Nuclear holocaust movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nuclear holocaust movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, exciting and stylized films and TV shows about / with nuclear holocaust, danger, chaos, heroes, apocalypse, catastrophe, post apocalypse, escapades, death and violence plots mostly in Action, Sci-Fi and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear holocaust: Chernobyl (2019), The 100 (2014), The Divide (2011), Testament (1983), By Dawn's Early Light (1990), Fist of the North Star (1995), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), Miracle Mile (1988), The Book of Eli (2010), Holocaust 2000 (1977).

List of nuclear holocaust 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: based on true events, thought provoking, harsh, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, nuclear explosion, nuclear threat, radiation poisoning, nuclear holocaust, nuclear power plant, nuclear reactor, accident, scientist, save the day, post nuclear, rescue mission ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, chernobyl, soviet union, russia ...
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The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, danger, leadership, space station, rivalry, nuclear war, young heroes, betrayal, heroes, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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: tense, suspense, bleak, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, confined, losing-it hero, bunker, danger, group of strangers, torment, nuclear holocaust, isolation, violence, nuclear war, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north korea
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe, radiation, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, chaos, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, military, bomber, undercover, life is a bitch, rebellion, politics, state affairs, society, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union, russia
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Fist of the North Star (1995)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From the immensely popular FIST OF THE NORTH STAR comic book series, comes a new hero. The fate of mankind rests with superhuman warrior Kenshiro who roams the wastelands of the future waging a battle against overwhelming evil. With the spiritual ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, destiny, superhuman powers, battles, adventure, vengeance, heroic mission, lone wolves, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: tokyo
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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, worldwide chaos, survival, save the world, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, future, 1950s ...
Place: london, england, europe, russia, new york ...
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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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, apocalypse, one night, nuclear holocaust, race against time, danger, panic, fall in love, love affair, survival, catastrophe, end of the world ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, antarctica
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The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, serious, biblical, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, lone hero, future dystopia, warrior, dystopic future, chaos, danger, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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Holocaust 2000 (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An executive in charge of a nuclear power plant in the Mid-East must stop his son-- who turns out to be the Anti Christ -- from blowing it up.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, save the world, good versus evil, danger, parents and children, religions or cults, nightmare comes true, chaos, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east
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Radioactive Dreams (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in an bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave their shelter to find a world full of mutants, freaks and ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, stylized, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, nuclear holocaust, chaos, crimes, adventure, danger, deadly, future dystopia, apocalypse, punk, disco, survivor ...
Time: 21st century, 40s, 1940s, middle ages
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New Fist of the North Star (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: In the 21st century, a nuclear war turned most of the Earth's surface into a desert wasteland, which also resulted in the contamination of the Earth's water supply. A man named Sanga has built the fortified haven of the "Last ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, rivalry, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, heroic mission, chaos, imaginary, danger, adventure, escapades, murder ...
Place: japan
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Fist of the North Star (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse with every passing moment. But a savior has risen ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, rough, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, chaos, anti hero, rivalry, heroes, tragic hero, anti heroes, post apocalypse, wrestler, murder, blood ...
Time: near future, future, 80s
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Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, apocalypse, dystopic future, man versus machine, post apocalypse, androids and robots, save the world, army, killer robot, technology gone awry, cyberpunk, destiny ...
Time: future, year 2003, 2000s, near future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
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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, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: cold war, radiation, apocalypse, catastrophe, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, survival, small town, nuclear explosion, war, anti war, hiding place ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, soviet union, missouri, new jersey
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, distopia, heroes, rescue, exile, dwarf, arena, camel, sandstorm, dictator ...
Time: future
Place: australia, sydney australia, south australia
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Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: surreal, atmospheric, cult film, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, protest, mutation, government corruption, distopia, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, year 2019, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 ...
Style: exciting, serious, intense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, man versus machine, apocalypse, chaos, chase, killer robot, artificial intelligence, robot, manhunt, terminator, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2030s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: cult film, offbeat, suspense, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear, military, satire, nuclear holocaust, paranoia, anti war, president, military base, catastrophe, weirdo, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942, 1960s
Place: pentagon, russia, soviet union
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Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, courage, leadership, danger, conspiracy, explosion, distopia, mystery, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
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Fist of the North Star (1984)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the remaining supply food and water left. Kenshiro, successor to an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, future dystopia, superhuman powers, danger, nuclear holocaust, chaos, vengeance, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, adventure, tragic hero ...
Time: near future, future
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When the Wind Blows (1986)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II
Style: touching, realistic, serious, bleak, adult animation ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, countryside, bomb shelter, war, nuclear holocaust, chaos, english countryside, 2d animation, nuclear war, insurance, radiation sickness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: vestiges of humanity, steampunk, post apocalypse, technology gone awry, save the world, man versus machine, fate of humanity, apocalypse, danger, parallel world, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 1940s
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Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: cult film, suspenseful, stylized, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, apocalypse, post apocalypse, chaos, dystopic future, car chase, future dystopia, vengeance, violence spree, heroes, danger, chases and races ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh - Chapter of Death in Love (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the Holy Emperor story arc, which primarily depicted the conflict between Kenshiro and Souther. New characters Reina, one of Raoh's army officers who falls in love with him, and her brother Soga, Raoh's advisor, play ...
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: post apocalypse, wrestler, nuclear holocaust, one against many, supernatural power, heroes, friendship, brother vs brother, emperor, warrior, fight, superhuman powers ...
Time: future, 2000s
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Eve of Destruction (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eve is a military robot made to look exactly like her creator, Dr. Eve Simmons. When she is damaged during a bank robbery, the robot becomes an unstoppable killing machine. Colonel Jim McQuade is assigned to stop the robot and with the help from Dr. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, terrorism, danger, androids and robots, chaos, race against time, a.i., deadly, crimes, save the world ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Danger Beneath the Sea (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, submarine, military life, rebelliousness, military, undercover, danger, rivalry, race against time, adventure, nuclear holocaust, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, russia, north korea
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2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which is controlled by the Euraks, to rescue the only fertile ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, apocalypse, adventure, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, anti hero, race against time, anti heroes, danger, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019
Place: new york, usa
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Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, terrorism, save the day, secret agents, government agency, race against time, special agents, undercover, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, vengeance, escapades, battles, androids and robots, space wars, good versus evil, space and aliens, man versus machine, danger, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: future
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