Movies like Xingu

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Xingu (2011)
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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 fantastic and incredible saga. Soon start to lead the expedition that opens new paths 1,500 km, navigates over 1,000 miles of unspoilt rivers, opens 19 airfields for airplanes Army, gives rise to the creation of 43 towns and 14 make contact with wild Indian tribes, unknown, as the Xavante, courageous and feared warriors, no casualties on both sides. This adventure allows the Villas Boas brothers the creation of the Xingu National Park, the first major Amerindian reservation in Brazil, the size of Belgium, transforming them into true contemporary heroes.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, family relations, escapades, jungle, native, tribe, society, expedition, siblings relations, plane crash, latin american history, indian tribe, rain forest, brazilian history
Place: brazil, latin america

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Most similar movies to Xingu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films with plots about escapades, adventure, society, danger, heroes, family relations and rivalry mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Xingu: The Emerald Forest (1985), Tracker (2010), VIPs (2010), The Old Man (2012), Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
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
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Tracker (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-Boer war guerrilla in New Zealand is sent out to bring back a Maori accused of killing a British soldier. Gradually they grow to know and respect one another but a posse, led by the British Commanding officer is close behind and his sole ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic
Plot: manhunt, foe turned friend, escapades, track down, adventure, wanted, on the run, false accusation, wilderness, loss of daughter, society, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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VIPs (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: escapades, ambition, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, society, mistaken identity, forgery, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 659
The Old Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: survival, adventure, danger, farm, wilderness, family relations, elderly, isolation, deadly, teaching the ways of the world, wisdom of life, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1942, in the middle of Northeastern Brazil, two very different men meet along the road: Johan, an aspirin salesman avoiding the German draft, and Ranulpho, a rural Brazilian seeking escape from the drought.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: on the road, adventure, starting over, friendship, wartime life, society, human nature, political unrest, totalitarianism, life is a bitch, escapades, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, germany, europe, northeast brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Jungle Child (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: interracial relations, adventure, social differences, youth, society, friendship, family life, jungle, fish out of water, culture clash, family in danger, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, indonesia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: battles, folk hero, adventure, danger, heroes, leadership, military, escapades, soldier, strong female presence, execution, female nudity ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: leadership, war, society, adventure, escapades, opposites attract, hopes, heroes, religions or cults, mountain, education, messenger ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Raid (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Five undercover cops at Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous areas, have their covers blown by drug dealers. Arrested, they wait execution or to be rescued by police forces that would risk expose a larger operation.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: slum, working undercover, fighting crime, drug dealing, undercover, danger, society, law enforcement, race against time, urban ghetto, crimes, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: forces of nature, adventure, survival, wolf, wilderness, animal life, danger, society, little boy, wolf pack, animal attack, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Assailant (2009)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, "Besouro" spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rebellion, master warrior, idealism, rebelliousness, racism, injustice, life is a bitch, intrigue, rivalry, society, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
Style: captivating, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: musician's life, rags to riches, obsession, success, death, ambition, rise to the top, lifestyle, society, parents and children, car accident, peasant ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Marco Polo (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Assigned to accompany two priests on a mission to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Marco Polo is abandoned in the mountains when the priests, doubting the very existence of China, turn back. Polo eventually pushes bravely forth ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: adventurer, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, danger, hopes, dishonesty, leadership, culture clash, political unrest, society, priest ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: asia, china, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Devil's Breath (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: stylized, contemplative, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: immigrants, on the road, family relations, lake or river, river, adventure, society, escapades, feudalism, medieval, traveler, omen ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, legends and myths, amazon, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, expedition, danger, forces of nature, deathtrap, adventure, underground, panic, struggle for survival, death, underwater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Duel of the Titans (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Steve Reeves and George Scott are raised by wolves, but grow up to become the founders of Rome.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: peplum, family relations, battles, legends and myths, siblings relations, survival, love triangle, battle zone, roman empire, catastrophe, danger, heroes ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Adventures of Zatoichi (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman looking for her father, a village leader who has disappeared. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another young woman who is trying to help her ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, village, sword, new year's eve, deadly, one man army, gangsters, escapades, lone wolves, master warrior, adventure, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Out of Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On the hottest day in 50 years, a serious fire incident happened to a busy commercial tower, a gaggle of fire fighters with an indestructible enthusiasm are going to save lives.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: firefighter, crimes, danger, escapades, society, skyscraper, saving a life, team, partners, catastrophe, battles, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Queen of the Mountains (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At a time when most females in Asia possess little or no power over their lives, headstrong Kurmanjan Datka defies her family's authority -- and ultimately becomes the ruler of her native Kyrgyzstan region.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: leadership, rivalry, heroes, escapades, rise to the top, ruler, strong female presence, mother son relationship, mountain, mother, russian empire
Time: 19th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: strong female presence, social relations, feminism, social differences, adventurer, adventure, heroes, ambition, society, aviator, aviation, female pilot ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: california, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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
Plot: adventurer, native americans, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, bahamas, west indies, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, serious, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, defiant, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, escapades, family relations, youth, society, impossible love, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, adventure, diamonds, adventurer, amazon, bounty hunter, deadly, danger, dangerous animal, mother daughter relationship, gold ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Chico Xavier (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: religions or cults, mystery, society, charity, faith, spiritualism, religion, medium, clergy, superhuman powers, supernatural, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s, 70s, 20s ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Blind swordsman/masseuse Zatoichi befriends a young woman returning home with her baby. When gangsters mistake her for Zatoichi and kill her, Zatoichi determines to escort the baby to its father. He gains the reluctant help of a young pick pocket ...
Style: emotional, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, danger, chases and races, deadly, babies and infants, master warrior, adventure, prostitute, motherhood, death of mother, assassin, murderer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: fighting crime, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, master warrior, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), martial arts, heist, adventure, samurai, revolution ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Treasure Raiders (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael, an American professor teaching history at Moscow University, finances his passion for treasure hunting with competitive street racing. His racing nemesis Wolf becomes his ally as they both embark on a quest to search for a famous ancient ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, street racing, uninhibited rivalry, obsessive quest, adventure, chases and races, danger, adventurer, chase, martial arts, tough guy, martial artist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Heaven and Earth (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Warlords Kagetora and Takeda each wish to prevent the other from gaining hegemony in feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders pursue one another across the countryside, engaging in massive battles of cavalry and infantry. Younger and less brutal, ...
Style: epic, cult film, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, katana, japanese history, siblings relations, political intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, strong violent content, family relations, battles, power relations, chaos, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, isolation, family life, estrangement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%