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20 best movies like Chernobyl (2019)

List of the best movies like Chernobyl (2019): Greenland, San Andreas, Stalin, LBJ, Colonia, Chernobyl: Abyss, Citizen X, Selma, The King, Steve Jobs.

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Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Parents, Defenders
PlotSurvival, Disasters, End of the world, Apocalypse, The escape
PlaceBunker, USA
StyleTense, Dynamic, Disturbing

John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersLifeguards, Tough guys, Fathers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, Earthquake, Adventure
PlaceHelicopters
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, Russia, Hungary
CharactersStalin
PlotOn real events, Political, KGB
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleFascinating, Serious

The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Teens, CIA, Friends, Presidential
PlotOn real events, Motorcycles, Friendship, Political, Elections
PlaceAircraft, Russia, USSR, Hospitals, The White House
TimeCold War
StyleBy books, Tense, Serious

The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersDogs, Horses, Military, Students, Soldier
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Abduction, Slavery
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Forest
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Touching

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
PlaceChernobyl, USSR, Restricted areas
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hungary
Duration01:43
CharactersMonsters, Serial killers, Psychiatrists
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:08
CharactersPresidential
PlotOn real events, Political, Justice, Uprising
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA, Australia
Duration01:59
CharactersKings, Horses, Knights, Friends, Princesses
PlotLove, War, On real events, Political, Power
PlaceEngland, France
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:31
CharactersProgrammers, Geniuses, Family, Scientists, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Apocalypse, Obsession, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year, Post apocalypse
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart, Vital signs, Makes me think

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, Russia
Duration02:21
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police, Military, Pregnant
PlotThe escape, Relationship, Investigation, Political, Justice
PlaceSchool, Trains, Russia, Forest, USSR
StyleAction, By books, Tense, Creepy, Serious

Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, France, Chile, China, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:55
CharactersSnipers, Strong women, Journalists, Presidential, Widows
PlotOn real events, Death, Depression, Political
PlaceAircraft, Cemetery, The White House, Texas, USA
StyleTense, Heartbreaking

An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryItaly, Soviet Union, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersStalin, Orphans
PlotLove, On real events, Political, KGB
PlaceTrains, Russia
TimeWorld War II
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Serious

The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of his neighbors and his involvement with their daughter, his wife's affair with the chilling State Security chief Lavrentii Beria and her tragic decline, and the deadly political machinations within the Kremlin he witnesses firsthand. Written by Martin H. Booda

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersKings, Lesbians, Maids
PlotOn real events, Love triangle, Political, Jealousy, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
Time18th century
StyleOscars

England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Hired assassins
PlotOn real events, Political
PlaceRussia, The White House, Texas, USA
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Serious

Drama documentary based on Bill O'Reilly's and Martin Dugard's 2012 non-fiction book "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot". It follows the parallel lives of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald from the winter 1959-1960 to those fatal days in Dallas in November 1963, when they both died within two days after each other and were buried on the same day - John F. Kennedy in a state funeral in Washington D.C., broadcast live both to Europe and the Pacific, while Oswald was buried in Forth Worth at a small funeral where the attending reporters were asked to act as pallbearers.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersCriminals, Celebrities
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Political
PlacePrison, Trains, England, Germany
StyleSerious

Following in his father's footsteps, Albert Pierrepoint becomes one of Britain's most prolific executioners, hiding his identity as a grocery deliveryman. But when his ambition to be the best inadvertently exposes his gruesome secret, he becomes a minor celebrity & faces a public outcry against the practice of hanging. Based on true events.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Hungary
Duration02:15
CharactersPriests
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Political
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Into an era seething with war and revolution, a man comes with an incredible power to heal a nation...or destroy it. Based on the true story of one of the most powerful and mysterious figures in Russian history.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Malta
Duration02:28
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Lifeguards, Military, Bodyguards
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Cars, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Israel
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Canada, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersSubmariners, Military
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Wedding, Friendship, Death
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, 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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Political
PlaceGermany, Berlin
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Tense, Intellectual, Depressive

The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the historic and far reaching decision that the Jews of Europe were to be exterminated in what would come to be known as the Holocaust.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Weapon, True love
PlaceRussia, USSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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?

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersKings
PlotLove, On real events, Political, Fate
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching, For single girls

From Academy Award® winners Graham King and Martin Scorsese, along with the makers of Gosford Park and The Departed, comes the story of Queen Victoria’s early rise to power. From an object of a royal power-struggle to her romantic courtship and legendary marriage to Prince Albert, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) gives a stunning performance as the young Victoria. Packed with drama, romance, breath-taking cinematography, lavish costumes and featuring an outstanding British cast including Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, and Rupert Friend, The Young Victoria has captivated British audiences, and is the film that Company magazine called “an epic British film, which will sweep you up in her remarkable story.”

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryIceland, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs, Teens, Scientists, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Relationship, Nuclear War
PlaceForest, USA, Small cities
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, By books, Tense, Depressive, Serious

In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Germany, India
Duration02:39
CharactersCIA, Spy, Scouts, Lawyers, Judge
PlotOn real events, Political, Justice
PlaceUSSR, USA
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersClimbers
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Political
PlaceMountains, China
TimeWorld War II
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryFinland, Estonia, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersTeachers, Pupils, Trainers, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Political, KGB, Fear, Competitions
PlaceSchool, USSR
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHired assassins, FBI, Presidential, Singers
PlotOn real events, Weapon, Political
PlaceThe White House, USA, Los Angeles
StyleLight, Fascinating, Serious

In 1970, a few days before Christmas, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn seeking to be deputized into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by the President himself.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersGay, Scientists, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Viruses
StyleTouching, Serious

The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10
CharactersKings, Spy, Strong women, Writers, Slaves
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Loneliness, Death, Political
PlaceEngland, Deserts, Turkey
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.





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