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1. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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62 Metascore

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 362,605 | Gross: $200.68M

2. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 145,645

3. Armageddon (1998)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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42 Metascore

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Votes: 380,578 | Gross: $201.57M

4. Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

2.5
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9 Metascore

It's the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper, Kim Coates

Votes: 74,018 | Gross: $21.47M

5. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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67 Metascore

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Osugi

Votes: 19,970 | Gross: $1.91M

6. 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: 17,253 | Gross: $35.62M

7. Battlestar Galactica (2003)

TV-14 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 64,329

8. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

8.0
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92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust 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: 10,613

9. An Acceptable Loss (2018)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
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40 Metascore

Libby teaches at a university but 4 years ago she was top aide to VP Rachel and was part of a total victory action. Rachel is now US president and worried about Libby keeping quiet. Libby also has a student spying on her.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli, Jeff Hephner

Votes: 765 | Gross: $0.03M

10. The Spy Gone North (2018)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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69 Metascore

In the mid-1990s, a loyal South Korean secret agent is caught in a political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of North and South Korea.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Sung-min Lee, Jin-woong Cho, Ji-Hoon Ju

Votes: 2,458 | Gross: $0.50M

11. Fallout: New Vegas (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.8
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After surviving a bullet to the head, Courier Six traverses the post-apocalyptic Mojave desert in search of the men who wronged him, while making an impact on thousands in the process.

Director: Josh Sawyer | Stars: Matthew Perry, Wayne Newton, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

Votes: 9,981

12. Super Fuzz (1980)

PG | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Red powder from a nuclear explosion gives a police officer super powers as long as he doesn't see anything red. He is eventually framed for murder and is unsuccessfully executed by many different methods.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Terence Hill, Ernest Borgnine, Joanne Dru, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 6,295

13. Edge of Darkness (1985)

307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When his daughter Emma is murdered, cop Craven discovers, that she was in a GAIA group of activists occupied with exposing Northmoor nuclear waste storage facility for illegal activities.

Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice

Votes: 3,345

14. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.

Directors: Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan

Votes: 7,511

15. Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)

R | 91 min | Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Two mercenaries help wandering caravans fight off an evil and aimless band of white-clad bikers after the nuclear holocaust.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Giancarlo Prete, Fred Williamson, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis

Votes: 2,245

16. Aftermath (VII) (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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40 Metascore

Thanks to a devastating nuclear war, a group of people find themselves crammed together in a shelter in rural Texas, struggling to cope with radiation poisoning, grief and claustrophobia.

Director: Péter Engert | Stars: C.J. Thomason, Monica Keena, Edward Furlong, Andre Royo

Votes: 1,596 | Gross: $0.35M

17. Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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Ashwat Raina and his teammates arrive in Pokhran to re-conduct a confidential nuclear test, where they face challenges from the American Lacrosse satellite and local spies.

Director: Abhishek Sharma | Stars: John Abraham, Boman Irani, Diana Penty, Anuja Sathe

Votes: 18,759

18. Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, History

6.4
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True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Jon Voight, Jason Robards, Sammi Davis, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 267

19. Crack in the World (1965)

Not Rated | 96 min | Sci-Fi

6.0
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A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox

Votes: 2,011

20. 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: 2,171

21. 10.5: Apocalypse (2006)

169 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.5
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A massive earthquake creates a chain of events that threaten two of the largest nuclear reactors.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Dean Cain, David Cubitt, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 2,345

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: 3,210

23. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)

76 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

7.3
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76 Metascore

Three children decide to leave their homes looking for a better life.

Directors: Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vázquez | Stars: Andrea Alzuri, Eva Ojanguren, Josu Cubero, Félix Arcarazo

Votes: 1,717 | Gross: $0.04M

24. I Live in Fear (1955)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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An aging Japanese industrialist becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 3,807

25. Impact (2009– )

Not Rated | 180 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. ... See full summary »

Stars: David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge, Benjamin Sadler, Florentine Lahme

Votes: 3,094

26. The Chosen (1977)

R | 105 min | Horror

5.4
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An executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and sets out to stop him from using the nuclear power at his fingertips to wipe out ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 1,010

27. Special Bulletin (1983 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

7.7
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A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC... See full summary »

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, Roxanne Hart, Christopher Allport

Votes: 943

28. The Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)

R | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.1
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In the year 3000, the Earth has turned into a desert after nuclear war. A group of survivors runs out of water, so they need to search for the valuable water, but it will not be easy because other group also wants to get it at any cost.

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Robert Iannucci, Alicia Moro, Luciano Pigozzi, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 868

29. Future Justice (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.2
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In the future Saturn's moon of Titan houses a prison where Earth's worst criminals are kept awaiting their return to Earth for trial and execution. One of those criminals, Python Diamond, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Griffin | Stars: Nathaniel Sylva, Aaron Andrade, Steven O'Broin, Elyssa Baldassarri

Votes: 98

30. The Chain Reaction (1980)

92 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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An earthquake in rural Australia causes a dangerous leak at WALDO, a nuclear waste storage facility. Heinrich Schmidt, an engineer badly hurt in the accident, knows that the leak will ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: Steve Bisley, Arna-Maria Winchester, Ross Thompson, Ralph Cotterill

Votes: 748

31. Future-Kill (1985)

X | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

4.0
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The star of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" returns in a story about frat boys lost in the big city while hunted by a violent leader and his elite gang of gun-happy guards.

