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From the alien apocalypse to zombie apocalypse, below you'll find 101 of the top
movies (or made for television movies, documentaries and series) just for
preppers. These are for your entertainment and while you may learn a little, it's
important to consider that this is fictional fun or Hollywood interpretation of actual
combat situations or survival, it's not the real deal.

We hope you will prepare for the worst and hope for the best with this movie list...

101+ of the Best Movies for Preppers
Here are the top 101 movies for preppers (along with a list of classic favorites):

  1. 12 Monkeys (1985) - An Ebola like virus breaks out in Zaire was an eerie
  2. 28 Days Later (2003) Zombie horror pandemic and devastation ensues.
  3. 2012 (DVD release 2010) Molten lava hits the fan with a Nostradamus-
    style loophole in the Mayan calendar! With shifting continental plates, sun
    flares, and collapsing cities, this apocalyptic movie has it all.
  4. A Cry in the Wild  (DVD release 2000) A survival story of a kid with
    nothing more than a hatchet thrown into the wilds of the Canadian
    wilderness by a plane crash.
  5. After Armageddon by the History Channel (DVD release 2011)
    Unarguably the best docudrama for preppers about a societal collapse
    following a pandemic. This made for T.V story, packed with expert
    commentary, is about how both luck and preparedness may affect survival.
  6. Aftershock (2012): Massive earthquake strikes Chili, and only one thing is
    more chilling than mother nature: human nature!
  7. Alive (1983) Based on a true story, a team of rugby players survive a
    plane crash deep in the desolate, snow-covered Andes.
  8. American Blackout by National Geographic (2014) Docudrama about
    what would transpire if a cyber-attack were to cripple America's electronic
  9. Apocalypse 101 by National Geographic (2013)   Survivalist owners of
    Forge Survival Supply (former Marines) share their expertise with people
    who want to be prepared for the unexpected.
  10. Apocalypse How by Discovery Channel (2008) This documentary of how
    an apocalypse could arrive (volcanic eruption, widespread plague, deadly
    asteroids, neighboring stars, and nuclear and biological weapons).
  11. Babylon AD (2008) Vin Diesel stars... The rules are simple: kill or be killed.
    Watch Babylon AD for free at the link above.
  12. Behind Enemy Lines (2002) A fighter navigator, who wants out of the
    Navy, gets shot down over war-torn Bosnia. His rescue operation is
    hamstrung by politics.
  13. Blindness (2008) A mysterious epidemic of blindness sweeps through a
    city; and soon the afflicted face the chaotic breakdown of social order.
  14. Britain Blackout by National Geographic (circa 2011) Not currently
    available on DVD, this docudrama is the UK version of American Blackout
    and well worth seeing!
  15. Cabin Fever (2002) A flesh eating disease shaves off faces.
  16. Castaway (2000) The movie with few words and Tom Hanks.
  17. Catching Fire (2013) The sequel to the Hunger Games  Survival is a
    game well played by Katniss.
  18. Carriers (2009)   A mysterious virus breaks out in the U.K. and a band of
    survivors attempts to outrun it and save themselves.
  19. Children of Men (2006) It's 2027 and women are infertile; however a
    miraculous woman is pregnant and heads to a sanctuary.
  20. City of Ember (2008)  An underground city suffers a massive power fail,
    and two young townspeople follow clues left by the ancient builders yo find
    a way out of embers.
  21. Collapse (2010) The story of Michael Ruppert, a former Los Angeles police
    office, whose eerie prediction of the current financial crisis shocked millions.
  22. Contagion (2012)A pandemic (lethal airborne virus) is born
  23. Dances with Wolves
  24. Dante's Peak (1997) A long-dormant volcano is about to erupt
  25. Dark City ()
  26. Dawn of the Dead  (2004)– true horror flick with zombie blood and gore
    where aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a megamall.
  27. Defiance (2013) – A transformed planet Earth sets the landscape for the
    arrival of seven unique alien races.
  28. Deep Impact A comet collides with earth.
  29. Dirty War (2004) A terrorist operation reaches fruition.
  30. Doomsday (2008) Disaster threatens the human race.
  31. Doomsday Preppers (2012) ordinary Americans who are preparing for
    the end of the world as we know it.
