Movies like Capricorn One

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Capricorn One (1978)
 6.9
 19K
Capricorn One (1978)
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, atmospheric, futuristic, tricky, cerebral, exciting, interesting ...
Plot: nasa, astronaut, mars, whistleblower, uncover truth, investigative reporter, spacecraft, helicopter, investigation, conspiracy, desert, conspiracy theory, fighting the system, escape, society, political corruption, journalism, landing, space travel, chase, moon, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: texas

Most similar movies to Capricorn One

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and exciting films with plots about chase, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, first contact, storytelling and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Capricorn One: Outland (1981), Conspiracy Theory (1997), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), Red Planet (2000), Enemy of the State (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 25K
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, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mining, outer space, police investigation, space station, danger, fighting the system, couple relations, lone wolves, deadly, betrayal, drug dealing, hostage ...
Time: future
Place: mine
⇓ 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, suspense, clever, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, chase, cia, taxi driver, obsession, paranoia, political conspiracy, murder, manhunt, torture, fbi, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, astronaut, space program, moon, moon landing, outer space, inventions and discoveries, spacecraft, dreams, society ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 53K
Red Planet (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: astronaut, mars, space travel, spacecraft, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, catastrophe, science, ecological disaster, race against time, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
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, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, surveillance, fighting the system, satellite, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, conspiracy, mexican standoff, secret hideout, life is a bitch, evidence, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 69K
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, mission gone awry, race against time, chases and races, heroic mission, danger, anti heroes, heroes, save the world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 2K
Hangar 18 (1980)
Genre: Action, Biography, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, based on supposedly true story, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, ufo, nasa, investigation, state affairs, chases and races, mystery, uncover truth, space and aliens, satellite, secret place, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, future
Place: arizona, las vegas, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, presumed dead, spacewalk, outer space, adventure, contact, nuclear threat, expedition, ufo, hopes ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: new mexico, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 8K
The Car (1977)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff (John Marley), it ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, small town, desert, car chase, mystery, crimes, violence spree, vengeance, psychopath, on the run, deadly, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 52K
Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: alien encounter, astronaut, outer space, moon, spacecraft, space travel, nasa, alien, expedition, deadly, space and aliens, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1972, year 2011 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, radiation, control room, media, swat team, politics, danger, uncover truth, conspiracy, nuclear reactor, power plant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, pennsylvania, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, survival, danger, woman in danger, assassination, twists & turns, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, plot twist, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 47K
Westworld (1973)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer robot, theme park, survival, man versus machine, old west, technology gone awry, a.i., terminator, chase, androids and robots, computer virus, murder ...
Time: future, 19th century
Place: usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, on the run, political corruption, assassination, betrayal, intrigue, assassination attempt, crimes, witnessing a crime, life turned upside down, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: sentimental, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, mysterious planet, space station, alien encounter, mars, astronaut, alien, nasa, danger, daring rescue ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 16K
F/X (1986)
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassin, corruption, murder, manhunt, car chase, deception, disguise, witness protection, assassination, gangsters, mission of murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Narrow Margin (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Los Angeles District Attorney (Gene Hackman) is attempting to take an unwilling murder witness (Anne Archer) back to the United States from Canada to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hit men sent to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train ride, chase, testimony, witness protection, district attorney, hitman, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, legal, on the run, assassination attempt ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 10K
Turbulence (1997)
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, psychological, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stewardess, airplane, hijacking, danger, psychopath, christmas, landing, control room, crimes, murder, arrest, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 5K
Most Wanted (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sgt. James Dunn, who is wrongly accused of assassination of the officer he had a row with, is saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col Grant Casey. Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, on the run, chase, manhunt, death row, assassination, false accusation, top secret, investigation, crimes, betrayal, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 2K
Countdown (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A scientist (James Caan) replaces a military officer (Robert Duvall) as an astronaut on a space-race moonshot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, exciting
Plot: moon, nasa, astronaut, race against time, adventure, landing, against the odds, government agency, danger, spacewalk, outer space, moon landing ...
Time: 1960s
Place: florida, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 153K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, nasa, astronaut, save the world, extinction, self sacrifice, astronomer, tsunami, evacuation, president, comet ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., paris france, manhattan new york city, langley virginia, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 175K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, save the day, runaway train, race against time, determination, danger, partners, chases and races, characters in danger, unstoppable, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, pregnancy, astronaut, outer space, space travel, danger, alien, nasa, mission, suburbs, paranoia, twins ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 46K
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: frame up, conspiracy, on the run, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, crimes, chase, fbi, laboratory, secrets, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 95K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, assassination, assassin, spy, danger, boat chase, rivalry, revenge, family in danger, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, north africa, new england, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, spacewalk, astronaut, race against time, confined, escapades, isolation, danger, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 58K
Duel (1971)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, tense, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, car chase, road rage, stalking, chase, psychopath, salesman, on the road, duel, truck driver, gas station, monologue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 52K
The Peacemaker (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: helicopter, terrorism, sniper, race against time, train, bridge, train crash, nuclear, chases and races, smuggling, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city, bosnia herzegovina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 119K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret service, spy, rescue, mentor, hostage, violence, ex military, desert, revenge, secret society, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: middle east, london, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 237K
Unknown (2011)
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mysterious character, manipulations, investigation, life turned upside down, danger, hidden identity, crimes, coma, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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