Nuclear power plant movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nuclear power plant movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with nuclear power plant, catastrophe, danger, radiation, nuclear, death, radiation sickness, hospital, nuclear reactor and scientist plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear power plant: Chernobyl (2019), Chernobyl Diaries (2012), Moths (2013), Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991), Land of Oblivion (2011), Dark (2017), Atomic Twister (2002), Chernobyl. Abyss (2021), Silkwood (1983), The Cloud (2006).

List of nuclear power plant 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, radiation poisoning, nuclear explosion, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, nuclear power plant, nuclear reactor, accident, scientist, post nuclear, save the day, salvation ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, chernobyl, soviet union, russia ...
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: stranded, tourist, nuclear power plant, radiation, abandoned building, mutant, survival, death, brutality, group of friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Place: ukraine, chernobyl, kiev ukraine, rome italy, paris france ...
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Moths (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 159 min.
TV show
Story: It's April of 1986. Pripyat, Ukraine. A core meltdown occurred at Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Power Plant. Over thirty people died during the blast but the estimated death toll as a result of the radiation fallout will reach a four-digit number. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, based on true events, disaster movie
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, love, catastrophe, accident, tragedy, evacuation, radiation sickness, forced abortion, robbery, helicopter
Time: year 1986
Place: ukraine, ussr
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Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl.
Style: medical drama
Plot: nuclear power plant, colleague colleague relationship, japanese man, death of brother, husband wife relationship, reporter, nuclear, radiation, catastrophe, female doctor, old couple, pregnant wife ...
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, california
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Land of Oblivion (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Ukraine, Poland, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tchernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, touching, gloomy
Plot: evacuation, radiation, small town, dealing with death, nuclear power plant, accident, tour guide, dead animal, wedding party, radiation poisoning, firefighter, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1986
Place: ukraine
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Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, alternate dimension, family relations ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Monolith's Whisper (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Uruguay
Duration: 68 min.
Story: STALKER: Monolith's Whisper tells the story of Alexey Savchuk, an exiled victim of the 1986 Chernobyl accident who enters the Exclusion Zone to find his lost brother after "The Second Catastrophe" where a mysterious second explosion ...
Style: bleak, art house, philosophical, psychological
Plot: stalker, mercenary, nuclear explosion, loner, freedom, nuclear power plant, quest, nuclear, life & death, future dystopia, soldier, religion ...
Place: ukraine, uruguay, chernobyl
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Category 7: The End of the World (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: It's tornadoes, hurricanes, electrical storms, and mass destruction as the effects of global warming brew into a super storm that threatens to rend the earth with an unprecedented power. Beautiful scientist Faith Clavell, storm chaser Tommy ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: global warming, survival, apocalypse, forces of nature, chaos, demolished city, save the day, deadly, save the world, imaginary, rescue, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san antonio texas, washington d.c., new york, michigan, paris france ...
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Atomic Twister (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When tornadoes hit a nuclear power plant, critically damaging the plant's cooling system, the results could be catastrophic. Atomic Twister, a countdown to disaster, traces an extraordinary day in the lives of small town citizens who ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, disaster movie
Plot: tornado, catastrophe, danger, race against time, heroes, disaster film, nuclear power plant, nuclear reactor, friends, deadly, boss and employee, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
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Chernobyl. Abyss (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Story: The film tells about the firefighter, heroically eliminating the consequences of the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Style: rough, disaster movie, bleak, sad, depressing ...
Plot: radiation, nuclear reactor, firefighter, death, evacuation, accident, firefighting, deadly, nuclear power plant, disaster film, radiation sickness, hospital ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, soviet union, chernobyl
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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, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, corporate crimes, uncover truth, workplace situations, company, conspiracy, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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The Cloud (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: DIE WOLKE (The Cloud) is about a breakdown of a nuclear power station in Germany and the story of two teenager-lovers Hannah and Elmar who take refuge. 38.000 people die and Hannah unfortunately becomes contaminated.
Style: touching, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: radiation, teenage love, hospital, survival, confined, supportive parent, contamination, catastrophe, chaos, evacuation, warning, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, northern germany, hamburg germany
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Minutes Past Midnight (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As midnight falls, all manner of terror invades the Earth. demons, cannibals, killers, ghosts and monsters swarm the world in these tales of the supernatural, the fantastic, and the just plain horrific. Featuring nine stories of horror.
Style: anthology, bleak, rough, scary
Plot: creature, ghost, cannibalism, monster, terror, serial killer, pursuit, gore, slasher, meat grinder, coffin, rat ...
