Titles to get you paranoid about nuclear weapons, and nuclear power

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1.
Atomic Twister (2002 TV Movie)
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The staff of a nuclear reactor must struggle to avert a disaster when tornadoes cause damage that threatens to start a meltdown. (86 mins.)
Director: Bill Corcoran
 
2.
Broken Arrow (1996)
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Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans. (108 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
3.
By Dawn's Early Light (1990 TV Movie)
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The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries... (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
 
4.
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Parker
 
5.
Countdown to Looking Glass (1984 TV Movie)
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Docudrama uses fictional reports of a crisis in the Middle East, which leads to a nuclear confrontation between the US and the USSR... (90 mins.)
Director: Fred Barzyk
 
6.
Crimson Tide (1995)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
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Damnation Alley (1977)
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In an post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
8.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
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When the USA and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth. (98 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
9.
Dirty War (2004 TV Movie)
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A terrorist group detonates a radiological dispersal device (RDD) in Central London. Due to a lack of preparation, training, and resources, chaos ensues. (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Percival
 
10.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
11.
Fail-Safe (1964)
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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? (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
12.
Fail Safe (2000 TV Movie)
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Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow. (86 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
13.
Godzilla (1954)
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American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
14.
GoldenEye (1995)
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James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead. (130 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
15.
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
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When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster. (138 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
16.
Miracle Mile (1988)
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A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes. (87 mins.)
 
17.
On the Beach (1959)
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months. (134 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
18.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
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An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
19.
Silkwood (1983)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
20.
Special Bulletin (1983 TV Movie)
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A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands... (103 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
21.
Testament (1983)
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The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack. (90 mins.)
Director: Lynne Littman
 
22.
The Children's Story (1982 Short Film)
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A just-established totalitarian government places a new teacher in a classroom of young children while the old teacher is sent away... (30 mins.)
Director: James Clavell
 
23.
The China Syndrome (1979)
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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. (122 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
24.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
 
25.
The Day After (1983 TV Movie)
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A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas. (127 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
26.
The Manhattan Project (1986)
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A teen and his girlfriend make an atomic bomb with plutonium stolen from a scientist dating his mother. (117 mins.)
 
27.
The Peacemaker (1997)
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A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists. (124 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
 
28.
The Sacrifice (1986)
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At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return. (149 mins.)
 
29.
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
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CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore. (124 mins.)
 
30.
The War Game (1965)
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
31.
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
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James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain. (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
32.
Thirteen Days (2000)
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A dramatization of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. (145 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
33.
Threads (1984 TV Movie)
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Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. (112 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
34.
True Lies (1994)
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A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman. (141 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
35.
Under Siege (1992)
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A former S.E.A.L., now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. Navy battleship. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
36.
WarGames (1983)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
37.
When the Wind Blows (1986)
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A naive elderly British rural couple survive the initial onslaught of a nuclear war, only to gradually succumb to its aftermath. (80 mins.)