Movies like Day One

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Day One (1989)
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Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to head the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, where the bomb is built. As World War II draws to a close, Szilard has second thoughts about atomic weapons, and policy makers debate how and when to use the bomb.
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: world war two, politics, super weapon, life is a bitch, laboratory, moral dilemma, intrigue, nuclear holocaust, wartime life, nuclear threat, rivalry, against humanity, state affairs, fight for supremacy, espionage, scientist, science, nazi germany, cold war, physicist, nuclear, explosion, atomic bomb, hindu, imperial japan
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, italy, new york, england, japan, germany ...

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Most similar movies to Day One

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about state affairs, politics, world war two, wartime life, war, society and danger mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Day One: Copenhagen (2002), Show Me a Hero (2015), Beyond the Front Line (2004), Fat Man and Little Boy (1989), Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: moral dilemma, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, friendship, wartime life, state affairs, society, politics, nuclear threat, super weapon, physics, scientist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, wartime life, moral dilemma, nuclear holocaust, super weapon, secret place, battles, against humanity, state affairs, war, military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, usa, asia, hiroshima japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: disturbing, clever, sincere, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, heroes, artists and showbiz, ambition, politics, against humanity, military, head of state, orphan, leadership, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, military, wartime life, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, state affairs, battles, against humanity, politics, soldier, war, infantrymen ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, finland, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, nuclear bomb, military, scientific research, physicist, top secret, scientist, u.s. military, death ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, gloomy, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, surrender, against humanity, state affairs, war, danger, military, confined, life is a bitch, catastrophe, anti war, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, stalinism, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 50s ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.9
 2K
The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, against humanity, hitler, adolf hitler, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, confinement indoors, wartime life, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 834
O Jerusalem (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, UK, Italy, Greece, Israel, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two men, one Jewish and the other Arab, as the state of Israel is being created.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: military, rebellion, friendship, rebelliousness, wartime life, political unrest, battles, rivalry, politics, state affairs, danger, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel, holy land, jerusalem, palestine
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: tense, captivating, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, wartime life, working undercover, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, forgery, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, berlin germany, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 3K
The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: emperor, wartime life, military, politics, leadership, war, society, state affairs, head of state, totalitarianism, downfall, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: bleak, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, politics, danger, hijacking, americana, head of state, leadership, government agency, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: nuclear threat, white house, politics, cold war, rivalry, save the world, state affairs, leadership, heroes, ego clash, danger, war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 3K
Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: tense, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, hopes, rebellion, danger, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, siege, unlikely partners, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, anti hero, indoor, confined, against humanity, on the run, anti heroes, hopes, life is a bitch, war ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 534
Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: journalism, media, politics, political unrest, society, realism, workplace, rivalry, crimes, state affairs, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: society, couples, couple relations, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, world war two, strong female presence, state affairs, folk hero, hopes, head of state ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 321
The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, society, dishonesty, family life, revolution, downfall, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, captivating, bleak, rough ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, world war two, military, confined, hostages, society, heroes, rebellion, soldier, church, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The War Between Us (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In World War II British Columbia, Canada, a Japanese immigrant family has to endure the racist Canadian policy of being interned and their property confiscated as "enemy aliens". At the same time, a white Canadian family has to deal with ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, racism, deportation, war, immigrants, wartime life, society, internment camp, political oppression, suicide by drowning, kimono, ice hockey ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 53K
Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, tense ...
Plot: cold war, president, politics, military, un, nuclear threat, undercover, leadership, political intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Challenger Disaster (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Factual drama exploring the truth behind the space shuttle Challenger's 1986 explosion.
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, nasa, uncover truth, mission gone awry, space travel, satellite, space shuttle, professor, research, scientist, science, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, soldier, vatican, fighting the system, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, military, clergy, hopes, survival, politics, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 13K
Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: captivating, touching, thought provoking, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: emperor, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, japanese history, state affairs, ruler, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: world war two, politics, rescue, wartime life, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, against humanity, tragic hero, danger, disobey, refugee ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: portugal, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 3K
In the Fog (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Latvia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, world war two, nazi occupation, moral dilemma, danger, life is a bitch, wartime life, survival, human nature, resistance fighter, collaboration, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Im Kölner Stadtteil Ehrenfeld lebt eine Gruppe von Arbeiterkindern kurz vor Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs ihren ganz eigenen Alltag. Die selbsternannten „Edelweißpiraten“ träumen von einer gerechten Welt und sehnen sich nach der unbeschwerten ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: resistance, human spirit, wartime life, rebellion, young heroes, confined, danger, against humanity, life is a bitch, captivity, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 833
Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: world war two, war, nuclear, politics, atomic bomb, vengeance, moral dilemma, surrender, state affairs, heroes, society, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan, usa, new york, asia, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A City of Sadness (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung (Chen Sown-yung), the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred ...
Style: emotional, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, mute or deaf, political unrest, wartime life, family in danger, rebelliousness, siblings relations, graphic violence, society, rebellion, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%