Movies like The Lost City of Z

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The Lost City of Z (2016)
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: inspirational, meditative, sexy, suspense, exciting, factual, motivational, road movie, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: explorer, jungle, archaeology, expedition, tribe, journey, conquistador, survival, travel, world war one, lost city, obsession, courage, destiny, amazon, self discovery, husband wife relationship, adventure, ancient civilization, amazon jungle, lost civilization, quest, rescue, father son relationship, bravery ...
Time: 1920s, future, 18th century, 50s, year 1914, 19th century, year 1912 ...
Place: south america, england, ireland, london, france, brazil, latin america ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, scenic and visually appealing films with plots about survival, storytelling, mentor, murder, death, beautiful scenery and brutality mostly in Adventure, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Lost City of Z: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Embrace of the Serpent (2015), Mountains of the Moon (1990), Into the Wild (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: bleak, tense, atmospheric, surreal, philosophical ...
Plot: expedition, amazon, gold, legends and myths, jungle, insanity, treasure hunt, amazon river, conquistador, obsession, adventure, amazon rainforest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: south america, peru, spain, andes mountains, latin america
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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, epic, factual, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquistador, adventurer, renaissance, adventure, native americans, medieval, jungle, state affairs, military, against the odds, obsessive quest, royal family ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, year 1941
Place: spain, haiti, caribbean, latin america, europe ...
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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: enigmatic, meditative, melancholic, depressing, surreal ...
Plot: shaman, amazon rainforest, amazon tribe, amazon river, amazon jungle, nature, wilderness, hallucination, jungle, friendship, existentialism, dream ...
Place: south america, latin america, spain, colombia
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100%
Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, expedition, friendship, adventure, betrayal, river, heroic mission, escapades, gay, exploration, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: africa, england, egypt, brazil, cairo egypt ...
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Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, melancholic, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, road trip, journey, adventure, solitude, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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The Aeronauts (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.
Style: twists and turns, tense, uplifting, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: balloon, survival, scientist, science, weather, weatherman, saving a life, snow, scientific discovery, experiment, rescue, explorer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
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Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, jungle, amazon rainforest, adventurer, alone, rescue, river, raft, nature, israeli, hallucination, lost ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1980
Place: bolivia, south america, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 311K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, epic, suspense ...
Plot: survival, slavery, tribe, jungle, adventure, chase, manhunt, ancient history, solar eclipse, sacrifice, ancient civilization, native ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, exciting, suspense, captivating, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, sea, whale, shipwreck, starvation, dangerous animal, castaway, lost at sea, natural disaster, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: ecuador, pacific ocean, new england, south america, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, island, adventure, friendship, destiny, ocean, adventurer, jungle, cannibal ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 49K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, inspirational, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ocean, survival, shark, adventurer, raft, expedition, sea voyage, adventure, sailing, obsessive quest, boat, travel ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, peru, usa, south america ...
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100%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: touching, harsh, serious, stylized, visually appealing ...
Plot: tarzan, jungle, culture clash, adventure, stranded, orphan, feral man, monkey, animal cruelty, adventurer, survival, justice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1910s, 1880s, 20th century
Place: africa, england, scotland, united kingdom, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, wilderness, solitude, adventure, survival, travel, beautiful scenery, explorer, camel, obsessive quest, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1935 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 70K
The Eagle (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander ...
Style: epic, exciting, absurd, intense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, ancient history, slavery, medieval, master and servant, ancient, gladiator, sword fight, legends and myths, adventure, legion ...
Place: england, scotland, rome italy, scottish highlands, britain ...
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100%
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War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: emotional, touching, epic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, animals, friendship, battles, human spirit, hopes, animal training, german, military, cavalry charge ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, belgium, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, tense, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, redemption, christianity, culture clash, murder, life philosophy, family relations, battles, introspection, self discovery, crimes, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the ...
Style: suspense, epic, psychotronic, futuristic, intense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, gorilla, future war, monkey, revenge, slavery, survival, tragedy, vengeance, brutality, militant ...
Time: contemporary, 2040s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: road movie, touching, political, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, revolutionary, freedom, travel, road trip, young man, revolution, friendship, idealism, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, 60s
Place: latin america, argentina, south america, peru, chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: touching, emotional, compassionate, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: world war one, war, missing person, redemption, destiny, courage, culture clash, parents and children, family relations, graphic violence, escapades, australian ...
Time: 1910s, year 1919, year 1915, 1920s, 20th century
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, england, istanbul turkey
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100%
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, disturbing, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, jungle, tiger, feral child, talking animals, hunter, beautiful scenery, snake, bear, anthropomorphism, threat, bravery ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, self discovery, rescue, friendship, coming of age, hopes, human spirit, children, communism, youth, holocaust, brutality ...
Time: year 1951, 50s, year 1952, post world war two, contemporary
Place: denmark, italy, switzerland, europe, greece ...
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100%
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Style: touching, epic, scenic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: native american, american civil war, self discovery, culture clash, tribe, friendship, civil war, courage, native americans, native american white relationships, pride and honor, survival ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1860s, 70s
Place: kansas, south dakota, tennessee, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, bedouin, desert, escapades, state affairs, head of state, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, stallion, englishwoman, love and romance, politics ...
Time: future, victorian era, 20th century, 1910s, 1890s ...
Place: persia, middle east, arabia, ottoman empire, tehran iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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10,000 BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, adventure, daring rescue, mammoth, lone hero, legends and myths, heroic mission, animal attack, jungle, chase, cave, hunter ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, future
Place: egypt, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, breathtaking, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, winter, lone hero, adventure, violence, obsessive quest, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Papillon (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Henri "Papillon" Charrière is convicted in Paris for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he becomes obsessed with escaping. After planning and executing a series of treacherous ...
Style: suspense, factual, homoerotic, motivational, brutal
Plot: prison escape, prison, survival, island prison, prison life, escape, life sentence, human spirit, solitary, safecracker, friendship, jungle ...
Time: year 1931, 1930s, year 1969, year 1970
Place: south america, france, colombia, venezuela, paris france
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: inspirational, epic, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: expedition, buddhism, beautiful scenery, mountain, world war two, life philosophy, culture clash, self discovery, friendship, nazi, adventure, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: tibet, china, himalaya, poland, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 218 min.
Story: The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological ...
Style: epic, factual, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, world war one, adventure, war, imperialism, bedouin, military, historical character, battles, british empire, politics, camel ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, arabia, saudi arabia, jordan ...
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The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, light, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: jungle, amazon rainforest, tribe, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, kidnapping, adoption, indians, survival, adventure, culture clash, pagan ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, brazil, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, inspirational, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, pow, torture, escape, soldier, war, prison, camp, violence, jungle, courage ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: vietnam, laos, asia
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