Movies like Avalanche

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Avalanche (1978)
 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense, disaster movie, psychotronic, idiotic, sexy, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, rescue, catastrophe, snowmobile, ski resort, snow, survival, danger, winter, forces of nature, daring rescue, save the day, adventure, ski, trapped, heroes, race against time, skating, resort, ambulance, adaptation, hospital, mountain, contests and competitions, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo

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Most similar movies to Avalanche

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, escapades, heroes, race against time, adventure, chases and races and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Avalanche: Airport 1975 (1974), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Inferno (2002), Earthquake (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, alcohol abuse, catastrophe, airplane accident, survival, aviation, rescue, guitar, helicopter, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, united states, salt lake city utah, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: disaster movie, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, airplane accident, airport, airliner, fighter jet, survival, murder, arms dealer, danger, race against time, rescue, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, washington d.c., alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Nature Unleashed: Avalanche (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It begins on a glacier nestled on a frozen peak high in the wild Ural Mountains of Russia, kissed by clouds, the top of the world. A lonely, forbidding place, it's home to THOM CUSSLER and brother, JOCK, a pair of transplanted westerners ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: catastrophe, survival, rescue, danger, save the day, race against time, avalanche, adventure, mountain, profanity, forces of nature, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, ship, adventure, cruise, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, forces of nature, faith, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, race against time, danger, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, save the day, airplane, landing, catastrophe, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.5
 253
Inferno (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fire chief (Gunn) is investigating the cause of a string of blazes that threaten to destroy her small town, while at the same time dealing with her teen daughter's rebelliousness.
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, police investigation, save the day, rescue, evacuation, parents and children, rebelliousness, family relations, race against time, escapades, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 14K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, survival, danger, chaos, earthquake, national guard, forces of nature, love affair, infidelity, save the day, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, skyscraper, rescue, firefighter, survival, race against time, fire, explosion, negligence, escape attempt, hysteria, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A USGS scientist attempts to convince his boss and the residents of Angel Falls, California that a nearby volcano is about to erupt.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: disaster film, catastrophe, volcano, skiing, chaos, evacuation, resort, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, race against time, save the day, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.7
 1K
Icebreaker (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage, confined, save the day, hostages, danger, deadly, escapades, race against time, isolation, nuclear threat ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Lightning: Fire from the Sky (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Overwhelmed by a disastrous lightning storm that his son predicted, a man must learn to trust his son in order to save his family and the whole community.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: apocalypse, survival, save the day, rescue, adventure, danger, race against time, family relations, forces of nature, escapades, heroes, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, race against time, daring rescue, survival, rescue, danger, adventure, escapades, forces of nature, mentally unstable, dam, architect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 67K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, trapped, explosion, save the day, daring rescue, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, christmas, new year's eve, survival, adventure, daring rescue, deadly, save the day, danger, isolation, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.7
 1K
Tornado! (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An accountant sent to produce an evaluation of a tornado research project, and the scientist running the project pursue tornadoes and each other.
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, suspenseful, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tornado, disaster film, research, catastrophe, storm, on the road, forces of nature, escapades, chases and races, race against time, adventure, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 10K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, underwater, airplane, hijacking, rescue, bermuda triangle, airplane hijack, airport, survival, underwater scene, race against time, danger ...
Time: 70s, frogman, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.8
 282
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, race against time, danger, adventure, escapades, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 1K
The Rescue (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team of Navy Seals are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the "wrong" hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their base. The U.S. Government will not mount a rescue ...
Style: bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, survival, adventure, chases and races, hostage, against the odds, heroic mission, teenage life, captivity, prison life, prison, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, hotel, island, volcanic eruption, survival, resort, escape, volcano, infidelity, forces of nature, wiretap, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Nature Unleashed: Earthquake (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Lithuania, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An earthquake destroys a Russian Nuclear Power plant.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disaster movie
Plot: earthquake, save the day, daring rescue, danger, race against time, adventure, forces of nature, catastrophe, disaster film, graphic violence, countryside, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
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Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, island, escapades, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, danger, adventure, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 548
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 401
Tornado (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 166 min.
Story: The hottest summer in years: Meteorologist Jan returns from Oklahoma, where he has studied twisters up close, after faring a traumatic catastrophe during his dangerous research. Back in Berlin, he comes to face with his past and his ex-girlfriend ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: tornado, forces of nature, adventure, obsessive quest, save the day, race against time, danger, heroes, escapades, chases and races, fear, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, oklahoma, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, human spirit, adventure, danger, save the day, opposites attract, daring rescue, forces of nature, against the odds, isolation ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, year 1918, 70s
Place: texas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 588
Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, heroic mission, survival, military life, race against time, rescue, military, danger, leadership, undercover, rivalry, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 59K
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: rough, exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mountaineer, survival, adventurer, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, danger, daring rescue, heroic mission, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 7K
Meteor (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, nasa, race against time, satellite, translator, meteor, meteorite, adventure, space travel, technology gone awry, heroic mission, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: russia, new york, alps, siberia, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, survival, danger, adventurer, chase, bounty hunter, crimes, mountain ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 1K
Ice Quake (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As the permafrost melts in Alaska, underground rivers of volatile liquid methane form which sets off a series of devastating earthquakes. Forced apart by this violent occurrence, one family must find each other during the holidays and work to stop ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, avalanche, winter, earthquake, save the world, survival, danger, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, deadly, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 17K
Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, passenger, airplane, stowaway, danger, stewardess, bomb, panic, save the day, rescue, landing, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, new york, chicago illinois, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%