Movies like Scavengers 1988

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Scavengers (1988)
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Scavengers (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A college professor and his ex-girlfriend find themselves being hunted by the CIA, the KGB and an African drug smuggler. Seems they have inadvertently gotten information that would show how the KGB gave the CIA state secrets in return for a cut of the African drug-smuggling market.
Plot: cia, kgb, bible, drug smuggling, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, college professor
Place: africa

Most similar movies to Scavengers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and semi serious films with plots about adventure, elephant, rivalry, escapades, danger, jungle and heroes mostly in Adventure, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like Scavengers: Mister Moses (1965), Escape from Angola (1976), Red Serpent (2003), The Great Elephant Escape (1995), The Trek (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mister Moses (1965)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A con man on the run in Africa aids a minister's daughter by helping lead a local tribe to their new homeland.
Plot: con artists, jeep, village, helicopter, witch doctor, evacuation, fire, missionary, native tribe, relocation, bible, magic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Escape from Angola (1976)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Adventure - Moving to the unspoiled terrain of Africa was a risk the Mallory family survived. This family of animal trainers soon find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives after their truck breaks down deep in the African bush. They ...
Plot: lion, wildlife, explorer, rancher, ranch, animal, insurgent, animals
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 467
Red Serpent (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steve Nichols part à Moscou pour un voyage d'affaires de routine. Il doit remettre au point le transport par bateau de médicaments aux Etats-Unis et il va rencontrer ses associés russes. Le train-train... jusqu'au moment où il devient ...
Plot: kidnapping, cia, secret agent, secret agents, kgb
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Great Elephant Escape (1995)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young boys help an elephant escape from an African animal orphanage when he is bought by a wealthy American. The trio dodge poachers, the police and lions on a journey they'll never forget.
Plot: necklace, interracial friendship, boy, african tribe, child protagonist, hyena, lion, elephant, poacher, ranch, orphan, american abroad ...
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 4.2
 73
The Trek (2002)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Thailand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Reports of a sighting of an extraordinary elephant lead the members of the Asian Elephant Conservation group aided by foreign researchers on a dangerous journey deep in the jungle. It takes them on a dangerous route used for smuggling amphetamine. ...
Plot: nature, elephant, cocaine, spider, jungle, centipede, drug smuggling, wild animal, blood, snake, explosion, gun
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 331
Missing Link (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A million years ago in Africa: the last of the ape-humans is on flight from the humans, who killed the rest of his clan. Alone, seeking others of his kind, he traverses steps, deserts and mountains until he reaches the coast. But there are already ...
Style: one man show
Plot: lion, toad, wildlife, ostrich, hyena, ocean, desert, axe, urination, dream, beetle, oasis ...
Time: prehistoric times
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
An Elephant's Journey (2017)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A lost orphan boy and a giant elephant team up to take down an elephant poaching syndicate.
Plot: elephant, safari, orphan, poacher, aunt nephew relationship, uncle, aunt, uncle nephew relationship, nephew, lost child, missing child, jungle ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 128
Ivory Hunters (1990)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ruthless elephant killers are confronted by determined conservationists.
Plot: elephant, poacher, machine gun, corruption, revenge, murder, police, environmentalism, wildlife, death threat, unlikely hero, writers ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 4.0
 76
Tusks (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roger Singh is an animal poacher with hate in his heart, and revenge on his mind. Embittered by a recent stint in prison, Singh returns to the forbidden ivory trade only to lock horns with new game warden and former friend Mark Smith, whose ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: adventure, animal life, rivalry, revenge, ladies man, naked woman, elephant, woman in bathtub, monkey, poacher, nudity (full frontal - brief), tent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Black Decameron (1972)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Five unrelated tales: (1) "The Ravishing Queen" / "La Reina Bella", in which the queen choses a king by devious endurance tests of the pretendants; (2) "The Punished Lovers", in which a fake blind husband is ...
Style: anthology
Plot: nude black woman, prostitution, donkey, blind man, queen, female nudity, witch doctor, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, bare breasts, sex, pubic hair
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Safari (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hunter stalks a killer elephant.
Plot: safari, elephant, big game hunter, male friendship, guide, trampled to death, photographer, male bonding, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, animal attack, american abroad, hunting ...
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.2
 92
Spies, Inc. (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spies from different nationalities stationed in a small Asian island work out a plot to create an international incident taking profit from it. Defrauding CIA through fake reports and running a front company using operating funds, they control the ...
Plot: island, cia, spy
Place: sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Adventures of Paula Peril (2014)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sexy reporter and an intrepid cameraman. Adventures are to be had! This is an anthology with 30 minutes of new storyline added. The Adventures of Paula Peril merges Mystery of the Crystal Falcon, The Invisible Evil, and Midnight Whistle into ...
Style: cliffhanger
Plot: female reporter, mystery, supernatural being, greed, ghost, newspaper reporter, artifact, restaurant, flashback, reception, rivalry, bound and gagged ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The King's Guard (2000)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A princess falls in love with her father's swordsman.
