Movies like Moonshot

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Moonshot (2009)
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Moonshot (2009)
Original name: Moonshot, the Flight of Apollo 11
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. This is the story of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing. Drama with digitally remastered original footage.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: moon, nasa, outer space, space travel, human spirit, heroic mission, spacewalk, heroes, escapades, archive footage, landing, astronaut, heroism, spacecraft, space and aliens, hopes, society, americana, orchestral, control room, space program, explosion, space exploration, shower, male in shower
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about heroes, danger, hopes, society, heroic mission, space travel and escapades mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres. Some movies like Moonshot: Apollo 13 (1995), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), X-15 (1961), The Challenger Disaster (2013), The Spacewalker (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, space program, survival, spacecraft, race against time, rescue, outer space, trapped in space, moon, teamwork ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, texas, pacific ocean, houston texas ...
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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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, against the odds, space travel, space program, astronaut, moon, moon landing, outer space, space and aliens, spacecraft, catastrophe, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 595
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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, military, space and aliens, ambition, adventure, escapades, military life, heroic mission, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, united states, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Challenger Disaster (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Factual drama exploring the truth behind the space shuttle Challenger's 1986 explosion.
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: nasa, investigation, uncover truth, mission gone awry, space travel, satellite, space shuttle, professor, research, science, scientist, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no ...
Style: propaganda film, breathtaking, based on true events, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, spacecraft, space race, cold war, against the odds, pilot, outer space, human in outer space, space mission, heroic mission, space program ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, moon landing, space program, test pilot, state affairs, government agency, ambition, obsessive quest, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 80s ...
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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, realistic, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, test pilot, space program, cold war, astronaut, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, ambition, danger ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: california, florida, australia, usa, ussr ...
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61%
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, evil alien, alien encounter, partners, obsessive quest, danger, inventions and discoveries, escapades, heroes, alien contact, old man ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1900s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Ephraim's Rescue (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim’s Rescue relates the story of Ephraim Hanks: a rescuer of the Martin ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: rescue, religious conversion, mormon, idealism, heroic mission, human spirit, leadership, destiny, optimism, society, hopes, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: utah, ohio, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
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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 ⇓
49%
 7.9
 2K
Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: inventor, british navy, sailboat, sea, military life, against the odds, adventure, escapades, danger, sea disaster, ocean or sea, ocean ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
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Race to Space (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the 1960s a young woman works at NASA as an animal trainer responsible for the chimpanzee who will go into space.
Style: serious, touching, captivating
Plot: nasa, outer space, space travel, heroic mission, heroes, follow your dream, race against time, family relations, family life, animal life, satellite, chimpanzee ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 5K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, confined, danger, isolation, survival, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, battles, rebelliousness, politics, political unrest, leadership, heroes, revolution, state affairs, rebellion, military ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, dishonesty, hijacking, americana, politics, state affairs, danger, head of state, government agency ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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43%
The Right Stuff (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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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: nasa, cold war, astronaut, heroic mission, test pilot, top secret, space travel, rivalry, adultery, race against time, airplane accident, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Eichmann Show (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: media, trial, court, war criminal, nazi germany, tv show, archive footage, judge, television, genocide, nazi war criminal, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gagarin: First in Space (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif - the fight for the right to be first: the competition in the first cosmonaut, competition ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: outer space, russian history, space travel, spacecraft, folk hero, rise to the top, follow your dream, ambition, workplace, escapades, space mission, space race ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: based on true events, suspense, factual, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, space mission, test pilot, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, loss of child ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1962, year 1968 ...
Place: houston texas, florida, usa, california, mojave desert
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended. In ...
Style: epic, touching, emotional, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, interracial relations, slavery, hopes, social differences, human spirit, idealism, redemption, americana, social worker ...
Time: 60s, 19th century, 20th century, 1960s, 1860s
Place: southern usa, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Queen of the Mountains (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At a time when most females in Asia possess little or no power over their lives, headstrong Kurmanjan Datka defies her family's authority -- and ultimately becomes the ruler of her native Kyrgyzstan region.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, epic
Plot: leadership, escapades, heroes, rivalry, rise to the top, ruler, strong female presence, mother son relationship, mountain, mother, animal abuse, russian empire
Time: 19th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: religious, miraculous event, conquering, escapades, hopes, heroes, oracle, confined, society, old testament, exile, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, heroes, ancient rome, legends and myths, escapades, danger, on the run, life is a bitch, forces of nature, society, gladiator ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, pompeii
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Groenten uit Balen (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of the laborer family Debruycker during the turbulent strike by Vieille Montagne in 1971.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: fighting the system, working class, rebellion, family life, workplace situations, life is a bitch, workplace, society, human spirit, labor union, parents and children, factory worker ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: sincere, serious, exciting, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, military, interracial relations, training, war, aviation, human spirit, against the odds, officers and cadets, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, arkansas, italy, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Biography of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who forged a new role for herself in the years after her husband's death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: hopes, human spirit, heroic mission, idealism, couple relations, couples, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 30s ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, family relations, relationship vs career, ambition, best friends, couples, nasa, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, female bonding, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit family. When 15 year-old Byron’s antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of Grandma Sands' no nonsense ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, road trip, civil rights, americana, social differences, family gatherings, injustice, society, african american, family, family life, on the road ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%