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Title: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: NickNascati on February 03, 2019, 02:04:58 AM
All,
      It seems that whenever I search through Netflix or other sources for PA movies, I get not much more than variations on "The Road" or "Mad Max".  I would love to find films that feature skirmish actions between groups of the sort that most of us game.  Groups that look like the Lead Adventure minis.  Anyone have any suggestions?
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Oldben1 on February 03, 2019, 03:28:32 AM
28 Days Later
Zombie Land
Cyborg
Waterworld
12 Monkeys
A Boy and his Dog
SNowpiercer
I am Legend (or the Omega Man)
Day of the Triphids
Running Man
Matrix
Terminator 1
WHen I was a kid I loved a British show called "The Survivors:
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Johnno on February 03, 2019, 04:31:14 AM
How It Ends was good. But would be really small skirmish 2-3 figures per side but not akin to LAF miniatures...

The 100 and The Rain were decent t.v. series. Larger battles but again I think the miniature styles of LAF are too P.A.

Can't put masks on all the actors because casual watchers will be unable to tell anyone apart.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Mrs. Esterhouse on February 03, 2019, 05:04:45 AM
I liked The Colony
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: bandit86 on February 03, 2019, 06:56:44 AM
Tooth and Nail was good (stupid reason for the end of the world)
The Day
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: therepoman on February 04, 2019, 09:47:07 AM
Hell Comes to Frogtown.
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Post by: joekano on February 04, 2019, 06:17:30 PM
Reign of Fire
Appleseed Alpha (other movies in the series have elements that also take place i the wastelands)
Daybreakers
Elysium
Resident Evil

If you're into comics as well, the Scout series may also be of interest:
https://www.amazon.com/Scout-Vol-1-v/dp/1933305959/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1549300859&sr=8-2&keywords=tim+truman+scout (https://www.amazon.com/Scout-Vol-1-v/dp/1933305959/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1549300859&sr=8-2&keywords=tim+truman+scout)
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: waitwhat on February 04, 2019, 07:20:46 PM
Children of Men
Delicatessen
Things to Come
Cloud Atlas
Monsters
Annihilation
...
Wall-e (well it is)

I don't think anyone's filmed On the Beach or Ridfley Walker or After London yet have they?
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: GDonk on February 04, 2019, 08:54:13 PM

I don't think anyone's filmed On the Beach or Ridfley Walker or After London yet have they?
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There's a 1959 version of On the Beach - don't know if its available on any current format.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: DivisMal on February 04, 2019, 10:58:01 PM
Hell
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_(2011_film)

Dredd
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
I am Legend (the novel is sooooo much better, though, due to its clever ending twist)
Godzilla

...and has anyone named Zardoz?
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Daeothar on February 08, 2019, 09:23:41 AM
Day of the Jugger
Soldier
Extinction
Spectral
Revolt
The Colony
Icepiercer
The Resident Evil series
The Darkest Dawn
Children of Men
and the best title ever: Navy SEALs vs. Zombies lol

+++EDIT+++ Just to inform; I got all of the above titles from the Netflix app on my phone. This may be a regional thing, but right now, Netflix appears to be flooded with post-apoc material...
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Sir_Theo on February 08, 2019, 09:35:02 AM
Not a film, but I enjoy the TV series (on Amazon) Into the Badlands.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Plynkes on February 08, 2019, 09:36:52 AM
There's always "The Bed Sitting Room", providing you don't mind an absurd, Monty Pythonish type of apocalypse.

I've never seen the film of "On the Beach", but it is one of my favourite books. Bloody depressing, mind.



Edit: Just to be clear, neither of these contain skirmishing or any combat as far as I remember. But they are noteworthy nonetheless.
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Post by: tin shed gamer on February 08, 2019, 10:36:42 AM
The Survivor's (as mentioned but not the 2008 remake the 70s original.)

A boy and his dog has great potential for a skirmish game telepathic dogs acting as a combat radar. Robot's
 Dressed as mid western farmlands. Mutants, religioud cults . whats not to love.
The Changes. A childrens tv series back from a time when it was perfectly acceptable to send your children to bed terrified. Post technology break down ( all technology/electronics starts emitting sounds that turn most people homicidal . And technophonic cults and superstition become the norm.)

