Movies like Apocalypto

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Apocalypto (2006)
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, epic, suspense, breathtaking, bloody, harsh, intense, brutal ...
Plot: survival, slavery, tribe, jungle, adventure, chase, manhunt, ancient history, solar eclipse, sacrifice, ancient civilization, warrior, native, native americans, death, prophecy, beautiful scenery, forest, apocalypse, violent, on the run, pyramid, native american, epidemic, torture ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico

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Most similar movies to Apocalypto

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and visually appealing films with plots about survival, adventure, chase, danger, brutality, mentor and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Apocalypto: 10,000 BC (2008), The Revenant (2015), The Dead Lands (2014), Gladiator (2000), The Naked Prey (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
10,000 BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, adventure, daring rescue, mammoth, lone hero, legends and myths, heroic mission, animal attack, jungle, chase, cave, hunter ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, future
Place: egypt, north africa
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, breathtaking, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, winter, lone hero, adventure, violence, obsessive quest, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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The Dead Lands (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, against the odds, adventure, survival, vengeance, youth, rivalry, master warrior, warrior, battles, medieval, young heroes ...
Place: new zealand
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: revenge, ancient rome, roman empire, vengeance, ancient history, gladiator, sword fight, courage, warrior, slavery, freedom, pride and honor ...
Time: 50s, middle ages
Place: rome italy, ancient greece, north africa, italy, germany ...
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The Naked Prey (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, tribe, hunter, wilderness, manhunt, on the run, chase, adventurer, cannibalism, culture clash, warrior, safari ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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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
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Pathfinder (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.
Style: harsh, stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: viking, native american, sword fight, indians, master warrior, vengeance, battles, native americans, adventure, winter, medieval, torture ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
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The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, heroic, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, lone hero, dystopic future, future dystopia, chaos, religion, protector, warrior, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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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, disturbing, light, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: jungle, amazon rainforest, tribe, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming of age, kidnapping, adoption, indians, survival, adventure, culture clash, pagan ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, brazil, south america, latin america
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Alpha (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a hunting expedition goes awry, a young caveman struggles against the elements to find his way home.
Style: sincere, captivating, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wolf, caveman, human animal relationship, wilderness, dog, animal attack, hunter, boar, wolf attack, wolf pack, adventure ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, ancient times, stone age
Place: europe
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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the ...
Style: suspense, epic, psychotronic, futuristic, intense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, gorilla, future war, monkey, revenge, slavery, survival, tragedy, vengeance, brutality, militant ...
Time: contemporary, 2040s, near future
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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Style: epic, biblical, stylized, harsh, visually appealing ...
Plot: ancient egypt, religion, old testament, god, ancient history, christianity, bible, christian, judaism, jewish, slavery, prophet ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: egypt, holy land, israel, middle east, xian
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, adventure, betrayal, sword fight, vengeance, treasure, prison escape, treason, revenge, lone hero, french, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era
Place: france, marseille, ireland, europe, paris france
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Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: brutal, stylized, epic, intense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient rome, roman empire, roman, ancient history, adventure, roman soldier, sword fight, soldier, violence, survival, hunting, legion ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, britain, england, scotland, europe
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Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: intense, tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, prison, jungle, survival, war, adventure, rescue, soldier, captivity, missing person, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, texas, bangkok thailand, california, laos ...
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The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, tense, harsh, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, adventure, betrayal, war, battles, rescue, politics, behind enemy lines, heroes, dishonesty, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, london, england, south africa ...
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The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, suspense, tense, suspenseful, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, jungle, adventure, lion, animal attack, adventurer, obsessive quest, hunting, heroes, greed, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
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Runaway Train (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: train, survival, runaway train, prisoner, prison, disaster, wilderness, prison escape, violence, prison warden, crime gone awry, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
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The Raid (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: suspense, brutal, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, swat team, fight, death, strong violent content, trapped, violence, deathtrap, warrior, gang, kung fu ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, indonesia
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, scenic, suspenseful, dark fantasy ...
Plot: viking, barbarian, sword fight, sword and sorcery, medieval, battles, arab, mission, adventure, heroic mission, violence, warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, ancient times
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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Pathfinder (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little daughter, the families teenage son, Aigin, observes the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: lapland, survival, coming of age, winter, bear attack, medieval, heroes, female nudity, barbarian, snow, revenge, mass murder ...
Time: middle ages, 11th century, 10th century
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia
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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
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300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, scenic, heroic, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, war, courage, ancient, sword fight, battles, legends and myths, military, human spirit, heroic mission, ancient history, army ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: epic, breathtaking, exciting, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, desert, fight, sword fight, survival, escapades, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, medieval, epic battle ...
Time: 8th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, asia, ancient china
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No Escape (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of ...
Style: suspense, exciting, futuristic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, survival, jungle, prison guard, prisoner, escape, chase, adventure, future dystopia, island prison, ex soldier ...
Time: future, near future
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Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: suspense, harsh, rough, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, manhunt, human prey, homeless, chase, brutality, hunting, death, psychopath, most dangerous game, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, seattle
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Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, biblical, epic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, religion, god, old testament, chaos, chosen one, belief, natural disaster, christianity, ancient history, bible ...
Place: holy land
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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
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River of Death (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, mad scientist, adventurer, betrayal, investigation, chase, vengeance, heroic mission, daring rescue, rivalry, treasure hunt, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965, year 1945
Place: south america, usa, brazil
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Riddick (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, one man army, adventure, alien, space and aliens, survival, tough heroes, mysterious planet, deadly creature, heroes, bounty hunter, mercenary ...
Time: future
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