best post- apoc movie

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by welsh, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Professor Danger!

    Professor Danger! Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 30, 2009
    I really enjoyed not seeing The Road. Since the great way to have a successful money making film is to not release it in a capacity in which people can actually see it.
  2. Puokki

    Puokki Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 4, 2008
    Mad Max 2

    No discussion
  3. fishboil

    fishboil First time out of the vault

    Feb 3, 2010
    Does anime count? I know that there is opinion that anime=faggotry but Ergo Proxy is one of the best Post-Cyberpunk works I have ever seen.
    Plot also has a bit resemblance to Blade Runner. Atmosphere and Plot are very good. For fans of post-apocalyptic genre this is almost a ''must seen''
    It has around 26 eps.

    Then as I said before Hardware (or M.A.R.K 13) is recommendable. Pretty good portrayal of Post-Apocalyptic future and even if plot is about killer robot the movie somehow finds a way to get it's own hidden message and some nice ideas into it. Great cult classic.
    Somehow it is also considered as an adaption of Judge Dredd spin-off story.
    Seguel ''Hardware 2 Ground Zero'' now is being made.
  4. Old Fatass

    Old Fatass First time out of the vault

    Feb 16, 2010
    The Road
  5. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 24, 2007
    Two recent examples of films that seemed post-apocalyptic without being post-apocalyptic were Wristcutters: A Love Story and (believe it or not) The Soloist. They are both a blending bleakness of setting with screwed up people trying to find meaning or just cope. I know they aren't post-apocalyptic, but you could watch them and draw inspiration for something truly post-apocalyptic.
  6. Professor Danger!

    Professor Danger! Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 30, 2009
    Well, you could say the same thing about films like "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and other tragedies. They definitely don't come to mind when I think post-apocalyptic.
  7. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 24, 2007
    I agree that Ergo Proxy is great post-apocalyptic, it just takes several episodes before you really see the apocalypse that has occurred. Also one post-apocalyptic anime that I remember being pretty good, though probably not the best, is Origin: Spirits of the Past. The earth as we know it has been mostly decimated by highly aggressive plants taken over. I don't think it's been mentioned here yet.
  8. Rain

    Rain First time out of the vault

    Feb 22, 2010
    max max 2 no question - closest to fallout

    i also loved (in no particular order)
    12 monkeys

    and of those not mentioned
    american cyborg: steel warrior (b class movie but rather watchable :D )
    sexmission (a.k.a sex misja) - great polish si-fi comedy (get the subtitles) and i promise that you will laugh your ass off yet still get the feeling of a world that has fallen apart

    idiocracy - well not really post apo - yet it was fun seeing stupid society :crazy:

    oh and by the way here is a list of post apo movies. could be usefull (*cought*to get the names for torents *cought* well many of those movies are unavailable in stores now so...)
  9. fallout_fan

    fallout_fan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 11, 2008
    I once saw a movie on TV where this guy was fighting someone and he had one sleeved leather jacket that looked alot like the one from Fallout. No I don't mean Mad Max. I can't remember what i was but it looked post apocalyptic.

    Escape from NewYork, Escape from LA, Mad max series (from what I have seen of them).

    I have not seen it but the newest Terminator ovie must be considered post apocalyptic, right?
  10. Blakut

    Blakut Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 9, 2008
    There's also a list on wikipedia that includes books too. I'm not sure if it is better than the one above... worth a look:

    Sorted by genre and by means of achieving the end of the world....

    Discovered i like zombie movies more than i thought. I had never given them too much credit, although i'd seen a lot of them, my favourite one, until recently, was Shaun of the Dead....
  11. Professor Danger!

    Professor Danger! Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 30, 2009
    Happy Days?
  12. Santoka

    Santoka It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 8, 2010
    Desolate landscape, no future, ultra-violent deaths, packs of sadistic gay raiders, phoney intrigues, a lone wanderer and even child killers... Could this be the ultimate FO3 movie ? Well, anyway, I've found it today on one of my old HD and I can honestly say, Fist of the North Star has all this ! And more ! :aiee:

    Downtown DC, a 200year old fusion car just exploded back there.

    The Potomac, no mirelurks in sight, time to swim.

    Gnnnrr, I wantz to kill dat chiiiild !

    Gimme yer wallet.

    Bloody bloody-mess.

    O Daddy, where art thou ?

    Bloody mess, in VATS slo-mo this time.[/spoiler:5e38034e56]

    I've seen Stalker mentionned, and even tough or because it's my favorite movie above all, I have a hard time seeing it as a post-apoc/sci-fi movie ; it uses both references (but no direct element, nothing is shown), but still evades both genre. But in the same category, and as an aesthetical disciple of Tarkovskij, Bela Tarr's Satantango is not half bad either, even if it's 8hours long. The desperate tale of desperate people in a desperately damp and rusted Hungary... Pretty much all of Tarr's movies are also good and in the mood.
    Also in my mind this morning, the very effective and minimal french film Eden Log. A dark and vertical ascension through an infested and oddly guarded complex...
  13. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    I remember watching Fist of the North Star at my friend's house when I was younger. It was a pretty good movie, in my opinion, lotsa blood. :)

    I really have to watch it again sometime.
  14. Graveworm

    Graveworm It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 28, 2010
    Equilibrium is the best
  15. weaponx

    weaponx First time out of the vault

    Mar 27, 2010
    By far the best or at leastmost fun is Six String Samurai. It's a funny and very good story involving Buddy Holly making his way to become king of Lost Vegas. It's low budget and fun if you like Fallout this might just be your type of thing.

  16. Jax Sparrow

    Jax Sparrow It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 29, 2010
    Waterworld thats my fav it's a personal view but I think the most "fallout" movies are mad max and water world
  17. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Anyone seen 'Carriers' yet? I've heard good stuff about it.

    Trailer and info here
  18. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 24, 2007
    I saw it and really enjoyed it. It is very realistic and gut-wrenching, but still has moments of fun interspersed between the intensity.
  19. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck

    Dec 12, 2003
    Carriers looks great, but this is also a good example of why I don't watch trailers. They basically spoiled the entire movie including the main plot twist, so there's little point in watching it now. I'm starting to think American audiences hate surprises.
  20. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jul 24, 2007
    I agree. Spoilers in trailers are terrible. I have been muting/averting eyes from trailers for movies and shows that I have wanted to see for years. This is definitely a case where the marketing people have way too much leeway and care little about the viewing experience as long as it gets butts in the seats.

    I longing think about how in the trailer for the original Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock basically just showed up on the screen and told audiences that the movie was scary, that they shouldn't show up in the middle of it (which was a more common practice back then), and that the movie was scary. That was the trailer. It didn't mention anything else.

    Victor, sorry that the trailer spoiled it for you. I saw it after reading a somewhat vague synopsis, and even though I could tell where the movie was going, I still enjoyed it. Too bad you are not like my wife who is able to pretty much entirely forget some movies just by not seeing them for 6 months to 1 year (except for some things she has seen a multitude of times).