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WMDs may not be easy to find in Iraq, but if you look carefully enough, they are present in quite a few movies.


Nuclear Weapons: Dr. Strangelove


Biochemical: The Raid (1991), an interesting Hark Tsui/Siu-Tung Chung film set in China circa 1931. Japanese conspire with the last emperor Pu-Yi. A chemical weapons factory is set up in Manchuria. Soldiers are gassed on the battlefield. The vomit is white and gooey. This is an hilarious action comedy, and worth a rental.


Bacteria/Virus: Final Fantasy- The Spirits Within. Said weapon need not be based on a carbon life form, just small, invasive, and made for the purpose of destroying.


Missiles: Thirteen Days


Future WMD: Star Wars Ep. 4 & 6. Anything that can kill a lot of people fast, like a Death Star.


Listen up, class. By the end of next schoolweek, I expect ten or so answers in each category.
 

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ID4 (some alien ass whooping, at least we will know what to use when E.T. pays us a visit)


The day the earth stood still (Vorgt, Hollywood hasn't made a finer WMD robot since that one)


Titanic (cheesy love on an epic scale bordering on WMD's destructive power)


Star Wars II (a disaster of a film of epic proportions that threatens to destroy the world wide fanbase of the beloved original Star Wars triology, congrats George Lucas)
 

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Off the top of my head in no particular order:


Outbreak was about an army biological weapon getting out. So was The Stand by King.


The Rock was all about Chemical weapons threatening San Fransico.


Wargames was about Nuclear Weapons and the ability to launch them via computer. Superman 4 was also about nuclear weapons. ;)


I think there was a biological agent in Mission Impossible 2, but I don't remember as I have attempted to repress those memories.
 

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Terminator 2

The Day After

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
 

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Hmmm... besides all the Tom Clancy and James Bond films- heck, let's just say spy films in general, so we'll include True Lies...


The Stand (super virus)


Resident Evil (ditto)


The Peacemaker (suitcase nuke)


Broken Arrow (nuke missiles)


Monty Python and the Holy Grail (various french livestock and the Holy Hand Grenade)
 

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Andromeda strain (Biological)


Superman (most creative use of A-Bombs ever: blow California away to create ocean front real estate in Arizona!)


Independence Day (nukes)


Cassandra Crossing (Biological)


Fail Safe (nukes)


Fat Man and Little Boy (nukes)


The Mouse That Roared (Nukes) They should remake this one.


Twilight's Last Gleaming (Nukes, Missles)


Batman (Poison Gas)


The Rock (Poison Gas, Missles)


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I can't believe no one mentioned - Sum Of All Fears.

A nuclear weapon is actually detonated part way through the movie.
I did a pre-emptive strike on all Tom Clancy movies :D
 

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Though a little off topic, another interesting one is the (HBO I think) movie: Weapons of Mass Distraction, which is a great spoof of mondo sized corporate media companies. In today's world, some folks probably consider that a more likely means of our doom than nuclear weapons.
 

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Jurassic Park II - Dinosaurs in San Diego....


Okay, that doesn't really qualify.


How about the Alien series? The aliens themselves are weapons of mass destruction.


X-Men - the mutants are seen as enemies or threat to security.


The Avengers - that stupid weather machine.


Akira - psychic powers


The Ring - that damn videotape. You would think they'd come up with a spoof but with DVDs instead.


The Matrix - human or A.I. Take your pick.



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Two made-for TV's The Day After, Nicholas Meyer directing, I believe, which caused a bit of a stir when it was aired, and Testament, which actually got a theatrical run before it hit the small screen. Testament was very subtle, with no visuals of destruction, just the slow death of a little corner of society.


Oh, and the granddadddy of them all, On the Beach. That one made a big impact on me as a child during those "duck and cover" days.
 

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True Lies- Nuke


Terminator 2- Nuke


Sum of All Fears- Nuke


The Rock- Nerve gas


Predator- Big alien bomb at the end
 

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The Miorror Has Two Faces


and the biggest WMD ever


Exit to Eden - need I say more
 

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Well, as far as infections go it would be a shame to not mention:

Return of the Living Dead
Return of the Living Dead 2
Night of the Living Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Day of the Dead
Dead Alive
Re-Animator
Bride of Re-Animator
Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness


...and that's just a short list!

The Lord of the Rings - The one ring is one of the greatest single threats to ever face Middle Earth.

The Wrath of Kahn and The Search for Spock - Although not intended as a weapon of mass destrcution, the Genesis Device soon became one.

The Planet of the Apes Series - Nuclear annihilation at its finest.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - Earth is only seconds away from being pulverized.

Star Trek VIII - First Contact - Can you say Borg?

Galaxy Quest - Never Give Up! Never Surrender!


Last but not least...

The Ten Commandments - Never underestimate the power of the almighty.


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"The Mouse That Roared (Nukes) They should remake this one. ..."


No, they should _not_. It is a perfect little gem of a movie and should be left alone.

On the other hand, "The Mouse on Wall Street" definitely needs a filming.
 

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Starship Troopers - asteroid bombardment.


The Core - well, the core stops :D


Reign of Fire - dragonslagging.


Voyage to the bottom of the sea - Van Allen belts go haywire.


Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Earth paved over.
 

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Starship Troopers - asteroid bombardment.


The Core - well, the core stops :D



Those bugs sure can fart some some mighty plasma farts.
 

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Andromeda Strain - alien chem/bio.


Time Machine (orig) - nukes.


By Dawn's Early Light (HBO Orig, not the "western") - nukes.


Titan A.E. - death star ripoff.


Night of the Comet - comet dust chem/bio.
 
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