World war three movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant world war three movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful, cult film, surprise ending and exciting films and TV shows about / with world war three, danger, apocalypse, nuclear war, end of the world, death, heroes, cold war, explosion and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as world war three: The Day After (1983), Hunter Killer (2018), Black Garden (2019), WW 3 (2001), Cadaver (2020), Blood Of The Beast (2003), World War III (1982), X-Men: First Class (2011), The War Game (1966), Left Behind: World at War (2005).

List of world war three movies

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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Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, battleship, navy, swat team, world war three, commando unit, race against time, aircraft carrier, ocean, russian army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2017
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scotland, usa, russia ...
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Black Garden (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set on Christmas Eve, eight days after the war ends, survivor Kate discovers a mysterious radio signal and befriends the voice. As she embarks on a journey to find its origins, Kate encounters the isolation and horror of a nuclear war and the failed ...
Style: neo noir, psychotronic, dark, suspense, art house ...
Plot: strong female lead, distopia, world war three, false identity, psychopath, delusion, betrayal, military, lie, survival, politics, murder ...
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WW 3 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Larry Sullivan is a white collar FBI agent, but when a mysterious virus strikes on board a cruise ship he's send to his uncle John, a recluse who shoots at strangers, but one of the last surviving experts from the 1960s programs to develop ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: bio weapon, terrorism, special agents, race against time, heroes, world war three, plague, track down, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Cadaver (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, a starving family find hope in a charismatic hotel owner. Lured by the prospect of a free dinner, they discover that the evening's entertainment blurs the lines between performance and reality. Will they ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, apocalyptic
Plot: post apocalypse, mother daughter relationship, world war three, hotel, corpse, theater, fight, girl, family, starvation, oppression, husband wife relationship ...
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Blood Of The Beast (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: In the year 2012, the 3rd great war comes to an end. The war claims no victors, but both sides succeed in executing their chemical warfare campaigns. The result is over 3 billion deaths. Over ninety-eight percent of the male survivors are rendered ...
Style: experimental, avant garde, surreal, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, paranoia, mass destruction, violence, massacre, death, distopia, mass death, apocalypse, cloning, religion, camping ...
Time: 2030s, future, 2010s
Place: usa
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World War III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic, rough ...
Plot: military, world war three, chaos, nuclear holocaust, battles, soldier, state affairs, war, leadership, heroes, escapades, wartime life ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, near future
Place: alaska, russia, usa, moscow russia, ussr
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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural power, mutant, superhero, teenage superhero, superhuman powers, tough guy, supernatural, super villain, genetics, team, superhuman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1962, 1940s ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, switzerland ...
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The War Game (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, cold war, disaster, nuclear war, radiation, world war three, distopia, chaos, state affairs, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 60s
Place: europe, england, britain
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Left Behind: World at War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A year and a half ago the world was hit with the biggest catastrophe it had ever seen. Without warning and without explanation, hundreds of millions of people simply vanished off the face of the earth. The world was in chaos like it had never been ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, save the world, leadership, survival, political conspiracy, race against time, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, government agency, chaos, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, future, near future
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By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a nuclear missile is launched by presumably Soviet forces toward Turkey, the beginning of the ultimate war to end all wars WW 3 is started. Powers Boothe, his girlfriend and copilot Rebecca DeMornay and their flight crew take off in a B 52 on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, fighter jet, false accusation, terrorism, military, politics, race against time, nato, bomber, nuclear missile, chaos ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: ussr, russia, usa, turkey, nebraska ...
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Future War 1986 (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American scientist constructs a laser satellite with hopes of preventing any nuclear conflicts from occurring. However, after a fatal error from both the US and the USSR governments, war breaks out and humanity faces a new bloodshed.
Plot: world war three, cold war, space shuttle, nuclear war, world
Time: 80s
Place: moscow russia, west germany, usa, middle east, japan ...
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Endgame (1983)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the year 2025, a nuclear holocaust has left New York City an irradiated, but not abandoned, wasteland. The ruined city is inhabited now by scavenger packs and telepathic mutants, who are persecuted by the elite survivors. Keeping the people ...
Style: serious, exciting, futuristic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, rock, telepathy, post apocalypse, life is a bitch, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, escapades, contests and competitions, adventure, society ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, chase, espionage, spy, gadget, race against time, secret agents, world domination, undercover, 007, heroic mission, top secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hamburg germany, england, hong kong, london ...
