Compilation of (good) Pre/Post Nuclear War Movies

TV & Movies that are either realistic or worthwhile.
No Schwarzeneggerz, monsters, mutants, zombies or aliens (unless they're über cool).

Work in progress - Please email suggestions for the list.


Rating System

A+ A perfect film -
Do not die before seeing it.
A Very good -
Go out of your way to see it.
B Worth taping or copying.
C Worth watching on TV while doing something else too.
D Worth watching on TV if there is nothing else on and you are really lonely or drunk, or possibly asleep.
F Sux0rs.
Avoid at all costs. 
Read a book or sumptin'.
() No rating or unknown
* Rating on recommendation
(I ain't seen it personally)
? Rating based on old memory
May not still be true on 2nd viewing



\The (mostly) Good Stuff\

Fail-Safe (1964)

Threads (1984) (TV)

When the Wind Blows (1986)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Glen and Randa (1971)

On the Beach (1959)

The Day After (1983) (TV)

Miracle Mile (1988)

The Twilight Zone:

The Omega Man

Soylent Green (ok - not nuclear, but y'know)

Planet of the Apes

The End of All Fears

\A mutant (or two), but they're worthwhile\

Boy and His Dog, A (1975)

Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

\Not that great, but honorable mention\

Tank Girl (1995)


Broken Arrow


\Ain't seen it yet\

Pâté (2001)

War Games

The War Game (1965)




Atomic Cafe

China Syndrome