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List of the best movies like Crusoe (2008): Robinson Crusoe, Kon-Tiki, Robinson Crusoe, White Squall, The Bounty, Hector and the Search for Happiness, All Is Lost, Interstellar, Life of Pi, In the Heart of the Sea.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryMexico, USA
CharactersCannibals, Friends, Partners, Cats
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Uninhabited island
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

An English slave trader is marooned on a remote tropical island, forced to fend for himself and deal with crushing loneliness.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration01:49
CharactersFish
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, Nature, Ocean
StyleExciting, 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.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersDogs, Friends, Tough guys, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Slavery, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceJungle, Islands, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island
StyleExciting, Serious

Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesman to their gods. During time their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersFriends
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Friendship, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Serious

Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

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: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, South Africa, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersPsychiatrists
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Vital signs, Touching

Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness, Water
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleHeavy, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and barely escapes with his life. With any luck, the ocean currents may carry him into a shipping lane -- but, with supplies dwindling and the sharks circling, the sailor is forced to face his own mortality.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Inventors, Farmers, Astronauts
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Dystopian, To cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, India
Duration02:07
CharactersAnimals, Tigers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Travel, Death
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, Nature, Ocean
StyleBeautiful, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Vital signs

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

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: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:59
CharactersSharks, Hippies, Tourists
PlotLove, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Love triangle
PlaceSea, Islands, Nature, Beach
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Serious

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.

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: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Friends
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceNature, Summer camp
TimeSummer
StyleExciting, Soulful, Serious, Disturbing

When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon after alienating the boys, Vic finds himself in desperate need of help and must rely on his students in order to survive.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Russia, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersSubmariners
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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 mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Bears, Snake, Monkeys
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Chase
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Nature, India
StyleSerious

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.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration02:40
CharactersSuperhero, Strong women, Giants, Heroes, Military
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Laboratory
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, For men

Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia, Colombia, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersIndians, Snake, Monkeys, Amazons, Friends
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness
PlaceJungle, Nature
StyleAction, 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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Teens, Mafia, Thieves, Friends
PlotRobbery, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Fight
PlacePrison, Ireland, Beach, Small cities
StyleAction, Light

Two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:38
CharactersAliens, Heroes
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Alien invasion, Supernatural, Space wars
PlaceSpaceships, Parallel worlds
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:44
CharactersWitch, Teens, Monsters, Childrens, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic, Superpowers
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds, England, Orphan home, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Sweden
Duration01:55
CharactersBears, Friends, Raccoons, Singers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, Party, Beach
StyleBlack humor, Touching

Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, Судан, South Africa, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersPirates, Writers, Journalists, Friends, Presidential
PlotLove, On real events, Time travel, Adventure, Travel
PlaceVillage, Canada
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, only to quickly find himself in over his head.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:45
CharactersSuperhero, Batman, Terrorists, Heroes, Police
PlotLove, Survival, Revenge, Fight, Political
PlacePrison, Mansions, USA
StyleExciting, DC, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:19
CharactersScammers, Terminally ill, Girlfriends, Widows
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Abduction, Money
PlaceSpain, Casino
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating

Everything changes for Eva when she receives an insurance settlement check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50.000. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:27
CharactersPirates, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Islands, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, Light, Fascinating, Serious

A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersPirates, Heroes, Reporters
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Adventure, Martial Arts, Investigation
PlacePrison, Islands, Ocean, The Bermuda Triangle
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

David Nau leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation in the Caribbean. When reporter Blair Maynard and his son arrive to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats, Nau and his band of raiders decide to induct them into their tribe.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersFriends, Partners, Pilots
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Death, Love triangle, Treasures
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Ocean, Africa, Paris
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

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 of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersWitch, Kings, Dragons, Heroes, Family
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Magic, Slavery
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Parallel worlds
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, adventure
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersCowboys, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Fight, Treasures, Rivalry
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Serious, Disturbing

American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration03:34
CharactersAstronauts, Investigators, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Smart, Disturbing

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.





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