Movies like 127 Hours

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127 Hours (2010)
 7.6
 374K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: inspirational, suspense, psychological, cerebral, breathtaking, intense, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, emotional, visually appealing ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, courage, human spirit, alone, loneliness, desert, life philosophy, climbing, cave, canyon, mountain, adventure, solitude, peril, hopes, extreme sport, journey, wilderness, stranded, accident, desperation, adventurer, amputation ...
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 realistic, serious, dramatic and intense films with plots about survival, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, death, life & death and nature mostly in Drama, Biography and Adventure genres. Some movies like 127 Hours: Buried (2010), Alive (1993), Into the Wild (2007), Tracks (2013), Jungle (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 160K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France, USA
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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, trapped, buried alive, captivity, confined, isolation, terrorist, claustrophobia, deathtrap, abduction, desperation, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 56K
Alive (1993)
Genre: 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: realistic, emotional, disturbing, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, death, catastrophe, natural disaster, human spirit, snow, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, chile, uruguay, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 617K
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: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, melancholic, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, road trip, journey, adventure, solitude, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 30K
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, scenic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, wilderness, solitude, adventure, survival, travel, beautiful scenery, explorer, camel, obsessive quest, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1935 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 57K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, 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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, jungle, amazon rainforest, adventurer, alone, rescue, river, raft, nature, israeli, hallucination, lost ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1980
Place: bolivia, south america, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 129K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, 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: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, hiking, cheating on husband, human spirit, survival, nature, female protagonist, death of mother, grief, journey, loneliness ...
Time: year 1995, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, portland oregon, usa, oregon, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.9
 56K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, disaster, forces of nature, deathtrap, death, adventure, struggle for survival, underground, panic, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 583K
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, suspense, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, adventure, stranded on an island, island, desert island, solitude, air disaster, human spirit, courage, determination ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 7.1
 216K
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, scenic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, mountain climbing, mountaineer, stranded, natural disaster, beautiful scenery, climbing, snow, forces of nature, man versus nature, death ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal, asia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.9
 623K
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: philosophical, motivational, scenic, captivating, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: survival, ocean, adventure, human animal relationship, animals, beautiful scenery, life, stranded, hopes, journey, human nature, survivor ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, world war two, military, human spirit, adventure, ocean, getting home, human nature, soldier, disaster, lifeboat, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 38K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
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, touching, tense, factual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, disaster, life, stranded, human spirit, mining, ethnic conflict, doctors, race against time, honest ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, australia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 73K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, scary, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, snow, ski resort, stranded, survival horror, sole survivor, winter, youth, frostbite, friends, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.5
 222K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, 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, motivational, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, tsunami, courage, ocean, forces of nature, family in danger, tragedy, hopes, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2004, contemporary, 2000s
Place: thailand, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 252K
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: suspenseful, harsh, tense, bad ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, snow, dangerous animal, animal attack, wolf, air disaster, forces of nature, hunting, stranded, wolf attack, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 54K
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: scary, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, shark, stranded, isolation, ocean, shark attack, panic, diving, animal attack, scuba diving, loneliness, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 838K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Jordan
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, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, mars, stranded, astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, isolation, struggle for survival, left for dead, science, rescue ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: china, houston texas, usa, london, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 80K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: harsh, touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, boat, isolation, storm, sea, forces of nature, adventure, loneliness, human spirit, survivor, ocean, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, exciting, suspense, captivating, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, sea, whale, shipwreck, starvation, dangerous animal, castaway, lost at sea, natural disaster, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: ecuador, pacific ocean, new england, south america, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 286K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, rough, tense, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, gunfight, soldier, terrorism, courage, navy seal, squad, death, taliban, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: disability, child abuse, life is a bitch, human spirit, family problems, self discovery, society, social misfits, hopes, parents and children, isolation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 5K
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, desert, dangerous animal, honeymoon, grand canyon, tour guide, animal attack, isolation, newlyweds, stranded, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Straight Story (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in ...
Style: road movie, feel good, touching, motivational, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: road trip, disney, on the road, adventure, highway, brother brother relationship, life philosophy, illness, family feud, journey, reconciliation, old age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, wisconsin, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 62K
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: suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: survival, mountaineer, mountain climbing, adventurer, climbing, adventure, disaster, expedition, natural disaster, happy ending, mountain, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 167K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, epic, inspirational, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, survival, torture, human spirit, prison, u.s. air force, military, soldier, sport, captivity, plane crash ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, tokyo, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: inspirational, emotional, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: life, human spirit, rags to riches, life is a bitch, life philosophy, rise to the top, against the odds, ambition, success, down on your luck, single father, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 117K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, african american, human spirit, u.s. navy, military, navy, courage, racial discrimination, racial segregation, determination, prejudice, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: cuba, new jersey, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 818K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scenic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: outer space, survival, isolation, space station, astronaut, catastrophe, space travel, spacecraft, disaster, sole survivor, stranded, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 36K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, inspirational, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, child abuse, psychology, u.s. navy, redemption, family reunited, therapy, depression, courage, transformation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, san diego california, cleveland ohio, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: 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: breathtaking, emotional, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, nature, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, arctic, stranded, rescue, isolation, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%