Movies like The Rainbow Warrior

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The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
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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 member, he must convince the police superintendent (Neill) that this is an act of terrorism. Determined not to allow outside forces to threaten their harbor, the police embark on a pursuit of the persons responsible. The events that follow nearly bring down an allied nation's government.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorist attack, environmental issue, catastrophe, ship, special agents, heroes, investigation, politics, crimes, terrorism, conspiracy, rebellion, disaster, fighting the system, escapades, rivalry, society, law enforcement, environmentalism, state affairs, danger
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand

Most similar movies to The Rainbow Warrior

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about danger, heroes, society, crimes, state affairs, fighting the system and disaster mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Rainbow Warrior: Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (1982), Afterburn (1992), Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993), Freefall: Flight 174 (1995), The Informant (1997). 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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: animals, suburbs, disaster, catastrophe, family in crisis, unemployment, school, impossible love, suburban life, dysfunctional family, society, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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95%
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: aviation, heroes, dishonesty, politics, law enforcement, hopes, state affairs, military, legal, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting the system ...
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92%
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There is no question that the Arab terrorist portrayed by Robert Davi is guilty of killing five US citizens in Barcelona. Even his lawyers have zero respect for the rabidly sociopathic Davi. But Jewish defence attorney Ron Leibman is obsessed with ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, terrorist, professor, court, terrorism, legal, injustice, power relations, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: disaster, heroic mission, rescue, adventure, heroes, survival, escapades, catastrophe, child in peril, earthquake, collapse, car accident ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough
Plot: disaster, aviation, airplane, catastrophe, air disaster, flight attendant, lifetime, hostage, race against time, confined, escapades, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, new york, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, ira, uncover truth, introspection, political unrest, betrayal, police investigation, heroes, tragic hero, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Glimpse of Hell (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Navy officer tries to set the record straight after the Navy blames a 1989 explosion aboard the USS Iowa on a homosexual affair between two sailors.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: u.s. navy, battleship, military, society, military life, fighting the system, investigation, ship, political conspiracy, army investigation, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Hide in Plain Sight (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: True story of a divorced father in search of his children when his ex-wife enters the witness relocation program.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, witness protection, custody, obsessive quest, rebellion, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, fighting the system, gangsters, society, crimes, bank robber ...
Time: 70s
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61%
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October (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was ...
Style: sad, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, kidnapping, murder, working class, rebellion, confined, state affairs, crimes, politics, good versus evil, society ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, crimes, investigation, escapades, state affairs, dishonesty, uncover truth, media, journalism, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, estonia, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, air disaster, terrorism, hijacking, airplane, confined, rescue, crimes, leadership, rivalry, save the day, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: rome italy, greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, disaster, heroes, save the day, rescue, survival, escapades, forces of nature, catastrophe, survivor, arctic, weather ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, terrorism, political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, race against time, government agency, manhunt, undercover, revolution, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: homeless, campaign, righting the wronged, injustice, power relations, heroic mission, human spirit, state affairs, society, life is a bitch, politics, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: christmas, cave, labor union, daring rescue, escapades, race against time, heroes, adventure, life is a bitch, workplace situations, disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hurricane (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two hurricane hunters track a huge, violent hurricane that is bearing down on a Gulf Coast town.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, hurricane, catastrophe, rescue, adventure, escapades, heroes, forces of nature, boat, party, u.s. navy ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: political, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, serial killer, prison riot, rebellion, fighting the system, hostage, tough heroes, misfit, society, law enforcement, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, usa
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52%
Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, legal action, legal, courtroom drama, crimes, save the day, confined, fighting the system, culture clash, justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dishonesty, workplace, life is a bitch, chaos, environmentalism, state affairs, society, human nature, political corruption, workplace situations, disaster, businessman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 370
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, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: space shuttle, nasa, spacecraft, astronaut, disaster, catastrophe, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, celebrity, accident, tragedy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tragic ending
Plot: civil war, revolution, future dystopia, distopia, intrigue, heroes, state affairs, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty, rebellion, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, near future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of baby Jessica McClure who fell into a drain pipe in her back yard while playing. She was stuck in the pipe about 20 to 30 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the earth ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: isolation, babies and infants, twins, escapades, confined, heroes, daring rescue, trapped, media coverage, rescue, child in peril, baby ...
Time: 80s
Place: austin texas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: investigation, survival, heroic mission, uncover truth, escapades, dishonesty, aviation, forces of nature, disaster, heroes, conspiracy, mountain ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, conspiracy, politics, bomb, rebellion, life is a bitch, state affairs, rivalry, terrorism, society, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
No God, No Master (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A plot to overthrow the United States government is uncovered in New York City in the summer of 1919 when William Flynn, a field agent for the Bureau of Investigation, is sent to investigate a bomb threat that has targeted some of America's ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: politics, investigation, political unrest, law enforcement, crimes, state affairs, terrorism, assassination, society, assassination attempt, war on terror, repression ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1919
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: snowstorm, hypothermia, rescue, survival, wilderness, disaster, family, confined, escapades, heroes, babies and infants, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Special Bulletin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: found footage, terrorism, disaster, post apocalypse, nuclear war, nuclear, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, anti war, journalism, hijacking, media satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: air disaster, airplane, aviation, rescue, catastrophe, disaster, heroic mission, heroes, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Private Matter (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of Romper Room host "Miss Sherri" Finkbine, who, after the devastating effects of thalidomide were discovered in the early 1960s, sparked a firestorm of controversy with her determination to obtain an abortion.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, abortion, family relations, pregnancy, fighting the system, society, state affairs, politics, legal, life is a bitch, rebellion, babies and infants ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, crimes, society, dishonesty, nightclub, sexual abuse, rape, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%