Movies like First Man

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First Man (2018)
 7.3
 157K
First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: based on true events, suspense, factual, disturbing, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, loss of child, male camaraderie, male protagonist, outer space, cancer, obsession, engineer, death of daughter, loss of friend, sacrifice, wife ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1964, year 1969, year 1967, year 1965 ...
Place: usa, california, florida, houston texas

Most similar movies to First Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and dramatic films with plots about storytelling, courage, mentor, husband wife relationship, catastrophe, greed and politics mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like First Man: Apollo 13 (1995), Hidden Figures (2016), The Right Stuff (1983), Apollo 11 (1996), Europa Report (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 261K
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: family outing, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, space program, space travel, nasa, survival, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, catastrophe, moon, space exploration ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, texas, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 192K
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, exciting, sincere, factual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, genius, scientist, prejudice, black woman, strong female character ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: langley virginia, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Right Stuff (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ...
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, space program, astronaut, u.s. air force, cold war, test pilot, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, against the odds, top secret ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, florida, australia, soviet union, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 411
Apollo 11 (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly as possible, though they knew that pushing too hard could ...
Plot: moon landing, nasa, outer space
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 66K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, astronaut, danger, lovecraftian, found footage, inventions and discoveries, distant planet, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 510
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: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere
Plot: outer space, moon, nasa, human spirit, space travel, spacewalk, heroic mission, archive footage, heroes, escapades, landing, astronaut ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 753K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, isolation, outer space, space station, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, catastrophe, trapped in space, sole survivor, loss, spacewalk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 5K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: political, politics, kennedy assassination, husband wife relationship, assassination, civil rights, vice president, u.s. congress, president, society, debate, baby boy ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1961, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., texas, wyoming, west virginia, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, stepmother stepson relationship, poverty, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, dying, boy, tragic event, wilderness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 15K
The Dish (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of how the Parkes Radio Telescope was used to relay the live television of man's first steps on the moon, during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, space travel, small town, moon landing, moon, outer space, social relations, ambition, hopes, human spirit, friendship, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 533
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: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, couple relations, heroic mission, ambition, danger, control room, military life, landing, airplane ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 50s
Place: soviet union, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 180K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Style: futuristic, touching, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, father son relationship, trapped in space, moon, space exploration, space mission, engineer, space station, mars, solar system, missing father ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 83K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, police brutality, politics, civil rights movement, tragic event, fighting the system, racial slur, african american, self discovery, police, islam ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1940s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york, harlem, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of journalist, Edward R Murrow's stand against Senator McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.
Style: disturbing, factual, tense, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: media, journalism, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, state affairs, workplace, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, family relations, battles, crimes, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, deadly, dealing with death, hopes, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gagarin: First in Space (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The film is dedicated to the first steps of mankind on the path of space exploration and direct the fate of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The main motif - the fight for the right to be first: the competition in the first cosmonaut, competition ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, exciting, serious
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, folk hero, rise to the top, follow your dream, russian history, ambition, escapades, workplace, space mission, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: politics, assassination, kennedy assassination, head of state, couple relations, deadly, state affairs, assassination of president, american politics, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, russia, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no ...
Style: propaganda film, breathtaking, factual, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, cold war, against the odds, pilot, space program, heroic mission, characters in danger, media coverage, save the day, period piece, stranded ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 32
The Astronot (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: It was 1969 and America was embarking on the biggest adventure known to man - a voyage to the moon. Daniel too was pursuing the unknown; leaving the path of isolation he had traveled for so many years to embrace the love of another. The only ...
Plot: moon landing, father son relationship, loner, space race, astronaut, astronomy, nasa
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 41K
Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, marriage, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: emotional, touching, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, white house, u.s. president, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 50s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states, nashville tennessee, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 35K
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, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, stranded, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, south america, latin america, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts, from President John F. Kennedy's historic speech, through the first manned ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, against the odds, space travel, space program, astronaut, outer space, moon, moon landing, catastrophe, spacecraft, dreams, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 102K
The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, royal family, historical character, head of state, queen of england, paparazzi, politics, british royal family, death, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 420
Haven (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and fights for their rights to live in America.
Style: emotional, sincere, uplifting, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, rescue, deportation, anti semitism, immigrants, idealism, fighting the system, heroic mission, human spirit, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, new york, naples italy, mediterranean sea, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Churchill's Secret (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953 that's kept a secret from the rest of the world.
Style: disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, historical figure, nurse, politician, husband wife relationship, secret, rehabilitation, family problems, british politics, parents and children, family home ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, 1950s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, interesting, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, prodigy, genius, insanity, schizophrenia, imagination, obsession, existentialism, scientist, hallucination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 39K
Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, compassionate
Plot: rehabilitation, explosion, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, friendship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, saving a life, physical therapy ...
Time: year 2016, year 2013, year 2014, 2010s, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 74K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, communism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison, release from prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1954 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 325K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, epic, factual, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: businessman, aviation, mental illness, pilot, millionaire, rise and fall, corruption, nervous breakdown, fame, phobia, blackmail, actress ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%