Movies like Countdown 1967

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Countdown (1967)
 5.9
 2K
Countdown (1967)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A scientist (James Caan) replaces a military officer (Robert Duvall) as an astronaut on a space-race moonshot.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, psychotronic
Plot: astronaut, moon, nasa, outer space, adventure, race against time, spacewalk, against the odds, government agency, space exploration, space race, moon landing, catastrophe, world war two, heroes, space and aliens, space travel, disaster, contests and competitions, heroic mission, airplane, soldier, doctor, american soldier, tragedy ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, florida

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and suspense films with plots about danger, heroes, chases and races, race against time, catastrophe, disaster and escapades mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like Countdown: Marooned (1969), Stranded (2002), Gravity (2013), Apollo 18 (2011), Earthstorm (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This is the story of Starflight One, the world's first "hypersonic plane," which flies faster and higher than any other commercial jet. On the night of its maiden flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, a freak accident incolving an ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, disturbing, suspense
Plot: airplane, disaster, airplane accident, rescue, outer space, space shuttle, confined, heroes, adventure, stranded, passenger, race against time ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 5K
Marooned (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, melancholic, suspense ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, nasa, space travel, rescue, survival, stranded, spacewalk, race against time, confined, escapades, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 60s
Place: antarctica, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 3.1
 690
Stranded (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Russian space station Avma is disintegrating, and an international team of scientists is sent to the dying station to salvage valuable technology left on board. But fate has other plans, and when a rogue meteor collides with the station, leaving ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, outer space, space travel, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, undercover, race against time, government agency, nasa, space station, meteorite ...
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.7
 818K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scenic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: outer space, survival, isolation, space station, astronaut, catastrophe, space travel, spacecraft, disaster, sole survivor, stranded, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 5.2
 56K
Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: scary, suspense, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, found footage, expedition, alien encounter, moon, space travel, alien, nasa, moon landing, infection, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 2011, year 1970 ...
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 3.5
 2K
Earthstorm (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's structure is now entirely unstable -- threatening all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, moon, space travel, race against time, space and aliens, adventure, apocalypse, chaos, save the world, heroes, ocean, space shuttle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, boston, baltimore, houston texas, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.7
 58K
Red Planet (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
Style: futuristic, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, survival, outer space, catastrophe, space travel, adventure, spacecraft, save the world, ecological disaster, robot, stranded ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.2
 918
Miami Magma (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When an offshore-drilling rig in the Gulf bursts into flames and sinks, Antoinette Vitrini (Rachel Hunter) - a beautiful and insightful volcanologist - investigates the area with startling results. Confirming her theory that a long-dormant ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, volcano, save the day, adventure, forces of nature, race against time, escapades, chaos, family relations, corporate greed, destruction, burned alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, astronaut, woman in danger, alien, pregnancy, space travel, nasa, first contact, mission, paranoia, secrets, space and aliens ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 423K
Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: suspense, exciting, sentimental, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, astronaut, outer space, catastrophe, save the world, space travel, disaster, nasa, self sacrifice, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., paris france, usa, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.6
 2K
Asteroid (1997)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to be Dallas, Texas. Generally, the plot follows the lives and ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, natural disaster, asteroid, meteorite, disaster, firefighter, post apocalypse, christian, family relations, race against time, astronomer, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, kansas, kansas city, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: cerebral, realistic, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: space travel, against the odds, astronaut, outer space, space program, nasa, moon, moon landing, catastrophe, dreams, space and aliens, space exploration ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.0
 2K
Solar Crisis (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts aboard the spaceship Helios must go to the Sun to drop a bomb equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (Freddy) and a Japanese pilot (as a back up if the Artificial Intelligence fail) at ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, apocalyptic, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, natural disaster, disaster, astronaut, bomb, space travel, catastrophe, death, desert, end of the world, clones, outer space ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.8
 2K
Epoch (2001)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith which sends out an intercontinental signal.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, future dystopia, supernatural, save the world, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, escapades, chaos, alien encounter, apocalypse, demolished city ...
Time: year 2002
Place: himalaya, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 353
Earth II (1971)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the near future, a space station dubbed Earth II is built for the purpose of scientific research and world peace. However, that peace is shattered when the Chinese send up a nuclear bomb that is orbiting just a few miles away from the station. ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: spacewalk, space station, outer space, man versus machine, space and aliens, race against time, save the world, save the day, escapades, heroes, nasa, satellite ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This is a sequel to 2001 A Space Odyssey. It is now 2010 and both the Americans and the Russians are racing to get to Jupiter to investigate the black monolith (similar to the one found in Lunar Crater Clavius) which was found by the U.S.S. ...
