Post-Apocalyptic Top 3

Post-Apocalyptic is a big genre right now, especially in current television shows and movies.  From zombie outbreaks to alien invasions, post-nuclear attacks to worldwide technological crashes, and even natural disasters that destroy modern civilization – you have access to your favorite end-of-the-world scenario in many forms.

However, when recommending post-apocalyptic as a genre, what are your top 3?  I will happily start this, though mine are all visual in form (but it takes talent to write a good screenplay or tv show episode, as well):

1)      Falling Skies (tv show)

2)      Elysium (movie)

3)      The Road (movie)

And the final season of the television show Fringe is definitely a close fourth.

But enough from me, what are your top three?  Please, comment below to let us know.

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

10 comments

    1. I want to add that I love a good natural disaster movie. One of my favorites was “Independence Day” and also “Volcano” with tommy Lee Jones. Oh, and that made me think of Dante’s Peak. There really are a lot of good ones!

  1. First of all, really like Fringe and Dollhouse though I haven’t seen the final episodes of either yet. Anyway, off the top of my head — caveats for the first two — Terminator 2. Most of it took place in what was then the present but of course a coming apocalypse hangs over the whole thing..that movie was amazing in 1991, especially to a ten-year-old. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick (which is more dystopian really but has a world ending feeling and of course it has PKD’s crazy brilliance). I Am Legend by Richard Matheson — wonderfully desolate last man on earth tone (and vampires).

    1. Oh, I love I Am Legend! I completely forgot about that one – wow. The future bits from Terminator 2 are definitely a great example, as well. I’ve never heard of your second suggestion, though. I’ll definitely be giving it a look.

      Thanks for the comment, and have a lovely day! ^-^

  2. Woah I have definitely not watched those episodes. I’m going to immediately. I miss Dollhouse.

    The Walking Dead is definitely my favorite. Or is that considered dystopian?

    Dead Snow is really good movie. A group of medical students go on vacation and find nazi zombies and treasure.. It really can’t get better than that.

    1. I think The Walking Dead could easily fit into both categories, to be honest. Although, I should probably point out that I’ve only read about the show rather than watched it so I could be wrong.

      I’ve never heard of your third suggestion but it sounds amazing. It also sounds like something that could be really good or really bad, depending on how it’s done. Sort of like Iron Sky, if you’ve ever heard of that one, which is actually an example of a bad movie done really, really well.

      Anyway, thanks for your comment and have a lovely day!

  3. Walking Dead is definitely up there for me as well. Zombies have become this trendy icon, bringing up such interesting issues. When would you ever find a reason to kill a member of your family? (Unless, you know, you really hated them.) Another favorite of mine is the movie 28 Days Later.

  4. Personally I lean more dystopian than post-apocalyptic… but I Am Legend is on-topic, and one of my favorite books of all time. I think it’s hard to take an idea that’s been done numerous times and make it into something that feels new. That’s the greatest accomplishment of Matheson’s best book, in my opinion. The loneliness of the main character is also so well-realized… makes me want to give it another read.

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