Movies like Robinson Crusoe 1997

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.

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1 The Road 2009

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Director:

John Hillcoat

Writers:

Joe Penhall (screenplay by), Cormac McCarthy (based on the book by)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

2 The Way Back 2010

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, History

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Slavomir Rawicz (novel), Peter Weir (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
7.3

3 Mousehunt 1997

Down-on-their luck brothers, Lars and Ernie Smuntz, aren't happy with the crumbling old mansion they inherit... until they discover the estate is worth millions. Before they can cash in, they have to rid the house of its single, stubborn occupant: a tiny and tenacious mouse.

Genres:

Comedy, Family

Director:

Gore Verbinski

Writer:

Adam Rifkin

Country:

United States of America
6.4

4 Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007

Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two reunite. On the way he discovers France, bicycling and true love, among other things.

Genres:

Family, Comedy

Director:

Steve Bendelack

Writers:

Rowan Atkinson (character), Richard Curtis (character) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America, France, Germany
6.4

5 White Fang 1991

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, Family

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writers:

Jack London (novel), Jeanne Rosenberg (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

6 Flight Of The Phoenix 2004

When an oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, an aircraft crew are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to crash their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Director:

John Moore

Writers:

Lukas Heller, Scott Frank (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

7 The World's Fastest Indian 2005

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle—a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writer:

Roger Donaldson

Countries:

New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, United States of America
7.8

8 Just Visiting 2001

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his family and slowly learns what this new century is like. However, he still needs to get back to the 12th century to deal with the witch, so he starts looking for a wizard. Remake of 1993 French film Les Visiteurs (The Visitors).

Genres:

Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director:

Jean-Marie Poiré (as Jean-Marie Gaubert)

Countries:

France, United States of America
5.8

9 Get The Gringo 2012

A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama

Director:

Adrian Grunberg (as Adrian Grünberg)

Country:

United States of America
7

10 Into The White 2012

Based on a true story. On 27 April 1940, Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis' Heinkel 111 bomber is shot down near Grotli by an RAF Blackburn Skua L2940 fighter, which then crash-lands. The surviving German and English crew members begin to at shoot each other, but later find themselves huddled up in the same cabin. In order to survive the harsh winter in the Norwegian wilderness, they have to stand together. An unlikely, lifelong friendship blossoms.

Genres:

Action, War, Drama

Director:

Petter Næss

Countries:

Norway, Sweden
7.2

11 Red Dog 2011

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Genres:

Drama, Comedy, Family

Director:

Kriv Stenders

Writers:

Daniel Taplitz (screenplay), Louis de Bernières (book)

Country:

Australia
7.4

12 Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World 2003

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.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, War

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Patrick O'Brian (novels), Peter Weir (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

13 Robin Hood 2010

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.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Brian Helgeland (story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.6

14 Apocalypto 2006

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Mel Gibson

Country:

United States of America
7.8

15 Kon-Tiki 2012

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.

Genres:

Adventure, History

Writer:

Petter Skavlan

Countries:

Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
7.2

16 Empire Of The Sun 1987

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

Genres:

Drama, History, War

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Tom Stoppard (screenplay), J.G. Ballard (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

17 Joyeux Noel 2005

France, 1914, during World War I. On Christmas Eve, an extraordinary event takes place in the bloody no man's land that the French and the Scots dispute with the Germans…

Genres:

Drama, War, Romance, History

Director:

Christian Carion

Countries:

Belgium, France, Germany, Romania, United Kingdom
7.7

18 The Deep 2012

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller, Adventure

Director:

Peter Yates

Writers:

Peter Benchley (novel), Peter Benchley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

19 1492: Conquest Of Paradise 1992

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

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writer:

Rose Bosch (scenario) (as Roselyne Bosch)

Countries:

Spain, France, United Kingdom
6.5

20 Les Misérables 1998

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Director:

Bille August

Writers:

Victor Hugo (novel), Rafael Yglesias (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.5

21 The Gods Must Be Crazy II 1989

Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot and passenger of a small plane, who are each having a few problems of their own.

Genres:

Action, Comedy

Director:

Jamie Uys

Writer:

Jamie Uys (written and devised by)

Countries:

South Africa, Botswana
6.9

22 Pope Joan 2009

A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sönke Wortmann

Writers:

Donna Woolfolk Cross (novel), Heinrich Hadding (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy
6.7

23 The Way 2010

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, History

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Slavomir Rawicz (novel), Peter Weir (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
7.3

24 As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me 2001

The German soldier Clemens Forel - determined to be reunited with his beloved family - makes a dramatic escape through bitter cold winters, desolate landscapes, and life threatening ventures from a Siberian labor camp after World War II. 8000 miles and three endless years of uncertainty later, he is finally about to reach his destination...An edge of your seat drama that celebrates the power of the human spirit and the force of will, while inspired and impowered by love.

Genres:

Drama, War

Director:

Hardy Martins

Country:

Germany
7.4