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January 29, 2010

With a cue from Nick’s Friday 5ive, and having also watched The Road this week, here are my current top five post-apocalyptic movies:


4. Children of Men

3. The Road

2. Twelve Monkeys

1. 28 Days Later…

Thoughts? Additions? Subtractions?


21 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2010 11:02 am

    Planet of the Apes!

  2. January 29, 2010 11:04 am


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  4. blake permalink
    January 29, 2010 11:36 am

    I would put children of men first. I may have mad max in there also.
    i like the inclusion of WallE.

    is 28 days later considered post apocalypse or zombie or both?

  5. January 29, 2010 11:49 am

    Seriously – no Mad Max? How can this even be a half-serious list? I haven’t see The Road, but I’ve read it – I’ll have to wait for it to come out on DVD…

  6. January 29, 2010 12:05 pm

    never seen mad max all the way through, so get off my back, jerks.

    28 Days Later isn’t a zombie movie. They are diseased. Get your facts straight, Jack!

  7. Reid permalink
    January 29, 2010 12:39 pm

    What? No Waterworld? No Postman? Actually Waterworld isn’t half bad. Not half good either.

    Did you hear the filmspotting guys talk about Book of Eli? They rather liked it.

  8. January 29, 2010 1:20 pm

    i usually try and save the filmspotting episodes until i’ve seen the movie. i do think i’ll like book of eli, though.

  9. Reid permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:08 pm

    I thought of my favorite post apocalyptic movie: A.I.

    I know no one will agree with me but it’s an absolutely beautiful film.

  10. January 29, 2010 3:09 pm

    yeah, you’re wrong.


  11. Reid permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:11 pm

    also, Wall-E is a close second.

    I’ll probably like The Road as well. I can’t really think of other that I liked.

  12. January 30, 2010 9:42 am

    Reid, they are right. A.I. was bad, but that is irrelevant, because I don’t consider it Post-Apocalyptic or dystopian.

    Casey, It’s a solid list. 28 Days Later is very good. And though it is not the Undead, I think the infected have more in common with Zombies than virus ridden people in pandemic films like Outbreak. So I would have to say it is a Zombie film, though it can still be a post-apocalyptic film and zombie laden, or rage laden.

  13. January 30, 2010 10:01 pm

    I understand why you’d classify 28 Days Later as a zombie movie, but it’s really not. I chose it for this list because it’s about the breakdown of society after after a large disaster has taken place. The disaster here is the release of a virus that infects the majority of the population. So, to me, that’s the definition of a post-apocalyptic movie. Eh?

  14. Reid permalink
    February 1, 2010 9:32 am

    Nick, what is your definition of post-apocalyptic?

    Also, I though Children of Man was crap. So, there you go.

  15. February 1, 2010 10:16 am

    i can see why you wouldn’t like Children of Men. kind of one of those love or hate type movies.

  16. Reid permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:48 am

    I don’t hate it. I was just lashing out at you and Nick for your lack of appreciation for A.I.

    Too me, Children of Men just lacked a good story. But it’s a very well made movie. Plus… Clive Owen. I mean come on.

    I can see how you wouldn’t like A.I. for the opposite reason maybe. Good story but a bit too Spielberg for you?

  17. February 1, 2010 1:14 pm

    Yeah, definitely too Spielberg. And way too long.

  18. February 7, 2010 10:11 pm

    I have to say WALL E was a great choice. Tons of little clever things in there. With the genre of the soundtrack, I was surprised not to hear any Barbara Streisand songs though. I am a little ashamed that I haven’t seen any of the other movies.

  19. February 7, 2010 10:22 pm

    HOMESCHOOL! Yeah, you need to check out some of these movies. They’ll give you some sweet nightmares.

  20. February 10, 2010 4:53 pm

    Hey, I did just see Book of Eli. I did like that one a lot. Blatantly spiritual.

  21. February 10, 2010 5:33 pm

    yeah, i really want to see that. maybe this weekend.

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