Movies like 127 Hours

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127 Hours (2010)
 7.6
 328K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
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: suspense, uplifting, cerebral, psychological, inspirational, intense, suspenseful, serious, tense, stylized ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert, loneliness, adventure, extreme sport, climbing, determination, journey, hopes, alone, hiking, danger, peril, life & death, survivor, adventurer, canyon, escape, boulder, life philosophy, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa

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Most similar movies to 127 Hours

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and dramatic films with plots about survival, isolation, escapades, danger, catastrophe, storytelling and death mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like 127 Hours: Sanctum (2011), Life of Pi (2012), Into the Wild (2007), The Grey (2011), Frozen (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 52K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, danger, forces of nature, adventure, isolation, deathtrap, water, underground, underwater, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 543K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: melancholic, motivational, dramatic, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, teenage boy, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, beautiful scenery, tiger, isolation, ocean, human nature, lost at sea ...
Place: india, paris france, montreal quebec, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 530K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: melancholic, road movie, inspirational, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, freedom, journey, wilderness, isolation, on the road, adventure, life philosophy, introspection, human spirit, lifestyle change ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1990 ...
Place: alaska, usa, california, washington state, south dakota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 231K
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, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wolf, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, male camaraderie, stranded, air disaster, danger, death, snow, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 63K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, ski resort, danger, isolation, youth, stranded, animal attack, skiing, snow, death, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 4K
The Canyon (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, scary, suspense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, deadly, dangerous animal, desert, honeymoon, danger, tour guide, isolation, newlyweds, stranded, grand canyon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 26K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: desert, adventure, obsessive quest, wilderness, adventurer, journey, solitude, outback, camel, self discovery, loneliness, dog ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 47K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, 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, serious, exciting ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, stranded, air disaster, danger, starvation, human spirit, human nature, isolation, against the odds, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 181K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, suspense, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, courage, family in danger, forces of nature, tragedy, catastrophe, disaster film, destruction, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 479K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, human spirit, desert island, courage, adventure, sole survivor, solitude, suicide attempt, air disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 141K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: survival, captivity, confined, isolation, danger, desperation, fear, buried alive, characters in danger, terrorism, race against time, coffin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.1
 112K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: uplifting, meditative, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: hiking, cheating on husband, wilderness, human spirit, self discovery, loneliness, journey, redemption, on the road, adultery, nature, starting over ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 693K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, nasa, mars, astronaut, stranded, alone, loneliness, human spirit, adventure, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, china, beijing china, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 183K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, based on true events, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, forces of nature, adventure, beautiful scenery, mountain climbing, death, stranded, against the odds, climbing, adventurer, tragedy, natural disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, suspenseful, tense, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, ocean or sea, isolation, human spirit, adventure, getting home, military, human nature, danger, lifeboat, disaster film, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.9
 72K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating, harsh ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 40K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense
Plot: survival, jungle, adventurer, river, alone, raft, rescue, hallucination, amazon rainforest, amazon, butterfly, swamp ...
Place: bolivia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 33K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, catastrophe, president, stranded, ethnic conflict ...
Time: year 2010, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chile, south america, latin america, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: adventure, island, isolation, survival, human nature, coming of age, social relations, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 49K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: shark, survival, stranded, isolation, panic, scuba diving, shark attack, danger, ocean or sea, abandonment, fear, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 5K
Pressure (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four divers are stuck deep underwater in a vessel after a freak storm destroys their ship. Will they survive?
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, entertaining
Plot: underwater, survival, self sacrifice, claustrophobia, trapped, rescue, diver, scuba diving, friendship, storm, submarine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 16K
Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, intense, road movie ...
Plot: survival, in the woods, dangerous animal, danger, camping, bear attack, lost, couple relations, nature, wilderness, bear, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 56K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, adventurer, adventure, danger, expedition, daring rescue, forces of nature, wilderness, race against time, woman in danger, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 14K
Wrecked (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man awakens in a car wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. He can't remember who he is or how he got there, but a report over the radio fills in some of the blanks, as it describes a violent bank robbery and names a perpetrator who happens to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, clever, captivating, tense ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: survival, alone, isolation, memory, amnesia, murder, forest, hallucination, introspection, danger, memory loss, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, adventure, human spirit, isolation, against the odds, daring rescue, forces of nature, save the day, opposites attract, danger ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 92K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: adventure, wilderness, canoe, hillbilly, survival, friendship, survivor, rape, rescue, danger, murder, cover up ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 719K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: isolation, survival, outer space, space station, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, loss, space and aliens, survivor, spacewalk, sole survivor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, adventure, survival, airplane, pilot, thirst, sahara, isolation, air disaster, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 4K
The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, pirate, island, survival, kidnapping, isolation, rescue, supernatural, against the odds, missing person, heroic mission, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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