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1. Manhattan (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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In 1943, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a team of government scientists is working on the top secret Manhattan Project in a race to produce an atomic bomb before the Nazis. Meanwhile, their families adjust to a life on the military base.

Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham, Katja Herbers

Votes: 8,296

2. The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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49 Metascore

Former Major League Baseball player Moe Berg goes undercover in World War II Europe for the Office of Strategic Services.

Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: Paul Rudd, Pierfrancesco Favino, Tom Wilkinson, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 9,057 | Gross: $0.71M

3. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.6
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit".

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 19,827

4. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

Lorenzo Odone, a Virginia 5-year-old, develops a degenerative nerve disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his parents decide to immerse themselves in research and tackle the problem themselves.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 21,845 | Gross: $7.29M

5. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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50 Metascore

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

Votes: 7,469 | Gross: $3.56M

6. Adventures of a Mathematician (2020)

102 min | Biography, Drama

5.5
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The warmhearted story of Polish immigrant and mathematician Stan Ulam, who moved to the U.S. in the 1930s. Stan deals with the difficult losses of family and friends all while helping to create the hydrogen bomb and the first computer.

Director: Thor Klein | Stars: Philippe Tlokinski, Esther Garrel, Sam Keeley, Joel Basman

Votes: 237

7. Infinity (1996)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

Director: Matthew Broderick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Force, Peter Riegert

Votes: 1,829 | Gross: $0.20M

8. Truman (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Though considered unqualified, Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd president following the April 1945 death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore

Votes: 2,333

9. Oppenheimer (1980)

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Waterston, John Carson, Christopher Muncke, Jana Shelden

Votes: 336

10. Above and Beyond (1952)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Col. Paul Tibbets piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating

Votes: 1,227

11. Hiroshima (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.8
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Documentary with dramatic reenactments with actors to describe what dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was like.

Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: John Hurt, Shuntaro Hida, George Elsey, Paul Tibbets

Votes: 1,779

12. Donovan's Echo (2011)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.2
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A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.

Director: Jim Cliffe | Stars: Danny Glover, Kyarra Willis, Karen Holness, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 1,758

13. Day One (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, History

7.5
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The use of the atomic bomb to end WWII was one of the most controversial events in human history. This Emmy-winning 1989 miniseries brings the conflicts to life in wrenching performances by a stellar cast.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Michael Tucker, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 403

14. The Beginning or the End (1947)

Passed | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler

Votes: 597

15. Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009 Video)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

7.1
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An exploration of the viewpoint that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned by the United States government.

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Johnelle Bryant, George W. Bush, Laura Bush

Votes: 3,598

16. The Day After Trinity (1981)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Else | Stars: Hans Bethe, Holm Bursom, Haakon Chevalier, Stirling Colgate

Votes: 512

17. Atomic Homefront (2017)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary

7.4
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A terrifying look at the corruption that's destroying our nation and our planet. This should shake every American citizen. Citizens of an American city fight back against corruption and greed and try to save their own lives.

Director: Rebecca Cammisa | Stars: Dawn Chapman, Douglas Clemens, Robbin Ellison Dailey, Kay Drey

Votes: 488

18. WWII from Space (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The events of World War II from 1941 onward are depicted from the perspective of space.

Director: Simon George | Stars: Corey Johnson, Kevin Farrell, Geoffrey Wawro, Conrad Crane

Votes: 436

19. Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail (2015)

Documentary

8.4
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Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth's most controversial elements.

Star: Derek Muller

Votes: 479

20. The Second Front (2005)

R | 88 min | Action, Romance, War

3.9
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In the midst of World War 2, intelligence services from England, Germany and Russia collided in a fierce fight for the mind of Nicky Raus, a genius German Jewish scientist who has been developing a powerful state-of-the-art secret weapon.