  32. Dual Survival (2011) Military-trained Dave Canterbury and barefooted
    naturalist Cody Lundin are trained survival experts who take on the
    elements to show you survival skills.
  33. Electronic Armageddon National Geographic (2010) A documentary on
    the science behind the dangers of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse.
  34. Enemy of the State (1998) Will smith and Gene Hackman star in this
    cautionary tale of substance. Bring on the conspiracy theories (the
    character's birthday was "9/11" three years before the day the Twin
    Towers vanished from the skyline.
  35. Extreme Survival - Season 1 (2005) Part of the Discovery Channel series
    Extreme Survival, season one divulges the Secrets to Survival: Mountain
  36. Escape from L.A.  (circa 2000) The actual title of the movie is John
    Carpenter's Escape from L.A. - Kurt Russell stars. An earthquake separates
    Los Angeles from the rest of California and the United States and it
    becomes a penal colony.
  37. Escape from New York (2010) The sequel to John Carpenter's Escape
    from L.A.
  38. Goodbye World   mysterious cyber attack cripples America's electronic
  39. Hunger games  (2012) Survival is a game well played by Katness. See
    also Catching Fire.
  40. I am Legend (2007) Will Smith stars as a brilliant scientist who could not
    contain an unstoppable virus.
  41. I am Omega (2010) The survivor of a deadly plague lives in isolation and
    watches for infected zombies that hunt him. Another survivor holds the key
    to immunity and the antidote.
  42. Into the Storm (2014) The town of Silverton is ravaged by an  onslaught
    of tornadoes and deadly cyclones.
  43. Into the Wild (2008) A cautionary tale of idealism gone awry, "Alexander
    Supertramp" leaves behind family, friends and his education to venture to
    the wilds of Alaska with little provisions or experience: only books.
  44. Into the White (DVD release 2013) Enemies in World War II become allies
    in survival. After crash-landing their planes, the survivors seek refuge in an
    isolated cabin and withstand a harsh spring in the mountainous wilderness
    of Norway.
  45. It's a Disaster (2012) A mysterious city attack occurs, as friends have
    brunch and an impromptu therapy session. Trapped in the house and
    unsure of their fates, this is a rare comedy for preppers to enjoy.
  46. Jericho (2007) The first season of the favorite prepper T.V. series. A
    mushroom cloud appears in the Kansas town and the residents of Jericho
    are cut off from civilization in the wake of this nuclear blast.
  47. Life After People (2008) A History Channel exploration about if humans
    were to suddenly disappear, what would happen to the planet.
  48. Lord of the flies (1990)   Military school kids are castaways on a deserted
    island thrust into unusual rules of survival after a plane crash.
  49. Man versus Wild (2013) Bear Grylls navigates through remote locations
    sharing his survival strategies.
  50. Man Woman Wild (2011) This Discovery Channel documentary sends
    Mykel Hawke, a former Special Forces survival expert and his wife Ruth, a TV
    journalist, to remote locations where they must survive as a team.
  51. Mountain Men: Season 1 (2013) Documentary from the television series
    popular with preppers, meet Eustace Conway, Tom Oar and Marty
    Meierotto: the mountain men living off the grid. From mud slides, falling
    trees, ravaging weather and savage  animals, the mountain men forage off
    the land. (Look also for Mountain Men: season 2).
  52. Never Cry Wolf (2004) Disney presents the story of an inexperienced
    biologist is thrust alone in a desolate Arctic terrain.
  53. Noah (DVD release date 2014) Starring Russell Crowe... The biblical story
    of Noah, found in the book of Genesis, comes to life
  54. Outbreak (1997)- U.S. Army SWAT team comes in after an Ebola outbreak
    among monkeys.
  55. Out of the Wild The Alaska Experiment (2009)   Nine volunteers test
    their endurance after a crash course in survival by getting stranded in the
    rugged Alaskan interior, with only part of a map, some basic tools to get
    back to society.
