Movies and TV shows like Manhattan 2014

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Manhattan (2014)
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Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, scientist, military base, inventions and discoveries, laboratory, ambition, military, race against time, workplace, relationship vs career, power relations, top secret, unhappy wife, secret weapon, husband wife relationship, rivalry, espionage, chases and races, dark secret, clandestine, girlfriend, nuclear bomb, war
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about world war two, war, military, heroes, wartime life, soldier and danger mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Manhattan: The Astronaut Wives Club (2015), Strange Angel (2018), Band of Brothers (2001), The Saboteurs (2015), Fat Man and Little Boy (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, family relations, relationship vs career, ambition, best friends, couples, nasa, parents and children, strong female presence, space program, female bonding, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
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Strange Angel (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the mysterious and brilliant Jack Parsons in 1940s Los Angeles as by day he helps birth the discipline of American rocketry and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.
Style: tense, enigmatic, captivating, realistic
Plot: scientist, cult, husband wife relationship, occult, engineer, blueprint, family relations, society, plan, couples, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, heroic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, military life, military, sniper, battles, combat, paratrooper, behind enemy lines, nazi germany, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, paris france ...
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100%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, danger, ambition, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, moral dilemma, military, soldier, bomb, resistance, chemistry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, scientific research, physicist, scientist, death, u.s. military, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
World War II: When Lions Roared (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
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: disturbing, clever, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, josef stalin, leadership, heroes, ambition, war, politics, head of state, against humanity, military, state affairs, orphan ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, germany, ussr, britain, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, radar, scientist
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, anti heroes, war, secret place, super weapon, nuclear threat, anti hero, creative block, moral dilemma, danger, ego clash, heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, politics, super weapon, rivalry, against humanity, laboratory, moral dilemma, wartime life, nuclear holocaust, fight for supremacy, nuclear threat, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, new mexico, new york, japan, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, period piece, historical character, colonial america, political unrest, rebelliousness, rebellion, ambition, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, war, danger, nuclear holocaust, battles, super weapon, secret place, state affairs, heroes, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, usa, asia, pacific ocean, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, military life, military, friendship, danger, military base, battle zone, d day, race against time, battles, paratrooper, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, against the odds, battles, danger, military, surprise attack, friendship, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: bleak, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, heroes, escapades, danger, dangerous animal, army investigation, war, battles, injustice, ocean or sea, adventure ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
How We Got Here (2015)
Genre: History
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A series examining entrepreneurship and technological advances in the U.S.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, clever
Plot: inventions and discoveries, rise to the top, americana, society, reenactment, archive footage, ambition, media
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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China Beach (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Dateline: November 1967. Within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurphy. Many heroes, dead and alive, try to make ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, contemplative
Plot: vietnam war, military, military hospital, doctor, life is a bitch, power relations, superior officer, military life, wartime life, doctors and patients, military base, nurse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Bomb Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong female presence, wartime life, working woman, world war two, factory, life is a bitch, sexism, workplace, gender, society, accident, feminism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: canada
⇓ 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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, d day, against the odds, military, battles, human spirit, war, heroes, leadership, military life, basic training, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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X Company (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, undercover, war, danger, world war two, rivalry, friendship, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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1944: The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, against the odds, heroes, wartime life, military, rivalry, war, infantrymen, battlefield, attack ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: finland, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: emotional, clever, captivating, talky, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, politics, assassination, abraham lincoln, society, head of state, hopes, ambition, state affairs, leadership, rise to the top, white house ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, epic, intense ...
Plot: world war two, military, pow, soldier, war, politics, island, rebellion, ruler, ambition, revolution, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: usa, japan, korea, the philippines, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, family relations, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Beyond the Front Line (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, chaos and mayhem, soldier, politics, battles, heroic mission, state affairs, against humanity, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: finland, russia, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Color of War (2001)
Genre: History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: A series featuring actual color footage of World War II.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, military, battle zone, journalism, life is a bitch, war, against humanity, battles, archive footage, combat, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, ...
Style: sincere, serious, exciting, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighter pilot, world war two, racism, military, interracial relations, training, war, aviation, human spirit, against the odds, officers and cadets, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, italy, arkansas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Copenhagen (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: moral dilemma, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, friendship, wartime life, society, state affairs, politics, nuclear threat, super weapon, scientist, physics ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Piece of Cake (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The lives and loves of the men of RAF Hornet Squadron who are transferred to France at the outbreak of World Wat II in September 1939. For the most part the men are competent fliers but there is little action in the first several months. The men ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Plot: aerial combats, world war two, battles, friends, military, heroes, danger, war, partners, against the odds, wartime life, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fortunes of War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 407 min.
TV show
Story: Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest during the early part of the Second World War, and ...
Style: clever, gloomy, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, infidelity, spy, activist, resistance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, intrigue, espionage, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, middle east, greece, romania, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: rescue, submarine, ocean or sea, ship, german, military, danger, pow, world war two, sinking ship, ocean, survivor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%