Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia. A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.
When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors tries to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive. Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. Years after a plague kills most humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkle, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces traveling across a zombie -filled America. A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.
The population of Detroit has almost completely disappeared, but a few remain. As daylight disappears they realize that the Dark is coming for them.
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide. A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
A detective of the paranormal slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results. In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline-rich community escape a horde of bandits. After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.
A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America. In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw “smokers,” and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. Snake Plissé is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
An updated version of H. G Wells' seminal sci-fi classic about the alien invasion threatening the future of humanity. The catastrophic nightmare is depicted through the eyes of one American family fighting for survival.
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. Jack Hall, paleo climatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst.
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet. The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057. We promise it's the only romantic comedy on the list, and while it may have been a box office bomb, it's probably the bested of the world film to watch with your SO.
A delightful film that mixes black comedy with science fiction, A Boy and His Dog sets the duo scavenging across a nuclear wasteland. Michael Bay's anti-asteroid team of apocalypse-preventing heroes features all the large scale, ahem, Mayhem we miss watching on the big screen.
If you thought Seth Rogan comedies died out earlier in the decade, you are wrong, sir. The Rover finds Edward injured on the side of the road at the end of all law and order.
Thirty years after The Night of the Living Dead, Romero gives us zombies attacking a shopping mall in maybe the best film of that genre. An imaginative tale of rag-doll Hercules venturing forth to save rescue a destroyed earth, 9 is just a load of fun.
Remember, Stanley Kubrick made Dr. Strangely e just after the Cuban Missile crisis (which could have marked the actual end of the world.) A sardonic articulation of Cold War nuclear fears, the film remains equally absurd and, at times, sadly still relevant.
It's one of the most depressing films you'll ever watch, and so, in other words, a really great interpretation of Cormac McCarthy's blistering novel. First time director John Kaminski debuts one of the scariest films in recent years and a reminder that you can do end -of-the- world monster horror well without resorting to genre conventions.
At times, it's a toss-up between waiting for the world to end and waiting for the film to end, but controversial director Lars On Trier rescues you enough with some of the most engaging visuals of any film on this list. Before the Cold War came to an end, ABC broadcasted this hypothetical nuclear scenario that probably terrified so many kids watching at home.
More Canadian black comedy gold that's also pretty thought-provoking and features North American treasure Sandra Oh. The best of the new trilogy, War finds the series at the height of its visual effects and storytelling powers while also featuring some incredible Oscar-worthy motion-capture work by Andy Series.
Take Shelter is not a conventional end -of-the- world film, and that's probably what makes it one of the genre's bests. More about trust and belief than superstores and wastelands, the film is a ride worth taking.
This film has just about every end -of-the world trope (read: cliché) you can imagine. It's icy fun and maybe the best movie to watch in a snowstorm while surrounded by burnable books.
It's an animated story about an elderly English couple preparing for the bomb. Just before the Cold War heated up, On the Beach imagined a group awaiting nuclear Armageddon.
Just look at this cast list: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire. It's a story of friendship and acceptance in a world shot through (and literally destroyed) with mindless consumerism.
Hayes Murasaki's Nautical was partly inspired by Frank Herbert's Dune. It depicts a post-apocalyptic toxic wilderness and explores one of Murasaki's most salient theme: ecological destruction.
Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later ushered in an era of the sprinting undead. It's one of the more terrifying zombie films and also one with a lot of prescient things to say about order, chaos, and civilization in the post 9/11 world.
A mix between sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy, the original Planet of the Apes made a big splash, imagining a futuristic voyage through a familiar world gone to hell, and featuring one of the most chilling final shots of all time. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
A lot of people forget about Deep Impact because it came out the same year as Armageddon, but here's the argument: this one is better. A giant comet threatens to take the world out, and America has been tasked with how to stop the insanity from unfolding.
Morgan Freeman is the president, Tea Leoni says “Father,” Robert Duvall is an astronaut, and Elijah Wood saves the world. Apparently, with no clear future for humanity, everyone just throws in the towel, but Owen's character is recruited to help protect a pregnant woman and must keep her alive because babies, man.
One of the best zombie films of all time, 28 Days Later is a peek into a world where one monkey who has a “rage” virus has gone on to infect a whole planet. He finds a group of survivors, and they hope to escape to safety and outlive the madness.
The Day After Tomorrow is the rare film that manages to get both Republicans and Democrats interested in climate change. Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quiet star in this thriller about what happens when the world finally turns on us for being the worst.
Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, this highly stylized film follows a network comprised of evil gangs that threaten to completely dismantle a world that's already essentially destroyed. But when the titular Mad Max joins up with a crew of badass women with a shred of morality left, they set off to restore a bit of balance... providing they can escape the gangs that threaten to kill hem.
Living in a world where the smallest noise can trigger massive monsters, John Kaminski and Emily Blunt star in this soundless thriller that turns eating popcorn during a movie into an anxiety-riddled chore. Granted, this takes place on a different planet, but the feeling of gloom and doom remains.
Starring Peg gas a bit of an everyday loser, his humdrum life is turned upside down when a zombie apocalypse happens, and he's tasked with protecting his girlfriend and mother. WALL-E follows the last remaining robot on Earth who scoots around and cleans up the planet, collecting garbage over 700 years.
He develops a bit of a personality in that time, and is stunned when another robot, Eve, appears after being sent down on a scanning mission. His fear leads him to start working on a shelter, but in doing so, he only threatens to tear his otherwise content existence apart.
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