Control room movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant control room movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic and clever films and TV shows about / with control room, danger, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, chase, survival, first contact and race against time plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as control room: Fail-Safe (1964), Deep Shock (2003), The China Syndrome (1979), Airplane vs. Volcano (2014), Air Collision (2012), Modern Problems (1981), Turbulence (1997), A Ticket to Space (2006), Airport (1970), The Astronaut Farmer (2006).

List of control room movies

 8.0
 20K
Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, atomic bomb, control room, politics, military, danger, race against time, u.s. air force, translator, military life, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, manhattan new york city ...
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 2.9
 851
Deep Shock (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When an unknown underwater object disables an American nuclear-powered submarine and attacks a submerged Arctic research complex, a scientific expedition flies to the North Pole to investigate these incidents as well as the sudden, inexplicable rise ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean, collision, dangerous animal, control room, heroic mission, investigation, save the world, rescue, danger, deadly creature, government agency, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary
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The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: radiation, conspiracy, investigation, danger, journalism, media, control room, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, catastrophe, swat team ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
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Airplane vs. Volcano (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive - without landing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, adventure, save the day, danger, survival, control room, spouse in danger, heroes, forces of nature, military, catastrophe, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, hawaii
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Air Collision (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a solar storm wipes out the air traffic control system, Air Force One and a passenger jet liner are locked on a collision course in the skies above the midwest.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, survival, race against time, danger, confined, escapades, control room, disorder, catastrophe, army, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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Modern Problems (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: vengeance, supernatural, down on your luck, control room, disorder, romance, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, stupidity, happy ending, parody, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
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 4.9
 11K
Turbulence (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, stewardess, christmas, hijacking, psychopath, danger, airplane accident, landing, crimes, control room, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
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A Ticket to Space (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Face à l'incompréhension de la population française quant au montant des crédits alloués à la recherche spatiale, le gouvernement lance une vaste opération de communication. En partenariat avec le Centre spatial français, un grand jeu ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat
Plot: space station, hacker, outer space, space and aliens, space travel, disorder, danger, escapades, rivalry, control room, lottery, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.6
 17K
Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, passenger, airplane, stowaway, danger, stewardess, bomb, panic, save the day, rescue, landing, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, new york, chicago illinois, detroit, las vegas ...
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The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to ...
Style: touching, uplifting, semi serious, intense, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: farm, nasa, astronaut, family relations, follow your dream, rocket, ambition, obsessive quest, fbi, family, american dream, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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 6.7
 113K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, serial killer, child abduction, 911, psycho, danger, investigation, youth, murder, graphic violence, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.0
 28K
Pushing Tin (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two air traffic controllers who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.
Style: feel good, humorous, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, contests and competitions, ambition, workplace situations, control room, dishonesty, competition, self control, airport, air traffic controller, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, long island, new jersey
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 6.8
 631
War Book (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out to test post-nuclear scenarios. Low-budget but high-concept, War Book ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, politics, danger, chaos, state affairs, international crisis, control room, terrorism, international relations, end of the world, nuclear explosion, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, india, london, pakistan, mumbai india
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The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Style: scary, dark humor, surreal, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, monster, death, zombie, deathtrap, cabin in the woods, creature, survival, in the woods, fear, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, year 2009 ...
Place: usa
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 5.3
 9K
The Rezort (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The ReZort, a post apocalyptic safari, offers paying guests the opportunity to kill zombies in the wake of an outbreak.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: zombie, resort, island, woman, safari, control room, survival, human nature, hunt down, society, rivalry, violence ...
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality.
Style: sexy, sex comedy, anthology, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: zoophilia, parody, satire, mad scientist, jester, bestiality, perversion, promiscuity, rabbi, couples, experiment gone awry, king ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
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 5.8
 20K
2:22 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.
Style: twist ending, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: prediction, time loop, murder, premonition, artist, investigation, romance, car accident, obsession, love triangle, paranoia, train station ...
Place: new york
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Exploding Sun (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the first-ever trans-lunar passenger ship is about to make history. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disaster movie, tense, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: spacecraft, survival, space travel, save the world, technology gone awry, spouse in danger, chaos, danger, race against time, escapades, outer space, disaster film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.9
 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, serious, tense, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: nasa, space travel, rescue, astronaut, spacewalk, race against time, outer space, escapades, confined, survival, isolation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future
Place: usa, antarctica
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The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: space travel, mars, mysterious planet, outer space, astronaut, space and aliens, danger, zombie, expedition, spacecraft, distant planet, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s, near future
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 6.4
 74K
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: exciting, semi serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, astronaut, nasa, adventure, heroes, mission gone awry, heroic mission, chases and races, race against time, danger, anti heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 50s, 1950s
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Defying Gravity (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, UK, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Defying Gravity is a multi-nationally produced space travel television science fiction drama series which first aired on August 2, 2009 on ABC and CTV and was canceled in the autumn of 2009. Set in the year 2052, the series follows eight astronauts ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: space travel, astronaut, outer space, space and aliens, space mission, top secret, spacecraft, friends, couple relations, friendship, space exploration, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 7.2
 11K
Wings (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, touching, not serious ...
Plot: airport, family relations, workplace, friendship, siblings relations, workplace situations, staff, sibling relationship, aviation, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, waiter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 8.2
 29K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, mission, soldier, top secret, terrorist, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, army, teamwork, military, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan, africa ...
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 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
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 8.2
 15K
MI-5 (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, undercover, espionage, profanity, double life, double agent, heroes, special agents, working undercover, deadly, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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 6.7
 397K
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, suspense, suspenseful, disaster movie, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, space travel, nasa, self sacrifice, astronaut, outer space, race against time, catastrophe, adventure, asteroid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, istanbul turkey, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, holy grail, conspiracy, christianity, adventure, riddles and clues, uncover truth, secrets, investigation, vatican, obsessive quest, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
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 7.7
 216K
Airplane! (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to ...
Style: humorous, absurd, funny, unusual plot structure, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, airplane, catastrophe, pilot, passenger, fear of flying, stewardess, air disaster, landing, rescue, heroes, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
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 8.1
 945K
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, touching, interesting, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, deception, fictional reality, manipulations, dishonesty, alternate reality, showbiz, voyeurism, suburban life, loneliness, suspicion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida
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