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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.
Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, submarine, underwater scene, shipwreck, sailor, professor, ocean or sea, ocean, adventure, heroes, dangerous animal, good versus evil, adventurer, obsessive quest, danger, heroic mission, chases and races, forces of nature, isolation, escapades, deadly, rivalry, deadly creature, daring rescue, sea ...
Time: 1860s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, suspenseful and psychotronic films with plots about danger, adventure, escapades, heroes, dangerous animal, rivalry and deadly mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Mysterious Island (2005), 2010: Moby Dick (2010), The People That Time Forgot (1977), The Neptune Factor (1973), Jabberwock Dragon Siege (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1886, when New England's fishing harbours are the scene for a "creature of unknown origin" destroying ships at sea. It is the job of Professor Pierre Aronnax, a marine expert, and Ned Land, the iron willed sailor, to learn ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: underwater, underwater scene, submarine, ocean, daring rescue, deadly creature, supernatural, deadly, escapades, imaginary, heroes, dangerous animal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new england, usa
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100%
30,000 Leagues Under the Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Captain Nemo goes even deeper into insanity in this mesmerizing fantasy tale. Once again at the helm of his fearsome, wildly advanced vessel, the nautical madman endeavors to turn the world above the waves upside down.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: submarine, adventurer, heroes, heroic mission, obsession, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, daring rescue, supernatural, underwater, chaos ...
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100%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, archaeologist, dinosaur, heroes, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, rescue, misfit, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, space and aliens ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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100%
Mysterious Island (2005)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Thailand, Germany
Duration: 172 min.
Story: During the Civil War five survivors escape from a prison camp in Richmond, Virginia by hot air balloon and find themselves on an uncharted island in the Pacific. Far from any kind of known civilization, the island is inhabited with carnivorous ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic
Plot: castaway, island, adventure, pirate, prison, survival, stranded, escapades, danger, rescue, adventurer, rivalry ...
Time: 1860s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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2010: Moby Dick (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: That infamous whale is bigger, badder and a whole lot stronger in this sci-fi reimagining of Herman Melville’s classic tale of the battle between man, sea and sea creature starring “Xena” alum Rene O’Connor as the (traditionally male) ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsessive quest, heroes, obsession, submarine, rivalry, deadly, danger, losing-it hero, escapades, chases and races, dangerous animal, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: san diego california
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31%
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this direct-to-video remake, when an accident leaves a group of researchers trapped beneath the earth's crust, it's up to a drill team, led by Joseph Harnet (Greg Evigan), to rescue them. But once underground, the team discovers a ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, volcano, adventurer, heroic mission, escapades, daring rescue, chases and races, imaginary, dangerous animal, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistoric
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31%
The People That Time Forgot (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride's party find themselves in a world ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: island, prehistoric creature, dinosaur, monster, cave woman, caveman, expedition, ship, rescue, spider, adventure, volcano ...
Time: prehistoric times, 1910s, 20th century, prehistory, 70s ...
Place: antarctica
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100%
Around the World Under the Sea (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A five man submarine plants sensors around the worlds oceans to monitor for a impending earthquake.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater scene, underwater, submarine, ocean, heroic mission, forces of nature, destiny, catastrophe, chases and races, heroes, danger, battle of the sexes ...
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Neptune Factor (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an underwater ocean lab is lost in a earthquake, an advanced submarine is sent down to find it and encounters terrible danger.
Style: rough, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, underwater scene, ocean, submarine, catastrophe, alien encounter, adventure, race against time, heroes, danger, adventurer, confined ...
Time: 70s
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28%
Jabberwock Dragon Siege (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alec a courageous but impetuous knight returns to his home village having been summoned by his older brother Francis to care for their ailing father. The brothers' reunion is short-lived as a traveller terrified and half-crazed arrives to warn ...
