Movies like The Right Stuff

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The Right Stuff (1983)
 7.8
 55K
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 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra.
Style: exciting, realistic, epic, sincere, serious, captivating, factual, inspirational, political, sentimental ...
Plot: nasa, space program, astronaut, u.s. air force, cold war, test pilot, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, couple relations, ambition, against the odds, top secret, navy, follow your dream, danger, heroic mission, military base, historical figure, space exploration, paparazzi, flying, space race, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 40s ...
Place: california, soviet union, australia, usa, washington d.c., florida, houston texas ...

Most similar movies to The Right Stuff

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious and interesting films with plots about mentor, storytelling, catastrophe, culture clash, courage, runaway and idealism mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Right Stuff: Apollo 13 (1995), Gagarin: First in Space (2013), X-15 (1961), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), Moonshot (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 264K
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 program, space travel, survival, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, catastrophe, moon, space exploration ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, texas, houston texas, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, folk hero, follow your dream, rise to the top, russian history, ambition, escapades, workplace, space mission, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 538
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, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, heroes, escapades, ambition, danger, adventure, military, landing, control room ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: soviet union, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, outer space, moon, moon landing, catastrophe, spacecraft, dreams, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 510
Moonshot (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: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, sincere
Plot: outer space, nasa, moon, heroic mission, human spirit, space travel, spacewalk, heroes, escapades, archive footage, landing, heroism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 163K
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, disturbing, factual, exciting ...
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: california, houston texas, florida, usa, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 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: breathtaking, propaganda film, factual, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, cold war, against the odds, pilot, space program, heroic mission, media coverage, period piece, save the day, characters in danger, stranded ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 196K
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, factual, sincere, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mathematics, nasa, racism, space program, discrimination, african american woman, prejudice, racial segregation, sexism, stereotypes, strong female character, genius ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: virginia, langley virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 21K
Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, american politics, ambition, state affairs, americana, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, year 2007 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., alaska, philadelphia, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 81K
October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: realistic, exciting, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, escapades, confined, survival, isolation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 201
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: captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, space program, test pilot, moon landing, spacecraft, american dream, space station, americana, space travel, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 80s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 4K
MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, the philippines, korea, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 84K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, racial slur, african american, tragic event, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, nuclear bomb, military, scientific research, physicist, top secret, scientist, u.s. military, death ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 28K
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, political corruption, government, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 12K
Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, realistic, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, ambition, flying, female pilot, follow your dream, rise to the top, adventurer, lifestyle, self fulfillment, danger, escapades, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1937, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, paris france, honolulu hawaii, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 15K
The Dish (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of how the Parkes Radio Telescope was used to relay the live television of man's first steps on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, space travel, small town, moon landing, moon, outer space, human spirit, hopes, ambition, social relations, friendship, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.4
 73K
Space Cowboys (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, nasa, adventure, heroes, mission gone awry, heroic mission, race against time, chases and races, anti heroes, danger, anti hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 45K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, exciting, serious, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, new york, tahiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, survival, airplane, pilot, thirst, sahara, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, libya, sahara desert, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, interesting, dramatic ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, genius, insanity, schizophrenia, imagination, existentialism, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, washington d.c., stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 53K
Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, tense ...
Plot: cold war, president, politics, nuclear threat, military, un, undercover, leadership, political intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.0
 27K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to ...
Style: touching, uplifting, semi serious, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farm, nasa, astronaut, family relations, follow your dream, rocket, ambition, obsessive quest, fbi, family, financial problem, american dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: captivating, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, couple relations, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, couples, world war two, strong female presence, dealing with death, state affairs, politics, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, native americans, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, haiti, bahamas, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 4K
Sweet Dreams (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.
Style: realistic, factual, atmospheric, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: fame, air disaster, musician's life, ambition, historical figure, love and romance, family problems, showbiz, country music, rising to stardom, crumbling marriage, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: nashville tennessee, virginia, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 41K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, campaign, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 17K
Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, human nature, couple relations, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, breaking the fourth wall, insanity, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%