Movies like The Missiles of October

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The Missiles of October
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: government agency, head of state, leadership, war, race against time, save the day, danger, cold war, rivalry, state affairs, politics, ego clash, save the world, uninhibited rivalry, battles, heroes, military, undercover, chaos, nuclear threat, white house, ultimatum, international crisis, attorney general, president ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
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Seven Days in May
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The Company
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USA
286 min.
 7.9
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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, danger, military, heroes, undercover and u.s. president mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like The Missiles of October: Thirteen Days (2000), Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), Seven Days in May (1964), The Pentagon Papers (2003), The Company (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Thirteen Days
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, tense, factual ...
Plot: politics, cold war, president, military, nuclear, white house, head of state, political, world politics, nuclear war, conspiracy, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, usa, boston, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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Twilight's Last Gleaming
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: vietnam war, fighting the system, military, politics, government agency, hostages, prison, one man army, assassination, secret agents, race against time, terrorism ...
Place: asia, montana, usa, vietnam
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System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
Seven Days in May
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, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, cold war, secret service, military, terrorism, betrayal, nuclear, president, white house, fighting the system, political ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: russia, latin america, california, pentagon, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
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The Pentagon Papers
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 ...
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Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
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The Company
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
Story: Real-life figures from the Cold War era mix with a fictional story based on a group of CIA operatives and their counterparts in the KGB, MI6, and the Mossad.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, government agency, secret agents, betrayal, espionage, working undercover, workplace, undercover, dishonesty, mole ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s
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    User:   33%
 
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Days of Terror
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
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis
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: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: leadership, terrorism, hijacking, politics, americana, danger, society, state affairs, government agency, head of state, political conspiracy, confined ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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    User:   36%
 
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Deterrence
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, talky, surprise ending ...
Plot: politics, president, nuclear war, nuclear bomb, leadership, secret service, world politics, end of the world, weapons, conspiracy, political unrest, political ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future, year 2008 ...
Place: iraq, colorado, usa, middle east, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
The Enemy Within
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: fighting the system, politics, government agency, special agents, army investigation, betrayal, conspiracy, manhunt, terrorism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   46%
 
 6.6
 541
World War III
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: anti war, battles, danger, military, war, heroes, state affairs, soldier, leadership, wartime life, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: alaska, russia, usa, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
Operation Sunflower
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, gay relationship, tv news ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   44%
 
 7.4
 5K
Fail Safe
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: control room, soldier, cold war, race against time, politics, danger, military, state affairs, military life, technology gone awry, chaos, aviation ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 8.0
 127K
JFK
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: serious, factual, disturbing, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: president, conspiracy, investigation, assassination, obsession, politics, assassin, courtroom, corruption, murder, paranoia, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
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The Good Shepherd
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, gloomy, serious, epic, atmospheric ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, year 1944 ...
Place: cuba, usa, africa, latin america, congo ...
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
World War II: When Lions Roared
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, soviet union, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
 7.1
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Unthinkable
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, torture, fbi, cia, nuclear, manipulation, investigation, islam, world politics, twists & turns, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   30%
 
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Kennedy
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: government agency, white house, vietnam war, head of state, politics, americana, ambition, assassination, state affairs, kennedy family, leadership, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
 7.6
 249K
Bridge of Spies
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, suspense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: cold war, lawyer, spy, espionage, cia, politics, surveillance, court, justice, russian, paranoia, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1957, year 1960 ...
Place: east germany, germany, russia, europe, usa ...
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System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
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The Genius Club
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: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
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 ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
Ike: Countdown to D-Day
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: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: d day, soldier, leadership, war, human spirit, military life, battles, politics, military, against the odds, heroes, state affairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
K-19: The Widowmaker
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, nuclear, politics, courage, underwater, leadership, sacrifice, race against time, russian, catastrophe, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
 5.9
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Phantom
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: submarine, danger, cold war, underwater, military, leadership, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, military life, heroes, soviet, navy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
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Topaz
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, spy, murder, surveillance, politics, torture, death, secrets, chase, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: france, cuba, new york, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
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By Dawn's Early Light
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: politics, race against time, terrorism, apocalypse, war, danger, deadly, heroes, state affairs, against the odds, military, save the world ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
Advise & Consent
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A Senate investigation into the President's newly-nominated Secretary of State gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, idealism, journalism, political corruption, fighting the system, political, president, world politics, dedicated lawyer, senator, secrets, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   28%
 
The Executioner
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: serious, talky, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: government agency, secret agents, espionage, adventure, working undercover, dishonesty, heroes, spy, rivalry, state affairs, undercover, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
The Plot to Kill Hitler
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: head of state, assassination attempt, battle zone, political unrest, war, heroes, state affairs, leadership, wartime life, battles, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, germany, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
The Path to 9/11
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: terrorism, government agency, head of state, hijacking, deadly, state affairs, politics, september 11 2001, undercover, special agents, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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System:   28%
    User:   30%
 

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 5.7
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The Chairman
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: government agency, secret agents, espionage, political intrigue, working undercover, chases and races, spy, cold war, countdown, danger, undercover, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, china, russia, usa, taiwan ...
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System:   27%
    User:   29%
 
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Che!
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: folk hero, leadership, rise to the top, revolution, idealism, heroes, rebellion, rebelliousness, political unrest, injustice, battles, fighting the system ...
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
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System:   27%
    User:   26%
 
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