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1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.4
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97 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 419,153 | Gross: $0.28M

2. The Wolf's Call (2019)

TV-14 | 115 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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In the near future, a French submarine finds itself in a crisis situation.

Director: Antonin Baudry | Stars: François Civil, Omar Sy, Mathieu Kassovitz, Reda Kateb

Votes: 6,412

3. Next (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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42 Metascore

A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 141,030 | Gross: $18.21M

4. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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77 Metascore

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 84,322 | Gross: $79.57M

5. Jericho (2006–2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

Votes: 52,002

6. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 35,247 | Gross: $0.28M

7. The Dead Zone (1983)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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69 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Votes: 55,277 | Gross: $20.77M

8. Crimson Tide (1995)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

On a U.S. 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.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, George Dzundza

Votes: 94,380 | Gross: $91.40M

9. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 13,150

10. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

8.1
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92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 10,134

11. From the Sea (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

1.6
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When giant monsters crawl out of the Atlantic Ocean and attack the Eastern Seaboard the US Government is forced to trust a trio of mischievous soldiers, specialized in piloting gigantic robots, to defend America.

Director: Jared Cohn | Stars: Graham Greene, Anthony 'Treach' Criss, David Chokachi, Jackie Moore

Votes: 3,357

12. Testament (1983)

PG | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack.

Director: Lynne Littman | Stars: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris, Roxana Zal

Votes: 5,364 | Gross: $2.04M

13. Fail-Safe (1964)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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75 Metascore

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 17,804

14. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.

Directors: John Bruno, James Cameron, Keith Melton, Stan Winston | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick

Votes: 7,239

15. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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67 Metascore

A man returns to his home town after serving a prison sentence for homicide, and finds that the details of the crime have been forgotten and replaced with local legends and rumors.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooke, Julia McNeal

Votes: 4,385 | Gross: $0.55M

16. Barefoot Gen (1983)

TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.0
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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.

Director: Mori Masaki | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Votes: 6,542

17. Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A family leaves L.A. for a camping trip - just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As the city descends into chaos, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 3,403

18. The War Game (1965 TV Movie)

48 min | Drama, War

8.0
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A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham, Dave Baldwin, Kathy Staff

Votes: 5,797

19. Five (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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The world is destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. Only five Americans survive, including a pregnant woman, a neo-Nazi, a black man and a bank clerk.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 1,057

20. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Orson Welles, Philip L. Clarke, Ray Laska, Bob Ruggiero

Votes: 943

21. The Atomic Cafe (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty | Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy, Brien McMahon

Votes: 3,705 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Deterrence (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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50 Metascore

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Clotilde Courau

Votes: 2,462 | Gross: $0.14M

23. Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980 TV Movie)

156 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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The decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Billy Crystal, Kim Darby, Patrick Duffy, Gary Frank

Votes: 252

24. Ladybug Ladybug (1963)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.1
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Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or a mistake.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Jane Connell, William Daniels, James Frawley, Richard Hamilton

Votes: 648

25. Countdown to Looking Glass (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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Dramatic doomsday scenario in which the Cold War fully escalates. The story is told through a live news report that follows the apocalyptic world-ending nuclear exchange between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.

Director: Fred Barzyk | Stars: Scott Glenn, Michael Murphy, Helen Shaver, Patrick Watson

Votes: 406

26. Terminator 2: The Arcade Game (1991 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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A fun action arcade game based on Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

Directors: Jack Haeger, George Petro | Stars: Tim Coman, Matt Cooney, Debbie Evans, Edward Furlong

Votes: 189

27. Hatsujô kateikyôshi: Sensei no aijiru (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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46 Metascore

Sachiko Hanai is a call girl. One day she is caught up in a gunfight and is shot in the forehead. Instead of killing her, the bullet in her head gives her psychic powers. She also ... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuru Meike | Stars: Kyôko Hayami, Kikujirô Honda, Yukijirô Hotaru, Yûichi Ishikawa

Votes: 663 | Gross: $0.00M

28. The Old Men at the Zoo (1983– )

275 min | Comedy

8.2
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Satirical piece set in a zoo, which is plunged into a crisis when a giraffe escapes.

Stars: Stuart Wilson, Marius Goring, Andrew Cruickshank, Barry Stanton

Votes: 16

29. Hadashi no Gen (1976)

Drama

7.8
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The story of Gen Nakaoka and his family, who lived in Hiroshima at the time it was atom-bombed, and their struggles and trials amidst the nuclear holocaust.

Director: Tengo Yamada | Stars: Sachiko Hidari, Hirokazu Ishimatsu, Chizuko Iwahara, Akiko Kana

Votes: 67

30. The Survivalist (1987)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.4
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An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed. Cold War panic turns to chaos, martial law is declared and the US Constitution suspended. Survivalist John Tillman must save his family from roaming gangs and a corrupt army unit.

Director: Sig Shore | Stars: Steve Railsback, Sandra Lea, Tara Trimble, Jason Healey

Votes: 120

31. Duck and Cover (1952)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.0
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Instructional short aimed at school-aged children of the early 1950s that combines animation and live-action footage with voice-over narration to explain what to do to increase their chances of surviving the blast from an atomic bomb.

