So my talented and funny friend Brock Wilbur has just started an amazing series of reviews on movies about the apocalypse or post-apocalypse (though he missed out by not calling it the A-Brock-Alypse). You can see the first post here.
But it reminded me of how many post-apocalyptic films there are, even if you exclude zombie movies totally.
Off the top of my head, here are some interesting post-apocalyptic films I've seen:
Pulse (the Japanese version, not the American remake)
Virus (the Japanese film starring Chuck Connors and Toshiro Mifune, not that American film about a possessed ship or something)
Panic in the Year Zero (a rather fascinating '50s examination of the aftermath of a nuclear war, hidden in a B-movie)
The War Game (the Peter Watkins faux-documentary that got commissioned and then banned by the BBC)
The Mad Max films
Here are some post-apocalyptic films I have yet to see, but want to:
On the Beach
When the Wind Blows (supposed to be really really heartbreaking)
Steel Dawn (Fistful of Dollars in the post-apocalypse!)
The Day After
Defcon-4 (though the title is misleading. Defcon 1 should be the one that makes you scared)...
Brock is going to be reviewing some 52 films in total! I'm looking forward to seeing what he reviews, as such a large number will require going beyond the usual suspects, as well as zombie films and Italian Mad Max rip-offs (I'm looking at you, Warrior of the Lost World!).