Movies about Chernobyl

List of the best Russian movies about Chernobyl, selected by visitors to our site: Chernobyl Diaries, Chernobyl: Abyss, Innocent Saturday, Restricted Area, Chernobyl: Zone of Exclusion, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Nine Dead, Abuse of Weakness, Memoir of a Murderer, Rebel in the Rye.

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

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.

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.

Innocent Saturday (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration01:39
PlotOn real events, Survival, Disasters, Apocalypse, Friendship
PlaceChernobyl
StyleSoulful, Disturbing

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

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...

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.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:05
CharactersAliens, Strong women, Prisoner
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, UFO, Abduction
PlaceBunker, Closed Space
TimePost apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing, Womens in main roles

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Nine Dead (2010)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersHired assassins, Priests
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Death
PlaceBunker
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?

Abuse of Weakness (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Criminals, Artists, Drivers
PlotOn real events, Money, Obsession, Friendship, Divorce
PlaceBeach
StyleSoulful, By books, Serious, Disturbing

A stroke-afflicted filmmaker is manipulated by a notorious con man.

Memoir of a Murderer (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:35
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Fathers
PlotFight, Death, Snow, Hatred, Confrontation
PlacePrison, Forest, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

A former serial killer Byung-su gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and when a series of murders occur near his town, he worries whether the killings are his doings. Then, he comes across Tae-ju and realizes that he’s the killer. He reports this to the police, only to learn that Tae-ju is one. Byung-su tries to find evidence against Tae-ju, only to raise the young killer’s interest on him and his dear daughter.

Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersGeniuses, Jews, Writers, Hermits
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Obsession, Friendship
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hotels
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Kursk (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Canada, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersSubmariners, Military
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Wedding, Friendship, Death
PlaceSubmarines, Russia, Helicopters
StyleFascinating, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Barents Sea, August 12th, 2000. During a Russian naval exercise, and after suffering a serious accident, the K-141 Kursk submarine sinks with 118 crew members on board. While the few sailors who are still alive barely manage to survive, their families push for accurate information and a British officer struggles to obtain from the Russian government a permit to attempt a rescue before it is late. But general incompetence are against all their efforts.

Bird Box (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Blind, Birds
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Supernatural, Pursuit, Mental disorders
TimePost apocalypse
StyleNetflix, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Dark River (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:04
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotJealousy, Inheritance, Hatred
PlacePrison, Village, England
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Disturbing

After her father dies, a young woman returns to her Yorkshire village for the first time in 15 years to claim the family farm she believes is hers.

Who Am I (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany
Duration01:42
CharactersHackers, Police, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Investigation, Split personality, Pursuit, Computers
PlaceParty, Germany, Berlin
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

5 Headed Shark Attack (2017)
Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersSharks, Monsters, Mutant
PlotSurvival, Death, Swimming, Fear
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Heavy, Tense

A beautiful island is home to thousands of species of aquatic life. Now there is a new species: the 5-Headed Shark is all heads and teeth. Shaped like a demented starfish, this monster terrorizes the open ocean before invading the beaches of Puerto Rico, endangering the once peaceful island paradise.

Hush (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Writers, Disabled people, Mute
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Pursuit, Computers, Chase
PlaceForest, Country houses
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Disturbing

A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.

Toxin (2015)
Markimdb: 2.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScientists, Veterans
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Death, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceCemetery, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A pharmaceutical company recruits a well-known scientist to help develop a vaccine against a deadly virus.

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:16
CharactersMafia, Spy, Teachers, Twins, Friends
PlotRevenge, Friendship, Birthday, Tennis, Snow
PlaceEngland, USA
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A young Oxford academic and his attorney girlfriend holiday on Antigua. They bump into a Russian millionaire who owns a peninsula and a diamond watch. He wants a game of tennis. What else he wants propels the lovers on a tortuous journey to the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's intelligence establishment, to Paris and the Alps.

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

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.

Cabin Fever (2016)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Friendship, Death, Vacation
PlaceForest, USA
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

In this grisly remake of the 2002 horror hit, five college chums rent an isolated woodland cabin for a party. But their fun quickly ends when the group is exposed to a hideous flesh-eating virus, and survival becomes the name of the game.




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