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 touching films with plots about catastrophe, society, life is a bitch, environmental issue, family relations, friendship and danger 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: suspenseful, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: suburbs, society, danger, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, life is a bitch, catastrophe, school, family in crisis, unemployment, suburban life ...
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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: environmental issue, terrorist attack, politics, investigation, state affairs, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, escapades, special agents, danger, conspiracy ...
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: deforestation, murder, environmental issue, mountain, anthropologist, 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: religion, scandal, preacher, fundamentalism, televangelist, female director, prescription drug abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: contamination, farm, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, child illness, down on your luck, family problems, environmentalism, incompetent official, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 12K
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, parents and children, life is a bitch, radio, domestic violence, siblings relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
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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: talky, psychological, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, artists and showbiz, state affairs, unfulfillment, liberal, friends, introspection, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, environmental issue, politics, weed, interrogation, businessman, ecology, nature, uranium, hunting, guilt, mine ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, escapades, rescue, child in peril, heroes, danger, heroic mission, survival, freeway, collapse, earthquake
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 114
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, illegal immigration, tank, tragic event, american dream, illegal alien, economics, desperation, family relations, illegal immigrant, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: dominican republic, puerto rico, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, plot twist, criminal heroes, hopes, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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.
Plot: money, fishing, husband wife relationship, girl, crying baby, casino, birthday, grave, memory, boy, applying lipstick, lake ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: crash landing, catastrophe, airplane, rooftop, pilot, oxygen mask, plane crash, boy, panic, aviation, crew, airplane accident ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, crimes, race against time, confined, escapades, danger, chases and races, hostage, hostages, fighting crime, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 116
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, thunderstorm, airplane accident
Time: year 1985
Place: los angeles, dallas texas, 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, family relations, americana, self discovery, homecoming, escape, golden years, love and romance, obsessive quest, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: 80s, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: invention, motor, oil industry, oil company, world's fair, fuel, water
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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: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, christmas, workplace situations, race against time, life is a bitch, heroes, escapades, adventure, daring rescue, chases and races, labor union, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s
⇓ 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, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, parents and children, doctors and patients, drug abuse, mental institution, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations, power 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: sexual, humorous, witty, clever, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, looking for sex, sexual relations, cooking and food, love and romance, sexual content, infidelity, singleness, destructive relationship, lifestyle, romance, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ 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, necklace, abduction, crib, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, high school, mechanic, apartment, teenager, looking for someone ...
⇓ 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, drugs, drug use, junkie, male nudity, pubic hair, drug addiction, drug addict
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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, based on true events
Plot: halloween, radio show, panic, radio broadcasting, radio, mass hysteria, catastrophe
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
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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, contemplative, serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, reflection, revenge, murder, corruption, justice, obsession, politician, oppression, political unrest, confrontation, torture ...
Place: paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: contaminated water, environmental issue, african american woman, underdog, contamination, environmental issues, mayor, environmental, city council, environment, female protagonist, mother ...
Time: year 2015
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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