure, against the odds, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, scotsman, colonialism ...
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, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, dangerous animal, adventure, wilderness, isolation, danger, escapades, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, island, resort, survival, volcano, volcanic eruption, escape, race against time, adventure, romance, affair, trapped ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: 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%
 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 ⇓
46%
 5.0
 230
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: forces of nature, danger, ship, escapades, ocean or sea, survival, inventions and discoveries, battles, rescue, man overboard, sinking boat, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, feel good, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, nature, family life, adventure, small town, danger, rocky mountains, log cabin, family, family relations, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, exciting, tense
Plot: adventure, prophecy, jungle, obsessive quest, supernatural romance, conspiracy, spirituality, romance, heroic mission, escapades, clergy, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: daring rescue, race against time, chaos and mayhem, family in danger, forces of nature, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, special agents, siege, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, treasure hunt, adventurer, bounty hunter, adventure, airplane, one man army, chase, daring rescue, obsessive quest, rescue, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
 174
Hotel Colonial (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the Amazon jungle. But it's every man for himself. And ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: jungle, adventure, crimes, drug dealing, terrorism, mystery, uncover truth, mistaken identity, danger, deadly, dishonesty, fingerprint ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 51K
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, family relations, isolation, danger, parents and children, cave, deathtrap, ocean or sea, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 112
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: missing child, wilderness, survival, isolation, adventure, parents and children, danger, escapades, family relations, forces of nature, heroic mission, remarry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 148
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, exciting, realistic
Plot: hurricane, forces of nature, adventure, danger, escapades, rescue, chases and races, heroes, boat, party, submarine, u.s. air force ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%