Nuclear power movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nuclear power movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking and cult film films and TV shows about / with nuclear power, nuclear, catastrophe, danger, airplane, dialogue, nuclear power plant, mentor, doctor and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear power: The China Syndrome (1979), Fukushima 50 (2020), Chernobyl (2019), Chernobyl: Abyss (2021), The Big Bus (1976), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Back to the Future (1985), Radioactive (2019), Atomica (2017), Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb (2005).

List of nuclear power movies

The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: reporter, power plant, journalism, radiation, politics, disaster, investigation, nuclear power, nuclear, environmental, media, nuclear power plant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
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Fukushima 50 (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan risk their lives and stay at the nuclear power plant to prevent total destruction after the region is devastated by an earthquake an tsunami in 2011.
Style: suspense, psychological, sincere, tense
Plot: japanese history, radiation, earthquake, nuclear power, japanese wife, nuclear radiation, nuclear power plant, disaster, catastrophe, natural disaster, police officer, tsunami ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011, year 2014
Place: japan, pacific ocean
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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: dark, thought provoking, atmospheric, harsh, rough ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nuclear power plant, radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear reactor, save the day, nuclear holocaust, scientist, nuclear explosion, salvation, nuclear threat, abandoned city, disaster ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 20th century
Place: chernobyl, ussr, ukraine, moscow russia, europe ...
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Chernobyl: Abyss (2021)
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, depressing, thought provoking, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: nuclear power plant, radiation, disaster, radiation sickness, nuclear reactor, death, evacuation, accident, firefighting, communism, society, rescue mission ...
Time: year 1986, 80s, 20th century
Place: chernobyl, ussr
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The Big Bus (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is making it's maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down on ...
Style: parody, road movie, absurd, intense, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, disaster, bomb, nuclear, bowling, chase, save the day, adventure, nothing goes right, daring rescue, nuclear power, sabotage ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, tokyo, colorado, usa
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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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear submarine, courage, radiation sickness, nuclear, military, radiation, sea, catastrophe, radioactivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, year 1989, 80s ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, teenager, time machine, destiny, mad scientist, changing the past or future, adventure, inventor, time loop, scientist, time paradox, escapades ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, year 1985, year 1955 ...
Place: usa, california
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Radioactive (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA, China, Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries — through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre — and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.
Style: serious, harsh, realistic, emotional, poignant ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: nuclear, chemistry, scientist, nobel prize, science, radioactivity, scientific research, physicist, physics, backfire, scientific discovery, radiation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, year 1945, year 1957 ...
Place: chernobyl, europe, poland, paris france, hiroshima japan ...
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Atomica (2017)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the near future, when communications go offline at a remote nuclear power plant isolated in the desert, a young safety inspector, Abby Dixon, is forced to fly out to bring them back online. Once inside the facility, mysterious clues and strange ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: nuclear, radiation, insanity, nuclear power, strong female lead, scientist, engineer, workplace situations, science runs amok, technology, employee employee relationship, deception ...
Time: future, near future
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Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: nuclear power, commune, cannabis, divorce, demonstration, female nudity, male female relationship, male objectification, nuclear power plant, male nudity, pubic hair, molotov cocktail
Time: 80s
Place: chernobyl, central europe
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Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, futuristic, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: distopia, reincarnation, dystopic future, destiny, life & death, multiple storylines, life philosophy, human nature, karma, tribe, post apocalypse, utopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1975, year 1936, distant future ...
Place: san francisco, belgium, seoul, south korea, hawaii
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, political, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, nuclear war, nuclear threat, u.s. air force, nuclear holocaust, military, atomic bomb, race against time, nuclear, apocalypse, disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: russia, pentagon, new york, usa, moscow russia ...
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of ...
Style: futuristic, saga, thought provoking, clever, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: time travel, space travel, star trek, spacecraft, teleportation, environmental, marine biologist, alien, helicopter, pizza, factory, beer ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1986, 23rd century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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The Simpsons (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop ...
