Nuclear Scare Fiction

For Genre Grinder Podcast reference.

No documentaries – only fiction applies, be it stories based on real events or entirely made up stories (I'm making an exception for The War Game, which is half & half doc/fic). No post-apocalyptic sci-fi action, like Mad Max either. This is a list of movies made specifically to depict the horrors of nuclear annihilation (or the lead up to), usually in a somewhat realistic context. They were often meant as deterrents that would change public opinions as nuclear arsenals were being stockpiled.

I'm going to make "last man on Earth" scenarios their own list.

Open to suggestions, this podcast is a ways off!

  • This Is Not a Test
  • Panic in Year Zero!
  • The War Game
  • Special Bulletin
  • Barefoot Gen
  • Testament
  • The Day After
  • One Night Stand
  • Threads
  • Countdown to Looking Glass
  • When the Wind Blows
  • Dead Man's Letters
  • Miracle Mile
  • Black Rain