An insomniac's guide to everything post-apocalyptic, earth that was, outbreak, time travel, alternate reality & sci-fi.

This is the best of the best (in no specific order) post-apocalyptic, earth that was, outbreak & sci-fi movies picked by an insomniac of note. (With a bit of paranormal here and there)

Some of the obvious (people fav read commercial) is not listed.
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1.
Jericho (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive. (45 mins.)
 
2.
Survivors (1975 TV Series)
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When a genetically engineered virus kills 99.99 percent of the world's population, the survivors must... (50 mins.)
 
3.
Survivors (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate. (60 mins.)
“ I like the 1975 series better but this was a worthy try. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
4.
Serenity (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers who is telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
5.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
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Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
 
6.
Dollhouse (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A futuristic laboratory assigns different tasks to its various residents, who then have their memories erased upon the completion of their assignments. (44 mins.)
“ Last episode, last season (season 2 episode 13) ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
7.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
8.
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic "Blade Runner," culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage. (214 mins.)
“ This is a must see and make sure you get the definitive directors cut of Blade Runner, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, to watch just after it. It will be the best 6 hours of your life, or your money back. ;-) ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
9.
The Last Train (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A group of commuter train passagers are put in accidental suspended animation and emerge years later into a devastated world. (54 mins.)
“ Not the best but worth a watch. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
10.
Journeyman (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man travels back in time to help people in trouble. (45 mins.)
“ Yet, another TV series cancelled to early. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
11.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago. (51 mins.)
Director: Allen Baron
“ Watch the series and movies. This and Twilight zone is where the X-Files were born. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
12.
The Night Stalker (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire. (74 mins.)
 
13.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
“ The original series is classic, the later versions were just not up to scratch. Also, if you can get hold of the interviews and the series pitch by Rod Serling - this is the man, down to earth, honest. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
14.
The Triangle (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A group of people haunted by their experiences within the Bermuda Triangle band together to confront its truths. (240 mins.)
“ I liked it and of course there is a nice South African connection in it. ;-) ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
15.
Dead Like Me (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life... (60 mins.)
“ Come on Ellen Muth as a reaper, together with the always brilliant Mandy Patinkin (Criminal Minds died when he left) what more do you want? ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
16.
Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman... (87 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
17.
2:37 (2006)
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At 2:37, someone commits suicide in the school lavatory. The day is told up to that point from the viewpoint of six different students. (95 mins.)
“ Disturbing. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
18.
Capricorn One (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ Sam Waterston not playing Jack McCoy, enough said. (Ps. I like the original L&O, just nice to see him in something else) ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
19.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Kick The Adjustment Bureau's butt. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
20.
Devil's Playground (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
As the world succumbs to a zombie apocalypse, Cole, a hardened mercenary, is chasing the one person who can provide a cure... (92 mins.)
Director: Mark McQueen
“ fast moving zombie like people. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
21.
Dead Snow (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. (90 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
“ If you don't mind subs - it is very funny. Pretty cool zombie entry. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
22.
Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War... (106 mins.)
 
23.
Let Me In (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. (116 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
 
24.
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While drinking at their local pub, three social outcasts attempt to navigate a time-travel conundrum. (83 mins.)
 
25.
Infestation (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival. (91 mins.)
Director: Kyle Rankin
“ Brilliant. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
26.
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive. (93 mins.)
Director: Ray Milland
“ Considering the year this was done, you will need to go far to see a better post-apocalyptic movie. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
27.
The Gathering (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
While going to the town of Ashby Wake, the drifter Cassie is hit by a car driven by Marion Kirkman and loses her memory... (96 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
“ Aaah Christina ;-) ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
28.
The Man from Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
 
29.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Just the original. All for you Damien. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
30.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Murphy
 
31.
The Second Coming (2003 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Steven Baxter is the Son of God, and can produce the miracles to prove it. How does the world react when he announces it has to produce a Third Testament within five days, or else it's Judgment Day? (144 mins.)
 
32.
The Day of the Triffids (2009 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following. (186 mins.)
“ I watched both this and the original, both fine pieces of entertainment. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
33.
Vampires Suck (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A spoof of vampire-themed movies, where teenager Becca finds herself torn between two boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom. (82 mins.)
“ What that other vampire movie franchise never could get. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
34.
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter. (86 mins.)
“ According to sources an earlier version of I am legend. Very small budget movie but it was entertaining. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
35.
The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Deaths tells the story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day by horrifying pursuers, only to wake up in slightly different lives to experience the terror of being murdered again. (87 mins.)
Director: Dario Piana
“ For some reason I really like this movie. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
36.
Ghost Ship (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that strange things happen. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Beck
“ Great sound track and a very young Emily B. Might as well watch The Uninvited as well then. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
37.
The Uninvited (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Anna Ivers returns home to her sister Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother. Her dismay quickly turns to horror when she is visited by ghastly visions of her dead mother. (87 mins.)
 
38.
Dirk Gently (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Pilot (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Eccentric private eye Dirk Gently uses 'holistic' methods, believing everything in the universe to be connected... (58 mins.)
“ I want more! ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
39.
Cashback (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Ellis
 
40.
Life After People (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
What would happen to planet earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear forever? Would ecosystems thrive...
“ Hours and hours of fun. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
41.
Skellig: The Owl Man (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After moving with his family into a new home, a boy discovers a bird-like man living in the old garage on their property. (102 mins.)
Director: Aj Jankel
 
42.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ Just #1 - because you can have too much of a good thing. ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
43.
Burke and Hare (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. (91 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Aliens, vampires, zombies (did I miss something?) ” - SAMusicdotcoza
 
44.
Countdown to Zero (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification. (89 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
 
45.
After Armageddon (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Stephen Kemp
 
46.
Threads (1976 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(10 mins.)
 
47.
The Atomic Cafe (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety. (86 mins.)
 
48.
On the Beach (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Well, the world has finally managed to blow itself up. Only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction... (195 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ just rewatched this - and I think a worthy entry ” - SAMusicdotcoza