Tags: movies similar to 127 Hours (2010) - full list
|Genre||action, thriller, drama, adventure, biography|
|Country||United Kingdom, USA, Iceland|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Expeditions|
|Style||Action, Fascinating, Beautiful landscapes, Disturbing|
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
|Genre||thriller, drama, adventure|
|Country||Australia, Colombia, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Indians, Snake, Monkeys, Amazons, Friends|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness|
|Style||Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing|
A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for survival.
|Genre||action, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history|
|Country||USA, Australia, Spain|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Shipwreck|
|Place||Sea, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island|
|Style||Exciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense, Serious|
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 Moby Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
|Genre||horror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama|
|Country||USA, Germany, Canada, France|
|Place||Bunker, New York|
|Style||Action, Tense, Depressive, Serious|
Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
|Genre||drama, adventure, military, biography, history|
|Country||USA, United Kingdom|
|Plot||On real events, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Political|
|Time||World War II|
|Style||Inspirational, Fascinating, Serious, Beautiful landscapes|
Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship|
|Style||Inspirational, For girls, By books, Fascinating, Touching|
Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
|Genre||drama, adventure, biography, history|
|Country||Norway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden|
|Plot||Love, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel|
|Place||Sea, Islands, Ships, Nature, Ocean|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Inspirational, Fascinating, Epic|
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.
|Genre||thriller, drama, adventure, western|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Travel, Expeditions|
|Place||Wild West, Deserts|
|Style||Atmospheric, Makes me think, Serious|
Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
|Genre||action, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history|
|Country||USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand|
|Characters||Heroes, Military, Emperors|
|Plot||Love, War, Adventure, Travel, Death|
|Style||Tense, Epic, Serious|
Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
|Genre||drama, adventure, biography|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, The escape|
|Place||Nature, Forest, Alaska, USA|
|Style||Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational, Philosophical, Fascinating|
The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
|Genre||horror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family|
|Country||USA, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Animals, Wolves, Bears, Snake, Monkeys|
|Plot||Survival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Chase|
|Place||Village, Jungle, Nature, India|
A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
|Genre||action, drama, adventure, biography|
|Characters||Indians, Snake, Military, Amazons, Soldier|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Obsession|
|Style||Exciting, Inspirational, Tense, Makes me think, Disturbing|
A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
|Genre||action, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history|
|Country||United Kingdom, France, USA|
|Plot||War, Survival, Adventure, Sword Battles|
|Place||England, Roman Empire|
|Style||Exciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious|
Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.
|Genre||thriller, drama, adventure, military|
|Country||United Kingdom, Israel, France|
|Characters||Dogs, Military, Friends, Soldier, Taxi drivers|
|Plot||War, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Death|
|Style||Action, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn Lebanon back to their home.
|Genre||fantastic, thriller, drama|
|Plot||Survival, Adventure, Loneliness, Experiments|
|Place||Space, Spaceships, Mars, Deserts, USA|
|Style||Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men|
Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.
|Genre||thriller, drama, adventure|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense|
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 foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.
|Genre||drama, biography, history|
|Country||Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA|
|Characters||Doctors, Family, Miners, Presidential|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Radio|
|Style||Action, Fascinating, Vital signs, Tense, Touching|
Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
|Genre||thriller, drama, adventure, military, biography|
|Characters||Heroes, Military, Soldier|
|Plot||War, On real events|
|Place||Afghanistan, Deserts, Helicopters|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive|
British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
|Country||Australia, United Kingdom, USA, India|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Time travel, Adventure, Loneliness|
|Place||Trains, India, Australia|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Touching|
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Shipwreck|
|Style||Exciting, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Serious|
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 decide whether to head for the nearest islands - a thousand miles downwind to the west - or set out on an epic journey of almost three thousand miles to reach the South American mainland. Fear of cannibals forces them to choose South America. Almost three months later, the first whaler is rescued by another whaleship. Only three men are still alive. A week later the captain's whaler is also rescued, with just two men aboard. The third whaler is never found. This is a story of human endurance and what men in extremis will do to survive.
|Genre||action, thriller, drama, adventure|
|Plot||Survival, Adventure, Expeditions|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Depressive|
Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays injured in an icy cavern, the rescuers face several terrifying events that could end the rescue attempt -- and their lives.
|Genre||thriller, drama, biography|
|Plot||On real events, Adventure, Obsession, Fear|
|Place||USA, New York|
|Style||Exciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing|
The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
|Genre||drama, adventure, biography, history, sport|
|Country||Germany, Austria, Luxembourg|
|Characters||Heroes, Climbers, Friends, Partners|
|Plot||On real events, Sports, Survival, Adventure, Political|
|Place||Nature, Mountains, Germany|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Touching, Serious|
North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.
|Genre||horror, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, biography|
|Country||Canada, United Kingdom, USA, Germany|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Revenge, Rivalry|
|Style||Psychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Black humor, Makes me think|
A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim.
|Genre||drama, adventure, detective, biography|
|Country||United Kingdom, France, USA|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Travel|
|Place||Sea, Ships, England, Yachts|
|Style||Philosophical, For men|
Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.
|Genre||action, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography|
|Country||USA, Hong Kong, Iceland|
|Plot||Love, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Travel|
|Place||Sea, Ships, Ocean, Beach, Yachts|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Disturbing|
A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
|Genre||thriller, drama, military, biography|
|Characters||Military, Soldier, Pilots|
|Plot||War, On real events, Survival, Prison Break|
|Style||Action, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing|
A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
|Genre||action, drama, adventure, western, biography|
|Country||USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan|
|Plot||On real events, Survival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Revenge|
|Place||Wild West, Nature, USA|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious|
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.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, adventure, biography|
|Country||United Kingdom, USA|
|Characters||Dogs, Strong women, Scientists, Sisters, Investigators|
|Plot||Survival, Dancing, Travel, Experiments, Expeditions|
|Style||Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense|
In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.
|Genre||melodrama, drama, biography|
|Country||United Kingdom, USA, Kenya, France|
|Plot||On real events|
|Place||Village, School, Africa|
|Style||To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious|
The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.