Movies like Coast of Skeletons

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Coast of Skeletons (1965)
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Coast of Skeletons (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former district officer is assigned to work on a team of diamond prospectors, who are busy double crossing each other until they are blown up having found bullion.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: treasure hunt, investigation, adventure, crimes, private detective, escapades, dishonesty, cons and scams, prospector, ship, love triangle, diamond, diamonds, husband wife relationship, ex nazi, insurance fraud, woman in a bikini, englishman abroad, hidden treasure, insurance company, sunken treasure, insurance investigator, police commissioner, post colonialism, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: africa, london, england

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Most similar movies to Coast of Skeletons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, adventurer, rivalry and crimes mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Coast of Skeletons: Wet Gold (1984), The Hot Potato (2012), The Sea Wolf (1993), Call of the Wild (1992), The Last Adventure (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wet Gold (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wet Gold is the story of a young woman (Laura), who works as a waitress in a cafe. Laura stumbles across a drunk elderly man (Sampson), who fills her with exciting stories of a boat that went down with millions in gold. Although Laura's ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: sailing, scuba diving, gold, treasure, jealousy, sailboat, greed, betrayal, paranoia, sunken treasure, ocean, adventure ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 748
The Hot Potato (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in London’s East End.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: road trip, hitman, nuclear threat, heist, car chase, criminal heroes, chase, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, caper, uranium ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: europe, london, england, vatican, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.0
 888
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: survival, sailing, ocean, cons and scams, obsession, ship, tough heroes, cause and meaning, friends, battles, psychopath, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, survival, wilderness, pets, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, adventurer, family ...
Time: 19th century, 90s
Place: alaska, yukon, london, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Last Adventure (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, pilot, ocean, adventure, airplane, death, friendship, adventurer, escapades, partners, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, paris france, france, congo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.2
 202
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: ship, castaway, adventure, sailing, survival, lone wolves, self discovery, isolation, storm at sea, sea, violence, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 6K
Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forces of nature, wolf, survival, adventure, wolf pack, animals, wilderness, tradition versus modernity, society, nature, dog, chinese ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.9
 2K
Sahara (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, sheik, woman dressed as man, age difference, cross dressing, adventure, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, escapades, confined, heroes ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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2943
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7939
The Delta Factor (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action-packed espionage thriller based on a book by Mickey Spillane. A man who has been framed for a large-scale robbery escapes from prison, but is caught and given a choice between returning behind bars and working for the CIA. He is enlisted to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, prison, kidnapping, island, rescue, car chase, righting the wronged, injustice, false accusation, frame up, captivity, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.7
 256
Deadliest Sea (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the book Working on the Edge by Spike Walker, Deadliest Sea tells the story of a young man who joins the crew of a King Crab trawler in Alaska seeking to make some real money. The captain of the vessel plays a hunch about where to set traps ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: survival, escapades, inventions and discoveries, forces of nature, ship, ocean, rescue, coast guard, sea, battles, helicopter, fisherman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, captivity, americana, culture clash, native american, colonialism, colonial america, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Bandit vs. Samurai Squad (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, religions or cults, heist, cons and scams, vengeance, crimes, adventure, law enforcement, betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Master of Dragonard Hill (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the 18th-century British Caribbean colony of St. Joseph's, decadent and hedonistic aristocrats rule with an iron fist and terrorize slaves and suspected criminals with a painful whip called the "dragonard."
