Nuclear threat movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nuclear threat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with nuclear threat, danger, race against time, chases and races, heroes, catastrophe, chase, terrorism, explosion and military plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear threat: WarGames (1983), Fail-Safe (1964), Chernobyl (2019), The Hunt for Red October (1990), White House Down (2013), Fail Safe (2000), Source Code (2011), Last Resort (2012), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Under Siege (1992).

List of nuclear threat movies

 7.1
 98K
WarGames (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: hacker, cold war, nuclear threat, computer cracker, nuclear war, computer genius, chess, computer system, nuclear, computer, faked death, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, paris france, ussr, california
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 8.0
 22K
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, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, cold war, atomic bomb, politics, military, bomber, race against time, u.s. air force, translator, chaos, military life, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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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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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, spy, warship, nuclear threat, politics, cia, desertion, weapons, mutiny, political intrigue ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: russia, usa, washington d.c., ussr, london ...
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White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, president, conspiracy, secret service, terrorism, save the day, nuclear threat, siege, ex military, hostage, treason, security guard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, paris france, north america ...
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 7.3
 6K
Fail Safe (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, politics, military life, race against time, military, chaos, aviation, moral dilemma, catastrophe, disaster, soldier ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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 7.5
 511K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, race against time, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, bomb, precognition, terrorism, train, memory ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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 7.3
 22K
Last Resort (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan's coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, submarine, nuclear threat, island, military, government conspiracy, captain, moral dilemma, heroes, soldier, power relations, nato ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: cold war, terrorism, espionage, terrorist, nuclear threat, nuclear war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, covert operation, nuclear, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, chechnya, usa, russia ...
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 6.5
 86K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, tough law enforcer, race against time, battleship, hostage, warship, terrorism, hijacking, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
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 6.5
 104K
Octopussy (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Fabergé egg. James Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, nuclear threat, adventure, espionage, secret service, race against time, secret agents, terrorism, british secret service, smuggling, gadget, kgb ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, east berlin, europe, east germany ...
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 7.3
 111K
Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, military, navy, cold war, russian, save the day, nuclear, race against time, battles, military life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
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 7.0
 88K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, interrogation, investigation, nuclear threat, violence, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, sadism, right and wrong, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
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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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, terrorism, nuclear reactor, conspiracy, save the day, race against time, catastrophe, betrayal, scientist, terrorist, cancer, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, mission, espionage, female spy, terrorist, top secret, frame up, courage, teamwork, cia, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: dubai, hungary, san francisco, mumbai india, russia ...
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, batman, double life, chaos and mayhem, tragic villain, police detective, nuclear threat, disguise, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, secret agents, daring rescue, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
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The Peacekeeper (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, nuclear threat, race against time, chase, one man army, secret agents, save the day, law enforcement, crimes, daring rescue, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
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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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 7.3
 58K
Thirteen Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missle bases established on the Soviet allied island of Cuba. Shown from the perspective of the US President, John F Kennedy, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, sincere ...
Plot: cold war, politics, president, military, un, nuclear threat, political intrigue, undercover, leadership, rivalry, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, cuba, atlantic ocean, new york, washington d.c. ...
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 6.3
 800
Hamilton (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish intelligence agent Carl Hamilton gets busy when it is discovered that a group of Soviet rebels intend to smuggle a nuclear weapons robot through Sweden. Carl and his colleague must risk life and limb to stop the uprising.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, radiation, escapades, heroic mission, super weapon, secret agents, undercover, arms dealing, government agency, chase, husband wife relationship, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: moscow russia, russia, sweden, washington d.c., stockholm sweden ...
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Outside the Wire (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the near future, a drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone and must work with an android officer to locate a doomsday device.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, intense, psychotronic, captivating ...
Plot: war, cyborgs, spy, battles, androids, terrorism, artificial intelligence, survival, future war, cyberpunk, prospector, nuclear threat ...
Time: near future, 2030s
Place: utah, ukraine, russia
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 5.4
 733
The Hot Potato (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in London’s East End.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: hitman, nuclear threat, heist, car chase, criminal heroes, chase, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, gangsters, road trip, dark humor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: europe, london, england, vatican, belgium
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 8.3
 16K
Spooks (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, intelligence agency, espionage, undercover, squad, double life, counter terrorism, special agents, heroes, double agent, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, united kingdom
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 7.6
 541K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: neo noir, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, conspiracy, superhero, parallel world, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, human nature, moral dilemma, hidden identity, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, ussr, new york, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
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 8.4
 183K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist plot, government agency, special agents, terrorism, terrorist, secret service, race against time, double agent, revenge, heroes, president, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, sincere, tense ...
Plot: disaster, friendship, survival, race against time, nuclear threat, small town, escape, nuclear reactor, radiation, friends, couples, government facility ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chernobyl, russia
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WarGames: The Dead Code (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer hacker Will Farmer engages a government super-computer named Ripley in an online terrorist-attack simulation game. Little does Farmer know that Ripley has been designed to appeal to potential terrorists, and certain software glitches have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear bomb, bomb, terrorism, technology gone awry, chaos, technophobia, government agency, race against time, heroes, prodigy, nuclear threat, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., montreal, philadelphia, bosnia, tehran iran ...
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 3.5
 1K
Icebreaker (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage, save the day, confined, race against time, escapades, isolation, nuclear threat, resort, on the run, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
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Jerusalem Countdown (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America, FBI Agent Shane Daughtry (David A.R White) is faced with an impossible task -- find them before they are detonated. The clock is ticking and the only people who can help are a washed up arms dealer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, christian film
Plot: terrorism, bomb, terrorist, race against time, law enforcement, nuclear threat, state affairs, nuclear bomb, fbi agent, religious, bible prophecy, christian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, middle east
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