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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.

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101+ of the Best Movies for Preppers
We promised you a list of the 101 best movies for preppers, but
our list is growing. Here are the top 101+ movies for preppers
(along with a list of classic favorites):

  1. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016). After a car crash, a woman
    wakes up in a survivalist's bunker. He claims to have saved
    her from an apocalyptic attack but, growing suspicious of his
    motives, she'll have to escape to discover the truth. See the
    trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane.
  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
  7. American Blackout by National Geographic (2014)
    Docudrama about what would transpire if a cyber-attack were
    to cripple America's electronic infrastructure.
  8. American Sniper. American Sniper
  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
  16. Castaway (2000) The movie with few words and Tom
  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
  19. 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.
  20. Collapse (2010) The story of Michael Ruppert, a former Los
    Angeles police office, whose eerie prediction of the current
    financial crisis shocked millions.
  21. Contagion (2012)A pandemic (lethal airborne virus) is born
  22. Dances with Wolves
  23. Dante's Peak (1997) A long-dormant volcano is about to
  24. Dark City
  25. Dawn of the Dead  (2004)– true horror flick with zombie
    blood and gore where aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take
    refuge in a megamall.
  26. Defiance (2013) – A transformed planet Earth sets the
    landscape for the arrival of seven unique alien races.
  27. Deep Impact A comet collides with earth.
  28. Dirty War (2004) A terrorist operation reaches fruition.
  29. Doomsday (2008) Disaster threatens the human race.
  30. Doomsday Preppers (2012) ordinary Americans who are
    preparing for the end of the world as we know it.
  31. 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.
  32. Electronic Armageddon National Geographic (2010) A
    documentary on the science behind the dangers of a high-
    altitude electromagnetic pulse.
  33. Extreme Survival - Season 1 (2005) Part of the Discovery
    Channel series Extreme Survival, season one divulges the
    Secrets to Survival: Mountain Escape.
  34. 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
  35. Escape from New York (2010) The sequel to John
    Carpenter's Escape from L.A.
  36. Goodbye World   mysterious cyber attack cripples
    America's electronic infrastructure
  37. Hunger games  (2012) Survival is a game well played by
    Katness. See also Catching Fire.
  38. I am Legend (2007) Will Smith stars as a brilliant
    scientist who could not contain an unstoppable virus.
  39. 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.
  40. Into the Storm (2014) The town of Silverton is ravaged by
    an  onslaught of tornadoes and deadly cyclones.
  41. Into the Wild (2008) Into the Wild is 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Life After People (2008) A History Channel exploration
    about if humans were to suddenly disappear, what would
    happen to the planet.
  46. Live Free or Die hard (2007) - Bruce Willis stars in a three-
    pronged cyberattack designed to bring down the entire
    country by crippling its transportation, finances, and utilities.
  47. Lord of the flies (1990)   Military school kids are castaways
    on a deserted island thrust into unusual rules of survival
    after a plane crash.
  48. Mad Max Fury Road (2015). From director George Miller
    comes the fourth adventure in the Mad Max film series. In a
    post-apocalyptic world, Max (Hardy) teams up with a
    mysterious woman, Furiosa (Theron), to try and survive.
  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. Noah (DVD release date 2014) Starring Russell Crowe...
    The biblical story of Noah, found in the book of Genesis,
    comes to life.
  53. 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
  54. Pandemic (2007) Tiffani-Amber Thiessen stars. A man dies
    on flight following a raging fever and violent convulsions. It
    bird flu, a biological attack, or worse, a new virus?
    Passengers of the flight pass it on in Los Angels. The virus is
    spreading, and so is the panic and the fear that it can’t be
  55. Pandemic (2009) A veterinarian finds herself in the midst of
    a horrifying pandemic where humans and animals are
    stricken with a horrible contagious disease. When the
    military quarantines the area and cuts off all
    communications, she must pair up with an eccentric
    conspiracy theorist as they fight to discover the true source
    of the threat and expose it or risk a viral threat more
    devastating than anything the world has ever seen!
  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
  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 nation.
  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
  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
  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 Hopkins).
  79. The Grey (2012) A plane crashes into the remote Alaskan
    wilderness. The survivors must escape the icy elements and
  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 Stand (1994) –After a government-spawned superflu
    wipes out more than 90 percent of the earth's population,
    survivors must decide whether to support or resist the
    advances of a mysterious stranger.
  87. The Sum of All Fears () – Terrorism of a nuclear device
    strikes the Superbowl!
  88. The Trigger Effect (1996) – 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 movie.
  89. The Walking Dead - Season! (2013)   In this television
    series, a man searches for his family in a world terrorized by
    the walking dead.
  90. 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.
  91. This is the End (2013) A comedy that gets out of hand.
    Partygoers are faced with the apocalypse.
  92. Toxic Skies (2008) Two strangers search for the cure of a
    mysterious epidemic caused by the government's secret
  93. Training for the Apocalypse by National Geographic (DVD
    release 2012) Documentary of two preppers whose  
    experiences prompted them to prepare for Armageddon.
  94. Twister (1996) Classic disaster movie made about
    tornadoes (twisters).
  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
  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 locals.
  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):
  • 12 Monkeys (1985) - An Ebola like virus breaks out in Zaire
    was an eerie premonition.
  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 wasteland.
  2. Alive (1983) Based on a true story, a team of rugby players
    survive a plane crash deep in the desolate, snow-covered
  3. 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.
  4. Children of Men (2006) – It's 2027 and women are infertile;
    however a miraculous woman is pregnant and heads to a
  5. Earthquake (1974) Charlton Heston stars... Citizens come
    together when a catastrophic earthquake rips through
    Southern California.
  6. Empire in the Sun (1987)  A young boy survives on
    determination in the face Japan invading Shanghai on
    December 8, 1941.
  7. 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.
  8. Invasion USA (1985)Chuck Norris stars... Terrorism, riots
    and martial law invade.
  9. 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.
  10. Madmax Beyond Thunderdome (1985)The sequel to
    Madmax the Road Warrior.
  11. Madmax the road Warrior (1979) Mel Gibson stars... A
    gang of nomadic bikers and cops play an apocalyptic death
  12. Never Cry Wolf (2004) – Disney presents the story of an
    inexperienced biologist is thrust alone in a desolate Arctic
  13. MacGyver (circa 1985)   Television series.
  14. Outbreak (1997)- U.S. Army SWAT team comes in after an
    Ebola outbreak among monkeys.
  15. 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.
  16. The Day After (1983) – A made for TV movie on nuclear
    holocaust from the cold war, which terrified America back in
    the day.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 Depression.
  19. Red Dawn (1984) This one is for American patriots
    (communist invaders descend a small Colorado town). There
    is a remake, which has not received
  20. Soylent Green (1973)In the year 2022, the greenhouse
    effect has poisoned the Earth. Charleston Heston stars. A
    high-energy plankton food is in short supply and high
  21. 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 love.
  22. 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.

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