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, exciting, futuristic and stylized films and TV shows about / with nuclear holocaust, danger, heroes, chaos, escapades, catastrophe, apocalypse, post apocalypse, violence and death plots mostly in Drama, Action and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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nuclear holocaust movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear holocaust: The 100 (2014), Chernobyl (2019), The Divide (2011), The Day After (1983), The Book of Eli (2010), By Dawn's Early Light (1990), Fist of the North Star (1995), Battlestar Galactica (2004), On the Beach (2000), Holocaust 2000 (1977).

List of nuclear holocaust movies

The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, fate of humanity, youth, survivor, young heroes, leadership, space station, rivalry, human existence, nuclear holocaust, betrayal ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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: thought provoking, dark, heartbreaking, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear power plant, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, nuclear explosion, nuclear reactor, scientist, save the day, salvation, rescue mission, accident ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, chernobyl, ukraine, russia, moscow russia ...
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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: suspense, tense, bleak, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: confined, nuclear holocaust, losing-it hero, survival, torment, isolation, bunker, survival horror, social decay, nuclear war, human nature, group of strangers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north korea
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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, serious, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: nuclear war, cold war, nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, radiation, disaster, world war three, catastrophe, hysteria, life is a bitch, survival, post apocalypse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, ussr, nebraska ...
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, killer robot, androids and robots, cyborgs, nuclear holocaust, terminator, changing the past or future, sent to the past, robot vs. robot, evil robot, man versus machine, robot ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, biblical, serious, rough, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, lone hero, warrior, future dystopia, chaos, protector, dystopic future, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: 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, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear holocaust, apocalypse, fighter jet, false accusation, terrorism, military, politics, race against time, nato, bomber, nuclear missile, chaos ...
Time: 80s, year 1991, 90s
Place: ussr, russia, usa, turkey, nebraska ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, destiny, superhuman powers, battles, adventure, vengeance, post apocalypse, heroic mission, chaos, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: tokyo
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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, suspenseful, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, man versus machine, killer robot, chase, apocalypse, chaos, time travel, technology gone awry, one against many, artificial intelligence, time traveler ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, near future, 2030s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills
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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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, space battle, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, apocalypse, alien planet, heroes, battles, mission, fictional war ...
Time: future
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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: nuclear war, submarine, save the world, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, heroic mission, survival, atomic bomb, race against time, post nuclear, nuclear, navy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia
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Holocaust 2000 (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 105 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, scary, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, save the world, good versus evil, chaos, religions or cults, nightmare comes true, parents and children, family relations, curses spells and rituals, antichrist ...
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, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mutant, nuclear holocaust, chaos, crimes, adventure, dark humor, apocalypse, future dystopia, disco, punk, survivor, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, 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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, good versus evil, nuclear holocaust, superhuman powers, heroic mission, escapades, adventure, chaos, murder, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: future
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: serious, rough, bleak, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, chaos, tragic hero, heroes, rivalry, wrestler, murder, samurai, vengeance, post apocalypse, tough heroes ...
Time: near future, future, 80s
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Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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: nuclear war, small town, survival, disaster, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, demolished city, chaos, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, near future, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, post apocalypse, leadership, conspiracy, courage, distopia, mystery, disaster, selflessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear war, chaos, apocalypse, race against time, panic, nuclear holocaust, fall in love, love affair, survival, end of the world, disaster, gas station ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, antarctica
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Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, apocalypse, man versus machine, post apocalypse, dystopic future, androids and robots, army, killer robot, save the world, technology gone awry, cyberpunk, distopia ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2003, 2000s, near future
Place: los angeles, san francisco
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, desert, nuclear holocaust, rescue, heroes, dwarf, exile, survival, villain, dictator, tribe, ex-cop ...
Time: future
Place: australia, south australia, sydney australia
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, future dystopia, superhuman powers, kung fu classic, nuclear holocaust, chaos, vengeance, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, tragic hero ...
Time: near future, 80s, 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: realistic, touching, serious, bleak, adult animation ...
Plot: countryside, cold war, nuclear threat, bomb shelter, war, nuclear holocaust, chaos, english countryside, insurance, nuclear war, radiation sickness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, adult animation, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, steampunk, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, technology gone awry, man versus machine, save the world, fate of humanity, distopia, life is a bitch, heroes, parallel world ...
Time: future, 1940s
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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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: post apocalypse, wrestler, nuclear holocaust, heroes, supernatural power, warrior, brother vs brother, superhuman powers, emperor, battles, friendship, fight ...
Time: future, 2000s
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, harsh, depressing, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, siblings relations, hunger, survival, world war two, death of child, war, homelessness, bomb, desperation, hiding place, theft ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, terrorism, chaos, androids and robots, space and aliens, nuclear holocaust, terminator, save the world, race against time, a.i. ...
Time: 90s
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, submarine, military life, rebelliousness, adventure, race against time, undercover, rivalry, military, nuclear holocaust, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, korea, north korea
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The Final Option (1982)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, undercover, terrorism, hostage, isolation, adventure, state affairs, anti war, working undercover, politics, rivalry, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london
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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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, secret agents, terrorism, save the day, political conspiracy, working undercover, special agents, government agency, undercover, crimes, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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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 wars, androids and robots, space travel, escapades, battles, vengeance, space and aliens, good versus evil, man versus machine, adventure, future dystopia, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: future
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