Apollo 13

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999, Drama, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "Technical troubles scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew in director Ron Howard's chronicle of this true-life story, which turns a failed journey 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."

Overall Ranking: 269 (Rank from 1995: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 71.43%
Regular 28.57%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
Jim Carrier91 - Historical movie that can't have a sequel. Great acting job by all the guys. Tom Hanks led the way.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 7
Patrick Devitt90
Bryan Lienesch89 - You see Bill Paxton and Gary Sinise in this movie and you can't help but to think 'how did they not make more out of their careers?'
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 6
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest77Rewatch: 5

People Involved

  • Tom Hanks (Jim Lovell)
  • Bill Paxton (Fred Haise)
  • Kevin Bacon (Jack Swigert)
  • Gary Sinise (Ken Mattingly)
  • Ed Harris (Gene Kranz)
  • Kathleen Quinlan (Marilyn Lovell)
  • Mary Kate Schellhardt (Barbara Lovell)
  • Emily Ann Lloyd (Susan Lovell)
  • Miko Hughes (Jeffrey Lovell)
  • Max Elliott Slade (Jay Lovell)
  • Jean Speegle Howard (Blanch Lovell)
  • Tracy Reiner (Mary Haise)
  • David Andrews (Pete Conrad)
  • Michele Little (Jane Conrad)
  • Chris Ellis (Deke Slayton)
  • Joe Spano (NASA Director)
  • Xander Berkeley (Henry Hurt)
  • Roger Corman (Congressman)
  • Ron Howard (Director)