Movies like The Pirates of Somalia

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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, only to quickly find himself in over his head.
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, exciting, factual, suspense
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, journey, danger, point of view, village, weapons, news report, escapades, culture clash, writers, gun
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and based on true events films with plots about survival, danger, storytelling, runaway, mentor, escapades and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Pirates of Somalia: RKO 281 (1999), 127 Hours (2010), Driven (2018), Brain on Fire (2016), Against the Sun (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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RKO 281 (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, anti semitism, obsession, movie business, ego clash, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, ambition, society, fighting the system, showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
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95%
 7.5
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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
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93%
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Driven (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico, UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: FBI informant Jim Hoffman lures troubled automobile magnate John DeLorean to an undercover sting for cocaine trafficking.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, based on true events, exciting, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, crimes, money, fight, danger, greed, drugs, brutality, rivalry, trial, cocaine, man wearing a wig ...
Time: year 1977
Place: california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.6
 20K
Brain on Fire (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.
Style: medical drama, based on true events, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting illness, strong female lead, hospital, diagnosis, journalist, doctor, psychosis, newspaper reporter, human brain, catatonia, female protagonist, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, military, ocean or sea, human spirit, danger, adventure, getting home, human nature, lifeboat, isolation, soldier, disaster film ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: pacific ocean
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Among Wolves (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: EntreLobos (AmongWolves) tells the remarkable story of a poor country boy named Marcos, who at the age of 7 is handed over to his father's employer, a rich landowner, who in turn delivers him to a life of labor with a hermetic goatherd in an ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, based on true events
Plot: survival, friendship, danger, escapades, adventure, animal life, loneliness, nature, male protagonist, beautiful scenery, cave, child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hostage, ship, navy, pirate, rescue, terrorism, u.s. navy, hijacking, escapades, kidnapping, hostages, hostage situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, usa, united states, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.7
 592K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, hostage, danger, secret agents, daring rescue, hollywood, american abroad, behind enemy lines, hidden identity, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 2001 ...
Place: middle east, iran, langley virginia, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Two Harbors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Drama - Vic's days are filled with selling sci-fi collectibles, harassing his fellow antique dealers, and trying to communicate with extraterrestrials. - Charles Brin, Alex Cole, Paul Cram
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, offbeat
Plot: obsession, small town, alien encounter, danger, tragedy, death, antique dealer, small town life, puppets, lost love, puppet
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.6
 11K
Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, captivity, false accusation, solitary, life is a bitch, danger, interrogation, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Gwen Araujo, a transgender teen who was murdered in California in 2002.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: teenage boy, murder, gender disguise, brother sister relationship, single mother, funeral, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, hate crime, loss of son, high school, testimony ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
150 Milligrams (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the hospital where she works in Brest, France, a lung specialist discovers a direct link between suspicious deaths and state-approved medicine. She fights single-handedly for the truth to come out.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: doctor, health, female protagonist, television, scientist, whistleblower, blood, death, danger, illness, female director, tv interview ...
Time: year 2011, year 2009, year 2010
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.8
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Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: hurricane, adventure, rescue, escapades, danger, heroes, catastrophe, forces of nature, chases and races, running out of gas, boat, party ...
Time: 70s
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77%
 7.8
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The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: disturbing, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, journalist, corruption, paranoia, politics, lawsuit, layoff, ethics, fear, public health ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, iran, washington d.c., new york, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: China, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, sincere, psychological, based on true events
Plot: journalist, friendship, life philosophy, teaching the ways of the world, cynicism, tv star, adaptation, storytelling, social differences, puppet, male friendship, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary, year 1998
Place: pittsburgh, new york
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74%
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Puncture (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, lawsuit, drug abuse, law firm, courtroom, against the odds, public health, righting the wronged, legal action, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, corporate crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, year 1999, year 1995
Place: washington d.c., usa, houston texas
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74%
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The Walk (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events, breathtaking ...
Plot: skyscraper, world trade center manhattan new york city, obsession, ambition, danger, escapades, artists and showbiz, planning, circus performer, street performer, follow your dream, tightrope ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973, year 1974, future
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, undercover, secret agents, rise and fall, government agency, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, cold war, fbi, spy, fbi agent ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Angel of mercy… or murderous “Doctor Death”? Jack Kervorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification. ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: terminal illness, suicide, suffering, lawyer, district attorney, judge, moral dilemma, murder, against the rules, society, legal action, historical figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Manhunt (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Klarsfelds, a Franco-German couple who devoted themselves to bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. Their pursuit of Klaus Barbie, the "Butcher of Lyon," takes them to South America, where he has found ...
Style: realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: nazi, spy, false identity, manhunt, war crime, abduction, journalist, murder, threat, torture, investigation, war ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: south america, france, bolivia, peru, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: danger, adventure, heroes, rescue, escapades, child in peril, catastrophe, survival, heroic mission, freeway, collapse, earthquake
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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69%
Restless Virgins (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: high school, scandal, preparatory school, social relations, youth, teenage life, high school life, friendship, sexual content, love and romance, escapades, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world's most famous gun-tothing dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both
Style: based on true events, twists and turns, ironic, tragic ending, factual ...
Plot: dwarf, bohemian life, interview, celebrity, performer's life, twists & turns, untimely death, lust, promiscuous past, nude model, drugs/alcohol, newspaper reporter ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The disturbing true-story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted in 1984 but later released by her abuser, only to have people question her story.
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, touching, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, true crime, psychopath, kidnapped, rape, kidnapped girl, police detective, parents and children, autobiography, abduction, kidnapping, homicide detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, serious, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: child abuse, australian outback, aborigine, racism, punishment, culture clash, survival, kidnapping, life is a bitch, hopes, outback, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ⇓
68%
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, gorilla, extinction, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, environmental, forces of nature, hunting ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the rise and fall of poker legend Stu "The Kid" Ungar.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: gambling, rivalry, ambition, human spirit, rise and fall, hopes, sport, tragic hero, life is a bitch, addiction, poker, gambler ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: meditative, suspense, inspirational, exciting, factual ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, explorer, tribe, lost city, journey, jungle, world war one, conquistador, obsession, courage, survival ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 1950s, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Consolation (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victim of vertigo and unexplained discomfort, Flavie, a television host, resolves to consult a psychiatrist. The latter suggests a test of the past that she would have concealed and proposes to browse together a photo-album of her childhood. The ...
Style: factual, serious, suspenseful, brutal, bleak
Plot: psychoanalyst, coming of age, rape, child abuse, brutality, mother daughter relationship, memories, psychiatrist, physical abuse, violence, mother and daughter, childhood memory ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%