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Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser (2019)
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Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser (2019)
Original name: Bruno Manser - Die Stimme des Regenwaldes
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Switzerland, Austria
Duration: 142 min.
Story: 1984: Searching for an experience that goes deeper than the superficiality of modern civilization, Bruno Manser travels into the jungles of Borneo and finds it with the nomadic Penan tribe. It is an encounter that changes his life forever. When the existence of the Penan is threatened by relentless deforestation, Manser takes up the fight against logging with a courage and determination that makes him one of the most renowned and credible environmentalists of his time. Eventually, it costs him everything. Based on a true story.
Plot: jungle, courage, tribe, environment, deforestation, rain forest, environmental activist, swiss
Time: year 1991, year 1984, year 1987, year 1999, year 1988
Place: switzerland, munich germany

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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, 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, factual, exciting ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, explorer, tribe, journey, jungle, world war one, lost city, obsession, courage, survival, travel ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s ...
Place: south america, england, london, france, latin america ...
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Xingu (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: adventure, family relations, escapades, jungle, native, tribe, society, expedition, siblings relations, rain forest, latin american history, brazilian history ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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92%
Terror of the Bloodhunters (1962)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An escaped prisoner flees to the South American jungle, where he must survive not only wild animals and disease but also a ferocious Indian tribe.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: snake, tribe, jungle, prison escape, python, political prisoner
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Beyond the Next Mountain (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of how the Gospel of John changed the course of history for a tribe of headhunters.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, christian film
Plot: religions or cults, leadership, war, society, adventure, escapades, opposites attract, hopes, heroes, mountain, world war two, british empire ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, tribe, adoption, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, amazon, deforestation, rain forest, adventure, culture clash ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, France, Spain, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: courage, hunter, wilderness, survival, killing an animal, recluse, talking to an animal, jaguar, jungle, amazon tribe, talking to self, tribe ...
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72%
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Amazon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Finland, Brazil, France, Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local woman warns him about the possible consequences ...
Style: semi serious
Plot: jungle, rain forest, tribe, love affair, heist, destiny, adventurer, society, danger, escapades, adventure, culture clash ...
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The Odyssey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker
Style: factual, exciting, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating
Plot: explorer, environmental, diver, sea, underwater scene, flashback, love, ship, environmental activist, frenchman abroad, unfaithful husband, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1949, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, new york, france
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The hour of Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Theo goes looking for someone who can tell him about his dad and the person he loved. His quest leads him into the Alps, where George has been living as a recluse for ten years. As they meet, the two men start to make sense of their lives.
Plot: parent child relationship, father son relationship, mountain, friend, gay, quest, generation, love
Place: switzerland, london
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62%
Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, depressing, fairy tale ...
Plot: shaman, amazon tribe, amazon river, nature, cultural difference, explorer, wilderness, amazon rainforest, religion, cult, dream, friendship ...
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, spain
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Medicine Man (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: jungle, opposites attract, cure, cancer, doctor, rain forest, medical research, love and romance, adventure, amazon jungle, romance, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, gorilla, extinction, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, environmental, forces of nature, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Miracles Still Happen (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A seventeen-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon.
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Place: peru
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57%
He Who Has Been Through the Fire (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Hero of the Soviet Union becomes a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian Chief.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching
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Time: 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere
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Duration: 124 min.
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Style: suspense, captivating, scenic, psychological, based on true events
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Genre: Drama, Adventure
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Duration: 158 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991 ...
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 7.4
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North Face (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, touching, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, inspirational, feel good ...
Plot: missionary, friendship, adventure, fish out of water, true love, human spirit, love and romance, hopes, rescue, mormon, life philosophy, bittersweet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.3
 24K
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
Duration: 142 min.
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Style: epic, atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, wilderness, survival, cold weather, nature, russian soldier, tiger, culture clash, hopes, escapades, respect ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
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Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, obsessive quest, adventurer, beautiful scenery, journey, camel, outback, self discovery, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: australia, africa
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47%
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, 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, racism, punishment, australian outback, culture clash, survival, kidnapping, life is a bitch, hopes, outback, aborigine, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fire on the Amazon (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a well-known environmental researcher is murdered in the Amazon jungle, an arrogant photojournalist joins forces with a beautiful young activist to find out who is responsible. Along they way, they fall in love as they discover the men ...
Style: realistic, serious, colourful, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, deforestation, amazon, jungle, assassination, fighting the system, adventure, investigation, uncover truth, environmentalism, protest, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 31K
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: steamship, amazon river, jungle, dreams, boat, hopes, obsessive quest, escapades, adventure, native, rainy, mad ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
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