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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: siblings relations, adventure, escapades, jungle, society, family relations, tribe, native, indian tribe, expedition, plane crash
Place: brazil, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and atmospheric films with plots about adventure, society, escapades, heroes, danger, rivalry and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Xingu: VIPs (2010), The Emerald Forest (1985), Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005), The Raid (2014), The Devil's Breath (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: unlikely criminals, cons and scams, brazilian, dishonesty, hidden identity, forgery, celebrity culture, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: jaguar, jungle, adoption, amazon, deforestation, adventure, kidnapping, missing person, cannibalism, tribe, culture clash, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: on the road, wartime life, friends, brazilian, adventure, buddies, friendship, political unrest, escapades, misfit, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.1
 898
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: drug dealing, crime, race against time, brazilian, slum, drug traffic, working undercover, urban ghetto, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Devil's Breath (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, surreal, stylized
Plot: on the road, escapades, family relations, lake or river, immigrants, society, adventure, lake, castle, plague, surrealism, rat ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: rags to riches, peasant, success, car accident, death, obsession, musician's life, world, ambition, artists and showbiz, music, brazilian ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: adventure, jungle, interracial relations, friendship, island, culture clash, society, youth, friends, young heroes, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, germany, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, rough, realistic, captivating, christian film
Plot: religions or cults, society, adventure, war, leadership, opposites attract, escapades, heroes, hopes, religion, christianity, christian ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: manhunt, adventure, on the road, wilderness, track down, chases and races, escapades, bounty hunter, on the run, false accusation, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: roman empire, master villain, siblings relations, battle zone, adventure, sibling relationship, legends and myths, escapades, heroes, rivalry, state affairs, twins ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, realistic, disturbing
Plot: mystery, superhuman powers, brazilian, writer's life, religions or cults, society, supernatural, charity, religion, faith, spiritualism
Time: 20s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, uninhibited rivalry, small town, idealism, rebelliousness, racism, injustice, life is a bitch, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
To the Left of the Father (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: incest, clergy, crumbling marriage, brazilian, countryside, human nature, innocence lost, destructive relationship, love affair, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 40s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: elderly, wilderness, aging, parents and children, farm, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, survival, danger, escapades, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: society, invisibility, armenian genocide, genocide, mass murder, armenian
Place: brazil, latin america, armenia, south america, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: atmospheric, serious, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: adventurer, adventure, leadership, survival, vengeance, heroic mission, political unrest, escapades, heroes, battles, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
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Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: treasure hunt, slave trade, rescue, imperialism, rich and poor, culture clash, chaos and mayhem, murder, adventure, injustice, escapades, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, africa, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, gory, adventure, escapades, adventurer, amazon, bounty hunter, dangerous animal, animal life, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, master warrior, adventure, samurai, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, fighting crime, heist, revolution, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Bog of Beasts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, social decay, village, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, prostitute, innocence lost, village life, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Once Upon a Time Veronica (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A finely tuned, emotionally raw portrait of a woman’s conflicted entry into adulthood, Once Upon a Time Veronica is a thoroughly modern anti–fairy tale. Director Marcelo Gomes shows a rare ability to get under the skin — and cut close to the ...
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: world, violence, city, urban, introspection, cause and meaning, dull life, unfulfillment, emotionless, crying woman, orgy, female psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 110
Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ambition, social relations, feminism, adventure, social differences, heroes, society, female pilot, pilot
Time: 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, uninhibited rivalry, battles, ambition, adventure, rivalry, war, state affairs, power relations, master warrior, blind ambition, ego clash ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.4
 221
Blue Blood (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty years ago on a volcanic and paradisiacal island a 10-year-old boy was separated from his sister. The mother, fearful that an incestuous attraction would develop between the two, sent her son to the mainland with Kaleb, the magician from the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, stylized
Plot: circus, performer's life, forbidden love, siblings relations, island, unfulfilled love, reunion, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, homecoming, magician ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Antonio das Mortes (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: France, Brazil, West Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mauricio do Valle reprises his role as Antonio das Mortes, the troubled hitman from Black God, White Devil. A new incarnation of Cangaceiro bandits, led by Coirana, has risen in the badlands. A blind landowner hires Antonio to wipe out his old ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, redemption, folk, rebellion, brazilian, adventure, society, lone wolves, underdog, rich and poor, political corruption, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, adventure, martial arts, village, master warrior, family in danger, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A look at Genghis Khan's life, from his birth to conquests in Asia.
Style: serious, exciting, epic, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, rise to the top, escapades, master warrior, betrayal, haunted by the past, battles, ambition, heroes, rivalry, conquering ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: asia, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, tense
Plot: friendship, countryside, haunted by the past, brazilian, under the surface, friends, writer's life, innocence lost, reunion, life turned upside down, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 26K
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, offbeat, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, amazon, follow your dream, adventure, dreams, obsessive quest, plantation, opera house, mistaken identity, ambition, boat, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america, south america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jamie Marshall (Kelly McGillis) is a "storm chaser" who, having lost her husband in a crash after his plane was struck by lightning, recklessly throws herself into her work. Sent by her boss to Colorado to investigate the cause of a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: forces of nature, escapades, adventure, dealing with death, obsessive quest, couple relations, danger, female protagonist, environmental, hurricane, storm, tornado
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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