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20 best movies like The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

List of the best movies like The Ghost and the Darkness (1996): Surviving the Game, The Revenant, Vertical Limit, Marooned, Daylight, Black Sea, Sorcerer, Red Water, Force 10 from Navarone, The Jungle Book.

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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: 8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, western, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration02:27
CharactersIndians, Hunters
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlaceWild West, Nature, USA
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, 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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:04
CharactersHeroes, Climbers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Expeditions
PlaceMountains, Helicopters
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, 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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersHeroes, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Tense, Serious

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to Earth only to find their de-orbit thrusters won't activate. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their plans are complicated by a Hurricane headed towards the launch siteā€”and a shrinking air supply in the astronauts' capsule.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersDogs, Lifeguards, Heroes, Taxi drivers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Flooding
PlaceHelicopters
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion are now in peril. Kit Latura is the only man with the skill and knowledge to lead the band of survivors out of the tunnel before the structure collapses.

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersTerrorists, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Adventure
PlaceAircraft, Jungle
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Four men from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting several cases of dynamite (which is so old that it is dripping unstable nitroglycerin) across dangerous jungle terrain.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountrySouth Africa, USA
CharactersSharks, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Hostage
PlaceOcean
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In the quiet waters of the Mississippi, body parts are being discovered. No one knows what is behind it all, until a huge man eating bull shark turns up. This bull shark is different, as it can breath in fresh water, making a deadly encounter between anyone who comes before it. John Sanders must now try and reach the surface, with his ex-wife and whilst being held hostage.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.

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: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryNorway
Duration01:23
CharactersKnights, Vikings
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Chase
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year old Signe. She is taken prisoner, and the gang brings her back to their camp. Here, she soon learns that they have a fate worse than death in store for her, and realises that her only hope is to escape.

Markimdb: 4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Supernatural, Rivalry
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

During their search for a habitable planet the last living humans crash-land on a barren world, inhabited by bloodthirsty aliens and mysterious post-apocalyptic warriors.

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: 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: 6.3
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: 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: 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: 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: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
PlotAdventure, Love triangle
PlaceJungle, Africa
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric

Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their gorilla documenting safari. Mrs. Nordley is not infatuated with her husband any more, and takes a liking to Marswell. The two men and two women have some difficulty arranging these emotions to their mutual satisfaction, but eventually succeed.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Marine Corps
PlacePrison, Jungle, Vietnam
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersHeroes, Twins
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Missing people, Rivalry
PlaceAlaska, Scotland
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A couple of youngish adventurers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish miner, who has lived in isolation for many decades searching the mountain caves for a chamber of long lost gold. He is prepared to do anything - including murder - to keep his gold for himself.

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: 3.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersDinosaurs, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Expeditions, Missing people
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A team of climbers is assembled by a rich and eccentric man to rescue a missing expedition he sent up to a forbidden mountain who disappeared after sending out one last disturbing radio message.

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: 4.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Police, FBI, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Fight, Money
PlaceDeserts, Mexico, USA
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A troubled man runs away to Mexico and is recruited to join a paramilitary group of teens fighting the drug cartels. He proves himself to the group, but questions their motive.

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: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryIndia
PlotSurvival, Adventure
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

A pleasant road trip takes a nightmarish turn for gemologist Sunny George when he meets with an accident. As his life hangs in the balance on the edge of a cliff in the middle of nowhere, Sunny must not only contend with the great adversity he is in, but the adversaries lurking in the shadows as well.

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: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:51
CharactersCIA, Spy, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotTravel, Revenge, Death, Chase, Snow
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.

Markimdb: 3.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
Duration01:28
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Saving the World
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

It is 2020 and the impending apocalypse is inevitable. Due to a rapidly growing Black Hole headed straight for the sun, Earth begins to fall into darkness, waves rise above Los Angeles, Paris is rocked by extreme earthquakes and Japan is crumbling. Governments around the world race to build massive space arks for the lucky few who will escape Earth's tragic fate, though billions of people will be left behind. At the same time in the ruins of a Mayan temple a solution is discovered: 12 ancient skulls, that when brought together can stop the destruction. A team of scientists set out to find the hidden skulls and rescue mankind from imminent destruction.





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