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Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (1983)
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Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cook and Peary: The Race to the Pole is an unabashedly biased recreation of the controversy concerning the "conquering" of the North Pole. Robert E. Peary (Rod Steiger), a US Navy commander and shameless self-promoter, sets out through Arctic wastes in 1909 to discover the Pole, an expedition that many others have attempted but failed to complete. His principal rival is Dr. Frederick A. Cook (Richard Chamberlain), who insists that he'd already reached the Pole in 1908. Though the experts (and the US Congress) conclude that Perry was first, public opinion is firmly in Cook's corner--as is this TV movie.
Plot: expedition, north pole, historical figure, arctic, physician, explorer, navy, commander
Place: greenland

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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, suspenseful, stylized ...
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Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille, marseille provence
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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The White Dawn (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A NASA Arctic expedition designed to be the first Martian road trip on Earth becomes an epic two-year odyssey of human adventure and survival.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Sweden, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: epic, bleak, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, north pole, explorer, archive footage, partners, adventure, obsessive quest, follow your dream, adventurer, hopes, escapades, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
Genre: Adventure, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Drama
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Duration: 132 min.
Plot: apocalypse, food, hell, heat, north pole, life, global warming, survival
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.0
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Glory and Honor (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story about Robert Peary's forgotten African American employee Mathew Henson who proved crucial in their race to North Pole.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, saga
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Place: japan, feudal japan, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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47%
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The Physician (2013)
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Duration: 155 min.
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Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 70s
Place: india, asia, kashmir, himalaya, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Trial of Chaplain Jensen (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
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Plot: chaplain, navy, naval officer, adultery
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.7
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Antarctica (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, expedition, against the odds, forces of nature, human spirit, daring rescue, escapades, heroes, hopes, pets, family, adventure ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia, hokkaido, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 45K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
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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, exciting, serious, 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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 434
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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