Nuclear weapon movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nuclear weapon movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, cult film, psychotronic, exciting and intense films and TV shows about / with nuclear, danger, race against time, heroes, suspense, military, escapades, catastrophe, apocalypse and weapons plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear weapon: The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Meteor (1979), Deep Core (2000), MacGruber (2010), The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003), Operation Red Sea (2018), The Abyss (1989), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Tehran (2020), Red Joan (2018).

List of nuclear weapon movies

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, splatter, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, cemetery, monster, undead, punk, cannibalism, female nudity, crematorium, supernatural, paramedic, zombie attack, transformation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, san diego california, kentucky
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Meteor (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use ...
Style: psychotronic, intense, light, campy, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, cold war, nasa, end of the world, natural disaster, astronaut, avalanche, translator, race against time, apocalypse, astrophysicist, general ...
Time: 70s, future, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., russia, hong kong, france ...
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Deep Core (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A powerful laser machine rips the core of the earth causing earthquakes and tsunamis, and only one man and his team can save the planet from destruction. Will they succeed? Action, suspense and disaster for fans of the genre.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, technology gone awry, forces of nature, heroes, undercover, chaos, escapades, nuclear, conspiracy, chinese, catastrophe, earth ...
Time: 90s
Place: china
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MacGruber (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ex-special operative MacGruber (Forte) is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth (Kilmer), who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, DC.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, satirical, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: sarcasm, undercover, hotshot hero, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, satire, good versus evil, nuclear, swat team, spy, gunfight, violence ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa, las vegas, siberia ...
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The Hero: Love Story of a Spy (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Arun Khanna is a spy for the Indian government whose aid is enlisted to stop ISI Chief Ishak Khan. Khan is trying to build a nuclear bomb with which he can liberate Kashmir from the Indians. A battle of wits ensues. When Khan detonates a bomb at ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, secret mission, spy, one man army, undercover, undercover agent, daring rescue, tragic love, heroic mission, race against time, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: pakistan, india, kashmir, canada, asia ...
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Operation Red Sea (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: China, Morocco, Hong Kong
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A squad of the Jiaolong Commando Unit - Sea Dragon, a spec ops team of the Chinese Navy, carries out a hostage rescue operation in the nation of Yewaire, on the Arabian Peninsula, and fiercely fights against local rebel groups and Zaka, a terrorist ...
Style: exciting, breathtaking, propaganda film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex special forces, chinese army, ship, nuclear, law enforcement, terrorism, military, war, group of criminals, save the day, arms dealer, suspense ...
Place: somalia, china
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The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: ocean, ufo, first contact, submarine, alien, sea, disaster, catastrophe, survival, heroic mission, space and aliens, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.
Style: entertaining, intense, emotional, enigmatic, feminist film ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, superheroine, wonder woman character, woman fights a man, female fighter, female warrior, superhuman powers, heroes, amazon, strong female lead, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., russia, egypt, new york ...
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Tehran (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA, UK, Greece
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, thrilling
Plot: mossad, covert operation, secret agents, computer, hacker, suspense, spy, computer hacker, criminal, investigation, hostage, terrorist group ...
Place: tehran iran, israel, iran
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Red Joan (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
Style: suspenseful, factual, realistic, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: woman, world war two, atomic bomb, female spy, interrogation, propaganda, politics, spy, suspense, oppression, kgb, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 2000s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: hiroshima japan, canada, russia, montreal, ussr
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The Bedford Incident (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, political, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, world war two, military, propaganda, suspense, russian, ship, heroic mission, battlefield ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia, atlantic ocean, greenland
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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: political, disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, terrorism, vietnam war, conspiracy, general, military, cult, disaster, assassination, hostage, ransom demand, prison escape ...
Place: montana, vietnam, asia, usa
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Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an explosion and realize that Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack. Looters and killers are everywhere. Escaping to the hills with his family, he sets about the ...
Style: apocalyptic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, atomic bomb, distopia, disaster, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, suspense, redneck, military, survival horror ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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The Manhattan Project (1986)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, cold war, nuclear, bomb, runaway, military, whistleblower, heist, scientist, plutonium, laboratory, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
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Flight of Black Angel (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A top US Air Force fighter pilot decides that his call sign of Black Angel means that he's a messenger of God. Freely committing murders as he goes, he steals a nuclear weapon and his plane. Taking a family hostage to help him, he works on ...
