JTB Italian Post-Apocalyptic Movies (Post-Apocalyptic/Action/Sci-Fi)

by johntbakken | created - 26 Aug 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

In the early 80's, after the release of Walter Hill's The Warriors, John Carpenter's Escape from New York and George Miller's Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. A string of Italian post-apocalyptic movies was released to cash in on the craze by genre directors like Lucio Fulci, Sergo Martino, Ruggero Deodato, Joe D'Amato, Enzo G. Castellari and more.

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1. Anno 2020 - I gladiatori del futuro (1982)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic Texas, a band of warriors fight against a fascist regime that is trying to take control of all surviving population.

Directors: Joe D'Amato, George Eastman | Stars: Al Cliver, Harrison Muller, Daniel Stephen, Peter Hooten

Votes: 466

2. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 2,507

3. Escape from the Bronx (1983)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A rag-tag group of people must fight extermination squads amid their ruined city.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Henry Silva, Valeria D'Obici, Giancarlo Prete

Votes: 1,907 | Gross: $1.41M

4. Endgame - Bronx lotta finale (1983)

98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A telepathic mutant recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior to lead her band of mutants to safety.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Al Cliver, Laura Gemser, George Eastman, Dino Conti

Votes: 708

5. Rush (1983)

77 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a post-nuclear holocaust world, a survivor roams the desert, fighting bandits and the forces of an evil warlord.

Director: Tonino Ricci | Stars: Bruno Minniti, Gordon Mitchell, Laura Trotter, Rate Furlan

Votes: 119

6. Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)

R | 91 min | Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

Two mercenaries help wandering caravans fight off an evil and aimless band of white-clad bikers after the nuclear holocaust.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Giancarlo Prete, Fred Williamson, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis

Votes: 2,056

7. Warrior of the Lost World (1983)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A nomad mercenary on a high-tech motorcycle helps bring about the downfall of the evil Orwellian government, the Omega.

Director: David Worth | Stars: Robert Ginty, Persis Khambatta, Donald Pleasence, Fred Williamson

Votes: 2,295

8. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis

Votes: 2,421

9. The Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)

R | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In the year 3000, the Earth has turned into a desert after nuclear war. A group of survivors runs out of water, so they need to search for the valuable water, but it will not be easy because other group also wants to get it at any cost.

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Robert Iannucci, Alicia Moro, Luciano Pigozzi, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 769

10. Atlantis Interceptors (1983)

Unrated | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A team of scientists working to raise a sunken Russian nuclear submarine on an ocean platform off the coast of Miami, Florida, unearth an ancient Atlantean relic from the sea floor and ... See full summary »

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Christopher Connelly, Gioia Scola, Tony King, Stefano Mingardo

Votes: 1,128

11. I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In 2072 Rome, Italy, the ruthless CEO of a TV network plots to stage a modern series of gladiator games for ratings while one 'contenstant' learns of a conspiracy behind the true nature of the results.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jared Martin, Fred Williamson, Howard Ross, Eleonora Brigliadori

Votes: 815

12. Rats - Notte di terrore (1984)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic Earth, a group of punk friends find themselves against millions of bloodthirsty rats - but the weirdest is yet to come.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Geretta Geretta, Massimo Vanni, Gianni Franco

Votes: 1,982

13. A Man Called Rage (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic world, a soldier of fortune enters "The Forbidden Land" to find uranium that will help save mankind. However, a rival adventurer is also after the uranium, but for his own ends.

Director: Tonino Ricci | Stars: Bruno Minniti, Stelio Candelli, Werner Pochath, Taida Urruzola

Votes: 108

14. L'ultimo guerriero (1984)

95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

After a nuclear holocaust, as the rest of society regresses to primitivism, a small, "elite" group that has managed to escape radioactive contamination takes it upon itself to exterminate ... See full summary »

Director: Romolo Guerrieri | Stars: William Mang, Marina Costa, Harrison Muller, Woody Strode

Votes: 164

15. Hands of Steel (1986)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A cyborg is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands. He fails and hides in a diner in a desert run by a woman who likes him. The people who sent him are after him and so is the local arm wrestling champ.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, Claudio Cassinelli, George Eastman

Votes: 1,789

16. Lone Runner (1986)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Summerking's daughter has been kidnapped, and the legendary hero of the desert comes to her rescue as he did when she was young. The Lone Runner proves to be an unstoppable hero with ... See full summary »

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Savina Gersak, Donald Hodson, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 128

17. Urban Warriors (1987)

90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Three technicians working in an underground laboratory discover that a nuclear war has destroyed most of the aboveground world. After a brief search for food, the trio find that gangs of ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Vari | Stars: Bruno Bilotta, Alex Vitale, Bjorn Hammer, Maurice Poli

Votes: 92

18. Interzone (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Humans fight mutants in a post-holocaust world.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Bruce Abbott, Beatrice Ring, Teagan Clive, John Armstead

Votes: 268

19. Il giustiziere del Bronx (1989)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic New York City, a cyborg goes on a killing spree.

Director: Vanio Amici | Stars: Gabriele Gori, Margie Newton, Chuck Valenti, Rod Robinson

Votes: 195

20. Flight from Paradise (1990)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic society, an old man tells the legend of a strange medal to two children. In flashback, we learn that after a nuclear catastrophe, two teenagers were living in an artificial ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Pasculli | Stars: Fabrice Josso, Inés Sastre, Horst Buchholz, Aurore Clément

Votes: 41



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