Nuclear testing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nuclear testing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, cult film and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with nuclear testing, nuclear, danger, catastrophe, desert, mentor, dialogue, nuclear explosion, weapons and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres shot in USA, Japan, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear testing: The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Dark Blood (2012), Barn of the Naked Dead (1974), Bridge of Spies (2015), The New People (1969), Nightbreaker (1989), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), Test (2014), Choice of Purpose (1975).

List of nuclear testing movies

The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A Russian scientist is arriving to the states caring secret information’s. Disembarking from his plane, he and his American contacts are attacked by a pair of KGB assassins (Anthony Cardoza and John Morrison). Later, it is revealed that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, mutant, nuclear bomb, mad scientist, deadly creature, danger, deadly, psychopath, chaos, chase, murder, creature feature ...
Time: 60s
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Romania
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, brutal, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, cannibalism, desert, rape, survival, victim, kidnapping, massacre, danger, fear, escape attempt, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
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Dark Blood (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmed in 1993 but never completed due to River Phoenix's death, Dark Blood tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: desert, captivity, couples, on the road, danger, dangerous attraction, isolation, radiation, under the surface, nuclear testing, off the road, contamination
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, utah
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Barn of the Naked Dead (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert. The next morning cheerful Andre offers them help in fixing their car. However, Andre is really a maniac with a lot of family problems; his mother ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: crazy, women's prison, cougar, station wagon, nuclear testing, captive, women in prison, mutant, psychopath, sheriff, agent, bare breasts ...
Place: nevada
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Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, cia, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
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The New People (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The New People is a short-lived 1969 American television series on ABC that focused on a group of young college students who were returning from a trip in Southeast Asia when their plane crashed on an island in the south Pacific Ocean. The crash ...
Plot: young woman, youth, desert island, short lived, college student, teenager, airplane accident, stranded on an island, nuclear, young man, survivor, island ...
Place: pacific ocean
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Nightbreaker (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. An ex-G.I. tells Brown he was a test subject during the 1950's, exposed to atomic bomb radiation in the Nevada desert-- will Brown help the man ...
Plot: neurologist, desert, casino, u.s. army, mushroom cloud, atomic bomb, deception, radiation, radiation sickness, nuclear testing, puppet, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, nevada
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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, end of the world, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, chaos, race against time, danger, global warming, survival, escapades, save the world, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, future, 50s ...
Place: london, england, europe, russia, new york ...
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Test (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They live in the steppe. A father and a daughter. Nothing may disturb the eternal order. Tomorrow always comes. And every morning the father goes away to work. And she stays alone. To wait for her father. And to feel. Two men are in love with her. ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, parents and children, teenage love, rivalry, love and romance, father daughter relationship, death of father, farm, coming of age, youth, love, rain ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: russia
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Choice of Purpose (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A story of the creation of the atomic bomb in America, Germany and the USSR.
Plot: cold war, beard, physicist, nuclear bomb, post war, nuclear weapon, historical event, nuclear threat, nuclear, scientist, nuclear testing
Place: usa, soviet union
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Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The 4th film in the Godzilla franchise restores the serious tone of the original Godzilla film. A greedy developer has placed huge machines to suck dry a part of the ocean near Tokyo so he can build luxury condos. After a storm, a giant egg washes ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, moth, giant monster, godzilla, dangerous animal, twins, island, catastrophe, danger, deadly, journalism, save the world ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, adventurer, archaeology, treasure, artifact, chase, heroes, russian, good versus evil, race against time ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, nevada, connecticut ...
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Ground Zero (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for a secret that if true, his government has already killed ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, escapades, legal, amateur detective, radiation, contamination, photojournalist ...
Time: 50s
Place: australia, south australia, melbourne australia
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Godzilla (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dinosaur, godzilla, danger, chaos and mayhem, human versus monster, experiment gone awry, giant, save the world, deadly creature, chases and races, save the day, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, future
Place: new york, usa, tahiti, ukraine, panama ...
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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, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, nuclear bomb, military, scientific research, physicist, top secret, scientist, u.s. military, death ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, germany, russia
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Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, desert, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, family relations, working class, introspection, single parent, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military base, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, couple relations, romance, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
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Ulzhan (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or glory. He's looking for a way to heal his wounded ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gulag, introspection, looking for love, mountain, loss of family, treasure, travel, quest, oil well, nuclear explosion, horse, ruins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, orphan, alien invasion, escapades, evil alien, chases and races, rivalry, save the world, space and aliens, good versus evil, adventure, catastrophe ...
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