Apocalypse Series

by craigburma | created - 29 Jun 2012 | updated - 2 weeks 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 MULTI-PART SERIES are how humans "think" about the present and possible 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 MULTI-PART SERIES. I have other lists for MOVIES and DOCUMENTARIES

Thanks for viewing this list. I appreciate comments

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1. 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 »

Stars: Atz Lee Kilcher, Otto Kilcher, Eivin Kilcher, Atz Kilcher

Votes: 1,380

2. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira

Votes: 820,330

3. Survivorman (2004– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

No food, no shelter, no fresh water - one man alone in the wild for seven days with only his wits and stamina to sustain him.

Stars: Les Stroud, Todd Standing, Logan Stroud, Sam Omik

Votes: 6,011

4. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )


Individuals all across America who have one thing in common - they are prepping for the end of the world.

Stars: Michael Izquierdo, Stephen Mangan, Paul Range, Brent Royal II

Votes: 857

5. Doomsday Castle (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV

With his 10 kids, American prepper Brent builds a castle deep in the South Carolina woods that will serve as a bunker in case an electromagnetic burst results in a massive power outage.

Stars: Brenton Bruns, Michael Bruns, Ashley Bruns, Lindsey Bruns

Votes: 302

6. Doomsday Bunkers (2012– )


DOOMSDAY BUNKERS pulls back the curtain on advanced and secretive underground bunkers - impenetrable safety zones - that feature the ultimate in security, comfort, and cutting edge design and technology.

Stars: Scott Bales, Deep Earth Bunkers, Mike McColl

Votes: 83

7. Dual Survival (2010– )

60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Experts agree there are some very basic - and universal - rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there's not much they agree on. Meet ... See full summary »

Stars: Cody Lundin, Joe Teti, Grady Powell, Dave Canterbury

Votes: 2,818

8. Revolution (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.

Stars: Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth

Votes: 79,594

9. Falling Skies (2011–2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.

Stars: Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight, Will Patton

Votes: 83,808

10. Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (2013– )

60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Get Out Alive will test teams of two beyond their most extreme imaginations.

Stars: Austin Vach, James Vach, Bear Grylls, Robin Dionne

Votes: 792

11. Mountain Men (2012– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Reality-TV, Western

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live your life off the grid? Have you wished you could shed the complications of modern society and live in the wilderness, using only the ... See full summary »

Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Tom Oar, Eustace Conway, Marty Meierotto

Votes: 1,198

12. Yukon Men (2012– )

60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Follow the men of Tanana, a remote village in Alaska by the Yukon River, on their everyday life throughout the four seasons. Every second counts, because as winter is getting closer and the... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Duke, Darren O'Hare, Bill Justice, Jamie MacPhee

Votes: 788

13. Ultimate Survival Alaska (2013– )


They are some of the toughest, most extreme survivalists from across the nation. In the second season of Ultimate Survival Alaska, four teams - woodsmen, mountaineers, military veterans, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tyler Johnson, Grady Powell, Sean Burch, Marty Raney

Votes: 460

14. Naked and Afraid (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Reality show where two strangers (typically 1 male, 1female) try to survive in the wild for 21 days, naked.

Stars: Michael Brown, Amanda Kaye, E.J. Snyder, Laura Zerra

Votes: 3,040

15. Ghost Mountain: An Experiment in Primitive Living (2005)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Family

An amazing saga of escape and survival as a family chooses to live a primitive existence on a desert mountaintop during the Depression and World War II. More than just a story about a ... See full summary »

Director: John McDonald | Stars: Will Bigham, Sarah Fairfax

16. Growing a Greener World (2010– )

30 min | Documentary

A series featuring the people, organizations, and events that are making a difference and influencing others to better stewardship of the environment we all share.

Stars: Joe Lamp'l, Nathan Lyon, Patti Moreno, Theresa Loe

Votes: 12

17. Jericho (2006–2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

Votes: 52,757

18. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Votes: 15,490

19. Surviving Disaster (2009– )

Action, Adventure, Reality-TV

Surviving Disaster is unlike any other series on television as it may actually save a life. What's the best way to survive an earthquake, home invasion, plane hijacking, bioterrorism, hurricane or even a nuclear attack?

Stars: Cade Courtley, Ethan Jago, Charlie Heydt, Edward L. Green

Votes: 189

20. Survivors (2008–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.

Stars: Julie Graham, Max Beesley, Paterson Joseph, Zoë Tapper

Votes: 8,173

21. The Colony (2009– )


A group of strangers gathered for three months to test out the concept of rebuilding civilization.

Stars: Michael Raines, Joey Sciacca, John Valencia, Becka Adams

Votes: 1,789

22. Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004 TV Movie)

Unrated | 175 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon, Chandra West, Brian Markinson

Votes: 2,420

23. Category 7: The End of the World (2005)

TV-PG | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A deadly category 7 storm wreaks havoc on the world. Meanwhile, kidnappers threaten to make matters even worse.