Style: semi serious, captivating, exciting, feel good, light
Audience: boys' night
Plot: princess, adventurer, wooing, royal family, rivalry, danger, state affairs, escapades, betrayal, love interest, good versus evil, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Book of Mormon Movie, Volume 1: The Journey (2003)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Lehi and his wife Sariah and their four sons: Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi. Lehi leaves Jerusalem because he prophesied unto the people concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, and they sought his life. He journeys into the wilderness ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: prophet, father son relationship, exile, mormon, sibling rivalry, travel, faith, wilderness, religion, dream, desert, prayer ...
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti (2016)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two kids and their dog must use all their skills to survive in the African bush after a plane crash.
Plot: air disaster, zebra, giraffe, hyena, elephant, dog, leopard, lion
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Africa Express (1975)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John Baxter (Giuliano Gemma) is a freewheeling trader of goods in Africa with a pet chimpanzee and one dream: to save enough money to buy a gas station in Detroit. Ursula Andress is Madeleine Cooper, the lady of mystery he runs into as she flees ...
Plot: bound and gagged, schoolboy, secret agents, river, nun, spear, jungle, bow and arrow, hunter, native tribe, gas station, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: zimbabwe, south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo (1998)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Ukraine, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this globe-trotting adventure, Marco Polo (Don Diamont) plays the famous 13th Century explorer who sets out from Italy to find his missing father, and along the way finds danger, excitement, and amazing discoveries at every turn. The supporting ...
Style: epic, exciting, captivating, serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, tough heroes, master warrior, adventure, escapades, romance, heroes, obsessive quest, state affairs, love and romance, world spanning, good versus evil ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Seventh Coin (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An independent film starring Peter O'Toole and directed by Dror Soref. In modern-day Jerusalem, an Arab boy and a beautiful American tourist are accidentally entrusted with a priceless coin from the age of King Herod. Soon the two are falling ...
Plot: coin, american, arab, tourist
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After he is orphaned by an air raid on Port Said during the Suez Crisis, a young boy attempts to go by himself from the Suez Canal to Durban in South Africa where his nearest relative, Aunt Jane, lives. On the way he meets a variety of different ...
Plot: journey, child protagonist, doctor, slave trade, dock, will, american, pilgrim, vaccination, blinded, dirt road, jet plane ...
Time: year 1956, year 1957
Place: sudan, south africa, egypt, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Journey to Spirit Island (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A greedy Indian persuades his tribe to sell the lonesome 'Spirit Island' for a congress center. Instead of transferring the historical graves on it like he tells his tribe, he plans to wipe them out. By accident a group of two Indian kids ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: teenage life, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, innocence lost, betrayal, society, friends, cons and scams, eagle, native american, dream, cave ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mara of the Wilderness (1965)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An altruistic park ranger stumbles upon a beautiful but feral young girl who spent most of her life being raised by a pack of white wolves. But his plans to tame her wild ways are cut short when an enterprising trapper hears about her story and sets ...
Style: serious
Plot: wilderness, feral child, orphan, adventure, escapades, danger, in the woods, animal life, park ranger, helicopter, cave, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Cage the Bear (2016)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Cage the Bear is about a group of Ukrainian hackers who steal money from the Kremlin, designated for Russia's terrorist invasion of Ukraine. The Kremlin demands their money back, and kidnaps a web reporter friend of the hackers. The Russian ...
Plot: kidnapping, hacker, terror
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Passage to Mars (2016)
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.
Plot: nasa, expedition, arctic, exploration, outer space, mars
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Cold River (1982)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the novel Winterkill, by William Judson, Cold River is the story of an Adirondack guide who takes his young daughter and step-son on a long camping trip in the fall of 1932. When winter strikes unexpectedly early (a natural phenomenon known ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, camping, winter, death of father, snow, teenage boy, teenage girl, family relations, starvation, isolation, death of parent, wilderness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Daughter of the Sun God (1962)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This adventure chronicles the exploits of an author/explorer on a trip to Peru to hunt for the missing uncle of his pretty young companion. Her archaeologist uncle disappeared while searching for a lost Incan city that he found upon an ancient map. ...
Style: serious
Plot: jungle, inventions and discoveries, danger, treasure hunt, adventurer, gang, mountain, rivalry, escapades, heroes, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 60s
Place: south america, peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gold of the Amazon Women (1979)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, fish out of water, rivalry, heroes, adventure, escapades, chases and races, disorder, jungle, danger, adventurer ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Where the River Runs Black (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: jungle, priest, feral child, dolphins, coming of age, americana, clergy, murder, adoption, danger, youth, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Face of Alexandre Dumas: The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lad jousting with his tutor is kidnaped and carried to the Bastille where his head is locked in an iron mask. Jump ten years: Musketeers return from war in Morocco to find Paris starving while Louis XIV and his retinue idle at Duke Fouquet's ...
Plot: mask, identical twins
Time: 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: When brothers Richard and Bryan and young nanny Crystina fall into a hole while exploring one of Hawaii's many volcanic caves, they plummet all the way to the center of the Earth in this adventure loosely based on Jules Verne's classic ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: volcano, atlantis, expedition, monster
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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