Title Recommendations based on Captain Phillips
The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control.
Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.
After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.
Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo?alone and unaided?who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . .
ET is a science fiction fairytale about an extra-terrestrial who is left behind on Earth and is found by a young boy who befriends him.
Bumbling supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.
The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger—boldly going where no one has gone before.
Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas, and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. But nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Gritty, suspenseful, and hardboiled, True Detective emerged in 2014 as a great contribution to the crime genre and another instant HBO classic. With engrossing dialogue and stark conflict of personalities, True Detective is thrilling, moving, and worthy of its high critical acclaim—with meditations on mortality and what it means to be a true detective and a good human being.
Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.
Raymond "Red" Reddington is an international criminal mastermind, listed as number four on the FBI's Most Wanted list. But one day, Red walks straight into FBI headquarters and gives himself up. In exchange for good treatment, he's offered to give up his list of criminal contacts—"The Blacklist," as he calls it. Yet Red always keeps his motives mysterious.
As members of the Peaky Blinders, a local criminal gang, Tommy Shelby and his relatives navigate the treacherous social landscape to solidify their power within the city in post-WWI Birmingham, England. With the arrival of inspector Major Campbell and the tireless scrutiny of Sir Winston Churchill, organized crime is facing some tough opposition. Tommy and his Peaky Blinders plan on circumventing the crackdown, but it's not going to be easy.
Jax Teller is a mechanic in the Teller-Morrow Auto Shop. But his larger responsibilities come as vice-president of Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club (SAMCRO), which does a lot more than fix cars. Founded by his father, SAMCRO is one of the most profitable arms trafficking businesses on the west coast—an arrangement made possible by their ties to the Irish Republican Army. The Sons are well-loved within Charming, but they have no shortage of enemies outside of it. Cops, feds, and rival gangs are all looking to take the Sons down.
Harold Finch attempts to stop murders using only social security numbers that he illegally receives from a secret government surveillance system called the Machine. John Reese is Finch's man on the ground to track down and stop the violent crimes that the Machine tells them about. Given that everyone thinks John Reese is dead, he's the perfect one for the mission.