Movies and TV shows like The Luminaries

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The Luminaries (2020)
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The Luminaries (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, New Zealand
TV show
Story: The 19th-century tale of love, murder and revenge as men and women travel across the world to make their fortunes on the wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, ironic
Plot: treasure, gold, treasure hunt, gold rush, prostitute, fortune teller, buried treasure, ambition, greed, prostitution, escapades, wilderness, one last chance, golddigger, astronomy, seance, astrology, murder, miscarriage, drunkenness, half brother, opium, drunk, illiteracy, poisoning ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new zealand

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Most similar movies to The Luminaries

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and tense films and TV series with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer and heroes mostly in Drama, Adventure and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Luminaries: Black Sails (2014), Moby Dick (2011), White Fang (1991), Gold (2013), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, pirate ship, gold, treasure, captain, island, bare breasts, treasure hunt, killings, swashbuckler, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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 6.2
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Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, ship, mutiny, whale, hunt down, obsessive quest, rivalry, danger, dangerous animal, escapades, ocean, self destructing ...
Time: 19th century
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100%
 6.7
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White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dog, treasure, friendship, pets, human animal relationship, adventure, wilderness, gold, survival, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 1K
Gold (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Canada, the summer of 1898. A group of German settlers travel towards the far north in covered wagons with packhorses and their few possessions in tow. The seven travellers set off from Ashcroft, the final railway station. Along with their leader, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, old west, adventure, danger, escapades, adventurer, wilderness, desert, human nature, brutality, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, stalking, mystery, orphan, human nature, small town, crimes, uncover truth, perversion, danger, hate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Call of the Wild (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Style: sincere, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: dog, wolf, dog sled, gold rush, survival, grizzly bear, disney, gold, snow, danger, friendship, golddigger ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 21K
Outer Banks (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.
Style: exciting, entertaining
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, teenager, wild ride, treasure map, treasure hunter, adventure, group of friends, search, search for father, escapades ...
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Huckleberry Finn and His Friends was a 1979 television series documenting the exploits of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, based on the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by American writer Mark Twain. The series ...
Style: captivating, exciting, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: small town, buddies, society, escapades, best friends, heroes, young at heart, friends, kids in trouble, small town life, americana, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: missouri, usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 8.4
 118K
Taboo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister incest, witchcraft, british empire, family business, adventurer, incest overtones, dark secret, murder, conspiracy, investigation, inheritance, homecoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, united states, united kingdom, europe, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 235
Wet Gold (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wet Gold is the story of a young woman (Laura), who works as a waitress in a cafe. Laura stumbles across a drunk elderly man (Sampson), who fills her with exciting stories of a boat that went down with millions in gold. Although Laura's ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gold, treasure hunt, escapades, adventure, adventurer, femme fatale, ocean, ocean or sea, beach, island, ship, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mountains of the Moon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: India, South Africa
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Chander Pahar follows Shankar Choudhury, a 20 year-old that takes a job working for the Uganda Railway, and winds up quitting his job in search of diamonds and the Kenya's Mountain of the Moon. Based on the popular Bengali adventure novel of ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, entertaining, disturbing
Plot: expedition, adventurer, adventure, treasure hunt, ambition, follow your dream, gold, against the odds, heroes, friendship, hopes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sharpe's Gold (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, soldier, heroes, military, adventurer, behind enemy lines, battles, british soldier, adventure, escapades, war, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 6K
Klondike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 274 min.
TV show
Story: The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel west during the Klondike Gold Rush. Along the way they "must navigate harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, adventure, adventurer, crimes, intrigue, greed, friendship, gold, murder, danger, businessman ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. The unannounced arrival of Elizabeths wayward sister Lydia, however, brings an abrupt and shocking halt ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder mystery, jane austen, estate, high society, empire fashion, family relations, couples, mystery, investigation, crimes, who done it, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 539
