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I’m going to take liberties with this and add somethings that are maybe more dystopic than post-apocalyptic, but really they are almost the same thing.

  • Metropolis
  • On The Beach (1959)
  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Soylent Green
  • Zardoz
  • Blade Runner
  • Escape From New York
  • all of the Mad Max movies obviously
  • Delicatessen
  • The Stand (1994)
  • City of Lost Children
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Waterworld
  • The Postman
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Reign of Fire
  • 28 Days Later
  • Children of Men
  • I Am Legend
  • Wall-E
  • Watchmen
  • 9
  • Zombieland
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • THX-1138
  • The Matrix

I know Logan’s RunThe Omega Man, Tank Girl, Last Night (1998) and The Road should be on here, but I haven’t seen them so I can’t recommend them other than to say that I myself need to watch them, so you should too. You might also argue that the Alien series is dystopic. And probably the Terminator movies as well, though I haven’t seen the latest one. I am probably missing some things because I’ve only had one cup of coffee so far this morning.

  1. jebbmeh reblogged this from oldfilmsflicker
  2. thepaintedlady89 reblogged this from oldfilmsflicker and added:
    So many great films on this list!!
  3. venusinutero reblogged this from oldfilmsflicker and added:
    I must see all of these films now!!!!
  4. cadesnyder said: If you’re including Zombieland, I guess that means you could include a lot of zombie movies, huh? 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, etc. I wouldn’t have immediately connected those with post-apocalyptic films, but I guess they fit the description.
  5. tiredandtrueofheart said: BRAZIL.
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  7. twoinchesofsnow said: Mad Max?
  8. galaxycunt said: Warning: The Road is incredibly sad.
  9. thegloriousninth reblogged this from oldfilmsflicker and added:
    Matrix trilogy
  10. headmistressmcgonagall reblogged this from oldfilmsflicker and added:
    Saving all of these because I’ve been in the mood for a lot of these movies lately.
  11. skeletonland said: I can also reccomend “Dead End Drive In”, that almost feels like a Mad Max side-quel. The Road might be too depressing to add to this list.