Prepping/Survivalist/Apocalypse Documentaries

I am a prepper and survivalist.

If dreams are the mind mapping possible futures and how to handle them (credit Nova's: What are Dreams?) And if movies are how humans "dream" about the future... then it may be important to watch these movies to work out how we might respond to what some believe is the coming Apocalypse.

These titles may help us think about a world that is pivoting away from an ever higher standard of living for some at the expense of the most of the others and towards a return to more convention means of "getting by." Some call this apocalypse; a call it a return to balance.

Includes ...
Eroded standard of living
Lessons on how to get by
Visions of how we might be
Biblical Apocalypse
Influences causing
Political reasons for occurring

Excludes ...
Dystopia
Close Calls (like "Independence Day")
Future on a linear Projection (like "A Clockwork Orange")
Super-human (like X-Men or Hellboy)
Sub-human (like almost anything with "Living Dead" in Title)
Vampires (like Blade)

This new list is just for DOCUMENTARIES. I have other lists for MOVIES and SERIES/DRAMAS Thanks for viewing this list.

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1.
After Armageddon (2010 Documentary)
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Director: Stephen Kemp
 
2.
Day After Disaster (2009 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Emre Sahin
 
3.
Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague (2010 Documentary)
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Patient Zero is a stewardess, stricken with what she thinks is chickenpox. She goes to ground in a Montreal hotel room... (86 mins.)
Director: Jefferson Lewis
 
4.
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005 TV Movie)
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The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments. In HD. (93 mins.)
Director: David Wu
 
5.
Aftermath (2010 TV Series)
Episode: World Without Oil (2010)
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Director: Rob Minkoff
 
6.
A Bridge Life: Finding Our Way Home (2009 Documentary)
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Good Samaritan rescues seven evacuees from the Houston Astrodome after Katrina and brings them to Florida to give them shelter and jobs, 'a bridge life.' But he gets more than he bargained for when one of them commits a serious crime. (57 mins.)
 
7.
Alaska: The Last Frontier (2011 TV Series)
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Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII...
 
8.
Blind Spot (2008 Documentary)
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Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing... (86 mins.)
Director: Adolfo Doring
 
9.
Collapse (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness. (82 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
10.
The Amish: A People of Preservation (2000 Documentary)
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A look into the lives of the Amish and how they live simply while forgoing many modern conveniences. (54 mins.)
 
11.
Climate Refugees (2010 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Nash investigates mass migration caused by our changing climate. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael P. Nash
 
12.
Six Degrees Could Change the World (2008 Documentary)
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The film runs through the effect each degree in temperature change has on the world. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Bowman
 
13.
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Documentary)
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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources. (84 mins.)
 
14.
Waiting for Armageddon (2009 Documentary)
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America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy... (74 mins.)
 
15.
GasHole (2010 Documentary)
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About the history of oil prices and the future of alternative fuels. (101 mins.)
 
16.
Fuel (2008 Documentary)
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Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil... (112 mins.)
Director: Joshua Tickell
 
17.
The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004 Documentary)
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The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil... (78 mins.)
Director: Gregory Greene
 
18.
Carbon Nation (2010 Documentary)
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An optimistic (and witty) discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to prevent (or at least slow down) the impending climate crisis. (86 mins.)
Director: Peter Byck
 
19.
Earth 2100 (2009 Documentary)
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Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.
Director: Rudy Bednar
 
20.
Climate of Change (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary focused on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming. (86 mins.)
Director: Brian Hill
 
21.
Cool It (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary that takes an alternative approach to dealing with the global warming crisis. (87 mins.)
Director: Ondi Timoner
 
22.
Earth Days (2009 Documentary)
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The story of our growing awareness and understanding of the environmental crisis and emergence, during the 1960's and '70's, of popular movement to confront it. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Stone
 
23.
The Age of Stupid (2009 Documentary)
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A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change. (92 mins.)
 
24.
Everything's Cool (2007 Documentary)
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For the past two decades researchers, activists, scientists, and progressive politicians have struggled... (89 mins.)
 
25.
Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008 Documentary)
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Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival... (90 mins.)
Director: Sam Bozzo
 
26.
Water Wars (2009 Documentary)
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This timely documentary uncovers critical water issues facing humanity. It takes the viewer from the floods and droughts in Bangladesh... (60 mins.)
Director: Jim Burroughs
 
27.
Tapped (2009 Documentary)
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Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. (76 mins.)
 
28.
Flow: For Love of Water (2008 Documentary)
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Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause. (93 mins.)
Director: Irena Salina
 
29.
Killer at Large (2008 Documentary)
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An overview of the politics, social effects and problems associated with the rising epidemic of American obesity. (87 mins.)
 
