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List of the best movies like Pioneer (2013): Secret in Their Eyes, Kon-Tiki, The Odyssey, Black Sea, Adrift, American Renegades, Zaytoun, The Reef, In the Heart of the Sea, Breaking Surface.

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Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea
Duration02:32
CharactersFBI, Investigators
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

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: 6.6
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: 6.4
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: 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: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA, Malta, Croatia, Netherlands
Duration02:19
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Special Forces, Strong women, Military
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Death, Water, Flooding
PlaceAircraft, Lake, Serbia
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

In the midst of the Balkan wars, a squad of Navy SEALs attempts to unravel a long-forgotten mystery after discovering an enormous treasure trove hidden at the bottom of a lake in Serbia.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Israel, France
CharactersDogs, Military, Friends, Soldier, Taxi drivers
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Death
PlaceSchool, Deserts
StyleAction, 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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration01:28
CharactersSharks, Tourists
PlotSurvival, Death, Killer animals, Swimming
PlaceSea, Ocean, Beach, Australia
StyleSerious, Disturbing

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

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: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySweden, Norway, Belgium
CharactersLifeguards
PlotSurvival, Diving, Cold, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ocean
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, Womens in main roles, Serious, Disturbing

Two Swedish/Norwegian half sisters go on a winter diving trip in Northern Norway, when they get trapped after a rockslide.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Intrigue, Conspiracies, Blackmail
PlaceItaly
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

An accident involving a 16-years old prompts private eye Corso to an investigation that will unearth a deep web of corruption in today's Rome.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Friends, Brothers
PlotTravel, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceTrains, Paris, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration02:36
CharactersPoor, Drivers
PlotAdventure, Oil
PlaceJungle
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, By books

In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountrySpain, France, Canada
CharactersNeighbors
PlotOn real events, Ghosts, Fear
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A small village in Huelva, Andalusia, Spain, 1936. Higinio and Rosa have been married only for a few months when the Civil War breaks out. Higinio, being afraid of possible reprisals from the rebel faction, decides to use a hole dug in his own house as a temporary hideout.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryDenmark, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic
Duration02:10
CharactersPartners
PlotWar, On real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, the other drives. Until 1944, they kill only Danes; then Winther gives orders to kill Germans. When a target tells Bent that Winther's using them to settle private scores, doubt sets in, complicated by Bent's relationship with the mysterious Kitty Selmer, who may be a double agent. Also, someone in their circle is a traitor. Can Bent and Jørgen kill an über-target, evade capture, and survive the war? And is this heroism, naiveté, or mere hatred?

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration01:44
CharactersHunters, Single mothers
PlotSurvival, Missing father
PlaceRussia, Australia
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, By books, Atmospheric

Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersKillers, Police, Writers, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Death, Justice
PlacePrison, Court, Mexico, USA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

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: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Heroes, Scientists, Losers
PlotAlien invasion
PlaceSea
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teenage boy find their lives changed when a new and often dangerous sea life species emerges, while the government tries to keep the affair under wraps.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration02:27
CharactersLesbians, Hackers, Strong women, Journalists, Lawyers
PlotInvestigation, False accusations
PlaceCourt, Hospitals, Sweden
StyleAction, Twisted plot, By books, Serious, Disturbing

After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, France
Duration04:41
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Shamans
PlotDancing, Investigation, Mystery, Conspiracies
PlaceFrance, Sweden, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and the first victim turns out to be the tip of a very dark iceberg. The victims seemingly have nothing in common more than that they are all being killed in a well-planned and vicious manner. In their hunt for the truth, both Kahina and Anders are forced to deal with their own past that they have repressed. A personal journey through a painful past becomes the key to succeed in preventing the violent killings that affects the small mining community of Kiruna.

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: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Sweden
Duration01:32
CharactersPsychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotPuzzles, Investigation, Obsession, Mystery, Lost memory
PlaceEngland, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Action, By books, Tense, Serious

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts, Helicopters
StyleExciting, 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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersGangsters, Tigers, Scammers, FBI, Businessmen
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Justice
PlaceJungle, Indonesia, Wall Street
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Tense, Intellectual

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 of Indonesia.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryIceland, United Kingdom, Germany
CharactersDogs, Sisters, Cyclists, Surgeons
PlotInvestigation, Drug addict, Death, Snow, Blackmail
PlacePrison, Islands
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, Disturbing

When his daughter's criminal boyfriend becomes an increasing threat to the family, a father must take action to protect them.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySweden, Norway, Finland, Republic of Ireland
PlotOn real events, Elections
PlaceSweden
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Explicit scenes

Stockholm, late 1970s. Within a stone’s throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive world of sex clubs, discotheques and private residences. Call Girl tells the story of how young Iris is recruited from the bottom of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, history
CountryFrance, Canada, Russia, Germany
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Jews, Tourists
PlotLove, Mystery, Undercover
PlaceSea, Russia, USSR, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their engagement, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening they slip away from the group and meet “refuseniks”, Jews persecuted by the Soviet regime for wanting to leave the country. While Carole is motivated by political commitment and a taste for risk, Jérôme’s motivation is Carole.

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: 6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryChina
Duration02:01
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Investigation, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceDeserts, China, Tomb
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley. But before his wedding, Bayi discovers his first love Ding Shitian, who supposedly had died in the "One Hundred Cave" 20 years ago, is actually still alive. Together with Shirley and his old exploration partner, Bayi unravels a terrible millennium-old secret...





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