Movies like Apollo 13

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Apollo 13 (1995)
 7.6
 236K
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 Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, factual, clever, tense, serious, sincere, captivating, epic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, survival, race against time, rescue, nasa, space program, astronaut, moon, courage, against the odds, mission gone awry, explosion, teamwork, outer space, space mission, accident, heroic mission, trapped in space, space exploration, human in outer space, moon landing, adventure, stranded, crash landing ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1970, year 1969
Place: usa, florida, houston texas, wisconsin

Most similar movies to Apollo 13

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, realistic, serious and suspenseful films with plots about catastrophe, survival, dialogue, danger, mentor, storytelling and first contact mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Apollo 13: From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The Right Stuff (1983), The Martian (2015), Gravity (2013), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, space travel, astronaut, against the odds, moon, space program, outer space, moon landing, inventions and discoveries, spacecraft, race against time, adventure ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s
⇓ 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: epic, realistic, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: cold war, space travel, u.s. air force, astronaut, space program, nasa, outer space, test pilot, adventure, tough heroes, politics, paparazzi ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: california, soviet union, houston texas, new mexico, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 648K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing, biting, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, mars, nasa, astronaut, stranded, peril, adventure, human spirit, space and aliens, martian ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: china, houston texas, beijing china, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 676K
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, trapped in space, survivor, spacewalk, space and aliens, mission gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, pilot, sahara, thirst, alcoholic, airplane, adventure, race against time, rescue, crew, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: africa, libya, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, small town, outer space, moon landing, moon, space travel, mayor, underdog, small town life, radio, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 188K
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: investigation, aviation, pilot, airplane accident, airplane, rescue, co pilot, crash landing, courage, justice, husband wife relationship, plane crash ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: ship, hijacking, pirate, hostages, navy, kidnapping, confined, team, rescue, ship captain, terrorism, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, united states, vermont, kenya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutiny, leadership, adventure, betrayal, adventurer, exotic island, captain, ship, ocean or sea, survival, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: tahiti, england, europe, battleship, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 68K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, captivating, rough, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, storm, desperation, forces of nature, human spirit, human nature, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 45K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, stranded, cannibalism, rugby, starvation, helicopter, adventure, rescue, freezing, human spirit, isolation, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 464
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, realistic, sincere, exciting
Plot: outer space, moon, nasa, human spirit, heroic mission, spacecraft, space travel, escapades, heroes, hopes, space and aliens, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 4K
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, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, outer space, rescue, astronaut, hurricane, oxygen, spacewalk, race against time, adventure, survival, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 466
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: u.s. air force, nasa, outer space, test pilot, military base, heroic mission, danger, adventure, space travel, heroes, airplane, military ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: soviet union, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: survival, coming of age, wilderness, friendship, guide, summer, nature, adventure, youth, danger, camp, lake or river ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 54K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, adventurer, adventure, helicopter, daring rescue, climbing, race against time, wilderness, forces of nature, mountaineer, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: airplane, race against time, adventure, save the day, political conspiracy, danger, escapades, heroes, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, future
Place: germany, usa, new jersey, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 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: propaganda film, factual, based on true events, suspense, breathtaking ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, against the odds, cold war, courage, space program, heroic mission, stranded, period piece, characters in danger, save the day, outer space ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Mission to Mars (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, mars, astronaut, mysterious planet, alien, alien encounter, outer space, alien contact, dismemberment, trapped in space, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 12K
SpaceCamp (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Andie Bergstrom, an astronaut eagerly awaiting her first trip to space, runs a summer camp for teenagers with her NASA-employed husband, Zach. One night during an engine test, Andie and four teenage campers are accidentally shot into space. ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, idiotic, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, space program, nasa, astronaut, trapped in space, space shuttle, adventure, family, young heroes, daring rescue, survival, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 92K
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
Plot: moon landing, moon, astronaut, nasa, space mission, space travel, death of daughter, historical event, engineer, test pilot, cancer, wife ...
Time: 1960s, year 1964, year 1968, year 1962, year 1965 ...
Place: houston texas, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 61K
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, moon, outer space, survival, found footage, danger, spacewalk, astronaut, distant planet, space and aliens, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 1972, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 358K
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: space travel, save the world, outer space, self sacrifice, nasa, astronaut, asteroid, adventure, heroic mission, end of the world, apocalypse, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., shanghai china, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 66K
Space Cowboys (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of ...
Style: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, nasa, astronaut, adventure, satellite, anti heroes, race against time, elderly, save the world, heroic mission, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 55K
Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: expedition, pets, survival, dog, rescue, adventure, scientist, wilderness, pilot, research, storytelling, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, washington d.c., pasadena california, new zealand, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 213K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, captivating, psychological, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, danger, expedition, sun, self sacrifice, bomb, earth, astronaut, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 158K
Twister (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, tornado, divorce, forces of nature, race against time, wife husband relationship, chases and races, escapades, love triangle, obsession, husband wife relationship, hurricane ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, adventure, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, sinking ship, ocean, escapades, natural disaster, boat, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: mars, astronaut, monkey, adventure, rescue, survival, danger, evil alien, space travel, getting home, alien space craft, space mission ...
Time: future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 941
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, inspirational, clever
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, human spirit, forces of nature, isolation, danger, escapades, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 1920s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%