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20 Movies Like October Sky (1999)

Billy Elliot (2000) poster

1 Billy Elliot (2000) ★ 7.7

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A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Fences (2016) poster

2 Fences (2016) ★ 7.2

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A former baseball player of African-American descent, now picking up trash from the streets of Pittsburgh, struggles to provide for his family in 1950s America, where the racial question is still an open one.

Akeelah and the Bee (2006) poster

3 Akeelah and the Bee (2006) ★ 7.4

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A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) poster

4 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) ★ 7.6

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Against all the odds, a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.
Twister (1996) poster

5 Twister (1996) ★ 6.4

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Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
The Blind Side (2009) poster

6 The Blind Side (2009) ★ 7.6

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A wealthy white family takes in a fat, illiterate homeless black teenager and helps him become a sports star and go to university.

Moneyball (2011) poster

7 Moneyball (2011) ★ 7.6

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A film based on the 2003 book by Michael M. Lewis about the Oakland baseball team and its general manager, Billy Beane. His goal is to build a competitive baseball team despite financial difficulties.
Proof (2005) poster

8 Proof (2005) ★ 6.7

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search...
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) poster

9 The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) ★ 8.0

Chris Gardner is a single father. Raising a five-year-old son, Chris struggles to make sure the child grows up happy. Working as a salesman, he cannot pay his rent and they are evicted.

Finding himself on the street, but unwilling to give up, the father takes a job as an intern at a brokerage company, expecting to get a professional position. Only during the internship he will not receive any money, and the internship lasts 6 months...

The Aviator (2004) poster

10 The Aviator (2004) ★ 7.5

Having received a small factory from his father, Howard Hughes turned it into a gigantic, fantastically profitable enterprise. Becoming the owner of a huge film company, he shot the most expensive film for its time and won the hearts of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses.

He owned the most prestigious casinos in Las Vegas and set the record for fastest flights, bought the second-largest commercial airline...

Money burns Hughes's heart, it gives him no rest, and his soul is torn upwards. Only there, at an altitude of several thousand meters he is truly happy. Only there, where only the skill of the pilot and God decide everything, nothing is so valuable as loyalty and honor.

Good Will Hunting (1997) poster

11 Good Will Hunting (1997) ★ 8.3

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Concussion (2015) poster

12 Concussion (2015) ★ 7.2

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.
A Beautiful Mind (2001) poster

13 A Beautiful Mind (2001) ★ 8.2

From world fame to sinful depths, John Forbes Nash, Jr. A mathematical genius, at the dawn of his career he did titanic work in game theory that turned that branch of mathematics upside down and practically brought him international fame.

However, literally at the same time, the arrogant and successful with women Nash receives a stroke of fate that turns his own life upside down.

Revolutionary Road (2008) poster

14 Revolutionary Road (2008) ★ 7.3

It's 1955. Frank and April Wheeler, are in the 'seven year itch' of their marriage; they're not happy. April has forgone her dream of being an actress, and Frank hates his job. One day, April suggests they move to Paris as a means to rejuvenate their life.
McFarland, USA (2015) poster

15 McFarland, USA (2015) ★ 7.4

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Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach, and at his new school he turns seven disappointing students into one of the best cross-country teams in the region.
Freedom Writers (2007) poster

16 Freedom Writers (2007) ★ 7.6

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A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
Men of Honor (2000) poster

17 Men of Honor (2000) ★ 7.2

Is Men of Honor (2000) similar to October Sky (1999) film?

The film is based on the true story of the legendary diver Carl Brashear. His mentor and senior officer Bill Sunday is convinced that blacks have no business in the Navy, and in the most cruel and inhumane ways bullies and "screws" the ambitious newcomer.

However, he does not succeed, and moreover, he soon begins to feel sympathy for this extremely stubborn guy, who would rather die than show weakness. Together they try to resist the bureaucrats of the Navy Command, who are not happy with the hero's skin color.

Lion (2016) poster

18 Lion (2016) ★ 8.0

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Saru, a boy from the slums, was lost at the age of five. The story of the surprising twists and turns of his fate and the search for his family.

Front of the Class (2008) poster

19 Front of the Class (2008) ★ 8.1

Is Front of the Class (2008) similar to October Sky (1999) film?

Brad Cohen who, despite being challenged by Tourette's Syndrome at a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher.
Hidden Figures (2016) poster

20 Hidden Figures (2016) ★ 7.8

Is Hidden Figures (2016) similar to October Sky (1999) film?

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

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