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1. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

Writers: Bruce Robinson, Roland Joffé | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

Votes: 5,086

2. Day One (1989 TV Movie)

141 min | Drama, History

7.7
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Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard leaves Europe, eventually arriving in the United States. With the help of Einstein, he persuades the government to build an atomic bomb. The project is given... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Wyden, David W. Rintels | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Michael Tucker, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 306

3. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008 Video)

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 »

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

Votes: 42

4. Wonders Are Many (2007)

92 min | Documentary

8.5
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A documentary on the making of Dr. Atomic, a modern opera about the making of the atomic bomb.

Director: Jon Else | Stars: John Adams, Peter Sellars, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn

Votes: 40

5. Einstein: Light to the Power of 2 (1996 TV Movie)

Drama, Family

7.4
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Nine-year old Lannie is unmotivated and struggling at school because of a racist teacher. Reminded of his own intellectual and political challenges, Einstein steps into 1950 to spark a love of learning in Lannie.

Director: David Devine | Stars: Paul Soles, Lataye Studwood, Chris McKinney, Sandra Caldwell

Votes: 28

6. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Doctor Atomic (2008)

184 min | Music

7.5
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Composer John Adams re-creates the tension at Los Alamos, 1945, the night before the first atom bomb is tested. Gerald Finley portrays Dr. Oppenheimer; the first act ends with a ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Sellars | Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Gerald Finley, Sasha Cooke, Eric Owens, Richard Paul Fink

Votes: 16

7. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Kaboom! (1997)

Documentary, Biography

6.6
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This program traces the history of the development of explosives focusing on gunpowder, nitroglycerin and efforts, particularly by Alfred Nobel, to make them safe to handle. Commentary ... See full summary »

Votes: 5

8. Modern Marvels (1994– )
Episode: The Manhattan Project (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.5
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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 »

Creator: Bruce Nash | Stars: Ellen Bradbury, Robert Christy, Joe Dykstra, Rachel Fermi

Votes: 44

9. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2009)

Documentary, History

8.3
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This biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of America's most influential scientists.

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

Votes: 56