Style: semi serious, futuristic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hijacking, space, disaster, hostage, fighter pilot, religious fanatic, radioactivity, atomic bomb, u.s. air force, save the day, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, intense, realistic, political, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, nuclear threat, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, military, u.s. air force, atomic bomb, chaos, apocalypse, race against time, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: russia, new york, pentagon, usa, ussr ...
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Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, cold war, suspense, navy, military, russian, nuclear bomb, spy, war, u.s. navy, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
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The Core (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with ...
Style: intense, serious, entertaining, apocalyptic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, disaster, survival, apocalypse, save the world, post apocalypse, catastrophe, hacker, worldwide chaos, space, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century
Place: san francisco, rome italy, washington d.c., los angeles, london
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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, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space, space wars, space and aliens, androids and robots, cyborgs, alien planet, extinction, human in outer space, military, heroes, space battle ...
Time: future
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: tense, political, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, u.s. air force, espionage, terrorism, secret service, suspense, betrayal, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, california, austin texas, russia ...
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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, futuristic, harsh, serious ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear war, disaster, apocalypse, post apocalypse, end of the world, nuclear holocaust, radiation, catastrophe, distopia, nuclear bomb, natural disaster ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas, new jersey, missouri, nebraska ...
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I Spy (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, exciting, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, buddies, undercover, special agents, boxing, secret service, secrets, redemption, kidnapping, cia, betrayal ...
Place: budapest, monte carlo, central europe, las vegas, washington d.c.
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Mexico
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the ...
Style: captivating, psychotronic, suspenseful, anamorphic, perverse ...
Plot: godzilla, giant monster, monster, creature feature, creature, giant animal, destruction, rescue, giant lizard, kaiju, humanity in peril, military ...
Time: year 2014, 2010s, year 2019, 21st century
Place: japan, boston, antarctica, china, colorado ...
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The Dark Side of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: It is the year 2022. A mysterious systems failure causes the crew of a spaceship to be stranded on the dark side of the moon, while rapidly running out of fuel and oxygen. They are surprised to discover a NASA space shuttle floating in space, and ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: supernatural, space, spacecraft, moon, isolation, escapades, good versus evil, technology gone awry, confined, devil, space marine, trapped ...
Time: future
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Miss Sherlock (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Sherlock has a peculiar character flaw. She does not open her heart to strangers. She is Japanese, but was born in Britain. She now works as an investigation consultant for the police department. Wato Tachibana is an excellent surgeon and is guided ...
Style: exciting, captivating, intellectual
Plot: sherlock holmes, murder, investigation, female protagonist, police, terrorist, twists and turns, partners, uncover truth, talented, riddles and clues, peril ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Earth II (1971)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the near future, a space station dubbed Earth II is built for the purpose of scientific research and world peace. However, that peace is shattered when the Chinese send up a nuclear bomb that is orbiting just a few miles away from the station. ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: space station, spacewalk, distopia, space, satellite, nasa, race against time, save the world, space and aliens, escapades, save the day, heroes ...
Time: future
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Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the year 2163 the starship Ikarie XB-1 (Ikarus XB-1) is sent to the mysterious "White Planet" orbiting the star Alpha Centauri. Travelling at near-light speed, the journey takes around 28 months for the astronauts, although the effects ...
Style: futuristic, psychotronic, weird, cult movie cast, cult film
Plot: space, utopia, spacesuit, planet, robot, trapped in space, spacecraft, surrealism, alien, monster, space travel, dancing ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Genesis II (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A scientist who has been preserved in suspended animation wakes up to find himself in a primitive society in the future.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, serious, futuristic, psychotronic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, apocalypse, failed pilot, end of the world, suspended animation, nasa, cave, rebellion, shock, sent to the future, chaos ...
Time: near future, future, 70s, 22nd century
Place: arizona, new mexico
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Godzilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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, intense, suspenseful, psychotronic, epic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: monster, giant monster, dinosaur, disaster, godzilla, catastrophe, mutant, creature, kaiju, giant, military, deadly creature ...
Time: jurassic, 90s, 2010s, year 2014, year 1999 ...
Place: japan, hawaii, san francisco, tokyo, usa ...
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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, absurd, satirical, unusual plot structure, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nazi, space, space travel, flying saucer, steampunk, ufo, invasion, nazism, moon, alternate reality, german, astronaut ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: germany, new york, washington d.c., usa
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