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20 Movies Like October Sky (1999)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) poster

1 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.
Good Will Hunting (1997) poster

2 Good Will Hunting (1997) ★ 8.3

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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.
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 Blind Side (2009) poster

4 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.

A Beautiful Mind (2001) poster

5 A Beautiful Mind (2001) ★ 8.2

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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.

Billy Elliot (2000) poster

6 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.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) poster

7 The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) ★ 8.0

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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...

Freedom Writers (2007) poster

8 Freedom Writers (2007) ★ 7.6

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
Hidden Figures (2016) poster

9 Hidden Figures (2016) ★ 7.8

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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McFarland, USA (2015) poster

10 McFarland, USA (2015) ★ 7.4

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.
Men of Honor (2000) poster

11 Men of Honor (2000) ★ 7.2

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.

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.
Revolutionary Road (2008) poster

13 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.
Fences (2016) poster

14 Fences (2016) ★ 7.2

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.

Twister (1996) poster

15 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.

Twister (1996) is on #15 spot of movies related to October Sky (1999). Twister (1996) was released in 1996, made by Jan de Bont and has average rating 6.4 in 2022. Main stars of the Twister (1996) film are: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes.

The Aviator (2004) poster

16 The Aviator (2004) ★ 7.5

Is The Aviator (2004) similar to October Sky (1999) film?

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.

The Aviator (2004) film was made by . Main stars of the movie: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale. You can find The Aviator (2004) in the the next genre categories: Biography, Drama and The Aviator (2004) has average rating 7.5, according to Screench user votes.

Moneyball (2011) poster

17 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

18 Proof (2005) ★ 6.7

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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...

Proof (2005) movie was filmed by as Director, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis. Proof (2005) belongs to the next genres: Drama, Mystery and has average rating 6.7, according to user votes.

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.

Front of the Class (2008) is one of the last movies similar to October Sky (1999) and it was released in 2008. James Wolk, Treat Williams, Dominic Scott Kay are the main stars of the film and it belongs to the next genres: Drama and has average user rating of 8.1 according to IMDB and Screench votes.

Lion (2016) poster

20 Lion (2016) ★ 8.0

Is Lion (2016) similar to October Sky (1999) film?

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.

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