Nuclear radiation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nuclear radiation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense, cult film and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with nuclear radiation, danger, catastrophe, nuclear, disaster, death, radiation, apocalypse, explosion and post apocalypse plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear radiation: Chernobyl (2019), Chernobyl Diaries (2012), The Midnight Sky (2020), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Fukushima 50 (2020), Shin Godzilla (2016), The War Game (1966), Grand Central (2013), Friend of the World (2020), One Night Stand (1984).

List of nuclear 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: dark, thought provoking, atmospheric, harsh, rough ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nuclear power plant, radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear reactor, save the day, nuclear holocaust, scientist, nuclear explosion, salvation, nuclear threat, abandoned city, disaster ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: chernobyl, ussr, ukraine, moscow russia, europe ...
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: stranded, tourist, mutant, death, nuclear power plant, virus, abandoned building, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, radiation, brutality, abandoned city ...
Place: chernobyl, ukraine, kiev ukraine, london, rome italy ...
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The Midnight Sky (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.
Style: futuristic, apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, tricky ...
Plot: space travel, post apocalypse, space station, astronaut, survival, nuclear radiation, space colony, scientist, space exploration, terminal illness, spacecraft, apocalypse ...
Time: 2040s
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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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear submarine, courage, radiation sickness, nuclear, military, radiation, sea, catastrophe, radioactivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, year 1989, 80s ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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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, psychological, sincere, tense
Plot: japanese history, radiation, earthquake, nuclear power, japanese wife, nuclear radiation, nuclear power plant, disaster, catastrophe, natural disaster, police officer, tsunami ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011, year 2014
Place: japan, pacific ocean
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Shin Godzilla (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: From the mind behind Evangelion comes a hit larger than life. When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through the city, the government scrambles to save its citizens. A rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red ...
Style: suspense, tense, serious, dark, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, godzilla, monster, destruction, giant, evolution, military, scientist, radioactivity, biohazard, tunnel, reporter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo
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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: disturbing, apocalyptic, futuristic, semi documentary, serious ...
Plot: nuclear war, apocalypse, distopia, post apocalypse, nuclear threat, cold war, war, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe, disaster, found footage, survival ...
Time: 60s, future
Place: england, europe, britain
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Grand Central (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young unemployed man finds work at a nuclear power plant and begins an illicit affair with the fiancée of one of his senior workmates.
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, radioactivity, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, workplace situations, workplace, nuclear power plant, contamination, woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2012
Place: france
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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, psychedelic, rough, scary, neo noir ...
Plot: body horror, military, surrealism, absurdism, parasite, post apocalypse, fight, murder, violence, escape, filmmaker, acid trip ...
Time: near future, 21st century, future, 2020s
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One Night Stand (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Australia, four teenagers in a Sydney theater are astounded to hear the news that a nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration.
Plot: awol, nuclear radiation, fear, soldier, flashback, radio, friendship, nuclear, pacifism, fictional war, new year's eve, teenage girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Hardware (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark 13 is a government-built killing machine programmed with artificial intelligence, able to repair and recharge itself from any energy source. Through a series of coincidences, the cyborg's head ends up in the home of a sculptress as a ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, macabre, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, post apocalypse, cyborgs, distopia, apocalypse, killer robot, desert, robot, survival, man versus machine, woman in danger, terminator ...
Time: future
Place: new york
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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, plutonium, manhunt, radiation poisoning, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dishonesty, race against time, contamination, nuclear war, nuclear radiation, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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The Third Planet (1991)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Drawing heavily from Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's 1971 novella 'Piknik na obochine' ('Roadside Picnic') as well as Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 film adaptation ('Stalker'), 'Tretya planeta' tells the ...
Style: surreal
Plot: surrealism, nuclear radiation, illness, male nudity, female nudity, skinny dipping, topless woman, teenage girl, swimming, nudity (full frontal - brief), male full rear nudity, quest ...
Place: ussr
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Goldfinger (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Special agent 007 (Sean Connery) comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox -- and obliterate the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, witty, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, british secret service, gold, race against time, secret agents, espionage, car chase, car, adventure, murder, chase ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: kentucky, switzerland, england, florida, geneva switzerland ...
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Dr. No (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey ...
