Movies and TV shows like Chernobyl

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Chernobyl (2019)
 9.4
 441K
Chernobyl (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 330 min.
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, atmospheric, dark, heartbreaking, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, rough, harsh, factual ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear explosion, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, save the day, scientist, nuclear power plant, post nuclear, nuclear reactor, salvation, save the world, rescue mission, heroic mission, buried truth, nuclear power, radiation sickness, abandoned building, accident, communism, society, physicist, nuclear, top secret, evacuation ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: ukraine, ussr, soviet union, russia, europe

Most similar movies to Chernobyl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, race against time, heroes, politics, society, state affairs and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Chernobyl: Moths (2013), The Terror (2018), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Land of Oblivion (2011), Silkwood (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
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Moths (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 159 min.
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: suspenseful, rough, based on true events, bleak, disaster movie
Plot: radiation, catastrophe, love, tragedy, accident, nuclear power plant, evacuation, radiation sickness, helicopter
Time: year 1986
Place: ukraine, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.0
 33K
The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: expedition, insanity, dying, delusion, paranoia, rescue, violence, trial, corpse, self sacrifice, characters killed one by one, blood ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, underwater, nuclear, cold war, patriotism, radiation, heroes, state affairs, ocean or sea, sea disaster, politics ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ 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, bleak, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: evacuation, radiation, dealing with death, small town, accident, nuclear power plant, tour guide, radiation poisoning, wedding party, dead animal, firefighter, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1986
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 17K
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 ...
Plot: radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, uncover truth, corporate crimes, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.5
 41K
The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, doctors and patients, hospital, life is a bitch, realism, surgeon, workplace situations, gory, medicine, power relations, society, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, daring rescue, heroic mission, military, race against time, danger, escapades, adventure, life is a bitch, against humanity, parents and children, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: belgium, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 18K
Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, atomic bomb, control room, politics, military, race against time, danger, u.s. air force, chaos, military life, bomber ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 533
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: disturbing, bleak, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, couples, state affairs, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, immigrants, society, assassin, hidden truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 18K
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, rough, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, civil rights movement, life is a bitch, state affairs, liberal, media, dictatorship, war correspondent, war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: white house, politics, nuclear threat, cold war, leadership, ego clash, government agency, ultimatum, undercover, save the world, international crisis, battles ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 95K
United 93 (2006)
Genre: 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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, september 11 2001, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, passenger, peril, attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: virginia, new jersey, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 581
World War III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by Col. Jake Caffey and a National Guard reckon unit. A stalemate ensues ...
Style: realistic, epic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: military, chases and races, battles, wartime life, chaos, danger, nuclear holocaust, leadership, anti war, soldier, war, escapades ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: alaska, usa, russia, soviet union, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 566
The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, danger, escapades, working class, poverty, destruction, king, period piece, dancing, burning ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 575
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, cia, undercover, deadly, government agency, state affairs, secret service, working undercover, spy, terrorist, nuclear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, danger, radiation, media, control room, swat team, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, conspiracy, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 3K
Southcliffe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, social relations, dealing with death, investigation, journalist, brutality, redemption, hopes, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.9
 827
Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, life is a bitch, crimes, dedicated lawyer, mystery, deadly, crime, investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 3K
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: black market, radiation, terminal illness, plutonium, manhunt, life is a bitch, danger, race against time, uncover truth, dishonesty, contamination, radiation poisoning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mind game, prison, life sentence, life is a bitch, false accusation, society, injustice, state affairs, confined, solitary, social decay, totalitarianism ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, september 11 2001, uncover truth, investigation, danger, deadly, state affairs, chaos, politics, world trade center, society, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pakistan, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching
Plot: submarine, rescue, german, military, danger, ocean or sea, ship, pow, survivor, sinking ship, shark, passenger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 275K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, cia, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, danger, justice, mission, undercover, secret agent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1957, 1950s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 445K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, apocalypse, heroic mission, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, dying, faith, human existence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, england, london, poland, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 1K
Revelations (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Set just before the start of Armageddon, the mini-series will follow two central characters, a physicist and a nun, who are racing against the clock to see if the end of the world apocalypse can be averted. Bill Pullman plays Dr. Richard Massey, a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: nun, investigation, race against time, apocalypse, end of the world, murder, save the world, uncover truth, amateur detective, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 188K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, suspense, realistic, emotional, motivational ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, courage, family in danger, forces of nature, tragedy, catastrophe, disaster film, fear, destruction, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
Story: In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Based on true ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense, contemplative
Plot: secret agents, double agent, espionage, treason, spy, university, kgb, betrayal, wartime life, hidden identity, idealism, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, deadly, hostages, confined, chases and races, golden years, heroes, one man army, cruise, kidnapping, race against time ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
 113K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, talented, law enforcement, crimes, partners, psychopath, multiple suspects, unlikely relationship, cruelty, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 9K
Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Flight 93 is a 2006 made-for-TV film, directed by Peter Markle, which chronicles the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11 attacks. It premiered January 30, 2006 on the A&E Network and was re-broadcast several times ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, passenger, terrorist, daring rescue, save the day, heroic mission, 9/11, government agency, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%