I love the bomb. My favorite films about World War 3.
Oct 13, 2009
The threat of Nuclear War hung over many of our heads when we were growing up. It was like a Sword of Damocles that had a thermonuclear tip and the hair was the dreaded button. These are my favorite films about World War III. As usual they're in no particular order and I'll add to this list in the future.
A chilling look at a "what if" scenario of a nuclear attack on Britain (circa. 1963) and it's aftermath. Peter Watkins shot this BBC movie using his trademark docu-drama style. The reaction it received from the station and government caused the film to be banned from television.
See the full review, "Banned by the BBC but wins an Oscar. Peter Watkins The War Game.".
A made-for-t.v. movie that was expanded into a theatrical film showcased the human nature of endurance and the will to survive. A heartbreaking performance from Jane Alexander as a mother who tries to keep her family together.
See the full review, "What would you do to survive the "bomb"?".
What will you do with the last 90 minutes of your life? Harry looks for his perfect girl through the chaos and tries to look for away out of the city before the bombs fall.
See the full review, "How would you spend your last minutes on Earth?".