Style: intellectual, futuristic, stylized, thought provoking, allegory ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space travel, ghost ship, nasa, space and aliens, distopia, space opera, space exploration, adventure, extraterrestrial, science ...
Time: future, year 2010, year 1984, near future, 21st century ...
Place: egypt, washington d.c., new mexico, ussr, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Maximum Velocity (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a comet passes the Earth it causes a cataclysmic storm. Only a disbanded government unit with a secret weather-manipulating weapon can try to stop it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: adventure, save the world, race against time, heroic mission, environmentalism, heroes, escapades, chaos, forces of nature, weatherman, natural disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 249K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, psychological, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, sun, spacecraft, astronaut, save the world, end of the world, expedition, heroic mission, self sacrifice, mission, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Force Of Impact (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sky is literally falling in this thriller as one of the nation's leading astronomers, Madison Kelsey believes she is tracking a huge rogue asteroid rocketing toward earth. However, she can't get anyone in authority to take her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, erotic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gay, save the world, heroic mission, survival, escapades, race against time, adventure, rescue, space travel, disaster, scientist, asteroid ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Princess of Mars (2009)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a US soldier finds himself inexplicably transported to Mars in the midst of a war between two alien races.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, martian, soldier, chaos, alien encounter, adventure, distant planet, battles, heroic mission, military, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.8
 18K
Supernova (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, space and aliens, rescue, survival, heroic mission, adventure, race against time, save the world, robot, violence, ship ...
Time: future, 22nd century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.2
 924
Dark Storm (2006)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a secret military base a group of scientists have made a discovery unequaled since the invention of the A-bomb; code-named Eruptor, it's a device that supercharges Dark Matter and uses it to change the molecular structure of its target, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, military base, disaster, heroes, race against time, save the world, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, save the planet, disorder, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 178K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, catastrophe, disaster, nasa, evacuation, astronaut, extinction, save the world, life & death, president, comet ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., tucson arizona, virginia, langley virginia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 7K
Meteor (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use ...
Style: psychotronic, exciting, intense, light, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, cold war, natural disaster, nasa, astronaut, end of the world, race against time, asteroid, outer space, russian, avalanche, translator ...
Time: 70s, future, 20th century
Place: russia, new york, washington d.c., hong kong, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Fire from Below (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Digging at a nearby cave, a careless industrialist unearths a vein of pure base Lithium and inadvertently brings it to the surface, where the Lithium combusts when coming into contact with water and begins to wreak havoc on the country side.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, adventure, save the day, race against time, forces of nature, heroes, escapades, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, disaster, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, burned alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Earth's Final Hours (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After dense matter from an imploded white hole hits Earth, the planet's rotation is devastated. A group of government agents must locate a lost satellite network that is the world's only hope for survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, satellite, disaster, forces of nature, race against time, government agency, heroes, special agents, dishonesty, escapades, extinction, government agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Termination Point (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Top secret government experiments with time travel have been shut down and declared as too dangerous to continue. The lead scientist has disappeared with the technology and a government manhunt is underway. When his name appears on an airline ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, secret agents, save the world, alien encounter, adventure, manhunt, on the run, undercover, space and aliens, escapades, race against time, experiment gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.1
 644
Dark Breed (1996)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Captain Saxon, and agent for the top secret Omega agency, has been given the assignment of tracking down and either capturing or killing the crew members of a secret space mission who returned to Earth against orders. It seems that they were all ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, rescue, astronaut, heroic mission, save the world, against the rules, race against time, heroes, space travel, supernatural, deadly creature, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Fall of Hyperion (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A NASA scientist discovers that a group meteorites is heading towards Earth. Along the way, they will collide with the space station Hyperion, whose 12 astronauts are trapped and inside which there is a thermonuclear heart.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: disaster, race against time, space station, collision, adventure, escapades, save the day, meteorite, scientist, society, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 773
Gorath (1962)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it. A mission sent to observe Gorath is destroyed after all ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: monster, giant monster, spacecraft, disaster, outer space, planet, flood, walrus, dinosaur, godzilla, tsunami, panic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future, 70s
Place: japan, antarctica, south pole, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%