Post apocalyptic films

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    post-apocalyptic films during this period

  • Metropolis

    Information on film1920s – fear of industrialisation, post war technological advances etc.
  • On the beach

    Information on filmNuclear annihilation in a post-apocalyptic world in On the Beach
  • The Omega Man

    Information on filmComing out as Vietnam raged, this Charlton Heston 1971 film told the story of a world where biological warfare had killed most humans or turned them into nocturnal vampires.
  • Mad Max

    Information on filmMel Gibson starred in this 1979 Australian film, which came to define a whole genre of post-apocalyptic movies in which a rugged hero battles across a wasteland searching for fuel and food. It spawned many rip-offs.
  • Mad Max 2

    Information on filmThe second film in the Mad Max trilogy begins with a classic prologue back-story; a narrator informs us that the world has “crumbled and…The cities have exploded;” and that the world had gone to (Nuclear) war. The survivors roam the countryside in feral biker gangs with oil the main commodity, the film’s comic-book post-apocalyptic/punk style has been copied endlessly. Max (Mel Gibson) is an ex police man with a suped up sports car and sawn off shotgun who defends a band of settlers working an o
  • Delicatessen

    Information on filmThis story is centered on a microcosm of a post-apocalyptic society where food is so rare it’s extremely valuable and used as currency. The story centers on an apartment building with a delicatessen on the ground floor. The owner of the eatery also owns the apartment building and he is in need of a new maintenance man since the original “mysteriously” disappeared. A former clown applies for the job and the butcher’s intent is to have him work for a little while and then serve him to quirky tenan
  • The day the earth stood still

    Information on filmThis version replaces the Cold War theme of nuclear warfare with the contemporary issue of humankind's environmental damage to the planet. It follows Klaatu, an alien sent to try to change human behavior or eradicate them from Earth.