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One Mile Above (2011)
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One Mile Above (2011)
Original name: 轉山
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shuhao is a 24 year old Taiwanese university graduate. His older brother Shuwei, whom he has idolized since childhood, dies on a bicycle ride to Lhasa. He decides to complete Shuwei's journey, hoping to prove himself through this challenging trip. Shuhao's inexperience almost sees him headed over a cliff one dark night. Food poisoning nearly costs him his life just after surviving an attack by a pack of menacing Tibetan Mastiffs. In the end, Shuhao arrives in Lhasa to see the Potola Palace. His lonely journey, filled with laughter and tears, brings him to the discovery of a new purpose in life.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, road movie
Plot: riding a bicycle, cycling, last wish, mountain, on the road, self discovery, direction and purpose, danger, escapades, wilderness, dead brother, bittersweet, nature, food, death, snow, buddhism, wild animal, dream, accident, bicycle, diary, little boy, cigarette lighter, telephone call ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tibet, asia, china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and atmospheric films with plots about escapades, survival, danger, adventure, wilderness, society and self discovery mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres. Some movies like One Mile Above: Patagonia (2010), Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010), The Double Steps (2011), To Brave Alaska (1996), Wolf Totem (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Patagonia (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Argentina, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Patagonia narrates the journeys of two women - one looking for her past, the other for her future. The film inter-cuts between their stories, in which one of them travels south to north through the Welsh springtime and the other east to west through ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, road movie, serious, sincere ...
Plot: elderly, on the road, self discovery, last wish, love affair, society, couples, redemption, crumbling marriage, desert, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina, latin america, europe, wales ...
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95%
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three Russian street kids, who live on their wits in a train station, take off to the countryside hoping to make it across the border to a better life in Poland. They are alternately looking for tenderness and pushing it away because they sense that ...
Style: serious, uplifting, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: leaving home, friendship, young heroes, youth, boy, self discovery, obsessive quest, on the road, optimism, hopes, escapades, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Double Steps (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fiction inspired by the novelistic biography of the painter and writer Francois Augiéras. The artist covered with paints a military bunker in the desert, and let it sink into the sand so no one could find it until the XXI century. The search ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: obsessive quest, treasure hunt, on the road, escapades, desert, performer's life, artists and showbiz, painting, excavation, killing an animal, digging, albino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
To Brave Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple and their dog struggle to survive in Alaska.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, starvation, wilderness, pets, disorder, confined, adventure, chases and races, danger, escapades, isolation, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: touching, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forces of nature, adventure, survival, wolf, wilderness, animal life, danger, society, little boy, wolf pack, animal attack, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
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70%
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: touching, contemplative, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: wilderness, inuit, dog sled, adventure, mountain, arctic, wolf, snow, survival, mouse, biologist, environmentalism ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
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69%
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Lost and Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his young son goes missing, Lei (Andy Lau) begins a 14-year quest to find him.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, on the road, crimes, escapades, kidnapping, female director, search
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Beautiful Wave (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.
Style: sentimental, contemplative, psychological, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: surfing, self discovery, adventure, coming of age, youth, escapades, teenage life, friendship, society, on the road, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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68%
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Dreaming Lhasa (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama's exile headquarters in northern India, to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. She wants to reconnect with her roots but ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, enigmatic, contemplative
Plot: adventurer, missing person, injustice, life is a bitch, society, hopes, escapades, fighting the system, political unrest, self discovery, culture clash, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tibet, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Island Etude (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: First-time actor Tung Ming-Hsiang plays Ming, a young college student whose lifelong hearing problem causes him to communicate via slurred speech. Carrying a guitar on his back and lacking few concrete reasons, he decides to bike around the island ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, tense, exciting ...
Plot: cycling, riding a bicycle, love and romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, mute or deaf, elderly lovers, lovers reunited, homecoming, lifestyle, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, canada, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, friends, danger, hopes, escapades, stranded, nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Travelers and Magicians (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, Bhutan, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young government official, named Dondup, who is smitten with America (he even has a denim gho) dreams of escaping there while stuck in a beautiful but isolated village. He hopes to connect in the U.S. with a visa out of the country. He misses the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, road movie
Plot: illusion, storytelling, self discovery, adventure, clergy, introspection, culture clash, on the road, friendship, hopes, society, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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65%
Someone to Run With (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Through the streets of Jerusalem two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her home and all she knows, changing herself ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, escapades, youth, chases and races, missing person, track down, coming of age, crimes, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Scream of Stone (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Argentina, UK, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber, and a journalist (Ivan) results in a bet on which of the two is the best climber. Roger (the mountaineering expert) states that Martin (the sport ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: mountain, climbing, love triangle, rivalry, contests and competitions, ambition, wilderness, danger, mountain climbing, dream, obsession, mountaineer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: defiant, interracial relations, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, escapades, family relations, youth, society, impossible love, teenage boy ...
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60%
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Duration: 115 min.
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Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Nomadic Childhoods (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Russia, Mongolia, India
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 3 stories, 3 countries. Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia. Nomad children fill a hostile world with their wishes and their dreams. At major cross-roads in their lives, they are confronted by love, danger and death.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, society, love and romance, wilderness, danger, coming of age, tradition versus modernity, hopes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Charlie's Country (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, thought provoking, serious, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: racism, culture clash, aborigine, introspection, against the rules, society, elderly, social misfits, escapades, wilderness, self discovery, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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56%
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Mountain Patrol (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet.
Style: serious, captivating, rough
Plot: survival, leadership, danger, journalism, mountain, village, extinction, animal life, poacher, volunteer, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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55%
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St. Helens (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, disaster movie
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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52%
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, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, escapades, confined, prayer ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
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50%
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The Old Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspense, captivating ...
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Duration: 104 min.
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Deadliest Sea (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, mountain, family relations, nature, family, danger, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, animal life, siblings relations ...
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47%
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Boxing Day (2012)
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Story: A struggling, indebted business man leaves his family immediately after Christmas to pursue a lucrative property deal that could solve all of his problems: buying foreclosed properties from banks at a fraction of their value, refi tting them for a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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46%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
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Bass Ackwards (2010)
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Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, human nature, obsessive quest, hopes, self discovery, father son relationship, road trip, father daughter relationship, adultery, escapades, cross country, redemption ...
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44%