Director: Anthony Rizzo | Stars: Leo M. Langlois III, Ray J. Mauer, Robert Middleton, Carl Ritchie

Votes: 823

32. Snatcher (1988 Video Game)

T | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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Cinematic adventure based on Blade Runner. A junker (blade runner) with amnesia and his trusty robot sidekick investigate the mysterious infiltration of deadly snatchers (replicants) into the general population of cyberpunk Japan.

Directors: Hideo Kojima, Shinya Inoue, Yoshinori Sasaki | Stars: Lucy Childs, Ray Van Steen, Susan Mele, Kimberly Harne

Votes: 168

33. Critical Assembly (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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Two college students (Heigl and Smith) build a nuclear device, which is stolen by a fellow student. When it ends up in the hands of a terrorist, they work with an FBI agent (Beach) in a race against time.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Kerr Smith, J. August Richards, Jeff Roop

Votes: 378

34. Soviet War Scare 1983 (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.0
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On November 8th 1983 World War III almost began, and with it a nuclear apocalypse. This day is now acknowledged as one of most perilous on the whole of the Cold War.

Director: Henry Chancellor | Stars: Robert Cambrinus, Olegar Fedoro, Gina McKee, Boris Isarov

Votes: 84

35. Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary, Drama

7.5
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Battlestar Galactica: Told from the perspective of President Laura Roslin, the special tells the story of a refugee fleet of survivors as they flee the destruction of their Twelve Colonies ... See full summary »

Stars: Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Aaron Douglas

Votes: 149

36. A Day Called X (1957 TV Movie)

27 min | Documentary

6.8
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Portentously portrays the evacuation of Portland, Oregon, when threatened by a nuclear attack on its state-of-the-art civil defense system.

Director: Harry Rasky | Stars: Glenn Ford, The People of Portland Oregon

Votes: 34

37. Time Crisis 4 (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A top-secret weapons trafficking/smuggling crime turns out to be more complicated than it seems.

Directors: Jonathan Klein, Takashi Satsukawa, Masashi Takagi, Kirk Thornton | Stars: Christopher Sabat, Megan Hollingshead, David Vincent, Travis Willingham

Votes: 61

38. Survival Under Atomic Attack (1951)

9 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.5
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How to survive an atomic attack.

Star: Edward R. Murrow

Votes: 58

39. The Hole in the Ground (1962)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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A look at the United Kingdom Warning and Monitoring Organisation, including the Royal Observer Corps, and their work warning the public of a nuclear attack and then monitoring its effects.

Director: David Cobham | Star: Russell Napier

Votes: 13

40. Protect and Survive (1976)

Documentary, Short

6.6
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Protect and Survive was a public information series on civil defence produced by the British government during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was intended to inform British citizens on ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Stewart | Star: Patrick Allen

Votes: 20

41. Power of Decision (1958)

55 min | Documentary

6.5
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This documentary shows the early ideas about how nuclear war between the USA and the USSR could look like. It is made purely from the US side and takes place mostly in the US military ... See full summary »

Votes: 10

42. The Price of Peace, a Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg (2018)

Documentary

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Leading up to the onset of World War II, western democracies like Britain and France viewed a policy of appeasement toward Germany as the path of wisdom and restraint. It seemed prudent to ... See full summary »

Director: Kip Perry | Stars: Johan Norberg, Eugene Bickley, Peter Biella, Brian Bishop

43. Our Cities Must Fight (1951)

10 min | Short

4.0
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"Our Cities Must Fight" is a civil defense film that was produced for the U.S. government to illustrate the importance of not abandoning urban centers during an atomic bombing. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Rizzo

Votes: 29

44. RocketKitKongoKit (1986)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short

7.7
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Using instructions for constructing a rocket as a frame, the film explores the exploitation of Zaire (as was), by Western governments and corporations culminating in the establishment of a German rocket research company in the country.

Director: Craig Baldwin

Votes: 23

45. Warning Red (1956)

14 min | Short

4.8
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Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Joseph Cunningham, Mary Reading Miller, Melvin Scheldt

Votes: 8

46. Critical Path (1994 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After an apocalyptic event, a surviving commando team crash lands on an isolated island. Help your comrade Kat escape the tropical island controlled by mad General Minh and his army of lunatics.

Director: Gene Thomas | Stars: Eileen Weisinger, Brian Bernasconi, Al Qualls, Min Yee

Votes: 8

47. Sound an Alarm (1971)

Documentary, Short

7.3
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Director: Anthony Short | Stars: John Welsh, Ian Patterson, Tony Thawnton, Butler Richard

Votes: 6

48. Radioactive Fallout and Shelter (1965)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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49. Assault (1988 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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50. 7.5 minut (2015)

8 min | Short

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Pianist composes a melody, but suddenly hears a buzzer and knows out that nuclear strike will destroy everything on planet in a few minutes. He tries to decide what to do during last minutes of his life.

Director: Vladimir Kovalev | Stars: Pavel Drozdov, Ivan Grishanov



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