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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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Octopussy (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Fabergé egg. James Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, nuclear threat, adventure, espionage, secret service, race against time, secret agents, terrorism, british secret service, smuggling, gadget, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, east berlin, europe, east germany ...
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WarGames (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: hacker, cold war, nuclear threat, computer cracker, nuclear war, computer genius, chess, computer system, nuclear, computer, faked death, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, paris france, ussr, california
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Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Plot unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: time paradox, time loop, cia agent, time travel, quantum physics, time, alternate timeline, terrorism, save the world, apocalypse, terrorist, mission ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, india, vietnam, kiev ukraine, london ...
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Friend of the World (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: After a catastrophic war, an eccentric general guides a filmmaker through a ravaged bunker.
Style: suspense, neo noir, surreal, experimental, absurd ...
Plot: post apocalypse, military, zombie apocalypse, nightmare, body horror, surrealism, absurdism, bunker, murder, fight, filmmaker, violence ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, near future
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The Big Bang (1987)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In 1995, Italy annihilates Libya, which destroys Israel. Africa bombs Germany, which in turn attacks France. Luxembourg conquers England. Sweden, Monte Carlo and Switzerland immolate themselves.The Russians decide to liquidate the Americans, who ...
Style: adult animation, parody, sexual, sexy, cult film ...
Plot: satire, bossy wife, murder, coworker relationship, death, masculine woman, fictional war, male to female cross dressing, barbershop, general, lust, surfing ...
Time: 90s, near future, year 1995
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The Divide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: confined, nuclear holocaust, losing-it hero, survival, torment, isolation, bunker, survival horror, social decay, nuclear war, human nature, group of strangers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north korea
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Miracle Mile (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After 30 years of searching, Harry (Edwards) has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear war, chaos, apocalypse, race against time, panic, nuclear holocaust, fall in love, love affair, survival, end of the world, disaster, gas station ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, antarctica
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Whoops Apocalypse (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the ...
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: satire, chaos, silly humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), island, chaos and mayhem, society, politics, state affairs, head of state, terrorism, world war two ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, england, caribbean, britain, ussr ...
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The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the hazy aftermath of World War III, the fallout from a 'nuclear misunderstanding' (which lasted two minutes and twenty eight seconds, including the signing of the peace treaty) is producing strange mutations amongst the survivors, and ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, stylized, avant garde ...
Plot: satire, post apocalypse, radiation, fish out of water, future dystopia, human nature, apocalypse, dark humor, disorder, chaos, farce, starting over ...
Time: future
Place: england, london
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Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A fictional confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the Strait of Hormuz, the gateway to the Persian Gulf. The narrative of the film details the events that lead up to the initial exchange of nuclear weapons from the ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: nuclear holocaust, anti war protest, nuclear war, cold war, geopolitics, military service, disaster, catastrophe, mass death, mayhem, american politics, downbeat ending ...
Place: usa, ussr, saudi arabia, middle east
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Message From The Future (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the year 3005, a delegate from the future arrives in 1985 to convince the present leaders make certain World War III happens, which he guarantees will make for a better future. Having already caused natural disasters and catastrophes by coming ...
Plot: radioactivity, world war three, un, sex, tv news, newspaper, female nudity, nuclear bomb, telepathy, atomic bomb, teleportation, robot ...
Time: future
Place: israel
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The Challenge (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: All-out war between the United States and an Asian country is averted when the two sides agree to settle their differences by each choosing a single soldier as champion and having the two men fight to the death on an isolated island.
Plot: island, fight to the death, vietnam veteran, battles, world war three, cynicism, mercenary, communist, jungle, satellite, cheating, politician ...
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WCW World War 3 1998 (1998)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: World War 3 1998 took place on November 22, 1998 from The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. There was a double main event with the Three Ring, 60 Man Battle Royal to earn a WCW World Heavyweight Title shot as the first and the second ...
Plot: wrestling, world championship wrestling, new world order, hawaiian, professional wrestling, british, strongman, feud, giant, stupidity, martial artist, security guard ...
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Brazil Year 2000 (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Year 2000. Brazil was partially devastated by the Third World War. An immigrant family arrives in a small town, which they call "I Forgot." The trio is recruited by an indigenist to pretend to be Indians during the visit of a general. In ...
Plot: rocket, devastation, poverty, world war three
Time: future
Place: brazil
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The Fifth Missile (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The crew of a Polaris submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning. One of the poison's effects is to make its victims hallucinate, and the sub's captain imagines that he has been given an ...
Plot: submarine, psychiatrist, bomb, russian, race against time, war game, nuclear, navy, water, world war three, missile, doomsday
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