Movies like Smash-Up on Interstate 5

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Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
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Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disaster movie opening with an enormous multi-vehicle crash on a Californian highway. After the opening stunt-filled action, a flashback of the crash victims' lives prior to and leading up to the accident. The closing replays the entire "smash up" from various angles and in slow motion, depicting much carnage and indifference to the victims.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disaster movie
Plot: disaster, car accident, intercourse, catastrophe, survival, escapades, collision, chaos and mayhem, love, police officer, pregnancy, illness, childbirth, truck driver, birth, pregnant woman, highway, van, cop killer, motorcycle gang, nurse, pregnant wife, stealing a car, suicide attempt, expectant father ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and captivating films with plots about danger, disaster, catastrophe, escapades, heroes, chases and races and survival mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Smash-Up on Interstate 5: Freefall: Flight 174 (1995), Hurricane (1974), Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993), Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997), Supervolcano (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, catastrophe, airplane, race against time, confined, escapades, fighting crime, crimes, heroes, survival, hostage, police station ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, new york, montreal
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95%
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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: hurricane, catastrophe, disaster, rescue, adventure, escapades, heroes, forces of nature, party, boat, natural disaster, u.s. navy ...
Time: 70s
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94%
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: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: disaster, heroic mission, rescue, adventure, heroes, survival, escapades, catastrophe, child in peril, decapitation, news report, hospital ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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93%
Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A USGS scientist attempts to convince his boss and the residents of Angel Falls, California that a nearby volcano is about to erupt.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, volcano, lava, catastrophe, race against time, save the day, heroes, adventure, escapades, resort, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Supervolcano (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yellowstone is a park, but it's also the deadliest volcano on Earth. Beneath it, a sleeping 'dragon' is stirring. When an earthquake opens a crack for magma to seep through, other warning signs of an eruption start popping up, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, apocalypse, survival, volcano, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroes, race against time, optimism, escapades, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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72%
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Comet Impact (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: A comet hits Ireland, and a bigger one is on its way towards the U.S. where 900 million people have to be evacuated.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: comet, catastrophe, astronomer, race against time, disaster, forces of nature, escapades, nasa, chaos, save the day, evacuation, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Courage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jason Priestley (TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210") and Andrea Roth star in this inspirational adventure story about courage, love and the power of family. Aspiring author Robert (Priestly) organizes a quick getaway with his wife and ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, island, forces of nature, escapades, shipwreck, family relations, isolation, human spirit, stranded, storm, ship ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: disaster, heroes, save the day, rescue, survival, escapades, catastrophe, forces of nature, guilt, warplane, sacrifice, snow ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, survival, demolished city, nuclear holocaust, chaos, supernatural, escapades, life is a bitch, distopia, forces of nature, family life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, workplace situations, daring rescue, escapades, race against time, heroes, adventure, life is a bitch, disaster, labor union, catastrophe, cave ...
Time: 50s, year 1951, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, disaster, forces of nature, aviation, heroes, conspiracy, mountain ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, contamination, bio weapon, plague, racism, husband wife relationship, thirst, violence, chaos, disaster, human nature ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, escapades, race against time, adventure, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, forces of nature, heroes, catastrophe, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, sincere, tense ...
Plot: disaster, friendship, survival, race against time, nuclear threat, small town, escape, nuclear reactor, radiation, friends, couples, government facility ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chernobyl, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Tornado! (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An accountant sent to produce an evaluation of a tornado research project, and the scientist running the project pursue tornadoes and each other.
Style: serious, realistic, experimental, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tornado, disaster, research, storm, adventure, race against time, daring rescue, escapades, catastrophe, forces of nature, on the road, global warming ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, disaster, air disaster, catastrophe, escapades, adventure, confined, heroes, wilderness, cannibal, cannibalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Anything to Survive (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A father and his children are caught by a storm whilst sailing in Alaska. When they get shipwrecked, things go from bad to worse.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: wilderness, island, family relations, rescue, survival, disaster, forces of nature, siblings relations, isolation, family in danger, showbiz, battle zone ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska, usa
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Shelter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With a catastrophic event rapidly approaching, 18 people vie for 10 spots in the small town's only bomb shelter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, futuristic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, disaster, small town, family relations, society, escapades, hopes, clergy, fight, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Fire in the Sky (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but no one believes them.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Plot: disaster, astronomer, escapades, rivalry, adventure, evil alien, space and aliens, save the world, heroes, confined, chaos, abduction ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
60%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, civil war, friendship, family relations, youth, hopes, coming of age, mountain ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
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59%
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Blackout (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: BLACKOUT takes you inside the personal journey of what went down and what it was really like in Brooklyn, NY on August 14. It examines the nature of man to take advantage of his own fellow man outside of normal conditions, in times of weakness and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: society, chaos and mayhem, city life, interracial relations, lie, violence, crimes, stash, woman, danger, urban
Time: 21st century, year 2003, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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58%
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Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, labor union, farm, life is a bitch, survival, society, against the odds, down on your luck, family life, workplace situations, farm hand, great depression ...
Time: 1930s
Place: california, usa
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58%
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorist attack, environmental issue, disaster, environmentalism, conspiracy, catastrophe, rebellion, heroes, escapades, special agents, state affairs, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
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57%
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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, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, heat wave, save the day, catastrophe, forces of nature, escapades, disaster, natural disaster, scientist, crimes, heroes, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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56%
Mister Buddwing (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An amnesiac wanders the streets of Manhattan, trying to solve the mystery of who he is.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, suspenseful
Plot: amnesia, mystery, mysterious character, life is a bitch, uncover truth, memory loss, riddles and clues, couple relations, disorder, couples, car chase, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, isolation, wilderness, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, hunger, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, island, hurricane, escapades, survival, rivalry, adventure, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Thirst (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chemical engineer, who recently moved to town, struggles to find a way to kill a deadly new variant of Cryptosporidium that has infiltrated the town's water supply, causing people who drink it to die of thirst.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, hospital, quarantine, race against time, escapades, adventure, heat wave, catastrophe, plague, couple relations, chaos, bacteria ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Skylark (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: farm, drought, countryside, disaster, hopes, misfit, catastrophe, friends, family relations, couples, family life, down on your luck ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kansas, usa, maine, midwest
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53%