Director: Dmitriy Fiks | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Todd Field, Svetlana Metkina, Ron Perlman

Votes: 338

21. The Safe Side of the Fence (2015)

108 min | Documentary

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World War II's Manhattan Project required the refinement of massive amounts of uranium, and St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt Chemical Works took on the job. As a result, the chemical company's ... See full summary »

Director: Tony West | Stars: Kay Drey, Gerald J. Kleba

Votes: 26

22. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)

109 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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J. Robert Oppenheimer was a national hero, the brilliant scientist who during WWII led the scientific team that created the atomic bomb. But after the bomb brought the war to an end, in ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: Harold Agnew, Jeremy Bernstein, Robert Christy, Michael Cumpsty

Votes: 86

23. The Half-Life of Genius Physicist Raemer Schreiber (2017)

TV-PG | 115 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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Schreiber was one of Oppenheimer's brilliant young physicists recruited for the Manhattan Project during World War II. He was entrusted to carry the Plutonium core to Tinian Island where ... See full summary »

Directors: Jared Brandon-Flande, John Webb | Stars: Jake Hecla, Roger Meade, Richard Rhodes, Ben Saunders

Votes: 47

24. The First Secret City (2015)

105 min | Documentary

7.2
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Before the creation of the secret cities of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford, the Manhattan Project hired the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works of St. Louis to refine the first uranium used in ... See full summary »

Directors: Alison Carrick, C.D. Stelzer | Stars: John Bell, Carolyn Bower, Conrad Bowers, Karl Brooks

Votes: 15

25. In der Sache J. Robert Oppenheimer (1964 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama

8.9
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Director: Gerhard Klingenberg | Stars: Charles Regnier, Siegfried Wischnewski, Carl Lange, Hans Karl Friedrich

Votes: 37

26. What Happened on the Moon? - An Investigation Into Apollo (2000 Video)

225 min | Documentary

6.5
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An in-depth British breakdown of how NASA never had the technology to overcome putting a man on on the moon or anywhere further than low orbit from the Apollo moon missions even today with ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Percy | Stars: Ronnie Stronge, H.J.P. Arnold, Mary Bennett, Ian Crawford

Votes: 76

27. Rich Hall's Red Menace (2019)

Documentary

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Comedian Rich Hall presents an alternative history of the Cold War, from nuclear near misses and fallout shelters to the CIA wiring a cat to spy on the Russian ambassador.

Director: Chris Cottam | Stars: Rich Hall, Eleanor Clift, William Darden, Thomas Doherty

Votes: 10

28. Alamogordo, Center of the World, Trinity 1945 (2020)

28 min | Short

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Directors: Larry L. Sheffield, Trent DiGiulio

29. Uranium Derby (2017)

88 min | Documentary | Completed

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Uranium Derby is a feature-length documentary about a young woman's look into an experiment gone wrong-the American nuclear experiment. This film depicts the manner in which toxic nuclear ... See full summary »

Director: Brittany Prater

30. The Strangest Dream (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography

5.8
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The biography of Joseph Rotblat, the only scientist to leave the Manhattan Project, and would eventually win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Director: Eric Bednarski | Stars: Michael Jones, Joseph Rotblat, Pervez Hoodbhoy, Sandra Ionno Butcher

Votes: 19

31. Klaus Fuchs - Atomspion (1989)

88 min | Documentary

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England, 1950. A defector Russian points out the brilliant nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs as a spy for the Soviet Union. Apparently, five years earlier, Fuchs had smuggled documents out of ... See full summary »

Directors: Donatello Dubini, Fosco Dubini, Wolfgang Meyer | Stars: Bernhard Baier, Hans Bethe, Klaus Fuchs, Lutz Göhnermeier

32. The Next Day (2021)

18 min | Short, Biography | Completed

The Next Day tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Manhattan Project, as he struggles to sleep the night before the testing of the first atomic bomb.

Director: Josette DeTour | Stars: Kenny Beers, Timothy Huls, Jessica Lea Risco, Adam Long

33. Arid Lands (2007)

102 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Documentary about the land and people of the Columbia Basin and the Hanford Nuclear site in southeastern Washington state.

Directors: Grant Aaker, Josh Wallaert

Votes: 17

34. Eynshteyn. Teoriya lyubvi (2013– )

180 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Scientists tend to rationalize everything, whether it's the existence of God or humans' deepest feelings. But scientists, too, are capable of passion.

