Movies like First Man

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First Man (2018)
 7.3
 130K
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: space mission, test pilot, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, space exploration, husband wife relationship, human in outer space, moon landing, loss of child, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, male protagonist, male camaraderie, cancer, obsession, engineer, death of daughter, sacrifice, wife, outer space, dog ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961, year 1966, year 1962, year 1964, year 1968, year 1969 ...
Place: florida, california, houston texas

Most similar movies to First Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, dramatic, suspense and tense films with plots about husband wife relationship, storytelling, mentor, greed, catastrophe, courage and flashback mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like First Man: The Right Stuff (1983), Apollo 13 (1995), Hidden Figures (2016), The Better Angels (2014), LBJ (2016). 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, test pilot, outer space, race against time, politics, navy, top secret ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 60s ...
Place: california, washington d.c., new mexico, florida, 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: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, survival, astronaut, race against time, nasa, rescue, spacecraft, moon, space program, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 70s, 60s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, wisconsin, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.8
 172K
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, space program, racial segregation, nasa, scientist, prejudice, african american woman, ends with biographical notes, single mother, friendship between women ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
⇓ 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, serious, realistic
Plot: wilderness, education, illness, americana, society, bare feet, cousin cousin relationship, death of sister, shovel, turkey the bird, tutor, turtle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: reading a newspaper, waiter, african american, newspaper headline, flowers, american flag, politics, election, sandwich, flash forward, teenager, grief ...
Time: year 1962, year 1961, year 1963, 1960s, year 1960 ...
Place: west virginia, texas, dallas texas, wyoming, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 111K
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, exciting, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: journalism, vietnam war, politics, cover up, truth, lie, expose, war violence, newspaper story, national security, wartime, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1971, year 1965, year 1966, 20th century, year 1949
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: archaeology, jungle, tribe, expedition, explorer, journey, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, year 1954, 20th century, 1910s ...
Place: south america, england, ireland, france, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 66K
Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, Chile, Hong Kong, Germany, UK
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, kennedy assassination, first lady, president, widow, american history, husband wife relationship, usa president, strong female character, female protagonist, period piece ...
Time: 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, america, dallas texas, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, small town, moon landing, moon, outer space, ambition, hopes, human spirit, social relations, friendship, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: pilot, aviation, businessman, mental illness, millionaire, paranoia, rise and fall, corruption, nervous breakdown, fame, phobia, actress ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, houston texas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Granite Mountain (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Style: based on true events, exciting, tense, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, forest fire, firefighter, heroism, friends, danger, evacuation, firemen, partners, bravery, mentor, rescue ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, airplane, military, military base, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, couple relations, space and aliens ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: united states, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 10K
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: car accident, suffocation, senator, bridge, scandal, kennedy family, medical examiner, neck brace, coffee, ferry, regret, sleeping ...
Time: 1960s, year 1960, year 1969, year 1980, year 1972
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: nasa, moon landing, outer space
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 62K
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: cerebral, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, survival, spacewalk, danger, astronaut, outer space, found footage, extraterrestrial, diary, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 11
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, nasa, astronaut
Time: 1960s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 16K
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: psychology, experiment, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 20s, 70s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 16K
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, paralysis, illness, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, choking, photographer, telephone, airplane ...
Time: year 1958, year 1971, year 1970, year 1973, year 1960 ...
Place: spain, england, germany, africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 32K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, 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, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mining, rescue, race against time, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, stranded, catastrophe, ethnic conflict ...
Time: year 2010, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: chile, latin america, mine, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, spacewalk, survivor, space and aliens, trapped in space, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 49K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, based on true events, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, legal action, injustice, justice, stolen painting, art, flashback, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: austria, washington d.c., california, pasadena california, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 34K
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, suspense, compassionate
Plot: explosion, rehabilitation, bombing, hospital, terrorist bombing, conspiracy, saving a life, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, friendship, physical therapy, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 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, soccer, coach, racism, apartheid, civil rights, terrorism, rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1991
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 204K
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: airplane accident, investigation, aviation, pilot, rescue, airplane, lone hero, courage, co pilot, crash landing, husband wife relationship, plane crash ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, fighting the system, americana, righting the wronged, discrimination, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1965 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, football field, howling, fancy restaurant, slow dancing, sweating, nurse uniform, paint, inheritance, scar, brother sister relationship ...
Time: year 1964, year 1989
Place: west virginia, lower east side manhattan new york city, utah, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, moon landing, outer space, against the odds, inventions and discoveries, spacecraft, dreams, landing ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: talky, clever, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: tv show, politics, journalism, communism, paranoia, media, journalist, newspaper, singer, friendship, fear, suicide ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, new york, california, soviet union, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: village, friendship, coming of age, human nature, introspection, aging, youth, healing power, mysterious character, elderly, friends, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1944
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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