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The Old Man (2012)
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The Old Man (2012)
Original name: Шал
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: survival, adventure, danger, family relations, farm, wilderness, elderly, isolation, deadly, parents and children, aging, wisdom of life, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about danger, survival, escapades, adventure, wilderness, confined and family relations mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Old Man: Stranded (2002), Shadow of the Wolf (1992), First Winter (2012), Sanctum (2011), Caught Inside (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 770
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, estrangement, confined, family life, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: survival, village, adventure, crimes, on the run, danger, wilderness, murder, eskimo indian, family life, village life, false accusation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 4.8
 239
First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, wilderness, social relations, confined, party, innocence lost, heroin, lesbian sex, bathtub, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
83%
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 5.3
 824
Caught Inside (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Surfing charters are meant to be a trip to Paradise. With six male surfers stuck on a boat, there's bound to be some friction. When two of the surf crew are replaced at the last minute with girls - the heat is turned way up. The one single girl ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: survival, rivalry, danger, isolation, trapped, ocean, confined, losing-it hero, psychopath, ocean or sea, ship, surfing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.9
 770
Stormforce (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Na een ‘incidentje’ tijdens een receptie voor de hoogste legertop wordt duiker Rick Symons naar het 40ste Search and Rescue smaldeel in Koksijde gestuurd. Rick wordt er opgenomen in een even competente als aparte Sea King crew. Zijn grootste ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mission gone awry, daring rescue, danger, adventure, partners, lone wolves, escapades, demotion, rescue mission, navy, terrorism, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, survival, couples, wilderness, escapades, danger, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.3
 545
Travellers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends set out on a motorcycle adventure weekend, clocking up miles in an attempt to outrun their age and urban lifestyles. After bartering with a local land owner for a place to set up camp, they spend the night reminiscing over their wasted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, crimes, confined, haunted by the past, captivity, danger, escapades, friendship, buddies, in the woods, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.5
 4K
The Gauntlet (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a sunken Castle underneath the earth, five strangers wake. They have no food. No memory. No water. And no way out. These strangers are from every normal walk of life, yet they each have a secret. They don’t know it yet, but they’re capable of ...
Style: tense, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, riddles and clues, trapped, danger, isolation, captivity, dungeon, escapades, confined, adventure, strong violent content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Cry in the Wild (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, survival, bear, isolation, self discovery, adventure, danger, dangerous animal, youth, survivor, boy, child in peril ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Plot: bear attack, grizzly bear, survival, wilderness, bear, danger, dangerous animal, siblings relations, family relations, animal attack, camping, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: alaska, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
63%
 5.8
 731
The Climb (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of mismatched rock climbers must learn to work together to conquer one of the world's most treacherous mountains in this adventure tale. After rescuing a wealthy man, solo climbers Michael and Derrick are rewarded with a chance to summit ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, christian film
Plot: friendship, ambition, adventurer, human spirit, survival, against the odds, danger, escapades, adventure, forces of nature, underdog, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Siberia, Monamour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. One of these dogs is Leshia's best friend. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: in the woods, golden years, elderly, survival, orphan, isolation, wilderness, life is a bitch, danger, forest, dangerous animal, change of heart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.6
 751
Trigger Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Inspired by true events...The story of three hunters who mysteriously became the hunted.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, danger, survival, forest, deadly, wilderness, buddies, escapades, in the woods, chases and races, graphic violence, hunting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 706
Singing Women (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An island off the coast of Turkey is about to be evacuated due to a possible earthquake but its inhabitants have been stricken with a mysterious illness, consigning them to an uncertain fate.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: island, isolation, elderly, family relations, friends, dysfunctional family, best friends, aging, plague, parents and children, confined, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
No Turning Back (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mexican English teacher Pablo Fernandez seeks a better life for himself and his spoiled daughter Christina after losing his wife in a hurricane. Pablo becomes a tomato picker as illegal immigrant in California. While driving his illegal employer ...
Style: tense, serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: starting over, adventure, family relations, crimes, immigrants, parents and children, americana, profanity, society, accident victim, shower, underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Airplane vs Volcano (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive - without landing.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, survival, danger, adventure, save the day, control room, spouse in danger, forces of nature, heroes, military, catastrophe, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.2
 194
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: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, castaway, self discovery, isolation, danger, social differences, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, survival, terrorism, danger, save the day, adventure, confined, deadly, undercover, heroes, race against time, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 2K
Born of Hope (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A scattered people, the descendants of storied sea-kings of the ancient West, struggle to survive in a lonely wilderness as a dark force relentlessly bends its will toward their destruction. Yet amidst these valiant, desperate people, hope remains. ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, fall in love, survival, love and romance, hopes, danger, rivalry, escapades, imaginary kingdom, wilderness, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
2012: Ice Age (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: glacier, ice age, ecological disaster, forces of nature, survival, race against time, adventure, family in danger, evacuation, family relations, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 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: exciting, captivating, touching, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: forces of nature, adventure, survival, wolf, wilderness, society, danger, wolf pack, little boy, animal life, animal attack, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Iris: The Movie (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hyunjun and Sawoo, close friends and rivals from the South Korean special forces, are recruited by the secret agency NSS. They both fall for Seunghee, the beautiful but lethal profiling specialist at NSS. When they are faced against each other in a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: espionage, rivalry, terrorism, political conspiracy, danger, special agents, assassination, romance, adventure, undercover, political corruption, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
45%
Richard The Lionheart (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: King Henry II tests the loyalty and honor of his son Richard sending him to a secret castle known as the Knight's Martyr. There, the Prince must fight against adversaries representing the virtues of a knight.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: escapades, royal family, survival, rivalry, state affairs, aging, danger, contests and competitions, parents and children, king, sword and sorcery, fight to the death ...
Time: middle ages, 21st century, contemporary, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.7
 2K
Polar Storm (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a piece of the massive comet "Copernicus" collides with the Earth, it knocks the planet off of its axis and unleashes a disaster never before witnessed. Dr. James Mayfield (Jack Coleman) and his highly trained research team are the ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: collision, forces of nature, danger, race against time, family relations, one last chance, disaster film, astronomer, survival, save the day, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tales of an Ancient Empire (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A princess is on a quest to unite the five greatest warriors to save her kingdom from a demon sorceress.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, sorceress, adventure, save the kingdom, heroic mission, destiny, curses spells and rituals, danger, supernatural, legends and myths, vampire, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%