Movies like The Aviator 1985

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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, dangerous animal, 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, facial scar, pilot, search, wolf, airport, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: california, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about escapades, danger, survival, adventure, wilderness, forces of nature and heroes mostly in Adventure, Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Aviator: Never Cry Wolf (1983), The Rescue (1988), Antarctica (1983), St. Helens (1981), White Water Summer (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, touching, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, inuit, wolf, arctic, biologist, survival, mouse, forces of nature, environmentalism, animal life, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 990
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, daring rescue, adventure, submarine, race against time, prison, save the day, survival, heroic mission, prison life, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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, rescue, adventure, wilderness, human spirit, forces of nature, family, animal life, against the odds, escapades, pets ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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, pilot, cadillac, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: washington state, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, summer, guide, nature, adventure, youth, danger, camp, lake or river ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.2
 269
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: serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, adventure, save the day, survival, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, pregnancy, chases and races, rescue, snake ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting, gloomy ...
Plot: pets, survival, wilderness, starvation, adventure, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades, fish out of water, human spirit, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: survival, leadership, wilderness, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, ghost, getting home ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, friendship, wilderness, danger, escapades, hopes, friends, forces of nature, stranded ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, isolation, wilderness, danger, escapades, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, exciting, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, kidnapping, wilderness, survival, adventure, captivity, culture clash, confined, danger, escapades, missing person, americana ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, danger, escapades, babies and infants, confined, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, adventure, adventurer, daring rescue, survival, family, treasure hunt, danger, escapades, heroes, pets, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
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: treasure hunt, race against time, adventurer, adventure, bounty hunter, one man army, airplane, chase, daring rescue, obsessive quest, rescue, save the day ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: survival, island, rescue, wilderness, adventure, isolation, battle zone, danger, ship, escapades, getting home, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 110
Rugged Gold (1994)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman struggles to survive in the Alaskan frontier after separating from her family because of an earthquake.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, wilderness, survival, isolation, parents and children, adventure, pregnant, danger, escapades, family relations, forces of nature, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, realistic, baroque
Plot: island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, adventurer, danger, destiny, sea disaster, cannibal, culture clash, confined ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 823
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: serious, atmospheric
Plot: bear, overalls, adventure, survival, wilderness, siblings relations, forces of nature, teenage life, danger, escapades, youth, dangerous animal ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.5
 607
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: serious, atmospheric, exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, daring rescue, survival, danger, adventure, wilderness, wife husband relationship, shipwreck, family in danger, ocean or sea, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash reduces Gulf War veteran pilot Captain John Couch's crew ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, danger, escapades, heroes, rescue, save the day, arctic, weather, airplane accident, survivor, sacrifice ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 50K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, expedition, survival, forces of nature, ocean or sea, isolation, family relations, danger, escapades, parents and children, deathtrap, underwater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 5K
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: exciting, captivating, touching, serious, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, forces of nature, survival, wolf, dangerous animal, epic battle, animal, animal life, wilderness, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1969
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, pilot, sahara, alcoholic, thirst, airplane, adventure, race against time, rescue, crew, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.3
 438
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, stylized, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: ship, survival, ocean or sea, danger, shipwreck, whale, adventure, escapades, dangerous animal, orphan, forces of nature, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, dangerous animal, dog, friendship, adventure, family, on the run, trapper, rocky mountains, summer, spring ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: wilderness, boy, tragedy, orphan, adventure, adventurer, young heroes, survival, human nature, culture clash, isolation, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, priest, volcano, evacuation, adventure, adventurer, jungle, one man army, prisoner, hospital, quicksand ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a plea-bargain to clear their school records, a group of misfit teens ventures into the majestic but unforgiving wilderness to help a young naturalist save the vanishing wolves. After they encountered unexpected incident, they are aided by the ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, misfit, adventure, survival, teenage life, family, animal life, family life, danger, escapades, adventurer, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 223K
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, tense, rough, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, death, stranded, wolf, male camaraderie, eaten alive, forces of nature, danger, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Adventure, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: survival, ocean or sea, getting home, adventure, lifeboat, isolation, confined, danger, escapades, soldier, human nature, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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