Prepping/Survivalist/Apocalypse Documentariesby craigburma | created - 29 Jun 2012 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
I am a prepper and survivalist.
If dreams are the mind mapping possible futures and how to handle them (credit Nova's: What are Dreams?) And if movies are how humans "dream" about the future... then it may be important to watch these movies to work out how we might respond to what some believe is the coming Apocalypse.
These titles may help us think about a world that is pivoting away from an ever higher standard of living for some at the expense of the most of the others and towards a return to more convention means of "getting by." Some call this apocalypse; a call it a return to balance.
Includes ... Eroded standard of living Lessons on how to get by Visions of how we might be Biblical Apocalypse Influences causing Political reasons for occurring
Excludes ... Dystopia Close Calls (like "Independence Day") Future on a linear Projection (like "A Clockwork Orange") Super-human (like X-Men or Hellboy) Sub-human (like almost anything with "Living Dead" in Title) Vampires (like Blade)
This new list is just for DOCUMENTARIES. I have other lists for MOVIES and SERIES/DRAMAS Thanks for viewing this list.
I appreciate comments
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1. After Armageddon (2010 TV Movie)
Documentary, Drama, History
A docudrama about a family in LA that is trying to survive the breakdown of society, law, and order after a flu pandemic kills half the people on Earth.
3. Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Patient Zero is a stewardess, stricken with what she thinks is chickenpox. She goes to ground in a Montreal hotel room. A few weeks later, she's back on the job, unaware of her role in an ... See full summary »
4. Plague City: SARS in Toronto (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, History
The once clean and healthy city of Toronto becomes the pariah of the western world when a deadly chain of infection lands in the city. Panic spreads as the number of SARS cases increases as there are no effective treatments. In HD.
6. A Bridge Life: Finding Our Way Home (2009)
57 min | Documentary
Good Samaritan rescues seven evacuees from the Houston Astrodome after Katrina and brings them to Florida to give them shelter and jobs, 'a bridge life.' But he gets more than he bargained for when one of them commits a serious crime.
7. Alaska: The Last Frontier (2011– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV
Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII, and currently led by his sons, Otto and Atz ... See full summary »
8. Blind Spot (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. Whatever measures of ignorance, greed, wishful thinking, we have put ourselves ... See full summary »
9. Collapse (II) (2009)
Unrated | 82 min | Documentary
A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.
Votes: 6,198 | Gross: $0.05M
13. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War
A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.
14. Waiting for Armageddon (2009)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary
America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing ... See full summary »
Votes: 332 | Gross: $0.01M
16. Fuel (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary
Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant ... See full summary »
Votes: 589 | Gross: $0.17M
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, War
The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people ... See full summary »
18. Carbon Nation (2010)
TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Family
An optimistic (and witty) discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to prevent (or at least slow down) the impending climate crisis.
19. Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)
Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.
22. Earth Days (2009)
90 min | Documentary
The story of our growing awareness and understanding of the environmental crisis and emergence, during the 1960's and '70's, of popular movement to confront it.
Votes: 162 | Gross: $0.03M
23. The Age of Stupid (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War
A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
24. Everything's Cool (2007)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
For the past two decades researchers, activists, scientists, and progressive politicians have struggled to rouse the public and the federal government to take action on global warming. ... See full summary »
25. Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »
26. Water Wars (2009)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
This timely documentary uncovers critical water issues facing humanity. It takes the viewer from the floods and droughts in Bangladesh, to dam building in India, water management in the ... See full summary »
27. Tapped (I) (2009)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.
28. Flow: For Love of Water (2008)
93 min | Documentary
Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.
Votes: 1,047 | Gross: $0.14M
30. Food Matters (2008)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.
32. What's on Your Plate? (2009)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old African-American city kids... See full summary »
33. The Beautiful Truth (2008)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
A troubled 15-year-old boy attempting to cope with the recent death of his mother sets out to research Dr. Max Gerson's claims of a diet that can cure cancer as his first assignment for ... See full summary »
35. Food Fight (2008)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
A fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.
36. King Corn (2007)
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,813 | Gross: $0.08M
37. The End of the Line (I) (2009)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.
38. Fed Up! (2002 Video)
Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary
About 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope. Using ... See full summary »
39. Hempsters: Plant the Seed (2010)
TV-G | 90 min | Documentary
The film follows the lively exploits of activists for (and against) the movement for the legalization of the hemp plant in America. It features Woody Harrelson, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson... See full summary »
40. 2012: Time for Change (2010)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Animation, News
2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture. This can be achieved through a personal and ... See full summary »
Votes: 314 | Gross: $0.07M
41. 2012: An Awakening (2009 Video)
Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Mystery
The year 2012 is predicted to be one of great change in cultures spanning the globe. A 26,000 year alignment will occur on the 21 December 2012, will it be the end of the world or the end of time as we know it?
42. 2012: Ice Age (2011 Video)
PG | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age.
45. Countdown to Zero (2010)
PG | 91 min | Documentary
A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.
Votes: 2,030 | Gross: $0.27M
American Experience (1988– )
The Greely Expedition
TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography, History
From PBS and American Experience - Using scientific accounts, diaries, photographs and letters, this film reveals how poor planning, personality clashes, questionable decisions and pure bad... See full summary »
47. The Donner Party (2009)
R | 95 min | Drama
Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming ... See full summary »
50. The End of America (2008)
"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me, but rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning ... See full summary »
51. Jerusalem: Center of the World (2009)
120 min | Documentary
The history of the city of Jerusalem is told from it's beginning as a Cannanite city that Abraham was led to by God up to the modern day and how all three religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have their history there.
Director: Andrew Goldberg
52. The American Hobo (2003)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary
Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, star of the classic train movie "Emperor of the North", hosts this remarkable examination of the uniquely America Hobo. Hear compelling tales of life ... See full summary »
53. No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.
Votes: 1,390 | Gross: $0.10M
56. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)
Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary
A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject ... See full summary »
57. Craigslist Joe (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure
In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist.
58. The Endurance (2000)
G | 97 min | Documentary, History
A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,657 | Gross: $2.45M
59. Shackleton (II) (2011)
11 min | Documentary, Short, Drama
In 1914, as the shadow of the First World War fell across Europe, an expedition led by veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to become the first to traverse the Antarctic continent... See full summary »
60. The Atomic Cafe (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History
Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.
61. Nostradamus (1994)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama
Recounts the life and loves of the physician, astrologer, and famed prognosticator; his encounters with medieval science and the Inquisition; and his early struggles with his visions of the... See full summary »
Votes: 2,470 | Gross: $0.36M
64. MegaQuake: The Hour That Shook Japan (2011 TV Movie)
Experience Japan's earthquake and resulting tsunami through exclusive new footage and first person accounts from Sendai and Tokyo. Understand the mega-physics that rocked the Earth on its ... See full summary »
66. After the Apocalypse (2004)
Not Rated | 72 min | Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy
AFTER THE APOCALYPSE is a futuristic drama about five survivors trying to make sense of a New World after a devastating urban catastrophe challenges their basic human needs. Set in a bleak,... See full summary »
67. The Divide (2011)
R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
Votes: 32,282 | Gross: $0.02M
68. Re-Kill (2015)
R | 88 min | Action, Horror
It's been 5 years since the Re-Animates outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world's population. Within a few cities, the Re-Animates have been segregated into "zones" and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI S.W.A.T. Unit.
69. The Collapsed (2011)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive. Taking to the forest, they soon discover the other survivors may be the least of their worries.