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Old 10-27-2008, 10:39 AM
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What are some of the best SHTF/post apocalyptic movies out there?

I'm talking not only in terms of the realistic ones, but also the most entertaining.

To name a few:

Road Warrior
Red Dawn
The Postman
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Can you guys think of any others?
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WOLVERINES!!

Sorry, got carried away.

Red Dawn and The Postman are my faves
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WOLVERINES!!

Sorry, got carried away.

Red Dawn and The Postman are my faves
both of these are pretty realistic as well, as far as movies go.
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Damnation Alley
Dawn of the Dead (remake)
I am Legend
Soldier
Thunderdome
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Day After Tomorrow
Red Dawn
The Stand (more the book than the movie...but I think it has some valid vision minus
the religious overtones)
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Testament

I understand that a movie based on Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" is in the works. I didn't care for the book, but enough other people seemed to like it that I think it's worth mentioning.
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A Boy And His Dog
Logan's Run
Soylent Green
They Live
Terminator
The Matrix
Battlefield Earth
Children of Men
The Last Man On Earth/Omega Man/I Am Legend
Independence Day
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I like all mentioned, but the first one I ever saw was "Panic in year zero" 1962.
Was looking for it for years. Amazon finally had it for sale. Just ordered a copy.
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These are more personal survival movies:

The Edge
Jeremiah Johnson
The Mountain Men
Robinson Crusoe
Poseidon Adventure (either version)
Behind Enemy Lines
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Castaway with Tom Hanks. The SHTF for him when the plane crashed...
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If you haven't seen it yet try out Miracle Mile. Here's a link to it on the IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097889/

Here's the plot:

A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes.

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Sorry Guys should this not be in the movie section?

the Edge got to be one of the best.
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Apocolypto.....
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has anyone seen the south park episode gray dawn, truly scary.
resident evil apocalypse
road warrior

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I would say that the best I have seen, or at least the ones that gave a more realistic vision of how things might be for individuals in post SHTF situations would be:

Postman
I Am Legend
Castaway
The Stand (minus the supernatural Religious stuff)

The Road Warrior movies were fun, but I'm not sure how realistic an image they painted... certainly aspects of them were quite believable in terms of how it might be, but overall I'm not really buying it.

Each of these made honest attempts to depict how it would be to try and survive post SHTF w/o the aid of society as we are used to it.

I would also add the TV show Jehrico (Sp?) and the S.M. Stirling book series Emberverse (which starts with Dies the Fire) although that series also has supernatural/religious elements that should be ignored for the purposes of this conversation.

Personally I didn't care for The Road, the writing style/narration of the story irritated me to no end. However, I think it did do a good job of depicting what survival post SHTF might look like.

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Sorry Guys should this not be in the movie section?

the Edge got to be one of the best.
yeah, i realized that shortly after I posted it. I'm still new to the forum, sorry.
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Massive Retailiation
Day After
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Where have all the people gone?
Five
The world, the flesh and the devil
Warlords of the 21st century (good one)

Glen and Randa- absolutely awful, but funny to watch
Land of Doom
Exterminators of the year 3000
Defcon 4

Lots of "B" movie type post apoc flicks out there. I have a list somewhere, with about 100 of them.
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Massive Retailiation
Day After
Threads
Where have all the people gone?
Five
The world, the flesh and the devil
Warlords of the 21st century (good one)

Glen and Randa- absolutely awful, but funny to watch
Land of Doom
Exterminators of the year 3000
Defcon 4

Lots of "B" movie type post apoc flicks out there. I have a list somewhere, with about 100 of them.


Finally somebody else that's seen this classic! Defcon 4, great 80's "b" flick.
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mosquito coast is a good one with harrison ford
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