Style: adult animation, sitcom, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick
Plot: dark humor, siblings relations, suburbs, goofy hero, social satire, satire, society, family relations, eccentric family, beer, housewife, adult humor ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: usa
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The Spy Gone North (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In 1993, former military officer Suk-young Park is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and given the code name "Black Venus". He is then sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: spy, undercover agent, political campaign, dictatorship, political corruption, undercover, operation, top secret, interrogation, disguise, secret mission, military ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 2000s, year 1998, 20th century
Place: south korea, north korea, beijing china, asia, china ...
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Supertrain (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Supertrain is an American television drama/adventure series that ran on NBC from February 7 to May 5, 1979. Nine episodes were made, including a 2-hour pilot episode.
Plot: passenger, train, train travel, nuclear power, murder, railway, television flop
Time: 70s
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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, plutonium, working conditions, union, radiation sickness, nuclear reactor, intrigue, nuclear power plant, accident, nuclear, radioactivity ...
Place: oregon
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The Bedford Incident (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, political, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, world war two, propaganda, russian, heroic mission, ship, battlefield, military, journalism ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia, atlantic ocean, greenland
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Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: amnesia, manhunt, chase, investigation, police detective, private detective, murder, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, uncover truth, spy ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city
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The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, surreal, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, missing person, family life, friends, disorder, family relations, best friends, nothing goes right, pregnancy, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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Gorath (1962)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it. A mission sent to observe Gorath is destroyed after all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, psychotronic
Plot: giant monster, monster, spacecraft, disaster, godzilla, planet, flood, walrus, dinosaur, spacesuit, tsunami, panic ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, antarctica, south pole, tokyo, asia
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Genesis II (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A scientist who has been preserved in suspended animation wakes up to find himself in a primitive society in the future.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, serious, futuristic, psychotronic
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, failed pilot, suspended animation, cave, nasa, rebellion, shock, revolution, sent to the future, chaos, political unrest ...
Time: near future, future, 70s, 22nd century
Place: arizona, new mexico
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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, clever, humorous ...
Plot: nudist, atheism, insanity, farce, brutality, screwball, moral dilemma, human nature, dark humor, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., mexico, st. louis missouri
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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, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, whistleblower, working class, workplace, women, research, environmental, fighting the system, contamination, uncover truth, corporate crime, lesbian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: oklahoma, usa, washington d.c., california
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The Saint (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ivan Tretiak, Russian Mafia boss who wants to create an oil crisis in Moscow and seize power as a result sends Simon Templar, great international criminal, to England to get a secret formula for cold fusion from U.S. scientist Emma Russell. Templar ...
Style: exciting, sexy, suspense, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, romance, master thief, gangsters, love, winter, one last job, on the run, assassin, chase, technology ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, berlin germany, europe, england, london
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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: disaster, post apocalypse, survival, radioactivity, evacuation, tragedy, power plant, radiation, radiation sickness, catastrophe, nuclear power plant, nuclear power ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: ukraine, chernobyl
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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Godzilla returns to terrorize Japan! This time, however, Japan has two new weapons to defend themselves. The Gryphon, a high-tech ship, and the Dimension Tide, a device that creates artificial black holes! During a test of the Dimension Tide, eggs ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, suspense, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: godzilla, save the world, space and aliens, monster, supernatural, survival, giant monster, deadly creature, dangerous animal, escapades, disorder, chaos ...
Time: 90s, 50s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: submarine, double agent, space and aliens, rescue, military, doctor, assassination attempt, shrinking, medical, survival, adventure, natural disaster ...
Time: future, contemporary, 60s
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Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 307 min.
TV show
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: political, mind bending, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: revenge, conspiracy, nuclear, murder, legal investigation, nypd, murder mystery, loss of daughter, death, daughter, father, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: northern england, yorkshire, europe, england
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The Devil, Probably (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In order to be technically free of the mortal sin of suicide, a young man who has given up on the world pays a drug-addict to shoot him. Charles (Antoine Monnier), who is a student, has tried political action and investigated the claims of religion ...
Style: art house, realistic, serious, thought provoking, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: suicide, female nudity, existentialism, post war, loser, friendship, drug abuse, redemption, politics, city life, alcohol abuse, introspection ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, ussr, mediterranean sea
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