Movies and TV shows like Chernobyl

If you like "Chernobyl" you are looking for atmospheric, heartbreaking and based on true events movies or TV shows about / with radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear explosion, scientist, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust and nuclear threat themes of Drama, History and Thriller genre shot in USA or UK.
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Chernobyl (2019)
 9.5
 387K
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: atmospheric, heartbreaking, based on true events, realistic, bleak, dark, thought provoking, rough, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear explosion, scientist, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, save the world, post nuclear, save the day, nuclear reactor, nuclear power, salvation, nuclear, rescue mission, buried truth, heroic mission, daring rescue, radiation sickness, communism, society, physicist, firefighter, 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, politics, dialogue, state affairs, catastrophe, runaway and culture clash 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), Fail-Safe (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Moths (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 200 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: rough, suspenseful, based on true events, bleak
Plot: radiation, catastrophe, love, tragedy, nuclear power plant, accident, evacuation, radiation sickness, helicopter
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 31K
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: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: expedition, anthology, insanity, violence, rescue, dying, paranoia, delusion, trial, corpse, self sacrifice, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, sea disaster, underwater, nuclear, cold war, patriotism, radiation, ocean or sea, heroes, state affairs, 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: bleak, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: evacuation, radiation, firefighter, small town, dealing with death, accident, nuclear power plant, tour guide, wedding party, radiation poisoning, dead animal, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1986
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, military, nuclear threat, danger, race against time, u.s. air force, atomic bomb, chaos, military life, bomber, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, corporate crimes, uncover truth, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 562
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: military, escapades, anti war, battles, danger, nuclear holocaust, leadership, chaos, soldier, war, state affairs, wartime life ...
Time: 80s, near future
Place: alaska, russia, usa, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: civil war, journalism, photojournalist, politics, civil rights movement, life is a bitch, state affairs, media, liberal, dictatorship, war correspondent, war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 8.7
 87K
The Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: british royal family, royal family, british history, queen, monarchy, winston churchill, prime minister, monarch, power, politics, palace intrigue, woman ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: tense, thought provoking, captivating, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, lawsuit, mayor, urban, interracial relations, murder, city council
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 51K
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, sincere, tense ...
Plot: politics, president, cold war, military, nuclear threat, leadership, political intrigue, undercover, race against time, rivalry, state affairs, un ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, soviet union, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.4
 36K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Style: offbeat, mind bending, thought provoking, captivating, clever ...
Plot: scientist, secret, dishonesty, buried truth, who to trust, politician, danger, mysterious character, conspiracy, life turned upside down, crimes, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, tense, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, radiation, control room, media, swat team, politics, danger, uncover truth, conspiracy, nuclear reactor, power plant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, pennsylvania, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.5
 108K
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: serious, rough, atmospheric, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, talented, psychopath, law enforcement, multiple suspects, crimes, unlikely relationship, partners, cruelty, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: nuclear threat, white house, politics, cold war, state affairs, leadership, government agency, ego clash, head of state, save the world, undercover, ultimatum ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, captivating, bleak, serious, emotional
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, battle zone, military, soldier, adventure, life is a bitch, ocean or sea, countryside, leadership, military life, ship, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 566
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, cia, terrorist, government agency, secret service, helicopter, financial driven terrorism, secret agenda, deadly, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 93K
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, 9/11, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, september 11 2001, passenger, peril, attack, failed attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania, cleveland ohio, virginia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 132K
JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, investigation, kennedy assassination, political conspiracy, assassination, cia, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government, legal investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, cuba, vietnam, washington d.c., texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 3K
Jamestown (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, realistic, disturbing, melancholic
Plot: colony, society, love affair, working class family, intrigue, women, conspiracy
Time: 17th century, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 544
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: serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, escapades, danger, working class, king, dancing, poverty, prison, abduction, destruction ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
Style: serious, talky, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, kgb, mole, secret service, double agent, secret agents, investigation, betrayal, british, russian ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, czechoslovakia, paris france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: spy, cold war, cia, double agent, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, idealism, intrigue, patriotism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 50s, year 1944 ...
Place: usa, cuba, congo, africa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 3K
The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: London 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: spy, cold war, secret agents, espionage, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, government agency, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 267K
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, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, cia, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, danger, justice, mission, undercover, secret agent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 72K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: captivating, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, vampire, save the world, survival, deadly virus, scientist, supernatural, good versus evil, fate of humanity, plague, professor, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 802
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, unlikely criminals, crimes, mystery, who done it, legal investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 2K
Trust Me (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A series of gripping thrillers that expose the dark side of the people we trust to care for us - doctors.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nurse, secret, single mother, deception, hospital, doctors and patients, make believe, colleague colleague relationship, salvation
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, hopes, social relations, human nature, homecoming, life is a bitch, small town, redemption, small town life, family tragedy, shooting, murder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 53K
Ladder 49 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, rough ...
Plot: firefighter, trapped, friendship, rescue, practical joke, danger, tragic hero, redemption, parents and children, family relations, race against time, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%