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Dirkie - Lost in the Desert (1969)
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Dirkie - Lost in the Desert (1969)
Original name: Dirkie
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An 8-year-old boy and his dog are left to face a vast desert wasteland alone after a plane crash, while an army of men and machines penetrate the desert searching for them. Based on true events.
Plot: afrikaans, dog, survival, airplane, snake, desert, water, wildlife, gun, hunger, puppy, vacation, father, pianist, boy, helicopter, hyena, skeleton, lost, airport, fire, lizard, scorpion, child protagonist, airplane accident ...
Place: africa, south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about survival, danger, escapades, wilderness, adventure, runaway and death mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dirkie - Lost in the Desert: The Naked Prey (1965), Theeb (2014), The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980), Miracles Still Happen (1974), The Hunter (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Naked Prey (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, tribe, wilderness, hunter, chase, on the run, manhunt, danger, adventurer, deadly, cannibalism, culture clash ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 10K
Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: desert, world war one, survival, coming of age, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, danger, escapades, bedouin, culture clash, british soldier, fear ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, jordan, ottoman empire, arabia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Misery is brought to a small group of Sho in the Kalahari desert in the form of a cola bottle. In his quest to throw the evil object over the edge of the earth, Xixo encounters Western "civilization," a haphazard doctor and a tyranical ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, culture clash, tribe, wilderness, on the road, danger, rivalry, farce, adventure, utopia, nothing goes right, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Miracles Still Happen (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon.
Plot: jungle, airplane accident, airport, red dress, female protagonist, amazon, monkey, river, leg wound, death of mother, girl, airplane ...
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 36K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: wilderness, hunter, survival, mercenary, little boy, obsessive quest, danger, bio weapon, single mother, missing father, killing an animal, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.0
 113
Initiation (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After the death of his mother, teenage Danny visits his father Matt Malloy on a lonesome farm in Australia, where he lives with a girlfriend and her daughter Stevie. The farm has been going bad lately, so Matt starts smuggling Marijuana for a drug ...
Plot: occult, stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, american abroad, airplane, outback, search for father, coming of age, death of mother, desert, drug dealer, australian outback ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 23K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, touching, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, tribe, wilderness, culture clash, suicide, human nature, adventure, danger, kids in trouble, coming of age, trust ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.0
 492K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, intense, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: gem, mercenary, adventure, smuggling, treasure hunt, greed, rebel, journalism, black market, obsessive quest, smuggler, civil war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, zimbabwe, morocco, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 6K
Walking Out (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A city teen who travels to Montana to go hunting with his estranged father only for the strained trip to become a battle for survival when they encounter a grizzly bear
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: grizzly bear, bear attack, wilderness, hunting, survival, snow, estranged father, grownups, becoming an adult, parent child relationship, teenage boy, fear ...
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
 101
Africa (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: While in South Africa a troubled fashion model must struggle to survive after a car accident leaves her stranded in the African bush. When she wakes up, she fights her way through the wilderness, struggling to survive the harsh conditions.
Plot: fashion, dinner party, model, bare breasts, worry, boyfriend, jungle, car accident, young woman, elephant, shower, manager ...
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, lion, heroes, adventurer, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, survival, airplane, pilot, thirst, sahara, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, sahara desert, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, search party ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Code Name: Vengeance (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Soldier of fortune, Monroe Bieler, is sent to dole out some American-style justice when the wife and child of an African president are kidnapped by terrorists.
Style: low-budget
Plot: gunfight, mercenary, secret agent, royal family, massacre, release from prison, prison fight, cia, sexploitation, kidnapping, explosion, rebel leader ...
Place: cape town south africa, south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 67K
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, scary, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, sole survivor, danger, stranded, youth, ski resort, mountain, snow, survival horror, death, frostbite ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, human nature, youth, danger, against the rules, exile ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 8K
Prey (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, family relations, dangerous animal, lion, animal attack, danger, family life, animal life, nature, escapades, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 11K
Table No. 21 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A couple live a mediocre life and are thrilled to have won an exotic vacation to Fiji & their excitement increases when they get a chance to play "Tell all truth" game for a mind boggling prize money. The game begins and the couple ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: vacation, survival, contests and competitions, danger, resort, couples, deadly, dishonesty, woman in danger, island, adventure, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.
Style: scenic, suspense, atmospheric, surprise ending
Plot: interracial romance, survival, wilderness, mountain, snow, crash landing, stranger, black man white woman relationship, near death experience, peril, animal attack, plane crash ...
Time: 2010s
Place: idaho, manhattan new york city, utah, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 51K
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, shark attack, panic, scuba diving, ocean or sea, danger, abandonment, husband wife relationship, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, adventure, survival, stranded, air disaster, rescue, introspection, struggle for survival, human nature, danger, getting home, radio ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: adventure, survival, village, wilderness, murder, danger, on the run, crimes, eskimo indian, righting the wronged, family life, village life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 40K
Arctic (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: arctic, survival, ice, injury, helicopter crash, polar bear, flare, fish, stranded, male protagonist, snow, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 17K
Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, survival, danger, oil company, dynamite, dangerous mission, rope bridge, existentialism, bandit, terrorist, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, jerusalem, new jersey, paris france, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Vacation in Hell (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Five tourists, four women and one man, escape from the group in a holiday camp at a tropical place and get lost. They have to find the way back, but problems are still to come...
Plot: survival, tourist, wilderness, vacation, island, stranded, female protagonist, jungle, mountain lion, stabbed to death, female bonding, death of child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A diverse group of individuals struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert after their passenger plane crashes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, danger, heroes, dangerous animal, confined, leadership, rivalry, adventure, escapades, rivals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Deadly Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of employees are stuck on the 8th floor of an office building, and it is up to firefighter Ray to find a way to bring them to safety. Unsure of their fate, and with too much to lose, these men must fight to keep each other alive as they hunt ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: customer, fire, explosion, pregnant, injury, death, conference, renovation, company, firefighter, gas leak, rooftop ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 66K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: serious, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: desert, napoleon, soldier, leopard, wilderness, love affair, battles, animal life, campaign, deadly creature, heroes, danger ...
Time: 1790s, 18th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, sahara desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 332
Edge of Honor (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of scouts stumble onto a cache of stolen weapons hidden in a forest. They meet up with a girl and get involved with the men who originally stole the weapons. The men try to shoot the scouts every time - but are thwarted at the end.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, forest, dead children, lumberjack, weapons, rivalry, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, criminal's revenge, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%