Atomic bomb movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant atomic bomb movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, bleak and exciting films and TV shows about / with atomic bomb, danger, catastrophe, nuclear, bomb, military, death, brutality, war and world war two plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as atomic bomb: Manhattan (2014), Red Joan (2018), Fail-Safe (1964), The Sum of All Fears (2002), The Saboteurs (2015), On the Beach (2000), Scorcher (2002), Panic in Year Zero! (1962), The Shadow (1994), Blast from the Past (1999).

List of atomic bomb movies

Manhattan (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, world war two, scientist, military base, laboratory, ambition, inventions and discoveries, military, race against time, power relations, relationship vs career, workplace ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1943
Place: new mexico, usa
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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: suspense, intense, suspenseful, factual, realistic ...
Plot: female spy, woman, atomic bomb, world war two, interrogation, suffering, oppression, kgb, politics, propaganda, older man younger woman relationship, interrogation room ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, 2000s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: ussr, soviet union, hiroshima japan, canada, montreal quebec canada ...
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
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, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, cold war, atomic bomb, control room, politics, military, danger, race against time, u.s. air force, translator, military life, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, ussr ...
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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, rough, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, terrorism, espionage, nuclear threat, terrorist, nuclear war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, nuclear, spy, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, year 2002 ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, usa, russia, israel ...
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The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, danger, ambition, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, moral dilemma, military, soldier, bomb, resistance, chemistry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, germany, england
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On the Beach (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, exciting, gloomy ...
Plot: submarine, save the world, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, survival, heroic mission, atomic bomb, race against time, adventure, danger, navy, nuclear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia
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Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, evacuation, apocalypse, race against time, soldier, daring rescue, save the world, government agency, atomic bomb, adventure, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, antarctica, washington d.c. ...
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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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: atomic bomb, survival, post apocalypse, radiation, danger, catastrophe, family life, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, demolished city, chaos, mutant ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
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The Shadow (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, neo noir, entertaining, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: superhero, adventure, invisibility, good versus evil, secret identity, monk, danger, undercover, heroic mission, vigilante, escapades, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, asia, usa, tibet
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Blast from the Past (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, cold war, fall in love, bunker, romance, hiding place, teaching the ways of the world, couples, atomic bomb, baseball, fish out of water, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1962 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
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Brick Mansions (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a dystopian Detroit, grand houses that once housed the wealthy are now homes of the city's most-dangerous criminals. Surrounding the area is a giant wall to keep the rest of Detroit safe. For undercover cop Damien Collier, every day is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: parkour, undercover cop, ghetto, undercover, race against time, martial arts, gunfight, master criminal, crimes, gang, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: detroit, new orleans, canada, new jersey
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Heroes Wanted (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Agents from diverse Spanish local police forces are called to form a special team.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, unusual plot structure, tense
Plot: conspiracy, team, terrorism, terrorist, minister, police officer, police, atomic bomb, bomb, danger, special agents, violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: spain, andalusia, basque country, madrid, catalonia
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Rhapsody in August (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story centers on an elderly hibakusha, who lost her husband in the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, caring for her four grandchildren over the summer. She learns of a long-lost brother, Suzujiro, living in Hawaii who wants her to visit him ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: anti war, family relations, haunted by the past, human nature, battles, society, parents and children, siblings relations, memory, samurai, post war, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, hawaii, asia, usa, tokyo ...
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Donovan's Echo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, mystery, afterlife, nobody believes, danger, death in the family, a vision, loss of daughter, mental illness, subconscious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa
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The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.
Style: suspense, sentimental, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: spy, baseball, espionage, gay, baseball player, military police, checkpoint, battlefield, locker room, explosion, dressing room, atomic bomb ...
Time: year 1941
Place: usa, tokyo, zurich switzerland, italy
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Hiroshima Maiden (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: "You have to think about whether they're really your friends," Johnny's dad says when Johnny talks to him about the grief his pals have been giving him lately. The other boys haven't exactly tried to understand why Dad ...
Plot: atomic bomb, surgery, fbi, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, disfigurement, friend, disfigured face, prejudice, family relations, reenactment, japanese girl ...
Time: post world war two, 1950s, 50s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
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Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978)
Genre: Action, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find out what's happened, the police suspect him of the ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: journalist, millionaire, university, police, atomic bomb, kidnapping, superhero, world trade center manhattan new york city, extortion, student, kidnapped, bound and gagged ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Slacker (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, ...
Style: talky, humorous, witty, experimental, contemplative ...
Plot: philosophy, writers, hitchhiker, cafe, twenty something, sunglasses, hit and run, burglar, telescope, anarchist, atomic bomb, moon ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, barcelona spain, austin texas ...
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Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Well-intentioned history lesson; the decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, war, danger, nuclear holocaust, battles, super weapon, secret place, state affairs, heroes, against humanity, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, usa, asia, pacific ocean, hiroshima japan
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The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A high-school teacher (Kenji Sawada) builds an atomic bomb to hold Tokyo hostage, then cannot decide what he wants.
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, car chase, satire, high school teacher, plutonium, atomic bomb, laboratory, track down, urban, teachers and students, nuclear threat, radiation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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Young Einstein (1988)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beatuiful French scientist Marie Curie, as ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, factual, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: atomic bomb, farce, rise to the top, folk hero, nothing goes right, heroes, obsessive quest, misfit, odd couple, prodigy, legends and myths, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, tasmania, sydney australia, paris france
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Octopussy (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: nuclear threat, adventure, james bond, espionage, secret service, secret agents, race against time, terrorism, british secret service, gadget, smuggling, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, east berlin, europe, east germany ...
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Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: survival, world war two, radiation sickness, atomic bomb, nuclear war, life is a bitch, danger, village life, parents and children, village, terminal illness, couple relations ...
Time: year 1950, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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Hiroshima (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 190 min.
Story: Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, politics, nuclear, atomic bomb, wartime life, office, catastrophe, emperor, invasion, battles, deadly weapon, anti war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: hiroshima japan, asia, usa, japan, new york
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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: realistic, serious, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, ego clash, moral dilemma, soldier, military, scientific research, physicist, scientist, death, u.s. military, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
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The Face of Jizo (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits Mitsué (Rié Miyama). He had somehow learned that she has ...
Plot: atomic bomb, father daughter relationship, war
Place: hiroshima japan
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, talky ...
Plot: emperor, japanese history, investigation, war crime, occupation, war, politics, moral dilemma, political intrigue, ruler, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, berlin germany ...
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, harsh, based on true events
Plot: chemistry, nobel prize, radiation, nuclear, scientific research, radioactivity, science, scientific discovery, backfire, plan, nuclear power, blueprint ...
Time: year 1957, year 1961, year 1945, year 1986, year 1934
Place: paris france, stockholm sweden, hiroshima japan, chernobyl, sweden ...
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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, bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, anti war, children in wartime, orphan, catastrophe, contamination, burned alive, demolished city, atrocity, radiation sickness, bombing, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, cult film, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, motorcycle gang, experiment, hallucination, military, protest, suprisingly clever, mutation, government corruption, distopia, nuclear holocaust, scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 80s, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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