  56. Phase 7 (2011) A man and his pregnant wife land a new apartment,
    when suddenly they find themselves in a quarantined because of a deadly
    flu outbreak
  57. Revolution (2012) The great blackout happens in EMP style this
    television series about a world without electricity and adventures to unravel
    the mystery of how it all happened.
  58. Right at your Door (2006) A dirty bomb brings a toxic cloud in Los Angeles.
  59. Seven Alone (2010)  It's 1842 in America's unclaimed and unexplored
    land and the Sager family travels from Missouri to Oregon. Seven children
    continue the journey their parents began, a feat that truly defines the
    pioneer spirit.
  60. Signs (2002) Mel Gibson handles an alien invasion with a sticks and
    stones ingenuity.
  61. Splinter (2008) – A mutant disease causes needles to poke out of skin.
  62. Stake Land (2011) – America has fallen. A vampire scourge sweeps the
  63. Stranded: The Alive Story as You've Never Seen it (2009)
  64. Surviving Civil Unrest (2013) Surviving Civil Unrest focuses on how to
    get from point A to B if there is a major disaster in your area.
  65. Survivor Man (2007) This television series documentary features Les
    Stroud placed into extreme environments for seven days surviving
    completely alone with virtually no supplies.
  66. Take Shelter (2011) Is it mental illness or a prepping intuition? Find out
    as one make Takes Shelter with his family.
  67. Testament (1983) A woman and her three frightened children face the
    unthinkable - the devastating aftermath of a nuclear attack.
  68. The After:  Season 1 (2104) Amazon Original Series. Eight strangers
    (See also, The Day After). Watch Episode 1 in HD for free, pictured right.
  69. The Apocalypse Collection (1998-2000) nuclear holocaust looms, millions of
    people suddenly vanish! Chaos reigns as two news anchors try to discover
    what happened.
  70. The Book of Eli (2010)- A tale of post-apocalyptic America revolves around
    the message of an important book.
  71. The Colony (2013)  In an ice age a colony is surviving underground.  
    Colonists having a sniffle could jeopardize the others and are set into
    quarantine or banishment.
  72. The Crazies (2010) A chemical spill poisons the water and begins a
    murder spree.
  73. The Darkest Hour (2011): Aliens attack the power supply in Moscow
  74. The Day (2011) This is a fight or die type movie set in post apocalyptic
    scene where a band five try to stay alive.
  75. The Day After Tomorrow (2004) – The effects of a global warming creates
    catastrophic hyper-hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and a new ice age.
  76. The Divide (2011) Survivors of a Nuclear attack band together in their
    apartment building.
  77. The Donner Party (2010) A harrowing true story of how pioneers along
    the Oregon trail steered off course with hopes of a shorter route through
    the Sierra Nevada mountains found themselves in the dead of winter
    without enough provisions for all.
  78. The Edge (2002) A plane crash in the snowy Alaskan wilderness pits a
    brutal struggle for survival between two men (Alec Baldwin and Anthony
  79. The Grey (2012) A plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. The
    survivors must escape the icy elements and wolves.
  80. The Happening (2008) Mark Wahlberg stars... A  natural disaster
    threatens to end civilization: pollution has been built to a point that causes
    a global backlash.
  81. The Patriot (1999) Stephen Segal (not the Mel Gibson version): A top
    immunologist moves to a small town in Montana, then a violent extremist
    group unleashes a lethal biological agent and takes over the town.
  82. The Plague (1992) Based on a book by Albert Camus
  83. The Postman (2009) Kevin Costner stars... War has crippled the Earth.
    Technology has been erased.
  84. The Road (2009) A post apocalyptic tale and a journey past cannibalism,
    this is a prepper favorite.
  85. The Signal (2007) A horror story where a mysterious transmission
    through cell phones radio and televisions turns everyone into killers.
  86. The Sum of All Fears () – Terrorism of a nuclear device strikes the
  87. The Walking Dead - Season! (2013)   In this television series, a man
    searches for his family in a world terrorized by the walking dead.
  88. The Way Back (2013 ) A true story of seven prisoners in 1940 who
    attempt escape from a Siberian landscape with little food or supplies.
    Together, they withstand extremes.
