Movies like Adrift

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Adrift (2018)
 6.6
 52K
Adrift (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman and her fiancé find themselves caught in a hurricane after departing Tahiti by boat. She wakes up after being knocked out, only to discover him missing, and the elements threatening.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, sentimental, thought provoking, disaster movie, twists and turns
Plot: survivor, survival, storm, love, sailboat, human spirit, underwater, boat, death, female protagonist, power of love, sailing, surfing, loss of loved one, marriage proposal, hurricane, underwater scene, vegetarian, young couple, dancing, hallucination, beach, blood, sea, poker ...
Time: year 1983
Place: tahiti, pacific ocean

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Most similar movies to Adrift

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspense, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about survival, catastrophe, death, danger, escapades, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Adrift: All Is Lost (2013), Titanic (1997), Abandoned (2015), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Shallows (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 79K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, ocean or sea, desperation, adventure, loneliness, human spirit, hopes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 1.1M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, ship, love, love story, fall in love, titanic, forbidden love, sea disaster, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 3K
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: exciting, suspense, intense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sea, storm, desert island, lost at sea, ship, survival, death, boat, fear, courage, adventure, hopes ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scenic, suspense, exciting, captivating, disaster movie ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, lost at sea, dangerous animal, whale, sea, adventure, shipwreck, against the odds, castaway, ocean or sea ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 127K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, tense, exciting, absurd ...
Plot: shark, survival, trapped, strong female character, animal horror, ocean, killer shark, animal attack, surfing, sea, island, fear ...
Place: tijuana mexico, mexico, australia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 209K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, dramatic, realistic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, stranded, natural disaster, mountain climbing, forces of nature, climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, blizzard, death, against the odds ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival....
Style: disturbing, suspense, based on true events, rough, suspenseful
Plot: snow, survival, wilderness, snowboard, snowboarding, rescue attempt, hockey player, winter, lost, drug addiction, ends with biographical notes, police officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: interracial romance, survival, mountain, wilderness, black man white woman relationship, snow, crash landing, stranger, animal attack, plane crash, peril, love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: idaho, utah, manhattan new york city, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 5K
The Deep (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: storm at sea, fisherman, ocean, survival, shipwreck, human spirit, against the odds, danger, swimming, struggle for survival, drowning, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 48K
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, expedition, adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 40s ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, courage, rescue mission, coast guard, daring rescue, sinking ship, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 247K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, forces of nature, air disaster, snow, isolation, wolf pack, stranded, male camaraderie, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 212K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, disaster movie, suspense ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster film, courage, forces of nature, tragedy, destruction, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 19K
The Reef (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, scary
Plot: shark, animal horror, underwater, survival, ocean or sea, boat accident, ocean, boat, killer shark, dangerous animal, shark attack, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 3K
Solo (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After falling off a cliff and suffering substantial injures, for 48 long hours a young surfer must face a merciless nature and his own physical and mental agony to try to survive.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, captivating
Plot: surfing, reef, survival, injury, wave, ship, storm, friendship, pride, coast, swimming, dune ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, catastrophe, storm at sea, forces of nature, natural disaster, shipwreck, adventure, rescue, male camaraderie, fish, weatherman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, boston, atlantic ocean, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 53K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, exciting, disaster movie ...
Plot: survival, starvation, air disaster, cannibalism, stranded, human spirit, danger, isolation, against the odds, human nature, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, south america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 555K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, stranded on an island, island, human spirit, solitude, courage, adventure, tropical island, air disaster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 71K
The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, grizzly bear, animal horror, marital infidelity, adventure, danger, rivalry, photographer, bear attack, crash, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 90K
The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ocean, rescue, coast guard, ocean or sea, storm, navy, teamwork, friendship, haunted by the past, death, rookie, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 362K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, uplifting, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, loneliness, desert, alone, cave, adventure, peril, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 23K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, adventure, 15 year old, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, danger, ocean, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, cuba, florida, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: John H. Groberg, a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950's. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean. ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: missionary, human spirit, friendship, adventure, true love, fish out of water, love and romance, hopes, rescue, mormon, life philosophy, hurricane ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, future
Place: idaho, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 53K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: jungle, survival, adventurer, amazon rainforest, river, alone, rescue, raft, israeli, ends with biographical notes, hallucination, cross country trip ...
Time: 20th century
Place: bolivia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 108K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, abusive husband, single father, domestic violence, small town life, obsession, love triangle, runaway, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, survival, adventure, stranded, air disaster, rescue, introspection, danger, getting home, human nature, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 104K
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, vietnam war, pow, soldier, torture, escape, rescue, camp, human spirit, confined, danger, mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s, 70s
Place: vietnam, laos, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 60K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, adventurer, mountain climbing, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, danger, daring rescue, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 55K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, expedition, survival, danger, forces of nature, underground, deathtrap, adventure, panic, struggle for survival, death, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: survival, ocean or sea, couple relations, human nature, social relations, danger, family in danger, parents and children, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, drowning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%