Movies like Man Friday

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Man Friday (1975)
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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 as anything other than a savage who needs Crusoe's brand of cultural and religious enlightenment. Friday attempts to share his own more generous and unashamed culture, but ultimately realizes that Crusoe can never see him as anything but an inferior being. With that awareness, Friday sets out to turn the tables on Crusoe.
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, realistic, biting
Plot: desert island, anarchist, island, survival, adventure, racism, interracial relations, isolation, escapades, confined, moral dilemma, fish out of water, buddies, teaching the ways of the world, power relations, shipwreck, culture clash, deserted island, ship wreck
Time: 17th century

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Most similar movies to Man Friday

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films with plots about adventure, escapades, survival, danger, isolation, island and confined mostly in Drama, Adventure and Family genres. Some movies like Man Friday: Crusoe (1988), Robinson Crusoe (2003), Crusoe (2008), Robinson Crusoe (1997), Stranded (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: desert island, survival, tropical island, ocean, shipwreck, island, marooned, stranded, confined, adventure, escapades, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
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: island, survival, isolation, slavery, adventure, confined, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, pets, parrot ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Crusoe (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, baroque
Plot: island, survival, ocean, isolation, friendship, sea disaster, wisdom of life, storm, friends, wise man, escapades, shipwreck ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Shipwrecked on an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe fills his time in either building a shelter for himself, or by reminiscing about the years he spent at sea and the adventures that led him to where he is. The months roll by and the hardships ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Audience: kids
Plot: desert island, survival, island, stranded on an island, beach, marooned, pets, confined, adventure, escapades, isolation, sea disaster ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: survival, desert island, shipwreck, stranded on an island, adventure, friendship, island, ocean, destiny, jungle, adventurer, ship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: island, pirate, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, estrangement, isolation, family life, confined, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, ship, adventure, survival, lost at sea, dangerous animal, ocean, escapades, shipwreck, rescue, catastrophe, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, captivity, americana, culture clash, native american, colonialism, colonial america, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Old Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, farm, family relations, isolation, winter, nature, mountain, power relations, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, uplifting, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, pets, treasure hunt, starvation, wilderness, confined, adventure, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, forces of nature, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rescue, survival, family relations, island, wilderness, disaster, escapades, adventure, getting home, confined, environmentalism, showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: british columbia, alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Valley (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: village, battles, anti war, adventure, village life, war, chaos, society, rescue, heroes, military, german history ...
Time: 17th century, middle ages
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: forces of nature, survival, wolf, adventure, animals, wilderness, tradition versus modernity, society, nature, dog, chinese, medieval ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain, Liechtenstein, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pirates take over a lighthouse on a rocky island. They then execute a devious plan to cause ships to run aground, pillaging their wrecks. A lone member of the lighthouse crew survives, and he deperately fights their plot. A shipwrecked maiden that ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, island, remote island, torture, rape, lighthouse keeper, graphic violence, confined, escapades, adventure, survival, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: harsh, suspense, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, air disaster, airplane, pilot, adventure, disaster, aviation, thirst, isolation, airplane accident, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, sahara, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: disaster, beach, forbidden love, natural disaster, island, pacific island, parent child relationship, love and romance, adventure, opposites attract, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, melancholic
Plot: politics, adventure, ship, family problems, family relations, misfit, parents and children, hopes, state affairs, boy, illegal immigration, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, mediterranean sea, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: rebellion, island, against the odds, escapades, adventurer, heroes, adventure, rivalry, injustice, racism, pirate captain, decadence ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Inuk (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Greenland, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again.
Style: realistic, captivating, melancholic, visually appealing, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, journey, teaching the ways of the world, redemption, haunted by the past, winter, teenage life, culture, adventure, boy, indigenous people, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Courage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jason Priestley (TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Andrea Roth star in this inspirational adventure story about courage, love and the power of family. Aspiring author Robert (Priestly) organizes a quick getaway with his wife and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, island, escapades, forces of nature, family relations, shipwreck, human spirit, isolation, storm, stranded, spirituality ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, survival, animals, wilderness, pets, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 90s
Place: alaska, yukon, canada, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, castaway, ocean, adventure, sailing, survival, lone wolves, self discovery, isolation, sea, storm at sea, violence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Jungle Child (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: interracial relations, adventure, social differences, society, youth, family life, friendship, fish out of water, disorder, family in danger, culture clash, jungle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, germany, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, volcano, survival, catastrophe, society, journalism, escapades, adventure, evacuation, wilderness, forces of nature ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: oregon, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: sea, historical event, intrigue, kidnapping, ship, escapades, adventurer, betrayal, rescue, adventure, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Flight of the Grey Wolf (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A youth (Russ Hanson) attempts to re-introduce a domesticated wolf to the wild.
Style: serious, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: animals, wilderness, fish out of water, mistaken identity, escapades, on the run, survival, family, heroes, adventure, misfit, animal life ...
Time: 70s
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26%
Mysterious Island (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Mysterious Island is a Canadian television series based on Jules Verne's novel L'Île mystérieuse. It ran for one season in 1995. The beginning of the series is much as in the novel. A group of refugees attempting to escape the American ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: manipulation, leadership, adventure, mysterious character, mind game, survival, confined, mystery, hopes, escapades, disorder, experimenting ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Rugged Gold (1994)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman struggles to survive in the Alaskan frontier after separating from her family because of an earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: survival, nature, golddigger, wilderness, missing child, isolation, remarry, child in peril, disaster, catastrophe, parents and children, forces of nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: melancholic, inspirational, serious, realistic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, courage, loneliness, aviation, human spirit, adventure, forces of nature, against the odds, isolation, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 70s, 80s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Singing Women (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An island off the coast of Turkey is about to be evacuated due to a possible earthquake but its inhabitants have been stricken with a mysterious illness, consigning them to an uncertain fate.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspense, surreal ...
Plot: island, elderly, isolation, family relations, plague, dysfunctional family, parents and children, aging, confined, family problems, best friends, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%