Radiation sickness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant radiation sickness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, suspense and rough films and TV shows about / with radiation sickness, radiation, catastrophe, disaster, death, danger, nuclear, survival, radiation poisoning and nuclear power plant plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as radiation sickness: Chernobyl: Abyss (2019), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Chernobyl (2019), When the Wind Blows (1986), Black Rain (1989), Barefoot Gen (1983), Inseparable (2013), The Cloud (2006), A Translator (2018), The Ten (2007).

List of radiation sickness movies

Chernobyl: Abyss (2019)
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, bleak, sad, depressing, thought provoking ...
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, radiation sickness, disaster, nuclear reactor, firefighter, evacuation, death, accident, firefighting, communism, rescue mission ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: chernobyl, ussr
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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: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear, nuclear submarine, sea disaster, catastrophe, patriotism, leadership, race against time, radiation, iceberg ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, year 1961, 90s ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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 9.4
 686K
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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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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 7.9
 3K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: survival, world war two, atomic bomb, radiation sickness, nuclear war, social relations, family relations, couples, war, life is a bitch, parents and children, homecoming ...
Time: year 1945, year 1950
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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 8.0
 8K
Barefoot Gen (1983)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old ...
Style: adult animation, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: world war two, disaster, anti war, catastrophe, orphan, burned alive, contamination, demolished city, atrocity, bombing, radiation sickness, atomic bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, hiroshima japan
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 7.4
 644
Inseparable (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
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, catastrophe, love, evacuation, radiation sickness, accident, tragedy, robbery, helicopter, forced abortion, disaster
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, ukraine
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 6.3
 3K
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: serious, bleak, touching, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: radiation, disaster, teenage love, hospital, contamination, supportive parent, survival, confined, warning, chaos, evacuation, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany, northern germany
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 7.0
 814
A Translator (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they are sent to Cuba for medical treatment. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: university professor, hospital, treatment, sick child, translator, investigation, tragedy, catastrophe, radiation, radiation sickness, threat, evacuation ...
Time: 80s
Place: chernobyl, havana cuba
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 4.9
 17K
The Ten (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.
Style: cynical, not serious, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: nudist, moral dilemma, human nature, dark humor, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, violence, ventriloquist dummy, parachutist, atheism, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., mexico, st. louis missouri
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 7.3
 112
Inseparable (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Based on true events, a boy and a girl fall in love during the worst nuclear disaster in history.
Plot: radiation sickness, disaster, robbery, catastrophe, radiation, helicopter, forced abortion
Time: year 1986
Place: ussr, ukraine
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 6.2
 2K
Radium Girls (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young women toiling in a factory are exposed to hazardous material which takes a disastrous toll on their health.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, social
Plot: factory, strong female character, factory worker, american history, labor union, workplace problem, labor movement, disgruntled worker, social injustice, radiation, working class, civil rights ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new jersey
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 5.0
 3K
Black Garden (2019)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set on Christmas Eve, eight days after the war ends, survivor Kate discovers a mysterious radio signal and befriends the voice. As she embarks on a journey to find its origins, Kate encounters the isolation and horror of a nuclear war and the failed ...
Style: neo noir, psychotronic, dark, suspense, art house ...
Plot: strong female lead, distopia, world war three, false identity, psychopath, delusion, betrayal, military, lie, survival, politics, murder ...
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 7.3
 466K
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, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: time paradox, time loop, cia agent, time travel, quantum physics, time, alternate timeline, terrorism, save the world, apocalypse, terrorist, mission ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, india, vietnam, kiev ukraine, london ...
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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, elderly couple, lapland, disaster, coworker relationship, radiation, husband wife relationship, death of brother, art dealer, death in the family, american abroad, firefighter ...
Time: year 1986
Place: california, ussr
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 8.0
 7K
The War Game (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.
Style: serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, cold war, disaster, nuclear war, radiation, world war three, distopia, chaos, state affairs, political unrest, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 60s
Place: europe, england, britain
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 6.3
 464
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: psychiatrist, cold war, puppet, radiation, atomic bomb, nuclear explosion, desert, pig, duplicity, casino, radiation sickness, u.s. army ...
Time: 50s
Place: las vegas, nevada
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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: security, nuclear power, working conditions, plutonium, nuclear reactor, accident, nuclear, intrigue, radioactivity, union, radiation sickness, nuclear power plant ...
Place: oregon
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 5.0
 166
Shelter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With a catastrophic event rapidly approaching, 18 people vie for 10 spots in the small town's only bomb shelter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, futuristic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chaos, apocalypse, disaster, small town, family relations, society, escapades, hopes, clergy, fight, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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In the Year 2889 (1969)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The last seven survivors of a nuclear war barricade themselves against an attack by a mutant cannibal.
Style: scary, serious, bleak, rough, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, survival, murder, radiation, post apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, distopia, chaos, disaster, life is a bitch, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A high-school teacher (Kenji Sawada) builds an atomic bomb to hold Tokyo hostage, then cannot decide what he wants.
Style: tense, exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, car chase, satire, atomic bomb, high school teacher, plutonium, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, track down, crimes, radiation, dark humor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, abandoned building, tourist, mutant, nuclear power plant, abandoned city, radiation, death, survival, virus, zombie, brutality ...
Place: chernobyl, ukraine, kiev ukraine, london, rome italy ...
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 5.8
 37K
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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 7.1
 20K
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: fighting the system, radiation, research, working class, whistleblower, contamination, workplace, uncover truth, corporate crime, corporate crimes, workplace situations, plutonium ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1974, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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 6.1
 2K
Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, young lovers, introspection, tuberculosis, love of one's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
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Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: surrender, world war two, disaster, war, against humanity, state affairs, military, life is a bitch, confined, battles, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hiroshima japan, japan, asia, usa
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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.
Plot: ruins, hunger, male full rear nudity, constitution, male nudity, teenager, radiation sickness, starvation, death of child, grave, children, black market ...
Place: hiroshima japan, japan
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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: serious, realistic, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nuclear bomb, moral dilemma, ego clash, soldier, atomic bomb, military, scientist, scientific research, physicist, death, u.s. military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, germany, russia
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 7.0
 16K
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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Nine Days of One Year (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends, but rivals in love. Dmitry marries Lyolya and they live happily together. Luck has it that he makes an important discovery. ...
Plot: scientist, romantic rivalry, marriage crisis, nuclear, dysfunctional marriage, radiation, love triangle, love, terminal illness, marital problem, male female relationship, radiation sickness ...
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