10 Best Post Apocalyptic Movies Every Fallout Fan Must Watch

10 Best Post Apocalyptic Movies Every Fallout Fan Must Watch
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Covering the genre basics.

Given the state of the world around us today, it's not surprising that people are interested in post-apocalyptic settings. After all, you never know what skills or niche knowledge might save your life one day!

In all seriousness, though, post-apocalyptic scenarios can be a lot of fun. Packed with action, high stakes, and suspense, they keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Unfortunately, it's not easy to find a movie or TV series that does justice to the genre and doesn't rely on the same repetitive clichés.

If you're feeling the adrenaline rush and can't wait for Fallout to return with season 2, check out the movies below.

Waterworld (1995)

At the time of its release, Waterworld was the most expensive movie ever made, but neither the huge budget nor Kevin Costner 's name could save it from negative reviews. Although Waterworld is not the most outstanding movie of the genre, it is a nice throwback to the 90s for all fans.

A Boy and His Dog (1975)

The fun thing about this movie is that it takes place in the post-apocalyptic future of the USA in... 2024. That's right, if you're interested in seeing exactly how director L.Q. Jones saw the future of the country after World War IV, this movie is a perfect choice. Besides, one of the characters, Blood, is a telepathic dog, which is a treat in itself.

Turbo Kid (2015)

Another story set in a future that is long gone for today's viewers. Turbo KId is a look at the post-apocalyptic dystopian future of 1997, where an orphaned teenager must battle a warlord to save the girl of his dreams. Fun and dynamic, this movie hits all the nostalgic spots for 90s kids, but doesn't break the futuristic setup once.

The Bad Batch (2016)

This movie has the most random cast ever, with stars like Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey, and tells the story of a young woman exiled to the wasteland desert of Texas. She somehow escapes the cannibals led by Momoa, who want to feast on her body, and then joins Reeves' strange settlement to ensure her survival.

Delicatessen (1991)

One of the best things about this underrated French hidden gem of a movie is that it doesn't take itself too seriously, drawing the viewer in with raw and very straightforward humor. The movie follows the story of an unemployed circus clown, Louison, who tries to survive at his new job at the butcher's shop, where he murders his employees for an easy source of meat.

Oblivion (2013)

Produced and directed by Joseph Kosinski, Oblivion is also based on the author's unpublished graphic novel of the same name. The film depicts a love story between a human and an alien who saves her from a ship crash in the midst of the intergalactic war of 2077. Sudden feelings make him question the war and its purpose.

Hardware (1990)

Hardware would be a perfect movie choice for those looking for a more exciting, horror-like approach to the dystopian future. Directed by Richard Stanley, Hardware is the story of Mark 13, a government-built killing machine that manages to rebuild his own body from just a head, and goes on a killing spree when he's done.

Six-String Samurai (1998)

For many people, the real post-apocalyptic setup would be more desirable than the one Six-String Samurai suggests. In the universe where the Russians have taken over the nuked United States and Elvis reigns as the sole governor of Lost Vegas, a stranger named Buddy begins his journey to succeed him.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

While some may argue for their favorite iteration, Mad Max is one of the few famous franchises where every movie is worth your attention. No matter what you think of the '80s dystopian hits, the 2015 version starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Therone, and Nicholas Hoult is just as exciting, thrilling, and beautifully shot.

Snowpiercer ( 2013)

Based on a French graphic novel, Snowpiercer has become a massive success, eventually inspiring a TV show of the same name that every fan of the genre must have heard of. Following the lives of people trapped on the train carrying the rest of humanity, Snowpiercer not only highlights the importance of environmental activism, but also social classism issues.