Movies like Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster

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Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)
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Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.
Style: political
Plot: ship, ecology, oil, corruption, ecological disaster, corporation, disaster, boss, ship captain, conservation, scandal, senator, oil company, environmentalism, environmental, environmental issue, corporate greed, oil industry, catastrophe, oil tanker
Time: year 1989
Place: alaska

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about catastrophe, disaster, danger, society, life is a bitch, family relations and hopes mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster: Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982), The Rainbow Warrior (1993), Always Further On (1965), Bitter Harvest (1981), The Mine (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An poorly-educated house-wife fights companies polluting her hometown's water-table in up-state New York during the 1970's
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: animals, suburbs, disaster, catastrophe, family in crisis, unemployment, school, impossible love, suburban life, dysfunctional family, society, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Peter Wilcox (Voight), as skipper of the 'Rainbow Warrior', a Greenpeace ship, docks in Auckland, July 1985, preparing for a protest against French nuclear testing in the south pacific. When a bomb rips open the vessel, killing a crew ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorist attack, environmental issue, disaster, catastrophe, conspiracy, rebellion, heroes, escapades, special agents, state affairs, investigation, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
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Always Further On (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Raul (Igancio Lopez Tarso) is a white man who enjoys the simple way of life practiced by the Indians of Mexico. He does his best to try and help the tribe, but he becomes a victim of greedy land grabbers who covet the tribal property. Jaime ...
Plot: murder, exploitation, corruption, mountain, corrupt politician, environmental issue, anthropologist, deforestation, ecology, land grab, indigenous
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59%
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Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: biology, contamination, farm, ecology, life is a bitch, society, government agency, dishonesty, hopes, family relations, family problems, incompetent official ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Night That Panicked America (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: radio, mass hysteria, panic, disaster, halloween, catastrophe, radio show, radio broadcasting
Time: 1930s
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43%
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The Mine (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young and ambitious civil servant Jussi finds himself being in charge of the environmental permit of a huge nickel and uranium mine in Northern Finland. The Talvivaara mine, led by a charismatic globe trotting visioner Pekka Perä is introducing ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, touching, exciting
Plot: mining, investigation, nature, environmental issue, morality, government official, government, business, politician, technology, politics, corruption ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: finland
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39%
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Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: brother brother relationship, physical abuse, child abuse, coming of age, dysfunctional family, bullying, abuse, family relations, alcohol abuse, childhood, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: california, oklahoma, northern california
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39%
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One Way Ticket (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fictional retelling of the Regina Express tragedy, in which 22 Dominican stowaways died from suffocation in an attempt of illegal travel in September 1981.
Plot: ship, caribbean sea, tank, illegal immigration, illegal immigrant, family relations, economics, disaster, historical event, desperation, drowning, misery ...
Time: 80s
Place: puerto rico, dominican republic, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: inspirational, touching, philosophical, uplifting, twist ending ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, human spirit, hopes, friendship between men, life, existentialism, wrongful imprisonment, life sentence, false accusation, prison life ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, year 1965, year 1963, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, heroic mission, rescue, adventure, heroes, survival, escapades, catastrophe, child in peril, earthquake, collapse, car accident ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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36%
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So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Style: sad
Plot: family relations, mentally challenged person, foster parent, police officer, female friendship, cemetery, forest, memory, storm, soccer, painting, money ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mindwalk (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen ...
Style: philosophical, sexy, psychological, talky, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, politics, island, isolation, life, scientist, environment, science, technology, art, internet, prejudice ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough
Plot: disaster, aviation, airplane, catastrophe, air disaster, flight attendant, lifetime, hostage, race against time, confined, escapades, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, new york, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thirty years on from the 1984 Union Carbide plant malfunction, the consequences of which are tragically ongoing, A Prayer for Rain is the powerful and moving story of the Bhopal tragedy, one of the great corporate and environmental scandals of the ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dishonesty, workplace, life is a bitch, chaos, environmentalism, state affairs, society, human nature, political corruption, workplace situations, disaster, businessman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Fire and Rain (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This movie is based on the actual events on the tragic day of August 2nd, 1985. Delta Airlines flight 191 en route to Los Angeles Via Dallas Ft Worth took off from Ft Lauderdale, Fl. When the plane was landing in Ft Worth wind-shear from a strong ...
Plot: air disaster, airplane accident, thunderstorm, aviation, disaster, crash, catastrophe
Time: year 1985
Place: los angeles, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Television drama in which miners spend their Christmas Eve in a collapsed mine.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: christmas, cave, labor union, daring rescue, escapades, race against time, heroes, adventure, life is a bitch, workplace situations, disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Miracle Landing (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cracks are noticed in the ceiling of an aircraft. They widen & a large portion of the fuselage tears off & an emergency landing attempted. Based on actual events.
Plot: disaster, air disaster, aviation, airplane, crew, airplane accident, fbi agent, airport, woman, human, female pilot, flying ...
Time: year 1988, 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii
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31%
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Lean on Me (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, realistic, harsh, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, african american, gang, teenager, violence, school, education, teenage pregnancy, bad singing, high school principal, police arrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: journey, aging, redemption, small town, escape, homecoming, bus, old age, on the road, old woman, southern belle, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Promised Land (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three recent high school grads - star athlete Hancock, his cheerleader girlfriend, Mary, and the awkward Senator - aim to leave their small town behind and realize big dreams, but their idealistic plans collide with life's harsh realities.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, tattoo, basketball, wedding, catastrophe, disaster, college, high school, small town life, dangerous attraction, innocence lost, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, abortion, family relations, pregnancy, fighting the system, society, state affairs, politics, legal, life is a bitch, rebellion, babies and infants ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Devil Has a Name (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An oil baron and a farmer standoff after the water on his farm is poisoned by her company.
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: contamination, oil, environment, farmer, congressman, water, oil company, environmental destruction, legal action, environmental issue, environmental health, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Where Are My Children? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based upon a true story, Marg Helgenberger stars as a single mother mysteriously arrested by the FBI and separated from her children, thus beginning a 25-year struggle to be reunited with them.
Plot: corruption, adoption, car accident, prison
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Animals (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: ANIMALS tells the story of Jude and Bobbie: a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy of their imaginations. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ...
Plot: overdose, drugs, drug use, drug addict, drug addiction, junkie, male nudity, pubic hair
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Men (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A single young woman moves to Los Angeles, gets a job as a chef and has casual affairs.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: erotica, looking for sex, sexual relations, cooking and food, lesbian sex, lust, female nudity, fondling, lesbian, sex scene, drug addiction, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, mental institution, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, family problems, rehabilitation center, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
There Was a Little Boy (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julie and Gregg are about to become parents again, but they feel conflicted since their first child was kidnapped and never seen again. But the couple soon faces an even bigger shock. Julie's new bad-boy (really bad-boy) student may actually be ...
Audience: kids
Plot: baby boy, baby, teacher, teenager, priest, kidnapping, pregnancy, abduction, high school, teacher student relationship, english teacher, looking for someone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash reduces Gulf War veteran pilot Captain John Couch's crew ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, disaster, heroes, save the day, rescue, survival, escapades, forces of nature, catastrophe, survivor, arctic, weather ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Water Engine (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil ...
Plot: oil company, water, world's fair, oil industry, invention, legal, motor, patent, fuel
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Challenger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments ...
Style: sad, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: space shuttle, nasa, spacecraft, astronaut, disaster, catastrophe, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, celebrity, accident, tragedy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%