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: rebellion, against the odds, island, escapades, adventurer, heroes, adventure, rivalry, injustice, brothel madam, framed for murder, violence ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 248
Kidnapped (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
Story: Kidnapped is a two-part BBC television adaptation of the 1893 novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is directed by Brendan Maher and stars James Anthony Pearson as Davie Balfour and Iain Glen as Alan Breck. Attempting to claim ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, orphan, heroes, teenage life, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, good versus evil, pirate, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Riddle of the Sands (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: yacht, spy, military, conquering, state affairs, espionage, undercover, heroes, ship, sailing, world war one, war ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Dinosaur Hunter (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 13-year-old girl and her older brother live on a farm where paleontologists search for fossils.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, tense, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, paleontologist, adventurer, adventure, inventions and discoveries, escapades, hunter, treasure hunt, race against time, youth, rivalry, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 1K
Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: sea, historical event, intrigue, ship, kidnapping, escapades, adventurer, betrayal, rescue, adventure, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Whisperers (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Whisperers tells the story of an impoverished old woman living alone in a seedy apartment who enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. When she discovers stolen money hidden by her son, she believes her fantasy has come true.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: social realism, theft, loneliness, old lady, radio, elderly, poverty, stolen money, mental illness, golden years, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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380
 6.2
 188
The Timekeeper (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A l'automne 1964, la construction des 52 derniers milles du chemin de fer du Grand lac des Esclaves est en voie d'achèvement. Une bande hétéroclite de travailleurs instables, ivrognes et voleurs, est recrutée dans les tavernes par ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, offbeat
Plot: adventure, escapades, crimes, concentration camp, alcohol abuse, corruption, outcast, chase, murder, theft, drunkenness, flashback ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
River of Death (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, mad scientist, adventurer, betrayal, investigation, chase, vengeance, heroic mission, daring rescue, rivalry, treasure hunt, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965, year 1945
Place: south america, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 183
Max Is Missing (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boy and his dad take a trip to Peru, but when they are accidentally separated he is given a mysterious mask that makes him a target for ruthless tomb raiders.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: youth, friendship, train, family life, family, on the run, escapades, heroes, adventurer, treasure hunt, adventure, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: murder, victorian england, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, partners against crime, mind game, mystery, investigation, detective agency, dishonesty, partners, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tintin and Captain Haddock try to discover what is so desirable about their old and apparently worthless ship.
Style: exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, fictional country, treasure, boat, superhero, inheritance, ship, youth, investigation, obsessive quest, journalism, family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, latin america, constantinople, istanbul turkey, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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3 Steps to Heaven (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bereaved woman adopts multiple disguises to track down the last three people to see her boyfriend before he died.
Style: mind bending, cynical, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsessive quest, mystery, amateur detective, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, mentally unstable, gays and lesbians, dark humor, celebrity culture, cons and scams, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 1K
Gold (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Canada, the summer of 1898. A group of German settlers travel towards the far north in covered wagons with packhorses and their few possessions in tow. The seven travellers set off from Ashcroft, the final railway station. Along with their leader, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, old west, adventure, adventurer, escapades, wilderness, desert, human nature, brutality, murder, civil war ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Wicked Lady (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, she gets bored and turns to highway robbery for thrills. ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: highwayman, female nudity, girl fight, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), heist, social differences, adventure, hidden identity, adventurer, escapades, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 86
Green Sails (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When ambitious CCT exec Will Patterson uncovers a corporate conspiracy, his life spirals out of control. With an unlikely ally and beautiful crusader to guide him through his struggle, he travels to the jungles of Indonesia where a tribe--wrongly ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: strong female character, adventure, heroes, escapades, injustice, jungle, dishonesty, workplace situations, environmentalism, tribe, corruption, corporation ...
Time: 90s
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.1
 281
Hotel Colonial (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marco Veniera goes to Bogota, Columbia to find his brother, Luca who supposedly committed suicide. In his search, he meets fiery and exotic Irene Costa, who leads him into the depths of the Amazon jungle. But it's every man for himself. And ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: erotica, jungle, crimes, mistaken identity, mystery, adventure, uncover truth, terrorism, dishonesty, drug dealing, drug dealer, jail ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, latin america, venice, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 506
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, scenic ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, lost at sea, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, ocean, escapades, rescue, isolation, hunting ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The War Lover (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Buzz Rickson is a dare-devil World War II bomber pilot with a death wish. Failing at everything not involving flying, Rickson lives for the most dangerous missions. His crew lives with this aspect of his personality only because they know he always ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, bomber, airplane, war, aviation, pilot, courage, american, aerial combat, battles, military, soldier ...
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%