Movies like Disappearances

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Disappearances (2006)
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Disappearances (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Quebec Bill Bohomme is a hardy schemer and dreamer, who, desperate to raise money to preserve his endangered herd through the rapidly approaching winter, resorts to whiskey-smuggling, a traditional family occupation. Quebec Bill takes his son, Wild Bill, on the journey. Also Henry Coville, an inscrutable whiskey smuggler, and Rat Kinneson, Quebec Bill's perpetually disconsolate ex-con hired man. Together, they cross the border into vast reaches of Canadian wilderness for an unforgettable four days "full of terror, full of wonder."
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: father son relationship, smuggling, adventure, parents and children, escapades, wilderness, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, dishonesty, prohibition era, whiskey, great depression, friends, family relations, manhood, money raising, criminal heroes, coming of age, native american, airplane, thief, mountain, musician, student, teacher ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: canada, vermont, usa

Most similar movies to Disappearances

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, atmospheric and touching films with plots about escapades, adventure, family relations, danger, wilderness, survival and storytelling mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Disappearances: The Timekeeper (2009), The Old Man (2012), The Hunter's Moon (1999), Prince of Central Park (2000), White Water Summer (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Timekeeper (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A l'automne 1964, la construction des 52 derniers milles du chemin de fer du Grand lac des Esclaves est en voie d'achèvement. Une bande hétéroclite de travailleurs instables, ivrognes et voleurs, est recrutée dans les tavernes par ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, offbeat
Plot: adventure, concentration camp, escapades, crimes, alcohol abuse, pursuit, outcast, corruption, theft, murder, cook, boat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 626
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, danger, wilderness, family relations, farm, elderly, isolation, deadly, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Hunter's Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Action, Romance, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A violent and dangerous tyrant who dominates the inhabitants of a mountain sees his authority threatened by the arrival of a World War I veteran and decides to hunt and kill him.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: mountain, chases and races, escapades, adventure, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, parents and children, fall in love, rivalry, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, on the run ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Prince of Central Park (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young boy sets out to find his mother. After setting up camp in Central Park, he encounters a group of people even needier than himself.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, on the run, family problems, family life, custody, homeless, central park manhattan new york city, youth, single parent, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: sincere, exciting, suspenseful, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, coming of age, youth, danger, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life, group of friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 2K
The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: amish, identity crisis, family relations, religions or cults, youth, hopes, adoption, family problems, dishonesty, last wish, family in crisis, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: racism, murder, small town, false accusation, society, small town life, dishonesty, price of justice, social relations, courtroom drama, profanity, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 701
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 ⇓
55%
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, wilderness, fishing, childhood, americana, self discovery, generation gap, family relations, coming of age, friendship, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 748
Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: youth, parents and children, interracial relations, escapades, estrangement, family relations, coming of age, defiant, family problems, self discovery, society, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 13K
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brothel, immigrants, culture clash, injustice, idealism, political corruption, dishonesty, rescue, crimes, marshal, gunfight, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1870s, 1890s, 18th century
Place: usa, asia, vietnam, wyoming, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: serious, atmospheric, contemplative, biblical
Plot: desert, adventure, escapades, religions or cults, society, devil, family problems, wilderness, prayer, praying, fasting, evil ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: survival, village, adventure, danger, wilderness, murder, crimes, on the run, eskimo indian, family life, false accusation, escapades ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 21K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, coming of age, storm at sea, catastrophe, adventure, friendship, survival, 15 year old, danger, escapades, ocean or sea, sailboat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: jamaica, connecticut, cuba, west indies, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 64K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tornado, adventure, small town, chaos, rescue, family relations, danger, teenage life, forces of nature, obsessive quest, catastrophe, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe, ...
Style: baroque, exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: musketeer, adventure, twins, royal family, lookalikes, throne, daring rescue, escapades, heroes, hopes, righting the wronged, danger ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 6K
Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, danger, human nature, parents and children, crimes, family relations, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 1K
The Horsemen (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their clans is determined less by wealth or even military power ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: ambition, village life, village, mountain, family relations, rivalry, disability, redemption, coming of age, self discovery, downfall, humble ...
Time: 70s, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: adventure, elephant, obsession, obsessive quest, wilderness, friendship, friends, danger, movie business, racial slur, filmmaking, animal attack ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, uganda, london, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Blue Butterfly (2004)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, The Blue Butterfly tells the story of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist to take ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, jungle, butterfly, adventure, family relations, family life, parents and children, tragic hero, disability, child illness, single parent, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, latin america, central america, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hank Stamper and his father, Henry, own and operate the family business by cutting and shipping logs in Oregon. The town is furious when they continue working despite the town going broke and the other loggers go on strike ordering the Stampers to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, rough, gloomy
Plot: family relations, death of brother, logging, lumberjack, small town, family problems, defiant, favoritism among siblings, parents and children, americana, troublemaker, family business ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Emperor of the North (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Hobos encounter a sadistic railway conductor that will not let anyone "ride the rails" for free.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: great depression, drifter, homeless, society, underdog, tough heroes, down on your luck, injustice, rivalry, chases and races, social misfits, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: oregon, usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, obsessive quest, escapades, airplane, chase, adventurer, survival, crimes, one man army, danger, bounty hunter ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
 354K
Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, coming-of-age, youth, loyalty, innocence, camp, courage, teenager, death ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Fire on the Amazon (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a well-known environmental researcher is murdered in the Amazon jungle, an arrogant photojournalist joins forces with a beautiful young activist to find out who is responsible. Along they way, they fall in love as they discover the men ...
Style: realistic, serious, colourful, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, deforestation, jungle, amazon, assassination, fighting the system, uncover truth, adventure, environmentalism, investigation, love, protest ...
Time: 90s
Place: bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, hostages, confined, woman in danger, danger, ransom, missing person, daring rescue ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: morocco, washington d.c., africa, usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, ku klux klan, widow, redemption, bittersweet, family relations, family in crisis, outside help, down on your luck ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1935, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Cry in the Wild (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wilderness, bear, adventure, dangerous animal, isolation, youth, danger, self discovery, survivor, boy, child in peril ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.4
 249
Inferno (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fire chief (Gunn) is investigating the cause of a string of blazes that threaten to destroy her small town, while at the same time dealing with her teen daughter's rebelliousness.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, police investigation, heroes, save the day, rebelliousness, parents and children, escapades, family relations, danger, race against time, evacuation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%