Movies like First Man

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First Man (2018)
 7.6
 61K
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
Plot: moon landing, moon, astronaut, death of daughter, nasa, space mission, space travel, wife, test pilot, cancer, engineer, historical event, sacrifice, obsession, marriage, loss of child, flashback, courage, grief, rocket, death, outer space, space exploration, rocket launching, theremin ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962, year 1961, year 1965, year 1967, year 1969, year 1968 ...
Place: houston texas, florida

Most similar movies to First Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and interesting films with plots about storytelling, nasa, catastrophe, mentor, husband wife relationship, astronaut and politics mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like First Man: The Right Stuff (1983), Apollo 13 (1995), Apollo 11 (1996), Hidden Figures (2016), X-15 (1961). 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, realistic, exciting, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: cold war, space travel, astronaut, space program, tough heroes, nasa, outer space, test pilot, u.s. air force, adventure, politics, paparazzi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: california, houston texas, soviet union, florida, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 236K
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: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, survival, race against time, space program, rescue, nasa, astronaut, outer space, moon, courage, against the odds ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 396
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 ⇓
56%
 7.8
 159K
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: dramatic, factual, inspirational, interesting, light ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, nasa, racism, mathematician, space program, sexism, racial segregation, black woman, scientist, segregation, prejudice ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 466
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: nasa, outer space, u.s. air force, test pilot, heroic mission, military base, danger, adventure, space travel, heroes, airplane, military ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: soviet union, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, small town, space travel, outer space, moon landing, moon, mayor, underdog, small town life, radio, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: suffocation, car accident, senator, scandal, bridge, kennedy family, rowboat, pride, police chief, repeated scene, drunk, drunk driving ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, year 1972, year 1980, year 1960
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, nasa, astronaut, astronomy
Time: 1960s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, captivating, realistic
Plot: wilderness, illness, education, americana, society, discipline, icicle, suspenders, falling to the ground, stepsister stepsister relationship, ribbon, wading in water ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, illinois, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, nasa, against the odds, astronaut, moon, space program, outer space, inventions and discoveries, spacecraft, moon landing, race against time, adventure ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 63K
Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, France, USA, 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, dramatic, melancholic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: assassination, president, widow, first lady, american history, kennedy assassination, kennedy family, usa president, death, assassin, hospital, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: washington d.c., united states, dallas texas, texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 75K
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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: president, racism, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 11K
All the Way (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the ...
Style: dramatic, factual, intense, melancholic, interesting ...
Plot: politics, usa president, political, president, racism, u.s. vice president, democrat, congress, campaigning, racial discrimination, racial, american politics ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, texas, usa, america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 464
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: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, exciting
Plot: outer space, moon, spacecraft, nasa, human spirit, heroic mission, space travel, escapades, heroes, hopes, space and aliens, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, exciting, realistic, uplifting
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, follow your dream, heroes, space and aliens, folk hero, rise to the top, ambition, escapades, workplace, rocket ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 96K
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
Plot: journalism, publisher, newspaper, politics, freedom of speech, new york times, supreme court, whistleblower, u.s. government, newsroom, typing, newspaper story ...
Time: year 1949, year 1971, year 1965, year 1966
Place: vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, pilot, businessman, aviation, obsession, millionaire, success, rise and fall, womanizer, u.s. congress, phobia, corruption ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Challenger Disaster (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Factual drama exploring the truth behind the space shuttle Challenger's 1986 explosion.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, microfilm
Plot: investigation, nasa, space shuttle, uncover truth, space travel, space and aliens, satellite, mission gone awry, hotel, limousine, news report, scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 189
Space (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
Story: A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: astronaut, outer space, test pilot, moon landing, space program, nasa, obsessive quest, spacecraft, human spirit, u.s. senator, space travel, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 303
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: nasa, astronaut, escapades, spacecraft, space and aliens, danger, heroes, pilot, press conference, japanese american, oxygen mask, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 61K
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, outer space, survival, found footage, danger, spacewalk, astronaut, distant planet, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.
Style: based on true events, atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, touching
Plot: servant, royal court, queen victoria, queen of england, friendship, british history, hindu, interracial friendship, intergenerational friendship, woman, muslim, racism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: india, scotland, buckingham palace, taj mahal, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 3K
LBJ (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: airplane, dog, bathtub, food, eating, lie, portrait painting, cold war, flashback, sandwich, rifle, secretary ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961, year 1962, year 1965, year 1968 ...
Place: texas, georgia, west virginia, dallas texas, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 88K
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: factual, based on true events, realistic, motivational, clever ...
Plot: family business, fast food, businessman, ambition, salesman, greed, business, rags to riches, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 293K
The Big Short (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.
Style: interesting, dramatic, entertaining, cerebral, talky ...
Plot: finance, mortgage, bank, loan, financial crisis, wall street, real estate, banking, stripper, woman in bathtub, blonde, black panties ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008, year 2007
Place: manhattan new york city, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, captivating, serious, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: controversy, experiment, psychology, human nature, couple relations, inventions and discoveries, workplace, science, electric shock, psychologist, talking to the camera, elephant ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Operation Avalanche (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
Style: light
Plot: found footage, cia agent, moon landing, conspiracy, car chase, nasa, cia, handheld camera, moon, russian spy, camera, danger ...
Time: 1960s, year 1968, year 1965, year 1967
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 14K
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, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, illness, paralysis, husband wife relationship, polio, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, suffocation, love, marriage, baby ...
Time: year 1973, year 1960, year 1971, year 1965, year 1970 ...
Place: kenya, africa, spain, germany, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 340K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, touching, brutal, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, courage, violence, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, prejudice, soldier, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 59K
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, witty, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, moral dilemma, lawyer, cheating, contests and competitions, media, manipulation, advertising, fame, professor, prejudice, ethics ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%