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List of the best movies like In the Heart of the Sea (2015): Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Centurion, Poseidon, Orca, Free State of Jones, The Finest Hours, Kon-Tiki, The Whale, Deepwater Horizon, Admiral.

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Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a small amount of plutonium.

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: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:54
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceShips, Ocean
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Netherlands, Italy
Duration01:32
CharactersSharks, Whale, Heroes, Hunters, Fish
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Revenge, Obsession
PlaceVillage, Ships, Ocean
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on its own turf.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, western, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:49
CharactersDogs, Snake, Slaves
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Revenge, Slavery
PlaceCourt
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

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: 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: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWhale, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Shipwreck
PlaceShips, Ocean
Time19th century
StyleExciting, 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.

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: 7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNetherlands
Duration02:25
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Skirmishes, Weapon, Freedom
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.

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: 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: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersGay, Fathers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Death, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, India
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.

Markimdb: 1.6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersNurses
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Tsunami, Surfing
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to avoid a similar fate.

Markimdb: 2.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Scientists
PlotLove, Apocalypse, End of the world, Friendship, Weapon
PlaceSea
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A scientist readies a boat after his warnings of an Earth-destroying flood are ignored. However, after the disasters reach a peak level of destruction those who maligned the scientist now turn to him in desperation, as he and other refugees look to save the world and stop the disaster using the two Supercolliders on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

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.

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: 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: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersIndians, Snake, Military, Amazons, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Obsession
PlaceJungle, England
StyleExciting, 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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersHeroes, Military, Friends
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Conspiracies, Uprising
PlaceShips, Ocean, England
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a paradise for the crew, something completely different than the living hell aboard the ship. On the way back to England, officer Fletcher Christian becomes the leader of a mutiny.

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: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Spain
Duration02:34
CharactersHeroes, Military, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Travel, Obsession, Uprising
PlaceShips, Ocean, Spain
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.

Markimdb: 3.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersDogs, Writers, Widows, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Death, Fear
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Kate Parks has spent the past year on tour promoting her book, an in-depth look at the attempted cover up of her husband's death in a plane crash. Now all she wants is to return home to her daughter, 15-year-old Samantha. But when a powerful solar flare strikes her flight home, killing the pilot, knocking out the co-pilot and frying all the electronic systems on the plane, it looks like she may not get there. As panic sets in among the passengers, Kate works with flight attendant Jake to manage the growing chaos and tension on the plane as she tries to keep 30,000 tons of steel hurtling through the air at 500 miles per hour. Flying blind, Kate tries to find a way to communicate with air traffic control - one way or another, this plane is coming down. With the passengers' lives on the line, Kate will have to find a way to land safely... or never see her daughter again.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Military, Friends
PlotWar, Adventure, Sea battles, Expeditions, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Action, Serious

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountrySpain
Duration02:25
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Intrigue
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Epic, Serious

In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:12
CharactersSharks, Whale, Family, Scientists, Fish
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Ocean, Party
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think

Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Hunters, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Motorcycles, Money, Death
PlaceNature, Mountains, Forest, Wall Street
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals -- they're after him.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersPirates, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Hostage
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Markimdb: 2.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotWater, Alien invasion
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Warships
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, For men

When an alien force wages war on Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa - the last American battleship, stands in their way.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryChile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Horses, Poets
PlotOn real events, Death, Weapon, Border, Snow
PlaceHotels
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. The Chief of Investigative Police instructs inspector Óscar Peluchonneau to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to escape from the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced to go underground.





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