Movies like The Beach

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The Beach (2000)
 6.7
 224K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, serious, scenic, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, visually appealing, weird ...
Plot: utopia, marijuana, tourist, obsessive quest, adventurer, desire, secret place, island, beach, hippie, delusion, map, community, love and romance, blackmail, survival, adventure, escapades, love triangle, trap, danger, bohemian life, drugs/alcohol, mad, leader ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, southeast asia

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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, brutality, death and greed mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Beach: The Mosquito Coast (1986), The Blue Lagoon (1980), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), Lord of the Flies (1990), Open Water (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, danger, village life, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, latin america, baltimore ...
⇓ 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, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, first sex, fall in love, teenage sexuality, adventure, shipwreck, stranded, teenage love, teenage sex, masturbation, friendship ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 70s, victorian, 1900s ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, romance, love and romance, teenager, danger, ocean, ocean or sea, tropical island, exploring sexuality ...
Time: victorian, 90s, victorian era, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, coming of age, social relations, isolation, human nature, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.7
 51K
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, suspense ...
Plot: shark, survival, stranded, isolation, panic, ocean, shark attack, scuba diving, ocean or sea, danger, abandonment, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: island, wilderness, survival, innocence lost, human nature, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, isolation, danger, youth, against the rules, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cons and scams, crimes, crime, couples, escapades, fugitives, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: greece, europe, turkey, athens greece, crete ...
⇓ 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, contemplative, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, friendship, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, arab, family problems, couples, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, on the road ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, sahara desert, north africa, morocco, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 99K
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, rape, canoe, survival, friendship, survivor, rescue, danger, murder, hunting ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 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, parents and children, family disapproval, father daughter relationship, on the run, psychopath, drifter, gas station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 25K
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: island, ship, betrayal, mutiny, murder, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, military life, rebelliousness, storm at sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 37K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 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, danger, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, greed, environmentalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 545K
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, fear, monster, animal horror, shark attack, animal attack, ocean, survival, police chief, chief of police, underwater ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, atlantic ocean, new york ...
⇓ 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, romantic, melancholic, serious ...
Plot: island, rivalry, love triangle, love and romance, love affair, family feud, state affairs, adventurer, isolation, parents and children, map, catastrophe ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century
Place: chile, latin america, polynesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 35K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, underwater, sea, underwater scene, boat, ocean or sea, treasure hunt, gold, adventure, danger, sunken ship, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1941
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, drug dealer, restaurant, crime, crimes, romance, law enforcement, drug dealing, cons and scams, best friend, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 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: love triangle, forbidden love, infidelity, romance, manipulations, manipulation, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, dangerous attraction, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 10K
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, dangerous attraction, guilt, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, obsessive love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 3K
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, suspenseful, erotic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neo noir, woman in danger, mystery, love triangle, dangerous attraction, couples, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, murder, husband wife relationship, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 292K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
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, suspenseful, serious, harsh, epic ...
Plot: survival, tribe, slavery, chase, manhunt, native, adventure, death, solar eclipse, prophecy, warrior, sacrifice ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 36K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, sexual, breathtaking ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, obsession, s&m, dangerous attraction, sexual perversion, infidelity, destructive relationship, love affair, passionate interest, bdsm, sex addict ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, diary, funeral, romance, virginity, power of love, looking for love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1870s, post world war one ...
Place: colombia, paris france, caribbean, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 9K
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, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, denmark, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, seduction, couples, danger, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Ireland, 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: serious, sincere, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self destructing, tennis, haunted by the past, loss of child, hidden identity, dishonesty, society, love affair, couples, disorder, loneliness, delusion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1998 ...
Place: new england, usa, new jersey, oxford university, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 527K
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, serious, suspense, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, solitude, courage, adventure, stranded on an island, determination, sole survivor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 709K
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, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native american, bear attack, lone hero, snow, violence, obsessive quest, hunter, adventure, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 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, psychological, serious, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, family relations, danger, crimes, human nature, parents and children, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 40K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, 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, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, americana, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1949, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, mexico, alabama, harlem manhattan new york city, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%