Explosion movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant explosion movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, exciting and realistic films and TV shows about / with explosion, danger, mentor, dialogue, chase, catastrophe, heroes, murder, death and vengeance plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
explosion movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as explosion: Homeland (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Deepwater Horizon (2016), Apollo 13 (1995), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), The Avengers (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Jericho (2006).

List of explosion movies

Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, explosion, investigation, danger, surveillance, top secret, treason, paranoia, spy, marines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, heroes, good versus evil, chaos and mayhem, explosion, police detective, terrorist, criminal underworld, chaos, destruction, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, serious, tense, twist ending, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, justice, murder, prison, twists & turns, crime, death, master criminal, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, bleak, disturbing
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, explosion, u.s. mexico border, cia, brutality, little girl, violence, gunfight, rescue, corruption, warrior ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: texas, somalia, mexico
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: disaster movie, factual, emotional, compassionate, intense ...
Plot: natural disaster, trapped, oil rig, survival, sea, rescue, explosion, courage, post traumatic stress disorder, greed, self mutilation, employee employee relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010
Place: louisiana, boston, california
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Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: nasa, space program, astronaut, space travel, survival, spacecraft, race against time, rescue, moon, explosion, against the odds, outer space ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, wisconsin, texas, houston texas
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Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, bomb, explosion, gold, deception, heist, gunfight, violence, racial slur, danger, race against time, henchman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, quarry, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec ...
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, India, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, mission, secret agents, explosion, frame up, teamwork, terrorist, undercover, save the day, top secret, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, mumbai india, seattle washington ...
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The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, superhuman powers, monster, save the world, imaginary, heroic mission, giant, costumed hero, alien invasion, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, assassination, navy seal, espionage, track down, 9/11, terrorist, explosion, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
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Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, small town, chaos, isolation, leadership, courage, danger, conspiracy, heroes, explosion, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, artificial intelligence, partners against crime, computer system, hi-tech, crimes, fighting crime, computer genius, characters in danger, heroes, privacy invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: rehabilitation, explosion, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, physical therapy, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, friendship, investigation, saving a life ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: boston
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military life, military, heroes, wartime life, death, battles, ambush, battle, explosion, war ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Europe during WWII, a group of American soldiers on their way to military prison are beset upon by a German artillery attack, escaping with Switzerland in their sights. Before making it any farther, they volunteer to steal a V2 warhead for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: explosion, war, escape, gunfight, partners, adventure, survival, cult, military, heroic mission, battles, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, france, europe
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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, rescue, hostage, violence, explosion, surveillance, ransom, deception, hand to hand combat, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
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Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: captivating, intense, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, spy, secret agent, british secret service, secret service, 007, james bond, explosion, british intelligence, secret service agent, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, england, europe, turkey, asia ...
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City on Fire (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, disaster movie
Plot: arson, revenge, explosion, fire, burning building, trapped, rescue, firefighter, disaster film, city, hospital, firemen ...
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'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, war, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, hapless soldier, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london
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The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: firefighter, rescue, skyscraper, survival, race against time, explosion, fire, negligence, catastrophe, hysteria, escape attempt, evacuation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
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Heaven (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorist, love, redemption, fall in love, on the run, justice, murder, police, translator, explosion, bomb, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, race against time, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog, escape attempt, flood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
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Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, fbi, explosion, revenge, investigation, vigilantism, danger, race against time, deadly, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, south america, latin america, washington d.c., los angeles
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Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, helicopter, terrorism, betrayal, explosion, gunfight, race against time, crimes, escapades, chases and races, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, battles, military, explosion, war, wartime life, anti war, escapades, survival, heroes, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, italy
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Sand Serpents (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jason Gedrick and a small group of Marines are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big worms prove to be an ally of sorts by doing ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, scary
Plot: soldier, explosion, survival, mutant, danger, deadly, chaos, war, desert, taliban, abandoned mine, worm ...
Time: prehistory
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, supernatural, murder, dark fantasy, secret identity, deadly creature, youth, supernatural ability, friends, survival, hunt down, crimes ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, adventure, incest, king, political intrigue, betrayal, fantasy world, sex scene, royal family, killings, imaginary ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
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The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, tense, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, chaos, warrior, dystopic future, brutality, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face ...
Style: exciting, serious, gloomy, comic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: scientist, superhuman powers, transformation, superhero, giant, on the run, mutant, adventure, military, experiment gone awry, escapades, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, new york, usa, rio de janeiro, virginia ...
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