Style: exciting, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, daring rescue, supernatural, deadly creature, rivalry, deadly, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, escapades, danger, legends and myths ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Some survivors of a drowning ship are rescued by Captain Nemo and his submarine crew. They are taken to an underwater city, where they may be trapped for the rest of their lives.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: utopia, underwater scene, underwater, ocean, submarine, adventure, race against time, danger, chases and races, confined, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Before he died, Dar's father gave a mysterious amulet to Tal, Dar's younger brother who is now king. Dar, while wandering with his animal companions, chances to meet and rescue a family who seek the help of King Tal against Lord Agon, a ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, daring rescue, danger, good versus evil, save the kingdom, battles, wizards and magicians, conquering, pets, rivalry, adventure, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Shark Hunter (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Megalodon shark. A prehistoric killing machine 60 feet long, flashing 200 pounds of teeth and weighing over 20 tons. It's the deadliest predator the world has ever seen. The scientists say it's been extinct for more than 10,000 years. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, underwater, underwater scene, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, heroic mission, survival, race against time, escapades, deadly, deadly creature, danger ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Land That Time Forgot (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shipwrecked castaways stumble upon the mysterious island of Caprona in the Bermuda Triangle, confronting man-eating dinosaurs and a stranded German U-Boat crew while trying to escape.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, island, adventure, survival, missing person, forces of nature, isolation, disorder, chases and races, adventurer, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
At the Earth's Core (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A huge burrowing machine tunnels out of control at ferocious speed, cutting clean through to the center of the earth, to the twilight world of pellucidar. Once there, Dr. Perry and David Innes are threatened by half human creatures, lizard-like ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychotronic, unusual plot structure, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: cave, subterranean, monster, cave woman, quicksand, adventure, space travel, good versus evil, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, survival, dangerous animal ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, prehistory, victorian, future
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24%
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Silent Venom (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The only thing more terrifying than Snakes on a Plane is "Snakes on a Submarine," and that's exactly what we get in this claustrophobic, sub-aquatic thriller starring Luke Perry. Lieutenant Commander O'Neill (Perry) was piloting ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snake, underwater, adventure, mutant, submarine, survival, underwater scene, military, save the day, race against time, dangerous animal, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, taiwan, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Sinbad and the Minotaur (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sinbad, armed with rumors of ancient gold, finds himself sneaking into the desert camp of the evil sorcerer Al-Jibar. Hidden among the many relics is an ivory scroll case containing the logs of the pirate Captain Minos, which will lead Sinbad to the ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, captivating, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: adventure, folk hero, wizards and magicians, treasure hunt, deadly, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, escapades, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Place: europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Master of the World (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mad genius tries to bomb the world into peace.
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jules verne, world domination, inventor, zeppelin, escapades, prodigy, heroes, chaos, chases and races, obsessive quest, politics, anti war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Flight from Ashiya (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Drama, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors ...
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: pilot, adventure, survival, forces of nature, haunted by the past, isolation, heroic mission, escapades, race against time, chases and races, daring rescue, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: japan, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Age of the Dragons (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Age of the Dragons is an adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. Set in a medieval realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world, Ishmael, a charismatic harpooner and his friend Queequeg ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, deadly, obsessive quest, obsession, rivalry, escapades, unfulfillment, dangerous animal, revenge, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
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22%
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A space ship crash lands on the third planet of a distant solar system, killing all hands except for a young boy named Tang. The rescue ship arrives some 20 years later. One of the crew, a girl named Linda meets Tang and falls in love with him. They ...
Style: serious, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: interracial relations, heroic mission, space travel, catastrophe, save the world, space and aliens, dangerous animal, fall in love, forces of nature, rebelliousness, time travel, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory
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22%
King of the Lost World (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's action-adventure classic, four plane crash survivors encounter danger in a world that time forgot.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: jungle, parallel world, space travel, human sacrifice, save the world, obsessive quest, airplane, adventurer, danger, supernatural, scorpion, space and aliens ...
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22%
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, balloon, jules verne, battles, hotshot hero, daring rescue, treasure hunt, showbiz, danger, escapades, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s
Place: africa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Lost World (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: This Lost World is a splendid BBC TV dramatisation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous adventure story. Bob Hoskins makes an unusually genial Professor Challenger, far less of a bully than Doyle's character, but his slightly stereotyped ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, psychotronic
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, dinosaur, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, escapades, danger, love triangle, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, scientist ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Crown and the Dragon (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a war-torn country that is plagued by a vicious dragon, Elenn, an arrogant, young noblewoman, accompanies her aunt on a mission to bring an ancient relic to the secret coronation of the rightful king.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, sincere, feel good
Plot: dragon, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, escapades, adventurer, wizards and magicians, imaginary, on the road, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Leviathan (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, survival, ocean, experiment gone awry, rescue, race against time, ship, mutant, isolation, danger, suicide, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity.
Style: exciting, scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, rescue, supernatural, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Mandrake (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An expedition led by adventurer Darren McCall and funded by the wealthy Harry Vargas braves the impenetrable jungle to retrieve a fabled bejeweled dagger from an ancient burial ground. But pulling the dagger from its rightful resting place awakens ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: chaos, survival, adventurer, danger, jungle, adventure, escapades, rivalry, dangerous animal, curse, ritual, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When another Mega Shark returns from the depths of the sea, world militaries go on high alert. Ocean traffic grinds to a standstill as everyone lives in fear of the insatiable beast. Out of options, the US government unleashes the top secret Mecha ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychotronic
Plot: shark, giant animal, danger, dangerous animal, adventure, ocean or sea, ocean, deadly, heroes, imaginary, forces of nature, shark attack ...
Place: egypt, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Tale of the Mummy (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When an archaeological expedition opens an ancient Egyptian tomb, the unimaginable evil of a cursed pharaoh is unleashed.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mummy, reincarnation, good versus evil, danger, pharaoh, supernatural power, death, supernatural, egyptology, serial killer, police investigation, dismemberment ...
Time: year 1948
Place: egypt, london, africa, middle east, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%