Movies like Blood Diamond

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Blood Diamond (2006)
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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 conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, thought provoking, intense, dramatic, emotional, earnest ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, obsessive quest, journalism, journalist, rebel, rescue, gem, rape, escapades, unlikely partners, civil war, execution, journey, greed, fisherman, slavery, protest, photographer, massacre, black market, war crime, reporter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, zimbabwe, morocco, belgium

Most similar movies to Blood Diamond

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and dramatic films with plots about danger, dialogue, death, escapades, survival, mentor and greed mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Blood Diamond: The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Tears of the Sun (2003), The Perfect Storm (2000), Without Name (2009), Alive (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, adventure, danger, survival, escapades, heroes, adventurer, obsessive quest, culture clash, bridge, swahili ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, jungle, army, rebel, moral dilemma, danger, escapades, daring rescue, genocide, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, rescue, shark, storm at sea, marina, city hall, u.s. air force ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, atlantic ocean, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 29K
Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, epic ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, social problems, chase, rape, hopes, youth, tragic love, family reunited, belief, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
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Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, stranded, cannibalism, rugby, starvation, helicopter, adventure, rescue, air disaster, freezing, human spirit, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 30K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Russia
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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, treasure hunt, gold, sea, adventure, survival, betrayal, escapades, boat, captain, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 10K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, mercenary, kidnapping, soldier, military, adventure, rescue, war, aging, racism, head of state, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, europe, zimbabwe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, immigrants, obsessive quest, village life, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, obsession, society, utopia, village ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, south america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
37%
 7.7
 87K
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, survival, friendship, murder, rape, banjo, river, hillbilly, canoe, boat, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: treasure hunt, pilot, treasure, island, adventurer, buddies, adventure, escapades, partners, friends, obsessive quest, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, europe, france, paris france, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 34K
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, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, mercenary, little boy, sole survivor, hunter, obsessive quest, danger, crying, escapades, bio weapon, backpack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dark of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: train, betrayal, mercenary, heist, chainsaw, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, war, intrigue, leadership, obsessive quest ...
Time: 50s, 1960s
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 263K
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: epic, exciting, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: slavery, survival, adventure, manhunt, native, chase, on the run, tribe, solar eclipse, danger, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, society, life is a bitch, legal action, interracial relations, legal, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, gory, adventure, escapades, adventurer, amazon, bounty hunter, dangerous animal, animal life, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 588K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, violence, revenge, betrayal, vengeance, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, greed, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 152
Max Is Missing (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boy and his dad take a trip to Peru, but when they are accidentally separated he is given a mysterious mask that makes him a target for ruthless tomb raiders.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventurer, train, adventure, on the run, treasure hunt, friendship, family, escapades, family life, chases and races, friends, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, human nature, isolation, coming of age, social relations, cruelty, leadership, literature, innocence lost, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, working undercover, mafia, undercover, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crimes, police, crime, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 14K
Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, dynamite, dangerous mission, rope bridge, existentialism, oil company, danger, survival, race against time, redemption, explosive, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, nicaragua, paris france, new jersey, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, slavery, old west, society, vengeance, rescue, one against many, odd couple, courage, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 6K
Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: treasure hunt, slave trade, rescue, imperialism, rich and poor, culture clash, chaos and mayhem, murder, adventure, injustice, escapades, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, africa, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 6K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, race against time, stadium, political intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, rescue, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 47K
Gold (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle ...
Style: tense, suspense, intellectual, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, jungle, greed, ugly american, mining, money, business, justice, life philosophy, treasure hunt, rags to riches, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1990s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, torture, soldier, battlefield, mercenary, covert operation, revolution, war, undercover, adventure, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 85K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, rape, torture, prison life, humiliation, experiment gone awry, violence, disorder, warden, fist fighting, aggression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 5K
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: talky, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, survival, small town, realism, drug dealing, human nature, parents and children, small town life, crimes, danger, escapades, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 289
Edge of Honor (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of scouts stumble onto a cache of stolen weapons hidden in a forest. They meet up with a girl and get involved with the men who originally stole the weapons. The men try to shoot the scouts every time - but are thwarted at the end.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, dead children, forest, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, in the woods, adventure, danger, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 25K
Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: emotional, epic, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cia, desert, romance, charity, starvation, negotiation, surgery, pianist, love affair, war, rich and poor, landmine ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1993, year 1995 ...
Place: africa, chechnya, cambodia, ethiopia, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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