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Let's play with the apple poll. 
We have this amazing toy tool to play with called apple polls.  The more apples you have, the more votes you get. 
Please help test this. 

Here's a list is taken from the funny doom and gloom movie thread with some extra dystopian and end of the world movies. 



If there's a movie that belongs on this list, please let us know. 
Adding to the list is now closed - so we can spend some hardcore voting time.

However, please keep telling us your favourite end of the world movie in this thread because it's a great way to find out about movies. 

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How about Gattaca? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gattaca

In "the not-too-distant future", eugenics is common. A genetic registry database uses biometrics to classify those so created as "valids" while those conceived by traditional means and more susceptible to genetic disorders are known as "in-valids". Genetic discrimination is illegal, but in practice genotype profiling is used to identify valids to qualify for professional employment while in-valids are relegated to menial jobs.

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The Day After Tomorrow
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I made it a wiki so that any staff member brave enough can add a movie to the list.  It doesn't mean you have to.  Actually, it's great that you make suggestions so it bumps the thread up. 
 
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I was just going to say
The Day After
which is about nuclear war wiping out everything. But it's a television film, as opposed to a movie. Does that count too?
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Since I've only seen six of them, I'm not sure if I would be the best judge of which one is best of the twenty. 

You could add Equilibrium to the list.  It's not very funny though. 

If you are looking for a lot more.  Here is Wikipedias list of dystopian movies 
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Some on the list (including my two suggestions) aren't funny. Are we looking for funny here?
 
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Are we looking for funny here?

  Well, maybe not considering the thread title, but in the original post it is mentioned that the original list came from the funny doom and gloom movie thread
 
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That's what threw me. The Day After is one I won't even watch again. Skeered me!
 
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Karen Donnachaidh wrote:Some on the list (including my two suggestions) aren't funny. Are we looking for funny here?



It can be whatever we want it to be.  How about, funny good, not funny also good?
 
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If there's a movie that belongs on this list, please let us know.

How about:

Dawn of the dead 1978 (not just a zombie movie)
Day of the triffids (British versions from the 90s or the 2000s)
Five (1951)
Glen and Randa
Mad max
Malevil (French language only :(
Miracle mile
Panic in year zero
Road warrior (80s)
Survival zone
The world the flesh and the devil
Target earth
Terminator
Testament
Threads (dark, but realistic)
War of the worlds (50s version)
Where have all the people Gone (freaked me out when I was a kid)

Books:
Alas Babylon
One minute after


There are so many more.

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The planet of the apes
28 days later
The book of Eli
Waterworld
The Road

Most end of the world movies are really about new beginnings. The Road is about the end, no future, no hope, nothing.  Can't say I enjoyed it, way too dark.
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I think we have a long enough list here to try this out. 

Thanks everyone for your contributions!  I see I have a lot of movies to watch.


Can everyone vote okay?

Would anyone like to start brainstorming next weeks apple poll topic?  Perhaps best blogs? Maybe we can start one each Friday?
 
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As far as apocalyptic movies, what about "Mad Max, Beyond Thunderdome"?  Seems as likely as any of the others.  It's weak on the how it happened, I guess, but the town it portrays is reminiscent of some gold mining towns or maybe Port Royal in it's hayday.  

Could we broaden the base to include fiction books?  I am a fan of an old sci fi classic book "The Earth Abides".  (it would make a great movie, maybe someone in hollyweird will discover it).  A disease wipes out about 99.99% of the people within a couple of weeks.  Most of the rest don't survive the aftermath.  None of the few survivors is sure about anything about it's origin or anything.  The main character tries to pass on the knowledge he has, but most of it simply doesn't seem to apply to the new world his groups children find themselves in, so it dies through neglect and they end up hunter/gatherers. 
 
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HI Mick. I think R ranson wants to keep going with lists and polls like this.  So I don't see why we shouldn't do the same thing with books.  That one sounds like it might be pretty good.

R Ranson.  Are we supposed to just vote for just the one that we like the best?  Or should I spread my 108 apples out on the ones that I liked the best out of the ones that I have watched?
 
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Roberto pokachinni wrote:

R Ranson.  Are we supposed to just vote for just the one that we like the best?  Or should I spread my 108 apples out on the ones that I liked the best out of the ones that I have watched?



Entirely your choice.  That's the beauty of the apple poll.

And yes, I would love more ideas for future polls.  I'm thinking one a week, but I need help thinking up ideas.
 
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Pretty sure you can do it however you want! I put 3 on some movies, 2 on another, and 1 on some. I didn't give any apples to movies I didn't like/hadn't watched. I also didn't use up all of my apples, because it seemed unfair...and I didn't like any of the movies that much. So, you can use all of your apples on one choice, spread them out over multiple choices, or not even use them all. The power, is yours!

 
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If you add "Brazil", I'll put all my apples on it.

This thread reminds me how many of the best known I haven't seen (and how many of the B list I have!). 
 
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Brazil is on the list, but I couldn't figure out how to move 'I only like warm and fuzzy movies' and accidentally reset it.  If you like that option, please revote.

Mad Max is already on the list. 

I think I'm going to close the list for now, and we can play with voting to see if there is anything that needs fixing.

 
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I've always wondered what an Apple Poll is. I've seen it in profiles and never seen anyone who ever voted in one. Thanks for creating this!

Also, it should be obvious, but A Boy and His Dog is the correct answer…
 
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Super Size Me,   was rather apocalyptic.

Terminator 2 is the best I've seen in that genre. The apocalypse didn't happen, but it was all about preventing it.

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Has anyone without apples tried voting yet?  You should be able to give one vote, then one per apple.
 
