Movies like Capricorn One

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Capricorn One (1977)
 6.8
 18K
Capricorn One
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, futuristic, tricky, cerebral, exciting, interesting, enigmatic ...
Plot: nasa, conspiracy, desert, mars, space travel, chase, investigation, moon, space program, uncover truth, astronaut, helicopter, conspiracy theory, paranoia, survival, first contact, innocence lost, greed, chases and races, secrets, dialogue, paranoid, storytelling, danger, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: texas
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From the Earth to the Moon
Action, Drama, History, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.7
The Bourne Supremacy
Action, Thriller
USA, Germany
108 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and exciting films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, chase, runaway, storytelling and first contact mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Capricorn One: Duel (1971), Outland (1981), F/X (1986), Conspiracy Theory (1997), The Numbers Station (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duel
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: Travelling businessman, David Mann, angers the driver of a rusty tanker whilst crossing the Californian desert. A simple trip turns deadly as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.
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Plot: desert, chase, car chase, on the road, stalking, salesman, serial killer, on the run, cars, storytelling, psychopath, paranoid ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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Outland
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: UK
Duration: 112 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 ...
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F/X
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
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    User:   87%
 
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Conspiracy Theory
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, suspense, surprise ending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: chase, conspiracy, paranoia, assassin, murder, cia, obsession, torture, secret service, conspiracy theory, paranoid, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   100%
 
The Numbers Station
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   69%
 
 6.9
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    User:   63%
 
 6.4
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Space Cowboys
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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: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   62%
 
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Country: USA
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Story: F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike. Mike's boss, Silak says it was ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   60%
 
The Bourne Supremacy
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   73%
 
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    User:   59%
 
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   64%
 
 6.2
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Trespass
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: arkansas, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
 5.3
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Hangar 18
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a Space Shuttle mission a satellite rams a unidentified flying object. The UFO afterwards performs an emergency landing in the deserts of Arizona. However the White House denies it's existence because of the near presidential elections. ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
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Time: 70s, future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   70%
 
 6.1
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Erased
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, conspiracy, chase, assassination, cia, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, car chase, hitman, secret agents, espionage, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
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The China Syndrome
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: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, politics, nuclear, greed, manipulation, propaganda, morality, journalism, tragedy, murder, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   53%
 
Shadow Conspiracy
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, chase, assassin, betrayal, president, politics, secret service, corruption, government agency, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   71%
 
 6.1
 45K
The Sentinel
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: secret service, investigation, president, assassination, assassin, chase, betrayal, mentor, conspiracy, protagonist as suspect, murder, assassins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   67%
 
Pacific Heights
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, clever ...
Plot: revenge, lawyer, chase, psychopath, manipulation, mysterious character, hotel, greed, domestic disturbance, twists & turns, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   49%
 
The Eiger Sanction
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, alps, switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   70%
 
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 4.8
 10K
Turbulence
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, airplane, christmas, aviation, gory, stewardess, brutality, natural disaster, murder, airport, obsession, hijacking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
 6.9
 229K
Unknown
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, memory loss, chase, hotel, amnesia, hospital, investigation, conspiracy, car chase, surveillance, kidnapping, airport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   70%
 
 6.3
 29K
The Arrival
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, alien, alien invasion, radio, paranoia, chase, astronomer, global warming, aliens, evil alien, mystery, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   64%
 
Enemy of the State
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, surveillance, lawyer, corruption, paranoia, politics, identity, chase, espionage, murder, satellite, mexican standoff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   57%
 
 6.6
 108K
Ransom
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: kidnapping, crime, fbi, chase, police corruption, millionaire, hostage, murder, crime gone awry, twists & turns, vengeance, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 

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