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Escape to Nowhere (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cons and scams, hospital, political intrigue, frame up, state affairs, danger, crimes, rebellion, escapades, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, russia, england, alps, geneva switzerland
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Norman's Awesome Experience (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Through the experiment of a crazy scientist, his colleague Norman, model Erica and her photographer are sent back in time to the Romans. They arrive in a small village, controlled by the Roman Septimus Fabius and a fat village mayor. They teach the ...
Style: exciting, offbeat, humorous, semi serious
Plot: time travel, revolution, village life, disorder, imaginary, adventure, village, state affairs, sheep, siege, roman, nuclear power plant ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1st century
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Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, gothic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, deadly, government agency, secret past, scientist, burned alive, conspiracy, top secret, murder ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 80s, 1990s, year 1955 ...
Place: california
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Collapse (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Soviet Union
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 1986, Chernobyl disaster. Couples, friends, and a risk-taking journalist are woven into the larger framework of the disaster. Panic follows.
Plot: nuclear power plant, catastrophe, nuclear power, radiation sickness, nuclear, radiation, contamination, environmental issue, radioactivity, evacuation, tragedy, explosion ...
Time: year 1986, 80s
Place: ukraine
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Nature Unleashed: Earthquake (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Lithuania, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An earthquake destroys a Russian Nuclear Power plant.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disaster movie
Plot: earthquake, save the day, daring rescue, danger, race against time, adventure, forces of nature, catastrophe, disaster film, graphic violence, countryside, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, russia
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American Meltdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The telefilm centers on a present-day nuclear plant disaster and its aftermath.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, terrorism, save the day, conspiracy, danger, race against time, betrayal, catastrophe, nuclear reactor, scientist, cancer, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Island Claws (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: coast, crab, sea monster, giant animal, toxic waste, marine biologist, power plant, dna, burned alive, journalist, reporter, laboratory ...
Place: florida
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A Time of Roses (1969)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the year 2011, historian Raimo Lappalainen wants to illustrate how life was 50 years earlier. He becomes obsessed with the fate of a 1970s nude model, Saara Turunen, and finds a perfect actress to reconstruct her life and death in front of a TV ...
Plot: class conflict, stripper, model, democracy, nuclear power plant, past, class struggle, strike, nuclear power, photo model, distopia
Time: future, year 2012
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Hide and Seek (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A teen-aged computer enthusiast named Gregory writes a computer program, P-1, that grows and becomes self aware. P-1's instinct for survival starts to cause problems in the real world. Based on the 1977 Thomas Ryan novel, The Adolescence of P-1.
Plot: programmer, computer cracker, computer, high school student, nuclear power plant, hacking, artificial intelligence, computer program, talking computer
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Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the prehistoric warm-water beast the Crocosaurus crosses paths with that cold-water monster the Mega Shark, all hell breaks loose in the oceans as the world's top scientists explore every option to halt the aquatic frenzy. Swallowing ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: shark, military, giant animal, adventure, battles, crocodile, rivalry, special agents, danger, escapades, monster versus monster, government agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, africa, caribbean, congo
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The Plutonium Incident (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A worker at a nuclear power plant finds life in danger after she points out unsafe conditions.
Plot: union, nuclear, nuclear reactor, intrigue, accident, radioactivity, nuclear power plant, radiation sickness, nuclear power, drill, plutonium, working conditions ...
Place: oregon
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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, contemplative, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, painting, contamination, apocalypse, rain, legends and myths, artist, life & death, wise man, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
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Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: cannabis, nuclear power, commune, divorce, demonstration, nuclear power plant, molotov cocktail, male female relationship, pubic hair, male objectification, male nudity
Time: 80s
Place: chernobyl, central europe
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Spectral (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, survival, escapades, secret laboratory, space and aliens, military, science, battles, save the world, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, new york, eastern europe, virginia
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23 (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: cold war, kgb, hacker, espionage, conspiracy, computer, cocaine, conspiracy theory, spy, hospital, computers and web, computer genius ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany, east germany ...
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Spare Parts (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Embittered widower, Ludvik, spends his nights transporting illegal refugees in his van from Croatia, across Slovenia, and into Italy. The young and inexperienced Rudi acts as his helpmate. Together they become a well-trained duo who almost every ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, bleak
Plot: friendship, immigrants, widower, van, life is a bitch, working class, criminal, refugee, border crossing, smuggling, death of wife, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, former yugoslavia, slovenia, croatia, europe ...
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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, emotional, sincere, serious, tense ...
Plot: danger, love affair, radioactivity, infidelity, fall in love, love triangle, workplace situations, workplace, dangerous attraction, contamination, nudity (full frontal - brief), young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: france
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