I've got one that most would not think of. It's "apocalyptic" but not in a conventional sense. It's more thought-provoking.
The movie is "They Live" by John Carpenter and starring "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
In a declining economy/world, a drifter looks for whatever work is to be found. Along the way, he discovers that the economic conditions he struggles with didn't "just happen"... they were created by a special class of people seeking to exploit the common man and milk the world dry. There's a fascinating sci-fi twist to it (won't spoil it for those who may want to see if for the first time) but if you take that out, it's a perfect match for what we've seen happen to the world around us over the last 30-40 years. Instead of going along and getting his piece of the pie, Piper's character rebells and takes on the Shadow Rulers. This is a must-see movie for every prepper, IMHO.
Bit of trivia - this movie contains the longest un-cut back-alley brawl in cinematic history. The actors got a bit carried away and it nearly (or maybe not-nearly!) became a real fight in the heat of the moment. Carpenter kept the cameras rolling and caught it all on film.
If you let Carptener's "They Live" world go on for another 20-30 years, it would look a lot like the dystopias showcased in the series "Max Headroom", "Robocop" or the movie "Blade Runner". Honestly it is startlingly similar to the one we live in today. Fairly prescient for a film made in the 80's. It's a great "wake them up" movie if you have people who can see past the sci-fi metaphor and get the film's real meaning.
Last edited by bruss01; 01-18-2017 at 03:24 PM.
In a crazy world, it's the crazy man who can get by - and it's about to get cray-cray up in here.