This movie basically created an entire genre of films set in a Post-Apocalyptic wasteland. Often imitated, never duplicated, this movie had it all: crazy S&M biker gangs, badass leather clad scavengers and an awesomely harsh desert setting in the wastelands of Australia where water and fuel are the only valuable commodities.
This is the coolest Post-Apocalyptic world ever, with monkeys evolving to take over the planet after the humans "blew it up". What's more, the fact that this actually WAS Post-Apocalyptic Earth wasn't revealed to the audience until the shocking final scene.
Most well known post apocalyptic movie of all time...........Though its poorly made for todays movie standards it scared the crap out of how many generations? Its got to rate somewhere on this list..
Dark and depressing, this story is set on the prison island of New York after the apocalypse destroys the country and turns whats left into a fascist regime. Not a pretty picture of the harsh life after civilization, but it did give us one of the greatest badass anti-heroes in film history with Snake Pliskin.
Stalker (Russian: Сталкер) is a 1979 film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a screenplay written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, loosely based on their novel Roadside Picnic. It depicts an expedition led by the Stalker (guide) to bring his two clients to a site known as the Zone, which has the supposed potential to fulfil a person's innermost desires. Classic, cult, absolutely stunning pictures and mood
this to me is the all time best post-apocalyptic show. minus the love stories and stuff it is very realistic on what could happen after a nuclear holocaust. check it out it is wonderful.
Heath Ledger plays a future enforced in a world where feelings and senses are outlawed and killed in order to keep the world from ever going to war. An Excellant film with serious drama and great action. A cross between Farhenheit 451 & The Matrix.
One of the all time classic sci fi movies, Charlton Heston once again appears as the final human in a Post-Apocalyptic world. Recently remade as I am Legend, this film explore the dark reality of a destroyed world and asks difficult questions about the meaning of survival.
One of my favorite movies. A deadly virus has killed most of the United States population. A handful of survivors try to make it to a safe place to wait out the plague. The plot's a little old, but this film was EXTREMELY well executed. The acting is PHENOMENAL, the cinematography good, the artistic symbolism brilliant, and the tone bleak. This is neither a thriller or an action flick (though it does have a few scenes that are meant to be thrilling), it is a drama, (No matter what the studio marketed it as), so be prepared for one or two dry scenes. Overall, it's definitely worth a look.
'Threads' was made by the BBC in 1983 and depicts the effects of a nuclear war and its aftermath on the United Kingdom. The premise of Threads was to hypothesise the effects of a nuclear war on the United Kingdom after an exchange between the Soviet Union and the United States escalates to include the UK. Both the plot and the atmosphere of the film are extremely bleak.
A visually stunning anime masterpiece, this movie tells the story of people with enhanced psionic abilities who get caught in a struggle between the government and the resistance in a Post-Apocalyptic wasteland that was once Tokyo.