Movies like K-19: The Widowmaker

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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
 6.7
 63K
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspense, intense, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear, nuclear submarine, sea disaster, catastrophe, leadership, patriotism, race against time, heroes, radiation, iceberg, ocean, panic, radiation sickness, nuclear radiation, heroic mission, mission gone awry, graphic violence, communism, escapades, courage, survival, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1989, year 1961, 1960s ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia, soviet union

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Most similar movies to K-19: The Widowmaker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about danger, catastrophe, military, heroes, survival, submarine and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like K-19: The Widowmaker: Phantom (2013), Kursk (2018), Crimson Tide (1995), Chernobyl (2019), U-571 (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Phantom (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, military, military life, mission gone awry, leadership, haunted by the past, sea disaster, delusion, nuclear threat, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: ussr
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91%
 6.6
 19K
Kursk (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, fire, death, rescue attempt, death of father, death of husband, survival, politics, friendship, government, struggle for survival ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s
Place: eastern europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 111K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, military, navy, cold war, russian, save the day, nuclear, race against time, battles, military life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 9.4
 686K
Chernobyl (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 330 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
Style: thought provoking, dark, heartbreaking, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, nuclear explosion, nuclear reactor, scientist, save the day, salvation, rescue mission, accident ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, chernobyl, ukraine, russia, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
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U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, navy, naval battle, war, naval officer, world war two, nazism, sinking ship, military, sea battle, german, mission ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 175K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: first contact, ufo, ocean, space and aliens, sea, submarine, heroic mission, disaster, alien encounter, alien life-form, catastrophe, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, spy, warship, nuclear threat, politics, cia, desertion, weapons, mutiny, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: russia, usa, washington d.c., ussr, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Bedford Incident (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, heroic mission, military, journalism, race against time, battlefield, disaster, confrontation, nuclear missile ...
Time: 60s
Place: atlantic ocean, greenland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, disaster, drowning, rescue, u.s. navy, daring rescue, survival, adventure, ocean, heroes, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, reconnaissance, bosnian war, rescue, gunfight, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, courage, disaster, rescue mission, sinking ship, coast guard, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ship, world war two, military, holocaust, mutiny, daring rescue, survival, rescue, adventure, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, realistic, factual ...
Plot: natural disaster, trapped, disaster, courage, rescue, oil rig, catastrophe, sea, survival, evacuation, heroism, panic ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.4
 247K
The Boat (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, naval battle, navy, war, battles, german, ocean, military, mission, third reich, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: cold war, terrorism, espionage, terrorist, nuclear threat, nuclear war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, covert operation, nuclear, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, chechnya, usa, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 306K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, lawyer, spy, cia, rescue, legal, justice, soviet spy, mission, undercover, judge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 50s, year 1957
Place: ussr, usa, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, swat team, espionage, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, assassination, terrorist, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, baghdad iraq, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and ...
Style: dramatic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warship, u.s. navy, sinking ship, world war two, lost at sea, ocean, stranded, survival, disobeying orders, rescue, top secret, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: pacific ocean, washington d.c., the philippines, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a nuclear missile is launched by presumably Soviet forces toward Turkey, the beginning of the ultimate war to end all wars WW 3 is started. Powers Boothe, his girlfriend and copilot Rebecca DeMornay and their flight crew take off in a B 52 on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, fighter jet, false accusation, terrorism, military, politics, race against time, nato, bomber, nuclear missile, chaos ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: ussr, russia, usa, turkey, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 530
The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, world war two, ocean, confined, military, evacuation, chaos and mayhem, downfall, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 62K
Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, battleship, navy, swat team, world war three, commando unit, race against time, aircraft carrier, ocean, russian army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2017
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scotland, usa, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
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Sub Down (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a nuclear attack submarine crashes on the floor of the Artic ocean, it's up to a pair of research scientists to save the entire crew before time and oxygen run out.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, heroic mission, forces of nature, disaster, ocean, catastrophe, heroes, race against time, rescue, escapades, adventure, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 56K
Red Dawn (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: invasion, survival, brutality, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, save the day, youth, rivalry, heroes, small town, cold war ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, near future
Place: colorado, usa, ussr, latin america, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.4
 21K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, war correspondent, dictator, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 38K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, sea, treasure hunt, gold, boat, adventure, survival, ocean, isolation, human nature, obsessive quest, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1941
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, journalism, media, radiation, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, disaster, swat team, nuclear reactor, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, factual, harsh ...
Plot: anti war, politics, british army, heroes, battles, british history, british empire, war, massacre, british soldier, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 70s, 60s
Place: russia, england, europe, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.3
 909
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, isolation, leadership, race against time, survival, soldier, military, war, island, rebelliousness, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 220K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster, courage, forces of nature, hopes, tragedy, destruction, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 631K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: dramatic, atmospheric, epic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, wartime, rescue mission, warship, evacuation, british history, war, survival, british army, nazi occupied france, battlefield, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: europe, dunkirk, france, united kingdom, english channel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%