Style: realistic, sexy, exciting, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, 007, british secret service, terrorist plot, spy hero, secret agents, espionage, cia agent, death of friend, person on fire, cold war ...
Time: future, 60s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, england, london ...
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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, suspense, exciting, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, atomic bomb, distopia, disaster, nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, nuclear threat, redneck, military, survival horror, terror ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.
Style: disturbing, political
Plot: radiation sickness, starvation, teenager, hunger, ruins, grave, children, death of mother, black market, death of child, skeleton, nuclear radiation ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
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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, suspense, suspenseful, epic ...
Plot: godzilla, giant monster, monster, creature feature, creature, giant animal, destruction, rescue, giant lizard, giant creature, humanity in peril, mutation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2019, year 2014, 2010s
Place: japan, boston, china, san francisco, colorado ...
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Until the End of the World (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Australia, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Until The End of the World is an odyssey for the modern age. As with Homer's Odyssey, the purpose of the journey is to restore sight -- a spiritual reconciliation between an obsessed father and a deserted son. Dr. Farber, in trying to find a ...
Style: thought provoking, surreal, bleak, futuristic, apocalyptic ...
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, chase, catastrophe, satellite, postmodernism, end of the world, god, humanity, desert, surveillance, destiny ...
Time: future, 90s, near future, year 2000, year 1999
Place: tokyo, australia, berlin germany, paris france, south of france ...
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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, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, nato, world war three, apocalypse, aviation, nuclear war, nuclear threat, disaster, terrorism, post apocalypse, end of the world, distopia ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1991
Place: ussr, russia, usa, nebraska, washington d.c. ...
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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, mind bending, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time, time loop, save the world, alternate timeline, quantum physics, espionage, terrorism, cia agent, time traveler, secret agents ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, india, london, vietnam, kiev ukraine ...
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American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: cia, spy, counter terrorism, terrorist, terrorism, revenge, kickboxing, training, mentor, assassin, beach, vigilantism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, warsaw poland, istanbul turkey, italy, virginia ...
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Super Fuzz (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dave Speed is no ordinary Miami cop--he is an irradiated Miami cop who has developed super powers. Unfortunately, he doesn't quite know how to use them and this gets him in trouble with his long-suffering partner. Red powder from a nuclear ...
Style: humorous, sexy, parody, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: superhero, heroes, superhuman powers, nuclear, vengeance, finnish, culture clash, romance, creativity, nostalgia, farce, buddy cop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
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Sayonara (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The world's first human-android acting duo, called Android Theater Project, is the collaborative brainchild of noted Japanese playwright Oriza Hirata and the leading robotics scientist Hiroshi Ishiguro. "Sayonara" is a remakable ...
Plot: riding a bicycle, androids, nuclear radiation, nudity (full frontal - brief), radioactivity, dancing, fire, nuclear explosion, death, little girl, suicide, poem ...
Place: japan, south africa
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Blackhat (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computer, terrorist, terrorism, espionage, computer hacker, terrorist plot, spy, fbi, chase, hacking, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century
Place: hong kong, los angeles, china, malaysia, chicago illinois ...
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The Midnight After (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars and vendors, a group of passengers climbs aboard a minibus that is to take them from Mongkok to Tai Po. The group is as diverse as the city: there’s ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: survival, parallel world, apocalypse, mystery, dark humor, chaos, human nature, rivalry, society, new world order, political satire, fukushima ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
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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, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, whistleblower, working class, workplace, women, research, environmental, fighting the system, contamination, uncover truth, corporate crime, lesbian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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Atomic Rulers (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Super criminals are planning to infiltrate Earth with mass nuclear destruction! Only Starman can defend civilization by thwarting evil!
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, manga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, alien invasion, orphan, catastrophe, disaster, martial arts, alien encounter, apocalypse, good versus evil, androids and robots, space and aliens, save the world ...
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Chernobyl: Abyss (2021)
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, depressing, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: nuclear power plant, radiation, disaster, radiation sickness, nuclear reactor, death, evacuation, accident, firefighting, communism, society, rescue mission ...
Time: year 1986, 80s, 20th century
Place: chernobyl, ussr
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, harsh, serious, apocalyptic ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear war, disaster, apocalypse, post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, radiation, end of the world, distopia, natural disaster, nuclear threat, world war three ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas, new jersey, missouri, ussr ...
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