Movies like Only the Brave

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Only the Brave (2017)
 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, suspense, dramatic, serious, rough, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, forest fire, heroism, firefighter, tragedy, bravery, fire, rescue, friends, partners, evacuation, fire department, loss of loved one, mentor, friendship between men, male camaraderie, firefighting, deforestation, global warming, airplane, mountain, junkie, drug addict, police officer, forest ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2000s, 2010s, year 2013
Place: usa, arizona

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Most similar movies to Only the Brave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about danger, catastrophe, disaster, rescue, natural disaster, survival and mentor mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Only the Brave: Deepwater Horizon (2016), Chicago Fire (2012), Ladder 49 (2004), Fire (2020), Patriots Day (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Plot: natural disaster, trapped, disaster, courage, rescue, oil rig, catastrophe, sea, survival, evacuation, heroism, panic ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 54K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, fire department, fire brigade, paramedic, rescue, crime investigation, teamwork, life risking, responsibility, lifesaver, friendship, emergency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.5
 1K
Fire (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A heroic story about firefighters and rescuers. What we call an act of bravery is just a usual routine for them, if only one can get used to mortal danger and extreme risk. When people in distress seem to have nobody who may help them, rescuers come ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, intense, sentimental, suspense
Plot: firefighting, natural disaster, fire, forest fire, firefighter, friendship between men, partners, bravery, rescue, fire department, heroism, race against time ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 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%
 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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
16%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 6.8
 92K
The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rescue, coast guard, ocean, storm, training, navy, teamwork, friendship, lifeguard, haunted by the past, death, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 264K
Sully (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: factual, realistic, suspense, intense, inspirational ...
Plot: airplane, airplane accident, plane crash, aviation, pilot, courage, lone hero, crash landing, investigation, rescue, justice, co pilot ...
Time: year 2009, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
100%
2012: Ice Age (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ice age, glacier, ecological disaster, disaster, forces of nature, survival, race against time, adventure, family relations, evacuation, family in danger, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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 ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
 3.4
 674
Ablaze (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, hospital, firefighting, crimes, police investigation, race against time, law enforcement, chaos, evacuation, fire, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.4
 283
Inferno (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fire chief (Gunn) is investigating the cause of a string of blazes that threaten to destroy her small town, while at the same time dealing with her teen daughter's rebelliousness.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching, exciting ...
Plot: forest, police investigation, rescue, heroes, save the day, parents and children, rebelliousness, evacuation, family relations, escapades, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
23%
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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 ⇓
23%
 6.5
 6K
The Tower (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, firefighter, fire, helicopter, catastrophe, skyscraper, christmas, rescue, save the day, survival, tower, emergency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 14K
Station 19 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A group of heroic firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19—from captain to newest recruit—risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock. These brave men and women are like family, literally and figuratively, and together ...
Style: captivating, suspense, inspirational, compassionate, disturbing ...
Plot: fire department, firefighter, fire brigade, partners, team, saving a life, firefighting, father daughter relationship, 911, fire, boss, mentor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 77K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: invasion, resistance, survival, heroic mission, patriotism, battles, occupation, adventure, save the day, war, against the odds, super weapon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, latin america, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, disaster, airplane, heroic mission, catastrophe, heroes, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, escapades, adventure, airplane accident ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.9
 28K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, serious, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: bomber, world war two, military, war, soldier, battles, one last job, mission, behind enemy lines, friendship, airplane, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: europe, england, united kingdom, germany, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
21%
 6.6
 24K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, adventure, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, ocean, escapades, disaster, mentor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, south america, cuba, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 16K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, natural disaster, survival, chaos, earthquake, national guard, love affair, forces of nature, infidelity, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
As the Light Goes Out (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The bond of brotherhood is always stronger when you can be pitched into a life and death situation at any time and the only thing that gets you through the inferno is the trust that your brother will have your back. The firefighters of Hong Kong’s ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: save the day, partners, heroic mission, firefighter, politics, forces of nature, factory, fire brigade, christmas, friendship, heroes, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, suspense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, lost at sea, dangerous animal, sea, whale, shipwreck, adventure, starvation, against the odds, castaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s, georgian era
Place: new england, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%