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Apr. 19, 2013by: Alex Maidy

The Ten Spot: Best Post-Apocalyptic Movies (Video Edition)

With OBLIVION opening today, I spent some time reflecting on my favorite post-apocalyptic movies. As a sub-genre, the post-apocalyptic story can take the mode of everything from a comedy like ZOMBIELAND to a stark drama like ON THE BEACH. Sometimes, it can even be a family movie like 9 or an action movie like CYBORG. But, in all of the history of film, these films are the ones that I remember best. This is by all means not a comprehensive list, just my ten best. If you have any others that didn't make the cut, share it in the Talk Backs below.
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2:42AM on 04/19/2013
I don't really see how Escape From New York is a post-apocalyptic movie. It certainly depicts a dystopian world, but post-apocalyptic implies that there has been some sort of apocalypse. The films opening narration indicates that crime has risen 400% and later in the film it's revealed that the US is at war with China and the Soviet Union, but neither of those things is really apocalyptic.
I don't really see how Escape From New York is a post-apocalyptic movie. It certainly depicts a dystopian world, but post-apocalyptic implies that there has been some sort of apocalypse. The films opening narration indicates that crime has risen 400% and later in the film it's revealed that the US is at war with China and the Soviet Union, but neither of those things is really apocalyptic.
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