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I need a list of good doom/shtf movies..

 
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In a lot of ways, Outbreak is a better film than Contagion. A true pandemic if it gets out of a controlled area, would be a scourge.

It ends a little too happy clappy. You can bet, if it was isolated to one region and without any hope, there is a good chance that they're burn it out.

Very good.

The Road is extremely depressing as is Melancholia. Both are good films just be prepared.

It is very hard to find, but the BBC made a tv series called Survivors (not the old one, the remake). While both were good, the newer one was better in my opinion (but there were very smart aspects of the old one especially in talking to strangers for the first time post-collapse).

If you can find it, please watch it. It realistically deals with an outbreak and some people who seem immune or have recovered, and then how to go one with society with so many dead. Then you would have pockets of very fearful paranoid people (they did an excellent episode on that), the problems with governance, agriculture, scavenging for goods post-collapse, altering morals, etc.

We're driven to want to watch a happy cathartic drama, but that's not always the case, and I liked the balance in this very fine series. It ran for about two seasons (seems like it ends abruptly as I recall).


I really liked Jericho, but things were too easy for a post-nuclear release film in all honesty. They never really had to worry about fallout, which made little sense, nor issues with winter or even electronics from EMP.
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How did no one post "The Road"?
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Because it's depressing. I saw it but I won't watch it again and I never recommend it.
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too depressing ...I need happy,happy teotwawkiapplause2
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How did no one post "The Road"?
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Because it's depressing. I saw it but I won't watch it again and I never recommend it.
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The movie was seriously lacking in the unrelenting depression of the novel. And subtly changes the motivation of the father.

Not a bad adaptation, just not everything that I wanted.
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Re: I need a list of good doom/shtf movies..
here's a lesser known one:

The Trigger Effect (1996)

It's about what happens when there is a prolonged power outage and how it influences the psyche of individuals.
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Thanks there,

OP, I will give you the most dramatic, horrible, piece of doom in the history of cinema. It is a bizarre BBC production, aired prime time some Friday around the 80s. It is apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic. It is based on a previous documentary (considered to terrible to be aired) that related the events unfolding during an hypothetic massive nuclear interchange between nations and focusing the action in a worker's england city. I assure you this is the most disturbing film I have ever watched, and I have watch many (I think) horror films: from zombies to serial killers, from gore to sadness. This is the one film you wont be able to forget during several days, and will go with you at bed for sure. Doom is the genre. Do not be afraid from what I said, it is good. You should be patient during the first twenty minutes, it is 30 years old and the pacing is slower, on the other hand the introduction is need to construct an emotional core around the protagonists. There are some minor footage taken from Dresden Bombardment and also an scene in a hospital where several injuries and blood can be seen. Apart from that, it is not naive, nobody dies on screen, and nevertheless, you experiment the sorriness and the panic to a nuclear attack and the nuclear winter coming next. Cheers!
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I think the previous poster means "Threads" the post-apocalyptic nuclear war film. There's a scene of the survivors that are suffering terrible cancers that sticks in my mind. It is compelling.

For someone like me of another generation, well we grew up constantly concerned about the Soviet Union and an accidental or intentional launch. Things seem more stable now, but the sure is a lot of old bombs and material that some fool could use.

The US has leaking chemical weapons that have never been properly disposed of, despite the fact that it's been budgeted for. It's only a matter of time before an incident occurs with them.
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Personal faves:

The Road (post nuclear war)(brutal)

Threads (pre and post nuclear war)(real brutal for 1982)

Another Earth (yes another Earth)

Melancholia (collision doom)

Last Night (somewhat funny at times, what people do before the sun explodes)

Night of the Comet (an oldie but goodie)

Love (man is stranded on the ISS and Houston is not responding, or anyone else for that matter)

When the Wind Blows (animated-but..it is the saddest post apoc. movie you will see, you will cry)

Children of Men (great)
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Re: I need a list of good doom/shtf movies..
here's a lesser known one:

The Trigger Effect (1996)

It's about what happens when there is a prolonged power outage and how it influences the psyche of individuals.
 Quoting: ANHEDONIC


