Movies about the end of the world

List of the best movies about the end of the world, selected by visitors to our site: 2012, 28 Days Later, Armageddon, War of the Worlds, Zombieland, Contagion, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Dawn of the Dead, Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse.

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2012 (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Tsunami, Disasters, Survival
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.

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.

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.

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.

Zombieland (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersZombie, Heroes, Students
PlotApocalypse, Travel, End of the world, Cars, Survival, Viruses, Fear

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Contagion (2011)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46
CharactersScientists, Businessmen, Terminally ill
PlotViruses, End of the world, Death, Survival, Cheating
StyleAction, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Travel, Depression, Fate, Love with age difference, Loneliness
TimeFuture
StyleTouching, Gloomy

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration01:49
CharactersZombie, Nurses
PlotViruses, End of the world, Apocalypse, Survival, Death, Chase, Fear
TimePost apocalypse
StyleHeavy

A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.

Resident Evil (2002)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersZombie, Strong women, Monsters, Mutant
PlotViruses, End of the world, Skirmishes, Apocalypse, Chase, Survival, Computers
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Womens in main roles, Exciting, Tense

When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryGermany, France, United Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie, Snipers, Scientists, Heroes, Cannibals, Monsters, Mutant
PlotViruses, End of the world, Fear, Supernatural, Martial Arts, Survival, Chase
TimeFuture
StyleHeavy, Exciting

As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet.

The Wandering Earth (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryChina
Duration01:13
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotDisasters, End of the world, Death, Survival, Fate, Artificial Intelligence
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

When the Sun begins to expand in such a way that it will inevitably engulf and destroy the Earth in a hundred years, united mankind finds a way to avoid extinction by propelling the planet out of the Solar System using gigantic engines, moving it to a new home located four light years away, an epic journey that will last thousands of years.

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.

I Am Legend (2007)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersVampire, Zombie, Monsters, Doctors, Military, Scientists, Heroes
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Disasters, Love, Viruses, Supernatural, Depression, Experiments, Fear, Loneliness
PlaceNew York, USA
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, 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.

I Am Mother (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration02:14
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, End of the world, Apocalypse, Technology, Cheating
PlaceBeach
TimePost apocalypse
StylePhilosophical, For personal development, Makes me think, Worth watching, Atmospheric, Interesting, For a group of friends, Netflix, Womens in main roles, Unexpected ending, Depressive, Tense

A teenage girl is raised underground by a robot "Mother", designed to repopulate the earth following an extinction event. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersLosers, Horses, Old man, Monsters, Poor
PlotSuccess, Money, Dancing, End of the world, Weapon, Computers, Slavery
PlaceOffice, Party
TimeHalloween

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.

How It Ends (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
CharactersParents, Lifeguards, Lawyers, Brides
PlotDisasters, End of the world, Skirmishes, Apocalypse, Volcanoes, Earthquake, Tsunami, Travel
PlaceNature
StyleFor men, Netflix, Disturbing, Action

A desperate father tries to return home to his pregnant wife after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.

Geostorm (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersScientists, Dogs, Hackers
PlotConspiracies, Disasters, Apocalypse, Tsunami, End of the world, Survival
PlaceNature, Space, Sea
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Spectacular

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

Beyond Skyline (2017)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Tough guys, Warriors, Giants, Monsters
PlotAlien invasion, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts, End of the world, Death, UFO, Abduction
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Trains, Jungle, Village
StyleLight, Unexpected ending

Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Knights, Horses, Strong women, Indians, Dragons, Snipers, Dinosaurs, Special Forces
PlotEnd of the world, Artificial Intelligence, Apocalypse, Death, Survival, Dancing, Technology, Bank robbery
PlaceSpace, England, Submarines, Ships, Aircraft
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

No Tomorrow (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration05:01
PlotAdventure, Relationship, Apocalypse, End of the world
PlaceUSA

When a risk-averse, straight-arrowed, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a free-spirited man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists, with comedic and poignant results.




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