Movies and TV shows like Chernobyl

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Chernobyl (2019)
 9.4
 545K
Chernobyl (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 330 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, harsh, atmospheric, dark, heartbreaking, realistic, rough, bleak, disaster movie ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear explosion, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, nuclear power plant, nuclear reactor, accident, scientist, post nuclear, save the day, salvation, save the world, buried truth, rescue mission, heroic mission, nuclear radiation, nuclear power, contamination, government coverup, radiation sickness, daring rescue, abandoned building, communism, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, chernobyl, soviet union, russia, moscow russia, europe

Most similar movies to Chernobyl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and bleak films and TV series with plots about danger, catastrophe, nuclear, death, heroes, politics and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Chernobyl: Moths (2013), Chernobyl. Abyss (2021), The Terror (2018), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Land of Oblivion (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moths (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 159 min.
TV show
Story: It's April of 1986. Pripyat, Ukraine. A core meltdown occurred at Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Power Plant. Over thirty people died during the blast but the estimated death toll as a result of the radiation fallout will reach a four-digit number. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, based on true events, disaster movie
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, love, catastrophe, accident, tragedy, evacuation, radiation sickness, forced abortion, robbery, helicopter
Time: year 1986
Place: ukraine, ussr
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100%
Chernobyl. Abyss (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Story: The film tells about the firefighter, heroically eliminating the consequences of the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Style: rough, disaster movie, bleak, sad, depressing ...
Plot: radiation, nuclear reactor, firefighter, death, evacuation, accident, firefighting, deadly, nuclear power plant, disaster film, radiation sickness, hospital ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, soviet union, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 37K
The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.
Style: anthology, twist ending, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: expedition, arctic, cannibalism, beast, insanity, delusion, leadership, rescue, starvation, violence, paranoia, monster ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, underwater, catastrophe, ocean, nuclear, nuclear submarine, danger, race against time, leadership, patriotism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, russia, moscow russia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, heroic mission, survival, adventure, save the day, family relations, chaos, military life, battle zone, parents and children, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Land of Oblivion (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Ukraine, Poland, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tchernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, touching, gloomy
Plot: evacuation, radiation, small town, dealing with death, nuclear power plant, accident, tour guide, dead animal, wedding party, radiation poisoning, firefighter, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1986
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl.
Style: medical drama
Plot: nuclear power plant, colleague colleague relationship, japanese man, death of brother, husband wife relationship, reporter, nuclear, radiation, catastrophe, female doctor, old couple, pregnant wife ...
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 18K
Silkwood (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, bleak, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, corporate crimes, uncover truth, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Missiles of October (1974)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Based in part on Robert F. Kennedy's book, "Thirteen Days," this film profiles the Kennedy Administration's actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, nuclear threat, politics, cold war, military, ego clash, heroes, rivalry, save the day, race against time, war, leadership ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: usa, latin america, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 19K
Salvador (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A second rated journalist from the US tries his luck in El Salvador during the military dictatorship in the 1980s.
Style: tense, suspense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, politics, liberal, life is a bitch, state affairs, media, dictatorship, war correspondent, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south america, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 716
The Bravest (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on real life events, the film revolves around the heroic efforts of a team of firefighters as they attempt to deal with a fire that breaks out at an oil refinery in Dalian
Style: disaster movie, thought provoking, suspenseful, touching, heartbreaking
Plot: fire, oil, save the day, evacuation, rescue mission, daring rescue, danger, heroic mission, accident, firefighter, salvation, contamination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 564
Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, couples, life is a bitch, state affairs, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, society, immigrants, violence, hidden truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 4K
Pu-239 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: black market, radiation, danger, terminal illness, plutonium, manhunt, uncover truth, dishonesty, race against time, life is a bitch, contamination, radiation poisoning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 2K
Trotsky (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the ...
Style: based on true events, rough, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, storytelling, chase, death, danger, violence, russian civil war, murder, josef stalin, red army, lenin ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 40s, 1910s, 19th century ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 897
Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, law enforcement, investigation, protagonist as suspect, crimes, dedicated lawyer, deadly, legal investigation, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 612
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, cia, undercover, working undercover, secret service, state affairs, deadly, government agency, secret agents, spy, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, prison, life sentence, social decay, isolation, price of justice, false accusation, downfall, confined, dishonesty, power relations, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, year 1968, 1950s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia, prague, soviet union, prague czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 15K
The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: cold war, radiation, apocalypse, catastrophe, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, survival, small town, nuclear explosion, war, anti war, hiding place ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, soviet union, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 3K
The Cloud (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: DIE WOLKE (The Cloud) is about a breakdown of a nuclear power station in Germany and the story of two teenager-lovers Hannah and Elmar who take refuge. 38.000 people die and Hannah unfortunately becomes contaminated.
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: radiation, teenage love, hospital, survival, confined, supportive parent, contamination, catastrophe, chaos, evacuation, warning, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, northern germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 99K
United 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, al qaeda, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: boston, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 309
Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work.
Style: bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, super weapon, heroes, war, anti heroes, danger, ego clash, moral dilemma, anti hero, secret place, nuclear threat, creative block ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.0
 3K
Southcliffe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Following a raft of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold in a nonlinear narrative structure through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, small town life, human nature, dealing with death, social relations, journalist, investigation, brutality, small town, homecoming, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 689 min.
TV show
Story: Heimat 3 is the third cycle of Edgar Reitz's monumental Heimat series, which premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. The third Heimat completes the trilogy and brings together particularly the settings of Heimat 1. It follows the new ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, lovers reunited, idealism, culture clash, unlikely couple, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, society, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Genua, 3rd October 1985. Together with over 500 other passengers Margot and Pierre Bergeron, a married couple from France, the Serafinis, an Italian family, Anne Higgins, an Englishwoman, Gitta and Helmut Holzer from Germany and an American couple ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, crimes, one man army, heroes, deadly, chases and races, danger, race against time, save the day, missing person, murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
TV show
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, loss of daughter, nuclear, conspiracy, legal investigation, dishonesty, deadly, mystery, chases and races, price of justice, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a nuclear missile is launched by presumably Soviet forces toward Turkey, the beginning of the ultimate war to end all wars WW 3 is started. Powers Boothe, his girlfriend and copilot Rebecca DeMornay and their flight crew take off in a B 52 on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, military, bomber, life is a bitch, rebellion, politics, state affairs, society, danger, escapades, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bonfire of Destiny (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayal, deception, and romantic turmoil. Inspired by real events.
Style: touching, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative, rough ...
Plot: fire, tragedy, danger, catastrophe, deadly, crimes, death, social differences, vengeance, conflict, netflix
Time: 1890s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Category 7: The End of the World (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: It's tornadoes, hurricanes, electrical storms, and mass destruction as the effects of global warming brew into a super storm that threatens to rend the earth with an unprecedented power. Beautiful scientist Faith Clavell, storm chaser Tommy ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: global warming, survival, apocalypse, forces of nature, chaos, demolished city, save the day, deadly, save the world, imaginary, rescue, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san antonio texas, washington d.c., new york, michigan, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%