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1. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.6
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22 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 35,794 | Gross: $15.68M

2. Limelight (1952)

G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Votes: 14,444

3. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 5,294

4. Shock Corridor (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best

Votes: 8,775

5. Deal of the Century (1983)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.5
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A small time arms dealer in South America to sell weapons to the revolutionaries, winds up negotiating the sale of an experimental plane to the nation's dictator.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards

Votes: 3,152

6. La guerra del ferro: Ironmaster (1983)

98 min | Action, Adventure

4.6
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A tale that takes place at the dawn of history. The movie tells the story of a tribe that discovers how to fashion weapons out of iron and use them for their own survival. However, the ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Sam Pasco, Elvire Audray, George Eastman, Pamela Prati

Votes: 610

7. Command and Control (2016)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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77 Metascore

Documentary of 1980's near-launch of a nuclear missile from Arkansas, based on Eric Shlosser's award-winning book of the same name.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Harold Brown, Allan Childers, Bill Clinton, Greg Devlin

Votes: 429 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Countdown to Zero (2010)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

6.9
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70 Metascore

A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Graham Allison, James Baker III, Bruce Blair, Tony Blair

Votes: 2,021 | Gross: $0.27M

9. Superstorm (2007– )

177 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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Superstorm is a three-part British docudrama miniseries written and directed by Julian Simpson, about a group of scientists that try to divert and weaken hurricanes using cloud seeding. ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicola Stephenson, Tom Sizemore, Chris Potter, JR Bourne

Votes: 440

10. It Felt Like a Kiss (2009)

54 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.0
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The story of America's rise to power starting in 1959, it uses nothing but archive footage and Amercia pop music. Showing the consequences on the rest of the world and in peoples mind.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: H. Rap Brown, Nikita Khrushchev, Richard Nixon

Votes: 571

11. Shack Out on 101 (1955)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An isolated diner on California's 101 highway provides the backdrop of the story involving nuclear secrets, foreign spies and federal agents.

Director: Edward Dein | Stars: Terry Moore, Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn, Lee Marvin

Votes: 499

12. Resan (1987)

873 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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A global look at the impact of military use of nuclear technology and people's perception of it.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Francine Bastien, Brian Mulroney, Mila Mulroney

Votes: 62

13. The Butter Battle Book (1989 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.7
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A cold war between two lands over a ridiculous dispute leads to a perilous arms race.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Charles Durning, Christopher Collins, Miriam Flynn, Clive Revill

Votes: 312

14. Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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Unmanned: America's Drone War, the eighth full-length feature documentary from director Robert Greenwald and his Brave New Foundation organization, investigates the impact that U.S. drone ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Akbar Ahmed, Shahzad Akbar, Philip Alston, Abdul Aziz

Votes: 75

15. First Strike (1979 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

6.2
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An interesting cold war film that starts with showing an hypothetical soviet nuclear first strike scenario leading to a US surrender, followed by a United States Air Force 'sales pitch' for more defense spending.

Director: Fleming E. Fuller | Stars: Richard H. Ellis, William R. Graham, Francis P. Hoeber, Edward N. Luttwak

Votes: 18

16. Sputnik Fever (2007)

87 min | Documentary

7.5
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68 Metascore

Documentary looking back at the USSR's Sputnik satellite and its effects at the time and over the last 50 years.

Director: David Hoffman | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Gene Banucci, Jay Barbree, Paul Dickson

Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Vybor tseli (1975)

158 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Director: Igor Talankin | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Georgi Zhzhyonov, Nikolay Volkov, Irina Skobtseva

Votes: 56

18. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)

109 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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J. Robert Oppenheimer was a national hero, the brilliant scientist who during WWII led the scientific team that created the atomic bomb. But after the bomb brought the war to an end, in ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: Harold Agnew, Jeremy Bernstein, Robert Christy, Michael Cumpsty

Votes: 45

19. Women - for America, for the World (1986)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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22 prominent American women discuss their activism for nuclear disarmament and their motivations in seeking the end of the arms race.

Director: Vivienne Verdon-Roe | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Betty Bumpers, Shirley Chisholm

Votes: 28

20. If You Love This Planet (1982)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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An Australian pediatrician gives a speech on the consequences of a nuclear war.

Director: Terre Nash | Stars: Helen Caldicott, Vannevar Bush, Winston Churchill, Leslie Groves

Votes: 103

21. Balance of Truth (1973)

2 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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Two neighbors live side-by-side. One decides to buy a shotgun. The other responds by buying his own shotgun. This quickly escalates into a massive arms race between the two neighbors.

Director: Eduard Nazarov

Votes: 31

22. Ground Zero: An Important Story - Jack Thompson in Conversation (2008 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Jack Thompson, Burnham Burnham, Simon Chilvers, Peter Cummins

23. La noche del fin del mundo (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Exactly to the 1:23:58 AM, in the night of Friday 26 April, 1986, happened the worst nuclear disaster of all 20th Century: Chernobyl. Journalist Iker Jiménez, host and creator of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Iker Jiménez, Sergio Fernández de Pinedo, Manuel Romo, Álvaro Sanmartín, Carmen Porter | Stars: Iker Jiménez, Carmen Porter, Anna Korolevskaya, Ricardo García

Votes: 31

24. Denkmodell Kalter Krieg (1983 TV Movie)

45 min

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Director: Hans Lechleitner | Stars: Eugene Rostow, Richard Pipes, Charls E. Walker, William R. van Cleave

25. History of the National Security State (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 261 min | Documentary, History, War

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Stars: Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Dwight D. Eisenhower

26. Spies Above (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

8.1
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A history of U.S. spy satellites.

Director: Kurt Sayenga | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Dino A. Brugioni, Sergei Khrushchev

Votes: 21

27. Strategy for Victory (1951)

Approved | 18 min | Documentary, Short, News

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This edition of the March of Time views the tactics the Russians have used to build up their strength in Europe, following World War Two, and the actions the United States is using, the ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Shute | Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower

28. Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen (1982– )
Episode: Imperium - Der letzte Kampf der Ritter (2011)

Documentary, History

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Knighthood was far from fairytale-idyllic. Its origin was the need, against invading nomads and Muslims, for mounted warriors wearing ever more expensive armor and weapons, requiring fiefs.... See full summary »

Stars: Maximilian Schell, Gert Heidenreich

29. Natural World (1983– )
Episode: On the Eighth Day (1984)

Documentary

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Stars: Tom Ackerman, Vladimir Aleksandrov, Paul Ehrlich, Dan Gregory

30. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Silicon Valley (2013)

TV-PG | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley.

Stars: Leslie Berlin, Roger Borovoy, Kathleen Cohen, Andrew Grove

Votes: 120

31. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Doomsday Clock (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.6
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The story behind the "doomsday clock" of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Star: Beau Weaver

Votes: 7

32. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Manhattan Project (2002)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Encouraged by Leo Szilard and galvanized by German success in achieving nuclear fission, the United States embarks on a crash program to build a nuclear bomb. Aided by many Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Dash | Stars: Lloyd Sherr, William Lanouette, Robert Christy, Albert Einstein

Votes: 52

33. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Who Killed the Red Baron? (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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In the midst of World War I's aerial combat arms race emerges Germany's ace of aces, Manfred von Richthofen. The factors that made him devastatingly effective, and kept him alive when all ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Nicholson | Stars: Oswald Boelcke, Roy Brown, Suzanne Fischer, Roland Garros

Votes: 12