Post-apocalyptic films history

Timeline created by joanne666
In Film
  • Metropolis

    Metropolis
    Metropolis takes place in a dystopian society where wealthy intellectuals rule from vast tower complexes, oppressing the workers who live in the depths below them.
    fear of industrial revolution
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
  • On The Beach

    On The Beach
    The story is set in a future 1964, in the months following World War III. The conflict has devastated the northern hemisphere, polluting the atmosphere with nuclear fallout and killing all life. While the bombs were confined to the northern hemisphere, air currents are slowly carrying the fallout south. The only areas still habitable are in the far southern hemisphere, like Australia. from Australia, survivors detect an incomprehensible Morse code signal from the United States in San Diego.
  • Day of the Triffids

    Day of the Triffids
    Triffids are giant plants with the ability to kill with a poisonous sting; a man wakes up in hospital with his eyes bandaged and has missed an unusual meteor shower that has blinded most people on Earth. He finds the population struggling to stay alive with this sudden affliction, some cooperating, and some fighting: after just a few days society is collapsing with the Triffids preying on the survivors.
    Enviromental disaster film
  • Planet of the Apes

    Planet of the Apes
    The film tells the story of an astronaut crew who crash-land on a strange planet in the distant future. Although the planet appears desolate at first, the surviving crew members stumble upon a society in which apes have evolved into creatures with human-like intelligence and speech. The apes have assumed the role of the dominant species and humans are mute creatures wearing animal skins. post nuclear disaster / after the cold war.
  • The Omega Man

    The Omega Man
    Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.
  • Logan's Run

    Logan's Run
    After a Nuclear war, people live in a domed city of the future where everyone dies (“Renewed”) at age 30. Anyone who disagrees and tries to escape the city is tracked down by Sandmen and murdered. Logan, a Sandman is forced to search for “Sanctuary” – a place to which people have apparently escaped.
    post nuclear war film
  • Sleeping Dogs

    Sleeping Dogs
    Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions
  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead
    we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on.and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism
  • Mad Max 2

    Mad Max 2
    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 is an ex police man with a suped up sports car and sawn off shotgun who defends a band of settlers working an oil refinery against the crazed gang
  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later
    British animal liberation activists break into a laboratory in Cambridge and are caught by a scientist while trying to free some chimpanzees being used for medical research. Despite the warnings of the chief scientist that the chimps are infected with a virus dubbed "Rage," which he claims is highly contagious and only takes one bite to spread, the activists open the cages anyway and release the chimpanzees. A chimp attacks a female activist and immediately infects her,
    pandemic of virus
  • I am Legend

    I am Legend
    Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
  • 9

    9
    A rag doll that awakens in a post-apocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation. computer-animated science fiction action/adventure film directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.
  • The Book of Eli

    The Book of Eli
    Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, Eli travels on foot toward the west coast of the United States. Along the way, he demonstrates uncanny survival and fighting skills, hunting wildlife and swiftly defeating a group of highway bandits who try to ambush him. Searching for a source of water, he arrives in a ramshackle town built and overseen by Carnegie.he dreams of building more towns and controlling the people by using the power of a certain book.His henchmen scour the desolate landscape