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, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: adventure, jungle, family relations, native, tribe, society, escapades, siblings relations, expedition, plane crash, indian tribe
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 adventure, escapades, society, heroes, danger, master warrior and rivalry mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Xingu: The Emerald Forest (1985), Tracker (2010), VIPs (2010), Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005), The Raid (2014). 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, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, adoption, kidnapping, missing person, tribe, cannibalism, deforestation, amazon, adventure, culture clash, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
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100%
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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: serious, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, captivating
Plot: manhunt, society, native, wilderness, track down, on the road, on the run, false accusation, bounty hunter, wanted, loss of daughter, foe turned friend ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: society, mistaken identity, forgery, hidden identity, escapades, crimes, unlikely criminals, celebrity culture, criminal heroes, cons and scams, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: on the road, totalitarianism, human nature, wartime life, life is a bitch, friends, anti heroes, escapades, social misfits, adventure, nagging and grouching, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, germany, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, violence spree, crime, working undercover, chases and races, urban ghetto, undercover, danger, drug dealing, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Devil's Breath (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, surreal, realistic
Plot: family relations, adventure, immigrants, escapades, lake or river, society, on the road, omen, plague, traveler, symbolism, lake ...
Time: middle ages
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: touching, emotional, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: musician's life, peasant, success, death, car accident, obsession, rags to riches, world, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle ...
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: rough, realistic, captivating, serious, christian film
Plot: leadership, heroes, religions or cults, hopes, war, escapades, adventure, society, opposites attract, missionary, japanese army, university student ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: jungle, adventure, interracial relations, island, family in danger, culture clash, youth, disorder, fish out of water, family relations, siblings relations, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, germany, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: elderly, survival, power relations, aging, danger, farm, parents and children, wisdom of life, escapades, adventure, teaching the ways of the world, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: adventure, martial arts, heist, revolution, samurai, rivalry, betrayal, society, crimes, master warrior, dishonesty, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, stylized, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: samurai, war, blind ambition, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, master warrior, family relations, adventure, escapades, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, master villain, escapades, legends and myths, heroes, rivalry, battle zone, state affairs, adventure, roman empire, battles ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: adventurer, state affairs, adventure, danger, culture clash, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, hopes, vengeance, survival, orphan ...
Time: middle ages
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: charity, supernatural, society, mystery, writer's life, superhuman powers, religions or cults, brazilian, faith, spiritualism, religion
Time: 20th century, 70s, 20s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Return of Masseur Ichi (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Returning to the village where a year before he had killed Hirate, a much-admired opponent, Zatoichi encounters another swordsman and former rival in love: his own brother. He must face in combat not only the pursuing retainers but his own ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, protecting from truth, master warrior, escapades, mental illness, one man army, lone wolves, adventure, buried truth, village, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, village, new year's eve, sword, deadly, gangsters, dishonesty, heroes, escapades, missing person, murder, martial arts ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: invisibility, society, armenian, armenian genocide, genocide, mass murder
Place: brazil, latin america, armenia, south america, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: captivating, exciting, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: samurai, crimes, lone wolves, escapades, kidnapping, danger, family in danger, martial arts, one man army, village, master warrior, adventure ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, epic, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, betrayal, heroes, leadership, battles, rivalry, adventure, master warrior, haunted by the past, conquering, rise to the top, escapades ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: asia, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, society, rebelliousness, intrigue, rivalry, chase, small town, injustice, idealism, rebellion, urban legend, imaginary ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, exciting
Plot: adventure, dangerous animal, escapades, forces of nature, coming of age, danger, youth, survival, rivalry, ocean or sea, ship, orphan ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Amazon (1999)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Amazon was a syndicated television show created by Peter Benchley. It was developed by Canadian production companies Alliance Atlantis Communications & WIC Entertainment and German company Beta Film GmbH. The 22 episodes of the series were in ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: adventure, jungle, tribe, amazon tribe, air disaster, life is a bitch, dangerous animal, deadly creature, escapades, forces of nature, survival, native ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: rough, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, animal life, deadly, adventurer, bounty hunter, chases and races, dangerous animal, adventure, escapades, danger, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
He Who Has Been Through the Fire (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Hero of the Soviet Union becomes a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian Chief.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: native americans, adventure, manhunt, war, confined, escapades, against humanity, chases and races, soldier, military, treason, tribe ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Zatoichi comes upon a dying man who asks him to give a bag of money to "Taichi". Zatoichi has no idea who this is but when he comes upon a small town harassed by gangsters, he finds that "Taichi" was the man's young son. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: samurai, gangsters, deadly, heroes, vengeance, wise man, moral dilemma, introspection, martial arts, one man army, village, last wish ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: social relations, ambition, heroes, adventure, adventurer, feminism, social differences, society, aviator, aviation, pilot, female pilot
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: battles, soldier, folk hero, heroes, leadership, danger, military, escapades, adventure, female nudity, fear, army ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Blind Swordsman Samaritan (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zatoichi is forced to kill a young man who owes a debt to a yakuza boss. Moments later, his sister Osode arrives with the money she earned (prostituting herself) to pay his debts. The bosses true motives are revealed and he attempts to steal Osode ...
Style: rough, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: yakuza, sword, dishonesty, deadly, martial arts, redemption, lone wolves, gangsters, heroes, injustice, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: working class, president, urban ghetto, ambition, survival, siblings relations, hopes, single parent, youth, dysfunctional family, social differences, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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