Movies like The Challenger Disaster

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The Challenger Disaster (2013)
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The Challenger Disaster (2013)
Original name: The Challenger
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, serious, realistic, contemplative, microfilm
Plot: nasa, investigation, uncover truth, mission gone awry, space travel, satellite, space shuttle, research, professor, scientist, science, catastrophe, space and aliens, hotel, cold, united states of america, taxi, weather, physicist, human, general, woman, explosion, speech, news report ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: usa, florida

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sincere films with plots about society, politics, catastrophe, idealism, life is a bitch, dishonesty and state affairs mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like The Challenger Disaster: Moonshot (2009), Challenger (1990), X-15 (1961), Day One (1989), Apollo 13 (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: outer space, nasa, moon, heroic mission, space travel, human spirit, spacewalk, escapades, heroes, archive footage, landing, heroism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, catastrophe, astronaut, space shuttle, heroes, danger, escapades, space and aliens, press conference, tragedy, security ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, hawaii
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89%
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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: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, danger, heroes, space and aliens, escapades, ambition, military, control room, landing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: united states, usa, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, world war two, super weapon, intrigue, rivalry, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, fight for supremacy, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, italy, new york, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, nasa, space program, space travel, survival, spacecraft, catastrophe, race against time, outer space, rescue, trapped in space, moon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, texas, pacific ocean ...
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80%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, injustice, rebellion, family reunited, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
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78%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 213
Daas (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jest rok 1776. Radca wiedeńskiej Kancelarii Nadwornej Henryk Klein (Mariusz Bonaszewski) otrzymuje skargę na hrabiego Jakuba Franka (Olgierd Łukaszewicz), który kilkanaście lat wcześniej został skazany za głoszenie herezji i zbiegł do ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, enigmatic
Plot: religious leader, messiah, mysterious man, investigation, cult, worship, warning, uncover truth, polish history, complaint, cult leader, emperor ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, sincere, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, hopes, danger, rebellion, political unrest, wartime life, siege, revolution, state affairs, life is a bitch, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, state affairs, head of state, hijacking, americana, dishonesty, leadership, danger, government agency, politics ...
Time: september 11 2001
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: investigation, investigative, survival, uncover truth, danger, heroic mission, dishonesty, escapades, catastrophe, archive footage, forces of nature, reenactment ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary
Place: antarctica, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, compassionate, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, deadly virus, terminal illness, doctor, hiv, gay, epidemic, human spirit, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, new york, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Inherit the Wind (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, talky, captivating, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, evolution, religions or cults, social relations, legal, rivalry, society, courtroom drama, small town life, idealism, small town, dedicated lawyer ...
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Place: tennessee, usa
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68%
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Longitude (2000)
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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.
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Plot: inventor, sailboat, sea, adventure, military life, against the odds, ocean or sea, sea disaster, ocean, escapades, danger, british navy ...
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Scandal (1989)
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Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
Style: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Press (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a Kurdish newspaper whose journalists are under the constant threat of being abducted and killed by the state security forces.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, thought provoking
Plot: journalism, media, political unrest, politics, workplace, society, realism, rivalry, crimes, danger, uncover truth, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: turkey, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: sincere, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, whistleblower, vietnam war, dishonesty, uncover truth, political conspiracy, soldier, military, fighting the system, head of state, state affairs, introspection ...
Place: usa, vietnam, new york, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, americana, media ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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63%
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Snow Pirates (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the shadow of the military coup in 1980, these children aged 12-13, playing their childish games soon arrive at an understanding of life's responsibilities and are hastily introduced into the world of the grownups.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, society, small town, friends, coming of age, distopia, children
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Aftershock (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 that took the lives of 240,000 people.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, psychological, factual ...
Plot: family reunited, adoption, parents and children, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, family in crisis, earthquake, family tragedy, catastrophe, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: china, asia, canada, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Eichmann Show (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: media, trial, war criminal, nazi germany, tv show, archive footage, judge, genocide, television, television crew, holocaust survivor, producer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Margaret (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, rough ...
Plot: prime minister, politics, leadership, female politician, head of state, life is a bitch, state affairs, british politics, downfall, british prime minister, queen elizabeth ii, king of england
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, ego clash, moral dilemma, soldier, military, physicist, top secret, scientific research, scientist, death, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.5
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Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: tv show, cheating, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, contests and competitions, media, advertising, prejudice, ethics, fame, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, small town life, vengeance, false accusation, school, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, state affairs, head of state, society, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, military uniform ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, breaking the fourth wall, controversy, insanity, social experiment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Castles in the Sky (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is the mid-1930s and the storm clouds of WWII were forming in Germany. This films charts the work of Robert Watson Watt - the pioneer of Radar - and his hand-picked team of eccentric yet brilliant meteorologists as they struggle to turn the ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: workplace, inventions and discoveries, couple relations, couples, world war two, winston churchill, scientist, radar
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%