Post Apocalypse Movies

A list of 40 of some of the best, and worst, that the post apocalypse genre has to offer. Ive NOT included zombie movies.
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1.
On the Beach (1959)
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months. (134 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
2.
Threads (1984 TV Movie)
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Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. (112 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
3.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
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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
 
4.
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)
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A miner trapped in a cave-in resurfaces, and upon discovering mankind has been wiped out in a nuclear holocaust, sets out to find other survivors. (95 mins.)
 
5.
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
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A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex... (91 mins.)
Director: L.Q. Jones
 
6.
Mad Max (1979)
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In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
7.
Radioactive Dreams (1985)
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After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in a bunker... (98 mins.)
Director: Albert F. Pyun
 
8.
Night of the Comet (1984)
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
9.
The Noah (1975)
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After a nuclear attack kills everyone, the last man on earth, going mad from loneliness and isolation, creates a companion in his mind. He soon finds himself living a lie when his imaginary world builds up into something complex. (107 mins.)
Director: Daniel Bourla
 
10.
Steel Dawn (1987)
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control. (100 mins.)
Director: Lance Hool
 
11.
King Lear (1987)
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Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost... (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
12.
The Road (2009)
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In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (111 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
 
13.
2012 (2009)
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A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. (158 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
14.
Gone (2002)
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3 lawyers struggle to survive after the biblical Rapture happens (80 mins.)
Director: Tim Chey
 
15.
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
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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
 
16.
The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
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Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins... (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
17.
Damnation Alley (1977)
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
18.
Testament (1983)
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The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack. (90 mins.)
Director: Lynne Littman
 
19.
Delicatessen (1991)
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Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
 
20.
Mindwarp (1992)
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In post-apocalyptic 2037, Judy rebels against the AI-ruled utopia where people live in a happy VR simulation. She's exiled to a post-nuclear wasteland where she meets drifter Stover. Mutated cannibals capture them for their leader Seer. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Barnett
 
21.
Bleak Future (1997)
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The end is here. Civilization has collapsed. Technology has been forgotten, and History is Hearsay. Slangman is the smartest man in the known world... (73 mins.)
 
22.
The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell (2006)
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Tthe film is based on the concept of "New America" in the year 2097, two decades after a nuclear apocalypse... (90 mins.)
 
23.
The Book of Eli (2010)
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A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. (118 mins.)
 
24.
Deadland (2009)
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A man must cross post-world war III terrain and the new martial-law to save his missing wife. (107 mins.)
Director: Damon O'Steen
 
25.
Survival Zone (1983)
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In a post-nuclear holocaust world, roving bands of motorcycle gangs attack ranchers to try to take over their land. (90 mins.)
Director: Percival Rubens
 
26.
America 3000 (1986)
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In a post-apocalyptic wasteland where a tribe of women rule and all men are either ferals or slaves, one man rises up to free the men. Can they coexist in peace or will they die in war? (92 mins.)
Director: David Engelbach
 
27.
Hardware (1990)
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The head of a cyborg reactivates and rebuilds itself and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment. (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Stanley
 
28.
Neon City (1991)
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"Mad Max" clone set in the not-too-distant future about a group of people trying to escape to a safe haven called Neon City after a solar disaster that has decimated the Earth. (99 mins.)
Director: Monte Markham
 
29.
Waterworld (1995)
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In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. (135 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
30.
The Postman (1997)
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A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America. (177 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
31.
Quintet (1979)
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During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
32.
Memoirs of a Survivor (1981)
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Set in a bleak future where roving gangs of children terrorize city streets, and reality is often an illusion... (115 mins.)
Director: David Gladwell
 
33.
Five (1951)
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The world is destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. Only five Americans survive, including a pregnant woman, a neo-Nazi, a black man and a bank clerk. (93 mins.)
Director: Arch Oboler
 
34.
Solarbabies (1986)
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In a post-apocalyptic future ruled by the military, a group of renegade teenage orphans find a legendary orb, Bohdai, that can supposedly bring the rain back to dried up Earth. (94 mins.)
Director: Alan Johnson
 
35.
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
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Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain... (78 mins.)
 
36.
Revengers Tragedy (2002)
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From cult director Alex Cox (Repo Man; Sid and Nancy) comes this modernised adaptation of Thomas Middleton's celebrated play from 1607... (109 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
37.
20 Years After (2008)
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Everything that could go wrong did go wrong: War, Terrorism, Natural Disasters. Evacuees were ushered... (95 mins.)
Director: Jim Torres
 
38.
The Sky Has Fallen (2009)
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Within a couple of hours, a new disease wipes out almost all of mankind. Trying to avoid infection, people flee to remote locations... (80 mins.)
Director: Doug Roos
 
39.
World's End (2010)
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The future of America, when the world runs out of oil. (101 mins.)
 
40.
Children of Men (2006)
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In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón