Apocalypse Movies

List of the best movies about the apocalypse and the end of the world according to visitors: The Day the Earth Stood Still, 28 Days Later, The Day After Tomorrow, Armageddon, Deep Impact, Testament, End of Days, Children of Men, Dawn of the Dead, The War of the Worlds.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Mark7.8
Genrefantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersScientists, Military, Robots, Aliens
PlotApocalypse, Political, Fate, UFO, Alien invasion
PlaceSpaceships
TimeCold War
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Makes me think

An alien and a robot land on earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction. A classic science fiction film from Robert Wise with an exceptional message.

28 Days Later (2002)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Military, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Death, Survival, Viruses, Fear
PlaceEngland, London, Ghost towns
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Scientists, Lifeguards, Fathers
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Tsunami, End of the world, Snow, Cold, Survival, Tornadoes
PlaceNew York
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Disturbing

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Armageddon (1998)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersAstronauts, Losers, Presidential
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Chase
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Deep Impact (1998)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersAstronauts, Heroes, Presidential, Astronomers
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Tsunami
TimeFuture
StyleTouching, Tense, Disturbing

A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.

Testament (1983)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
PlotApocalypse

It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, in California. As people begin coping with the devastating aftermath of the attacks — many suffer radiation poisoning — the Wetherly family tries to survive.

End of Days (1999)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersHeroes, Brides
PlotApocalypse, Supernatural
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Heavy, Tense, For men

On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. The world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist called Jericho Cane.

Children of Men (2006)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPregnant
PlotApocalypse, Death, Survival
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Heavy, Fascinating

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrehorror, drama
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:19
CharactersZombie, Bikers, Pilots
PlotApocalypse, Survival
PlaceHelicopters
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

The War of the Worlds (1953)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersHeroes
PlotApocalypse, Alien invasion, Adventure, Survival
PlaceSmall cities, Los Angeles, USA, Mars
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, By books

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, but their joy is short-lived when they discover it has passengers who are not very friendly.

The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration01:26
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Heroes, Blind
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Survival, End of the world, Supernatural
TimeNight
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive, Disturbing, For men

Robert Morgan is the last man on earth, as far as he can tell. A plague killed everyone else on the planet several years ago. He was immune to it, and can only guess why. Vampires that were formerly human attack Morgan's home every night

The Core (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
Duration02:15
CharactersHeroes, Losers
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Adventure
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with catastrophic consequences. To resolve the crisis, Keyes, along with a team of the world's most gifted scientists, travel into the earth's core. Their mission: detonate a device that will reactivate the core.

Last Night (1998)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:35
PlotApocalypse

Various citizens of Toronto anxiously await the end of the world, which is occurring at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. While widower Patrick Wheeler braces for his fate, he meets Sandra, the wife of a businessman who is intent on committing suicide. Meanwhile, Patrick's friend Craig decides to have as much sex as he can while there is still time.

Pulse (2001)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:58
PlotApocalypse, Supernatural, Internet, Death, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceShips, Asia
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, For men

After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly images. Is their friend trying to contact them from beyond the grave, or is there something much more sinister going on?

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:49
CharactersAliens, Friends, Astronauts, Astronauts, Losers, Spiders, Presidential
PlotApocalypse, Time travel, Fidelity, Adventure, Survival, Chase
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleBy books, Light, Smart

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

War of the Worlds (2005)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAliens
PlotApocalypse, Alien invasion, End of the world, Survival, Adventure, Rivalry, Divorce, UFO, Abduction
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Depressive

Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Sunshine (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Expeditions, Death
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Fascinating, Philosophical

Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last hope.

Knowing (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:01
CharactersScientists
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Supernatural, Fate
StyleExciting, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing, Gloomy

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Doomsday (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Cannibals
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Survival, Political, Chase
PlaceEngland, Scotland
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing

A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

The Happening (2008)
Mark8 (imdb: 5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, India
Duration01:26
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Supernatural, Survival, End of the world
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Depressive, Disturbing, Gloomy

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.




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