Top ranked Atomic Age books and movies

Source: atomicage.com

While this list is not meant to be all-inclusive, it does list the top books and movies read or seen on the topic of the Atomic Age and/or nuclear war. They’re presented in the order of how I would personally rank them in their respective categories. The various action and science fiction films that had multiple releases are not included other than the original Planet of the Apes. As additional books are read and films are seen, they will be aded to this library.  Enjoy!

Visual links are provided below for each to their respective sites on Amazon.com.*

*A small commission is earned from purchases that are made using these links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

BOOKS

  • Non-Fiction
  1. Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (2013)

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2. Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster (2014)

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3. The Girls of Atomic City (2014)

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4. Yellowcake Towns: Uranium Mining Communities of the American West (2004)

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5. The Burning Edge: Travels Through Irradiated Belarus (2018)

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6. Hiroshima (1946)

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7. Downwind: A Peaople’s History of the Nuclear West (2014) 

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8. Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community (2004)

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9. Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters (2015)

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10. Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Governments Plan to Save Itself — While the Rest of Us Die (2017)

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Science Fiction

  1. On the Beach (1957)

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FILM

Documentaries

  1. The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2015)

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2. The Polygon (2014)

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Motion Pictures/TV Movies-Limited Series

  1. Chernobyl (2019)

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2. Dr. Stangelove (1964)

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3. The Day After (1983)

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4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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5. Missiles of October (1974)

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6. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

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7. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)

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8. The China Syndrome (1979)

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9. Planet of the Apes (1968)

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10. On the Beach (1959)

  • Numerous science fiction and action/thriller film series such as James Bond, Godzilla, Independence Day, and Mission Impossible 

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