Movies like First Man

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First Man (2018)
 7.4
 118K
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: suspense, based on true events, disturbing, factual, exciting
Plot: space mission, moon landing, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, test pilot, historical event, space exploration, husband wife relationship, human in outer space, loss of child, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, male protagonist, male camaraderie, death of daughter, cancer, obsession, engineer, sacrifice, wife, outer space, pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, year 1966, year 1962, year 1964, year 1968, year 1969, year 1967 ...
Place: florida, houston texas

Most similar movies to First Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, factual and serious films with plots about husband wife relationship, storytelling, courage, catastrophe, greed, mentor and father son relationship mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like First Man: The Right Stuff (1983), Apollo 13 (1995), Hidden Figures (2016), The Dish (2000), Apollo 11 (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, captivating ...
Plot: space program, cold war, nasa, u.s. air force, space travel, astronaut, outer space, test pilot, race against time, politics, heroic mission, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: california, florida, new mexico, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 243K
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: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, factual, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: space travel, survival, astronaut, race against time, spacecraft, nasa, rescue, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.8
 167K
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: factual, touching, inspirational, light, exciting ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, racism, nasa, job promotion, scientist, space program, prejudice, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, strong female character, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 14K
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: humorous, touching, feel good, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, space travel, outer space, small town, moon landing, moon, social relations, ambition, human spirit, hopes, friendship, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 403
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 ⇓
46%
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, loner, father son relationship, astronomy, astronaut, nasa
Time: 1960s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 4K
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.
Plot: vice president, motorcade, deer hunting, egoism, telephone call, father daughter relationship, oval office, political, magazine cover, candidate, toilet paper, letter ...
Time: year 1960, year 1964, year 1959, year 1965, year 1968 ...
Place: wyoming, georgia, dallas texas, washington d.c., texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 107K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: based on true events, factual, thought provoking, exciting, tense ...
Plot: journalism, vietnam war, politics, cover up, truth, lie, expose, newspaper story, national security, wartime, journalist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1971, year 1965, year 1949, year 1966
Place: washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 65K
Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, Chile, Hong Kong, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: based on true events, emotional, heartbreaking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, kennedy family, first lady, kennedy assassination, president, widow, american history, husband wife relationship, usa president, strong female character, female protagonist, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, america, texas, dallas texas, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: wilderness, education, illness, americana, society, forest, punishment, owl, raccoon, campfire, wrestling, horse and wagon ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Chappaquiddick (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Plot: senator, scandal, suffocation, bridge, car accident, kennedy family, wheelchair, song, giving a toast, fear, father son relationship, boy ...
Time: 1960s, year 1972, year 1960, year 1980, year 1969
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 486
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, couple relations, adventure, heroic mission, space and aliens, military base, military, airplane, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: united states, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 15K
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: experiment, psychology, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 475
Moonshot (2009)
Genre: Drama
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: realistic, captivating, exciting, serious, sincere
Plot: nasa, moon, outer space, spacecraft, heroes, heroic mission, space and aliens, escapades, hopes, landing, control room, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, tribe, expedition, journey, explorer, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, archaeology, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, victorian era, 19th century, year 1954, 20th century ...
Place: south america, england, france, bolivia, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, space travel, astronaut, space program, moon, against the odds, outer space, moon landing, inventions and discoveries, spacecraft, dreams, escapades ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 297K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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: mental illness, pilot, businessman, millionaire, aviation, paranoia, rise and fall, corruption, fame, nervous breakdown, phobia, actress ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, connecticut ...
⇓ 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, serious, uplifting, exciting
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, escapades, follow your dream, rise to the top, space and aliens, workplace, ambition, folk hero, heroes, russian history ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, righting the wronged, fighting the system, americana, discrimination, society, rebellion, injustice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 10K
Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, coach, soccer, racism, apartheid, civil rights, terrorism, rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 27K
Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, touching, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, rise and fall, vietnam war, campaign, historical figure, usa president, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 70s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 15K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: realistic, based on true events, factual, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, illness, husband wife relationship, paralysis, polio, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, sunglasses, oxygen, englishman abroad, catholic priest ...
Time: year 1971, year 1958, year 1970, year 1973, year 1981 ...
Place: england, germany, spain, africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 94K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, business, fast food, ambition, businessman, salesman, rags to riches, greed, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 198K
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, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: investigation, aviation, pilot, airplane accident, airplane, rescue, lone hero, co pilot, crash landing, courage, plane crash, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bless Me, Ultima (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a village in New Mexico, the life of young farm boy Antonio is dramatically changed when an old medicine woman joins his household. This affecting coming-of-age tale recounts Antonio's experiences to reveal the spiritual conflict in his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, coming of age, village, war, youth, religions or cults, social relations, mysterious character, friends, elderly, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ...
Plot: redemption, murder, self discovery, crimes, battles, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, family relations, deadly, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 67K
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, touching, suspense ...
Plot: communism, communist, hollywood, movie business, politics, parent child relationship, jail, political persecution, prison, release from prison, mccarthyism, screenwriter ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 34
Tudawali (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tells the story of Robert Tudawali who starred in the first ever Australian technicolour feature film, "Jedda". Station hand, actor and then Aboriginal activist, Tudawali died in 1967 at the age of 38 in tragic circumstances. Includes ...
Plot: australian aboriginal, humanity, life, australian outback, tuberculosis, equality, fame, racial slur, mother daughter relationship, friend, racism, passion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 384
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, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, deportation, d day, anti semitism, ship, quarantine, survival, wartime life, hopes, confined, against humanity, war ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, new york, chicago illinois, switzerland, belgrade ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 309
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: bleak, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: nasa, spacecraft, astronaut, danger, escapades, space and aliens, heroes, press conference, japanese american, oxygen mask, pilot, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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