Movies like Donner Pass: The Road to Survival

If you like "Donner Pass: The Road to Survival" you are looking for movies about / with christmas, survival, native american, cannibal, death, pioneer and bear themes of Adventure, Drama and History genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978)
 5.9
 49
Donner Pass: The Road to Survival (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: ad feedback A grim incident from American pioneer history is recreated as a determined group of settlers, facing almost insurmountable odds, struggles to reach California in 1846. Already divided by internal dissension over the choice of a leader and the selection of a route, the wagon train is soon decimated by Indian raids, a scarcity of food and water, and the unrelenting forces of nature. Finally after months of hardship, the party reaches the High Sierras, only to be stranded in the middle of the pass by an early snowstorm. And as fear of an agonizing death from starvation forces the abandonment of conventional rules of human behavior, the pioneers face a new enemy - each other.
Plot: christmas, survival, native american, cannibal, death, pioneer, bear, cannibalism, starvation, freeze to death, murder, travel, wilderness, dead child, general
Time: 1840s

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Donner Pass: The Road to Survival

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and epic films with plots about survival, wilderness, native american, murder, danger, escapades and death mostly in Drama, Western and Adventure genres. Some movies like Donner Pass: The Road to Survival: Showdown at Williams Creek (1991), Bone Tomahawk (2015), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Man in the Wilderness (1971), The Revenant (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Showdown at Williams Creek (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: True story of a former British soldier on trial for murder in the 19th century Northwest.
Plot: native american, survival, death, con artists, murder, wilderness, historical event
Time: 1870s, 19th century
Place: montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 80K
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the ...
Style: brutal, scary, bleak, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: native american, violence, murder, survival, prisoner, rescue, sheriff, civil war veteran, cannibalism, redemption, brutality, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Horror, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.
Style: suspense
Plot: execution, confession, cannibal, cannibalism, survival, aborigine, hunger, hanging, rain forest, irish, brutality, priest ...
Place: ireland, australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious, epic, stylized, offbeat
Plot: viking, rivalry, human spirit, survival, human nature, heroes, hopes, obsessive quest, escapades, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventurer ...
Time: ancient history, middle ages, 11th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, factual ...
Plot: survival, native americans, adventure, wilderness, rocky mountains, native, lone wolves, interracial relations, respect, hunting, mountain man, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: wilderness, bear attack, adventure, native american, survival, vengeance, isolation, danger, lone wolves, forces of nature, wounded, violence ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
 674K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, native american, snow, violence, native americans, bear attack, grizzly bear, old west, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 17
Marie Ann (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Western, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young married woman, after a kidnapping, becomes attached to an Indian.
Plot: wilderness, fort, native american, pioneer, marriage, colonial america, kidnapping, tribe, forest
Time: 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
Lost in the Barrens (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of two very different boys in the Canadian wilderness. They must learn to depend on each other in order to survive.
Plot: bear attack, wilderness, bear, friendship between boys, survival, native american, mountain, train, lost
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 107K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: survival, freedom, wilderness, journey, prison escape, escape, world war two, gulag, pow, danger, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mustang Country (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A rancher and former rodeo star comes across a runaway boy while he is hunting a wild stallion.
Plot: bear, stallion, u.s. canadian border, horse, boy, dog, wild horse, rodeo cowboy, runaway, cougar, native american, cowboy ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 20K
Quest for Fire (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of nature. Against the perilous atmosphere of rugged ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: tribe, survival, cannibalism, fire, nudity (full frontal - brief), adventure, obsessive quest, danger, human nature, buddies, heroic mission, pregnant woman nude ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 5K
The Wind (2018)
Genre: Horror, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller set in the Western frontier of the late 1800s, The Wind stars Caitlin Gerard as a plains-woman driven mad by the harshness and isolation of the untamed land.
Style: psychological, brutal, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, isolation, alienation, exploitation, rescue, survival, gory, escape, murder, chase, wilderness, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: emotional, rough, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, against humanity, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, senator, chief, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, canada, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 4K
