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  • deadlydarcy
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    As above really. Looking for a good film to chew over. Hopefully something on blinkbox, Netflix or some other on-demand service. So nothing too recent please.

    Along the lines of 28 Days Later, World War Z (which I know is a bit shite but I liked the idea behind it), The Road…that kind of thing.

    I haven’t seen Prometheus – is that worth watching?

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    Book of Eli is probably worth a look?

    Rorschach
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    Oblivion is’nt awful (unlike Elysium).
    District 9.
    Dredd.

    bencooper
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    Mad Max of course – though not the first one.

    I also really liked City of Ember – a kids movie really, but clever and nicely made.

    6079smithw
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    The Omega Man

    deadlydarcy
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    Book of Eli and District 9 I’ve seen. Enjoyed both so thanks – would have been good recommendations. Will give Oblivion a look on imdb.

    r0bh
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    Children of Men

    banks
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    Mad max ftw!! Children of men?

    ninfan
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    The whole of two and a bit series of Jericho are on Lovefilm – thats quite good

    rwc03
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    Jamie
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    The Road.*

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94KcI0gLq1A[/video]

    …or just go out and buy a PS3 and play The Last Of Us & Resistance 3.

    *Assuming you have not read the book.

    Gattaca well worth a try.

    Oblivion was ok and no more, imho.

    bencooper
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    Brazil, Dark City.

    JCL
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    Superman 3.

    bencooper
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    Twelve Monkeys, Final Fantasy.

    Jamie
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    Wall-E.

    It’s pretty brutal….

    deadlydarcy
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    Ok, ok. 🙂

    Jamie
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    Bladerunner,.

    Conqueror
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    The Omega Man

    quite underrated IMO

    District 9.

    thought this was awful but a lot of people will vehemently disagree

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    Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Long time since I saw it, but I think it was a bit like that.

    District 9 that south African one? Found it completely unwatchable.

    Jamie
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    Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Long time since I saw it, but I think it was a bit like that.

    Heh….I remember watching T2 – Body Hammer.

    Mental.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUWg8mN01x4[/video]

    Conqueror
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    District 9 that south African one? Found it completely unwatchable.

    yes and yes 😆

    Jonny5
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    Stake land is worth a look.

    yossarian
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    Brazil should fit the bill nicely

    Jamie
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    District 9 that south African one? Found it completely unwatchable.

    Indeed. It’s no….

    Rorschach
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    yossarian – Member
    Brazil should fit the bill nicely

    Surely you should be recommending Catch22?

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    IMDB recommends
    The Quiet Earth
    Night of the Comet
    The Last Man on Earth
    The Crazies

    not seen any of them, but The Crazies would be my pick

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    And something more light-hearted – John Carpenter’s ‘They Live’:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmT4kYoM4NU[/video]

    Jamie
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    Surely you should be recommending Catch22?

    Wrong thread?

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    Indeed. It’s no….

    Get in. Get out. Get away.. says it all.

    bencooper
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    Waterworld
    The Postman (Kevin Costner version)

    athgray
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    V for Vendetta
    Mad Max (especially MM2)
    Minority Report

    deadlydarcy
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    Ooooh, Stake Land looks good. Just the type of thing I’m looking for.

    Jamie
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    Get in. Get out. Get away…

    Great first date advice as well.

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    Something a little different – I happened across the old TV movie of Max Headroom on Youtube – a dystopian prequel movie to the TV show about how someone’s personality ends up trapped inside a computer. It actually has almost bugger all to do with the Max Headroom character/show – his character is the consequence of the film rather than the subject. It has pretty much all the 80s dysoptian tropes – industrial wastelands, puddles, tramps with TVs in shopping trollies, a tyrannical mega-corporation – but actually a pretty decent entertaining bit of british cinema too.

    nicko74
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    I am Legend. Not as good as the Omega Man, but hey ho
    A Boy and His Dog

    stuey
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    A boy and his dog (1975)
    or “Adventure Time” series 5 😉

    vintagewino
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    The Road is the best of all suggested in my opinion. Did the book justice and the book is, with Riddley Walker, one of the two best post apocalyptic books ever published. Oblivion was better than expected but book of Eli crap. And waterworld is terrible!

    brakes
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    I am Legend is good, although the introspective bits are a bit contrived.

    and for what it’s worth I thought Prometheus was perfectly watchable, wish I’d seen it at the cinema for the cinematography. if you ignore the plot holes and any links with the other Alien films it’s really quite alright.

    deadlydarcy
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    Struggling to find Stake Land on a streaming site. Any ideas?

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