Movies like Capricorn One

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Capricorn One (1977)
 6.9
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Capricorn One (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is reported lost on re-entry. Now, with the help of a crusading reporter,they must battle a sinister conspiracy that will stop at nothing to keep the truth
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, atmospheric, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film, futuristic, tricky ...
Plot: astronaut, conspiracy, nasa, mars, helicopter, whistleblower, uncover truth, investigative reporter, spacecraft, conspiracy theory, investigation, desert, fighting the system, escape, society, political corruption, journalism, danger, landing, space program, outer space, space travel, chase, paranoia, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas, usa, arizona, houston texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and exciting films with plots about chase, catastrophe, danger, dialogue, mentor, runaway and conspiracy mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Capricorn One: Outland (1981), Conspiracy Theory (1997), The China Syndrome (1979), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), Apollo 13 (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Outland (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Thriller about an honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, who is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, bleak, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, mining, police investigation, space station, fighting the system, lone wolves, couple relations, danger, deadly, betrayal, mine, drug dealing ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, cia, chase, taxi driver, obsession, paranoia, political conspiracy, murder, uncover truth, manhunt, fbi, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, danger, journalism, radiation, control room, media, swat team, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts, from President John F. Kennedy's historic speech, through the first manned ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, against the odds, space travel, space program, astronaut, outer space, moon, moon landing, catastrophe, spacecraft, dreams, follow your dream ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 258K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, space program, space travel, nasa, spacecraft, race against time, catastrophe, outer space, rescue, moon, explosion ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, pacific ocean, texas, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 2K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: disaster movie, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, hijacking, airplane, stewardess, danger, military, hostage, abduction, airplane hijack, save the day, escapades, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, russia, asia, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 4K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, danger, isolation, confined, escapades, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 72K
Space Cowboys (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, nasa, adventure, heroes, mission gone awry, race against time, heroic mission, chases and races, save the world, anti hero, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey. It is now 2010 and both the Americans and the Russians are racing to get to Jupiter to investigate the black monolith (similar to the one found in Lunar Crater Clavius) which was found by the U.S.S. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, presumed dead, spacewalk, adventure, nuclear threat, expedition, investigation, ufo, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, uncover truth, fighting the system, conspiracy, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, secret hideout, life is a bitch, evidence, politics, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane accident, airport, catastrophe, fighter jet, survival, murder, arms dealer, rescue, terrorism, race against time, danger, sign language ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, washington d.c., alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.7
 2K
Supernova (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A international science conference is held in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard mysteriously disappears Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, race against time, danger, adventure, heroic mission, save the planet, government agency, car accident, astronomer, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, taj mahal, pentagon, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: catastrophe, conspiracy, airplane, race against time, danger, adventure, zeppelin, heroes, escapades, chaos and mayhem, save the day, chases and races ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, 70s ...
Place: new jersey, germany, usa, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, racism, on the run, injustice, dishonesty, politics, betrayal, state affairs, against the rules, danger, hiding place, political corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, sniper, conspiracy, cia, espionage, mercenary, ambush, politics, president, assassination, secret agents, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, undercover, reporter, state affairs, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, united states, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.4
 340
Deep Water (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hotshot Navy special ops guys get assigned to take a cruise to keep an eye on a VIP's daughter. Once the voyage is under way, somehow a nuke A) gets lost in the vicinity, and goes off. The resulting tidal wave capsizes the cruise ship, and its ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: cruise, cruise ship, tidal wave, one against many, hostage, rescue mission, survival, terrorist group, teenage girl, kidnapping, fight, betrayal ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 90s
Place: san diego california, san francisco, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 49K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: secret service, political corruption, family relations, crimes, assassination, crime, state affairs, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, deadly, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 5.7
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Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bermuda triangle, rescue, catastrophe, hijacking, underwater, airport, survival, danger, race against time, airplane, painting, art thief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 47K
Chain Reaction (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, frame up, on the run, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, witnessing a crime, chase, fbi, laboratory, secrets, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Osterman Weekend (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, conspiracy, espionage, cia, undercover, murder, family, threat, rescue, voyeurism, manhunt, agent ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Rollercoaster (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, catastrophe, murder, terrorism, fbi, psychopath, bomb squad, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, psychological thriller ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, pittsburgh, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 64K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tunnel, survival, catastrophe, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.2
 21K
MI-5 (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, disobeying orders, one man army, corruption, race against time, explosive, innocent person killed, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, big ben london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 9K
Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, alcohol abuse, stewardess, catastrophe, survival, aviation, rescue, teenage girl, helicopter, guitar, airplane accident ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, united states, washington d.c., salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, war crime, murder, espionage, assassin, diary, attempted murder, journalism, concentration camp, mass murder, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, vienna, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 38K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, hostage, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, adventure, catastrophe, cruise, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Fire Down Below (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martial arts star Steven Seagal stars in this action drama as Jack Taggart, an undercover agent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, Taggart is sent in -- posing as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: toxic, investigation, one man army, environmentalism, danger, good versus evil, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, deadly, brutality, environment, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 204K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, natural disaster, survival, forces of nature, earthquake, danger, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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