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Offline NickNascati

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Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« 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?

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #1 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
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Offline Johnno

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #2 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.

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Offline Mrs. Esterhouse

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 05:04:45 AM »
I liked The Colony

Offline bandit86

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 06:56:44 AM »
Tooth and Nail was good (stupid reason for the end of the world)
The Day
Barbarella: What's that screaming? A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming...
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Offline therepoman

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 09:47:07 AM »
Hell Comes to Frogtown.
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Offline joekano

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #6 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
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 06:22:53 PM by joekano »
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Offline waitwhat

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #7 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?

Offline GDonk

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #8 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.

Offline DivisMal

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #9 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?

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #10 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...
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 11:32:29 AM by Daeothar »

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Offline Sir_Theo

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 09:35:02 AM »
Not a film, but I enjoy the TV series (on Amazon) Into the Badlands.

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #12 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.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 09:39:37 AM by Plynkes »
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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #13 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 .
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 10:48:50 AM by tin shed gamer »

Offline Dags

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Re: Post-Apocalyptic Movies?
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2019, 11:46:09 AM »
Let's depress everyone and suggest "Threads"