The Omega chronicles, and Scanners.more dystopian than post apocalyptic.

Escape from New York.

Logan's Run.( both film and tv series)

The last train. (Couldn't for the life of me remember its name.had to look it up)
Tv series . starts with survivors waking up on a train having been cryogenically frozen . To a Britian post asteroid strike .
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Dags on February 08, 2019, 11:46:09 AM
Let's depress everyone and suggest "Threads"
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Post by: Brummie Thug on February 08, 2019, 05:12:35 PM
Doomsday 2008

The Omega Man

The Book of Eli

Waterworld

Stakeland

The Postman. (The book is far superior imo)

The Day 2011

The Blood of Heroes

Damnation Alley

28 Days Later

Turbo kid

The Stand. (not seen the movie but the book is cool)



Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: 6milPhil on February 09, 2019, 12:14:47 AM
A Boy and his Dog perhaps? been a while since I last watched it tbh...

Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: NickNascati on February 09, 2019, 12:59:13 AM
Thanks to all for the suggestions.  I've seen most of the films mentioned at least once.  Still not quite what I am looking for.  The Lead Adventure Post-Apocalyptic figures must have drawn their inspiration from something.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 09, 2019, 09:38:05 AM
Let's depress everyone and suggest "Threads"
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-M_JB7UcIew0/XCOvdjvrbJI/AAAAAAAAEhE/dCCP5h0ku_sU48fzkgeOwiceCcSCX6aCgCLcBGAs/s1600/festiveviewing.png)
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 09, 2019, 09:44:49 AM
Okay, it is television but there is always "Jericho" (first time I remember seeing Lenny James in anything).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jericho_(2006_TV_series) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jericho_(2006_TV_series))

What did irritate was how long it took for the power to cut out.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Silent Invader on February 09, 2019, 11:24:16 AM
The Lead Adventure Post-Apocalyptic figures must have drawn their inspiration from something.

I thought it was Metro 2033 (game then movie), not that I’ve played or seen either.

NB: Perhaps only a coincidence but it is one of the examples listed in the forum sub-heading which dates back to when Prof W of LAM ran the forum  (“Post Apocalyptic Tskes: Apocalypse, Zombies, Fallout, Mad Max, Metro 2033, Stalker”)
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: 6milPhil on February 09, 2019, 12:59:53 PM
The Lead Adventure Post-Apocalyptic figures must have drawn their inspiration from something.

You could always ask them.  ???
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: NickNascati on February 09, 2019, 08:41:34 PM
"Stalker" seems unfortunately to only be available in Russian, no English subtitles.  However, I did just look up Metro 2033, and the images seem pretty spot on for the LA figures.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: ecurtz on February 10, 2019, 01:27:04 AM
Stalker is certainly available subtitled and well worth the watch if you're a film fan but I don't think it had any influence on the figures you mention.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Vanvlak on February 10, 2019, 09:57:11 AM
There's always "The Bed Sitting Room", providing you don't mind an absurd, Monty Pythonish type of apocalypse.

I've never seen the film of "On the Beach", but it is one of my favourite books. Bloody depressing, mind.



Edit: Just to be clear, neither of these contain skirmishing or any combat as far as I remember. But they are noteworthy nonetheless.
Plynkes, thank you, I'd never heard of 'The Bed Sitting Room', but judging by the trailer it's brilliantly lunatic, my favourite flavour of the apocalypse. There's a full version (I think) on YouTube.
Quite the opposite to The Beach, or at least the book, which IS good, but devastating.

Threads is the one set in Sheffield with steam tractors, right? 
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 10, 2019, 03:04:06 PM
Threads is the one set in Sheffield with steam tractors, right?
Certainly in Sheffield, I have still to watch my festive viewing (I watched it when it was broadcast). Not sure if I want to do it was a noble bill with The War Game.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: NurgleHH on February 10, 2019, 11:12:25 PM
I thought it was Metro 2033 (game then movie), not that I’ve played or seen either.

