The world of movies is filled with disaster movies. Some managed to touch our hearts where as some made no sense. The ones that managed to create an impact were based on the original events which we may have never heard of. Here is a list I have curated which will help you explore a genre of movies which have been inspired by real nuclear explosion. Humans have respected the awesome spectacle nuclear power is since the dawn of atomic age. Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing made people realize that wide-scale immense destruction was possible which was once inconceivable. Many of the movies have managed to portray realistic nuclear scenario with satirically outrageous nuke scenes.
This documentary movie has been made after utilizing archival footage and extensive interviews with survivors. The aftermath covers the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This documentary movie was directed by Steven Okazaki marking the 62nd anniversary of the bombing on these Japanese towns. The film features four Americans involved in the 1945 bombings as well as the fourteen survivors. More than 500 survivors were met by Okazaki while preparing for the movie. He collected over 100 interviews before settling on subjects he wanted to feature in his movie. The movie was named as one of the 15 films considered for nomination under the best documentary for the 80th academy awards. It did win the exceptional merit in nonfiction filmmaking during 2008.
The Chernobyl Disaster is considered to be the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. The Chernobyl Disaster is a supernatural thriller in which American tourists embark on a guided tour of an abandoned town of Pripyat in Ukraine. The movie revolves around the activities of the tourists in this radioactive ghost city. The movie was not filmed on the location.
This movie was released in the wake of the worst nuclear power plant accident that ever occurred in the American history which is the Three Mile Island Accident. The Children is a zombie movie. A school bus filled with youngsters passes a cloud of radioactive gas on the way home from school transforming the children in black-finger, half-catatonic creeps.
This is a full length documentary that covers the lunacy surrounding nuclear waste disposal. This movie brings into light the temporal foresight of humans where the world has failed in creating a safe disposal site for nuclear waste which can be houses for centuries. This movie questions whether countries would continue to store nuclear materials for years to come despite rapid growth in the cities and demands of the public.
This Oscar-nominated movie was directed and written by James Bridges and it opened just 12 days prior to Three Mile Island nuclear accident. This incited public inquiry and the movie had to be pulled from a couple of theatres. This sober thriller actually highlighted the fault-prone nuclear industry. This movie is a story about a television reporter and her cameraman who identify the safety cover-ups at a nuclear power plant. This movie triggered a lot of interest amongst general public about safety concerns surrounding a nuclear power plant.