Movies like The Lost City of Z

If you like "The Lost City of Z" you are looking for meditative, suspense and inspirational movies about / with archaeology, expedition, tribe, explorer, journey, jungle and amazon themes of Biography, Drama and History genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Lost City of Z (2016)
 6.6
 76K
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: 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: meditative, suspense, inspirational, exciting, factual, surprise ending, ambiguous ending, tragic ending, based on true events, political ...
Plot: archaeology, expedition, tribe, explorer, journey, jungle, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, world war one, river, colonel, self discovery, adventure, snake, plantation, obsession, courage, survival, redemption, sacrifice, british, betrayal, hospital ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 18th century, 1900s, 50s, 20th century, 1910s ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, france, latin america, brazil ...

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Lost City of Z

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and captivating films with plots about storytelling, death, runaway, husband wife relationship, brutality, father son relationship and catastrophe mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Lost City of Z: Into the Wild (2007), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), End of the Spear (2005), Papillon (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 561K
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, melancholic, inspirational, philosophical, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, journey, freedom, life philosophy, on the road, isolation, adventure, solitude, lifestyle change, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, washington state, south dakota, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
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: tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amazon, expedition, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, native americans, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, haiti, bahamas ...
⇓ 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, tense, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, battles, family relations, introspection, self discovery, crimes, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, deadly, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 49K
Papillon (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: 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: factual, suspense, homoerotic, brutal
Plot: prison escape, prison life, prison, survival, human spirit, solitary, friendship, false accusation, rebelliousness, male friendship, brutality, male bonding ...
Time: year 1969, year 1970, 1930s
Place: south america, venezuela, france, colombia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 18K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: intellectual, based on true events, inspirational, captivating, lyrical
Plot: female protagonist, female writer, lesbian relationship, novelist, bisexuality, ghost writer, nobel prize, exploitation, lesbian sex, husband wife relationship, money, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, against the odds, whale, shipwreck, sea, isolation, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s, georgian era
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: friendship, survival, wilderness, expedition, betrayal, adventure, river, heroic mission, danger, escapades, exploration, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, death of son, loss of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 45K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: 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: exciting, harsh, serious, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, survivor, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, tahiti, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 21K
Factory Girl (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a ...
Style: serious, contemplative, factual, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: artist, addiction, singer, rise and fall, fashion, socialite, photographer, fame, actor's life, love, art, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france, london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 10K
Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, blacks and whites, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa, angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 53K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, based on true events, intense, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, stolen painting, legal action, injustice, justice, art, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, california, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 187 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, realistic, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: desert, adventure, battles, british colonial, war, world war one, historical character, imperialism, rebel, politics, horse, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: middle east, ottoman empire, saudi arabia, lebanon, cairo egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 84K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, racial slur, african american, tragic event, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 35K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, survival, rescue, race against time, mining, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, stranded, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 29K
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, heresy, lifestyle, life is a bitch, french, rape, period piece, spanish inquisition, prison, arrest, society, hunting ...
Time: 18th century, 1800s, 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary writer Ambrose Bierce was known to be brilliant, cantankerous and romantic in all his life's passions, and was revered as one of the top storytellers of the late 19th Century. In 1890, he presented his recently published collection of ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, melancholic, surprise ending
Plot: civil war, american civil war, battlefield, spy, husband wife relationship, military, soldier, politician, pursuit, storytelling, death, swimming ...
Time: 1890s
Place: alabama, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 160K
Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, adventure, ambition, heroes, mother son relationship, war, battles, rise to the top, ruler, state affairs, homosexuality, royal family ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: greece, persia, ancient greece, macedonia, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bless Me, Ultima (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, disturbing
Plot: friendship, village, introspection, war, youth, elderly, village life, human nature, good versus evil, coming of age, fight, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 30K
Tolkien (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: male friendship, friendship between men, world war one, boys' school, class differences, coming of age, young soldier, male protagonist, teenage boy, soldier, group of friends, treasure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, year 1937, year 1987 ...
Place: oxford university, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 419K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, world war two, courage, u.s. army, violence, survival, father son relationship, life & death, soldier, gore ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 24K
Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, factual ...
Plot: slavery, politics, mentor, friendship, civil rights, injustice, politician, musician, debate, slave trade, freedom, master and servant ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1790s ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: interracial marriage, king, forbidden love, politics, husband wife relationship, royal family, freedom, tradition, democracy, racism, equality, justice ...
Time: year 1947, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: africa, london, britain, south africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 6K
Black Robe (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the 17th century a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission in the dead of winter. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: native american, wilderness, redemption, jesuit, journey, culture clash, shaman, society, religions or cults, hopes, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: canada, quebec, india, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 45K
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, monastery, human spirit, social misfits, greek, invasion, hopes, horse, painting, prince ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 19K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: lawyer, injustice, racism, court, racial segregation, investigation, racial issues, courthouse, courtroom, rape accusation, lie, doubt ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, connecticut, mississippi, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 35K
Zulu (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an ...
Style: realistic, exciting, psychological, serious, epic ...
Plot: british army, siege, military, human spirit, battles, native, soldier, war, british empire, survival, danger, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 60s, 1960s
Place: south africa, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 19K
The Alamo (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Style: realistic, sincere, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, war, military, rivalry, danger, heroic mission, gunfight, heroes, soldier, revolution, justice, wartime ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 9K
Restoration (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, factual, intense ...
Plot: redemption, fall in love, rise and fall, medicine, plague, jealousy, romance, love triangle, love and romance, royal family, couple relations, human spirit ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Related movie lists