Grizzly (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fifteen-foot grizzly bear figures out that humans make for a tasty treat. As a park ranger tries rallying his men to bring about the bear's capture or destruction, his efforts are thwarted by the introduction of dozens of drunken hunters into ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: grizzly bear, wilderness, national park, hunter, park ranger, survival, dangerous animal, rescue, danger, obsessive quest, animal horror, environmentalism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A headstrong New York painter embarks on a dangerous journey to meet Sitting Bull, but must face off with an Army officer intent war with the Native Americans.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, based on true events
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, horse, painting, shooting, danger, crimes, rivalry, indigenous people, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman ...
Time: 19th century
Place: north dakota, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Will Fight No More Forever (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pursued by 2,000 US soldiers and cavalry, Chief Joseph leads his tribe of 800 Nez Perce on a 1,700 mile journey across the West and towards Canada. Based on the true story of the westward expansion of the United States and the military force used to ...
Plot: native american, cavalry, historical figure, native american reservation, starvation, reservation, indian chief, government, escape
Time: 1870s
Place: canada, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.9
 123
Savage Journey (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They forged a new land in the untamed wilderness - with their heart, their hands, and their faith in god.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: church, wilderness, society, showbiz, clergy, escapades, adventure, state affairs, heroes, politics, religions or cults, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: salt lake city utah, ohio, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 12K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: family relations, settler, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, isolation, escapades, danger, husband wife relationship, thirst ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 419
Legacy (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A portrayal of the early Latter-day Saints' joys, sacrifices, hopes, and trials; their epic journey to the Salt Lake Valley; and their legacy of faith in Jesus Christ.
Plot: loss of brother, mormon, latter day saints, female protagonist, mormonism, wagon train, love triangle, van, pioneer, husband wife relationship, religious persecution, hardship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: missouri, illinois, new york, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: cavalry, native american, starvation, homecoming, culture clash, society, military, life is a bitch, americana, injustice, journey, fort ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, oklahoma, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Welcome to the Jungle (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young couples head into the New Guinea wilderness in an effort to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared in 1961.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: wilderness, survival, obsessive quest, jungle, gory, deadly, confined, danger, cons and scams, escapades, cannibalism, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, intense, factual ...
Plot: apache, native american, bounty hunter, racism, historical figure, soldier, battles, surrender, bigotry, betrayal, interracial romance, prejudice ...
Place: mexico, latin america, sonora, arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
heroes movies
8773
gun movies
gun
8356
 7.1
 665
The White Dawn (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stranded 1890s whalers (Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.) corrupt the culture of their Eskimo saviors.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, arctic, wilderness, gambling, inuit, shipwreck, danger, opposites attract, animal life, rescue, racism, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, captivity, danger, americana, culture clash, colonialism, society, missing person, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Red Man's View (0000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A small Native American Shoshone Band in the secluded mountains of northern California are caught up in the midst of the American Civil War, when the effects of the war spreads. west, and Union soldiers force them from their homeland.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: native american, based on movie, bear, religion, colonel, spirit, buffalo, sky, archery, union, heroes, horse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.6
 4K
Temple (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, bleak, scary
Plot: evil spirit, lost in the woods, temple, tourist, travel, ancient mystery, curse, murder, violence, able to see the dead, friendship, book ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Mountain Men (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story concerns two grizzled mountain men -- Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp -- during the dying days of the fur-trapping era. The plot begins when Running Moon runs away from her abusive husband Heavy Eagle and comes across the two seedy fur ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain man, heroes, wilderness, battles, frontier justice, frontier, vigilantism, native american, treasure hunt, culture clash, danger, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In June of 1994, one of the most brutal mass slaughters in history occurred in the backwoods of northern New England. Four months later, history is about to repeat itself. The end of summer signals the brink of manhood for a group of lifelong ...
Style: tense, suspense, rough, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: hunting, hillbilly, death, road trip, captive, murder, sadism, cult, mayhem, existentialism, cannibalism, killer ...
Place: new england, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, intense, scenic ...
Plot: native americans, aristocrat, ritual, adventure, survival, captivity, lifestyle, interracial relations, danger, injustice, manhood, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Related movie lists