apocalyptic movies

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  1. OutThere macrumors 603

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    This concept has always fascinated me...movies like 28 Days Later and now the TV show Jericho, both about survivors of a ruined world.

    Anyway, does anyone have any recommendations for movies that might satisfy my hunger for more apocalyptic action? :D I've been looking but I can't find a worthwhile list anywhere.
     
  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    I like happier TV.

    What's with your fascination wit doom and destruction?
    Scary.
     
  3. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    An Inconvenient Truth.

    Whether you end up agreeing with it or not, it'll make you think for days afterwards.

    There's always Waterworld and The Postman to fall back on. ;)

    luv ya bunches! xoxoxo
     
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    Waterworld, Judge Dread, The Postman,... just kidding
     
  5. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    You don't need anything else. What. A. Film. Love it... Anyway, hmmmm, The Omen (New one, remake) wasn't great, but one to watch. That and maybe Silent Hill again, not great... but why not, ones to rent rather than buy.

    Not sure if they quite fit into your category though, but not bad.
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Time Enough at Last...its only about 15mins, its part of the Twlight Zone but its a great episode. There are other episodes about the end of the world. I'd suggest renting them, or buying.

    Or if you get the Sci-Fi channcel they play the top episodes on New Years day(and some afterword)
     
  7. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    Apocalypse Now.

    It sure feels like one. Incredible film.
     
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    The Mad Max Trilogy? Actually, on second thoughts don't bother with Mad Max 3... :eek:
     
  9. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Excellent choice. :)

    The Redux version I do not recommend, however. Way too long and ponderous!

    luv ya bunches! xoxoxo
     
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    I love the Redux version.
     
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    That scared the crap out of me when I first saw it!!!
     
  13. OutThere thread starter macrumors 603

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    Sweet, thanks for the recs guys...NetFlix here we go. :D

    More to watch on my laptop behind the counter when I'm bored at work with no customers!
     
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    "The Day After" & "Dawn of the dead"...both versions. I would also suggest the movie "Leave Behind"..."The seventh sign"


    Bless
     
  15. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    You got me going on one of my favorite topics. These are all older films, but they are considered classics of the genre:

    "Soylent Green" - in which people try to survive a horribly polluted, corporate world.

    "Colossus: The Forbin Project" - a Cold War thriller is about what would happen if we turned over all of our defenses to a computer. Rather outdated technologically, but very suspenseful, and the end is chilling.

    "A Clockwork Orange" - a wickedly funny film depicting a society that has descended into ultra-violence.

    "The Andromeda Strain" - a returning satellite brings back an alien bacterium that could wipe out all life on this planet.

    "The Omega Man" - a precursor to "28 Days Later".
     
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    Oooh, dark days ahead...
    On the politco-social level, Twleve Monkeys
    On the psycho-social level, Donnie Darko
     
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    Logan's Run is a fun cheesy movie from the 1970's.
    Any of the Planet of the Apes movies from the70's as well.
     
  19. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    Planet of the Apes, the original, not the crappy redeux.
     
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    -The Day After Tomorrow
    -The Day After

    Both are completely different, the latter could have been the inspiration for Jericho.
     
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    If we are talking TV shows there was "wOops!" It lasted half a season. I think the Christmas Special was the last one.
     
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