Movies like The Beach

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The Beach (2000)
 6.6
 236K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, tense, scenic, serious, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, visually appealing, harsh ...
Plot: tourist, adventurer, utopia, beach, marijuana, obsessive quest, island, desire, secret place, exotic island, hippie, delusion, map, community, love and romance, blackmail, survival, adventure, escapades, love triangle, trap, tropical island, leader, urban legend, bad trip ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2000
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand

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Most similar movies to The Beach

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, death, runaway and brutality mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Beach: Cast Away (2000), The Blue Lagoon (1980), Lord of the Flies (1990), The Mosquito Coast (1986), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 575K
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, solitude, hopes, human spirit, courage, adventure, tropical island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, erotic, romantic, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: island, fall in love, love and romance, first sex, teenage sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), masturbation, teenage sexuality, adventure, teenage love, desert island, sexual awakening ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 70s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, adventure, survival, social relations, coming of age, human nature, isolation, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving, village life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, baltimore, south america, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, sexy, melancholic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: island, tropical island, adventure, love affair, survival, romance, love and romance, ocean, exploring sexuality, teenager, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, victorian era, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 53K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Plot: stranded, shark, survival, isolation, panic, shark attack, ocean, diving, scuba diving, dangerous animal, nudity (full frontal - brief), fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: wilderness, island, innocence lost, survival, human nature, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, isolation, against the rules, youth, social differences, exile ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 42K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, sexy, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, post war, hitchhiker, marijuana, drugs, self discovery, lifestyle, threesome, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1950, 50s ...
Place: usa, san francisco, new jersey, colorado, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Two Faces of January (2014)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, romantic ...
Plot: murder, on the run, tour guide, private detective, crimes, cons and scams, couples, fugitives, criminal heroes, escapades, dishonesty, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: greece, europe, turkey, crete, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: europe, london, england, wales, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 582K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, dangerous animal, monster, shark attack, fear, animal attack, ocean, survival, chief of police, beach, small town, great white shark ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, new york, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, delusion, cowboy, love and romance, dangerous attraction, family disapproval, parents and children, father daughter relationship, family relations, psychopath, drifter, gas station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south dakota, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 38K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, sea, treasure hunt, gold, boat, adventure, survival, ocean, isolation, human nature, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1941
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 27K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: ship, island, betrayal, mutiny, murder, storm at sea, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 5K
Rapa Nui (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to erect a huge statue (moai) in record time before Make can take part in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The reward for winning this race is to rule the island for one year.
Style: captivating, sentimental, melancholic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, rivalry, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, state affairs, family feud, adventurer, parents and children, isolation, map, catastrophe ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: chile, latin america, polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 536K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, smuggling, adventure, greed, treasure hunt, civil war, rebel, escapades, brutality, journalism, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 2000s, year 1999
Place: africa, zimbabwe, angola, south africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 39K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: wilderness, hunter, survival, mercenary, little boy, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, greed, environmentalist, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tasmania, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, drug dealer, restaurant, crimes, romance, law enforcement, drug dealing, cons and scams, best friend, friendship, surveillance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 8K
Dot the I (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to be married to Barnaby, a caring, wealthy, but ...
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, infidelity, romance, manipulation, couple relations, fall in love, actor's life, artists and showbiz, dangerous attraction, love affair, wedding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 4K
Masquerade (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be ...
Style: sexy, neo noir, erotic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: woman in danger, mystery, dangerous attraction, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, crimes, murder, husband wife relationship, police investigation, police corruption, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 11K
Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, post traumatic stress, couple relations, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, guilt, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, self destructing, tennis, loss of child, dishonesty, hidden identity, love affair, disorder, couples, society, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1944, year 1998, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new england, usa, new jersey, oxford university, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 10K
Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.
Style: psychological, cynical, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, tragic hero, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, destructive relationship, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, europe, denmark, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: psychological, erotic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, couples, seduction, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, crumbling marriage, terrorism, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 308K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: tribe, survival, slavery, chase, ancient history, native, adventure, sacrifice, manhunt, death, solar eclipse, warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 777K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, rough, breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, bear attack, obsessive quest, old west, violent, hunter, violence, native american, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 107K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, hillbilly, adventure, survivor, rape, canoe, homosexual rape, survival, friendship, rescue, murder, male rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 6K
Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, human nature, parents and children, family relations, crimes, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 49K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, adventurer, expedition, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, boat, escapades, fish, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1947 ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: desert, friendship, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, couples, family problems, friends, dishonesty, romance, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, sahara, morocco, north africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%