Movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989)
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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, three 12 year old friends, Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb, began filming their own shot-by-shot adaptation of the Spielberg classic in the backyards of their Mississippi homes. After 6 years, the film was ready.
Style: exciting, humorous, light, inspirational, sexy, clever, unusual plot structure, entertaining, futuristic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, good versus evil, archaeologist, catastrophe, distopia, fight, treasure, snake, violence, betrayal, technology, conspiracy, kids and family, fantasy world, destiny, archaeology, runaway, childhood, chase, mentor, greed, redemption, culture clash, adaptation ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, exciting, entertaining and semi serious films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, destiny, chase, adventure, mentor and fantasy world mostly in Adventure, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation: Fool's Gold (2008), Running Scared (1980), The Rundown (2003), Let's Get Harry (1986), National Treasure (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 80K
Fool's Gold (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he ...
Style: exciting, light, realistic, romantic, ridiculous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, boys' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, treasure hunter, ex husband ex wife relationship, yacht, beautiful scenery, adventurer, sunken treasure, escapades, rivalry, obsessive quest, golddigger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, bahamas, usa, spain, chicago illinois ...
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100%
Armour of God 2: Operation Condor (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Agent Jackie is hired to find WWII Nazi gold hidden in the Sahara desert. He teams up with three bungling women (the 3 stooges?) who are all connected in some way. However a team of mercenries have ideas on the ownership of the gold. A battle / ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, martial arts, chase, adventure, kung fu, treasure, desert, adventurer, heroes, fight, treasure hunter, rivalry ...
Place: tokyo, africa, egypt, hong kong, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return.
Style: humorous, entertaining, exciting, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeology, archaeologist, adventurer, library, friendship, treasure, friends, treasure hunter, heroic mission, obsessive quest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 417
Running Scared (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
Style: suspenseful, melancholic, humorous, visually appealing, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: spy, military, adventure, chase, espionage, weapons, manhunt, swamp, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: florida, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.6
 108K
The Rundown (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, adventure, treasure, chase, lone hero, gold, fight, bounty hunter, tough guy, buddy, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, south america, california, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Let's Get Harry (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Harry Burck has been kidnapped by South American terrorists, and when the US Government refuses to intervene, Harry's friends decide to take matters into their own hands!
Style: sexy, feel good, humorous, thought provoking, buddy movie ...
Plot: kidnapping, adventure, friendship, escape, superhero, fight, underdog, runaway, small town, stereotypes, unlikely friendships, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, clever, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, boys' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, archaeology, archaeologist, treasure hunter, riddles and clues, secret place, ancient, adventurer, map, journey ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 19th century, 18th century ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, washington d.c., egypt, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 21K
Drop Zone (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Ty Moncrief (Busey) specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete ...
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, parachuting, hijacking, airplane, terrorist, chase, adventure, heroes, airplane hijack, race against time, track down, skydiving ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.3
 8K
Wild America (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three brothers - Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, b ears and moose.
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, adventure, family, alligator, betrayal, siblings relations, escapades, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, childhood, animals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967
Place: usa, colorado, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: light, melancholic, scenic, witty, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: pirate, treasure, treasure hunt, ship, treasure map, child in peril, adventure, medieval, blind character, betrayal, swashbuckler, chase ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 59K
The Rocketeer (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, the Rocketeer recreates 1930s Hollywood, complete with gangsters, Nazi spies, and the growth of the Age of Aviation. Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, stylized, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, treasure hunt, adventure, family, betrayal, adaptation, world war two, aviation, disney, gangsters, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1930s, future, 90s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, slasher, parody, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, date night, family outing
Plot: muppets, puppet, disney, island, childhood, family, adventure, youth, ship, young heroes, pirate, sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Londo Mollari, the Centauri Emperor, recounts the initial contact between the Humans and Minbari, which resulted in a major incident and subsequent war, for an eager pair of youngsters wanting a story about love and conflict.
Style: dramatic, talky, light, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space opera, space wars, alien, adventure, military, benign alien, space travel, genocide, humanity, weapons, brutality, catastrophe ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 11K
F/X2 (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike. Mike's boss, Silak says it was ...
