Movies and TV shows like Chernobyl

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Chernobyl (2019)
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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: thought provoking, dark, heartbreaking, harsh, atmospheric, realistic, rough, bleak, depressing, factual ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, nuclear explosion, nuclear reactor, scientist, save the day, salvation, rescue mission, accident, abandoned city, save the world, heroic mission, government coverup, post nuclear, nuclear radiation, radiation sickness, nuclear power, fear, contamination, evacuation, death, disaster ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, chernobyl, ukraine, russia, moscow russia, europe, soviet union

Most similar movies to Chernobyl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about catastrophe, danger, disaster, race against time, survival, death and radiation mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Chernobyl: Inseparable (2013), Chernobyl: Abyss (2019), The Terror (2018), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Inseparable (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
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, catastrophe, love, evacuation, radiation sickness, accident, tragedy, robbery, helicopter, forced abortion, disaster
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chernobyl: Abyss (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The film tells about the firefighter, heroically eliminating the consequences of the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Style: rough, bleak, sad, depressing, thought provoking ...
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, radiation sickness, disaster, nuclear reactor, firefighter, evacuation, death, accident, firefighting, communism, rescue mission ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: chernobyl, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 44K
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: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: arctic, expedition, cannibalism, beast, insanity, monster, leadership, starvation, paranoia, rescue, animal attack, north pole ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, cold war, navy, nuclear, nuclear submarine, sea disaster, catastrophe, patriotism, leadership, race against time, radiation, iceberg ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, year 1961, 90s ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, elderly couple, lapland, disaster, coworker relationship, radiation, husband wife relationship, death of brother, art dealer, death in the family, american abroad, firefighter ...
Time: year 1986
Place: california, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, daring rescue, survival, world war one, military life, battle zone, parents and children, military, escapades, life is a bitch, race against time, save the day ...
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, dealing with death, small town, accident, nuclear power plant, tour guide, wedding party, dead animal, radiation poisoning, firefighter, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 20K
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: fighting the system, radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, uncover truth, corporate crime, corporate crimes, workplace situations, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide'. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: stranded, abandoned building, tourist, mutant, nuclear power plant, abandoned city, radiation, death, survival, virus, zombie, brutality ...
Place: chernobyl, ukraine, kiev ukraine, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the ...
Style: bad ending, harsh, unusual plot structure, tense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ancient mystery, student, uncover truth, investigation, death, natural disaster, mountain, survival, missing person, ex military, hiking, mystery ...
Time: year 1959
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 106K
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, 9/11, al qaeda, terrorist, tragic event, death, self sacrifice, war on terror, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 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: serious, bleak, touching, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: radiation, disaster, teenage love, hospital, contamination, supportive parent, survival, confined, warning, chaos, evacuation, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 9K
The Hot Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
Story: Heroic U.S. Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax, working with a secret military specialized team, puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it spread to the human population.
Style: suspenseful, rough, macabre, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: virus, infection, military, research, disease, scientist, fear, female protagonist, laboratory, death, doctor, quarantine ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, year 1989
Place: africa, washington d.c., texas, dallas texas, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 613
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: tense, disturbing, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, society, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, couples, husband wife relationship, hidden truth, brainwashing, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 22K
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, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, cold war, atomic bomb, politics, military, bomber, race against time, u.s. air force, translator, chaos, military life, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 16K
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, thought provoking, serious, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: nuclear war, cold war, nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, radiation, disaster, world war three, catastrophe, hysteria, life is a bitch, survival, post apocalypse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, ussr, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 21K
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, captivating ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, war, war correspondent, dictator, politics, liberal, media, state affairs, life is a bitch, confession booth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, white house, nuclear threat, cold war, undercover, save the world, war, ego clash, rivalry, race against time, save the day, head of state ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
Place: latin america, cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: conspiracy, investigation, journalism, media, radiation, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, disaster, swat team, nuclear reactor, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 944
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: touching, suspenseful, heartbreaking, thought provoking
Plot: fire brigade, fire, firefighter, evacuation, heroic mission, save the day, rescue mission, daring rescue, accident, oil, disaster, contamination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 58K
Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, military, un, nuclear threat, political intrigue, undercover, leadership, rivalry, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, atlantic ocean, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: thought provoking, tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: life sentence, mind game, prison, injustice, totalitarianism, solitary, power relations, social decay, isolation, price of justice, false accusation, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1952, year 1968 ...
Place: czech republic, czechoslovakia, ussr, central europe, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, tragic ending ...
Plot: rivalry, russian civil war, crimes, chase, violence, death, murder, lenin, red army, assassination, communism, hitman ...
Time: 1940s, 1910s, 1920s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.8
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: radiation, black market, plutonium, terminal illness, manhunt, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dishonesty, race against time, contamination, radiation poisoning, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Salisbury Poisonings (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: In March 2018 Salisbury became the site of an unprecedented national emergency. This three-part dramatisation focuses on the extraordinary heroism shown by the local community.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, suspense
Plot: spy, russian abroad, british government, poisoning, chemical weapon, father daughter relationship, hospitalization, police officer, father and daughter, intoxication, reconnaissance, prospector ...
Place: united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, sincere, tense ...
Plot: disaster, friendship, survival, race against time, nuclear threat, small town, escape, nuclear reactor, radiation, friends, couples, government facility ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chernobyl, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 306K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
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, lawyer, spy, cia, rescue, legal, justice, soviet spy, mission, undercover, judge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 50s, year 1957
Place: ussr, usa, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 2K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, undercover, state affairs, government agency, working undercover, secret service, secret agents, terrorist, spy, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, hostage, confined, race against time, one man army, leadership, golden years, heroes, save the day, crimes, cruise ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, lovers reunited, culture clash, idealism, couples, revolution, couple relations, looking for love, rebelliousness, parents and children, unlikely couple, aging ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%