Movies and TV shows like Crusoe

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Crusoe (2008)
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Crusoe (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a man who has been shipwrecked on an island for six years and is desperate to return home to his wife and children. His lone companion is Friday, a native whom Crusoe rescued and taught English.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, baroque
Plot: island, survival, ocean, friendship, storm, friends, isolation, escapades, wise man, wisdom of life, sea disaster, shipwreck, adventure, treasure, interracial relations, native, sacrifice, confined, culture clash, belief, presumed dead, abandoned, life risking, cannibalism, boat ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Crusoe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, exciting and captivating films and TV series with plots about escapades, adventure, survival, danger, ocean, ship and island mostly in Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Crusoe: Flight 29 Down (2005), Amazon (1999), Moby Dick (2011), Mysterious Island (1995), Man Friday (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: survival, desert island, shipwreck, stranded on an island, adventure, friendship, island, ocean, destiny, jungle, adventurer, ship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Flight 29 Down (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Flight 29 Down is a television series about a group of teenagers who are stranded on an island. It was produced by Discovery Kids. The show was created by Stan Rogow and D. J. MacHale. The executive producers are Rogow, MacHale, Shauna Shapiro ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, realistic, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: survival, teenager, air disaster, isolation, stranded on an island, island, adventure, youth, escapades, siblings relations, teenage life, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: island, survival, isolation, slavery, adventure, confined, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, pets, parrot ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: desert island, survival, tropical island, ocean, shipwreck, island, marooned, stranded, confined, adventure, escapades, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Amazon (1999)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Amazon was a syndicated television show created by Peter Benchley. It was developed by Canadian production companies Alliance Atlantis Communications & WIC Entertainment and German company Beta Film GmbH. The 22 episodes of the series were in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: air disaster, adventure, amazon tribe, jungle, survival, tribe, superstition, forces of nature, rescue, escapades, down on your luck, dangerous animal ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ship, ocean, whale, obsessive quest, hunt down, dangerous animal, rivalry, sea, escapades, self destructing, survival, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mysterious Island (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Mysterious Island is a Canadian television series based on Jules Verne's novel L'Île mystérieuse. It ran for one season in 1995. The beginning of the series is much as in the novel. A group of refugees attempting to escape the American ...
Style: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: manipulation, leadership, adventure, mysterious character, mind game, survival, confined, mystery, hopes, escapades, disorder, experimenting ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 996
Man Friday (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday ...
Style: suspense, biting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: desert island, anarchist, island, confined, escapades, survival, adventure, buddies, power relations, moral dilemma, isolation, interracial relations ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Shipwrecked on an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe fills his time in either building a shelter for himself, or by reminiscing about the years he spent at sea and the adventures that led him to where he is. The months roll by and the hardships ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Audience: kids
Plot: desert island, survival, island, stranded on an island, beach, marooned, pets, confined, adventure, escapades, isolation, sea disaster ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sea Wolf (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: ship, ocean, adventure, survival, isolation, expedition, sea disaster, captain, writer's life, escapades, self discovery, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ship, sea, ocean, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, captain, adventure, friendship, shipwreck, revenge, hunting ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: island, pirate, daring rescue, family relations, family in danger, adventure, estrangement, isolation, family life, confined, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 205
The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, castaway, ocean, adventure, sailing, survival, lone wolves, self discovery, isolation, sea, storm at sea, violence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, captivity, americana, culture clash, native american, colonialism, colonial america, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Wet Gold (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wet Gold is the story of a young woman (Laura), who works as a waitress in a cafe. Laura stumbles across a drunk elderly man (Sampson), who fills her with exciting stories of a boat that went down with millions in gold. Although Laura's ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: ocean, sailing, scuba diving, gold, jealousy, sailboat, greed, betrayal, treasure, sunken treasure, paranoia, adventure ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, ship, adventure, survival, lost at sea, dangerous animal, ocean, escapades, shipwreck, rescue, catastrophe, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 257
Deadliest Sea (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the book Working on the Edge by Spike Walker, Deadliest Sea tells the story of a young man who joins the crew of a King Crab trawler in Alaska seeking to make some real money. The captain of the vessel plays a hunch about where to set traps ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: survival, escapades, forces of nature, ship, inventions and discoveries, ocean, rescue, coast guard, sea, boat, battles, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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: realistic, semi serious
Plot: rescue, survival, family relations, island, wilderness, disaster, escapades, adventure, getting home, confined, environmentalism, showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: british columbia, alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 105K
Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspense, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pirate, captain, graphic violence, pirate ship, adventure, island, swashbuckler, gold, treasure, killings, twists and turns, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: serious, epic, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: survival, expedition, adventurer, endurance, adventure, against the odds, human spirit, leadership, ambition, forces of nature, sea, disaster ...
Time: 1910s, year 1914, 20th century
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Crossbones (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, realistic
Plot: pirate, island, adventure, criminal, rivalry, notoriety, crimes, escapades, terrorizing, medieval, sailing, ancient ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, survival, animals, wilderness, pets, heroes, rivalry, contests and competitions, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 90s
Place: alaska, yukon, canada, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Adventure (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, cult film
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, ocean, adventure, death, airplane, friendship, pilot, escapades, partners, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, paris france, france, congo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, road movie
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, survival, human spirit, against the odds, escapades, on the run, girl heroine, society, prisoner, sailboat, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 5K
The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to the crew and students of the school-ship Polar Star to live the greatest adventure of their lives. Isolated and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, adventure, confined, lost at sea, parents and children, escapades, family relations, isolation, mystery, map, vestiges of humanity, science gone wrong ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 897
The Sea Wolf (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: ocean, survival, sailing, obsession, ship, cons and scams, tough heroes, psychopath, battles, cause and meaning, friends, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
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White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: emotional, suspense, touching, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: sailing, ocean, survival, coming of age, disaster, adventure, catastrophe, friendship, storm at sea, teacher, mentor, life & death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: jamaica, west indies, cuba, florida, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 277
Courage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jason Priestley (TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Andrea Roth star in this inspirational adventure story about courage, love and the power of family. Aspiring author Robert (Priestly) organizes a quick getaway with his wife and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, island, escapades, forces of nature, family relations, shipwreck, human spirit, isolation, storm, stranded, spirituality ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forces of nature, survival, wolf, adventure, animals, wilderness, tradition versus modernity, society, nature, dog, chinese, medieval ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969
Place: china, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 689
The Seawolf (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Romania, France
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
Story: The writer Humphrey van Weyden gets overboard in 1906 in a shipwreck in the fog in the Bay of San Francisco and is rescued by a seal catcher, the schooner Ghost under the brutal Captain Wolf Larsen.
Plot: ocean, sea captain, tough guy, brutality, strong man, strength, ship, sadism, revenge, violence, sea, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%