Style: suspense, exciting, sexy, unusual plot structure, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: technology, police investigation, chase, murder, filmmaking, buddy cop, corruption, betrayal, revenge, serial killer, stuntman, farce ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeology, archaeologist, adventure, artifact, treasure, tombs and skeletons, good versus evil, adventurer, crocodile, supernatural, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1984, year 1935
Place: india, china, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventure, treasure, archaeology, adventurer, chase, alien, jungle, artifact, desert, sword fight ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, future, year 1957
Place: peru, mexico city, latin america, south america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into ...
Style: exciting, light, unusual plot structure, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: spy, imaginary friend, espionage, coming of age, childhood, murder, superhero, good versus evil, adventure, family, disbelieving adult, dragon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to "Cirque du Freak" where they see many strange acts including ...
Style: stylized, scary, sexy, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: vampire, circus, uninhibited rivalry, friends, youth, supernatural ability, supernatural, chosen one, adventure, young heroes, destiny, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Black" is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back. Alec ...
Style: humorous, sexy, melancholic, inspirational, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, desert, friendship, youth, family, adventure, animals, teenager, horse race, chase, farce, stereotypes ...
Place: morocco, california, new york, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 5K
Ffolkes (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A terrorist (Anthony Perkins) holds an offshore drilling rig and production platform for ransom in the North Sea. Ffolkes (Roger Moore) a wealthy eccentric, volunteers to send his crack team of soldiers in to stop the terrorists. With few other ...
Style: sexy, suspense, buddy movie, humorous, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: sea, spy, terrorism, gang, adventure, espionage, hostage, mercenary, chase, bomb, oil, boat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: london, california, big ben london, norway, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 61K
Innerspace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, suspense, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adventure, dystopic future, mad scientist, rescue, experiment gone awry, experiment, race against time, goofy hero, disorder, biopunk, destiny, science ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, ...
Style: exciting, sexy, humorous, clever, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, adventure, terrorism, car chase, island, video game, motorcycle, murder, weapons, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, french riviera, england, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Three Musketeers (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is ...
Style: epic, funny, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: musketeer, swashbuckler, three musketeers, fight, adventure, romance, royalty, sword fight, chase, farce, distopia, alter ego ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, england, new york, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.1
 431K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: exciting, scary, funny, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, treasure hunt, archaeology, adventure, desert, ancient egypt, adventurer, tomb, monster, archaeologist, supernatural, deadly creature ...
Time: future, 1920s, 20th century
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, north africa, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A heartwarming Disney classic in which a cougar, who was rescued as a cub and raised by a group of loggers in the Pacific Northwest, reverts back to his natural instincts, leading to hilarious (and dangerous) consequences.
Style: feel good, humorous, dark fantasy, unusual plot structure, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, cougar, friendship, wilderness, family, adventure, animals, culture clash, beautiful scenery, children, runaway, childhood ...
Time: 60s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, feel good, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, adventure, family, youth, escapades, mischievous children, heroes, friends, family relations, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.6
 26K
The Quest (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, fight scenes, island, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, mixed martial arts, friendship, life philosophy, brutality, mentor, revenge ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: thailand, new york, himalaya, asia, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, boys' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, desert, couple relations, love and romance, adventure, novelist, culture clash, escapades, happy ending, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, middle east, egypt, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Warriors of Virtue (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man, Ryan, suffering from a disability, wishes to join the other kids from his schools football team. During an initiation rite, Ryan is swept away through a whirlpool to the land of Tao. There he is hunted by the evil Lord Komodo, who ...
Style: stylized, humorous, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: martial arts, kangaroo, sword fight, mythology, youth, adventure, american football, fantasy world, happy ending, death, mentor, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After his brother Robeson disappears without a trace while exploring Africa in search of a legendary 'white tribe', Allan Quatermain decides to follow in his footsteps to learn what became of him. Soon after arriving, he discovers the Lost ...
Style: harsh, unusual plot structure, bad ending, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, beautiful scenery, archaeologist, disaster, catastrophe, adventure, missing person, woman with a gun, camp, snake, colonialism ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s
Place: africa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%