The Best Post-Apocalyptic Films of the 1980s

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

1985    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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The Road Warrior

1981    George Miller (II)    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Australian New Wave

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Akira

1988    Katsuhiro Ohtomo    Rated R

Action    Animation    Anime

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Day of the Dead

1985    George A. Romero    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Post-Apocalyptic Film

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Night of the Comet

1984    Thom Eberhardt    Rated PG13

Action    Comedy    Disaster Film

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Vampire Hunter D

1985    Toyoo Ashida    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Dystopian Film

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The Quiet Earth

1985    Geoff Murphy    Rated R

Disaster Film    Post-Apocalyptic Film    Science Fiction

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The Day After

1983    Nicholas Meyer    Not Rated

Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film    Drama

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The Blood of Heroes

1989    David Webb Peoples    Rated R

Action    Drama    Post-Apocalyptic Film

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Fist of the North Star

1986    Tooyoo Ashida    Rated R

Animation    Anime    Based-on-Comics

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Cyborg

1989    Albert Pyun    Rated R

Action    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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Testament

1983    Lynne Littman    Rated PG

Drama    Family Drama    Post-Apocalyptic Film

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14

Threads

1984    Mick Jackson    Not Rated

Anti-War Film    Disaster Film    Drama

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When the Wind Blows

1986    Jimmy T. Murakami    Not Rated

Animation    Based-on-Comics    Drama

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Rock & Rule

1983    Clive A. Smith    Rated PG

Animation    Fantasy    Musical

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Solarbabies

1986    Alan Johnson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Dystopian Film    Post-Apocalyptic Film

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Cherry 2000

1987    Steve De Jarnatt    Rated PG13

Action    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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Creepozoids

1987    David DeCoteau    Rated R

Disaster Film    Horror    Monster Film

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