Stars: Olga Budina, Dmitriy Pevtsov, Aleksandr Baluev, Olga Drozdova

Votes: 16

35. America's Atomic Bomb Tests: Operation Tumbler Snapper (1997 Video)

47 min | Documentary, History, War

6.8
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These are the atomic bomb tests that provided the answers that today are the core of America's nuclear weapon's knowledge. Formerly classified, this motion picture material documents ... See full summary »

Votes: 10

36. Little Boy (2007)

14 min | Short, Drama

5.4
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The second installment of Frank Mosley's Perception Trilogy, inspired by Greek philosopher Plato's quote, "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Mosley | Stars: Reece Rios, Renée Kelly, Zane Hubbard, John Rainone

Votes: 14

37. Stockpile (2001)

102 min | Documentary, History

6.2
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Director: Stephen Trombley | Star: Martin Sheen

Votes: 16

38. Israel und die Bombe - Ein radioaktives Tabu (2012 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.7
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The documentary examines the question of Israel's possession of nuclear weapons. Answering in the affermative the movie also examines how Israel did so in secrecy but with the assistance of other countries.

Director: Dirk Pohlmann | Stars: Till C. Hagen, Dino A. Brugioni, Avner Cohen, Isabella Ginor

Votes: 29

39. V Was for Victory (1962)

28 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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Stars: Budd Knapp, Fred Ashworth, Kermit Beahan, Johannes Blaskowitz

Votes: 12

40. The Secret and the Sacred: Two Worlds at Los Alamos (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary

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In Los Alamos New Mexico, Robert J. Oppenheimer and his staff created the first atomic bomb, "Trinity," the scientific prototype to "Little Boy" and "Fat Man," the bombs that hastened the ... See full summary »

Director: Claus Biegert | Star: Ed Grothus

43. Prophets of Science Fiction (2011–2012)
Episode: H.G. Wells (2011)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Biography, Sci-Fi

7.7
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With stories like The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells established himself as a sci-fi writer of almost clairvoyant talent. But these tales of hi-tech adventure hold an ominous warning - beware the dark side of progress.

Director: Declan Whitebloom | Stars: Jonathan Adams, Sean Carroll, Circus-Szalewski, Ridley Scott

Votes: 75

44. Curious Droid (2016– )
Episode: How the Atomic Race Was Won (2019)

17 min | Documentary

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In addition to the United States, Japan and Nazi Germany had programs to develop nuclear bombs. And America's program, which included Canada, was founded on the United Kingdom's prior work ... See full summary »

Star: Paul Shillito

45. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Japanese SuperSub (2010)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.2
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During World War 2, Japan developed a super-submarine capable of launching bomber aircraft as a strategic weapon to carry the conflict to the United States mainland. But in the rapidly ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Stange | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Eric Grove, Osamu Tagaya, Stephen McFarland

Votes: 27

46. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: Monsanto, America's Monster (2016)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: George Bush, Hugh Grant, Dennis Kucinich, Abby Martin

Votes: 9

47. A Science Odyssey (1998– )
Episode: Mysteries of the Universe (1998)

9.1
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At the beginning of the century, discoveries about the hidden workings of the everyday world suggest all is not as it seems. Quantum theory, relativity, nuclear power, and clues about the ... See full summary »

Directors: Noel Buckner, Rob Whittlesey | Stars: Charles Osgood, Sallie Baliunas, Niels Bohr, Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Votes: 11

48. Curious Droid (2016– )
Episode: Proximity Fuze - The 3rd Most Crucial Development of WW2 (2021)

15 min | Documentary

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At the start of World War Two anti aircraft guns were virtually ineffective against enemy aircraft. Esitimates were that between one and twenty thousand shells were fired for each plane ... See full summary »

Star: Paul Shillito

49. The Mike Wallace Interview (1957–1960)
Episode: Ralph Lapp (1957)

Talk-Show

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Mike Wallace interviews Ralph Lapp (1917-2004), American physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, authored the book "Victims of the Super Bomb" (1957), and coined the term "The China Syndrome" (1971).

Director: Jack Sameth | Stars: Mike Wallace, Ralph E. Lapp

50. Lost Worlds (2005–2007)
Episode: Secret Cities of the A-Bomb (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Secret U.S. cities were born out of the Manhattan Project and then abandoned, leaving historians to interview former citizens and search crumbling buildings to create a picture of what they were like.

Stars: Albert Einstein, Leslie Groves, Sig Hecker, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 16



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