Apocalypse Movies

List of the best movies about the apocalypse and the end of the world according to visitors: 2012, Knowing, The Divide, World War Z, Greenland, The Road, The Terminator, Waterworld, The 5th Wave, The Book of Eli.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersInvestigators
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Tsunami
StyleSpectacular

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, China
Duration02:01
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Mystery, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersZombie, Family, Scientists, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Tense, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Parents, Defenders
PlotSurvival, Disasters, End of the world, Apocalypse, The escape
PlaceBunker, USA
StyleTense, Dynamic, Disturbing

John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersChildrens, Thieves, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Travel, Death
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

Duration01:48
CharactersRobots, Cyborgs, Androids, Terminator
PlotTime travel, Skirmishes, Artificial Intelligence, Multi-part
StyleCyberpunk, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersMutant, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Tsunami
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious

In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. But the trio soon becomes the target of a menacing pirate who covets the map to 'Dryland' – which is tattooed on Enola's back.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Heroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersWarriors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Fight
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, UFO
PlaceSpace, Mars, England, USA
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Special Forces, Military, Journalists
PlotWar, Time travel, Apocalypse, End of the world, Alien invasion
PlaceLondon
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Exciting, Fascinating, Smart, Disturbing

Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersStrong women, Family
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Travel, Fight, Viruses
PlaceForest
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleTouching, Depressive, Disturbing

Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond—and the character of humanity—is tested.

Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Presidential, Astronomers
PlotEnd of the world, Apocalypse, Treason, Money
PlaceUSA
StyleUplifting

Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn humankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryIceland, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs, Teens, Scientists, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Relationship, Nuclear War
PlaceForest, USA, Small cities
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, By books, Tense, Depressive, Serious

In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

What happens when you ask the most powerful computer program, run by the most powerful computers, to follow, listen and predict human behavior? The program learns, becomes sentient and begins to behave like a human. When a master computer program, Echelon, takes over America's entire online system, our country is threatened to be brought to its knees. Hacking into DARPA, Echelon gains the ability to manipulate the weather, create earthquakes, and cause a level of destruction unlike anything the country could ever imagine. But how do you stop a computer program when it has control over any and every defense you have?

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersSnipers, Killers, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Gambling, Motorcycles, Weapon
PlaceHotels
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleTense, Depressive, Disturbing

A young husband and wife must fight to return home in a post-apocalyptic mid-western landscape ravaged by gangs.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryCanada, USA, Australia
CharactersDogs, Teens, Monsters, Mutant, Losers
PlotLove, End of the world, Survival, Disasters, Apocalypse
PlaceJungle, Bunker
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy

Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson, along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee, who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryAustralia, South Africa
Duration02:30
CharactersGangsters, Strong women, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Racing, Apocalypse, Time travel
PlaceDeserts, Australia, USA
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StylePopular, Exciting, Dystopian, Spectacular, Beautiful

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

CharactersScientists
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Death, Viruses
PlaceForest
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

As a deadly virus ravages the world, Dr. Martin Lowery embarks on a mission to reach test site ATU327A, a research hub deep in the Arboreal Forest. The arduous journey, guided by park scout Alma, is set back by a nighttime attack that leaves the two bruised and shoeless. When they run into Zach, a man living off the grid, they gratefully accept his help. Zach’s intentions aren’t exactly what they seem, however, and a path out of the forest and into safety quickly fades as the line between myth and science blurs.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersMonkeys, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Time travel, Survival, Apocalypse, Slavery
PlaceFantastic worlds, Parallel worlds
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Dystopian, Twisted plot, Serious

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Scientists, Military
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Viruses
PlaceEngland, London, Ghost towns
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Numbers in the title, 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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, comedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersSuperhero, Tankman, Heroes
PlotSaving the World
PlaceDeserts, Australia
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Fancy, For men

Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Family, Friends, Sisters, Parents
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Wedding, Depression
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Mansions, Estate
StylePsychological problems, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Makes me think

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Luxembourg, France
Duration01:22
CharactersActors, Artists
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Friendship, Divorce
PlaceNew York
StyleExplicit scenes, Serious

A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersLosers, Presidential, Astronauts
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, 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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Monsters, Doctors, Heroes
PlotLove, Survival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Disturbing

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersAliens, Astronauts, Spiders, Friends, Losers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Time travel, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleLight, By books, 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."

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:45
CharactersHorses, Immortals
PlotRevolution, Death, Uprising
TimeFuture
StyleFancy, Serious

In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:07
CharactersZombie, Cats
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Loneliness, Death, Viruses
PlaceParis, France, Ghost towns
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

After waking up in an apartment where only the night before a party was raging, Sam is forced to come to grips with reality: He is now alone and the living dead have invaded the streets of Paris. Petrified with fear, Sam is going to have to barricade himself inside the building and organize his survival. But is he really the sole survivor?





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