Radiation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant radiation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic and suspense films and TV shows about / with radiation, catastrophe, danger, disaster, death, survival, escapades, nuclear, heroes and society plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
radiation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as radiation: Chernobyl (2019), The Cloud (2006), Z for Zachariah (2015), Chernobyl: Abyss (2019), Inseparable (2013), The Day After (1983), Pu-239 (2006), Silkwood (1983), Fantastic Four (2005), Chernobyl Diaries (2012).

List of radiation 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 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
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Z for Zachariah (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: post apocalypse, radiation, nuclear war, survivor, love triangle, apocalypse, farm, survival, jealousy, human nature, chaos, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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Fantastic Four (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, good versus evil, transformation, invisibility, radiation, dna, space station, friendship, scientist, adventure ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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 ...
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Like a Star Shining in the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple finds out what love truly means when one of them has a brush with death. When Anne and Marc met, it was love at first sight, and the longer they were together, the more they realized they never wanted to be apart. But not long after ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: optimism, radiation, terminal illness, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, couples, couple relations, love, male female relationship, family reunited, family relations, wedding planning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france
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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
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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
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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
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Fukushima 50 (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan risk their lives and stay at the nuclear power plant to prevent total destruction after the region is devastated by an earthquake an tsunami in 2011.
Style: suspense, sincere, psychological, tense
Plot: tsunami, earthquake, radiation, japanese history, japanese man, catastrophe, nuclear power, fukushima, disaster, japanese wife, japanese army, nuclear ...
Time: 2010s, year 2014, year 2011
Place: japan, pacific ocean
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Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, distopia, class conflict, cyborgs, fighting the system, politics, outer space, dark future, dystopic future, society ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
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Godzilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, giant monster, giant, godzilla, giant creature, deadly creature, disaster, dinosaur, tsunami, destruction, creature, prehistoric creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 90s, year 2014 ...
Place: japan, san francisco, usa, hawaii, tokyo ...
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Aftermath (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Searching for a happy ending to a tale of unimaginable disaster and horror, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar in rural Texas. The United States has hastily become embroiled in World War 3. A young doctor named ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, radiation, isolation, chaos, confined, escapades, hiding place, nuclear, zombie, friendship, fate of humanity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas
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Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Five vacationers and two crewmen become stranded on a tropical island near the equator. The island has little edible food for them to use as they try to live in a fungus covered hulk while repairing Kessei's yacht. Eventually they struggle over ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, starvation, survival, experiment gone awry, mutant, radiation, deadly creature, rescue, isolation, shipwreck, yacht, monster ...
Place: tokyo
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: nuclear war, small town, survival, disaster, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, demolished city, chaos, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, near future, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Hamilton (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish intelligence agent Carl Hamilton gets busy when it is discovered that a group of Soviet rebels intend to smuggle a nuclear weapons robot through Sweden. Carl and his colleague must risk life and limb to stop the uprising.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, radiation, escapades, heroic mission, super weapon, secret agents, undercover, arms dealing, government agency, chase, husband wife relationship, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: moscow russia, russia, sweden, washington d.c., stockholm sweden ...
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Spider-Man (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, was an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, 1994, to January 31, 1998. The producer/story editor ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, secret identity, heroes, photographer, newspaper, mutant, fighting crime, heroic mission, friendship, radiation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, apocalypse, alien planet, heroes, battles, mission, fictional war ...
Time: future
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Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, visually appealing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, resistance, disorder, mysterious character, clones, space and aliens, distopia, alien encounter, catastrophe ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, new york
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The Chain Reaction (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Contaminated by a nuclear-plant spill, an Australian worker hides with a woman and tries to warn the public.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, contamination, chase, quarantine, conspiracy, radiation, apocalypse, corporate crimes, corporate crime, survival, race against time, car chase ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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Lightspeed (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Government agent Daniel Leight has his radiation treatments sabotaged. He soon finds that he can now move at super speeds but only by risking metabolic damage which could prove to be fatal. 'Lightspeed' must now use his powers to go after ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: super speed, superhero, mutant, adventure, crimes, rivalry, heroes, undercover, government agency, race against time, escapades, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 2000s
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How I Ended This Summer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two men at a remote Arctic base begin mistrusting each other after an important radio message.
Style: tense, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: solitude, wilderness, radio, isolation, survival, human nature, arctic, confined, dishonesty, radiation, contamination, fish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, russia
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Radioactive (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA, China, Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries — through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre — and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.
Style: intellectual, uplifting, captivating, poignant, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: nuclear, chemistry, nobel prize, scientific research, radioactivity, science, radiation, backfire, husband wife relationship, scientific discovery, plan, nuclear power ...
Time: year 1986, year 1957, year 1961, year 1934, year 1945
Place: chernobyl, europe, france, hiroshima japan, stockholm sweden ...
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The Children (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, slasher ...
Plot: zombie, evil child, burned alive, contamination, toxic, rescue, deadly creature, mutant, plague, children, killer child, zombie attack ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new england
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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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