Movies like First Man

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First Man (2018)
 7.3
 143K
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, surprise ending
Plot: moon landing, test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, space exploration, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, loss of child, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, male protagonist, male camaraderie, cancer, obsession, engineer, death of daughter, loss of friend, sacrifice, wife, outer space ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961, year 1964, year 1966, year 1968, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: florida, houston texas, california, usa

Most similar movies to First Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and suspense films with plots about storytelling, mentor, father son relationship, dialogue, courage, husband wife relationship and catastrophe 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
 250K
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: nasa, astronaut, space travel, survival, spacecraft, space program, race against time, rescue, moon, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, wisconsin, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 175K
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, sincere, exciting, factual, touching ...
Plot: nasa, mathematics, racism, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, job promotion, scientist, prejudice, black woman, strong female character ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, 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: u.s. air force, nasa, space program, cold war, space travel, astronaut, test pilot, outer space, race against time, politics, follow your dream, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: california, washington d.c., new mexico, houston texas, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 409
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%
 6.4
 64K
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, survival, danger, astronaut, outer space, found footage, distant planet, inventions and discoveries, landing, moon, alien ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 719K
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, loss, space and aliens, survivor, spacewalk, space program ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: education, illness, society, wilderness, stepmother stepson relationship, poverty, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boy, dying, tragic event, americana ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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.
Plot: shooting, civil rights movement, segregation, racial tension, baby boy, kennedy assassination, presidential candidate, debate, president, slamming a door, civil rights, u.s. congress ...
Time: year 1963, year 1961, year 1965, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: wyoming, dallas texas, texas, washington d.c., georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: humorous, touching, feel good, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, space travel, small town, moon landing, moon, outer space, ambition, social relations, hopes, human spirit, underdog, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 502
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, tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, control room, landing, couple relations, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: united states, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 12
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, astronomy, astronaut, nasa
Time: 1960s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: journalism, politics, tv show, media, patriotism, fighting the system, society, television, state affairs, workplace, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, california, soviet union, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 70K
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, movie business, politics, hollywood, communist, parent child relationship, political persecution, jail, prison, release from prison, mccarthyism, screenwriter ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1958 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 101K
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, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: business, salesman, family business, fast food, ambition, greed, businessman, rags to riches, capitalism, betrayal, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, usa, america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, butler, white house, blacks and whites, injustice, u.s. president, prejudice, president, racial slur, slavery, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 314K
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: pilot, aviation, businessman, mental illness, millionaire, rise and fall, corruption, fame, nervous breakdown, phobia, blackmail, filmmaking ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, power relations, assassination, political unrest, vietnam war ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 36K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: explosion, rehabilitation, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, saving a life, physical therapy, husband wife relationship, friendship, investigation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.1
 377K
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, inspirational, touching, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, violence, courage, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, pacifism, soldier, gore ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic, microfilm
Plot: investigation, nasa, space shuttle, uncover truth, mission gone awry, space travel, satellite, research, professor, scientist, science, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 121K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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, exciting, touching, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: outer space, astronaut, father son relationship, trapped in space, missing father, moon, galaxy, male protagonist, husband wife relationship, space travel, solar system, space station ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, astronaut, space program, moon, moon landing, outer space, inventions and discoveries, spacecraft, dreams, hopes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, crimes, self discovery, parents and children, deadly, battles, family relations, hopes, dealing with death, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 494
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, exciting, sincere, realistic
Plot: moon, nasa, outer space, spacecraft, human spirit, heroes, hopes, space and aliens, escapades, landing, heroic mission, space travel ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 400
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, sincere, captivating, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, rescue, ship, d day, anti semitism, survival, quarantine, deportation, human spirit, against humanity, war, hopes ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, new york, switzerland, washington d.c., germany ...
⇓ 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: realistic, uplifting, exciting, serious
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, folk hero, rise to the top, follow your dream, ambition, workplace, escapades, space mission, military, soviet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: fbi, scandal, cover-up, politics, whistleblower, husband wife relationship, secret, white house, baby, marriage, congressional hearing, lie ...
Time: year 1974
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 16K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: intellectual, inspirational, based on true events, captivating, lyrical
Plot: female protagonist, female writer, ghost writer, husband wife relationship, nobel prize, exploitation, novelist, bisexuality, lesbian relationship, money, infidelity, letter writing ...
Time: 1900s, 1890s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 22K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, confession, gas station, interrogation, on the run, execution, hanging, death row, friendship, true crime, farmer, crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1959, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, missouri, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 20K
Game Change (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, campaign, election, presidential election, republican, conservative, republican party, american politics, state affairs, ambition, americana, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, year 2007, 2000s
Place: usa, alaska, south carolina, north korea, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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