Shortly after being tasked to put together a list of the 10 best apocalypse movies, I realized that it wasn’t going to be as easy as I first thought. This being Guns & Ammo, firearms had to be if not an important part of the plot, at least appear in the movie. Upon review, it was interesting to me how many of the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies I tracked down hardly featured guns in them—I guess ammo doesn’t grow on trees.

The task soon became eliminating those great movies which didn’t qualify, either being pre-apocalyptic—the Terminator series, Soylent Green—those without any guns at all—On The Beach, The Hunger Games, The Blood of Heroes—simply dystopian movies—Minority Report, Blade Runner—or TV series—The Walking Dead, Jericho, Battlestar Galactica, and Falling Skies.

What’s left is a number of new and classic movies—some hugely successful, and some you might not have ever heard of.

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