Movies like Amazon 1990

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Amazon (1990)
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Amazon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Finland, Brazil, France, Canada, Germany, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local woman warns him about the possible consequences to the rain forest. Kari has mixed feelings about the project, until an accident puts him in the care of a local Indian tribe.
Style: semi serious
Plot: jungle, tribe, rain forest, survival, adventure, heist, treasure hunt, destiny, adventurer, love affair, danger, society, escapades, culture clash, airplane, nature, amazon, death, golddigger, male female relationship, plane crash, river, robbery, mine, ecological disaster ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about escapades, danger, survival, adventure, jungle, society and culture clash mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like Amazon: Medicine Man (1992), Where the Green Ants Dream (1984), Heart of Darkness (1993), The Emerald Forest (1985), The Valley (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Medicine Man (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, futuristic ...
Plot: jungle, cure, opposites attract, cancer, doctor, medical research, rain forest, love and romance, adventure, amazon jungle, romance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, brazil
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Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Extraordinary images from Werner Herzog. Shot in the Australian Outback the Aborigines (in this film anyway) believe that this is the place where the green ants go to dream, and that if their dreams are disturbed, it will bring down disaster on us ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: desert, culture clash, geologist, legal action, mining, land rights, australian aboriginal, heroes, lone wolves, confined, adventure, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, south australia
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86%
Heart of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Plot: river, jungle, insanity, greed, adventure, danger, obsessive quest, escapades, lake or river, psychopath, survival, apocalypse ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, congo
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79%
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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66%
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The Valley (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Viviane, a French Consul's wife, is in New Guinea to find exotic feathers for export to Paris. She encounters four European travelers who are en route to "La Vallée": The Valley, high in the Guinean mountains, is shown on maps as ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: wilderness, jungle, isolation, friendship, celebrity culture, self discovery, couple relations, treasure hunt, culture clash, survival, adventure, young heroes ...
Time: 70s
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At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: missionary, jungle, culture clash, malaria, civilization, amazon, adventure, adventurer, escapades, danger, society, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
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61%
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Countryman (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young woman crash-lands her plane in Jamaica. A local named Countryman rescues her and leads her away from the authorities, who have fabricated a story about the plane, involving drug and arms smuggling by the CIA, in order to gain popularity in ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, cult film
Plot: jungle, politics, swamp, air disaster, reggae, airplane, helicopter, heroes, rivalry, rescue, folk hero, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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60%
The Art of Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, adventurer, self discovery, escapades, prank, youth, friends, travel, adventure, canceled wedding, honeymoon, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Paper Star (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna Kelanen is an ex-model, who just has been released from prison. She thinks back on her life, when she was a rather successful model, and on the things that went wrong.
Plot: controversy, jail cell, male female friendship, abuse, female nudity, interrogation, journalism, model, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, tragedy, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 80s
Place: stockholm sweden, helsinki finland, finland, eastern europe
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45%
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Among Wolves (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: EntreLobos (AmongWolves) tells the remarkable story of a poor country boy named Marcos, who at the age of 7 is handed over to his father's employer, a rich landowner, who in turn delivers him to a life of labor with a hermetic goatherd in an ...
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, based on true events
Plot: friendship, survival, animal life, danger, escapades, adventure, beautiful scenery, loneliness, male protagonist, nature, cave, child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, survival, wilderness, couples, danger, escapades, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
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43%
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Your Lover (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Lucio and Enedina are a happily married young Teenek couple that lives in the Huasteca Potosina's jungle with their three children. They love each other and share everything, nevertheless, everything crumbles when the construction of a highway, ...
Style: rough, suspense, tense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, boy, adultery, rivalry, society, deforestation, friendship, family relations, parents and children, destiny, danger, jungle ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, escapades, danger, child in peril, adventure, rescue, heroic mission, survival, earthquake, collapse, freeway
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: desert island, survival, island, friendship, shipwreck, adventure, danger, destiny, ocean, jungle, adventurer, stranded on an island ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: rough, epic, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: conquering, jungle, treasure hunt, survival, obsessive quest, obsession, adventurer, human nature, rebelliousness, soldier, on the road, leadership ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, peru, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Journey of Hope (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Turkey, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: immigrants, family life, human nature, hopes, escapades, life is a bitch, society, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, culture clash, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: desert, danger, communication problem, disorder, fish out of water, survival, culture clash, escapades, hunger, society, misfit, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, dream ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: legal, terrorism, terrorist, trial, professor, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, rivalry, fighting the system, heroes, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, psychotronic, erotic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, tarzan, kidnapping, feral man, adventure, dangerous animal, adventurer, rescue, deadly, fugitives, escapades, danger ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scenic, tense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, survival, jungle, danger, adventurer, obsessive quest, colonialism, lion, heroes, culture clash, bridge ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
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32%
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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 ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventure, family relations, escapades, jungle, native, tribe, society, expedition, siblings relations, indian tribe, plane crash, rain forest ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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31%
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Shelter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With a catastrophic event rapidly approaching, 18 people vie for 10 spots in the small town's only bomb shelter.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, epic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, small town, society, deadly, hopes, escapades, danger, family relations, clergy, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Red Knight (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Who really is behind the legend of "Red Dragon"?
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, captivating
Plot: heroes, adventurer, imaginary kingdom, danger, escapades, adventure, legends and myths, spell, tomb, legend, curses spells and rituals, blood ...
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31%
Invisible Life (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. The life of Guida and Euridice Gusmão, raised to be invisible in the eyes of the Brazilian society of that time, like all the other women of that generation.
Style: psychological, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: erotica, masturbation, erection, friendship, father daughter relationship, love, rivalry, family relations, ambition, adaptation, destiny, escapades ...
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Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, lifestyle, couples, family problems, family relations, drug abuse, love affair, addiction, love and romance, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Birdwatchers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the present. When a young Guarani-Kaiowá woman commits suicide, Nádio leads his community to form a protest camp on the borders of a local farm that sits on their ancestral burial ground.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: culture clash, rebellion, interracial relations, indians, teenage life, hopes, dishonesty, fighting the system, life is a bitch, injustice, power relations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cow (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, touching, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, animal life, survival, escapades, village, war, refugee, world war two, refugees ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fire on the Amazon (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a well-known environmental researcher is murdered in the Amazon jungle, an arrogant photojournalist joins forces with a beautiful young activist to find out who is responsible. Along they way, they fall in love as they discover the men ...
Style: realistic, serious, colourful, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, amazon, deforestation, jungle, assassination, fighting the system, adventure, investigation, environmentalism, uncover truth, protest, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, friends, life is a bitch, danger, wilderness, survival, haunted by the past, sex show, therapy, pimp, prostitute, political unrest ...
Time: future
Place: asia
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26%