Guyane (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Vincent, a 20-year old geology student from Paris, goes to French Guyana to do an internship at a gold mining company. Taken under the wing of local gold lord Antoine Serra, Vincent quickly falls into the much more lucrative and dangerous world of ...
Style: tense, semi serious, intense, suspense
Plot: gold mine, organized crime, jungle, intern, greed, trainee, geologist, danger, chase, revenge, murder, mercenary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 46K
The Alienist (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, psychologist, murder investigation, crime, ritual, police, crime investigation, crimes, violence, reporter, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 4K
Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, witty
Plot: british, social differences, ambition, female protagonist, rise to the top, life philosophy, social climbing, society, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adaptation, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 2K
Jamaica Inn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, bleak, tense ...
Plot: petty criminal, dangerous attraction, murder, couples, danger, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, smuggling, romancing a criminal, innkeeper, hotel ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 382 min.
TV show
Story: After nearly 20 years in prison, Edmond Dantes escapes the fortress Chateau d'If. He returns as the Count of Monte Cristo and recognizes that his love Mercedes has married another man. Now, he is only driven by revenge on the people who falsely ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure, betrayal, false accusation, millionaire, conspiracy, aristocracy, convict, adventure, henchman, revenge, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two teen girls, one from the city, one from the country, try to find the hidden gold of Bear Mountain learning about friendship, loyalty and courage on the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, teenage girl, gold, family, treasure hunt, teenage life, escapades, youth, small town, good versus evil, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
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Relic Hunter (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth also starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the third. It was inspired by the success of the video ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: artifact, treasure hunt, relic, archaeologist, escapades, martial arts, adventurer, heroes, treasure, woman, museum, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, danger, rivalry, family, contests and competitions, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, england, canada, london, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, survival, danger, adventurer, bounty hunter, chase, crimes, mountain ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Prisoner of If Castle (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, France
Duration: 236 min.
TV show
Story: A Russian version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ...
Plot: treasure, secret identity, prison escape, sailor, conspiracy, jealousy, revenge, canceled wedding, prison, death of friend, false accusation, island prison
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: paris france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Rag Nymph (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Seperated from her prostitute mother as the woman flees on foot down the filthy mid-19th century streets of Newcastle from the police, ten year old Millie is taken under the wing of rag lady Aggie Winkovski and her crippled helper, Ben. Young Millie ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, friendship, pimp, friends, homeless, bittersweet, society, orphan, youth, young heroes, kids in trouble, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sharpe's Peril (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
Story: Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: military, heroes, battles, heroic mission, adventure, danger, military life, escapades, british soldier, soldier, napoleonic wars, violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: West Germany, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Colonel Brinkley is a criminal who has been with the map of where the treasure is the Silver Lake. Winnetou and Old Shatterhand come again towards goodness, but along the way will encounter enemy tribes they will face.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, escapades, adventure, danger, heroes, chases and races, old west, quicksand, native american, treasure map, justice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Aphrodite Inheritance (1979)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: When British Engineer Barry Collier is injured in an accident in Cyprus his brother David flies out only to find he has died. It soon becomes apparent that Barry Collier was involved with some very strange people. And before he knows it, David has ...
Plot: goddess, god, greek mythology, conspiracy, a vision, mythology, treasure, water, island, murder, diamond
Place: cyprus, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
Story: In 1860 Scotland Yard's 'Prince of Sleuths' Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the murder of three-year-old Saville Kent,snatched from his bed at night and killed.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, child killer, murder, country house, investigation, who done it, deadly, multiple suspects, crimes, acquittal, murder confession, child abduction ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1860s
Place: scotland yard, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Onedin Line (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Onedin Line is a BBC television drama series which ran from 1971 to 1980. The series was created by Cyril Abraham. The series is set in Liverpool from 1860 to 1886 and deals with the rise of a shipping line, the Onedin Line, named after its ...
Plot: sailor, cargo, brother brother relationship, sea, port, ship, period piece, crew, sea captain, ocean, sailboat
Time: 19th century
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%