Movies like The Missiles of October

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The Missiles of October (1974)
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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: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense
Plot: cold war, politics, nuclear threat, white house, government agency, head of state, leadership, war, race against time, save the day, danger, rivalry, state affairs, ego clash, save the world, uninhibited rivalry, battles, heroes, military, undercover, chaos, ultimatum, international crisis, attorney general, president ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa

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Most similar movies to The Missiles of October

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about state affairs, politics, military, heroes, danger, u.s. president and cold war mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like The Missiles of October: Thirteen Days (2000), Fail Safe (2000), Deterrence (1999), Seven Days in May (1964), Days of Terror (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, white house, cold war, military, president, nuclear threat, head of state, leadership, usa president, threat, atomic bomb, race against time ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., pentagon ...
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95%
 7.4
 5K
Fail Safe (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, control room, soldier, race against time, aviation, politics, danger, military, state affairs, military life, technology gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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54%
 6.5
 2K
Deterrence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: politics, leadership, political unrest, danger, state affairs, apocalypse, chaos, president, nuclear war, international crisis, nuclear threat, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future, year 2008 ...
Place: colorado, usa, iraq, korea, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: cold war, white house, politics, conspiracy, secret service, political thriller, kidnapping, coup, desert, u.s. air force, revolution, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, russia, texas, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.1
 416
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, save the day, terrorism, political conspiracy, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, assassination, human nature, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Pentagon Papers (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This compelling political drama is based on the true story of high-ranking Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg, who, during the Nixon era, strove to preserve American democracy by leaking top-secret documents to the New York Times and Washington Post. ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, whistleblower, head of state, uncover truth, war, idealism, political conspiracy, political corruption, campaign, fighting the system ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 15K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, cia, nato, kgb, politics, secret agents, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, new york, france, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, leadership, hijacking, politics, americana, danger, society, state affairs, government agency, head of state, political conspiracy, confined ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, vietnam war, fighting the system, politics, nuclear threat, government agency, hostages, one man army, prison, secret agents, race against time ...
Place: asia, montana, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, tense
Plot: submarine, cold war, underwater, military, soviet, navy, danger, leadership, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, military life, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, invasion, betrayal, kgb, mentor, intrigue, idealism, politics, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1960 ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 541
World War III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by Col. Jake Caffey and a National Guard reckon unit. A stalemate ensues ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: military, anti war, battles, danger, heroes, war, state affairs, soldier, leadership, wartime life, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: alaska, russia, usa, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: government agency, state affairs, manipulations, race against time, political intrigue, politics, danger, undercover, international crisis, government facility, nuclear weapon, mossad ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, army investigation, betrayal, manhunt, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 254K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, dramatic ...
Plot: cold war, cia, legal, lawyer, spy, espionage, pilot, undercover, state affairs, government agency, rescue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1957, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 341
Day One (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given to no-nonsense Gen. Leslie Groves who selects physicist J. ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: politics, state affairs, intrigue, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, against humanity, rivalry, life is a bitch, nuclear threat, super weapon, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa, new mexico, hiroshima japan, england, germany ...
⇓ 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: serious, captivating, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, military, soldier, leadership, war, human spirit, military life, battles, politics, against the odds, heroes, state affairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, assassination, hitman, politics, white house, americana, head of state, couple relations, deadly, state affairs, democrat, administration ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Guarantee (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: On the night of September 29, 2008, the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system.'The Guarantee' tells the story of that night, and what led to it.
Style: serious, sincere, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, human nature, office, state affairs, head of state, manipulations, uncover truth, corporate crimes, political intrigue, dishonesty, legal, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based upon the actual cables between Washington, London and Moscow during the Second World War, this TV-movie examines the relationship between the leaders of these countries throughout the conflict. Franklin D. Roosevelt (John Lithgow), Winston ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: head of state, holocaust, war, political unrest, politics, against humanity, state affairs, orphan, leadership, teenage life, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, usa, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 857
The Chairman (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American scientist is sent to Red China to steal the formula for a newly developed agricultural enzyme. What he is not told by his bosses is that a micro-sized bomb has been planted in his brain so that should the mission ever look likely to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: countdown, cold war, spy, espionage, government agency, secret agents, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races, danger, undercover, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, china, russia, usa, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
All the President's Men (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, newspaper, political corruption, president, journalist, newspaper man, political conspiracy, political intrigue, white house, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Genius Club (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: special agents, casino, save the day, terrorism, apocalypse, religions or cults, danger, deadly, heroes, government agency, prodigy, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The incredible story of the events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, world trade center, skyscraper, working undercover, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, leadership, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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26%
 7.4
 2K
The Sun (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Sun (Russian: Сóлнце, Solntse) is a 2005 Russian biographical film depicting Japanese Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) during the final days of World War II. The film is the third drama in director Aleksandr Sokurov's trilogy, which included ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: emperor, head of state, downfall, leadership, politics, war, state affairs, wartime life, military, society, totalitarianism, dinner ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: head of state, assassination attempt, battle zone, political unrest, heroes, war, state affairs, leadership, wartime life, battles, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 759
The Arrow (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This series tells the story of the world's fastest fighter plane ever built, in 1950's Canada, and how the project was dropped due to political pressure from the United States.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: politics, airplane, aviation, inventions and discoveries, state affairs, unfulfillment, head of state, intrigue, heroes, rivalry, jet plane, test pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
 760
Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, folk hero, leadership, rise to the top, idealism, heroes, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, injustice, battles, fighting the system ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Fourth War (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, border, cold war, anti war, military life, military, state affairs, war, political intrigue, wartime life, battles, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, czechoslovakia, asia, vietnam, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a nuclear missile is launched by presumably Soviet forces toward Turkey, the beginning of the ultimate war to end all wars WW 3 is started. Powers Boothe, his girlfriend and copilot Rebecca DeMornay and their flight crew take off in a B 52 on ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, military, politics, race against time, nuclear missile, terrorism, war, danger, deadly, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%