Movies and TV shows like Chernobyl

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Chernobyl (2019)
 9.6
 287K
Chernobyl (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
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, thought provoking, atmospheric, rough, bleak, realistic, factual, harsh, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: nuclear power plant, communism, radiation poisoning, nuclear reactor, nuclear power, nuclear holocaust, nuclear explosion, salvation, rescue mission, radiation, heroic mission, save the day, buried truth, post nuclear, daring rescue, radiation sickness, save the world, society, nuclear threat, uncover truth, scientist, 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 realistic, serious, touching and bleak films and TV series with plots about politics, society, state affairs, danger, catastrophe, death and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Chernobyl: Moths (2013), World Trade Center (2006), The Path to 9/11 (2006), The Crown (2016), Testament (1983). 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, bleak, based on true events
Plot: radiation, catastrophe, love, radiation sickness, nuclear power plant, tragedy, accident, evacuation, helicopter
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military life, race against time, danger, countryside, wartime life, against humanity, heroes, leadership, military, soldier, apocalypse, ship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: belgium, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, survival, september 11 2001, marine, trapped, rescue, war on terror, heroes, daring rescue, demolished city, heroic mission, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Path to 9/11 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: terrorism, white house, politics, september 11 2001, hijacking, danger, dishonesty, deadly, government agency, head of state, undercover, special agents ...
Time: 90s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.7
 84K
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, based on true events, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, queen, british history, palace intrigue, woman, power, prime minister, winston churchill, monarch, monarchy, politics ...
Time: 1950s
Place: buckingham palace, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 5K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, danger, nuclear war, chaos, parents and children, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 540 min.
Story: Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: white house, politics, interracial relations, master and servant, workplace situations, power relations, campaign, state affairs, hopes, human spirit, society, head of state ...
Time: 40s, 20s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: rough, realistic, serious, clever, captivating ...
Plot: politics, racism, mayor, interracial relations, life is a bitch, crimes, state affairs, urban, society, murder, city council, lawsuit
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.8
 518
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, danger, save the day, chaos and mayhem, escapades, working class, king, dancing, torture, adultery, poverty, prostitution ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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
Plot: treason, espionage, double agent, betrayal, mole, kgb, university, spy, secret agents, communism, working class, undercover ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 4K
East/West (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: communism, love and romance, kgb, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, propaganda, husband wife relationship, emigrant, immigration, freedom, letter ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, touching, gloomy, realistic
Plot: tour guide, evacuation, radiation, haunted by the past, disorder, firefighter, dealing with death, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, small town, dead animal, accident ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 2K
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: love affair, society, colony, intrigue, women, conspiracy, working class family
Time: 17th century, 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: stylized, serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, death, nurse, midwife, coworker, child birth, family life, young woman, new job, friends, best friends ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963, year 1961 ...
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 689 min.
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, sincere, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: museum, elderly, iron curtain, couples, looking for love, culture clash, german, revolution, idealism, family relations, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: german, rescue, ship, passenger, ocean or sea, torment, danger, military, nazism, war, pow, shark ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.5
 39K
The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama
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: doctors and patients, addiction, hospital, life is a bitch, surgeon, gory, medicine, workplace situations, power relations, realism, drugs/alcohol, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, cold war, sea disaster, nuclear, patriotism, radiation, underwater, heroes, state affairs, ocean or sea, politics ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1990s
Place: soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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An Ordinary Execution (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During the last days of Stalin's reign, a doctor (Marina Hands) tries to go unnoticed in a society of mutual dread where a neighbour or colleague might "denounce" you to the authorities at any moment.But tales of her healing touch ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, bleak, serious ...
Plot: power relations, head of state, couples, kgb, society, mentally unstable, innocence lost, moral dilemma, state affairs, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: russia, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.3
 293
Oppenheimer (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
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: realistic, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: heroes, super weapon, ego clash, moral dilemma, danger, nuclear threat, secret place, anti heroes, war, physicist, atomic bomb, scientist ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 1K
Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, rich and poor, master and servant, royal family, family relations, state affairs, siblings relations, romance, society, high society, infidelity, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.2
 18K
Victoria (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, factual, based on true events ...
Plot: british history, royal family, queen victoria, monarchy, palace intrigue, power, prime minister, husband wife relationship, queen of england, queen, politics, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: britain, buckingham palace
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tom Hanks, Imagine Entertainment and HBO present From the Earth to the Moon, the dramatic story of the unforgettable Apollo missions and their heroic astronauts, from President John F. Kennedy's historic speech, through the first manned ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nasa, space travel, astronaut, space program, moon, moon landing, outer space, against the odds, inventions and discoveries, spacecraft, dreams, chases and races ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed ...
Style: epic, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: on the run, suicide, prostitute, mayor, thief, bishop, injustice, nun, period piece, french, redemption, respect ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, mental illness, family problems, maturity, under the surface, social relations, psychology, complex characters, life philosophy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Story: Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: titanic, society, social differences, heir heiress, sea disaster, workplace situations, immigrants, iceberg, danger, irish, workplace, working class ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: ireland, new york, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, epic, stylized, classic literature ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, queen, political intrigue, power struggle, betrayal, battles, rivalry, throne, army, society ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The incredible story of the events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, working undercover, incompetent official, state affairs, failed attempt, crime, witnessing a crime, deadly, leadership, law enforcement, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.7
 7K
The Kennedys (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 346 min.
Story: The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his ...
Style: realistic, talky, thought provoking, serious, stylized
Plot: politics, white house, kennedy family, tragic event, president, cold war, historical character, ambition, family relations, patriotism, liberal, leader ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Separate But Equal (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the ...
Style: clever, sincere, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, civil rights, racial segregation, school, battles, power relations, righting the wronged, discrimination, rebellion, injustice, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: south carolina, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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