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1. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller

9.4
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In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 421,559

2. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 211,696

3. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 406,340 | Gross: $93.05M

4. Edge of Darkness (2010)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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55 Metascore

As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the murder of his activist daughter, he uncovers a corporate cover-up and government conspiracy that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic

Votes: 86,828 | Gross: $43.31M

5. Transcendence (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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42 Metascore

A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Director: Wally Pfister | Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 209,555 | Gross: $23.02M

6. Imperium (2016)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist.

Director: Daniel Ragussis | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Sam Trammell

Votes: 39,145

7. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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64 Metascore

A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 17,327 | Gross: $35.62M

8. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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58 Metascore

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo

Votes: 57,164 | Gross: $35.17M

9. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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36 Metascore

A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 40,054 | Gross: $34.60M

10. The Divide (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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28 Metascore

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 34,342 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud

Votes: 26,060 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Spontaneous Combustion (1990)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Brad Dourif, Cynthia Bain, Jon Cypher, William Prince

Votes: 2,180

13. Project X (1987)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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61 Metascore

An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie, Okko

Votes: 9,778 | Gross: $18.53M

14. Gog (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.5
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A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Richard Egan, Constance Dowling, Herbert Marshall, John Wengraf

Votes: 1,003

15. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

PG | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A musician is stalked and blackmailed by an unknown killer for the accidental killing of another stalker.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Aldo Bufi Landi

Votes: 6,581

16. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 67 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.2
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When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 20,212

17. 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: 6,745

18. Monster of Terror (1965)

Approved | 80 min | Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson, Suzan Farmer

Votes: 2,639

19. Pu-239 (2006)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.9
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A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.

Director: Scott Z. Burns | Stars: Paddy Considine, Oscar Isaac, Valeriu Pavel Dan, Kenneth Bryans

Votes: 3,429

20. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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A typhoon washes ashore a gigantic egg. It's soon claimed by greedy entrepreneurs who refuse to return it to its rightful owner, Mothra. Soon Godzilla arises near Nagoya, washed ashore by the same typhoon.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yû Fujiki

Votes: 6,878

21. Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines (2014 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

4.6
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Tom Sizemore stars in the most explosive Behind Enemy Lines yet! Seal Team 8 must fight their way through the Congo to defuse one of the greatest threats the world has ever known.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Lex Shrapnel, Anthony Oseyemi, Michael Everson

Votes: 2,761

22. Detonator (1993 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.3
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A train with hostages is stolen in Bremen, Germany. It's heading south through Europe with a nuclear bomb. A UN crime-fighting task force is in charge of stopping it in cooperation with local military and police.

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Paul, Ted Levine

Votes: 3,216

23. Grand Central (2013)

94 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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73 Metascore

Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Zlotowski | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet, Denis Ménochet

Votes: 2,323

24. Blonde Venus (1932)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore

Votes: 4,071

25. The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A gang of crooks has kidnapped a rich heiress come up against a beautiful, but lethal alien who has crash-landed her spaceship on Earth.

Director: Ronald V. Ashcroft | Stars: Robert Clarke, Kenne Duncan, Marilyn Harvey, Jeanne Tatum

Votes: 753

26. The X-Files Game (1998 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Young FBI field agent Craig Willmore is assigned to find Mulder and Scully as they've gone missing during their latest investigation into the paranormal.

Director: Greg Roach | Stars: David Duchovny, Jordan Lee Williams, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Votes: 687

27. Hiroshima (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.8
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Documentary with dramatic reenactments with actors to describe what dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was like.

Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: John Hurt, Shuntaro Hida, George Elsey, Paul Tibbets

Votes: 1,681

28. 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: 3,775 | Gross: $0.02M

29. The Werewolf (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In Mountaincrest, a stranger without memory arrives in a bar to have a drink. When he leaves the bar, a local tries to robber him but he turns into an animal and kills the attacker. Deputy ... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Don Megowan, Joyce Holden, Eleanore Tanin, Kim Charney

Votes: 1,143

30. Flight of Black Angel (1991 TV Movie)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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A US Air Force pilot steals a nuclear bomb and sets off on what he believes is a divine mission against an American city.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Peter Strauss, William O'Leary, James O'Sullivan, K Callan

Votes: 528

31. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Approved | 58 min | Sci-Fi

3.9
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A crazed scientist invents an invisibility formula. He plans to use the formula to create an army of invisible zombies.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith, Ivan Triesault

Votes: 1,991

32. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,359

33. Land of Oblivion (2011)

108 min | Drama

6.4
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Chernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station.

