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The Day After

The Day After
The Day After
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 2 Primetime Emmys. 6 wins & 11 nominations total
Writer: Edward Hume
Actors: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Day After” is a 1983 television movie that depicts the devastating consequences of a full-scale nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. The film follows the lives of several individuals before, during, and after the nuclear attack, highlighting the immediate aftermath and the long-term effects on society and the survivors.

Testament

Testament
Testament
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Carol Amen, John Sacret Young
Actors: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Testament movie is about a renowned lawyer who leaves a video will for his estranged daughter, revealing a shocking secret that could change her life forever. As she unravels the truth, she must confront her past and make difficult decisions that will determine her future.

The War Game

The War Game
The War Game
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
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Runtime: 48 min
Genre: Drama, War
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 5 wins total
Writer: Peter Watkins
Actors: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham, Dave Baldwin
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“The War Game” is a 1965 British docudrama film that depicts the aftermath of a nuclear attack on Britain. It portrays the devastating consequences of such an event, including the collapse of society, widespread death, and the breakdown of infrastructure.

When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows
When the Wind Blows
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
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Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Animation, Drama, War
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Raymond Briggs
Actors: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Robin Houston
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“When the Wind Blows” is an animated film that follows an elderly British couple as they prepare for and endure the aftermath of a nuclear attack, highlighting their resilience and the devastating consequences of nuclear war. The film explores their struggles to survive and maintain hope in a post-apocalyptic world.

On the Beach

On the Beach
On the Beach
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 4 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: John Paxton, Nevil Shute
Actors: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire
Language: English
Country: United States
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“On the Beach” is a post-apocalyptic film set in the aftermath of a nuclear war, where the remaining survivors in Australia await the arrival of deadly radiation clouds that will ultimately lead to their demise. As they confront their impending fate, they grapple with the existential questions of hope, love, and the value of life.

The Divide

The Divide
The Divide
Internet Movie Database: 5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
Metacritic: 28/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations
Writer: Karl Mueller, Eron Sheean
Actors: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany, Canada, France
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“The Divide” is a post-apocalyptic thriller about a group of survivors who seek refuge in the basement of an apartment building after a nuclear attack, but their sanity and humanity are tested as tensions rise and resources dwindle, leading to a brutal battle for survival.

The Road

The Road
The Road
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award5 wins & 34 nominations total
Writer: Joe Penhall, Cormac McCarthy
Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Road” is a post-apocalyptic film based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. It follows a father and son as they navigate a desolate and dangerous landscape, struggling to survive and maintain their humanity.

The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth
The Quiet Earth
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 10 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Craig Harrison, Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence
Actors: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith
Language: English, Maori
Country: New Zealand
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“The Quiet Earth” is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film about a man named Zac who wakes up one day to find himself seemingly alone in a world where everyone else has disappeared. As he explores his deserted surroundings, he begins to unravel the mystery behind the event and grapples with his own sanity.

Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile
Miracle Mile
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
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Runtime: 87 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Steve De Jarnatt
Actors: Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, John Agar
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Miracle Mile movie is a thriller that follows a man who receives a phone call warning him of an imminent nuclear attack on Los Angeles. He races against time through the bustling streets of the Miracle Mile neighborhood, desperately trying to escape before the city is destroyed.

The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth
The Last Man on Earth
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
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Runtime: 32S min
Seasons: 4
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. 23 nominations total
Writer: Will Forte
Actors: Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Last Man on Earth” is a post-apocalyptic horror film about the sole survivor of a global pandemic who must navigate a desolate world filled with vampire-like creatures while searching for a cure. As he battles loneliness and his own sanity, he discovers the importance of human connection and the will to survive.

The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli
The Book of Eli
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 16 nominations
Writer: Gary Whitta
Actors: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Book of Eli” is a post-apocalyptic film following a lone warrior named Eli who protects a sacred book as he journeys across a desolate wasteland, facing dangerous obstacles and encounters with those who seek to possess the book’s power.

Children of Men

Children of Men
Children of Men
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 49 wins & 89 nominations total
Writer: Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata
Actors: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Language: English, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Arabic, Georgian, Russian, Serbian
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Japan
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“Children of Men” is a dystopian science fiction film set in a future where humanity has become infertile, and follows a former activist who is tasked with protecting a pregnant woman in a world on the brink of collapse.”

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Awards: 35 wins & 108 nominations
Writer: Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette
Actors: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
Language: English, Korean, French, Japanese, Czech, German
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
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The Snowpiercer movie is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller set on a perpetually-moving train that houses the last remnants of humanity. It follows a group of lower-class passengers as they revolt against the oppressive social hierarchy and fight for a better life.

28 Days Later

28 Days Later
28 Days Later
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 10 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Alex Garland
Actors: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“28 Days Later” is a post-apocalyptic horror film where a man wakes up from a coma to find himself in a world overrun by infected humans, as he and a group of survivors try to find safety and escape the deadly outbreak.

The Postman

The Postman
The Postman
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 14%
Metacritic: 29/100
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Runtime: 177 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 7 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: David Brin, Eric Roth, Brian Helgeland
Actors: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Postman” is a post-apocalyptic film set in a future where a drifter pretends to be a postman and inadvertently inspires hope and resistance against a tyrannical warlord ruling over the survivors. Through his actions, he helps rebuild society and restore communication among the scattered communities.

The Rover

The Rover
The Rover
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: David Michôd, Joel Edgerton
Actors: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy
Language: English, Chinese
Country: Australia, United States
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“The Rover” is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in the Australian outback, where a man’s car is stolen by a gang, prompting him to embark on a relentless pursuit to retrieve it. Along the way, he forms an unlikely alliance with a wounded gang member left behind by his comrades.

The Survivalist

The Survivalist
The Survivalist
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award3 wins & 11 nominations total
Writer: Stephen Fingleton
Actors: Martin McCann, Mia Goth, Olwen Fouéré
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Survivalist” is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in a world devastated by famine. It follows a lone man who must protect his secluded farm from desperate intruders while struggling to survive in a harsh and unforgiving environment.

The Day

The Day
The Day
Internet Movie Database: 5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 87 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Luke Passmore
Actors: Shawn Ashmore, Brianna Barnes, Ashley Bell
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Day” is a post-apocalyptic film that follows a group of survivors as they navigate a desolate world and fight for their lives against a band of ruthless cannibals. The movie explores themes of survival, trust, and the lengths people will go to in order to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Carriers

Carriers
Carriers
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
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Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Àlex Pastor, David Pastor
Actors: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci
Language: English
Country: United States
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The movie “Carriers” is about a group of four friends who are trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a deadly virus, as they navigate through dangerous territories and make difficult choices to protect themselves and find safety.

The Colony

The Colony
The Colony
Internet Movie Database: 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 28/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Jeff Renfroe, Svet Rouskov, Patrick Tarr
Actors: Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton
Language: English
Country: Canada, United States
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“The Colony” is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in a future where Earth has entered a new ice age. The film follows a group of survivors who must battle against cannibalistic beings in order to protect their colony and find a new home.

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