Stars: Cameron Daddo, Gina Gershon, Shannen Doherty, Randy Quaid

Votes: 2,577

24. Frontier House (2002– )

History, Reality-TV

The Year: 1883. The Place: The Montana Territory. The Challenge: Blizzards, hunger, scorching sun, forest fires, the neighbors, and more ... Three modern families experienced life on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristen Brooks, Nate Brooks, Rudy Brooks, Adrienne Clune

Votes: 436

25. Man vs. Wild (2006–2020)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Sean Lacoste, Joe Rest

Votes: 21,413

26. I'm Alive (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Featuring the death-defying and moving stories of people who-regardless of the obstacles or consequences-were determined to survive an animal attack. Driven by thoughts of loved ones and ... See full summary »

Stars: Feikamoh Massaquoi, Jason Johnson, Sherry Reeves, Lucas Burton

Votes: 92

27. I Shouldn't Be Alive (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Re-enactments of real-life tales of human survival against the savage elements, dangerous climates and physical hazards.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Paul McGann, Greg Rasmussen, Mykel Hawke Pierce

Votes: 1,781

28. The Great Escape (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Three teams of 2 people are put to the test to see if they can escape elaborate traps and mazes without being caught. The first team to win gets a cash prize. Sites to escape include an ... See full summary »

Stars: Rich Eisen, Xango Henry, Lee Reherman, Sydney Welker

Votes: 280

29. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Family, Game-Show

Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu, Jet McCoy

Votes: 13,019

30. Meet the Preppers: My Pink Pistol (2012– )


Phil contemplates whether it is safer to buy his daughter a cell phone or a .22 pistol. Phil and Adria disagree over whether he should teach their kids how to survive a kidnapping attempt by putting them through a live drill.

Stars: Kelly Alwood, Adria Burns, Phil Burns

31. Terra Nova (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying, who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 78,229

32. Last American Cowboy (2010– )


Series follows three different farming families and their lives on their cattle ranches. Showing the daily sturggles they face and the issues that may arise during the calfing/selling seasons.

Star: Bill Galt

Votes: 84

33. Stars Earn Stripes (2012– )


A group of celebrities experience the day to day operations of the military.

Stars: Wesley Clark, Samantha Harris, Dean Cain, Chris Kyle

Votes: 302

34. Survivor (2000– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.

Stars: Jeff Probst, Lillian Morris, Jon Dalton, Rob Mariano

Votes: 20,924

35. Invasion: Earth (1998– )

50 min | Sci-Fi

In the lonely Scottish highlands, a small band of military personnel fight a desperate battle against a formidable alien intruder to prevent an invasion of the Earth.

Stars: Vincent Regan, Maggie O'Neill, Fred Ward, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 568

36. Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005)

165 min | Documentary, History

A PBS documentary concerning Jared Diamond's theory on why there is such disparity between those who have advanced technology and those who still live primitively. He argues it is due to ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Coyote, Jared Diamond

Votes: 1,089

37. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Donner Party (1992)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Doomed attempt to get to California in 1846. More than just a riveting tale of death, endurance and survival. The Donner Party's nightmarish journey penetrated to the very heart of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: David McCullough, J.D. Cannon, Timothy Hutton, Gene Jones

Votes: 299

38. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Greely Expedition (2011)

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 »

Director: Rob Rapley | Stars: Tim Hopper, Justin Mader, Michael Murphy, Rich Porfido

Votes: 82

39. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Amish (2012)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Lyrical and meditative, The Amish answers many questions Americans have about this insistently insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to five hundred year-old ... See full summary »

Director: David Belton | Stars: Steve Ballan, Janice Ballenger, David Furlong, Saloma Furlong

Votes: 77

40. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Great Famine (2011)

TV-14 | 54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The American Experience looks at Hebert Hoover's American Relief Administration and its efforts to distribute food during the Great Russian Famine of 1921.

Directors: Austin Hoyt, Aysyuak Yumagulov | Stars: Vasiliy Bairamov, Razilya Bilyalova, Ivan Bronevoy, Rita Davletgareeva

Votes: 51

41. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Civilian Conservation Corps (2009)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

American Experience celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Founded by Roosevelt during the Great Depression, the CCC put over 3 million men to work improving the countries infrastructure and national parks.

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Jonathan Alter, Robert Fechner, Leo Gorcey, Clifford Hammond

Votes: 61

42. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Battle for Haiti (2011)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

From PBS and Frontline - Last year, in the chaos of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, thousands of the country's worst criminals seized the opportunity to stage a mass escape from the ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Raymond Cajuste, Will Lyman

Votes: 13

43. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Law & Disorder (2010)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary

Frontline examines several questionable shootings by the New Orleans Police Department in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Thomas Jennings | Stars: Istvan Balogh, David Benelli, Lowell Bergman, Kathleen Blanco

Votes: 18

44. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Inside the Megastorm (2012)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary

Inside the Megastorm takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection.

Stars: Matthew Albanese, Malcolm Bowman, Salvatore Cassano, Tim Hewson

Votes: 22

45. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Big Energy Gamble (2009)

TV-G | 55 min | Documentary

Nova investigates California's aggressive pro-environment energy policies and examines whether such policies will be good or bad for business.

Stars: Tom Austin, Ed Begley Jr., Steven Chu, Carolyn Coquillette

Votes: 21