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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about adventure, elephant, escapades, rivalry, jungle, coming of age and poacher 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, arrest, jeep, bible, helicopter, missionary, witch doctor, fire, village, magic, elephant, evacuation ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: africa, kenya, east africa
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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: rancher, animal, lion, ranch, wildlife, animals, insurgent, explorer
Place: africa, angola
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77%
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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: kgb, kidnapping, secret agent, cia, secret agents
Place: moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: american abroad, ranch, necklace, poacher, guide, american, orphan, interracial friendship, human animal relationship, african tribe, boy, lion ...
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, spider, cocaine, elephant, centipede, jungle, drug smuggling, wild animal, gun, snake, explosion, blood
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, orphan, poacher, safari, aunt, jungle, lost, uncle, nephew, uncle nephew relationship, lost child, aunt nephew relationship ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: oasis, axe, wandering, dream, animal, snake, desert, urination, ocean, wilderness, wildlife, hyena ...
Time: prehistoric times
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
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Ivory Hunters (1990)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ruthless elephant killers are confronted by determined conservationists.
Plot: elephant, poacher, corruption, love interest, wildlife, poaching, death threat, murder, photojournalist, revenge, police officer, slaughterhouse ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: rivalry, adventure, animal life, naked woman, elephant, poacher, woman in bathtub, nudity (full frontal - brief), monkey, female nudity, tent, ladies man ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Last Safari (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hunter stalks a killer elephant.
Plot: elephant, safari, big game hunter, trampled to death, guide, biracial, photographer, male friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male bonding, animal attack, village ...
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: cia, island, spy
Place: sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense, cliffhanger
Plot: female reporter, mystery, supernatural being, greed, damsel in distress, rivalry, revenge, heroine, artifact, adventure, ghost, cult ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Islands (2019)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true-life story of Chiefess Kapiolani who descended into an active volcano to demonstrate her new-found faith and ushered in a new beginning in Hawaii.
Style: christian film, serious, stylized, psychological
Plot: leadership, society, teaching the ways of the world, clergy, ambition, historical character, blind ambition, sermon, religious conversion, christian, christianity, going straight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, exciting, captivating, light, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: princess, adventurer, rivalry, danger, royal family, wooing, escapades, state affairs, betrayal, love interest, good versus evil, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, captivating, sincere
Plot: mormon, sibling rivalry, father son relationship, prophet, faith, travel, religion, exile, wilderness, dream, desert, prayer ...
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, traitor, boat, statue, train, jungle, schoolboy, secret agents, big game hunter, impersonation, on the run, gas station ...
Time: 70s
Place: zimbabwe, africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sentimental, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: rivalry, dishonesty, heroes, adventure, adventurer, good versus evil, state affairs, obsessive quest, romance, ambition, world spanning, danger ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: arab, coin, american, tourist
Place: jerusalem, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 118 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, muslim, alcohol, pilgrim, toys, ruins, barbed wire, praying, dock, slave trade, ship ...
Time: year 1956, year 1957
Place: africa, egypt, sudan, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: palace intrigue, mask, identical twins
Time: 17th century, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shandra: The Jungle Girl (1999)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of the South American jungle, a legendary creature known only as “Shandra” has been attacking men by the light of the full moon. But this extraordinary invader inflicts pleasure rather than pain!
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, sexual, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: jungle, deadly creature, adventure, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, danger, femme fatale, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexploitation, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Huckleberry Finn (1975)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi River. Accompanying him is Jim, a slave running away from being ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, friends, adventure, family, escapades, coming of age, on the run, chases and races, mischievous children, interracial relations, racism, americana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Huck and the King of Hearts (1994)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Taking place in the 1990's, Huck and his card shark friend, Jim, travel from California to Nevada searching for Huck's long-lost grandpa. Along the way, a deceived card player chases the two across the states with his two, less ...
Style: humorous, feel good, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: society, chase, politics, young heroes, orphan, family, adventure, dangerous animal, friends, animal life, optimism, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: missouri, mississippi, las vegas, nevada
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31%
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Secret of the Cave (2006)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young American boy spends his summer in Ireland and solves the mystery that captivates the entire village. Driven by curiosity and his own search for meaning in life, he faces his fears and discovers the Secret of the Cave.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, young heroes, supernatural, adventure, cave, legends and myths, miraculous event, family, youth, escapades, village, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Recon: A Filmmaker's Quest (2012)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An independent filmmaker, journeys to 12 countries across 4 continents. With a digital camera and his passion; He wrote the most amazing script and he has the vision: Let the planet and mankind directing his path. Life's wonders will be the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, underground film, captivating, offbeat
Plot: obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, follow your dream, filmmaking, hopes, world spanning, journey, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, reconnaissance, tribute ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: society, betrayal, adventure, friends, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, innocence lost, cons and scams, ghost, girl, coming of age, cave ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: winter, teenager, camping, death of father, snow, teenage boy, starvation, loss of parent, family relations, teenage girl, death of parent, child in peril ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: terror, kidnapping, hacker
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, heroes, danger, adventurer, adventure, rivalry, escapades, treasure hunt, gang, crimes, mountain, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 60s
Place: south america, peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: nasa, scientific expedition, expedition, sea adventure, outer space, arctic, exploration, mars
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%