film The Best Nuclear Holocaust Movies  

All Genre Movies Lists
419 votes 115 voters 8.6k views 24 items Embed

A list of the best nuclear holocaust movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This nuclear holocaust movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about nuclear holocaust are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about nuclear holocaust you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous nuclear holocaust movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these nuclear holocaust movie titles for more information about the films.

This list contains items like A Boy and His Dog and Miracle Mile.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best nuclear holocaust movies?" and "What is the greatest nuclear holocaust movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular nuclear holocaust movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these nuclear holocaust movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good nuclear holocaust movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

34 7
Ranker Video
hpliebekraft added Threads Reece Dinsdale, Jane Hazlegrove, David Brierly Threads is a 1984 BAFTA award-winning British television drama, produced jointly by the BBC, Nine Network and Western-World Television Inc. Written by Barry Hines and directed by Mick Jackson, ...more

29 9
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nuclear Holocaust Movies
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the cold war fears of a ...more

23 6
Ranker Video
JohnBroussard added The Day After John Lithgow, Steve Guttenberg, JoBeth Williams The Day After is a 1983 American television film that aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. It was seen by more than 100 million people during its initial broadcast. It is ...more

25 10
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nuclear Holocaust Movies
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more

18 4
Ranker Video
hpliebekraft added Fail Safe Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman Fail-Safe is a 1964 Cold war thriller film directed by Sidney Lumet, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. It portrays a fictional account of a Cold War ...more

21 8
The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nuclear Holocaust Movies
The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, ...more

13 3
Ranker Video
JohnBroussard added On the Beach On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in ...more

16 6
Ranker Video
Testament Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay, Jane Alexander Testament is a drama film based on The Last Testament by Carol Amen, directed by Lynne Littman and written by John Sacret Young. The film tells the story of how one small suburban town near the ...more

12 5
Ranker Video
hpliebekraft added When the Wind Blows John Mills, Peggy Ashcroft, David Dundas When the Wind Blows is a 1986 British animated drama film directed by Jimmy Murakami based on Raymond Briggs' graphic novel of the same name. The film stars the voices of John Mills and Peggy ...more

10 6
Ranker Video
Akira Takeshi Kusao, Mami Koyama, Tesshō Genda Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and ...more

10 7
WarGames is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nuclear Holocaust Movies
WarGames Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy WarGames is a 1983 American Cold War science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John ...more

10 7
Ranker Video
Equilibrium Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, and Taye Diggs. The film follows John Preston, an ...more

Why The Animaniacs Are Secretly A Bizarre Metaphor For The Perfect Nuclear Family

9 6
Ranker Video
Miracle Mile Mare Winningham, Anthony Edwards, Denise Crosby Miracle Mile is a 1988 American apocalyptic thriller cult film written and directed by Steve De Jarnatt, and starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham that takes place mostly in real time. It ...more

9 7
Ranker Video
The Time Machine Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young The Time Machine – also known promotionally as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine – is a 1960 Metrocolor time travel science fiction film based on the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells in ...more

8 8
Ranker Video
A Boy and His Dog Don Johnson, Jason Robards Jr., Michael Rupert A young man and his telepathic dog roam a post-nuclear holocaust land searching for food and sex. He encounters an underground community that has survived apparently unscathed from the ...more

3 3
Ranker Video
The Sacrifice Erland Josephson, Allan Edwall, Sven Wollter The Sacrifice is a 1986 Swedish film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Starring Erland Josephson, it centers on a middle-aged intellectual who attempts to bargain with God to stop an impending ...more

2 2
Ranker Video
Mollevangsvagen added O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Stuhr, Leon Niemczyk O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization is a 1985 Polish drama science fiction film written and directed by Piotr Szulkin. Starring Jerzy Stuhr and Krystyna Janda, the film takes place in a ...more

8 10
Ranker Video
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a 2003 American science fiction action film, directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. ...more

5 7
Ranker Video
Terminator Salvation Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard Terminator Salvation is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by McG and starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington. It is the fourth and final installment in the original ...more

2 4
Ranker Video
Deterrence Sean Astin, Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton Deterrence is a 1999 French/American dramatic film written and directed by Rod Lurie, depicting fictional events about nuclear brinkmanship. It marks the feature directorial debut of Lurie, who ...more

2 5
Ranker Video
Def-Con 4 Maury Chaykin, Lenore Zann, Tim Choate Def-Con 4 is a 1985 post-apocalyptic film, portraying three astronauts who survive World War III aboard a space station and return to earth to find greatly changed circumstances.

1 5
Ranker Video
The Bed-Sitting Room Dudley Moore, Marty Feldman, Peter Cook The Bed-Sitting Room is a 1969 British comedy film directed by Richard Lester and based on the play of the same name. It was entered into the 19th Berlin International Film Festival. The film is ...more

2 8
Ranker Video
Invasion U.S.A. Peggie Castle, Noel Neill, Dan O'Herlihy Invasion, U.S.A. is a 1952 motion picture set during the Cold War and portraying the invasion of the United States by an unnamed Communist enemy meant to be taken as the Soviet Union.

0 4
Ranker Video
Six-String Samurai Jeffrey Falcon, Justin Mcguire Six-String Samurai is a 1998 post-apocalyptic action/comedy film directed by Lance Mungia, starring Jeffrey Falcon and Justin McGuire. Brian Tyler composed the score for this film along with the ...more