Movies about Chernobyl

Movies about Chernobyl
List of the best Russian movies about Chernobyl, selected by visitors to our site: Chernobyl Diaries, Chernobyl: Abyss, Restricted Area, Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion, Pain Threshold, The Gateway, Universal Soldier: Regeneration, Innocent Saturday, Aurora, Stalker.

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

Genre
Country
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

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.

Chernobyl: Abyss (2021)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia

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.

Restricted Area (2020)
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Genrethriller
CountryBelarus

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...

Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion (2019)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration02:13

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.

Pain Threshold (2019)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryRussia

Four young Muscovites - two boys and two girls - travel to the Altai for a rafting trip on a mountain river. Cut off from civilization, face to face with nature at its wildest our heroes are not able to relax but instead are forced to fight for survival. They ask the help of a group of apparent 'sportsmen-boaters' whom they encounter on the river. These agree, but then our heroes realize that they have been taken hostage by criminals.

The Gateway (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUkraine

Inside the Chornobyl exclusion zone Grandma Prisa, the family matriarch, consorts with water nymphs, eats a diet filled with hallucinogenic mushrooms, and claims to have personally stabbed 12 SS soldiers to death during World War II. She lives together with her divorced and chronically ill daughter Slava and grandson Vova. Unexpectedly, their measured life comes to an end - Grandma Prisa receives a mystical warning about an impending catastrophe.

Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a next-generation "UniSol".

Innocent Saturday (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration01:39

A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.

Aurora (2006)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUkraine
Duration01:55

Aurora dreams about becoming a talented ballet dancer one day. However, life is not so simple. 12-year-old orphan Aurora Nedelina lives in an orphanage in Pripyat and accidentally becomes a witness to the explosion at the Chernobyl APP. Having received a critical dose of radiation, she is sent to an American hospital where she meets the rich American Russian, Nick Astakhov--the world-famous dancer who had emigrated from the USSR 15 years prior. Nick is talented, successful, young, yet disappointed in life. Meeting up with Aurora helps Nick turn it all around. However, with each day, Aurora fades away a little more. Only something short of a miracle can save her

Stalker (1979)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:43

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded desires are granted.

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Curly Sue (1991)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.

The Battle of Chernobyl (2006)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, documentary, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

On April 26, 1986, a 1,000 feet high flame rises into the sky of the Ukraine. The fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant just exploded. A battle begins in which 500,000 men are engaged throughout the Soviet Union to "liquidate" the radioactivity, build the "sarcophagus" of the damaged reactor and save the world from a second explosion that would have destroyed half of Europe. Become a reference film, this documentary combines testimonials and unseen footage, tells for the first time the Battle of Chernobyl.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Hugo (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:06

Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

Panfilov's 28 Men (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:24

USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight soldiers of the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, under the command of General Ivan Panfilov, that stopped the advance on Moscow of a column of fifty-four Nazi tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days. Though armed only with standard issue Mosin-Nagant infantry rifles and DP and PM-M1910 machine guns, all useless against tanks, and with wholly inadequate RPG-40 anti-tank grenades and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles, they fight tirelessly and defiantly, with uncommon bravery and unwavering dedication, to protect Moscow and their Motherland.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:44

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

The Tale (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:43

An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

The Midnight After (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryHong Kong

A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars and vendors, a group of passengers climbs aboard a minibus that is to take them from Mongkok to Tai Po. The group is as diverse as the city: there’s a young man on drugs, an arguing couple, a woman with prayer beads and a girl who has just fallen in love. And behind the wheel sits the chatty driver. But as the bus emerges from a tunnel, everything is suddenly quite still: the streets and buildings are all empty and there’s not a soul to be seen; it’s as if everyone has suddenly been swallowed by the earth. Only the millions of neon lights continue to blink, as if nothing has happened. The eclectic group of passengers seek refuge in a deserted café and discuss what they should do. Then they make an horrific discovery…

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war?

Stalingrad (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:15

Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga, but the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

The Silent Revolution (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, history
CountryGermany

Stalinstadt, East Germany, 1956. While the Hungarian uprising against Soviets is taking place, teenage members of a classroom of the local school perform a seemingly harmless act that causes unexpected consequences.

The Making of The Mob (2015)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, documentary, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration00:30

A docudrama series chronicling some of America's most notorious mobsters, each season dealing with a different city/region.

In the Fog (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Netherlands, Latvia, Belarus
Duration02:07

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.

Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryLuxembourg, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa
Duration01:37

A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.

A Siege Diary (2020)
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Genredrama, history
CountryRussia

World War II. In autumn 1941 the German troops completely surrounded one of the biggest Russian cities — Leningrad. 2,5 million civilians got trapped in the city. The German commandment decided to destroy the city with bombings, artillery attacks and, most importantly, with hunger. The most difficult first winter of the siege (1941 — 1942). A young woman Olga is walking through the whole city to her father. She wants to see him one last time to say goodbye and to ask for his forgiveness.

The Promise (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:29

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Foxcatcher (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

Mediterranea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, USA, Germany, Qatar

Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.

The Icon of a Season (2013)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:19

This film presents a contemporary view on modern Russian upper-class youth. The film genre is a social drama. The main five characters of the movie are financially secured and socially successful - producing, managing and hosting a popular TV show. They are beautiful, happy and satisfied with their lives. They are good friends to each other and the others. The glass world they surrounded themselves by is full of love and smiles... Until one day something happens to the leading character and suddenly they all face the real world. The glass shatters. Their lives are changed forever. They will never be the same

Mercy Black (2019)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA

Fifteen years after conjuring an imaginary phantom known as Mercy Black, a repentant woman returns to her hometown to live with her sister and young nephew. But as Mercy continues to haunt her and the death count rises, she must face her deepest terror and discover the truth of her past before Mercy Black claims her nephew. Daniella Pineda, Austin Amelio, Elle LaMont, Miles Emmons, Lee Eddy, and Janeane Garofalo star in this terrifying story of regret, redemption, and the dark side of belief.




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