Director: Ronald W. Moore | Stars: Edwin Neal, Marilyn Burns, Gabriel Folse, Wade Reese

Votes: 556

32. MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994 TV Movie)

93 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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A close friend of MacGyver is murdered. In searching of a reason for this assassination, MacGyver discovers a secret nuclear weapons plant right in the center of Britain.

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Beatie Edney, Peter Egan, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 1,299

33. Spawn of the Slithis (1978)

PG | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.8
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A nuclear leak creates a mutant Slithis sea monster, which terrorizes the variety of pets, winos, and hippies who hang around Venice, California.

Director: Stephen Traxler | Stars: Alan Blanchard, Judy Motulsky, J.C. Claire, Dennis Falt

Votes: 713

34. War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

Approved | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Sally Fraser, Roger Pace, Duncan 'Dean' Parkin, Russ Bender

Votes: 1,674

35. Ghostbusters: Station 6 (2017– )

Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Oscar Barrett struggles to evade the shadow of Peter Venkman in the mundane Orange County Ghostbusters office, but his team discovers a deep-rooted conspiracy connected to the Barrett family.

Stars: Chris Kato, Veronica Rosa Ray, Joey Sinko, Kelly Perine

Votes: 10

36. The Battle of Chernobyl (2006)

94 min | Documentary

8.3
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Documentary of the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl.

Director: Thomas Johnson | Stars: Tim Birkett, Hans Blix, Mikhail Gorbachev, Oleg Mirochnikov

Votes: 1,257

37. The Bunker (2017)

107 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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30 odd years after your birth in a nuclear fallout shelter, you must find your way out alone amidst an ever escalating tide dangerous radiation.

Director: Allan Plenderleith | Stars: Adam Brown, Sarah Greene, Grahame Fox, Jerome St. John Blake

Votes: 42

38. 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: 718

39. The New People (1969–1970)

45 min | Drama

7.2
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A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. With the world thinking that they were all killed, "The New People" set out to form a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tiffany Bolling, Zooey Hall, David Moses, Peter Ratray

Votes: 70

40. Panic (1982)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.3
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A scientist's experiment with a deadly bacteria goes awry and leaves him horribly deformed. The monstrous man then runs amok in his town.

Director: Tonino Ricci | Stars: David Warbeck, Janet Agren, Roberto Ricci, José Lifante

Votes: 544

41. The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978 TV Movie)

102 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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After a century of being in suspended animation, the mysterious submarine commander is revived in modern times for new adventures.

Directors: Alex March, Paul Stader | Stars: José Ferrer, Burgess Meredith, Mel Ferrer, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 331

42. Island Claws (1980)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight.

Director: Hernan Cardenas | Stars: Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot, Jo McDonnell

Votes: 400

43. Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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One-man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

Directors: Steve Binder, Peter H. Hunt | Star: James Whitmore

Votes: 422 | Gross: $11.00M

44. Scorcher (I) (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.6
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The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.

Director: James Seale | Stars: Mark Dacascos, John Rhys-Davies, Tamara Davies, Mark Rolston

Votes: 1,328

45. Thunder Run (1986)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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Charlie, a Korean War veteran, is driving a truck which is transporting plutonium from Nevada to Arizona. But there are a bunch of terrorists who want to steal the stuff...

Director: Gary Hudson | Stars: Forrest Tucker, John Ireland, John Shepherd, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 265 | Gross: $0.15M

46. Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995 Video)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage.

Director: Peter Kuran | Stars: William Shatner, Edward Teller, W.H.P. Blandy, Frank H. Shelton

Votes: 3,162

47. Deep Shock (2003 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

2.9
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When an unknown underwater object disables an American nuclear-powered submarine and attacks a submerged Arctic research complex, a scientific expedition flies to the North Pole to ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: David Keith, Simmone Mackinnon, Mark Sheppard, Sean Whalen

Votes: 805

48. Into Eternity (2010)

75 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage.

Director: Michael Madsen | Stars: Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm, Mikael Jensen, Berit Lundqvist, Michael Madsen

Votes: 2,761 | Gross: $0.06M

49. The Final Executioner (1984)

95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.1
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After a nuclear holocaust, as the rest of society regresses to primitivism, a small, "elite" group that has managed to escape radioactive contamination takes it upon itself to exterminate ... See full summary »

Director: Romolo Guerrieri | Stars: William Mang, Marina Costa, Harrison Muller, Woody Strode

Votes: 176

50. Red Krokodil (2012 Video)

80 min | Drama

5.9
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The breakup of the body that this drug causes, helped me to symbolize a breakup too visually unstoppable.

Director: Domiziano Cristopharo | Stars: Brock Madson, Valerio Cassa, Viktor Karam, Giovanni de Rosa

Votes: 86



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