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Top 10 eco-disaster movies

By: Sarah Hicks on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Mad Max

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Mad Max

Yes, it’s a violent road chase revenge movie, but this nearly 30-year-old action flick is surprisingly green-minded. Besides launching the career of Mel Gibson, this 1979 dystopian, anarchic vision of the future is notable for its possibly prophetic depiction of a society’s collapse due to depletion of oil resources. The "Road Warrior" sequel two years later continued the theme.