Movies and TV shows like Space

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Space (1985)
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Space (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: astronaut, test pilot, space program, moon landing, nasa, u.s. senator, adventure, ufo, heroes, spacecraft, space and aliens, space travel, human spirit, american dream, space station, ambition, spacewalk, americana, against the odds, government agency, obsessive quest, hopes, state affairs, pilot, moon ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and exciting films and TV series with plots about society, hopes, family relations, politics, ambition, heroes and danger mostly in Drama, History and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Space: The Astronaut Wives Club (2015), Kane & Abel (1985), Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), For All Mankind (2019), The Right Stuff (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, relationship vs career, family relations, nasa, ambition, best friends, couples, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, women, post war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Man's landing on the moon was our greatest technological achievement. The Apollo 11 mission was truly the stuff of dreams. For the first time, our species walked on another celestial body. Even more remarkable was their ability to make it back. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: space travel, nasa, moon, spacewalk, heroic mission, human spirit, escapades, heroes, space exploration, heroism, astronaut, americana ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Kane & Abel (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born in one of the richest families of Boston and grows up to be a banker on Wall Street. Abel Rosnovski is born in the Polish countryside and has to ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: wall street, rich, uninhibited rivalry, social differences, vengeance, polish, promotion, bankruptcy, sea disaster, temperamental, business venture, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, saga
Plot: family relations, immigrant family, sibling relationship, rise to the top, blind ambition, gangsters, immigrants, hopes, society, ambition, boxing, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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For All Mankind (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Explore an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams as told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers, and their families.
Style: realistic, suspense, disturbing, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: astronaut, space program, nasa, space race, mining, lesbian, moon, space travel, ice, space shuttle, distopia, moon landing ...
Time: year 1969, future, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Right Stuff (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ...
Style: factual, political, sincere, exciting, experimental
Plot: astronaut, cold war, nasa, space travel, tough heroes, heroic mission, top secret, test pilot, rivalry, adultery, patriotism, couple relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: Fact based story of John A. Walker, Jr., a Navy Chief Warrant Officer with access to top secret cryptographic communications. As a result of mounting debts, he sold secrets to the Soviets in 1967, a practice that he continued thereafter. He further ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: spy, betrayal, espionage, couple relations, political conspiracy, political unrest, parents and children, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Ten Commandments (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
TV show
Story: When an oracle prophesizes that a child will become Prince of Egypt, a time of danger approaches the kingdom. The Egyptian Pharaoh orders the massacre of all newborn males. But one child, Moses-the son of a Hebrew slave-escapes certain death when he ...
Style: biblical, exciting, epic, serious
Plot: bible, religion, hopes, adventure, rescue, destiny, human spirit, against the odds, heroes, leadership, redemption, siblings relations ...
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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X-15 (1961)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: X-15 is a 1961 movie that tells a fictionalized account of the X-15 research rocket plane, the men who flew it and the women who loved them.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: aviation, nasa, u.s. air force, test pilot, space exploration, space travel, adventure, ambition, military, escapades, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: ussr, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The First Men in the Moon (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mark Gatiss's adaptation of HG Wells's science fiction classic. July 1969, and as the world waits with bated breath for the Apollo astronauts to land on the Moon, a young boy meets 90-year-old Julius Bedford. He's a man with an ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: space travel, moon, alien encounter, partners, alien contact, obsessive quest, inventions and discoveries, escapades, heroes, moon landing, old man, evil alien ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, astronaut, space shuttle, disaster, catastrophe, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, test pilot, press conference, security ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts, from President John F. Kennedy's historic speech, through the first manned ...
Style: realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, against the odds, nasa, space program, science, catastrophe, cold war, dreams, moon landing, space exploration, astronaut, loneliness ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: rape, lgbt, lesbian, lgbtq, black cast, anti racism, sexual abuse, friendship, racism, friends, urban ghetto, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: escape, cold war, communism, tunnel, new love, love letter, political unrest, human spirit, against the odds, ambition, obsessive quest, getting home ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, europe, germany, east berlin, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: white house, usa history, politics, usa politics, power relations, campaign, head of state, hopes, master and servant, society, state affairs, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy
Plot: legal, supreme court, lawsuit, power relations, workplace, legal action, workplace situations, courtroom, politics, life is a bitch, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Cloudstreet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 342 min.
