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1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure

6.1
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In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford) is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

Votes: 398,038 | Gross: $317.10M

2. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy, War

7.6
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy, no one more than Sergeant King.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 3,413

3. Spontaneous Combustion (1990)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Brad Dourif, Cynthia Bain, Jon Cypher, William Prince

Votes: 2,102

4. Crack in the World (1965)

Not Rated | 96 min | Sci-Fi

6.0
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A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox

Votes: 1,942

5. Top Secret Affair (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy

6.3
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Unhappy about the appointment of an army general to the chairmanship of an atomic energy committee, a publishing empire female tycoon invites the general at her country estate in an effort to entrap him and ruin his reputation.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart, Jim Backus

Votes: 389

6. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,328

7. Ground Zero (1987)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A second generation cameraman in Australia finds evidence that his father had filmed a nuclear test that allowed aboriginies to be exposed to and killed by radiation. He begins a search for... See full summary »

Directors: Bruce Myles, Michael Pattinson | Stars: Colin Friels, Jack Thompson, Donald Pleasence, Natalie Bate

Votes: 425 | Gross: $0.20M

8. Test (2014)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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A mischievous father and his gentle, beautiful daughter live a quiet life in a vast plain until two young men fall for the girl. The love triangle leads to a wholly unexpected turn of ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Elena An, Danila Rassomakhin, Karim Pakachakov, Narinman Bekbulatov-Areshev

Votes: 431

9. The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

6.7
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A bumbling, long-winded and crooked Southern senator, considered by some as a dark horse for the Presidency, panics his party when his tell-all diary is stolen.

Director: George S. Kaufman | Stars: William Powell, Ella Raines, Peter Lind Hayes, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 367

10. The House in the Middle (1954)

13 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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Atomic tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds (later the Nevada Test Site) show effects on well-kept homes, homes filled with trash and combustibles, and homes painted with reflective white ... See full summary »

Votes: 327

11. Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero (1999 Video)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A tour of U.S. atomic test sites in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, and Alaska.

Director: Peter Kuran | Stars: Peter Merlin, William Shatner

Votes: 238

12. Operation Ivy (1952)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary

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A short produced by the US government about the development of the hydrogen bomb leading up to its testing and explosion over Bikini Atoll.

Stars: Norris E. Bradbury, P.W. Clarkson, Alvin. C. Graves, Reed Hadley

13. Collisions (2016 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Lynette Wallworth | Stars: Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, Curtis Taylor, Lynette Wallworth

14. The Blast of Shame (2009)

90 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the controversial and secret French nuclear testings in Algeria.

Director: Djamel Ouahab

15. Vive la bombe! (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | History

6.8
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Director: Jean-Pierre Sinapi | Stars: Cyril Descours, Olivier Barthélémy, Matthieu Boujenah, Damien Jouillerot

Votes: 64

16. Backs to the Blast: An Australian Nuclear Story (1981)

52 min | Documentary, History

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One hour documentary examining the seventy year history of nuclear and atomic industry, weapons, testing in South Australia from 1910 to 1980.

Director: Harry Bardwell | Star: Martin Vaughan

17. Atomic Filmmakers: Behind the Scenes (1999 Video)

46 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Director: Peter Kuran | Stars: Pat Bradley, Doug Lee, Pierre Wilson, Douglas Wood

Votes: 45

18. The Air Force and the Atom Bomb (1959)

13 min | Documentary, Short, History

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A history of the early United States atomic- and hydrogen-bomb tests and the supporting role of the U. S. Air Force.

19. Operation Cue (1955)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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A reporter is given a tour of the Nevada Test Site before witnessing an atom bomb detonation, part of the Operation Teapot series of nuclear tests in 1955.

20. Operation Crossroads: The Dawn of Atomic Weapons (2008 Video)

Documentary, History

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A collection of four films detailing early United States atomic- and hydrogen-bomb tests.

21. Ground Zero: An Important Story - Jack Thompson in Conversation (2008 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Jack Thompson, Burnham Burnham, Simon Chilvers, Peter Cummins

22. Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang (1979)

58 min | Documentary

8.7
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Directors: Saul Landau, Jack Willis | Stars: Paul Jacobs, Penny Bernstein, Saul Landau

Votes: 7

23. Operation Doorstep (1953)

Documentary, Short

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This Civil Defense films shows the results of atomic testing on houses at Yucca Flats, NV. Although the purpose of the film was to inform viewers of what rooms of the house to avoid in case... See full summary »

24. This Little Ship (1953)

11 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.0
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The sacrifice of HMS Plym in the first British atomic bomb test.

Directors: Adrian Cooper, Ron Osborn | Star: Jack Hawkins

Votes: 5

25. Operation Crossroads (1946)

26 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Footage of the Able Day and Baker Day nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll in 1946, accompanied by a narrator who explains the purpose and benefits of the testing.

Votes: 5

26. The Nature of Battle (2008)

3 min | Animation, Short

3.8
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In a ruined world, where mankind has brought destruction upon themselves, a new hope arrives in the form of a seed.

Director: Nat Dart

Votes: 5

27. Agent Carter (2015–2016)
Episode: A View in the Dark (2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Peggy discovers her murder investigation has huge ramifications that can destroy her career, as well as everyone near and dear to her.

Director: Lawrence Trilling | Stars: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Wynn Everett

Votes: 1,601

28. Back Roads (2015–2019)
Episode: Ceduna (2015)

28 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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Award-winning journalist Heather Ewart takes a trip to the Nullarbor frontier town of Ceduna on the Great Australian Bight, where breaking conventions is the rule.

Stars: Heather Ewart, George Baldwin, Bev Bedson, Adrian Brooks

29. The Man in the High Castle (2015– )
Episode: Now More Than Ever, We Care About You (2018)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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Juliana Crain makes a new acquaintance in the Neutral Zone - an Irish fixer named Wyatt - and soon finds herself on the run and seeking Tagomi's aid. The Japanese test an atomic bomb. Joe ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Percival | Stars: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, DJ Qualls, Joel de la Fuente

Votes: 833

30. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
Episode: Survival in Box Canyon (1956)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A rescue mission is mounted to find the plane carrying a nuclear physicist to an atomic experiment.

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Truman Bradley, Bruce Bennett, DeForest Kelley, Paul Birch

Votes: 17

31. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Dominators: Episode 1 (1968)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.2
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The TARDIS arrives on the planet Dulkis where the Doctor, Zoe and Jamie decide to have a quiet holiday. Only to find the Evil Dominators and their robotic slaves, The Quarks have arrived on... See full summary »

Director: Morris Barry | Stars: Patrick Troughton, Ronald Allen, Kenneth Ives, Arthur Cox

Votes: 250



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