30.
Food Matters (2008 Documentary)
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Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy. (80 mins.)
 
31.
Future of Food (2009 TV Series)
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George Alagiah investigates a future food crisis triggered by rising populations, changing diets, fuel and water shortages and climate change. (59 mins.)
Director: Gareth Williams
 
32.
What's on Your Plate? (2009 Documentary)
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WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year... (76 mins.)
Director: Catherine Gund
 
33.
The Beautiful Truth (2008 Documentary)
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A troubled 15-year-old boy attempting to cope with the recent death of his mother sets out to research Dr... (92 mins.)
Director: Steve Kroschel
 
34.
Ground Truth (2008 Documentary)
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Follows weather observers at the South Pole, on the Ross Ice Shelf and in the Antarctic Dry Valleys. (13 mins.)
Director: Andrea Polli
 
35.
Food Fight (2008 Documentary)
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A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement. (91 mins.)
Director: Chris Taylor
 
36.
King Corn (2007 Documentary)
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King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation... (88 mins.)
Director: Aaron Woolf
 
37.
The End of the Line (2009 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends. (85 mins.)
Director: Rupert Murray
 
38.
Fed Up! (2002 Documentary)
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About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is... (58 mins.)
 
39.
Hempsters: Plant the Seed (2010 Documentary)
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The film follows the lively exploits of activists for (and against) the movement for the legalization of the hemp plant in America... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Henning
 
40.
2012: Time for Change (2010 Documentary)
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2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture... (85 mins.)
Director: Joao G. Amorim
 
41.
2012: An Awakening (2009 Documentary)
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The year 2012 is predicted to be one of great change in cultures spanning the globe. A 26,000 year alignment will occur on the 21 December 2012, will it be the end of the world or the end of time as we know it? (75 mins.)
 
42.
2012: Ice Age (2011 Video)
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A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age. (91 mins.)
Director: Travis Fort
 
43.
Apocalypse How (2008 Documentary)
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The Mayan calendar predicts that the world will end in 2012, and many believe it's true. This Emmy-nominated... (88 mins.)
Stars: Aaron May
 
44.
Cosmic Collisions (2006 Documentary)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Carter Emmart
 
45.
Countdown to Zero (2010 Documentary)
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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
 
46.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
Episode: The Greely Expedition (2011)
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From PBS and American Experience - Using scientific accounts, diaries, photographs and letters, this film reveals how poor planning... (60 mins.)
 
47.
The Donner Party (2009)
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Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound... (95 mins.)
Director: TJ Martin
 
48.
Dark Days (2000 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. (82 mins.)
Director: Marc Singer
 
49.
Dirt! The Movie (2009 Documentary)
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The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again. (86 mins.)
 
50.
The End of America (2008 Documentary)
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"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me...
 
51.
Jerusalem: Center of the World (2009 Documentary)
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The history of the city of Jerusalem is told from it's beginning as a Cannanite city that Abraham was led to by God up to the modern day and how all three religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have their history there. (120 mins.)
Director: Andrew Goldberg
 
52.
The American Hobo (2003 Documentary)
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Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, star of the classic train movie "Emperor of the North", hosts... (87 mins.)
Director: Bobb Hopkins
 
53.
No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009 Documentary)
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Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact. (93 mins.)
 
54.
Witness (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Katrina (2011)
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Narration of 2 National Geographic specials on Hurricane Katrina and The April Tornado outbreak in the South in 2011.
 
55.
Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
56.
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
57.
Craigslist Joe (2012 Documentary)
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In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist. (90 mins.)
Director: Joseph Garner
 
58.
The Endurance (2000 Documentary)
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A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new... (97 mins.)
Director: George Butler
 
59.
Shackleton (2011 Documentary)
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In 1914, as the shadow of the First World War fell across Europe, an expedition led by veteran explorer... (11 mins.)
Director: Jes Bickhart
 
60.
The Atomic Cafe (1982 Documentary)
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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.)
 
61.
Nostradamus (1994)
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Recounts the life and loves of the physician, astrologer, and famed prognosticator; his encounters with... (119 mins.)
Director: Roger Christian
 
62.
Modern Marvels (1993 TV Series)
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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology... (60 mins.)
 
63.
Surviving Katrina (2006 Documentary)
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Drama documentary on the flooding of New Orleans.
Director: Jonathan Dent
 
64.
MegaQuake: The Hour That Shook Japan (2011 Documentary)
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Experience Japan's earthquake and resulting tsunami through exclusive new footage and first person accounts from Sendai and Tokyo...
 
65.
Track Me If You Can (2010 Documentary)
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Director: Paul Haddad