What is everyone's favourite Post Apocalypyic Movie?

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What is everyone's favourite Post Apocalypyic Movie?

Post by Wookard » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:28 pm

I LOVE Sci-Fi movies and LOVE movies where the world has or is close to being at the end and seeing the things people do just to make it to the next day.

ie, The Mad Max Trilogy (espcially the Road Warrior!), Water World, The Postman, Red Dawn etc...

What are everyone's MUST SEE movie of the end of days? I will try to see it ASAP =)

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Apocalypse movies

Post by madcapmagician » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:10 am

I have 3 top choices for this. The best nuclear apocalypse film would have to be "THREADS". It's a british film from the late 70's or early 80's. It's set in Sheffield,England and is a pretty good example of what would probably would happen.

The best zombie type apocalypse would have to be "DAWN OF THE DEAD." It has all of the element's. Zombies,zombies and more zombies.

My third choice would have to be another british apocalyptic film. It's from the 70's I think. It's called "NOT A SINGLE BLADE OF GRASS." It's set in England when a virus sart's killing off all plant life on the planet. It's a man and his families journey to get to brother's walled off farm that's safe from the virus.

Well that's my pics. I probably have other's I will think of later :idea:
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Post by MasterOfPuppets » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:56 pm

Well its a TV series not a movie but, it's one of the best things I have ever seen: Jericho. CBS canceled due to "insufficient viewer ratings"... but we all know what that means...
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Post by jfko6 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:06 pm

My fav. is Buck Rogers in The Awakening

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Post by bondiboy66 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:22 pm

Oh yeah 'Threads' scared the crap out of me when I saw that...now compare that to 'The Day After' which was a load of crap. Nobody does gritty realism like the Brits!

Mad Max, Mad Max 2 were great, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was.. less so.

Some others: the Quiet Earth
Twelve Monkeys
The Omega Man
A Boy and his Dog

And a host of others!
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Post by Richard w. » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:48 am

Some really good ones have been mentioned already.

The only one I can think of that's missing is On The Beach.

I liked the remake with Armand Assante better than the original (Gregory Peck).

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Post by RoastBeastFan » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:35 am

I realize it is pre-apocalyptic rather than post-apocalyptic, but Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is definitely one of my favorites.
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Post by Baldy » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:02 pm

Does 'Shaun of the Dead' count? :wink:

The 1981 BBC mini-series of 'Day of the Triffids' is excellent. (Not to be confused with the '60s movie, which is awful.)

'Threads' is super-scary, one of the bleakest films I've seen.

And I quite liked a little low-budget flick some of you may have heard of, called 'I Am Legend'.

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Post by Stef » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:28 pm

The best nuclear apocalypse film would have to be "THREADS".
Oh yeah 'Threads' scared the crap out of me when I saw that...
'Threads' is super-scary, one of the bleakest films I've seen.
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Post by RoastBeastFan » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:29 pm

I just remembered I once saw King Lear live, re-staged as a post apocalyptic tragedy. When it came time to gouge out Gloucester's eyes, they did it with an electric drill. More than one person walked out during that scene. But I stayed till the end. Great show.

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