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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, oil industry, oil tanker, catastrophe
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 suspenseful films with plots about catastrophe, danger, family relations, heroes, escapades, life is a bitch and society 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: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: suburbs, environmentalism, family problems, breakup, ecological disaster, couples, toxic, catastrophe, suburban life, impossible love, family in crisis, school ...
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: environmental issue, terrorist attack, state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, investigation, terrorism, ship, environmentalism, rivalry, fighting the system, catastrophe ...
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: corruption, deforestation, anthropologist, corrupt politician, mountain, exploitation, murder, environmental issue, ecology, indigenous, land grab
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53%
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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: farm, contamination, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, child illness, down on your luck, family relations, family problems, environmentalism, incompetent official, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: tense, suspenseful, touching, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: mining, investigation, environmental issue, nature, ecological disaster, corruption, business, environment, government official, technology, government, interrogation ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: danger, catastrophe, child in peril, survival, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, heroes, rescue, earthquake, collapse, freeway
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, physical abuse, family relations, abuse, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, domestic violence, radio, stepfather ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: california, northern california, oklahoma
⇓ 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, caribbean sea, tank, illegal immigration, desperation, historical event, immigration, american dream, illegal alien, drowning, misery, tragic event ...
Time: 80s
Place: dominican republic, puerto rico, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: hit by a bus, grandmother granddaughter relationship, blackmail, husband wife relationship, cell phone, girl, lawyer, memory, bus driver, globe, school bus, dead father ...
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37%
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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, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: politics, society, isolation, island, writer's life, unfulfillment, rebellion, friends, liberal, friendship, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: france, europe
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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: captivating, clever, touching, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, false accusation, freedom, powerful ending, prison life, hopes, life is a bitch, existentialism, life sentence, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ 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: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: catastrophe, hostages, crimes, confined, danger, heroes, race against time, escapades, hostage, chases and races, fighting crime, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, thought provoking, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: crash, air disaster, airplane accident, thunderstorm, catastrophe
Time: year 1985
Place: texas, dallas texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951
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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, panic, fbi agent, female pilot, human, airport, woman, flying, rooftop, boy, pilot, hole ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, radio, panic, radio broadcasting, mass hysteria, catastrophe
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, 60s, 1960s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Men (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, clever, sexual, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ 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, mental institution, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, family problems, life is a bitch, addiction, mentally unstable, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, drug use, drugs, junkie, male nudity, drug addiction, drug addict, pubic hair
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: baby boy, female director, teacher student relationship, ring, family photograph, priest, kidnapping, father son hug, english teacher, taking a bath, watching someone, theft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, survival, forces of nature, rescue, save the day, heroes, escapades, danger, night, insanity, warplane, blizzard ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ 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
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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, oil company, fuel, oil industry, water, world's fair, motor, patent
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, sincere
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, astronaut, space shuttle, heroes, danger, escapades, space and aliens, catastrophe, bar, security, school teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, survival, wilderness, snowstorm, forces of nature, mountain, catastrophe, cave, confined, heroes, danger, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Whistleblower (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A seemingly lazy salaryman is tasked with managing a company secret.
Plot: company, corporation, hierarchy, corporate corruption, scandal, ceo, order, woman wearing glasses, woman with glasses, sale, factory, man wearing glasses ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%