Movies like First Man

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First Man (2018)
 7.3
 170K
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, factual, disturbing, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, human in outer space, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, loss of child, male camaraderie, male protagonist, outer space, cancer, obsession, engineer, death of daughter, loss of friend, sacrifice, wife ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968, 20th century, year 1962, year 1964, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, california, florida, houston texas, mojave desert

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Most similar movies to First Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and captivating films with plots about storytelling, husband wife relationship, courage, mentor, catastrophe, nasa and destiny mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like First Man: Apollo 13 (1995), The Right Stuff (1983), Hidden Figures (2016), Apollo 11 (1996), Moonshot (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 270K
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: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space program, space travel, survival, spacecraft, catastrophe, race against time, outer space, rescue, trapped in space, moon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, texas, pacific ocean ...
⇓ 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, realistic, epic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nasa, space program, u.s. air force, cold war, astronaut, test pilot, space travel, outer space, race against time, politics, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: california, florida, australia, soviet union, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 202K
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, factual, exciting, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, discrimination, space program, racial segregation, african american woman, strong female character, genius, scientist, prejudice, sexism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 412
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 ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 510
Moonshot (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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: outer space, nasa, moon, heroic mission, space travel, human spirit, spacewalk, escapades, heroes, archive footage, landing, heroism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 67K
Europa Report (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, survival, found footage, astronaut, danger, lovecraftian, distant planet, inventions and discoveries, landing, alien ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1972, 1950s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 771K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
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, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, catastrophe, trapped in space, survivor, sole survivor, near death experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: feel good, humorous, touching, factual, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, moon, space travel, small town, moon landing, outer space, friendship, ambition, hopes, social relations, human spirit, underdog ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 6K
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, emotional, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, husband wife relationship, assassination, u.s. congress, vice president, civil rights, president, society, racial tension, campaign, first lady ...
Time: year 1960, 1960s, 60s, year 1959, year 1968 ...
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, georgia, dallas texas, west virginia ...
⇓ 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, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, husband wife relationship, poverty, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, stepmother stepson relationship, wilderness, americana ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, year 1865
Place: indiana, usa, illinois, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 551
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, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nasa, u.s. air force, outer space, test pilot, danger, heroes, space and aliens, escapades, ambition, military, control room, landing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: united states, usa, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 201K
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: futuristic, exciting, touching, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space exploration, father son relationship, trapped in space, space mission, solar system, moon, spacecraft, mars, journey, humanity in peril ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, exciting
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, folk hero, rise to the top, follow your dream, russian history, ambition, escapades, workplace, space mission, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: political, factual, sincere, exciting, experimental
Plot: cold war, nasa, astronaut, test pilot, heroic mission, top secret, rivalry, space travel, ambition, adultery, race against time, space exploration ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, politics, patriotism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, society, television, workplace, state affairs, media coverage, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, washington d.c., soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 86K
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, thought provoking, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, police brutality, politics, fighting the system, african american, racial slur, tragic event, self discovery, police, islam, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, murder, battles, family relations, crimes, introspection, self discovery, deadly, parents and children, dealing with death, hopes, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, tense, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, politics, assassination, head of state, couple relations, state affairs, deadly, american politics, brother brother relationship, assassination of president, husband wife relationship, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., russia, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, propaganda film, based on true events, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, cold war, outer space, against the odds, pilot, space program, heroic mission, save the day, stranded, media coverage, characters in danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, russia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 36K
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, mining, hopes, isolation, danger, human spirit, president, stranded, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, south america, latin america, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 336K
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: businessman, pilot, mental illness, aviation, millionaire, success, aviator, rise and fall, corruption, obsession, weirdo, fame ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, connecticut, peru ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 31
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, space race, astronaut, nasa, astronomy
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: civil rights, butler, u.s. president, white house, blacks and whites, racism, injustice, historical character, prejudice, president, segregation, racial discrimination ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states, nashville tennessee, birmingham alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.0
 41K
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, political unrest, anti war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 108 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, serious, intense ...
Plot: inventor, electricity, science and technology, genius, technology, science, invention, discovery, machine, historical character, competition, professor ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: chicago illinois, pittsburgh, new orleans, north dakota, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 104K
The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: queen, historical character, royal family, head of state, british royal family, queen of england, paparazzi, politics, death, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, space travel, space program, astronaut, outer space, moon, moon landing, catastrophe, space and aliens, spacecraft, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century, 50s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: nasa, investigation, uncover truth, mission gone awry, space travel, satellite, space shuttle, professor, research, science, scientist, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, touching ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 41K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, compassionate
Plot: rehabilitation, explosion, wheelchair, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, physical therapy, brother brother relationship, investigation, husband wife relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, year 2014, year 2013, year 2016, 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%