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message 1: by Ember Skye (new)

Ember Skye | 39 comments Mod
Here you can list any movies you think are helpfull for preppers.

Red Dawn, I am Legend, Hunger Games and Cast Away.

Just to get started.

message 2: by Robert (new)

Robert Richardson (robertrichardson) | 1 comments I put a list of over 100 survival movies together a couple years back (

My favorites on the list were:
Alone in the Wilderness
Cast Away
The Book of Eli
The Road

Courtney A.K.A The Book Addict (courtneyakathebookaddict) | 1 comments just watch The Walking Dead. I find it helpful in learning what NOT to do. The characters do such stupid things ALL the time.

message 4: by Feliks (last edited Jul 01, 2016 08:12AM) (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) | 31 comments Okay sure, I can rattle off some titles...I'm strictly a classic movie buff; so I can usually contribute some gems too long out of circulation for anyone else to remember them. The page by Robert is pretty good, fyi. Surprisingly good, in fact. Taking a look at other lists around the 'net though, I still see a few items I can add (p.s. these are all flicks I have personally seen)

Death Hunt (Charles Bronson, one of the best thrillers ever)
Inferno (classic Robert Ryan desert survival drama, remake 'Ordeal' is good too)
Southern Comfort (Walter Hill film)
The Flight of the Phoenix (original, not the remake)
Hell in the Pacific (Lee Marvin)
The Challenge (Darren McGavin & Sam Elliott)
The Towering Inferno (very technically accurate flick)
Rituals (the first slasher movie, similar to 'Deliverance', much admired by Stephen King)
The Last Word (Richard Harris defends his home vs SWAT teams using ordinary household remedies)
Man in the Wilderness (Richard Harris)
A Man Called Horse (Richard Harris)
Sands of the Kalahari
Figures in a Landscape
This Park is Mine (Tommy Lee Jones)
The Seventh Wave (Tyrone Powers)
The Earthling (William Holden)
Straw Dogs
Rogue Male (remake of 1930s' 'Manhunt')
The Battle of Algiers (classic study of urban guerrilla warfare)
The Deer Hunter
King Rat
Alice to Nowhere
The Savage is Loose
(some parts of) Capricorn One
Lord of the Flies
The Naked Jungle (Hest! vs army ants)
The Naked Prey (classic wilderness chase, 'Apocalypto' cribbed this)
The Ultimate Warrior (Yul Brynner, William Smith)
Zero to Sixty (Darren McGavin)
Tell 'em Willie-Boy Was Here (Redford)
Three Days of the Condor (Redford)
Virus (Bo Svenson, George Kennedy)
Woman in the Dunes
Midnight Express
Escape from Alcatraz
Scott of the Antarctic
Desperate Voyage
The Last Voyage
The Island (Michael Caine)
Deliver Us from Evil
Death Wish
The Most Dangerous Game (1930s with Joel McCrea)
Night of the Living Dead
Fires on the Plain
My Side of the Mountain
The Seventh Dawn
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Survival Quest
The World, the Flesh, and the Devil


I could probably cite others but they'd become 'iffy' or 'borderline'. For instance, 'Three Godfathers" (John Wayne) is that really a desert-survival flick or simply a western? What about 'Will Penny'? 'Quintet'? Or, 'The Mackintosh Man'?

In the case of fantasy-apocalyptic scenarios; ('A Boy and His Dog', 'On the Beach', 'Day of the Triffids') well, I've already made extensive Goodreads' 'Listopias' for those...

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