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.
Plot: ship, oil, ecology, corruption, corporation, ecological disaster, ship captain, boss, environmental, scandal, environmentalism, senator, conservation, oil company, environmental issue, corporate greed, catastrophe, oil industry
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 thought provoking films with plots about catastrophe, danger, society, family relations, life is a bitch, environmental issue and heroes mostly in Drama 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), Fall from Grace (1990), Bitter Harvest (1981). 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: thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious
Plot: suburbs, criminal's revenge, family in crisis, danger, ecological disaster, catastrophe, society, school, dysfunctional family, family problems, fighting the system, toxic ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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95%
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: environmental issue, terrorist attack, ship, terrorism, environmentalism, rebellion, investigation, catastrophe, society, danger, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: mountain, anthropologist, environmental issue, deforestation, murder, corruption, exploitation, indigenous, corrupt politician, ecology
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Fall from Grace (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s, and starred Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters. This made-for-television movie aired on NBC on April 29, 1990. Jim Bakker ...
Plot: preacher, scandal, religion, fundamentalism, televangelist, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 241
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: realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: contamination, farm, down on your luck, child illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, government agency, family problems, family life, dishonesty, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, abuse, alcohol abuse, physical abuse, life is a bitch, parents and children, radio, domestic violence, siblings relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 3K
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: talky, psychological, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, rebellion, liberal, state affairs, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, writer's life, hopes, introspection ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, illegal immigration, caribbean sea, tank, immigration, historical event, illegal alien, desperation, misery, drowning, catastrophe, tragic event ...
Time: 80s
Place: dominican republic, puerto rico, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: based on true events
Plot: mining, ceo, conscience, ecological disaster, weed, environmental issue, government official, uranium, guilt, greed, mine, police interrogation ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: catastrophe, child in peril, rescue, survival, danger, heroic mission, heroes, escapades, adventure, collapse, freeway, earthquake
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, clever, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, criminal heroes, confined, hopes, plot twist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 446
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.
Plot: lake, friendship, fear, boy, telephone call, dancing, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, baby, friend, lie, nickname ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: catastrophe, crash landing, airplane accident, flight attendant, pilot, injury, aviation, oxygen mask, crew, hole, plane crash, panic ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 119
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, catastrophe, crash, airplane accident, thunderstorm
Time: year 1985
Place: dallas texas, los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, family relations, self discovery, homecoming, americana, escape, parents and children, obsessive quest, social relations, golden years ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, escapades, hostages, crimes, confined, chases and races, fighting crime, hostage, danger, airplane, hijacking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, canada, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 industry, world's fair, oil company, motor, water, fuel, invention
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, prison, adoption, car accident
Time: 70s, 80s, 1960s, 60s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, bleak, realistic
Plot: danger, christmas, labor union, race against time, heroes, escapades, daring rescue, chases and races, life is a bitch, catastrophe, workplace situations, adventure ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, based on true events
Plot: radio show, radio broadcasting, catastrophe, panic, halloween, radio
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, male nudity, drug use, drugs, pubic hair, drug addict, drug addiction, junkie
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ...
Plot: female director, crib, high school, artist, necklace, pregnancy, baby boy, ring, english teacher, father son hug, watching someone, taking a bath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: touching, realistic, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, parents and children, life is a bitch, mental institution, drug abuse, family problems, mentally unstable, addiction, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, sexual, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, cooking and food, looking for sex, sexual relations, sexual content, gender, lifestyle, cause and meaning, thirtysomething life, infidelity, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, India
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: environmentalism, chaos, life is a bitch, dishonesty, workplace, factory, human nature, society, workplace situations, state affairs, political corruption, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: basketball, wedding, tattoo, innocence lost, high school, dangerous attraction, hopes, youth, destiny, coming of age, catastrophe, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 216
One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Style: political drama
Plot: politics, fighting the system, government, murder, politician, corruption, obsession, revenge, political unrest, confrontation, torture, justice ...
Place: paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Legend of the Spirit Dog (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young boy in Alaska becomes involved with the legendary battle between a raven and a wolf.
Plot: dog, environmental issue, raven, environmental, wolf, hunting, poison, spirit, dog actor, toxic waste, eskimo indian, helicopter
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
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Flint (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.
Plot: african american woman, environmental activism, environmental issue, environmental, city council, contamination, environment, environmental issues, african american, mayor, underdog, female protagonist ...
Time: year 2015
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 321
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: sincere, serious, emotional, bleak, realistic
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space shuttle, danger, space and aliens, escapades, heroes, test pilot, tragedy, oxygen mask ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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