  89. This is the End (2013) A comedy that gets out of hand. Partygoers are
    faced with the apocalypse.
  90. Toxic Skies (2008) Two strangers search for the cure of a mysterious
    epidemic caused by the government's secret chemtrails.
  91. Training for the Apocalypse by National Geographic (DVD release 2012)
    Documentary of two preppers whose  experiences prompted them to
    prepare for Armageddon.
  92. Trigger Effect (2003) When the power goes out in the big city and
    society starts to break down, not even suburbia is safe. Get your
    prescriptions in order before you watch this move.
  93. Twister (1996) Classic disaster movie made about tornadoes (twisters).
  94. Volcano (1997) Beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, a raging volcano
    pushes to the surface, raining a storm of deadly fire bombs and an endless
    tide of white-hot lava upon the stunned city.
  95. Water World (1995) Kevin Costner stars... Earth is covered with water
    and the human race struggles to survive on dilapidated boats and
    makeshift floating cities.
  96. War of the Worlds (2005) Tom Cruise stars... Alien machines invade the
    world in the remake of a classic.
  97. White Fang (1991) – Disney's version of Jack London's tale of courage and
    survival and of taming a wolf dog in the great Alaskan frontier.
  98. World War Z (2013) - A zombie pandemic starring Brad Pitt for the prepper
    ladies. Pitt attempts to help stop the global pandemic.
  99. World's End  (DVD release 2013) A strange comedy: one night, five
    friends, twelve bars – a boozy quest on which only the strongest will
    survive. But after a bizarre series of encounters with the out-of-this-world
  100. Young Pioneers (2013)   Newlywed homesteaders start their life together
    in the Dakota Territory and endure harsh winters, and a swarm of
    grasshoppers as stake their claim.
  101. ZombieLand (2009) Sisters work their way across a zombie-filled America
    to get to an amusement park.

Bonus List of Movies for Preppers (Oldies but Goodies):
  1. A Boy And his dog (1975) – It's 2024 and World War IV has ravaged Earth:
    survivors battle for food, shelter and companionship in a post-atomic
  2. Alone in the Wilderness (DVD release 2003) – A slow but moving
    documentary of Dick Proenneke, a self-sufficient craftsman, who left
    civilization to forge a solitary life deep in the wilds of Alaska in the 1950s.
  3. Earthquake (1974) Charlton Heston stars... Citizens come together when
    a catastrophic earthquake rips through Southern California.
  4. Empire in the Sun (1987)  A young boy survives on determination in the
    face Japan invading Shanghai on December 8, 1941.
  5. Invasion USA (1985)Chuck Norris stars... Terrorism, riots and martial law
  6. Jerimiah Johnson (1979) Robert Redford stars in this powerful epic of a
    man who turns his back on civilization and learns a new code of survival in a
    brutal land of isolated mountains and hostile Indians.
  7. Madmax Beyond Thunderdome (1985)The sequel to Madmax the Road
  8. Madmax the road Warrior (1979) Mel Gibson stars... A gang of nomadic
    bikers and cops play an apocalyptic death game.
  9. MacGyver (circa 1985)   Television series.
  10. Panic in the Year Zero (1963)  Los Angeles is demolished by a nuclear
    attack; next comes looting and robbing. A family hides in an isolated fishing
    cabin only to find more danger.
  11. The Day After (1983) – A made for TV movie on nuclear holocaust from the
    cold war, which terrified America back in the day.
  12. The Last Man on Earth (1964) Vincent Price stars... The classic tale of the
    last survivor of a horrific plague who fights to stay alive in a world of flesh-
    eating zombies.
  13. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) – Ranking No. 21 on the American Film
    Institute's list of the 100 greatest American films, this 1940 film starring
    Henry Fonda, is the film version of John Steinbeck's epic tale of the Great
  14. Red Dawn (1984) This one is for American patriots (communist invaders
    descend a small Colorado town). There is a remake, which has not received
    good prepper reviews.
  15. Swiss Family Robinson (1960) Shipwrecked in the South Seas on a
    deserted island, Disney takes us on a classic adventure with  the
    courageous Robinson family who deal with pirates and face survival with

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