List of Best Apocalyptic movies

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  1. gwartney

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    Entertainment weekly made a list of their top 52 Apocalyptic movies. They took the ratings from IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, and their own to come up with a point system (The last number on the right). The whole article can be found at EW.com/apocalypse

    1 Dr. Strangelove... (1964) 278
    2 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 276
    3 WALL*E (2008) 274
    - Dawn of the Dead (1978) 268
    4 The Terminator (1984) 268
    6 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) 266
    - Children of Men (2006) 265
    7 Fail-Safe (1964) 265
    - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 263
    9 The Road Warrior (1981) 263
    11 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 257
    12 Night of the Living Dead (1968) 256
    13 The Thing (1982) 254
    - Shaun of the Dead (2004) 251
    14 Snowpiercer (2013) 251
    - Planet of the Apes (1968) 249
    16 Twelve Monkeys (1995) 249
    - Akira (1988) 248
    18 Zombieland (2009) 248
    - 28 Days Later (2002) 244
    - The Hunger Games (2012) 244
    - Last Night (1998) 244
    20 This Is the End (2013) 244
    24 The War of the Worlds (1953) 243
    - Dawn of the Dead (2004) 242
    25 Melancholia (2011) 242
    27 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) 240
    - Delicatessen (1991) 239
    28 The World's End (2013) 239
    30 The Matrix (1999) 234
    - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) 231
    - Contagion (2011) 231
    - Juan of the Dead (2012) 231
    31 Testament (1983) 231
    35 The Dead Zone (1983) 230
    - A Boy and His Dog (1975) 228
    - Dogma (1999) 228
    36 Dredd (2012) 228
    - Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) 225
    39 World War Z (2013) 225
    41 Miracle Mile (1989) 224
    - The Return of the Living Dead (1985) 223
    42 Warm Bodies (2013) 223
    44 28 Weeks Later (2007) 221
    - Mad Max (1979) 218
    45 The Matrix Reloaded (2003) 218
    - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) 216
    47 Time of the Wolf (2003) 216
    - I Am Lengend (2007) 215
    - Monsters (2010) 215
    - The Road (2009) 215
    49 Soylent Green (1973) 215
     
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    My first reaction is that they forgot to include the original "Escape from New York." If Mad Max is included, surely "Escape" qualifies. I would have it in the top ten.
     
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    I have #9 on in the background right now.
     
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    The new Apes movie is baller.
     
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    Oh, and I don't mean the new Tyler Perry flick.
     
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    I need to go see that this week.
     
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    Skimmed the top-25

    Omega Man and The World, The Flesh and the Devil got hosed. :no:
     
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    Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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    Magazine always fuck up royally when they try to make these lists. I can understand leaving out Water World but not Escape from New York or Omega Man. (I haven't seen the other two)
     
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    Dawn of the Dead from the 2000's is my favorite zombie movie.
     
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    Dr. Strangelove at #1 is overrated IMO. I've seen it about three times and had to read the book for a class in college. I understand that it's Kubrick and Sellers and Scott, etc. and it's a political satire but that doesn't make it a great apocalyptic movie.

    If i have to spell Apocalypse in any form one more time, I'm going to quit the internet.
     
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    I know lists are always subjective but this one is extra shitty. This is The End comes in before The Thing and The Matrix? They also put Warm Bodies and World War Z on the list? This really is a bad list.
     
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    My favorite is called 100 Bodybags: The Bloodbath on the Streets of Oslo @garypagetwo
     
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    I'd like to fuck whoever put together that list right in the face with a rusty spiked AIDS covered dildo.
     
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    i was thinking about watching snowpiercer because it is available on Demand. has anypone seen this yet? i have heard good things
     
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    where's the movie review thread? i just saw the raid 2 and i liked it although the 150 minute run time was a bit much