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Nova Zembla (2011)
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: survival, ship, adventurer, danger, adventure, isolation, island, cold, court, trial, sea voyage, confined, escapades, monster, journey, cave, writers, sex scene, church, beach, boy, bully, adultery, knife, freeze to death ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s

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Most similar movies to Nova Zembla

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, realistic and exciting films with plots about escapades, danger, survival, adventure, heroes, isolation and confined mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like Nova Zembla: Endless Night (2015), El Dorado (1988), Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014), Kenau (2014), The Red Knight (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, couples, escapades, danger, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, couple relations, strong female presence, female director ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
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El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: rough, epic, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: conquering, jungle, treasure hunt, survival, obsessive quest, obsession, adventurer, human nature, rebelliousness, soldier, on the road, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
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Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, UK, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.
Style: stylized, rough, atmospheric, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vikings, viking, battles, survival, escapades, adventure, ship, battle, brutality, murder, betrayal, forest ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, military, heroes, danger, escapades, leadership, soldier, strong female presence, execution, fear ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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The Red Knight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Who really is behind the legend of "Red Dragon"?
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating
Plot: adventurer, heroes, imaginary kingdom, adventure, escapades, danger, legends and myths, spell, tomb, legend, curses spells and rituals, monastery ...
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The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, castaway, danger, self discovery, isolation, ocean, ocean or sea, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
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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: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, factual ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, danger, ocean, escapades, lost at sea, rescue, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
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The Assassins (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, epic, stylized ...
Plot: hidden identity, adventure, assassin, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, rivalry, political intrigue, state affairs, deadly, assassination, head of state, graphic violence ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, ancient china
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Gostanza da Libbiano (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: false confession, trial, court, confession, religion, witch, inquisition, torture, devil, rope
Time: 16th century
Place: tuscany
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Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An unexpectedly modern take on a tale of two Viking warriors abandoned on the American coast. Warning – contains a graphic answer to the question: do Vikings sh*t in the woods?
Style: atmospheric, epic, stylized, serious, offbeat
Plot: viking, human spirit, survival, rivalry, good versus evil, obsessive quest, danger, wilderness, human nature, heroic mission, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: ancient history, 11th century, middle ages
Place: newfoundland, canada
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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, rebelliousness, military life, storm at sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
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Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: survival, island, isolation, slavery, cannibalism, adventure, escapades, confined, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, pets ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
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The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, world war two, evacuation, ocean or sea, military, confined, danger, chaos and mayhem, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
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Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: survival, island, shipwreck, desert island, tropical island, adventure, escapades, isolation, fish out of water, confined, marooned, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
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Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: injustice, folk hero, rebellion, vengeance, rebelliousness, revolution, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, society, social differences, price of justice, protestant ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert island, survival, shipwreck, friendship, island, adventure, danger, adventurer, destiny, ocean, stranded on an island, jungle ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, london
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The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, anger ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: california, usa
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Yamato (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Directed by Junya Sato and based on a book by Jun Henmi, "Yamato" has a framing story set in the present day and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the crew of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato. The film was never released in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious
Plot: navy, japanese history, battleship, world war two, ship, military, battles, war, survival, heroes, danger, first love ...
Time: 1940s, year 2005, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: japan
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Into the White (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Into the White is an anti-war movie. High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, foe turned friend, air disaster, wilderness, world war two, airplane shot down, isolation, danger, war, confined, winter, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: inventor, british navy, sea, sailboat, adventure, military life, against the odds, sea disaster, ocean, escapades, danger, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: england, jamaica
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, estrangement, confined, family life, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
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The Old Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, adventure, danger, farm, wilderness, family relations, elderly, isolation, deadly, teaching the ways of the world, wisdom of life, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
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S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 145 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, ocean, ship, survival, rescue, catastrophe, titanic, forces of nature, celebrity culture, space travel, heroic mission, hijacking ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, ocean or sea, expedition, adventure, adventurer, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 40s ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
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The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, race against time, mining, hopes, isolation, danger, human spirit, president, stranded, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, australia
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Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: investigation, survival, investigative, escapades, danger, uncover truth, heroic mission, dishonesty, catastrophe, archive footage, forces of nature, reenactment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, new zealand
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Falling Star (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This colourful feature debut from experienced producer Luis Miñarro offers an almost hallucinatory look at the world of Amadeo of Savoy, who was king of an ungovernable Spain for two years around 1870. This intriguing episode is transformed into a ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: royal family, political unrest, royal court, society, state affairs, master and servant, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), art, isolation, palaces castles and temples, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
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How to Save Us (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Brian Everett's younger brother Sam goes missing on the island of Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious quarantine forcing Brian to traverse across enemy lines to save his brother from an army of ghosts.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: island, missing person, survival, danger, ghost, deadly, isolation, confined, supernatural, rescue, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, survival, daring rescue, adventure, danger, escapades, against humanity, life is a bitch, family relations, chaos, military, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
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Storm Bound (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A ripping adventure yarn about teenage boys who join the crew of a ship of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. After a dramatic shipwreck and escape from an attack by natives, they must make their way to safety by themselves.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, island, adventure, heroes, survival, fall in love, isolation, danger, youth, confined, escapades, ocean or sea ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
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