Movies like The Bedford Incident

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The Bedford Incident (1965)
 7.4
 5K
The Bedford Incident (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the Bedford discovers a Soviet sub in the depths and the captain begins a relentless pursuit, pushing his crew, and the on-screen tension, to breaking point in this chilling cold-war tale of cat and mouse.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, atmospheric, realistic, political, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, heroic mission, military, journalism, race against time, nuclear missile, battlefield, disaster, confrontation, russian, propaganda, obsession, catastrophe, world war two, ship, heroes, escapades, breaking point, soviet army, nuclear, mouse, ocean ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: atlantic ocean, greenland, russia

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Most similar movies to The Bedford Incident

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and suspense films with plots about danger, catastrophe, heroes, race against time, military, submarine and chases and races mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Bedford Incident: Fail-Safe (1964), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Das Boot (1981), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Crimson Tide (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, cold war, atomic bomb, politics, military, bomber, race against time, u.s. air force, translator, chaos, military life, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, spy, warship, nuclear threat, politics, cia, desertion, weapons, mutiny, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: russia, usa, washington d.c., ussr, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 244K
Das Boot (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: submarine, naval battle, world war two, navy, war, battles, german, military, ocean, mission, third reich, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
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: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear, nuclear submarine, sea disaster, catastrophe, patriotism, leadership, race against time, radiation, iceberg ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, year 1961, 90s ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.3
 109K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, military, navy, cold war, russian, save the day, nuclear, race against time, battles, military life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, military, military life, mission gone awry, leadership, sea disaster, haunted by the past, delusion, nuclear threat, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 6K
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: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, politics, military life, race against time, military, chaos, aviation, moral dilemma, catastrophe, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ship, world war two, holocaust, mutiny, daring rescue, military, survival, rescue, adventure, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, conspiracy, u.s. air force, nuclear, politics, military, secret service, race against time, revolution, white house, political conspiracy, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future, 70s
Place: russia, pentagon, texas, washington d.c., america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: iron curtain, kgb, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 738
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: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, heroic mission, forces of nature, ocean, catastrophe, disaster, heroes, race against time, rescue, escapades, adventure, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 58K
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: suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, tense, sincere ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, military, un, nuclear threat, political intrigue, undercover, leadership, rivalry, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, pentagon, atlantic ocean, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 173K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ufo, first contact, ocean, space and aliens, sea, submarine, heroic mission, disaster, alien encounter, catastrophe, flying saucer, spacesuit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A top-secret Soviet spy satellite -- using stolen Western technology -- malfunctions and then goes into a descent that lands it near an isolated Arctic research encampment called Ice Station Zebra, belonging to the British, which starts sending out ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, espionage, submarine, cold war, arctic, double agent, military, secret agents, adventure, catastrophe, disaster, marines ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, secret weapon, war, military, escapades, military life, heroic mission, chaos, battles, save the world, soldier, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, hiroshima japan, pacific ocean, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, hostage, general, nuclear threat, political intrigue, political conspiracy, captivity, vietnam war, prison, vengeance, prison life ...
Place: montana, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 37K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, sea, treasure hunt, gold, boat, adventure, survival, ocean, obsessive quest, dishonesty, tough heroes, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, police inspector, bomb, politics, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, teenage life, parents and children, double agent, kgb, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, ussr, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 656
Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, heroic mission, military life, survival, leadership, undercover, race against time, rivalry, military, government agency, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, daring rescue, rescue, save the day, survival, forces of nature, escapades, adventure, mentally unstable, architect, father son relationship, evacuation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, terrorism, military, politics, race against time, false accusation, nuclear missile, nato, bomber, disaster, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: ussr, russia, turkey, nebraska, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Raise the Titanic (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: titanic, adventurer, ship, adventure, ocean, survival, disaster, catastrophe, treasure hunt, one man army, save the day, government agency ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: russia, manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Escape Under Pressure (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A luxury cruise liner is requisitioned by the Greek government in an attempt to give safe passage to national treasures worth millions of pounds. The liner is attacked by an art collector who finds out about the plan. During the hijack the liner ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, treasure hunt, race against time, confined, heroes, crimes, escapades, one man army, rivalry, obsessive quest, rescue, ship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 2K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, apocalypse, survival, volcano, heroes, race against time, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, escapades, optimism, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.4
 898
USS Seaviper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Direct to DVD movie: The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, isolation, leadership, race against time, war, island, rebelliousness, rebellion, heroic mission, survival, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.4
 254
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, exciting ...
Plot: race against time, heat wave, save the day, catastrophe, forces of nature, escapades, natural disaster, disaster, scientist, crimes, heroes, countdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 462
Ghostboat (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Jack Hardy is the sole survivor of a mysterious submarine disaster in World War II. Now, in 1981, the ill-fated submarine Scorpion has resurfaced, miraculously intact. Naval Intelligence need Hardy's expertise to retrace the course and mission ...
Style: serious, mind bending, scary, tense, rough ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, british navy, mystery, supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, ghost, escapades, memory loss, ocean, sinking ship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, disaster, rescue, drowning, u.s. navy, daring rescue, survival, adventure, heroes, save the day, tough heroes, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 19K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, naval battle, military, sea battle, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, underdog, military life, death of protagonist, navy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%