Thanks there,

OP, I will give you the most dramatic, horrible, piece of doom in the history of cinema. It is a bizarre BBC production, aired prime time some Friday around the 80s. It is apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic. It is based on a previous documentary (considered to terrible to be aired) that related the events unfolding during an hypothetic massive nuclear interchange between nations and focusing the action in a worker's england city. I assure you this is the most disturbing film I have ever watched, and I have watch many (I think) horror films: from zombies to serial killers, from gore to sadness. This is the one film you wont be able to forget during several days, and will go with you at bed for sure. Doom is the genre. Do not be afraid from what I said, it is good. You should be patient during the first twenty minutes, it is 30 years old and the pacing is slower, on the other hand the introduction is need to construct an emotional core around the protagonists. There are some minor footage taken from Dresden Bombardment and also an scene in a hospital where several injuries and blood can be seen. Apart from that, it is not naive, nobody dies on screen, and nevertheless, you experiment the sorriness and the panic to a nuclear attack and the nuclear winter coming next. Cheers!
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Lol. The film is called:

"Thread"

^.^
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I think the previous poster means "Threads" the post-apocalyptic nuclear war film. There's a scene of the survivors that are suffering terrible cancers that sticks in my mind. It is compelling.

For someone like me of another generation, well we grew up constantly concerned about the Soviet Union and an accidental or intentional launch. Things seem more stable now, but the sure is a lot of old bombs and material that some fool could use.

The US has leaking chemical weapons that have never been properly disposed of, despite the fact that it's been budgeted for. It's only a matter of time before an incident occurs with them.
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hf

watching all the "duck and cover" (for the US9 and the other british state propaganda on how to act given a nuclear attack was a very interesting experience (Im in my thirties).
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I think the previous poster means "Threads" the post-apocalyptic nuclear war film. There's a scene of the survivors that are suffering terrible cancers that sticks in my mind. It is compelling.

For someone like me of another generation, well we grew up constantly concerned about the Soviet Union and an accidental or intentional launch. Things seem more stable now, but the sure is a lot of old bombs and material that some fool could use.

The US has leaking chemical weapons that have never been properly disposed of, despite the fact that it's been budgeted for. It's only a matter of time before an incident occurs with them.
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hf

watching all the "duck and cover" (for the US9 and the other british state propaganda on how to act given a nuclear attack was a very interesting experience (Im in my thirties).
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you mean the Protect and Survive series? That has the most creeptastic music at the end of each segment. I can't be alone in a room with that on, hair stands up on the back of my neck., I get so creeped out.

If you look and listen close, some of these P&S videos were in the backround on the TV during Threads, when people were going about their business. I can see that happening.
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Blackout

Documentary style extended lights out in England.
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[link to www.youtube.com] people of G-dg
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They Live and the campy Night of the Comet.
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"They Live" is required reading...

"the Road" also seems to be mostly instructions to me as well...I love the actor in that, so FINE...

"The Core" woke me up to doom...
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I think the previous poster means "Threads" the post-apocalyptic nuclear war film. There's a scene of the survivors that are suffering terrible cancers that sticks in my mind. It is compelling.

For someone like me of another generation, well we grew up constantly concerned about the Soviet Union and an accidental or intentional launch. Things seem more stable now, but the sure is a lot of old bombs and material that some fool could use.

The US has leaking chemical weapons that have never been properly disposed of, despite the fact that it's been budgeted for. It's only a matter of time before an incident occurs with them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 41713542


hf

watching all the "duck and cover" (for the US9 and the other british state propaganda on how to act given a nuclear attack was a very interesting experience (Im in my thirties).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 46981507


you mean the Protect and Survive series? That has the most creeptastic music at the end of each segment. I can't be alone in a room with that on, hair stands up on the back of my neck., I get so creeped out.

If you look and listen close, some of these P&S videos were in the backround on the TV during Threads, when people were going about their business. I can see that happening.
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Yep! That is what I meant^^ So authentic..

That sound; I can relate to what you feel, can even imagine what it would elicite in me if I were older (also, figure out growing as a boy in the 50s forced to watch duck and cover -in the US- neurosis are assured) but to me it is such an autentic sound I extracted it from a video and use it for incoming SMS (in my nerdy nerdness)

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Dr. Strangelove
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Re: I need a list of good doom/shtf movies..
Thanks for all the great suggestions, I didn't expect such in-depth descriptions... soo awesome..thank you all for taking the time!!hf

Anyone else want to share??bump
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Tv: the event aired in 2010 i think
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Deep Impact. Best comet doom ever.
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Day of the Triffids





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Re: I need a list of good doom/shtf movies..
Not a film, but I thought I'd add Cyberstorm.. currently reading it, so far a very good book about what the aftermath of a massive Cyber Attack would look like.
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THE ROAD

That's the real thing.
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Has anybody mentioned 12 monkeys yet?
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I loved it.
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THE ROAD

That's the real thing.
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I was looking for a movie to watch tonight and it looks like "The Road" is the one..

Everyone is talking very doomy about it..

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