Movies like The Aviator 1985

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The Aviator (1985)
 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, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, human spirit, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades, opposites attract, teenage life, against the odds, confined, heroes, misfit, aviation, dangerous animal, wolf, army, pilot, search, airport, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 1920s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Aviator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about escapades, adventure, danger, survival, heroes, wilderness and forces of nature mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres. Some movies like The Aviator: Never Cry Wolf (1983), White Water Summer (1987), The Rescue (1988), Antarctica (1983), St. Helens (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, biologist, arctic, wolf, survival, inuit, mouse, forces of nature, environmentalism, animal life, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: survival, coming of age, wilderness, friendship, guide, nature, summer, adventure, youth, danger, camp, lake or river ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.5
 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: serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, hostages, adventure, daring rescue, submarine, race against time, prison, save the day, survival, heroic mission, prison life, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.8
 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: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, rescue, wilderness, human spirit, forces of nature, animal life, family, against the odds, escapades, pets ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 404
St. Helens (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, wilderness, danger, escapades, journalism, forces of nature, racism, society, evacuation, geologist, helicopter, lake ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: washington state, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.2
 270
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
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, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, adventure, save the day, survival, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, pregnancy, chases and races, father son relationship, snake ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: survival, airplane, human spirit, adventure, wilderness, friendship, danger, escapades, hopes, friends, forces of nature, stranded ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, pilot, alcoholic, sahara, thirst, airplane, adventure, race against time, rescue, crew, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, pets, starvation, adventure, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades, fish out of water, human spirit, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A diverse group of individuals struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert after their passenger plane crashes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, baboon, dangerous animal, adventure, wilderness, isolation, danger, escapades, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 2K
The Red Tent (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: survival, leadership, adventurer, wilderness, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, ghost, getting home ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, treasure hunt, adventurer, bounty hunter, adventure, airplane, one man army, chase, daring rescue, obsessive quest, rescue, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic
Plot: kidnapping, wilderness, survival, native american white relationships, adventure, captivity, culture clash, confined, danger, escapades, missing person, americana ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 18K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, dog, treasure, pets, adventure, human animal relationship, daring rescue, gold, survival, adventurer, unlikely friendships, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, mine, london, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, family, forces of nature, isolation, family life, snowstorm, danger, escapades, babies and infants, confined ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, cannibal, adventurer, danger, destiny, sea disaster, deserted island, indigenous ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 56K
Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: expedition, pets, survival, dog, rescue, adventure, scientist, wilderness, pilot, research, storytelling, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, oregon, washington d.c., pasadena california, new zealand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, survival, treasure hunt, family, danger, escapades, heroes, pets, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 3K
Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, pilot, escape, fugitives, chase, manhunt, on the run, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: new year's eve, christmas, survival, terrorism, adventure, gory, race against time, ship, ocean or sea, forces of nature, isolation, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, rescue, volcano, priest, evacuation, adventure, adventurer, one man army, jungle, hospital, quicksand, prisoner ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teenager Angus adopts a stray dog and names him Yellow. Several days later, while travelling along the coast of British Columbia with Angus's father, John, the boy and dog become stranded when turbulent waters capsize their boat. Angus's ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, rescue, family, young heroes, daring rescue, adoption, friendship, parents and children, danger, escapades ...
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexual, sexy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: survival, island, friendship, isolation, adventure, couples, deserted island, sexual relations, fish out of water, female full frontal nudity, desert island, bikini ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 51K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: 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: exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, family relations, isolation, danger, parents and children, cave, deathtrap, ocean or sea, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 15K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, adventure, family, animal life, on the run, nature, escapades, youth, rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 635
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: atmospheric, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, daring rescue, survival, danger, adventure, wilderness, wife husband relationship, shipwreck, family, ocean or sea, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, avalanche, snow, snowmobile, ski resort, ambulance, winter, daring rescue, survival, danger, save the day, trapped ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 55K
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: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, adventurer, adventure, helicopter, daring rescue, climbing, race against time, wilderness, forces of nature, mountaineer, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa
Style: exciting, serious, touching, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: safari, elephant, adventure, obsession, wilderness, friendship, danger, movie business, escapades, society, friends, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: africa, uganda, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 842
True Heart (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A brother and sister are plane-wrecked in Canada, where they must rely on the help of a native and his bear.
Style: atmospheric, serious
Plot: overalls, bear, survival, adventure, siblings relations, wilderness, forces of nature, teenage life, danger, escapades, youth, dangerous animal ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%