Movies like Flight

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Flight (2012)
 7.3
 339K
Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.
Style: psychological, tense, heroic, captivating, emotional, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, intense, depressing ...
Plot: airplane, air disaster, pilot, alcohol abuse, courage, stewardess, addiction, airplane accident, court, investigation, drugs/alcohol, lifesaver, porn actress, danger, catastrophe, confession, life is a bitch, drinking problem, airport, trial, testimony, accident, landing, lawyer, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Flight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, redemption, runaway and violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Flight: Sully (2016), Fearless (1993), Whisky Romeo Zulu (2004), Airport 1975 (1974), Aftermath (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 255K
Sully (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspense, intense, inspirational ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, aviation, courage, pilot, plane crash, crash landing, investigation, lone hero, rescue, co pilot, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2009, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 22K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, psychological, uplifting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, air disaster, dealing with death, confession, loss of son, rescue, starting over, human nature, family relations, survival, danger, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Whisky Romeo Zulu (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Whisky Romeo Zulu tells the story prior to the crash of LAPA Boeing 737 that on August 31, 1999, caught fire after hitting an embankment in the center of Buenos Aires, killing 67 people. The disaster changed the history of civil and commercial ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Plot: air disaster, whistleblower, airplane, uncover truth, investigation, danger, hidden truth, adventure, workplace, passenger, buried truth, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 10K
Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, alcohol abuse, airplane accident, survival, catastrophe, aviation, rescue, teenage girl, helicopter, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., usa, salt lake city utah, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
 24K
Aftermath (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A fatal plane crash changes the lives of Roman and Jake forever. Roman loses his wife and daughter in the accident, while Jake, his mind as he happens to be the air traffic controller, who fails to avert the nightmare. Rage and revenge engulfs Roman ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, psychological, touching, suspense ...
Plot: depression, tragedy, investigation, accusation, lawyer, death, vigilante, revenge, forgiveness, guilt, tragic event, loss of loved one ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, losing-it hero, deadly, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 372K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, twist ending, surreal ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, torment, hallucination, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 487
Tornado Valley (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Liz McAdams is haunted by the memories of a tornado that destroyed her home 25 years ago. Now a professional storm tracker, she and her family are in danger once again as another devastating twister rapidly gains momentum. Caught in the path of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: tornado, disaster film, danger, race against time, forces of nature, storm, salvation, natural disaster, catastrophe, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, loss of sibling, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, phoenix arizona, italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.9
 340
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, couple relations, secret, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, profanity, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 6K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, air disaster, time warp, collision, investigation, airport, paradox, scientist, investigator, robot, danger ...
Time: future, distant future, year 1963
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hallucination, coma, hospital, rescue, redemption, ambulance, patient, haunted by the past, misfit partners, dealing with death, death, insomnia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 426
Final Recourse (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: addiction, life turned upside down, faked death, car accident, home invasion, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, abduction, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 41K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: manipulation, prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, couples, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, confession, crime, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, swamp, air disaster, law enforcement, investigation, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, mysterious character, family problems, couples, stranger, sex scene, duel, drinking, drinking alcohol, crumbling marriage, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 428K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, interracial relations, prejudice, suffering, social differences, parents and children, police officer, hopes, pursuit, chase, vandalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, puerto rico, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, addiction, secretary, rehabilitation, alcoholic, drinking, drinking alcohol, public relations, alcoholics anonymous, romance, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 4.5
 425
Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, danger, friendship, friends, graphic violence, mentally unstable, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.3
 251
Heat Wave (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a sudden, unexplained rise in local temperatures threatens to turn Los Angeles County into a parched, lifeless desert, one scientist must put her theories to the test in a desperate effort to prevent the catastrophe.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, heat wave, danger, save the day, forces of nature, catastrophe, escapades, natural disaster, scientist, crimes, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 17K
Smashed (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter… and getting smashed. When Kate’s partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, ...
Style: sincere, touching, depressing, twists and turns, sentimental ...
Plot: addiction, alcohol abuse, support group, rehabilitation, alcoholic, profanity, introspection, irresponsible, life is a bitch, hopes, drinking alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 92K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, experiment, prison, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, sadism, abuse, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, nypd, deception, corruption, police, undercover cop, police detective, desperation, robbery, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.6
 51K
Arbitrage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: corporate crimes, police investigation, infidelity, manager, moral dilemma, downfall, corporate world, billionaire, boss, dishonesty, lawyers and clients, mistress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India, Pakistan, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: 9/11, wall street, culture clash, immigrants, political unrest, family, starting over, false accusation, american dream, civil rights, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pakistan, usa, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 18K
Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, passenger, airplane, stowaway, danger, stewardess, panic, bomb, save the day, rescue, landing, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, new york, chicago illinois, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 248K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: tense, earnest, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, u.s. navy, lawyer, marines, hotshot lawyer, trial, suicide, court, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: radiation, conspiracy, investigation, danger, journalism, media, control room, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, swat team, power plant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 104K
United 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, al qaeda, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: boston, new york, virginia, manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 28
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%