questionswhat are some good survival, apocalypse, etc…

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Terminators, I Am Legend, LOST, The Book of Eli, Deep Impact

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Mad Max trilogy (Mad Max, Mad Max 2: Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)
Escape from NY & Escape from LA (not as good as Escape from NY)
Book of Eli
The Road (the book was better)
The Running Man
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Kevin Costner Category: Waterworld & The Postman, while both have been panned as flops, they aren't THAT bad. Waterworld is actually fairly watchable.

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The Stand by Stephen King is my favorite "end of the world" story. It's a great book, and a decent made for TV miniseries. There's an older Australian movie that's interesting, "On The Beach". And I give another vote for "I am Legend" but the original is also pretty cool, 'Omega Man".

If you like to read check out "Swan Song".

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@90mcg112: I loved both of those Kevin Costner movies!

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@ohcheri: While I give you points for Omega Man, the "original" was The Last Man on Earth, starring Vincent Price: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058700/

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@justincredibleg: I agree with you about Jericho. Good show! If you are interested in more, "Season 3" is available as a graphic novel from amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jericho-Season-TP-Robert-Levine/dp/160010939X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317135847&sr=1-1

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The Walking Dead

Just search on "George Romero" if you like zombie apocalypse movies.

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@loubriccant: You are my hero. My wife and I both like to read and were really bummed about the end of Jericho. I just bought this and am excited about reading it.

But confused, in the description it says they are contacted by John Smith? I thought Jake shot him when he was about to take out Hawkins?

@ohcheri: Will also check out "Swan Song"

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@loubriccant: Thanks! I didn't know about this one. I saw Omega Man at the drive-in back-in-the-day and it scared the bejeesus out of me, great book, too.

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My fovorite dystopian Movies:
Soylent Green
Logan's Run
Escape from New York/ LA
Idiocracy
Children of Men
Gattaca
AI
Equilibrium
Videodrome

TV Shows:
The Colony- reality show about living in a post apocolyptic world, super cool

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Also 12 Monkeys and Cherry 2000

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Don't forget an oldie-but-goodie: A Boy and His Dog. A pretty good film adaptation of a great Harlan Ellison story, featuring a young Don Johnson.

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@turbinator42: Good suggestion on A BOY AND HIS DOG. Bit of trivia, I think the voice of Blood the Dog was Tim McIntyre, who was also the narrator (and singer) for another great movie, JEREMIAH JOHNSON.

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@justincredibleg: The Walking Dead is also a TV show on AMC (if you have On Demand you can watch the full first season there for free). I just found out about it Sunday night and was a zombie at work on Monday because I had to stay up to watch all six episodes :)

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@ohcheri: Talk about having the "bejeesus" scared out of you--that's what "Swan Song" did to me!

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@barnabee: I've read this book so many times and it still scares me, maybe because it could so easily be true.

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Isn't Falling Skies about the aftermath of an alien invasion/apocalypse?

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@ohcheri: I've read it quite a few times, too. And I live in Kansas. heh

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There's a good BBC biological apocalypse show on Netflix, I can't remember the name right now... "Survivors", maybe?

My wife and I are watching that and enjoying it. I won't reiterate all of the great recommendations above.

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@captainsuperdawg: Indeed, it was excellent too. We watched all of the 1st season when it was coming out. Also really good. Looking forward to season 2!

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@atomicorange:

Agree -- it was the BBC series Survivors. I'm somewhat liking the BBC series 'Outcasts' too. If you liked The Walking Dead you'd probably like these two BBC series too.

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Escape from New York and Escape from LA are some wonderful movies, not really end of the world movies but kinda like it in a sence. Both movies are outstanding! And, Bruce Campbell, makes an apperance in Escape from LA which makes the movie worth watching just for that!

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@ohcheri: OMG! One of my favorite movies of all time!

"What did you do? What did you people do?!!" Gary Rocks!!

Ya know it's now streaming on Netflix! WAAHOOO!!!

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@mommyleah: This is one of the very few DVDs I own. I have the biggest crush on Gary Sinise :)

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My top recommendation, the short story, "There will come soft rains" by Ray Bradbury, part of the Martian Chronicles. It's very short, and affected me tremendously as a kid. It still hits me hard. Read it here:
http://www.gs.cidsnet.de/englisch-online/originals/soft_rains.htm

Also read "On the Beach". A few have recommended the movie, but you really have to read the book.

As for films, I know I am missing lots, and the most popular post-apocalyptic fare of late is zombies (so much less scary than nukes or bio-warfare:

Really fresh fare:
Terra Nova
Falling Skies

Recent:
Zombieland
28 Days Later and it's sequel
Reign of Fire (a very different apocalypse)
the Resident Evil films
The Core
Sunshine
Dead Set
Battle LA
Skyline

Roland Emmerich gets his own section:
2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day
A kid at ComicCon asked him "Why do you hate the Earth?"

(TBC)

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continued:
More obscure and classics:
A Boy and His Dog
Silent Running (a different kind of apocalypse)
The Planet of the Apes film series
Wizards (animated)
Grave of the Fireflies (anime)
Damnation Alley
Night of the Comet (if you liked Zombieland you have to see this one)
The Andromeda Strain
Phase IV

I grew up under the threat of nuclear war. I watched the goofy "how to survive The Bomb" films in school. The sound of a plane overhead late at night could scare me in a way no monster movie ever could. I suppose for this generation it's the terrorists who fill that role, but to me there's just no comparison to the genuine terror of global thermonuclear holocaust. I grew up believing that, in my lifetime, my doomed brethren would extinguish all life on Earth,. Not just our own wretched species, but every animal, every plant, right down to bacteria, gone. The terrible sense of shared responsibility that brought me as a kid was crushing.

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I didn't see "Red Dawn" on anyone's list...
Other than that I would agree with most of the selections listed...

Also didn't see "Lord of the Flys"...

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@90mcg112: I liked both of those Kevin Costner Movies... They may have had a bit to much realism for many people...

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@captainsuperdawg: yes it is and the first season was great. I thought it was just a summer series, but they have announced that it will continue!! I am watching "The event" right now on netflix.....trying to find another show i can watch when this is over.