Movies like Abandoned 2015

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Abandoned (2015)
 6.3
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Abandoned (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When their yacht capsizes during a storm; four men face almost certain death.
Style: intense, exciting, serious, captivating, emotional, suspense
Plot: sea, storm, ship, boat, catastrophe, survival, death, fear, courage, survivor, adventure, lost at sea, against the odds, hopes, isolation, desert island, starvation, danger, stranded, fight, water, barefoot male
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: pacific ocean

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and intense films with plots about survival, danger, escapades, adventure, catastrophe, death and mentor mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Abandoned: Adrift (2018), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Whale (2013), Oceans Rising (2017), All Is Lost (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
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Adrift (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman and her fiancé find themselves caught in a hurricane after departing Tahiti by boat. She wakes up after being knocked out, only to discover him missing, and the elements threatening.
Style: sentimental, sincere, suspenseful, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Plot: survivor, storm, survival, underwater, sailboat, sailing, surfing, human spirit, vegetarian, marriage proposal, death, dancing ...
Time: year 1983
Place: tahiti, pacific ocean
⇓ 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, sea, shipwreck, isolation, danger, whale ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, georgian era, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, pacific ocean, ecuador
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 463
The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, adventure, survival, danger, dangerous animal, shipwreck, escapades, ship, rescue, lost at sea, hunting, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Oceans Rising (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A scientist builds a massive ark after his warnings of an Earth-destroying flood are ignored. But when it's evident the disaster will occur, those who maligned the scientist now turn to him in desperation, boarding the ark and seeking his ...
Style: disaster movie, exciting, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: end of the world, scientist, natural disaster, apocalypse, boat, storm, sea, disaster film, hopes, society, adaptation, deadly ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 74K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 49K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, danger, human spirit, human nature, against the odds, isolation, rescue, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, natural disaster, rescue, weatherman, catastrophe, male camaraderie, sea disaster, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, portugal, atlantic ocean, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, adventure, catastrophe, cruise, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.1
 182
The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, isolation, self discovery, danger, social differences, ocean or sea, castaway, tough heroes ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1900s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 34K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, sea, treasure hunt, boat, gold, adventure, danger, ocean or sea, survival, obsessive quest, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 564K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: motivational, captivating, melancholic, dramatic, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, human nature, journey, lost at sea, life, isolation, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, mexico, toronto ontario canada, montreal, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 1.6
 10K
Titanic II (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspense, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, iceberg, tsunami, sinking ship, survival, forces of nature, adventure, danger, race against time, ocean or sea, escapades, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 52K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, expedition, danger, forces of nature, adventure, isolation, underwater, deathtrap, water, underground, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 502K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, sole survivor, air disaster, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 236K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wolf, wilderness, dangerous animal, isolation, air disaster, male camaraderie, stranded, danger, death, snow, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, adventure, isolation, survival, coming of age, human nature, social relations, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 44K
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, serious, harsh, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, new york, tahiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 204K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, natural disaster, survival, forces of nature, earthquake, danger, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, innocence lost, survival, wilderness, isolation, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, danger, against the rules, human nature, exile ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 66K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, isolation, danger, ski resort, mountain, stranded, youth, skiing, snow, death, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 50K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, suspense ...
Plot: shark, survival, stranded, isolation, panic, scuba diving, shark attack, danger, ocean or sea, abandonment, husband wife relationship, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scenic, tense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, danger, survival, jungle, obsessive quest, bridge, colonialism, heroes, adventurer, culture clash, lion ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
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The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, adventure, courage, storm at sea, sinking ship, ocean, rescue mission, daring rescue, coast guard, forces of nature, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 190K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, forces of nature, mountain climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, natural disaster, climbing, death, stranded, against the odds, adventurer ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 2K
Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 184 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: realistic, exciting, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ship, whale, mutiny, hunt down, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, danger, rivalry, ocean or sea, escapades, self destructing ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, adventure, storm at sea, friendship, survival, catastrophe, danger, escapades, ocean or sea, 15 year old, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: florida, south america, jamaica, west indies, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, new year's eve, survival, daring rescue, save the day, danger, deadly, ship, cruise, isolation, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: survival, catastrophe, family relations, island, wilderness, rescue, escapades, forces of nature, confined, adventure, siblings relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, danger, opposites attract, isolation, against the odds, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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