Nuclear movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nuclear movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic and interesting films and TV shows about / with nuclear, catastrophe, danger, dialogue, weapons, mentor, disaster, race against time, chases and races and nuclear threat plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
nuclear movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as nuclear: K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), The 100 (2014), Radioactive (2019), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Stargate (1994), Sunshine (2007), Last Resort (2012), On the Beach (2000), Fail-Safe (1964), The China Syndrome (1979).

List of nuclear movies

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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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, leadership, human existence, youth, nuclear holocaust, space station, survivor, rivalry, society, friendship ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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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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: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, political, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, terrorism, nuclear bomb, nuclear war, terrorist, white house, nuclear explosion, covert operation, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: maryland, russia, israel, washington d.c., middle east ...
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Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, futuristic, entertaining, tense, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, archaeology, military, slavery, space opera, ancient egypt, pyramid, teleportation, portal, alien, archaeologist ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: egypt, colorado, africa, middle east
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.
Style: political, funny, cynical, humorous, cerebral ...
Plot: cold war, satire, military, nuclear war, end of the world, anti war, nuclear threat, u.s. president, disaster, president, nuclear holocaust, nuclear ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1942
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, ussr, russia
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Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, psychological, philosophical, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, end of the world, sun, astronaut, spacecraft, heroic mission, self sacrifice, expedition, trapped in space, save the world, mission, disaster ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, island, government conspiracy, nuclear threat, captain, moral dilemma, soldier, heroes, nuclear, nato, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, apocalyptic ...
Plot: submarine, nuclear war, apocalypse, post nuclear, save the world, nuclear, atomic bomb, heroic mission, survival, post apocalypse, race against time, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, asia
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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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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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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: suspense, psychological, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, fbi, interrogation, investigation, violence, twists and turns, nuclear bomb, cia, spy, manipulation, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east, iran
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Seven Days in May (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A U.S. Army general alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Style: political, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Plot: cold war, politics, conspiracy, white house, military, u.s. air force, espionage, terrorism, secret service, betrayal, race against time, revolution ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pentagon, latin america, austin texas, california, russia ...
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The Dictator (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Style: funny, parody, humorous, entertaining, political ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: satire, dictator, farce, dark humor, un, culture clash, death, prejudice, society, megalomaniac, head of state, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1973, 2010s ...
Place: usa, new york, asia, israel, middle east ...
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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, monster, punk, undead, cannibalism, female nudity, cemetery, crematorium, supernatural, paramedic, transformation, living dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, san diego california, kentucky
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Helios (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanted criminal "Helios" and his assistant stole a quantity of uranium and plan to produce weapons of mass destruction. They are planning to trade with a terrorist organization in Hong Kong. Chief Inspector Lee Yinming and Inspector Fan ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: nuclear, weapon of mass destruction, terrorist, police, arms dealer, fighting crime, nuclear threat, counter terrorism, mission, secret mission, arms dealing, terrorist attack ...
Place: korea, china, macau
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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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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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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: thought provoking, disturbing, harsh, serious, apocalyptic ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear war, disaster, apocalypse, post apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, radiation, end of the world, distopia, natural disaster, nuclear threat, world war three ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas, new jersey, missouri, ussr ...
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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 Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have ...
Style: bleak, suspense, atmospheric, disturbing, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: end of the world, disaster, apocalypse, nuclear bomb, newspaper, cold war, science, race against time, chaos, nuclear, save the world, escapades ...
Time: 60s, future, 20th century, 50s
Place: london, england, europe, russia, new york ...
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The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: ocean, ufo, sea, submarine, disaster, survival, alien, catastrophe, first contact, alien encounter, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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Godzilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, giant monster, dinosaur, godzilla, disaster, creature, mutant, giant, military, deadly creature, giant creature, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 2010s, year 1999 ...
Place: japan, hawaii, san francisco, tokyo, usa ...
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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: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist, government agency, terrorist plot, special agents, political conspiracy, double agent, race against time, president, assassination of president, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Chuck Murdock, a 12-year-old boy from Montana and son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip. He protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, inspirational, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: friendship, kids and family, nuclear war, transformation, sport, politics, athlete's life, anti war, sport team, ambition, hopes, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, montana, boston, san francisco ...
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The Manhattan Project (1986)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, humorous, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, nuclear, runaway, bomb, military, whistleblower, heist, scientist, plutonium, laboratory, betrayal, science ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, super powers, superman character, astronaut, nuclear, adventure, superhuman powers, clones, journalism, first contact, fight scenes, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: san francisco, new york, italy, russia
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The Peacemaker (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a ...
Style: suspense, exciting, sexy, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, spy, terrorist, secret service, swat team, car chase, espionage, disaster, nuclear, nuclear threat, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, new york, usa, sarajevo, former yugoslavia ...
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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the ...
Style: exciting, witty, sexy, visually appealing, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, cold war, 007, secret agents, adventure, car chase, secret service agent, sea, chase, nuclear ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: egypt, england, sardinia, cairo egypt, ussr ...
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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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