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20 best movies like Alive (1993)


List of the best movies like Alive (1993): The Divide, In the Heart of the Sea, The Hindenburg, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, 127 Hours, Adrift, Centurion, The Finest Hours, Kursk, The Spirit of St. Louis.

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Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, 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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10
CharactersWhale, Cannibals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island
Time19th century
StyleExciting, 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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersHeroes
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Investigation
PlaceAircraft, Germany, USA
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and crew could be the culprit.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:44
CharactersSharks, Military, Lawyers
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Friendship
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, Court, Warships
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Disturbing

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:33
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness
PlaceCaves, Mountains, Deserts
StyleTense, Serious

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Iceland
Duration02:28
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Beach, Yachts
StyleTo 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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, 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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Adventure
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Serious

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Canada, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersSubmariners, Military
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Wedding, Friendship, Death
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, Russia, Helicopters
StyleFascinating, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Barents Sea, August 12th, 2000. During a Russian naval exercise, and after suffering a serious accident, the K-141 Kursk submarine sinks with 118 crew members on board. While the few sailors who are still alive barely manage to survive, their families push for accurate information and a British officer struggles to obtain from the Russian government a permit to attempt a rescue before it is late. But general incompetence are against all their efforts.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersHeroes, Priests
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Paris, France, USA, New York
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Serious

Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:51
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Cooks, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Survival, Hostage
PlaceIndia, Australia, Hotels
StyleTense, Disturbing

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Disasters, Time travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Titanic
StylePopular, Romantic, Sad ones, To cry, Fascinating

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersHorses, Spy, Bears, Hunters, Sheriffs
PlotSurvival, Weapon
PlaceForest, Alaska, Beach, USA
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
PlotAdventure, Slavery
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A group of slaves plan a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:15
PlotOn real events, Survival, Disasters, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Ocean, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Inspirational, Touching

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:26
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Saving the World
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Just in time for the joyous holiday season, this film connects the ancient Mayan prophecy of worldwide destruction at the end of 2012, and the iconic holiday song, The 12 Days of Christmas. But there is hope: a father learns that his daughter is really the "Chosen One" who, alone, can stop further catastrophe - if he can stave off the lunatic townspeople blaming her for the community's destruction.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Malta, Morocco
Duration02:20
CharactersCIA, Special Forces, Terrorists, Tough guys
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceEmbassy
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersHeroes, Scientists, Military, Stewardesses
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:31
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Serious

A man awakens in a car wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. He can't remember who he is or how he got there, but a report over the radio fills in some of the blanks, as it describes a violent bank robbery and names a perpetrator who happens to be sitting dead in the back seat.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Water, Chase, Oil
PlaceAircraft, Deserts, Mongolia
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersAstronauts
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon
StyleTense, Disturbing

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersKings, Indians, Heroes, Military, Tough guys
PlotLove, Adventure, Death, Religious, Rivalry
PlaceMexico
StyleUnexpected ending, Serious, Disturbing

In order to flee from powerful enemies, young Mayan king Balam leads his people north across the Gulf of Mexico to the coast of what will become the United States. They build a home in the new land but come into conflict with a tribe of Native Americans led by their chief, Black Eagle, while both Balam and Black Eagle fall in love the beautiful Mayan princess Ixchel.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryDenmark, Canada, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotOn real events, Political, Conspiracies, Oil, Blackmail
StyleTense, Disturbing

An idealistic young employee at the U.N. investigates the grizzly murder of his predecessor – and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may involve his own boss.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersWolves
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Karate, Death
PlaceAlaska, USA, New York
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA

Louis Hayward, star of 1940's Son of Monte Cristo, returns to Alexandre Dumas territory in Columbia's Return of Monte Cristo. This time, Hayward plays the grandson of his namesake Edmond Dantes, who, it will be recalled, was cheated out of his fortune and falsely imprisoned, only to escape and wreak vengeance on his betrayers by assuming the guise of the Count of Monte Cristo. Just like grandpa, the younger Dantes is framed by a trio of connivers and shipped off to Devil's Island. Escaping with a fellow convict, political radical Bombelles (Steven Geray), Dantes adopts the bearded guise of an elderly man in order to destroy his enemies and reclaim his birthright. One of his principal antagonists - at least during the first half of the film - is haughty aristocrat Angele Picard (Barbara Britton), who because she wasn't a part of the original conspiracy genuinely believes that Dantes is a criminal.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Volcanoes
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

Illegal experimentation accidentally rips open a previously unknown hidden magma reserve directly under Manhattan!

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, New Zealand
Duration02:12
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Uprising
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, England
Time18th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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 his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersJews, Friends
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Slavery, Death, Religious
PlaceItaly, Deserts, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Epic, Serious

A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Iceland
Duration02:46
CharactersDoctors, Climbers
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Expeditions
PlaceMountains, Everest
TimeWinter
StyleAction, 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.

Markimdb: 1.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Earthquake, Vacation, Snow
PlaceEgypt, Trains, Pyramid
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, resulting in unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach safety, a vacationing family in Egypt must battle the rapidly cooling temperatures that usher in a new Ice Age, covering the Sphinx, Pyramids, and Sahara Desert with mountains of snow.





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