Movies like Alive

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Alive (1993)
 7.1
 56K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager rations and through the freezing cold.
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, inspirational, suspense, breathtaking, exciting, thought provoking, touching, feel good ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, death, catastrophe, natural disaster, human spirit, snow, adventure, airplane accident, mountain, airplane, desperation, wilderness, historical event, survivor, isolation, human nature, against the odds, rescue, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, chile, uruguay, south america, latin america

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Most similar movies to Alive

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about survival, disaster, danger, escapades, death, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Alive: 127 Hours (2010), Everest (2015), Cast Away (2000), Arctic (2018), The 33 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 374K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, psychological, cerebral, breathtaking ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, courage, human spirit, alone, loneliness, desert, life philosophy, climbing, cave, canyon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 216K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, scenic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, mountain climbing, mountaineer, stranded, natural disaster, beautiful scenery, climbing, snow, forces of nature, man versus nature, death ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal, asia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 583K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, adventure, stranded on an island, island, desert island, solitude, air disaster, human spirit, courage, determination ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 52K
Arctic (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek ...
Style: suspense, touching, disturbing, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: survival, arctic, helicopter crash, stranded, polar bear, ice, man versus nature, snow, bear attack, male protagonist, fish, very little dialogue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 38K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, touching, tense, factual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, disaster, life, stranded, human spirit, mining, ethnic conflict, doctors, race against time, honest ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, australia, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 617K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, melancholic, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, road trip, journey, adventure, solitude, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 62K
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: suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: survival, mountaineer, mountain climbing, adventurer, climbing, adventure, disaster, expedition, natural disaster, happy ending, mountain, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 54K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, shark, stranded, isolation, ocean, shark attack, panic, diving, animal attack, scuba diving, loneliness, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 252K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, harsh, tense, bad ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, snow, dangerous animal, animal attack, wolf, air disaster, forces of nature, hunting, stranded, wolf attack, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 74K
The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, grizzly bear, bear attack, adventure, bear, marital infidelity, hunter, crash, rivalry, airplane accident, billionaire ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: intense, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, stranded, adventure, air disaster, aviation, adaptation, chase, rescue, introspection, human nature, getting home ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 57K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, jungle, amazon rainforest, adventurer, alone, rescue, river, raft, nature, israeli, hallucination, lost ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1980
Place: bolivia, south america, andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 56K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, disaster, forces of nature, deathtrap, death, adventure, struggle for survival, underground, panic, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 73K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, snow, ski resort, stranded, survival horror, sole survivor, winter, youth, frostbite, friends, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, isolation, wilderness, moral dilemma, hopes, snow, winter, desperation, cannibalism, hunger, food ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 23K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: psychological, emotional, enigmatic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: air disaster, guilt, survival, dealing with death, character study, life & death, loneliness, rescue, loss of son, confession, starting over, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 507
Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: disaster, survival, air disaster, mountain, cannibal, catastrophe, wilderness, escapades, adventure, confined, heroes, cannibalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 56K
Adrift (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman and her fiancé find themselves caught in a hurricane after departing Tahiti by boat. She wakes up after being knocked out, only to discover him missing, and the elements threatening.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, sad, twists and turns, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, survivor, storm, sailboat, love, boat, young couple, human spirit, sailing, female protagonist, hurricane, loss of loved one ...
Time: year 1983
Place: pacific ocean, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, world war two, military, human spirit, adventure, ocean, getting home, human nature, soldier, disaster, lifeboat, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 222K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, tsunami, courage, ocean, forces of nature, family in danger, tragedy, hopes, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2004, contemporary, 2000s
Place: thailand, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 80K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, boat, isolation, storm, sea, forces of nature, adventure, loneliness, human spirit, survivor, ocean, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, disaster, ship, natural disaster, adventure, sea, ocean liner, catastrophe, cruise, ocean, sea disaster, new year's eve ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 3K
Eden (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Malaysia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After their plane crashes off the coast of a deserted Pacific island, the surviving members of an American soccer team find themselves in the most dire of circumstances with limited resources, dwindling food supply and no rescue coming any time ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: struggle for survival, survival, island, fight, plane crash, soccer, desperation, stranded, mercy killing, starvation, hostility, isolation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 21K
Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, nature, forest, dangerous animal, bear, camping, bear attack, wilderness, lost, lost in the woods, isolation, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 106K
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, inspirational, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, pow, torture, escape, soldier, war, prison, camp, violence, jungle, courage ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: vietnam, laos, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 310
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, escapades, race against time, adventure, pregnancy, rescue, disaster, father son relationship, natural disaster, heroes, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, exciting, suspense, captivating, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, sea, whale, shipwreck, starvation, dangerous animal, castaway, lost at sea, natural disaster, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: ecuador, pacific ocean, new england, south america, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, scenic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, ocean, disaster, storm at sea, forces of nature, courage, adventure, coast guard, sinking ship, shipwreck, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 641
The Crew (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Still depressed over the suicide of his mother, Bill has no idea that he's in for a wild ride when he and his wife Jennifer board the yacht owned by her bigoted lawyer brother. Along for the trip: a rock musician and his wife, as well as the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: rescue, hostage, survival, forces of nature, isolation, captivity, confined, adventure, husband wife relationship, one man army, ship, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: melancholic, inspirational, serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, courage, loneliness, natural disaster, aviation, human spirit, adventure, against the odds, forces of nature, isolation ...
Time: 1920s, 70s, 80s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%