List of nuclear holocaust fiction

List of nuclear holocaust fiction

This list of nuclear holocaust fiction lists the many works of speculative fiction that attempt to describe a world during or after a massive nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, or crash of civilization due to a nuclear electromagnetic pulse.



Title Year Author and notes
Five 1951
Unknown World 1951
Invasion U.S.A. 1952
Captive Women 1952
Day the World Ended 1955
Alas, Babylon 1960
On the Beach 1959 Nevil Shute (novel); John Paxton (screenplay)
The World, the Flesh and the Devil 1959
The Time Machine 1960 H. G. Wells (novel); David Duncan (screenplay)
The Last War 1961
The Day the Earth Caught Fire 1961
The Creation of the Humanoids 1962
La jetée 1962
Panic in Year Zero! 1962
This is Not a Test 1962
Ladybug Ladybug 1963
Fail-Safe 1964 Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler (novel); Walter Bernstein (screenplay)
Dr. Strangelove 1964 Peter George (novel); Peter George, Stanley Kubrick, and Terry Southern (screenplay)
The War Game 1965
In the Year 2889 1967
Planet of the Apes 1968 Pierre Boulle (novel); Michael Wilson and Rod Serling (screenplay)
The Bed Sitting Room 1969
Glen and Randa 1971
Zardoz 1974
A Boy and His Dog 1975 Harlan Ellison (short story); L.Q. Jones, Alvy Moore and Wayne Cruseturner (screenplay)
Damnation Alley 1977 Roger Zelazny (novel)
Mad Max 2 1981 Released as The Road Warrior in the United States. There is debate as to whether this movie takes place before or after a nuclear holocaust.
Malevil 1981
The New Barbarians 1982
The Atomic Cafe 1982
2019, After the Fall of New York 1983
Testament 1983
The Day After 1983
The Terminator franchise 1984, 1991, 2003, 2007, 2009
Threads 1984
One Night Stand 1984
Def-Con 4 1985
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985
O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization 1985
Radioactive Dreams 1985
Dead Man's Letters 1986
The Sacrifice 1986
When the Wind Blows 1986 Based on the 1982 graphic novel
Whoops Apocalypse 1986 Based on the ITV series
Akira 1988
Miracle Mile 1988
By Dawn's Early Light 1990
Hardware 1990
Judge Dredd 1995
The Postman 1997
Der 3. Weltkrieg aka World War III 1998
Six-String Samurai 1998
Deterrence 1999
The Matrix (franchise) 1999, 2003
On the Beach 2000
Equilibrium 2002
The Animatrix 2003 "The Second Renaissance, Part II"
The Dark Hour 2007
The Book of Eli[1] 2010

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Animation shorts



Name Year Notes
2300 A.D. 1986 role-playing game
Aftermath! 1981 role-playing game
Balance of Power 1985 PC, Mac
Blast Corps 1997 Nintendo 64
Burntime 1993 PC, Mac
DEFCON 2007 PC, Mac, Nintendo DS
Fallout series 1997 (1st) PC, Mac, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360
Gamma World 1978 Role playing game
Metro 2033 2010 Pc, Xbox 360
Missile Command 1980 Video arcade game
The Morrow Project 1980 Role playing game
Neocron 2002 PC, MMORPG
Nuclear War 1989 PC, Mac
Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume 2006 PC, PS2, FOMA, S3G, PSP
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl 2007 PC, Depicts a fictional aftermath of the Chernobyl power plant meltdown.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope 2009 Xbox 360, Playstation 3
Supremacy: The Game of the Superpowers 1984 Board game
Trinity 1986 Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 128, MS-DOS, Macintosh
Twilight: 2000 1984 Role-playing game
WarGames 1984 ColecoVision, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64
Warzone 2100 1999 PlayStation, Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
Wasteland 1988 Commodore 64, Apple II, DOS
Superpower 2 2004 Windows: Control a country, build armies and tactical weapons, destroy the world.

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