Movie making is an expensive process which requires paying for sets, props, equipments and special effects that are incorporated on camera. A movie requires a budget for paying actors, designers, technicians and other staff. The editing process and special effects are considered after the movie has been filmed. This blows the budget. The film industry has turned into a massive business with budgets increasing continually with time. Here is a list of top ten nuclear war films countdown based on budget.
The movies have been ranked based on their estimated dollar amount. While the exact budget of many movies is not known, the budget has been incorporated based on the reports and interviews about the spending.
|Mad Max: Fury Road||150 million USD|
|The Sum of all Fears||68 million USD|
|The Fourth Protocol||6 million USD|
|The China Syndrome||5.9 million USD|
|Threads||3.5 million USD|
|On the Beach||2.9 million USD|
|Dr. Strangelove||1.8 million USD|
|Fail-Safe ||1.6 million USD|
|Godzilla ||1 million USD|
|The Chernobyl Diaries||1 million USD|
The fourth movie of the Mad Max Franchise, directed by George Miller deserves a top spot on this list of top nuclear war films. The movie is set in a desert wasteland years after civilization on Earth had been destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. The movie swept six Oscars including the one for the best costume design. It made a gross of $375.8 million worldwide.
American Thriller Movies
The Sum of All Fears is an American thriller movie which is based on novel written by Tom Clancy. This film covers a plot by a Neo-Nazi to initiate a nuclear war between Russia and the United states. The Neo-Nazi operates with the motive of establishing a fascist superstate in Europe. The Neo-Nazi scientists build a secret nuclear weapon destroying Baltimore. CIA analyst Jack Ryan realizes that Russia was not involved in the bombing and finds a way to stop the imminent nuclear war. The movie premiered in the United States in 2002 and made $118,907,036 as revenue. The movie was considered a massive financial success considering the budget of production was just 68 million USD.
Best Picture Movie
On the Beach is an American apocalyptic fiction drama. This movie is based on a novel by Nevil Shute portraying aftermath of a nuclear war. The best director award during 1960 BAFTA was won by Stanley Kramer for the movie. The 1960 Golden Globe for the Best Motion Picture Score was won by Ernest Gold. The movie was as well nominated in the Academy Awards. The movie was inspired by the same material as the movies Fail-Safe and Dr. Strangelove. An incredible comparison was made between the movies based on the same theme. However, these movies were widely different and equally successful.
Strangelove for its dark humor would always remain in the hearts of people. Director Stanley Kubrick hired a satirist to turn his work into dark humor. Till today, the movie and the characters are remembered for the storyline and the performances respectively.