Nuclear explosion movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nuclear explosion movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, exciting and cult film films and TV shows about / with nuclear explosion, danger, catastrophe, explosion, disaster, heroes, nuclear, death, chaos and scientist plots mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear explosion: Chernobyl (2019), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Iron Sky (2012), Pulse 3 (2008), Ulzhan (2007), War Book (2014), Guilty Not Guilty (2018), Solar Attack (2006), Crack in the World (1965), Gunhed (1989).

List of nuclear explosion movies

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 ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, nuclear explosion, nuclear reactor, scientist, save the day, salvation, rescue mission, accident ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, chernobyl, ukraine, russia, moscow russia ...
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The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: cold war, terrorism, espionage, terrorist, nuclear threat, nuclear war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, covert operation, nuclear, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, chechnya, usa, russia ...
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Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
Style: humorous, not serious, stylized, futuristic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, nazism, steampunk, alternate reality, ufo, flying saucer, moon, outer space, nuclear explosion, astronaut, german, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, germany
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Pulse 3 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Seven years after the last attack by the "soulless ghosts" who haunted the human race twice before, the world is left void of all deadly electronics that almost destroyed it... or so we thought. Living a primitive existence on the ...
Style: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: afterlife, video game, nuclear explosion, suicide, full moon, supernatural, ghost, computers and web, future dystopia, chaos, post apocalypse, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: houston texas
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Ulzhan (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or glory. He's looking for a way to heal his wounded ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gulag, introspection, nuclear explosion, looking for love, mountain, quest, travel, oil well, loss of family, treasure, oil company, nuclear testing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Monolith's Whisper (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Uruguay
Duration: 68 min.
Story: STALKER: Monolith's Whisper tells the story of Alexey Savchuk, an exiled victim of the 1986 Chernobyl accident who enters the Exclusion Zone to find his lost brother after "The Second Catastrophe" where a mysterious second explosion ...
Style: art house, philosophical, psychological, bleak
Plot: stalker, nuclear explosion, mercenary, loner, freedom, nuclear power plant, quest, religion, nature, ecology, nuclear, mutant ...
Place: chernobyl, ukraine, uruguay
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War Book (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out to test post-nuclear scenarios. Low-budget but high-concept, War Book ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, bleak, tense ...
Plot: politics, apocalypse, chaos, international crisis, state affairs, international relations, end of the world, terrorism, disaster, nuclear war, nuclear explosion, government official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, india, london, mumbai india, pakistan
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Guilty Not Guilty (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A dark side of India's Nuclear Programme
Style: educational, cult film
Plot: abuse of power, world politics, un, family, changing the future, sick child, social media, human rights, justice, loss of husband, nuclear explosion, radiation ...
Place: new york, washington d.c.
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Solar Attack (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the sun's increasing expulsions of plasma threaten to ignite methane in our atmosphere, international tensions rise while scientists race for a solution to avoid natural disaster.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, forces of nature, heroic mission, save the world, natural disaster, escapades, survival, space and aliens, adventure, catastrophe, scientist, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Place: detroit, shanghai, moscow russia, new zealand, russia ...
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Crack in the World (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Steven Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the Earth.This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the earth's crust, which threatens to ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: disaster, love triangle, chaos, survival, race against time, apocalypse, terminal illness, nuclear explosion, end of the world, earthquake, escapades, benign alien ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, big ben london, london
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Gunhed (1989)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High-concept Sci-Fi adventure about an island that actually is a computer called Kyron 5, itself created to design and manufacture super-advanced robots to be used as slaves for the rest of the world. One day Kyron decides that human beings are ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, man versus machine, save the world, battles, timebomb, deathtrap, nuclear explosion, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, disaster, fighting the system, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s
Place: new york, texas
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Alien Hunter (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Government agents find evidence of extraterrestrial life at the South Pole.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, space travel, government agency, supernatural, rivalry, satellite, womanizer, farming, alien invasion, nuclear explosion, submarine ...
Time: future
Place: antarctica
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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 ...
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventurer, treasure hunt, adventure, treasure, archaeology, artifact, chase, tombs and skeletons, jungle, heroes, sword fight ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: peru, latin america, mexico city, south america, usa ...
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Underwater (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: giant monster, sea monster, animal attack, giant creature, fear, earthquake, sea creature, ocean, monster, water, creature, laboratory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A look at India's second confidential nuclear test series at Pokhran lead by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: nuclear, nuclear reactor, husband wife relationship, satellite, sandstorm, army, politics, political unrest, cia, espionage, nuclear explosion, nuclear testing ...
Time: year 1998
Place: india
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Icebreaker (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage, save the day, confined, race against time, escapades, isolation, nuclear threat, resort, on the run, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
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Malevil (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his employees. As they are drinking wine, they hear a terrible ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, disaster, mountain, escape, fascism, cooking and food, chaos, nuclear holocaust, tunnel, mentally unstable, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
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The Giant Monster Gamera (1965)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A nuclear explosion in the far north unleashes Gamera, the legendary flying turtle, from his sleep under the ice. In his search for energy, Gamera wreaks havoc over the entire world, and it's up to the scientists, assisted by a young boy with a ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: giant monster, turtle, monster, prehistoric creature, nuclear explosion, lighthouse, morse code, scientist, child in peril, train wreck, eskimo indian, burned alive ...
Place: japan
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Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, cold war, computer, disaster, nuclear threat, ultimatum, mathematics, nuclear war, usa president, catastrophe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: canada, washington d.c., rome italy, moscow russia, colorado ...
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Next (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies ...
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreknowledge, changing the past or future, destiny, psychic, supernatural ability, precognition, save the day, time travel, a vision, terrorism, chase, seeing the future ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
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Hulk (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, intense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, experiment gone awry, superhero, genetics, chase, mutant, transformation, adventure, dark hero, mad scientist, anger, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: california, san francisco, central america, new york, south america
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Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, disaster, war, against humanity, state affairs, military, life is a bitch, confined, battles, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, asia, usa
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Barefoot Gen (1983)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old ...
Style: adult animation, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, disaster, anti war, catastrophe, orphan, burned alive, contamination, demolished city, atrocity, bombing, radiation sickness, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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Ground Zero (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for a secret that if true, his government has already killed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, politics, murder, dead father, australian aboriginal, contamination, photojournalist, state affairs, amateur detective, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, south australia
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The Gathering (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cassie Grant (Christina Ricci) is a young girl from the United States who is wandering through England on foot. On her way to Ashby Wake Cassie is hit by a car. The driver of the car, Mrs Marion Kirkman (Kerry Fox), immediately calls an ambulance. ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: archaeologist, excavation, amnesia, church, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, clergy, strong female character, crimes, memory loss, a vision ...
Time: contemporary, 1st century
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Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Style: serious, realistic, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, atomic bomb, military, scientist, scientific research, physicist, death, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 is being attacked by giant creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind. The child Shinji's objective is to fight the Angels by piloting one of the mysterious Evangelion mecha units. A remake of the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, mecha ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, chaos, battles, pilot, angel, supernatural, adventure, save the world, space travel, future dystopia, man versus machine, heroes ...
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: suspense, cynical, humorous, not serious, biting ...
Plot: cold war, satire, nuclear, anti war, military, paranoia, bomb, president, weirdo, disaster, pilot, nuclear threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: pentagon, russia, ussr
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DeepStar Six (1989)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, race against time, experiment gone awry, chaos, deadly creature, technology gone awry, heroic mission, dangerous animal, sea, shark, sea monster ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
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