NB: Perhaps only a coincidence but it is one of the examples listed in the forum sub-heading which dates back to when Prof W of LAM ran the forum  (“Post Apocalyptic Tskes: Apocalypse, Zombies, Fallout, Mad Max, Metro 2033, Stalker”)
I think there are three Books Metro2033, Metro2034 and Metro2035. The Russian Movie Stalker are also influence for the range, the road, water world and resident evil.


One more movie missing is The book of Eli...

Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: FionaWhite on February 11, 2019, 01:00:59 AM
Perhaps not quite what anyone here was asking for but for hilarity's sake and on the animation side of things, the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series had a Mad Max-esque special feature consisting of 3 episodes made into a single movie-length film called Raphael: Mutant Apocalypse.
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Post by: Kamandi on February 11, 2019, 04:45:24 AM
How about The Tripods.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086818/

I like the world building in the three TV movies based on Gene Roddenbery's PAX background:
Genesis II
Planet Earth
Strange New World
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Planet-earth-roddenberry-saxon-muldaur.jpg

Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Sir_Theo on February 11, 2019, 09:15:36 AM
Another one on the humorous side. The Rowdy Roddy Piper classic 'Hell comes to Frogtown' is particularly recommended, if you like so bad they are good films. Some ideas for factions for a PA wargames too!
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Post by: Dr Mathias on February 12, 2019, 12:56:51 AM
The first twenty minutes of the new Lego Movie (Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) is set in Apocalypseburg and was clearly inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road. There are some new kits out as well.

Not going to lie I'm building at least one vehicle based off something I saw :)
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Terry37 on February 12, 2019, 04:51:51 AM
The best one I've seen in a good while is Scorched Earth. In my mind a real sleeper. Not the high quality of ht latter Mad Max or Eli, but I liked it enough to buy a copy. Has it all, one tough female bounty hunter, Mad Maxian cars, plenty of action and great costumes all wrapped up in a very entertaining story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw7_4lmwyiY

Terry
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Brummie Thug on February 12, 2019, 12:31:40 PM
Thanks to all for the suggestions.  I've seen most of the films mentioned at least once.  Still not quite what I am looking for.  The Lead Adventure Post-Apocalyptic figures must have drawn their inspiration from something.

You need to grab the Metro 2033 books then
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: NickNascati on February 12, 2019, 01:20:08 PM
Indeed.  However, the first book is currently unavailable in English for Kindle!
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Brummie Thug on February 12, 2019, 02:31:47 PM
Stalker games may be another.

How odd. I can get it on Amazon.co.uk fine yet on Amazon.com its blanked out for kindle edition.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: NickNascati on February 12, 2019, 02:57:22 PM
Yeah, I don't quite understand it.  If a Kindle version exists, it does!
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Post by: kalebdaark on March 11, 2019, 07:26:05 PM
If you want a good laugh from some "B" movies, try:

She
2020 Texas Gladiators
America 3000

If you want a nice tough gritty one try  DefCon4

All have stuff worth emulating in a game.

Enjoy!
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Post by: Skipper on April 10, 2019, 11:34:42 PM
Nemesis.   at least I think it was the title.

Cherry 3000. (With a young Meg Ryan)

Blade Runner.  (Not a perfect match)

Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: SBRPearce on April 14, 2019, 04:29:45 PM
The 1959 film of On The Beach is stark, devastating and about 35 minutes too long. You'll never want to listen to "Waltzing Matilda" again.

The 2000 remake starring Armand Assante (WTF?) is abysmal. Don't waste your time.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Battle Brush Sigur on April 15, 2019, 02:35:59 PM
Day of the Jugger

This is the important one. Best sports film too. Wish we had this one on Netflix here. Love it to bits.
Title: Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
Post by: Pench on April 15, 2019, 06:17:19 PM
Anyone knows "The end of August at the hotel Ozone"? It goes by various names ("End of the world at ...", "Late August at ..."). It's a late 60s film from Czechoslovakia, which makes it even more interesting: old world has collapsed, and a group of Eastern girls travels through a country in ruins, scavenging for survival, totally unaware of the society that used to be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCE5sdKSDR0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCE5sdKSDR0)