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Nova Zembla (2011)
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Nova Zembla (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nova Zembla tells the gripping true story of the legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to survive the dark coldness of winter in the most gruesome of circumstances. An incredibly powerful story of determination, hardship and a triumph of the human spirit. The sixteenth century Dutch ship crew is leaving the port of Amsterdam and sailing to the northern arctic, where they get stuck in the ice. Two ships take part at the mission and captain De Rijp decides to return while he still can, while the other ship helmed by Willem Barentsz, stubbornly proceeds.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: ship, sea voyage, adventurer, polar bear, adventure, isolation, court, medieval, sea, explorer, sailing, bully, cold, escapades, confined, island, cave, writers, beach, church, boy, journey, freeze to death, corporal punishment, forgery ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, medieval, ship, heroes and ocean mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like Nova Zembla: Endless Night (2015), Conquistadores: Adventum (2017), Longitude (2000), The Assassins (2012), Courage (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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