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
Plot: island, cannibalism, survival, sea disaster, friendship, friends, storm, wise man, wisdom of life, isolation, escapades, adventure, treasure, confined, belief, interracial relations, native, sacrifice, danger, culture clash, presumed dead, abandoned, life risking, shipwreck, 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, island, isolation and ship mostly in Adventure, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Crusoe: Flight 29 Down (2005), Amazon (1999), Mysterious Island (1995), Man Friday (1975), Moby Dick (2011). 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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, baroque ...
Plot: desert island, survival, shipwreck, friendship, island, adventure, stranded on an island, danger, adventurer, destiny, ocean, jungle ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, air disaster, isolation, interracial relations, stranded on an island, island, teenager, adventure, youth, escapades, danger, teenage life ...
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: humorous, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: survival, island, isolation, slavery, cannibalism, adventure, escapades, confined, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, pets ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, desert island, island, shipwreck, tropical island, fish out of water, confined, adventure, escapades, isolation, marooned, stranded ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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 624
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, rough, serious
Plot: adventure, air disaster, jungle, amazon tribe, tribe, survival, superstition, rescue, escapades, forces of nature, dangerous animal, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: desert island, island, survival, danger, pets, sea disaster, isolation, escapades, confined, adventure, deserted island, marooned ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: mysterious place, disorder, wise man, ocean or sea, life turned upside down, experimenting, friends, escape attempt, survival, human spirit, uncover truth, island ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, biting
Plot: island, survival, interracial relations, teaching the ways of the world, racism, fish out of water, isolation, moral dilemma, power relations, confined, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
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Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
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: realistic, exciting, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ship, whale, hunt down, obsessive quest, danger, rivalry, dangerous animal, ocean, self destructing, ocean or sea, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 968
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, exciting ...
Plot: ship, adventure, survival, sea disaster, expedition, danger, isolation, writer's life, self discovery, escapades, captain, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 4K
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, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, captain, adventure, ocean or sea, ocean, deadly, friendship, danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.2
 98K
Black Sails (2014)
Genre: 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, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, pirate ship, captain, gold, killings, graphic violence, bare breasts, treasure, island, swashbuckler, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.5
 770
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Swiss Family Robinson story.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, pirate, danger, survival, daring rescue, family relations, adventure, family in danger, estrangement, confined, family life, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 194
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: serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, castaway, self discovery, isolation, danger, social differences, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, pilot, adventurer, ocean, escapades, adventure, danger, partners, graphic violence, friends, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, africa, europe, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 499
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, factual ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, danger, ocean, escapades, lost at sea, rescue, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: native american white relationships, survival, kidnapping, wilderness, danger, americana, captivity, culture clash, colonialism, confined, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7K
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: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: pirate, island, adventure, escapades, crimes, danger, rivalry, notoriety, outlaw, criminal, terrorizing, treasure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, survival, against the odds, human spirit, escapades, on the run, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, adventure, danger, lost at sea, confined, escapades, family relations, parents and children, isolation, mystery, experiment gone awry, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: family relations, rescue, island, wilderness, survival, isolation, showbiz, forces of nature, ship, family in danger, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, 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: sexy, serious, scenic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desert island, adventure, island, friendship, sexy woman, survival, deserted island, couples, fish out of water, adaptation, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 267
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gold, treasure hunt, escapades, adventure, adventurer, femme fatale, ocean or sea, beach, ocean, island, ship, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 252
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: survival, danger, escapades, inventions and discoveries, ocean or sea, ship, forces of nature, ocean, rescue, coast guard, man overboard, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 23K
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: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, adventure, 15 year old, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, danger, ocean, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, cuba, florida, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 555K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, stranded on an island, island, human spirit, solitude, courage, adventure, tropical island, air disaster ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 79K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, ocean or sea, desperation, adventure, loneliness, human spirit, hopes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: island, adventure, love affair, survival, ocean or sea, tropical island, romance, love and romance, ocean, danger, exploring sexuality, teenager ...
Time: 90s, victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, danger, rivalry, family, contests and competitions, heroes, pets, adventure, daring rescue, escapades, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: alaska, england, canada, london, yukon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, suspense, exciting, captivating, disaster movie ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, lost at sea, dangerous animal, whale, sea, adventure, shipwreck, against the odds, castaway, ocean or sea ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%