Top 10 Nuclear Bomb Scenes in Movies


these big-screen teens will make you want to duck and cover welcome to watchmojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 nuclear bomb scenes in movies for this list we’re taking a look at the most memorable big-screen scenes that feature nuclear bombs and just so you know there may be some spoilers ahead so don’t say we didn’t warn you number 10 the Wolverine being nearly indestructible Wolverine tends to pop up in the most unlikely historical places in this scene for instance he is present during the atomic attack on Nagasaki in Japan as the blast takes out most of the area Wolverine saves a Japanese soldier by sheltering him under a big piece of metal and surprise both survived the complete destruction in a scene that isn’t even the unlikeliest nuclear near-miss on this list number 9 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull sadly this entire movie could have been avoided if it wasn’t for that meddling refrigerator when dr. Jones stumbles upon the model town at the Nebraska Test Site moments before a nuclear detonation he must find some means of protection from the blast luckily there’s a lead-lined fridge the explosion is as much as you’d expect in terms of a nuclear blast but unfortunately it’s not powerful enough to eradicate the plot of this movie that was disliked by many in defense number 8 The Dark Knight Rises some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb in what he meant to be a selfless act and the ultimate sacrifice Bruce Wayne himself flies a nuclear bomb far away enough from civilization to save everyone and seemingly dies in the ensuing blast in the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy the scene would have been even more poignant if Batman had actually sacrificed himself but it doesn’t matter the view was impressive and Batman saved the day on his own terms number 7 Independence Day do you think in the Day the Earth Stood Still Klaatu and his robot Gort come down to warn us about the impending nuclear war your choice is simple join us and live in peace or pursue your present course and face obliteration we shall be waiting for your answer it’s a good thing we didn’t listen to those tree-hugging hipsters from space because years later we needed all of our atomic power to deal with more alien invaders that come to steal our resources Will Smith and his computer hacking buddy Jeff Goldblum were on the case because we got to see some really great fireworks number six Armageddon years after the Cold War mankind is still left with useless atomic devices what better way to get rid of them than to strap them to a giant earth-shattering asteroid shuttles out of range still no definition after all it’s time we used our most dangerous weapons against something other than ourselves we’re going back and do it ourselves Armageddon gives us a lot of great Michael Bay action sequences but we get a little something extra when he sets off a nuclear explosion in space number five the sum of all fears ah but Ben Affleck’s flirtations with the threat of nuclear explosions worked over after Armageddon unfortunately however Affleck as Jack Ryan wasn’t quite as successful when it comes to the whole life saving thing as the bomb Ryan’s looking for it goes off and kills a whole bunch of people in this political thriller luckily Morgan Freeman lives long enough to give him a few words of advice number four threads the 80s were a time of doomsaying and fear of looming atomic war so what better time to flood the media with movies about horrible nuclear destruction threads tells this charming story from a European perspective with England as the victim of nuclear fallout the result isn’t as pretty as you might have guessed but we’re still treated to some really rad explosion scenes number three the day after while most nuclear destruction scenes tend to conclude the movie after this one happens we get to see a little of the aftermath as well after NATO and the Warsaw Pact come to blows a nuclear war ensues and nukes are sent flying everywhere in this disaster flick which also happens to be the highest-rated TV film in history a new glance in Lawrence Kansas and the survivors must deal with the fallout and try to put the pieces back together number two Terminator 2 Judgment Day thinks smarter machines are the way of the future well if Skynet had it safe the entire race would be eradicated from the face of the planet and everyone would live happily ever after in this dream sequence Sarah Connor witnesses mind-numbing destruction as a nuclear bomb takes out everything she knows and loves luckily when he’s not having a complete breakdown on set her son John Connor returns to save our future before we launch our top pick here are a few honorable mentions number one dr. Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb major Kong can’t wait to nuke those damn commies so much so in fact that when the bomb doesn’t drop he helps it along manually in a scene that is both hilarious and kind of poignant Stanley Kubrick warns us about the dangers of war mongering and the arms race as the major goes down smiling ironically if the bomb hadn’t launched the entire world would have avoided incineration do you agree with our list what’s your favorite nuclear bomb scene for movies for more explosive top 10s published daily be sure to subscribe to watchmojo.com

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