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

PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

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

Votes: 344,107

2. Jericho (2006–2008)

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

8.0
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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: 47,821

3. The Dead Zone (1983)

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

7.2
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69 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 45,004

4. Crimson Tide (1995)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 81,279 | Gross: $91.40M

5. 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: 125,392 | Gross: $17.99M

6. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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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: 32,736 | Gross: $0.27M

7. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A graphic, disturbing film about 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: 10,771

8. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, War

8.1
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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.

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

Votes: 7,314

9. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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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?

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

Votes: 14,895

10. Testament (1983)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 4,561 | Gross: $1.50M

11. Deterrence (1999)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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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: 2,272 | Gross: $0.14M

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

PG-13 | 12 min | Action, Short, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Three freedom fighters attack a large corporation to prevent a future apocalypse.

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

Votes: 6,617

13. The War Game (1965)

48 min | Drama, War

8.1
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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. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,855

14. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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67 Metascore

After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,550 | Gross: $0.55M

15. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)

93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

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

Votes: 2,549

16. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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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: 837

17. Countdown to Looking Glass (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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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. "Looking Glass" is the code word for the Strategic Air ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 321

18. The Atomic Cafe (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.7
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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: 3,268

19. Barefoot Gen (1983)

83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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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: 5,350

20. Five (1951)

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

6.5
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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: 808

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

Unrated | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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: 79

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

156 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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Well-intentioned history lesson; 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: 220

23. The Survivalist (1987)

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

4.5
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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: 101

24. 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: 611 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Critical Assembly (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.7
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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: 359

26. The Old Men at the Zoo (1983– )

275 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

27. Duck and Cover (1952)

9 min | Animation, Short

6.1
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A grinning monkey sitting in a tree dangles a lit firecracker from a fishing pole just over the head of an unwary turtle. Realizing that an explosion is pending, the turtle ducks and takes ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 678

28. Soviet War Scare 1983 (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of Samantha Smith, the 10-year-old American girl who wrote to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, urging him not to start a war against the U.S.

Director: Henry Chancellor | Stars: Robert Cambrinus, Olegar Fedoro, Gina McKee, Ted Bliss

Votes: 74

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

Documentary, Drama

6.9
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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: 135

30. Critical Path (1994 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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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: 5

31. 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: 44

32. A Day Called X (1957 TV Movie)

27 min | Documentary

7.1
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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: 26

33. Power of Decision (1958)

55 min | Documentary

7.1
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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: 7

34. Protect and Survive (1976)

Documentary, Short

5.9
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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: 15

35. Sound an Alarm (1971)

Documentary, Short

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

36. The Hole in the Ground (1962)

30 min | Documentary, Short

5.4
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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: 8

37. Assault (1988 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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38. Survival Under Atomic Attack (1951)

9 min | Documentary, Short, History

5.6
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How to survive an atomic attack.

Star: Edward R. Murrow

Votes: 45

39. 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: 22

40. RocketKitKongoKit (1986)

30 min | Short

7.5
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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: 20

41. Warning Red (1956)

14 min | Short

5.0
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Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Joseph Cunningham, Mary Reading Miller, Melvin Scheldt

Votes: 6

42. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 1 September 1954 (1954)

History, News

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Lesueur and Cioffi interview Lt. Gen. C.R. Hubner, the director of the New York State Civil Defense Commission. Primary topic discussed is local civil defense plans to deal with a nuclear attack.

Stars: Francis W. Carpenter, Richard G. Casey, Lou Cioffi, C.R. Hubner

43. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 18 October 1954 (1954)

History, News

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Lesueur and Bancroft interview Val Peterson, the administrator of the Federal Civil Defense Administration and former governor of Nebraska. Topics include requirements for civil defense ... See full summary »

Stars: Griffing Bancroft, Larry LeSueur, Val Peterson

44. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 19 August 1953 (1953)

History, News

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Edward P. Morgan and Hugh Downs, correspondents for CBS News, interview Val Peterson, the administrator of the Federal Civil Defense Administration and former Governor of Nebraska. Topics ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Downs, Edward P. Morgan, Val Peterson