Director: Michale Boganim | Stars: Olga Kurylenko, Andrzej Chyra, Ilya Iosifov, Sergey Strelnikov

Votes: 722

34. Eyes Behind the Stars (1978)

Not Rated | 92 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.9
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A photographer and his model are on a photo shoot in a forest when they get the feeling they are being watched. The feeling becomes so strong that they decide to cut their session short and... See full summary »

Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Nathalie Delon, Martin Balsam, Sherry Buchanan

Votes: 338

35. Nine Days of One Year (1962)

111 min | Drama

7.6
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Two young scientists are exploring new fields of nuclear physics. Dmitry Gusev and Ilya Kulikov are good friends, but rivals in love. Dmitry marries Lyolya and they live happily together. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Aleksey Batalov, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Lavrova, Nikolai Plotnikov

Votes: 917

36. The H-Man (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 1,081

37. City of Fear (1959)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A vicious killer escapes from San Quentin with a cannister of what he believes to be heroin but is actually a radioactive substance that threatens all Los Angeles.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Vince Edwards, Lyle Talbot, John Archer, Steven Ritch

Votes: 767

38. Panic in the City (1968)

Approved | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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An American agent is assigned to track down a renegade Soviet spy who is building an atomic device in Los Angeles and plans to destroy the city with it.

Director: Eddie Davis | Stars: Howard Duff, Linda Cristal, Stephen McNally, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 106

39. Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail (2015)

Documentary

8.4
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Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth's most controversial elements. Dr. Muller embarks on an epic journey across the globe to explain the ... See full summary »

Star: Derek Muller

Votes: 425

40. Césio 137 - O Pesadelo de Goiânia (1990)

115 min | Drama

6.7
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The story behind one of the worst radiological disasters to ever happen in Brazil, in 1987.

Director: Roberto Pires | Stars: Nelson Xavier, Joana Fomm, Paulo Betti, Stepan Nercessian

Votes: 98

41. Hunting the KGB Killers (2017)

54 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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The inside story of Alexander Litvinenko's murder in London and the subsequent international manhunt that led to the Kremlin, told in full for the first time, with exclusive access to key individuals.

Director: Chris Malone | Stars: Eddie Marsan, Andrew Byron, Hubert Hanovich, Jon Foster

Votes: 82

42. After the Apocalypse (2010)

65 min | Documentary

7.4
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During the Soviet era, the people of Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan were used as human guinea pigs in the testing of nuclear weapons. Today they live with the consequences: sheep graze in ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Butts

Votes: 50

43. Message from Hiroshima (2015)

53 min | Documentary, History, War

6.9
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This documentary provides an inside look at the devastating effects of the first atomic bomb dropped, as depicted in testimonials from survivors, and computer-generated recreations of the city and way of life that were lost.

Director: Masaaki Tanabe | Star: George Takei

Votes: 31

44. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: 30 (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Logan investigates the polonium poisoning of an old journalist friend, and accidentally stumbles onto a story about an American martyr in Palestine that Logan suspects the Israeli government doesn't want released.

Directors: Andre Belgrader, Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Chris Noth, Julianne Nicholson, Eric Bogosian, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 152

45. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Episode: Ahead of His Time (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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The world in 2052 is a pretty wonderful place - no wars, no poverty, no famines - but all humankind is about to be destroyed because of a small miscalculation in a scientific experiment a ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Tripp, Ruth Enders, Theo Goetz, Joy Hathaway

Votes: 40

46. Harsh Realm (1999–2000)
Episode: Camera Obscura (2000)

Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Hobbes and Pinocchio get involved with a priest and two families feuding over a treasure of buried gold.

Director: Jefery Levy | Stars: Scott Bairstow, D.B. Sweeney, Terry O'Quinn, Robert Knepper

Votes: 39

47. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Court of the Lion (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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Scotty and Kelly combat a ruthless gang of smugglers who have co-opted an entire fishing village into their scheme. Although totally unarmed, with a little help from the villagers they might have a chance.

Director: Robert Culp | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Godfrey Cambridge, Miko Mayama

Votes: 36

48. Royal Pains (2009–2016)
Episode: Crazy Love (2009)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A Venezuelan couple exemplifies what Divya and Rajan's relationship lacks. Katie's (Jill's friend's) visit sheds light upon a troubling detail with Boris.

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint, Reshma Shetty

Votes: 134

49. Travelers (2016–2018)
Episode: David (2018)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

9.4
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The Faction sets off nuclear blasts that destroy all of the Travelers' archives, except the one in which a wounded David just happens to be trapped.

Director: Bryan C. Knight | Stars: Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson

Votes: 1,058

50. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 2: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2002)

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

8.7
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CTU is attacked and faces serious casualties. Jack discovers who gave Joseph Wald the schematics for CTU. President Palmer fires Rayburn after Kresge tells him about the 30-minute gap between Jack's warning and the bomb explosion.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 1,053



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