Movies like X-15

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X-15 (1961)
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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: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, experimental
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, adventure, airplane, heroes, military, space and aliens, escapades, ambition, military base, military life, couple relations, heroic mission, space travel, cold war, accident, astronaut, rocket, airport, fighter jet, danger, landing, control room ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ussr, usa, soviet union, united states

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Most similar movies to X-15

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about heroes, danger, heroic mission, escapades, military, space and aliens and race against time mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like X-15: The Right Stuff (1983), Apollo 13 (1995), The Right Stuff (2020), The Challenger (2013), Space (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: outer space, moon, nasa, heroic mission, human spirit, space travel, spacewalk, escapades, heroes, astronaut, heroism, spacecraft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, epic, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, cold war, u.s. air force, test pilot, space program, astronaut, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, houston texas, florida, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.7
 289K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, survival, space program, spacecraft, outer space, trapped in space, race against time, rescue, disaster, moon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, pacific ocean, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Right Stuff (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, sincere, political, exciting, experimental
Plot: nasa, cold war, astronaut, heroic mission, rivalry, top secret, test pilot, space travel, follow your dream, husband wife relationship, space exploration, marital separation ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Challenger (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, space shuttle, uncover truth, mission gone awry, satellite, space travel, professor, research, science, scientist, disaster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, military life, military, friendship, military base, race against time, battles, d day, battle zone, paratrooper, world war two, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: astronaut, nasa, outer space, test pilot, moon landing, space program, spacecraft, ufo, spacewalk, space station, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 50s, 70s, 60s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, moon, space travel, space program, astronaut, moon landing, outer space, disaster, space and aliens, spacecraft, catastrophe ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Raid on Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airport, hostage, race against time, confined, escapades, daring rescue, save the day, heroes, military, realism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: emotional, bleak, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, space shuttle, disaster, astronaut, catastrophe, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, press conference, test pilot, security ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 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, isolation, confined, escapades, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, race against time, government facility, government agency, state affairs, political intrigue, international crisis, nuclear, manipulation, tv news, mossad ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, france, paris france, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: inventor, sailboat, sea, british navy, against the odds, military life, adventure, ocean, sea disaster, escapades, father son relationship, world war one ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, jamaica
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 35K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, interracial relations, aerial combats, war, military life, fighter jet, military base, soldier, discrimination, airplane, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 927
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, chimpanzee, outer space, heroic mission, space travel, heroes, follow your dream, family relations, family life, race against time, animal life, satellite ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, u.s. military, attack, tank, war, allies ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: aerial combat, world war one, fighter plane, soldier, fighter pilot, military life, heroic mission, military, battles, collision, uninhibited rivalry, officers and cadets ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, exciting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, folk hero, follow your dream, rise to the top, ambition, russian history, escapades, workplace, space mission, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5K
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, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: breathtaking, factual, inspirational, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: spacewalk, space race, test pilot, cosmonaut, cold war, spacecraft, outer space, against the odds, pilot, heroic mission, space program, space mission ...
Time: 60s
Place: ussr, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, human spirit, war, battles, heroic mission, military life, idealism, basic training, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, white house, nuclear threat, cold war, undercover, save the world, war, ego clash, rivalry, race against time, save the day, head of state ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
Place: latin america, cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, family relations, relationship vs career, couples, ambition, best friends, nasa, strong female presence, parents and children, space program, female bonding, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.2
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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, moon landing, moon, space travel, small town, outer space, friendship, ambition, hopes, social relations, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 14K
Phantom (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, military, military life, mission gone awry, leadership, haunted by the past, sea disaster, delusion, nuclear threat, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, wilderness, couples, escapades, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland, Lithuania
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This harrowing war film is an epic dramatization of the first battle of World War II. The Battle of Westerplatte that began on 1 September 1939 will forever be remembered as the one that announced the beginning of the Second World War in Europe. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: military, soldier, battles, war, against the odds, heroic mission, battle zone, battleship, world war two, heroes, surrender, skinny dipping ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Germany, France
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: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient history, disaster, catastrophe, heroes, ancient rome, on the run, escapades, life is a bitch, legends and myths, society, forces of nature ...
Time: 1st century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, pompeii
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, sinking ship, ocean, survival, rescue, catastrophe, ship, disaster, titanic, heroes, race against time, space and aliens ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: newfoundland, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 2K
The Crossing (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, rebellion, against the odds, heroic mission, military life, rebelliousness, state affairs, battlefield, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%