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20 best movies like The Last Lions (2011)

List of the best movies like The Last Lions (2011): Born to Be Wild, Chimpanzee, African Cats, The Legend of Tarzan, Robinson Crusoe, Amazonia, Earth: One Amazing Day, Bears, African Safari, White Lion.

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Markimdb: 7.6
Genreadventure, documentary
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersDoctors, Elephants, Orphans
PlotSurvival
PlaceJungle, Islands, Nature, Africa, Zoos
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

Born to Be Wild observes various orphaned jungle animals and their day-to-day behavioural interactions with the individuals who rescue them and raise them to adulthood. The film unfurls in two separate geographic spheres. Half of it takes place in the rain forests of Borneo, where celebrated primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas assists baby orangutans; the other half takes place on the arid savannahs of Kenya, where zoologist Dame Daphne Sheldrick works with baby elephant calves.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryTanzania, United Kingdom, USA, Uganda
Duration01:17
CharactersMonkeys
PlotAdoption
PlaceJungle, Nature, Africa
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A nature documentary centered on a family of chimps living in the Ivory Coast and Ugandan rain forests.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreadventure, documentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersCrocodiles, Family, Lions, Elephants, Cats
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceNature, Africa
StyleEpic, Touching, Serious

African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA, Australia
Duration02:19
CharactersKings, Snipers, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Fight, Slavery, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Ships, Mountains, Africa
StyleUnexpected ending

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

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: 6.5
Genreadventure, family, documentary
CountryFrance, Brazil
Duration01:22
CharactersMonkeys, Family
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceAircraft, Jungle, Nature
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Serious

Amazonia is an adventure in 3D inside the largest rainforest on the planet: the Amazon rainforest. Chestnut is a Capuchin monkey domesticated who survives a plane crash and finds himself alone in the dense forest. The monkey needs to learn to live in freedom, in a new world where animals of all kinds: Jaguars, alligators, snakes, tapirs, hawks. Gradually, Brown learns to live in the forest, making new friends, especially the monkey Gaia, their fellow species.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersSharks, Animals, Snake, Monkeys, Pandas
PlotSurvival, Death, Competitions
PlaceSpace, Sea, Islands, Nature, Forest
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think, Serious

An astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, family, documentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:17
CharactersWolves, Bears, Family
PlotSurvival, Life, Family life
PlaceNature, Alaska, USA
StyleFascinating, Serious

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryBelgium, USA
Duration01:30
PlotAdventure
PlaceNature, Africa
StyleFascinating, Serious

A documentary that leads the audience from Namibia to Kilimanjaro to explore the African wildlife.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountrySouth Africa
Duration01:28
CharactersFamily, Lions, Friends, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
PlaceAfrica
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is miraculously born into that valley, a young Shangaan named Gisani, finds himself destined to protect this rare and magnificent creature at all costs. This young lion, whom will be known as Letsatsi, is cast from his pride and forced to embark upon a perilous journey of survival.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:18
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Travel
PlaceIslands, Nature, Antarctica
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

South Georgia - alone in a vast ocean. 900 miles from Antarctica, and a mere 100 miles long. A wild rugged landscape with mountain ranges, vast glaciers, windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Three years ago, the Penguin King left home. Now he is returning to the place where he was born and raised: Penguin City. One of the most densely-packed, sought-after pieces of real estate in the entire southern hemisphere and somehow he must establish his own place in it. He must find a mate.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:14
CharactersBears, Monkeys, Family, Elephants
PlotSurvival
PlaceJungle, Nature, Asia
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

A newborn monkey and its mother struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersWhale, Family
PlotSurvival, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Arctic
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Serious

Arctic Tale is a 2007 documentary film from the National Geographic Society about the life cycle of a walrus and her calf, and a polar bear and her cubs, in a similar vein to the 2005 hit production March of the Penguins, also from National Geographic.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersClimbers, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Obsession, Art, Expeditions
PlaceRussia, Mountains, Everest
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Fascinating, Touching

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family, Friends, Elephants
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped only with their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, they are determined to triumph over impossible odds and reach their destination. But along the way, the trio face a primitive desert wilderness.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreadventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersSharks, Teens, Animals, Family, Dolphins
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceSea, Islands
TimeSummer
StyleExciting, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment until a new friend comes into his life, a dolphin named Flipper, that brings uncle and nephew together and leads Sandy on the summer adventure of a lifetime.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:20
CharactersDogs, Bears, Family, Friends, Cats
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleExciting, By books, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

The story of three pets, a cat and two dogs, who lose their owners when they are all on vacation. Can they find their way home?

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryThailand
CharactersTeens, Kings, Spy, Childrens, Snake
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Fight
PlaceJungle, Islands, Caves, Beach
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious

A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSurvival, Fight, Mystery, Death, Supernatural
PlaceIslands
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Tense, Gothic, Serious

A fishing community on a remote Maine island finds itself suddenly cut off from the rest of the world after the ferry stops coming. When people start to vanish, the terrified survivors realize that someone - or something - is hunting them.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Chase, Justice, Growing up
PlaceJungle, Africa, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Touching, Serious

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara arrives from California and sees the animal, he convinces Jill that Joe would be safest at his wildlife refuge. But Strasser follows them to the U.S., intent on capturing Joe for himself.

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: 6.5
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Lawyers, Friends, Losers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Boarding school
StyleExciting, Touching, Serious

After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven year old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersWolves, Losers, Mice
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Loneliness, Snow
PlaceAircraft, Nature, Alaska, Arctic
StyleTouching, Serious

A scientific researcher, sent on a government study: The Lupus Project, must investigate the possible "menace" of wolves in the north. To do so, he must survive in the wilderness for six months on his own. In the course of these events, he learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the wolf species. Based on the book and true story by Farley Mowat.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountrySoviet Union, Japan
Duration02:16
CharactersTigers, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Expeditions
PlaceNature, Russia, Siberia
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic, Touching

A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersSerial killers, Hunters, Orphans
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Slavery, Death, Pursuit
PlaceNature, USA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreadventure, family
CountryNorway, Sweden, USA
Duration01:32
CharactersPirates, Heroes, Family
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, England
Time19th century
StyleExciting, By books, Serious

A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Witch, Animals, Horses, Wolves
PlotAdventure, Fight, Friendship, Death, Treasures
PlaceVillage, Jungle, India
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious

Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book is given the full treatment in this lavish retelling filled with huge sets, exotic animals, a large cast and the incomparable Sabu, starring as Mowgli, the young orphan boy raised by wolves. Curious to reconnect with his human village, Mowgli returns only to find disappointment in the greed and treachery of man. Over time, Mowgli and the village members do grow to trust one another, but not before the village finds itself under siege. It's up to Mowgli and his jungle friends to save the day.

Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Mystery, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Nature, Australia
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Fancy

Fourteen year old Nim, more determined than ever to protect her island and all the wildlife that call it home, faces off against resort developers and animal poachers. Soon she realizes she can’t depend on her animal cohorts alone and must make her first human friend – Edmund, who’s run away to the island from the mainland – to save her home.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersHeroes, Lions
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceJungle, Africa
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama
CountryIceland
Duration01:35
PlotOn real events, Survival, Death, Water, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Islands, Ocean
StyleTouching, Serious

Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable scientific phenomenon and a genuine national hero.





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