Movies like First Man

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First Man (2018)
 7.3
 184K
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, disturbing, factual, exciting, surprise ending, based on true events
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, husband wife relationship, human in outer space, compromise, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, male protagonist, loss of child, male camaraderie, outer space, obsession, cancer, engineer, death of daughter, historical event, loss of friend, wife ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1966, 20th century, year 1962, year 1964, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, california, florida, houston texas, mojave desert

Most similar movies to First Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and suspense films with plots about husband wife relationship, storytelling, father son relationship, courage, politics, mentor and flashback mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like First Man: Apollo 13 (1995), The Right Stuff (1983), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), The Spacewalker (2017), The Dish (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 289K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space travel, survival, space program, spacecraft, outer space, trapped in space, race against time, rescue, disaster, moon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, pacific ocean, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, epic, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, cold war, u.s. air force, test pilot, space program, astronaut, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, follow your dream, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, houston texas, florida, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: media, journalism, fighting the system, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c., ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: outer space, moon, nasa, heroic mission, human spirit, space travel, spacewalk, escapades, heroes, astronaut, heroism, spacecraft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no ...
Style: breathtaking, factual, inspirational, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: spacewalk, space race, test pilot, cosmonaut, cold war, spacecraft, outer space, against the odds, pilot, heroic mission, space program, space mission ...
Time: 60s
Place: ussr, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 16K
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: feel good, humorous, touching, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, moon landing, moon, space travel, small town, outer space, friendship, ambition, hopes, social relations, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 7K
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.
Style: political, suspense, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, husband wife relationship, vice president, civil rights, assassination, u.s. congress, president, society, usa president, democratic party, cooking ...
Time: year 1960, 60s, year 1963, year 1968, year 1965 ...
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, west virginia, dallas texas, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, poverty, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, stepmother stepson relationship, abraham lincoln, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, georgian era
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.
Style: tragicomedy, sad, semi serious, stylized, dramatic ...
Plot: painter, tragedy, family relations, drawing, painting, eccentricity, husband wife relationship, cat, surrealism, family, life philosophy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1890s, 1880s, 90s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 222K
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, factual, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, genius, strong female character, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, stereotypes, sexism, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, dramatic ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, folk hero, follow your dream, rise to the top, ambition, russian history, escapades, workplace, space mission, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 640
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, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, airplane, adventure, ambition, military, escapades, space and aliens, heroes, military base ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: violence, assassination, betrayal, murder, civil rights, betrayal by friend, street life, freedom, informant, fbi agent, prison guard, justice ...
Time: 60s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Palau the Movie (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Luis, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute. Luis is forced to discontinue his ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, touching, suspense, christian film
Plot: faith, preacher, father son relationship, male protagonist, christianity, religion, evangelical christianity, death of father, movie theatre, pregnant woman, husband wife relationship, ends with historical notes ...
Time: year 1966
Place: usa, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 93K
Malcolm X (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left ...
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: racism, civil rights, islam, police brutality, civil rights movement, politics, racial slur, tragic event, fighting the system, african american, self discovery, police ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 227K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Brazil
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: exciting, futuristic, touching, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space exploration, moon, trapped in space, father son relationship, solar system, spacecraft, space mission, journey, space station, space pirate ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 38K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, 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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, rescue, race against time, human spirit, mining, stranded, life, hopes, isolation, disaster, president ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Right Stuff (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ...
Style: factual, sincere, political, exciting, experimental
Plot: nasa, cold war, astronaut, heroic mission, rivalry, top secret, test pilot, space travel, follow your dream, husband wife relationship, space exploration, marital separation ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, family relations, battles, introspection, self discovery, crimes, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, reconciliation, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 84K
Dark Waters (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against the DuPont chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Style: factual, realistic, thought provoking, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: contamination, lawsuit, corporate crime, legal investigation, fighting the system, lawyer, price of justice, investigation, courtroom drama, environmental, uncover truth, contaminated water ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: west virginia, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 355K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: success, pilot, businessman, aviator, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, test pilot, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, houston texas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Killing Kennedy (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, assassination, head of state, couple relations, state affairs, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, american politics, assassination of president, white house, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1963
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, russia, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 114K
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: emotional, touching, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., nashville tennessee, birmingham alabama, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.0
 42K
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, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, campaign, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 306K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, lawyer, spy, cia, rescue, legal, justice, soviet spy, mission, undercover, judge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 50s, year 1957
Place: ussr, usa, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, moon, space travel, space program, astronaut, moon landing, outer space, disaster, space and aliens, spacecraft, catastrophe ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 45K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: rehabilitation, physical therapy, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, husband wife relationship, saving a life, brother brother relationship, friendship, medication ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2016, year 2014, year 2013
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 501
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, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, anti semitism, deportation, rescue, immigrants, human spirit, idealism, heroic mission, fighting the system, wartime life, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, washington d.c., switzerland, belgrade, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Challenger (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, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: nasa, investigation, space shuttle, uncover truth, mission gone awry, satellite, space travel, professor, research, science, scientist, disaster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: inventor, science and technology, electricity, genius, technology, invention, science, discovery, rivalry, machine, historical character, historical figure ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s
Place: new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, pittsburgh, new orleans, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%