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20 best movies like The Whale (2013)

List of the best movies like The Whale (2013): In the Heart of the Sea, Orca, White Squall, Life of Pi, Fighting with My Family, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, Kon-Tiki, Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N., The Buccaneer, Fantastic Four.

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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: 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: 6.6
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: 7.9
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: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Mexico
Duration02:28
CharactersFamily
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her loved ones behind and face this new cutthroat world alone. Paige's journey pushes her to dig deep and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

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: 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: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Sea battles, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Ocean
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, By books, Fascinating

A naval adventure, based on the novels by C.S. Forester, about the heroic, 19th-century British seafarer. The story sails with his ship, the Lydia, through battles with Spain and then France won with wit rather than might.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Horses, Pirates, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Fight, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ocean, USA
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, By books, Fascinating, Serious

During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes strategically important to both parties, but it's inhabited by the last big buccaneer: Jean Lafitte. Although Lafitte never attacks American ships, the governor hates him for selling merchandise without taxes - and is loved by the citizens for the same reason. When the big fight gets nearer, Lafitte is drawn between the fronts. His heart belongs to America, but his people urge him to join the party that's more likely to win.

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: 6.8
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: 6.7
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersPirates, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Shipwreck, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Ocean, USA
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Epic, Serious, For men

The Florida Keys in 1840, where the implacable hurricanes of the Caribbean scream, where the salvagers of Key West, like the intrepid and beautiful Loxi Claiborne and her crew, reap, aboard frail schooners, the harvest of the wild wind, facing the shark teeth of the reefs to rescue the sailors and the cargo from the shipwrecks caused by the scavengers of the sea.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersKnights, Heroes, Archers, Partners
PlotAdventure, The Crusades, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff and King John's henchman, Godfrey.

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: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:06
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Thieves, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Friendship, Fate
PlaceParis, France
StyleExciting, Light, To cry, Steampunk, Fascinating

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersPirates, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Ships, Ocean
StyleRomantic, Exciting, By books, Fascinating

When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Parents
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Passion, Adoption
PlaceJungle, Islands, Ships, Ocean
StyleSerious

In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceShips, Ocean, Russia, Titanic
TimeCold War
StyleBy books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Spain
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Travel, Intrigue, Conspiracies
PlaceOcean, Spain
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Serious

Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court to ask Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand for help. After surviving a grilling from the Head of the Spanish Inquisition Tomas de Torquemada, he eventually gets the blessing from Queen Isabella and sets sail in three ships to travel into the unknown. Along the way he must deal with sabotage from Portugese spies and mutiny from a rebellious crew.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersPirates
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Serious, For men

Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.

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: 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
Genredrama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys, Snake, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, Court, Deserts
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd, a white man who has lived with the Comanches most of his life and is wanted for the murder of three men.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Death, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

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: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersOrphans
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Revolution
PlacePrison, Islands, Ships, Ocean, England
Time18th century
StyleRomantic, Exciting, By books, Fascinating, Serious

Sir Arthur Blake has inherited title and lands from his brother. He also has his orphaned nephew Benjamin working for him as a bonded servant. While he believes the lad was born out of wedlock and so cannot claim the inheritance, he is taking no chances. Benjamin eventually rebels against his uncle and sets sail to try and make his fortune. This may enable him to return to prove his claim to being the rightful heir to the estate.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Brazil, Germany
Duration01:54
CharactersFriends, Poor
PlotAdventure
StyleTo cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

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...

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersFish
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceShips
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Fascinating, Serious

Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an indulgent absentee-father, falls overboard from a transatlantic steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks. Harvey fails to persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince the crew of his wealth. The captain offers him a low-paid job, until they return to port, as part of the crew that turns him into a mature, considerate young man.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersOrphans
PlotObsession, Fate
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip begins to visit Miss Havisham and Estella, with whom he falls in love,then Pip a humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.





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