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The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Perfect Storm (2000)

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, divorce, funeral, drunkenness, drinking, money
Mood:tearjerker, melodrama
Locations:storm, ship, sea, bar
Characters:fisherman
Period:1990s
Story:fishing boat, storm at sea, aerial refueling, male camaraderie, natural disaster, ship sinking, cargo ship, fishing, rescue boat, tetanus shot, man versus nature, seastorm, refueling, tempest, man overboard, bermuda, u.s. coast guard, pick up line, weather report, swordfish

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:divorce, drunkenness
Locations:storm, ship
Story:u.s. air force, boston massachusetts, tension, blockbuster, working class, tv news, disaster, lightning, underwater scene, survival, watching tv, rescue, helicopter, corpse, father son relationship, mother son relationship, death

Everest (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Everest (2015)

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Locations:storm
Period:1990s
Story:man versus nature, camaraderie, tension, ice, disaster, lightning, survival, rescue, helicopter, corpse, based on true story, title spoken by character, death

Jaws (1975)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Jaws (1975)

It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:sea, ship
Characters:fisherman
Story:shark, fishing boat, ship sinking, man versus nature, coastal town, marina, blockbuster, captain, underwater scene, fishing, helicopter, mother son relationship, father son relationship, based on novel, death

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie and Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to return home. While crossing the ocean, they are captured by the cruel pirate Captain Gutt and his crew. However they escape and Manny plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt's ship and return to his homeland in a dangerous voyage through the sea. But the cruel pirates seek revenge against Manny and his family and friends. (Read More)

Locations:ship, sea, storm
Story:storm at sea, natural disaster, shark, blockbuster, captain, ice, underwater scene, rescue

Captain Phillips (2013)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award(R)-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control. This is why Captain Phillips (2013) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000). (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:ship
Characters:fisherman
Story:captain, cargo ship, tension, underwater scene, survival, airplane, rescue, helicopter, corpse, based on true story, title spoken by character

The Beach (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:ship
Story:shark, underwater scene, fishing, fish, survival, drink, watching tv, corpse, title spoken by character, based on novel, death, sex

Twister (1996)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Twister (1996)

TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados. (Read More)

Themes:divorce
Locations:storm
Period:1990s
Story:natural disaster, weather report, hurricane, loss, disaster, lightning, survival, watching tv, death

Deepwater Horizon (2016) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:ship, sea
Story:disaster, male camaraderie, u.s. coast guard, coast guard, working class, captain, underwater scene, survival, airplane, rescue, helicopter, based on true story, title spoken by character, death

Life Of Pi (2012)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Life Of Pi (2012)

In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Locations:ship, storm, sea
Story:cargo ship, storm at sea, survival, shark, lightning, underwater scene, fish, three word title, father son relationship, mother son relationship, based on novel

Titanic (1997)
Drama, Romance

Titanic (1997)

84 years later, a 100 year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiance, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. This is why Titanic (1997) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Mood:tearjerker, melodrama
Locations:ship, sea, bar
Period:1990s
Story:atlantic ocean, blockbuster, tv news, ice, disaster, underwater scene, survival, rescue, helicopter, corpse, based on true story, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, death

San Andreas (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. (Read More)

Story:natural disaster, cargo ship, rescue, helicopter, tidal wave, media coverage, blockbuster, disaster, machismo, underwater scene, survival, airplane, title spoken by character, death

Lo Imposible (2012) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Drama, Thriller

Lo Imposible (2012)

A regular family - Maria ('Naomi Watts' (qv)), Henry ('Ewan McGregor' (qv)) and their three kids - travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them? (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Mood:tearjerker
Locations:sea
Story:natural disaster, tidal wave, tension, disaster, tragic event, underwater scene, fish, survival, watching tv, airplane, rescue, helicopter, corpse, based on true story, father son relationship, mother son relationship, death

Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, money
Locations:storm, ship, bar
Story:captain, lightning, underwater scene, fishing, fish, drink, airplane, rescue, corpse, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, death, sex

Blood Diamond (2006)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, money
Locations:bar
Characters:fisherman
Period:1990s
Story:captain, tv news, fishing, fish, survival, drink, watching tv, airplane, rescue, helicopter, corpse, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, mother son relationship, sex, death

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. This is why X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, drunkenness, money
Locations:storm, bar
Story:fishing boat, cargo ship, u.s. air force, blockbuster, lightning, underwater scene, survival, watching tv, airplane, rescue, helicopter, corpse, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, father son relationship, death

Manchester By The Sea (2016) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Drama

Manchester By The Sea (2016)

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, divorce, funeral, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:sea, bar
Characters:fisherman
Story:fishing boat, fishing, boston massachusetts, loss, ice, drink, mother son relationship, death