TV show
Story: Cloudstreet is an Australian television drama miniseries for the Showcase subscription television channel, which first screened from 22 May 2011, in three parts. It is an adaptation of Cloudstreet, an award-winning novel by Australian author Tim ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: working class, change of luck, family life, starting over, family relations, destiny, hopes, society, cause and meaning, bbc, youth, working class family ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Right Stuff (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ...
Style: exciting, epic, factual, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cold war, astronaut, nasa, space travel, test pilot, u.s. air force, space exploration, space program, aviation, politics, race against time, historical figure ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959 ...
Place: washington d.c., florida, houston texas, ussr, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Alex Haley's novel about a black matriarch in the early 20th century, this dramatic miniseries spotlights the struggle for social change. Cicely Tyson stars as Mama Flora, a woman determined to free her children from the bonds of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, epic ...
Plot: family relations, racism, post war, legal, false accusation, interracial relations, prejudice, society, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, religions or cults ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The '60s (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere
Plot: vietnam war, drug abuse, civil rights, protest, politician, rock music, summer of love, culture clash, fighting the system, coming of age, anti war protest, pregnancy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: woodstock, vietnam, san francisco, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
House of Hancock (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: House of Hancock tells the epic true story of the Hancock dynasty and the bizarre love triangle that emerged between Lang, his daughter Gina, and his beautiful Filipina housekeeper Rose.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, epic, saga
Plot: family business, fall in love, family relations, intrigue, dishonesty, family problems, parents and children, courtroom drama, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, betrayal, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: australia, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Granite Flats (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: It's the 1960s. The height of the Cold War. The rural town of Granite Flats, Colorado, suddenly becomes a hotbed for mystery and intrigue. Almost a year after Hershel Jenkins was released from jail, mystery is still a permanent resident in ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: cold war, uncover truth, investigation, amateur detective, mysterious place, dishonesty, family relations, crimes, youth, small town, society, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper for the ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, feel good ...
Plot: lawyer, district attorney, civil rights, legal, nypd, housekeeper, interracial relations, racism, righting the wronged, politically correct, social activist, housewife ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Arctic Air (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Arctic Air is about a Yellowknife-based maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it. The owners are Mel Ivarson, an old school bush pilot; Krista Ivarson, Mel's daughter; and Bobby Martin, the son of Ivarson's deceased ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic
Plot: rescue, parents and children, homecoming, eccentric family, workplace, forces of nature, adventure, airline, pilot, mechanic, escapades, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Charlie (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
TV show
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: political leader, ambition, rise and fall, political intrigue, state affairs, politics, head of state, rivalry, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Trapper John, M.D. (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Trapper John, M.D. is an American television medical drama and spin-off of the film MASH, concerning a lovable doctor who became a mentor and father figure in San Francisco, California. The show ran on CBS from September 23, 1979, to September 4, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: medical, hospital, doctor, lifesaver, power relations, workplace, workplace situations, doctors and patients, doctors, nurse, medical profession, physician ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: society, group of friends, friends, love and romance, lifestyle, social relations, love affair, friendship, destiny, ethnic diversity, flatmate, hindu ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 60s, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, political unrest, leadership, battles, politics, rebelliousness, revolution, heroes, rebellion, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Paper Chase (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Critically lauded drama about the life and pressures of a group of students at a prestigious Eastern law school, with a strict and domineering contract-law professor named Charles Kingsfield, who alternately inspires and terrifies the students.
Style: talky, intellectual, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: law school, lawyer, college, power relations, social relations, campus, social activist, coming of age, youth, legal, ambition, college life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, world war one, human spirit, hopes, society, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, strong female presence, social relations, small town, college ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: yorkshire, northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%