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Threads (1984) - A powerful documentary-type movie that covers lives of several characters, before and after a disasterous exchange of nuclear strikes between the USA and Russia. The military conflict is sublte and plays out in the background. We can only see bits of information about the slowly escalating conflict on the news, while the characters go through their normal everyday lives, with their worries, plans and hopes. The illustration of the world after the nuclear strikes is truly shocking and emotionally devastating.

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The Quiet Earth (1985) - Amazing movie and one of my all time favourites. Dr. Zac Hobson wakes up one morning to find out everybody is gone and he appears to be the last person on Earth. Luckily unlike todays movies The Quiet Earth isn't trying for any kind of social commentary and focuses on the eternal struggle between man and science. Great movie with a mind blowing ending.

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Fail-Safe (1964) - For me this is a nuclear drama at its best. Malfunction in the american army's operating system gives their planes an order to penetrate the Russian borders and drop atomic bombs on Moscow. The film takes place mostly in the american army's war room, the american president's underground office and in the cockpit of one of the bombers. Can the planes be stopped?

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Great satire about the tension between the USA and Russia, directed by Stanley Kubrick at the peak of Cold War. The plot is fairly similiar to that of the movie Fail-Safe but instead of drama it takes rather dark humorous approach, which will send chills down your spine.

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Planet of the Apes (1968) - An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future, where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

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Twelve Monkeys (1995) - In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

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Stalker (1979) - Three men venture into the Zone, an alien dangerous place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. The group is lead by a Stalker, one of a handful who have the mental skills to lead people into the Zone. The goal is to reach the Room, a place where one's secret hopes come true. The movie is shot in a very poetic and philosophical manner.

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Red Dawn (1984) - It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

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The Postman (1997) - Post-apocalyptic America. What begins as a con game becomes one man's quest to rebuild civilization.

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Cloverfield (2008) - Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people. While not exactly postapocalyptic, the movie brings great feeling of hoplessness.

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Erasherhead (1977) - Rather bizzare choice, but the movie can be viewed as if it was set in a post-apocalyptic world. The real meaning of the movie has never been explained by the director David Lynch. The story follows a man, Henry, who finds out his girlfriend is pregnant. Henry tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.


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Malevil by Robert Merle
Nuclear war breaks out over Europe, and a group of visitors to a local chateau take cover in the basement. When they venture outside after the fighting stops, they discover that the chateau has sustained serious damage and the surrounding lands have been laid to waste. The survivors try to adjust to the new reality of their everyday life.

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Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky
The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. A few score thousand survivors live on in the Moscow Metro. Artyom, a young man living in the northernmost inhabited station, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro, to the legendary Polis, to alert everyone to a new awful danger. And if possible, to find help.

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Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
Ulysse Merou is part of an expedition to explore new worlds, they reach the new world only to discover that this world has evolution in reverse. Humans are little more than animals to be experimented on while the dominant race are the apes. After being catuper, Ulysse tries to prove that he is more than just an animal by learning the language of the apes and conversing with them.

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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. Tthis chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people.


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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) - When the Angels start attacking the planet Earth in the year 2015, only a handful of 14-year-old EVA pilots are able to stop them. The weak-minded Shinji Ikari suddenly finds himself forced to pilot EVA-01, a giant organic mecha, designed and constructed by NERV, that is the only thing that can stop the Angels.

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Trigun (1998) - Trigun takes place in the distant future on a deserted planet. Vash the Stampede is a gunfighter with a legend so ruthless that he has a $$60,000,000,000 bounty on his head. Entire towns evacuate at the rumor of his arrival. However, the real Vash the Stampede is not the same man that rumor portrays him to be. The enigmatic and conflicted lead character in Trigun is actually more heroic in nature; as well as a complete and utter idiot at times.


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Fallout series - a series of computer role-playing games (CRPGs) published by Interplay and later by Bethesda Softworks. Although set in and after the 22nd and 23rd century, its retrofuturistic story and artwork are influenced by the post-war culture of 1950s America, and its combination of hope for the promises of technology and lurking fear of nuclear annihilation.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series - a first-person shooter video game. It features an alternate reality theme, where a second nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone in the near future and causes strange changes in the area around it. In the first game, the player assumes the identity of an amnesiac "Stalker", an illegal explorer/artifact scavenger in "The Zone".

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Metro 2033 - an action-oriented video game with a combination of survival horror and first-person shooter elements. The game is based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. While the gameplay is average console tunnel shooter, the great atmoshpere gives this game a memorable feeling.


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Romantically Apocalyptic - hilarious, brilliantly executed web comics.

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