Movies like Deepwater Horizon

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
 7.1
 166K
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, realistic, factual, emotional, compassionate, intense, suspenseful, inspirational ...
Plot: natural disaster, trapped, disaster, courage, rescue, oil rig, catastrophe, sea, survival, evacuation, heroism, panic, oil, fire, destruction, explosions, greed, bravery, captain, employee employee relationship, post traumatic stress disorder, ocean, self mutilation, chaos, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2010, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california

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Most similar movies to Deepwater Horizon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, exciting and tense films with plots about rescue, danger, survival, catastrophe, disaster, natural disaster and death mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Deepwater Horizon: Only the Brave (2017), The Impossible (2012), The 33 (2015), Patriots Day (2016), Captain Phillips (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 66K
Only the Brave (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Style: exciting, tense, dramatic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, forest fire, heroism, firefighter, tragedy, bravery, fire, rescue, friends, partners, evacuation, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2010s, year 2013, 2000s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 220K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster, courage, forces of nature, hopes, tragedy, destruction, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 38K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, race against time, human spirit, mining, stranded, life, hopes, isolation, disaster, president ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 101K
Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, tense, suspense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, chief of police, gunfight, tragedy, chase, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, brutality, police ...
Time: year 2013, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hostage, ship, navy, rescue, terrorism, u.s. navy, pirate, escapades, hijacking, kidnapping, hostage situation, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, usa, vermont, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, courage, disaster, rescue mission, sinking ship, coast guard, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, storm at sea, catastrophe, ship, natural disaster, disaster, forces of nature, shipwreck, adventure, rescue, male camaraderie, fish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, boston, portugal, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 104K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, survival, ship, catastrophe, disaster, shipwreck, drowning, ocean, forces of nature, giant wave, adventure, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.1
 215K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, mountain, stranded, natural disaster, mountain climbing, forces of nature, mountaineer, climbing, adventure, beautiful scenery, blizzard, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, texas, nepal
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 72K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tunnel, race against time, catastrophe, survival, disaster, heroes, rescue, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog, escape attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 37K
The Wave (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the fact that mountain party Åkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will race out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Geiranger. A geologist gets ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, intense, suspense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, landslide, geologist, evacuation, mountain, disaster, hotel, bomb shelter, family, survival ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, firefighter, disaster, twin towers, al qaeda, 9/11, heroes, survival, terrorist, marine, rescue, world trade center manhattan new york city ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 282K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, navy seal, war, death, military life, selflessness, battles ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and ...
Style: dramatic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warship, u.s. navy, sinking ship, world war two, lost at sea, ocean, stranded, survival, disobeying orders, rescue, top secret, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: pacific ocean, washington d.c., the philippines, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, disaster, cruise, sea disaster, catastrophe, race against time, passenger, hysteria, forces of nature, faith ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic ocean, israel, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.5
 76K
Volcano (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, disaster, race against time, catastrophe, forces of nature, geology, save the day, adventure, heroes, tunnel, lava ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 11K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bermuda triangle, airplane, hijacking, rescue, disaster, airport, airplane hijack, survival, race against time, airplane accident, art thief, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 58K
Ladder 49 (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, fire department, heroes, trapped, friendship, family relations, death of protagonist, tragic hero, redemption, race against time, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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 6.4
 111K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: suspense, scenic, psychotronic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, comet, humanity in peril, disaster, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, mass destruction, bunker, riot, diabetic ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, usa, kentucky, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.9
 80K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, desperation, adventure, lost at sea, loneliness, human spirit, hopes, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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 ⇓
27%
 6.7
 79K
Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, arson, investigation, corruption, family relations, rescue, rookie, pyromaniac, crimes, psychopath, funeral, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 3K
Skyfire (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tianhuo Island is a beautiful paradise. It almost makes people forget that it is located in the "Ring of Fire", the world-famous Pacific Rim volcanic belt. Young geologist Li Xiaomeng brings her team here to develop the first volcanic ...
Style: psychotronic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: resort, disaster, volcano, fire, volcanic eruption, father daughter relationship, island, death of mother, survival, race against time, destruction, scientist ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 7K
Metro (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terror strikes the underground train system in Moscow in the form of a flood from a collapsed tunnel. The film follows a diverse group of Moscow citizens who find themselves trapped in the city’s underground rail network, their train derailed and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, subway, asthma, survival, adventure, train, disaster, flood, catastrophe, chaos, love triangle, hysteria ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 68K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tornado, disaster, adventure, natural disaster, small town, chaos, rescue, escapades, forces of nature, family relations, teenage life, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 89K
Dante's Peak (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, volcano, volcanic eruption, small town, disaster, mayor, rescue, race against time, scientist, forces of nature, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.0
 460
Firequake (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Promethean Kinetics has created Helios, a revolutionary clean coal energy source so powerful it rivals the force of the sun and will solve the energy crisis. But when certain governments start cutting safety measures required by Helios, the ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, fire, earthquake, humanity in peril, apocalypse, survival, death, evacuation, race against time, end of the world, destruction, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 16K
Mine 9 (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two miles into the earth, nine Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them with one hour of oxygen.
Style: disturbing, captivating, entertaining, tense
Plot: mine, rescue, trapped, disaster, survival, coal mine, rookie, fear, panic, catastrophe, coal mining, struggle ...
Place: west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, skyscraper, survival, rescue, disaster, firefighter, race against time, natural disaster, negligence, fire, escape attempt, hysteria ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.6
 19K
Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, disaster, passenger, airplane, stowaway, stewardess, panic, bomb, rescue, save the day, disobey, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, chicago illinois, new york, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%