7 Films to Watch If You Loved Oppenheimer

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The Day After Trinity (1981) 

This is a documentary film directed and produced by Jon H. Else. It follows the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who led the creation of the first atomic bomb, tested in July 1945 at Trinity site in New Mexico. It features interviews with several Manhattan Project scientists, as well as newly declassified archival footage. 

To End All War: Oppenheimer & the Atomic Bomb (2023) 

This is a documentary film, directed by Christopher Cassel. It explores how one man's invention changed the nature of war forever and led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and unleashed another dark side to war. 

The Imitation Game (2014) 

This is a biographical film, directed by Morten Tyldum. Set during World War II, this film tells the story of Alan Turing, a British mathematician who joins the cryptography team to decipher the German enigma code and creates a machine to crack the codes. 

The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)

This is a documentary show, directed by David Grubin. The biographical documentary presents a nuanced context of one of America's most influential scientists, the creator of the atomic bomb.

A Beautiful Mind (2001) 

This is a biographical film about the mathematician John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician after he accepts secretive work in cryptography and becomes liable to a larger conspiracy, which deeply disturbs him. 

Einstein and the Bomb (2023) 

This is a docudrama, directed by Anthony Philipson. With the use of archival footage, this docudrama chronicles what happened to Einstein after fleeing Nazi Germany and gives an insight into the mind of the tortured genius.

Dunkirk (2017)

This is an epic historical war film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Set during World War II, it shows the soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium and France who try to evacuate from the town of Dunkirk during a battle with German forces.

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