Sandra Bullock plays Loretta Sage, a recluse author of romance-adventure novels, in the romantic adventure comedy The Lost City. The Lost City, directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, better known as the Nee Brothers. It is a fun romantic adventure with terrific chemistry between Bullock and Tatum. Fans of romantic adventure flicks will like the following selection of films similar to The Lost City.
1. Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Director- Ivan Reitman
Assistant magazine editor Robin Monroe eats dinner with her lover Frank Martin in New York. He invites her to spend six days and seven nights on the idyllic island of Makatea. When they arrive in Tahiti, they board a charter plane owned by Quinn Harris, a gruff middle-aged pilot who is aided by his gorgeous Angelica friend. Frank proposes to Robin and offers her a ring when they arrive in Makatea. Her editor, however, urges Robin to go to Tahiti to cover a story. She hires Quinn, who has the only available jet, to fly at night. The weather suddenly changes, and they find themselves on a deserted island. They must now rely on one another to stay alive as they await the unlikely rescue.
2. The African Queen (1951)
Director- John Huston
In German East Africa in 1914. Reverend Samuel and Miss Rose Sayer, brother and sister, are British Christian missionaries. For mail and supplies, they rely on Canadian Charlie Allnut. He owns and manages the African Queen, a run-down river boat. Charlie works as a mechanic in a mine one day down the river. Charlie is simply tolerated by the Sayers, who find him a touch too rough around the edges for their respectable British and Christian sensibilities. They are particularly concerned about his heavy drinking. The Sayers only hear about the war in Europe via Charlie. They don’t see any of it until the Germans assault their hamlet later. Hence, believing that this is the best way to manage the inhabitants and co-opt them into military service.
Reverend Sayer succumbs to the trauma of witnessing what the Germans did. As a result, Charlie must assist Rose in escaping the damaged missionary compound before the Germans arrive. They must not only avoid the Germans, whom Charlie knows they must pass along the river’s sole route, but also deal with the river’s perils, such as the rapids, and their personal differences, especially in such close quarters on a 30 foot boat. When Charlie prefers to wait their turn somewhere isolated down the river, Rose offers they destroy a German gunboat on the way. However, all of these concerns together make for weird bedfellows, as the two are physically and emotionally dependent on each other.
3. Jungle Cruise (2021)
Director- Jaume Collete-Serra
Dr. Lily Houghton, a fierce English feminist and botanist, sets out on a perilous mission to improve the globe, dreaming of saving countless lives and having another adventure. Dr. Houghton enlists the services of Captain Frank Wolff, an arrogant, wisecracking riverboat skipper, to navigate them over the winding Amazon River on La Quila, his quick wooden boat, with her trendy brother MacGregor. A centuries-old curse and the cruel aristocrat, Prince Joachim, threaten to put an end to the brave trio’s grandiose ambitions as they go deeper and deeper into the heart of an impenetrable green maze in quest of something that cannot be discovered. And the jungle always wins, sooner or later.
4. Knight And Day (2010)
Director- James Mangold
June Havens, a commitment-averse tomboy and classic car enthusiast, boards a plane to Boston in anticipation of her sister April’s wedding. June’s life will never be the same after she meets Roy Miller, a handsome and charming stranger with a deadly sense of humour. Now, as the dashing man of intrigue drags June into an excitingly perilous world of high-speed car chases, deadly man-to-man fights, and lethal stray gunfire, dangerous, no-nonsense foes are on the hunt for the mismatched duo, hell-bent on recovering a tiny state-of-the-art item worth millions.
5. Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Director- Peter Fairman
Sue Charlton, a New York City reporter, is intrigued by the tough hunter Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee’s near-death experience following a close encounter with a gigantic saltwater crocodile, and travels to Australia to confront the legend in reality. Dangerous scenarios and unforeseen romantic complexities await Sue in the dusty village of Walkabout Creek and the rugged outback; nonetheless, Sue already knows that nothing compares to the metropolitan jungle of the great Big Apple. So, like a fish out of water, Mick jets off from Australia to Manhattan’s concrete maze, where he encounters the complexity of modern life for the first time.
6. Romancing The Stone (1984)
Director- Robert Zemeckis
Joan Wilder, a famous best-selling romance novelist who is still single and incurably romantic, has her orderly life turned upside down when she receives a desperate message from her kidnapped sister and a well-worn treasure map. Under those circumstances, the utterly unprepared explorer will leave New York’s urban jungle, only to become involved in a real-life rescue effort deep in Colombia’s forgiving rain forests, wearing her trendy ensemble and high heels. Joan’s sole chance of success now rests in the expert hands of Jack Colton, a handsome and wild fortune-seeker itching to beat the local mountain outlaws at their own game.
7. Fool’s Gold (2008)
Director- Andy Tennant
Benjamin Finnegan is a deep-sea treasure hunter convinced he’s discovered the wealth of a lifetime in waters near a Key West island owned by a homicidal rap singer to whom he owes money. Ben is broke and just divorced from Tess, his long-time diving and research partner, whom he still loves. She’s working as a steward onboard the multimillionaire Nigel Honeycutt’s boat. A competing treasure hunter was hired by the rapper. Will Ben be able to persuade Nigel to fund his search, persuade Tess to join him, keep the rapper and his goons at away, and uncover a Spanish treasure that has been concealed for generations and is rich beyond imagination?