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I don't know what apples are (probably means i am not on permies.com enough ;) but i try to vote, click click click, but nothing happens. Should something happen? Where can i find some apples?
 
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How about a button for "I like most anything but 'doom and gloom' "  ?

I don't watch many movies...so when I do I like something uplifting or totally nonsensical...or just plain escape/fantasy fiction.....not necessarily 'warm and fuzzy' although that's where I dumped my votes for the moment.

'doom and gloom' is becoming too real.....
 
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Elanor Pog wrote:I don't know what apples are (probably means i am not on permies.com enough but i try to vote, click click click, but nothing happens. Should something happen? Where can i find some apples?



Hi Elanor...apples are earned through good/great posts, reporting spam or reporting  'not nice' posts, etc.  If you look under folks names you'll possibly see a piece of pie (also a reward) and on down an apple count.  Some of us have been around for a lot longer and posted more so might have lots of apples.  Apples are rewarded by staff and by 'reported' recommendations by anyone.  Pie you can buy, by clicking on the Pie button at the top, or be given a piece by any member who has some to share.

For this thread, it sounds as though you should be able to vote once even though you have no apples.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:How about a button for "I like most anything but 'doom and gloom' "  ?



Done.

However... I seem to have lost 'warm and fuzzy'. Maybe I've finally reached the limit of how many options we can have?
 
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Elanor Pog wrote:I don't know what apples are (probably means i am not on permies.com enough ;) but i try to vote, click click click, but nothing happens. Should something happen? Where can i find some apples?



Maybe I'm wrong about that.  I'll look into it.

Here's an apple for helping to test.  Can you vote now?
 
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How about Deep Impact and Armageddon?
The list has earth-based disasters, cultural control, and alien invasions - shouldn't we have some other space-related disaster possibilities, right?!?!
Then there's always the "prepper" view of the end of civilization in this list: https://www.primalsurvivor.net/doomsday-movies/
Anyway, a fun apple-poll, thanks.
 
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Mick Fisch wrote:

Could we broaden the base to include fiction books?  I am a fan of an old sci fi classic book "The Earth Abides".  (it would make a great movie, maybe someone in hollyweird will discover it).  A disease wipes out about 99.99% of the people within a couple of weeks.  Most of the rest don't survive the aftermath.  None of the few survivors is sure about anything about it's origin or anything.  The main character tries to pass on the knowledge he has, but most of it simply doesn't seem to apply to the new world his groups children find themselves in, so it dies through neglect and they end up hunter/gatherers. 



Yes this is a classic. Most all humanity is wiped out leaving the animals and all the stuff. Even SF bay area still has elec. because of Hetch Hechy hydro power. However, the '40s time period does not take into account nuclear meltdown possibilities.

I hope the next Apple Pole is for TEOTWAWKI books. i've read several recently concerning CME or EMP devastation of the elec. grid, now a more likely scenario, which Permies and Prepers can learn something from, while being entertained (and scared).
 
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Lydia Feltman wrote:

I hope the next Apple Pole is for TEOTWAWKI books. i've read several recently concerning CME or EMP devastation of the elec. grid, now a more likely scenario, which Permies and Prepers can learn something from, while being entertained (and scared).



That can happen... maybe the week after next.  I've already promised someone something else next week.

Can you suggest three books here?  https://permies.com/wiki/73179/Apple-poll-ideas

I suspect that three is enough to get a poll started.   It could look like...

Best TEOTWAKI books ever!
-title 1
-title 2
- Year of the flood by Margret Attwood. 



What do you think?  Would that work?  This is all new to me.   I'm just guessing and hoping that if I toss my flimsy ideas out there, you guys will pick them up and make something amazing from it. 
 
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I loved Stephen Kings book, "The Stand.  The series is a little dated but pretty good.  If you want the edge of your seat, watch 28 days later.  I'm a fan of anything Zombie.

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I'm a big fan of comedy, so Idiocracy was pretty influential to me. Plus I look like Beef Supreme.

I'm not much of a movie watcher, and of that is mostly comedy, so the only other movie I can think of that fits and I really enjoyed was Shawn of the Dead. The progression and ending wasn't really typical of what you would see in an American comedy or a zombie movie.
 
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Yaaasss to Shawn of the Dead!! I wasn't at all in to Dawn of the Dead, though the comedy one was just too much fun. (Not for this list, but in the same vein Hot Fuzz is SO good, too!)

Great poll, R!! IMHO, it was a little hard to vote with so many choices, though sooo many good movie ideas kept being added! It helped me that I haven't seen very many of the movies on the list, so I just skipped over those.
 
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"The Day the Earth Stood Still" made in 1951...we will never it if the world became "a burnt-out cinder".
 
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I can't find any entertainment in doom & gloom movies. Don't like violent movies either. Real life is horrifying enough without watching it in movies too. So I'm not voting since I haven't seen any of them. But I like the idea of surveys. What other ones can we come up with?

Perchance there could be a forum for polls? Like....
.....which vegetables do you grow?
.....which are your favorite permit projects?
....which livestock are your favorites ?
.....etc. there's lots of possibilities. 
 
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Back in the dying days of VHS, our video store had something like 50 cent video rentals if you rented like 10 at a time.  My brother and I became semi-nocturnal once school was out for the summer, and my dad would bring home stacks of movies for us.  Delicatessen was in one of the batches.  I'd never seen anything like it before and was obsessed for a while.

Lots of doom and gloom to be had in Melancholia.  Might be too slow for some people, but it's beautiful.
 
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My all time favorite Universal apocalypse movie would have to be

The 5th Element
 
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