Most Popular Nuclear Attack Movies and TV Shows
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PG | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 419,153 | Gross: $0.28M
3. Next (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 141,030 | Gross: $18.21M
4. WarGames (1983)
PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 84,322 | Gross: $79.57M
5. Jericho (2006–2008)
TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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.
6. Southland Tales (2006)
R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 35,247 | Gross: $0.28M
8. Crimson Tide (1995)
R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 94,380 | Gross: $91.40M
10. Threads (1984 TV Movie)
112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
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.
11. From the Sea (2013 Video)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
13. Fail-Safe (1964)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
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?
14. T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)
Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi
Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.
15. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 4,385 | Gross: $0.55M
16. Barefoot Gen (1983)
TV-PG | 83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
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.
17. Panic in Year Zero (1962)
Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
19. Five (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
20. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 »
21. The Atomic Cafe (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History
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.
Votes: 3,705 | Gross: $0.02M
22. Deterrence (1999)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm
Votes: 2,462 | Gross: $0.14M
23. Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb (1980 TV Movie)
156 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The decision to drop the atom bomb, the secrecy surrounding the mission, and the men who flew it.
25. Countdown to Looking Glass (1984 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
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.
27. Hatsujô kateikyôshi: Sensei no aijiru (2003)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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 »
Votes: 663 | Gross: $0.00M
30. The Survivalist (1987)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
31. Duck and Cover (1952)
Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Family
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.
32. Snatcher (1988 Video Game)
T | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
33. Critical Assembly (2002 TV Movie)
120 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
34. Soviet War Scare 1983 (2007 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary, Drama, History
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.
35. Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far (2006 TV Movie)
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 »
37. Time Crisis 4 (2006 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Drama
A top-secret weapons trafficking/smuggling crime turns out to be more complicated than it seems.
39. The Hole in the Ground (1962)
30 min | Documentary, Short
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.
40. Protect and Survive (1976)
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 »
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 »
44. RocketKitKongoKit (1986)
Not Rated | 30 min | Short
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
46. Critical Path (1994 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
50. 7.5 minut (2015)
8 min | Short
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.