Movies about Chernobyl

Movies about Chernobyl
List of the best Russian movies about Chernobyl, selected by visitors to our site: Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion, Chernobyl Diaries, Restricted Area, Crystal Swan, Experimenter, Piercing, The Flowers of War, In the Heart of the Sea, As We Were Dreaming, The Lodge.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion (2019)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration02:13
CharactersFriends
PlotDisasters, Confrontation
PlaceChernobyl, Fantastic worlds
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating

In the anomalous zone of Chernobyl, under the protective sarcophagus of the fourth power unit, the Global Kintek Corporation is carrying out illegal construction. A special interstate commission is trying to prevent these plans, but right during a press conference, a group of unknown terrorists attack its leader. And none other than Pasha leads them - he once successfully fought with the Zone, but it seems that now the Zone itself has captured it. His four friends - Ana, Lyokha, Nastya and Gaucher - have no choice but to jump back into the old Volga and go to Pripyat to try to save Pasha and prevent a global catastrophe.

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Mutant, Bears, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Death, Pursuit, Vacation, Viruses
PlaceChernobyl, Ukraine, Abandoned houses, Ghost towns, Restricted areas
TimeDark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide'. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years earlier. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, the group members find themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone.

Restricted Area (2020)
Mark
Genrethriller
CountryBelarus
CharactersFriends
PlotSurvival, Hiking trip
PlaceChernobyl
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, For a group of friends, Disturbing

1989, 180 km from Chernobyl. 4 guys and 2 girls, traveling by the river, swim in the resettlement zone. By chance, because of them, a person hiding in an abandoned village dies, and in the hands of the guys is a bag with a large amount of money...

Crystal Swan (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryBelarus, Germany, USA, Russia
Duration01:09
CharactersDJs
PlotWedding, Jealousy, Dreams
PlaceVillage, Russia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Touching

Young Evelina has a law degree, but her dream is to travel to the USA and earn a living as a professional DJ. But it’s 1997 and the girl is living in post-Soviet Minsk...

Experimenter (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersScientists, Psychologists, Inventors, Elephants
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Experiments, Test, Power
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense, Intellectual

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects don’t stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they’ve been told to do so. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people’s tendency to comply with authority. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha stands by him through it all.

Piercing (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersManiacs, Killers
PlotPassion, Mental disorders
StyleTense, Psychedelic, Not for everyone

In this twisted love story, a man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own.

The Flowers of War (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration02:26
CharactersStudents, Priests
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceChina
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10
CharactersWhale, Cannibals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

As We Were Dreaming (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryGermany, France
Duration02:08
CharactersFriends
PlotMeaning of life, Freedom
PlaceGermany
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Clemens Meyer's novel about a group of East German friends right after the fall of the Wall.

The Lodge (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Childrens, Family, Journalists
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Snow
PlaceCountry houses
TimeNew Year, Dark ones, Winter
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Gloomy

When a father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia, at their holiday home in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.

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A Cure for Wellness (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:52
PlotMental disorders, Mystery
PlaceHospitals, Restricted areas
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Gothic

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

Unfriended (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:22
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotRevenge, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Computers
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl's computer desktop, Unfriended redefines 'found footage' for a new generation of teens.

Dormant Beauty (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France
PlotOn real events, Death, Religious, Political, Meaning of life
PlaceItaly, Hotels
StyleTouching, Serious

A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

Whitney (2015)
Markimdb: 5
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersFriends
PlotOn real events, Music
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.

The Evil Down the Street (2019)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

The Ryan family moves into their new dream home having no idea their new home is possessed by a demon. Katie Ryan becomes tormented by the demon and begins to terrorize her family. A Paranormal Horror Thriller inspired by true events.

The Conspirator (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersLawyers, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceCourt
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Serious

Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

Wild (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
PlotOn real events, Survival, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceNature
StyleSoulful, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think, For single girls

A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Silence (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, Germany
Duration02:08
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Dragons, Family, Terminally ill
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Abduction, Self-sacrifice
PlaceCaves
TimePost apocalypse
StyleExciting, Tense, Creepy, For men, Disturbing

With the world under attack by deadly creatures who hunt by sound, a teen and her family seek refuge outside the city and encounter a mysterious cult.

Chernobyl: Abyss (2021)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
PlaceChernobyl, USSR, Restricted areas
StyleHeavy, Depressive

Chernobyl: Abyss is the first major Russian feature film about the aftermath of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, when hundreds of people sacrificed their lives to clean up the site of the catastrophe, and to successfully prevent an even bigger disaster that could have turned a large part of the European continent into an uninhabitable exclusion zone.

Salyut-7 (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:01
CharactersAstronauts
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceSpace, Russia, USSR
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing

Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the country, but also bring upon tragedy, probably with loss of life. Astronauts have to be sent to the station to find what caused the breakdown and prevent the catastrophe. However, nobody has ever docked an uncontrolled object in space. To this day this is the most technically complicated mission in the history of the world of space navigation.




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