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

As Paleoclimatologist named Jack Hall is in Antartica, he discovers that a huge ice sheet has sheared off. But what he does not know is that this event will trigger a massive climate shift that will affect the world population. Meanwhile, his son Sam is with friends in New York to attend an event. There they discover that it has been raining non-stop for the past 3 days, and after a series of weather-related disasters begin to occur over the world, everybody realizes the world is entering a new Ice Age and the world population begins trying to evacuate to the warmer climates of the south. Jack makes a daring attempt to rescue his son and his friends who are stuck in New York and who have managed to survive not only a massive wave but also freezing cold temperatures that could possibly kill them. (Read More)

Locations:ship
Story:ice, natural disaster, cargo ship, rescue, meteorologist, tidal wave, hurricane, thunderstorm, blockbuster, disaster, airplane, helicopter, father son relationship, mother son relationship, death

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Action, Fantasy

300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)

After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. (Read More)

Locations:ship, sea
Story:storm at sea, tidal wave, machismo, lightning, underwater scene, rescue, corpse, father son relationship, death

Apollo 13 (1995)
Adventure, Drama, History

Apollo 13 (1995)

Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and The US has already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, drunkenness
Locations:ship
Story:survival, camaraderie, media coverage, tension, blockbuster, disaster, watching tv, rescue, helicopter, based on true story, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, father son relationship

Deep Blue Sea (1999) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

A businessman sinks $200 million into a special project to help fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of this project, medical biologist Susan McAlester rather naughtily figures out a way to genetically enlarge shark brains, so that disease-battling enzymes can be harvested. However, the shark subjects become super smart and decide they don't much like being cooped up in pens and being stabbed with hypodermics, so they figure a way to break out and make for the open sea... This is why Deep Blue Sea (1999) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000). (Read More)

Themes:drinking, money
Locations:storm, sea
Period:1990s
Story:shark, meteorologist, underwater scene, survival, rescue, helicopter, corpse, three word title, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, death

Cast Away (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

Cast Away (2000)

A man is marooned on an island after his plane crashes into the ocean. Far away from home, his girlfriend, and any human contact, he engages in a battle of wits with himself as he is tested mentally, physically, and emotionally in order to survive.

Locations:storm, ship, sea
Period:1990s
Story:storm at sea, survival, sailing, blockbuster, lightning, underwater scene, fish, airplane, rescue, corpse

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? (Read More)

Locations:storm
Story:media coverage, blockbuster, captain, ice, tragic event, lightning, underwater scene, survival, airplane, rescue, corpse, death

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Locations:storm, ship, bar
Story:storm at sea, man versus nature, hurricane, blockbuster, captain, lightning, underwater scene, survival, rescue, helicopter, corpse, cigarette smoking, death

Dunkirk (2017) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Dunkirk (2017)

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

Locations:ship, sea
Story:fishing boat, ship sinking, sailing, yacht, tension, captain, disaster, underwater scene, survival, rescue, corpse, based on true story, title spoken by character, father son relationship, death

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. This is why The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000). (Read More)

Themes:divorce, drunkenness, drinking, money
Locations:ship, bar
Period:1990s
Story:storm at sea, yacht, machismo, drink, watching tv, airplane, rescue, helicopter, based on true story, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, father son relationship

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Locations:bar
Characters:fisherman
Story:fishing boat, u.s. air force, media coverage, blockbuster, captain, ice, underwater scene, airplane, rescue, helicopter, three word title, father son relationship, mother son relationship, death

Cars 2 (2011)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport

Cars 2 (2011)

The famous race car Lightning McQueen and his team are invited to compete in the World Grand Prix race. There, McQueen's best friend Mater, finds himself involved in international espionage, and alongside two professional British spies, attempts to uncover a secret plan led by a mysterious mastermind and his criminal gang, which threatens the lives of all competitors in the tournament. (Read More)

Locations:ship, sea
Story:lightning, atlantic ocean, media coverage, tension, underwater scene, airplane, death

Almost Famous (2000) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, money
Locations:bar
Story:thunderstorm, boston massachusetts, lightning, drink, watching tv, airplane, based on true story, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, sex

The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, money
Locations:bar
Story:man versus nature, tension, captain, lightning, underwater scene, survival, rescue, corpse, based on true story, father son relationship, based on novel, death

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. This is why 21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, drunkenness, drinking
Mood:melodrama
Locations:bar
Story:marital separation, loss, underwater scene, drink, watching tv, corpse, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, father son relationship, death

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Locations:ship
Story:fishing boat, cargo ship, atlantic ocean, blockbuster, captain, disaster, underwater scene, survival, watching tv, rescue, helicopter, three word title, mother son relationship, father son relationship, death

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:sea, ship
Story:captain, survival, sailing, shark, title spoken by character, father son relationship

Godzilla (1998)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Godzilla (1998)

Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York? (Read More)

Locations:storm
Period:1990s
Story:blockbuster, disaster, tragic event, fishing, fish, helicopter, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking

Monster (2003)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Monster (2003)

