Movies like First Man

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First Man (2018)
 7.4
 105K
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
Plot: astronaut, moon, moon landing, nasa, space travel, space mission, death of daughter, cancer, obsession, engineer, sacrifice, historical event, test pilot, wife, outer space, space exploration, loss of child, rocket, grief, male camaraderie, marriage, spacecraft, footprint, spacesuit, political protest ...
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, serious, dramatic and interesting films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, husband wife relationship, mentor, politics, courage and death mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like First Man: The Right Stuff (1983), Hidden Figures (2016), Apollo 13 (1995), Apollo 11 (1996), Chappaquiddick (2017). 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, u.s. air force, astronaut, space program, nasa, outer space, test pilot, adventure, tough heroes, politics, paparazzi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: california, soviet union, houston texas, new mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, sincere ...
Plot: mathematics, discrimination, nasa, racism, scientist, space program, prejudice, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, friendship between women, strong female character, single mother ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
⇓ 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: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, survival, race against time, rescue, nasa, space program, astronaut, moon, courage, against the odds, mission gone awry ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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 ⇓
54%
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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: scandal, car accident, senator, suffocation, bridge, kennedy family, drunk driving, swimming underwater, meeting, insult, sailing, radio news ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, year 1960, year 1980, year 1972
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: speech, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, falling to the ground, assassination of president, attorney general, airplane, lie, 13 year old, drinking, kiss on the cheek, bathtub ...
Time: 1960s, year 1960, year 1965, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: wyoming, texas, west virginia, georgia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, astronaut, nasa, astronomy
Time: 1960s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, feel good, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, space travel, outer space, moon landing, moon, small town, ambition, underdog, hopes, social relations, human spirit, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: u.s. air force, nasa, outer space, test pilot, military base, heroic mission, adventure, danger, space travel, heroes, airplane, military ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: united states, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: wilderness, education, illness, americana, society, farm, church bell, thunder, turtle, embroidery, abandoned by father, burial ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, dramatic, melancholic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: assassination, president, widow, first lady, kennedy assassination, american history, kennedy family, usa president, death, assassin, hospital, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: united states, dallas texas, usa, america, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, tense, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, space program, nasa, astronaut, against the odds, moon, outer space, moon landing, inventions and discoveries, spacecraft, race against time, adventure ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, president, civil rights, politics, african american, idealism, leadership, human spirit, protest march, rebelliousness, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, exciting
Plot: outer space, moon, nasa, human spirit, heroic mission, spacecraft, space travel, escapades, heroes, hopes, space and aliens, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, follow your dream, heroes, space and aliens, folk hero, rise to the top, ambition, escapades, workplace, russian history ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 104K
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, vietnam war, newspaper, politics, controversy, liar, newspaper office, businesswoman, truth, lie, u.s. government ...
Time: year 1949, year 1966, year 1965, year 1971
Place: vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, aviation, rise and fall, phobia, paranoia, u.s. congress, womanizer, corruption, millionaire, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, explorer, journey, amazon, travel, destiny, archaeology, mission, self discovery, adventure ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, 19th century ...
Place: south america, england, ireland, bolivia, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 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, psychologist, electric shock, scientist, elephant ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: friendship, village, coming of age, mysterious character, human nature, war, elderly, youth, friends, aging, introspection, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: dramatic, earnest, cerebral, interesting, entertaining ...
Plot: communism, screenwriter, mccarthyism, communist, hollywood, movie business, parent child relationship, politics, cancer, writing, film industry, gossip ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: disturbing, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, ship, d day, anti semitism, quarantine, deportation, immigrants, war, human spirit, idealism, fighting the system ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, new york, mediterranean sea, naples italy, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 12K
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, civil liberties, rally, camelot, black, african american, election, campaign ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: dallas texas, texas, america, usa, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 700K
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, spacecraft, space travel, space station, astronaut, trapped in space, survivor, spacewalk, space and aliens, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: captivating, serious, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, politics, apartheid, terrorism, racism, soccer, coach, civil rights, rebelliousness, resistance, fighting the system, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: nasa, astronaut, escapades, spacecraft, space and aliens, danger, heroes, husband wife relationship, pilot, tragedy, space shuttle, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 40K
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, dishonesty, assassination, power relations, racial tension, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ 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, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, murder, parents and children, crimes, deadly, heroes, hopes, family relations, dealing with death, human spirit, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: tense, intellectual, suspense, realistic, interesting ...
Plot: loan, finance, corruption, bank, economic crisis, morality, wall street, risk, analysis, expose, foreknowledge, economics ...
Time: 2000s, year 2007, year 2008
Place: manhattan new york city, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 14K
Luther (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: catholicism, clergy, church, politics, theology, idealism, hypocrisy, bribery, sin, obsessive quest, rebellion, social decay ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, rome italy, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%