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Black Sails (2014)
 8.2
 90K
Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: pirate, adventure, gold, swashbuckler, treasure, pirate ship, captain, island, bare breasts, killings, treasure hunt, graphic violence, seduction, mistrust, escapades, power struggle, survival, ship, danger, hot and sexy, crimes, leader, rivals, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and captivating films and TV series with plots about adventure, escapades, danger, rivalry, heroes, adventurer and sword fight mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Black Sails: Vikings (2013), Treasure Island (2012), Klondike (2014), Game of Thrones (2011), Crossbones (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, colourful, entertaining, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: ship, adventure, pirate, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, treasure, gold, ocean or sea, british empire, captain, boat, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 402K
Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, battles, norse mythology, legends and myths, heroic, historical character, king, tough heroes, heroes, rise to the top, viking ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Treasure Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Treasure Island is a two-part British television miniseries adaptation of the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was made by BSkyB and first shown in the United Kingdom on Sky1 on 1–2 January 2012. The screenplay was by Stewart ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, epic, stylized ...
Plot: treasure hunt, island, expedition, pirate, treasure map, ship, adventure, adventurer, heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 6K
Klondike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 274 min.
Story: The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel west during the Klondike Gold Rush. Along the way they "must navigate harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, adventure, crimes, adventurer, greed, friendship, gold, wilderness, escapades, intrigue, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 9.3
 1.7M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, epic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: dragon, intrigue, king, fantasy world, adventure, incest, political intrigue, betrayal, rivalry, royal family, imaginary, killings ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 7K
Crossbones (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, realistic
Plot: pirate, adventure, notoriety, danger, escapades, crimes, rivalry, outlaw, criminal, island, terrorizing, treasure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 62K
Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: captivating, exciting, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, forbidden love, adventure hero, rivalry, escapades, danger, strong violent content, adventure, strong sexual content, royal family, martial arts ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, beijing china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, battle, swashbuckler, adventure, captain, immortality, adventurer, treasure hunt, battles ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, spain, caribbean, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, against the odds, human spirit, survival, on the run, escapades, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 20K
The Musketeers (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes in the truest and most abiding sense – men that can be trusted and believed in to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense
Plot: musketeer, adventure, swords and armor, king, heroic mission, duel, danger, state affairs, partners, escapades, queen, french ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 4K
Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ship, sea, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, whale, captain, ocean or sea, adventure, danger, deadly, friendship, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Liechtenstein
Duration: 120 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: island, pirate, rape, torture, lighthouse, survival, adventure, confined, danger, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
60%
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: pirate, stowaway, pirate ship, ocean or sea, child in peril, sword fight, sailing ship, sailboat, kidnapping, escapades, danger, ship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: jamaica, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cutthroat Island (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ocean or sea, battles, pirate ship, rivalry, ship, map, escapades, daring rescue, danger, island ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Treasure Island (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins, while running the Benbow Inn with his mother, meets Captain Billy Bones, who dies at the inn while it is beseiged by buccaneers led by Blind Pew. Jim and his mother fight off the attackers and discover Billy Bones' treasure ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, surprise ending, cult film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, treasure, treasure hunt, treasure map, ship, heroes, mutiny, adventure, danger, daring rescue, adventurer, obsessive quest ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: israel, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
Style: epic, sexy, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gladiator, roman empire, rebellion, ancient rome, battles, slavery, sword fight, gory, warrior, sword and sandal, rebel, strong sexual content ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century b.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 1K
Gold (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Canada, the summer of 1898. A group of German settlers travel towards the far north in covered wagons with packhorses and their few possessions in tow. The seven travellers set off from Ashcroft, the final railway station. Along with their leader, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, old west, adventure, adventurer, danger, escapades, wilderness, desert, human nature, brutality, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.9
 224
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gold, treasure hunt, adventurer, femme fatale, adventure, escapades, danger, ocean or sea, beach, island, ship, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, light ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, treasure hunt, danger, rivalry, escapades, island, village, infidelity, gold, greed, swashbuckler ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
 7.0
 233
Kidnapped (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck. Attempting to claim ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: orphan, kidnapping, heroes, rescue, danger, adventurer, good versus evil, pirate, escapades, rivalry, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 10K
Neverland (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a priceless, some believe, magical ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mysterious place, orphan, danger, young heroes, fairy, native, escapades, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, 18th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 248
Hero's Island (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family shipwrecked on an island must deal with escaped convicts and pirates.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, pirate, battles, murder, deadly, society, danger, crimes, immigrants, mysterious character, religions or cults, child in peril ...
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 881
Sea Wolf (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: ship, adventure, survival, expedition, isolation, sea disaster, danger, writer's life, escapades, self discovery, captain, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 1K
Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, adventurer, daring rescue, rescue, adventure, rebelliousness, uninhibited rivalry, good versus evil, escapades, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotshot hero, soldier, rivalry, heroic mission, political unrest, danger, escapades, daring rescue, investigation, state affairs, adventurer, war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: rebellion, injustice, rivalry, escapades, adventure, danger, adventurer, heroes, against the odds, island, army, seductress ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 513
Moonfleet (2013)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An adaptation of J Meade Falkner’s 1898 swashbuckling novel. A young man craving adventure joins a gang of smugglers in search of Blackbeard's diamond
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, epic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventurer, treasure hunt, heroes, unlikely partners, rivalry, escapades, dishonesty, adventure, youth, cons and scams, against the odds, family ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.
Style: exciting, humorous, twists and turns, captivating, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, legendary, supernatural, sword fight, treasure, cannibalism, swashbuckler, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, magical ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%