Movies like X-15

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X-15 (1961)
 5.8
 535
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, space and aliens, military, heroes, couple relations, ambition, danger, heroic mission, military base, military life, escapades, landing, control room, space travel, cold war, accident, astronaut, kissing, airport, rocket ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, usa, 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, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about heroes, danger, escapades, heroic mission, military, catastrophe and space and aliens mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like X-15: Moonshot (2009), The Right Stuff (1983), Apollo 13 (1995), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The Challenger Disaster (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: outer space, nasa, moon, heroic mission, human spirit, space travel, spacewalk, heroes, escapades, archive footage, landing, astronaut ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
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, realistic, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, space program, astronaut, u.s. air force, cold war, test pilot, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, florida, australia, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.6
 262K
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, space program, space travel, nasa, survival, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, catastrophe, moon, space exploration ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, texas, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, heroic mission, d day, military, friendship, military base, danger, battles, battle zone, race against time, paratrooper, world war two ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Challenger Disaster (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: investigation, nasa, uncover truth, mission gone awry, space travel, satellite, space shuttle, professor, research, scientist, science, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, terrorism, hostage, confined, save the day, daring rescue, deadly, military, heroic mission, negotiation, realism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 199
Space (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
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: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, moon landing, space program, test pilot, heroes, state affairs, obsessive quest, hopes, government agency, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 80s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.8
 321
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: sincere, bleak, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space shuttle, heroes, space and aliens, escapades, danger, bar, tragedy, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 2K
Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 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, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: inventor, sea, military life, against the odds, adventure, ocean or sea, sea disaster, danger, escapades, british navy, father son relationship, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 33K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, fighter pilot, world war two, aerial combats, military life, soldier, military base, discrimination, military, war, battles, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
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: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: politics, undercover, state affairs, race against time, government agency, danger, government facility, political intrigue, international crisis, nuclear, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 859
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, outer space, heroes, follow your dream, space travel, heroic mission, family life, family relations, race against time, satellite, animal life, chimpanzee ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, danger, campaign, epic battle, soldier, heroes, u.s. military, attack, tank, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: belgium, europe, germany, berlin germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
31%
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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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, battles, human spirit, war, leadership, soldier, military life, basic training, idealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, relationship vs career, family relations, couples, best friends, ambition, nasa, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, female bonding, supportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: nuclear threat, white house, politics, cold war, rivalry, save the world, state affairs, leadership, heroes, ego clash, danger, war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 13K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, cold war, military, navy, military life, leadership, mission gone awry, danger, sea disaster, haunted by the past, delusion, nuclear threat ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
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: suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: roman empire, catastrophe, legends and myths, escapades, life is a bitch, danger, on the run, society, forces of nature, panic, heroes, burnt body ...
Time: ancient history
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: aerial combat, world war one, soldier, fighter plane, military life, landing, battles, aerial combats, collision, heroes, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: soldier, against the odds, battle zone, heroic mission, battles, danger, military, war, battleship, heroes, surrender, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 1K
Kenau (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While she fights a heroic battle against the Spanish besieger with her female army, Kenau, driven by hate and sorrow of the execution of her youngest daughter, is threatened to also lose her eldest daughter, because her fear and pain are covered by ...
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, adventure, folk hero, heroes, escapades, military, leadership, danger, soldier, strong female presence, fear, execution ...
Time: 16th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 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, serious, realistic, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, ship, survival, rescue, catastrophe, titanic, adventure, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, cruise ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 5K
April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, nazi occupation, military, danger, against the odds, battles, surprise attack, friendship, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: military, heroes, battles, against the odds, military life, heroic mission, rebellion, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, war, revolution ...
Place: usa, delaware, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Airplane vs. Volcano (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive - without landing.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, survival, adventure, save the day, danger, control room, spouse in danger, forces of nature, heroes, military, catastrophe, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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