25 best apocalypse movies
When the Wind Blows (1986)
At first glance this looks like a children’s film, with its cute animation and its lovely old couple. In reality, it's the harrowing tale of two poor Brits that survive a nuclear attack after building a bomb-shelter using government pamphlet advice. What their unrelenting trust in authority – built up during the Second World War – doesn’t reveal, is that they can’t survive the nuclear fallout and are slowly dying. Yeah, one for the generation of Cold War kids.