Movies like Archer

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Archer (1985)
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Archer (1985)
Original name: Archer's Adventure
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the 1860s, Dave Powers, apprentice to a horse trainer, volunteers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race. Their start is 600 miles from Melbourne, and the journey is anything but easy. Of course, the pair have numerous adventures along the way, and in the end Archer competes in the Melbourne Cup race.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: horse, survival, adventure, on the road, friends, contests and competitions, ambition, chases and races, escapades, wilderness, rivalry, race against time, horse race, australian western
Time: 19th century
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Archer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, survival, wilderness, heroes and horse mostly in Drama, Adventure and Western genres. Some movies like Archer: In Pursuit of Honor (1995), Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1994), Return to Snowy River (1988), The Man from Snowy River (1982), The Earthling (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In Pursuit of Honor (1995)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: To save a group of horses slated to be destroyed by the US Cavalry, a group of officers rebel and begin a journey towards Canada to save themselves and the mounts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cavalry, soldier, war, on the run, chases and races, battles, insubordination, heroes, military, leadership, danger, army investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 30s, 1950s
Place: canada, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1994)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Man from Snowy River is an Australian television series based on Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River". Released in Australia as Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River, the series was subsequently released in ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, saga, realistic ...
Plot: family life, small town life, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, parents and children, small town, family relations, farm, social relations, mountain, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Return to Snowy River (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a few years trying to earn money to marry Jessica Harrison (Sigrid Thornton), Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) returns to Snowy River. But he finds that a lot of things have changed.
Style: semi serious, cult film, unusual plot structure, sweet, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: horse, rancher, love and romance, horse riding, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, friends, adventure, rivalry, love triangle, disney ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 1890s
Place: australia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wild horse, ranch, chase, horse, coming of age, heroes, beautiful scenery, river, father daughter relationship, horse riding, australian western, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in ...
Style: serious, surreal
Plot: survival, wilderness, orphan, tragedy, young heroes, escapades, danger, heroes, adventurer, youth, culture clash, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Call of the Wild (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young boy heads off to the Yukon after hearing tales about the Gold Rush, and he forms an unwavering friendship with a heroic Alsatian dog called Buck.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, dog, daring rescue, treasure hunt, survival, friendship, animal life, friends, inventions and discoveries, mountain, adventure, pets ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, london, canada, england, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 2K
50 to 1 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: horse, horse race, against the odds, sport, rivalry, chases and races, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, animal training, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Cry of the Black Wolves (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Halfwit Indian Akaena promises a fictitious treasure to anyone who takes her down south where the sun always shines. Trapper Bill Robinson, an honest fur trader in Alaska, refuses to sell his dog sled to dishonest miner Mike Williams, who steals it ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: heroes, on the run, bounty hunter, danger, daring rescue, chases and races, manhunt, rivalry, dishonesty, escapades, adventure, mountain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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To Brave Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple and their dog struggle to survive in Alaska.
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, wilderness, survival, pets, isolation, danger, adventure, escapades, confined, chases and races, fish out of water, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, meditative, factual ...
Plot: native americans, wilderness, survival, native, adventure, hunting, rocky mountains, interracial relations, respect, massacre, mountain man, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 2K
The Way West (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the mid-19th century, Senator William J. Tadlock leads a group of settlers overland in a quest to start a new settlement in the Western US. Tadlock is a highly principled and demanding taskmaster who is as hard on himself as he is on those who ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, native american, adventure, against the odds, americana, on the road, fish out of water, culture clash, obnoxious boss, rivalry, father son relationship, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: missouri, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 1K
Gold (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Canada, the summer of 1898. A group of German settlers travel towards the far north in covered wagons with packhorses and their few possessions in tow. The seven travellers set off from Ashcroft, the final railway station. Along with their leader, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gold rush, old west, adventure, danger, escapades, adventurer, wilderness, desert, human nature, brutality, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 226
Burke & Wills (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story based on true events about two explorers on a doomed journey trying to cross Australia on foot in the 19 century.
Style: captivating, stylized, bleak, epic, rough ...
Plot: desert, aborigine, countdown, maze, journey, outback, sandstorm, journalist, rescue attempt, tragedy, against the odds, realism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: West Germany, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Colonel Brinkley is a criminal who has been with the map of where the treasure is the Silver Lake. Winnetou and Old Shatterhand come again towards goodness, but along the way will encounter enemy tribes they will face.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, danger, adventure, heroes, chases and races, escapades, old west, quicksand, siege, lake, native american ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Man Called Horse (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, intense, scenic ...
Plot: native americans, ritual, aristocrat, adventure, survival, captivity, lifestyle, danger, manhood, injustice, interracial relations, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, south dakota, india, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: British explorer Henry Stanley travels to Africa in 1871 seeking missionary David Livingstone.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: unlikely partners, media, war, missing person, idealism, wilderness, culture clash, human spirit, uncover truth, against the odds, self discovery, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 42K
True Grit (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he ...
Style: stylized, exciting, harsh, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: cowboy, bounty hunter, manhunt, adventure, murder, hanging, vengeance, odd couple, partners, wanted, track down, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 77K
Hidalgo (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Western
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: horse, desert, horse race, adventurer, adventure, cowboy, racehorse, underdog, rivalry, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, syria, iraq, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.2
 466
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: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, factual ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, danger, ocean, escapades, lost at sea, rescue, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 245
One Mile Above (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shuhao is a 24 year old Taiwanese university graduate. His older brother Shuwei, whom he has idolized since childhood, dies on a bicycle ride to Lhasa. He decides to complete Shuwei's journey, hoping to prove himself through this challenging ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, road movie
Plot: riding a bicycle, cycling, last wish, mountain, direction and purpose, on the road, self discovery, escapades, danger, wilderness, dead brother, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tibet, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 1K
Antarctica (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica.
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, expedition, wilderness, forces of nature, family, pets, danger, rescue, heroes, daring rescue, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia, hokkaido, antarctic
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Quigley Down Under (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: American Matt Quigley answers Australian land baron Elliott Marston's ad for a sharpshooter to kill the dingoes on his property. But when Quigley finds out that Marston's real target is the aborigines, Quigley hits the road. Now, even ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genocide, australian, vigilantism, fish out of water, vengeance, against the odds, old west, crimes, dishonesty, danger, partners, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, texas, pacific ocean, wyoming, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.0
 2K
The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: catastrophe, leadership, heroes, survival, rescue attempt, zeppelin, danger, adventurer, disgraced, forces of nature, isolation, wilderness ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, adventure, old west, small town, americana, vengeance, friendship, heroes, chases and races, escapades, criminal's revenge, partners ...
Time: 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 28K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, obsessive quest, beautiful scenery, journey, camel, outback, self discovery, adventurer, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1935, year 1973 ...
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Young Black Stallion (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: horse, desert, girl horse relationship, friendship, human animal relationship, survival, rescue, young heroes, orphan, adventure, mischievous children, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Follow the River (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mary Ingles is pregnant when she and her two sons are captured from their homestead in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains by Shawnee Indians. Her husband, Will, narrowly escapes death during the attack. Impressed by her grace under the pressure of ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, missing person, heroes, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, serious, factual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: child abuse, racism, punishment, australian outback, culture clash, survival, kidnapping, life is a bitch, hopes, outback, aborigine, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 6K
Wolf Totem (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; ...
Style: captivating, exciting, touching, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: forces of nature, adventure, survival, wolf, wilderness, animal life, danger, society, little boy, wolf pack, animal attack, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: mongolia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%