The true story of serial killer Aileen Wuernos who was convicted of luring men to their death and eventually executed in 2002. In 1989, she was working as a prostitute and finally makes a friend when she meets and begins a relationship with a young woman, Selby. Determined to straighten out her life, she tries to find legitimate work but with little education and limited social skills, she fails at every turn. She starts working as a hooker hitching rides along the local interstate highway and after robbing a few clients has an encounter with a vicious client whom she kills in self-defense. After that however she just takes to killing clients taking their money and car. Once arrested she claims self-defense but is eventually convicted. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, money, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:tv news, drink, watching tv, corpse, based on true story, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, father son relationship, sex, death

Zodiac (2007)
Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Zodiac (2007)

A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. We follow the investigators and reporters in this lightly fictionalized account of the true 1970's case as they search for the murderer, becoming obsessed with the case. Based on Robert Graysmith's book, the movie's focus is the lives and careers of the detectives and newspaper people. This is why Zodiac (2007) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000). (Read More)

Themes:divorce, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:bar
Period:1990s
Story:marital separation, tv news, drink, watching tv, airplane, helicopter, based on true story, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, mother son relationship, death

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

When his partner is killed by the mysterious and possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark, Steve Zissou and his Team Zissou crew set off for an expedition to hunt down the creature. Along with his estranged wife, a beautiful journalist and a co-pilot who could possibly be Zissou's son, the crew set off for one wild expedition. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, divorce, money
Locations:sea, ship
Story:shark, captain, fish, watching tv, rescue, helicopter, corpse, father son relationship, death

Brooklyn (2015)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, drinking, money
Mood:melodrama
Locations:ship, bar
Story:church service, divorcee, working class, tragic event, drink, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, father son relationship, based on novel, death

Hotaru No Haka (1988)
Animation, Drama, War

Hotaru No Haka (1988)

The story of Seita and Satsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living in the declining days of World War II. When an American firebombing separates the two children from their parents, the two siblings must rely completely on one another while they struggle to fight for their survival.

Themes:tragedy, money
Locations:storm, ship
Story:survival, ice, disaster, airplane, corpse, three word title, father son relationship, mother son relationship, based on novel, death

Into The Wild (2007)
Adventure, Biography, Drama

Into The Wild (2007)

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.

Themes:drunkenness, drinking, money
Locations:storm, sea, bar
Period:1990s
Story:divorcee, loss, lightning, fishing, fish, drink, watching tv, based on true story, three word title, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, father son relationship, death, sex

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

John and Jane Smith are a normal married couple, living a normal life in a normal suburb, working normal jobs...well, if you can call secretly being assassins "normal". But neither Jane nor John knows about their spouse's secret, until they are surprised to find each other as targets! But on their quest to kill each other, they learn a lot more about each other than they ever did in five (or six) years of marriage. This is why Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000). (Read More)

Themes:divorce, drunkenness, drinking, money
Locations:storm, bar
Story:yacht, shark, blockbuster, tv news, lightning, drink, watching tv, airplane, rescue, helicopter, mother son relationship, sex, death

Shutter Island (2010)
Mystery, Thriller

Shutter Island (2010)

It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. (Read More)

Locations:storm, ship, sea
Story:lighthouse, loss, hurricane, boston massachusetts, captain, lightning, corpse, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, based on novel, death

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. (Read More)

Themes:funeral, money
Locations:ship
Story:male camaraderie, cargo ship, blockbuster, captain, machismo, airplane, rescue, helicopter, title spoken by character, death

The Bourne Identity (2002)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

The Bourne Identity (2002)

Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as a Swiss bank account, the number of which is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is - and why he is being hunted. (Read More)

Themes:money
Locations:sea
Characters:fisherman
Story:fishing boat, yacht, blockbuster, fishing, corpse, three word title, based on novel

Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:drinking, money
Locations:storm, ship, bar
Story:storm at sea, lightning, underwater scene, survival, drink, airplane, corpse, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, father son relationship, based on novel, death

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? This is why Munich (2005) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, funeral, drunkenness, drinking, money
Locations:bar
Story:yacht, tv news, fishing, drink, watching tv, airplane, helicopter, corpse, based on true story, title spoken by character, cigarette smoking, mother son relationship, father son relationship, death, sex

Das Boot (1981)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War

Das Boot (1981)

It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so-called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy British shipping. With better escorts of the destroyer class, however, German U-boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of the crew of one such U-Boat, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers and attempted to accomplish impossible missions, all the while attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Locations:ship
Story:ship sinking, atlantic ocean, tension, blockbuster, drink, airplane, based on true story, title spoken by character, based on novel, death

Jarhead (2005)
Action, Biography, Drama, War

Jarhead (2005)

Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go? (Read More)

Themes:funeral, drunkenness, drinking
Locations:storm, bar
Period:1990s
Story:tv news, machismo, drink, watching tv, airplane, helicopter, corpse, title spoken by character, father son relationship, mother son relationship, death

Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like The Perfect Storm (2000)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy, funeral
Locations:ship
Story:hurricane, captain, tragic event, lightning, survival, rescue, corpse, cigarette smoking, death

Battleship (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Battleship (2012)

A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war game. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:ship, sea, bar
Story:media coverage, shark, captain, survival, helicopter, title spoken by character

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