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The Raft of the Medusa (1990)
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The Raft of the Medusa (1990)
Original name: Le radeau de la Méduse
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: shipwreck, sea, survival, ship, painter, cannibalism, fear, napoleon bonaparte, corpse, scandal, panic, raft, lifeboat, catastrophe, scene based on painting
Place: france, senegal

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Most similar movies to The Raft of the Medusa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about adventure, escapades, survival, danger, catastrophe, ship and shipwreck mostly in Drama, Adventure and History genres. Some movies like The Raft of the Medusa: Quest for Fire (1981), The Last Survivors (1975), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Abandoned (2015), The Whale (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Quest for Fire (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: tribe, survival, cannibalism, fire, nudity (full frontal - brief), adventure, mammoth, neanderthal, obsessive quest, human nature, graphic violence, buddies ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory
Place: scotland, africa
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100%
The Last Survivors (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a passenger ship sinks, a ship's officer must decide which passengers in an overcrowded lifeboat must be sacrificed so the rest can survive an approaching typhoon.
Plot: shipwreck, survival, lifeboat, sinking ship, sea, catastrophe
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63%
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, sea, against the odds, whale, shipwreck, isolation, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era, 1850s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 2K
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, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: sea, storm, catastrophe, boat, ship, survival, death, fear, desert island, courage, survivor, lost at sea ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.2
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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: captivating, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: whale, ship, adventure, survival, danger, dangerous animal, shipwreck, escapades, rescue, lost at sea, isolation, hunting ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 3K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, museum, art, painting, art museum, war, evacuation, portrait painting, painter, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1978, year 1967, year 1918 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, vichy, france, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
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The White Dawn (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stranded 1890s whalers (Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.) corrupt the culture of their Eskimo saviors.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: culture clash, arctic, wilderness, gambling, shipwreck, inuit, racism, forces of nature, society, danger, isolation, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A team of maritime salvage workers are about to embark on a recovery dive. However the 1883 Krakatoa Volcano eruption provides more pressing problems.
Style: disaster movie, tense, serious, suspenseful, 70mm film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, tsunami, rescue, ship, volcano, survival, forces of nature, heroic mission, treasure hunt, parents and children, island, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: indonesia, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Return of Monte Cristo (1968)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: accusation, repayment, false identity, return, wrongful arrest, treasure, world war two veteran, beauty, suicide, french resistance, post war, ruby ...
Time: year 1947, 1940s
Place: france, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: rescue, island, wilderness, survival, catastrophe, family relations, adventure, danger, environmentalism, battle zone, siblings relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 264K
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 ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space program, space travel, survival, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, catastrophe, moon, space exploration ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, texas, houston texas, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 3K
On Guard (1997)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's bastard, recently born. When the Duke learns of his ...
Style: stylized, epic, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, betrayal, hunchback, swashbuckler, disguise, older man younger woman relationship, dishonesty, deadly, heroes, babies and infants, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 5K
East/West (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: kgb, love and romance, iron curtain, josef stalin, escape, political unrest, propaganda, emigrant, immigration, survival, brutality, communism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, ship, survival, rescue, catastrophe, titanic, forces of nature, celebrity culture, space travel, heroic mission, hijacking, cruise ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Long Ships (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In this elaborately mounted seafaring adventure, Rolfe (Richard Widmark) is a Viking leader with the cunning and devious mind of a pirate. Rolfe tells others sailors of "The Mother of Voices," a mammoth bell made of gold and as tall as ...
Style: semi serious, saga, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: viking, ship, vikings, adventurer, battles, bell, pirate, crimes, heroes, clergy, corrupted ruler, rescue ...
Time: 10th century
Place: scandinavia, north africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
125 Years Memory (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan, Turkey
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two historical incidents that deepened the friendship between Japan and Turkey are connected in this Japanese-Turkish blockbuster: The sinking of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul off the Japanese coast in 1890, and the evacuation of Japanese nationals ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, psychological
Plot: shipwreck, turk, historical event, tragedy, typhoon, sinking ship, sea disaster, survival, drowning, danger, turkish, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ottoman empire, japan, constantinople, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Jacquou the Rebel (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1815, young Jacquou lives an idyllic peasant life with his parents in the Périgord region of France. But one day, his childhood happiness is cruelly ended when his father is arrested, after a dispute with the arrogant Count de Nansac. With ...
Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, young lovers, forbidden love, adventure, haunted by the past, love and romance, orphan, rich and poor, rebelliousness, injustice, social differences ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, emotional, tense, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: breakup, marital problem, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, disintegration, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 13K
Weekend (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
Style: suspense, biting, tense, witty, clever ...
Plot: traffic jam, weekend, satire, murder, surrealism, on the road, cannibalism, terrorism, fighting the system, future dystopia, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 489
The Supper (1992)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, Talleyrand, a shrewd politician of flexible convictions, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, contemplative, clever ...
Plot: politics, napoleon bonaparte, dishonesty, state affairs, rise to the top, leadership, head of state, rebellion, opposites attract, society, political unrest, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Richard the Lionheart: Rebellion (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The year is 1173. England and France are at war. The destiny of the two great powers has never been so intertwined. As King Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor, is captured and imprisoned by the king himself, Richard and his brothers lead the fight ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, female nudity
Place: england, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 24K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, ship, betrayal, mutiny, murder, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, military life, rebelliousness, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.3
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The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, freedom, survival, prison escape, journey, escape, gulag, pow, danger, world war two, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: catastrophe, ship, adventure, cruise, survival, race against time, passenger, hysteria, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 1K
Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, obsession, hypnosis, seduction, one on one, sexual content, hysteria, power relations, mentally unstable, epilepsy, pubic hair ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Odyssey of Heroes (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When their ship is sunk in the Indian Ocean during the first world war, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-life odyssey.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: naval battle, battleship, german officer, war, world war one, adventure, ocean, danger, weapons, escapades, love and romance, naval ...
Time: year 1914
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, frame up, false accusation, revenge, vengeance, treasure, hidden identity, adventure, dishonesty, heroes, escapades, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 2K
Angelique (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 17th-century France, beautiful country maiden Angélique (Michèle Mercier) marries wealthy neighbor Jeoffray de Peyrac (Robert Hossein) out of convenience, but eventually, she falls in love with him. So when Jeoffray is arrested and then ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sexy, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, woman in danger, noblewoman, palaces castles and temples, fall in love, tragic love, escapades, wedding night, romance, nobility, marriage of convenience, rich and poor ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
One Nation, One King (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Un peuple et son roi crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the ...
Style: factual, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: french revolution, king of france, french history, politics, execution, martial law, arrest, interrogation, poverty, feminism, baby, guillotine ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%