Movies about the end of the world

List of the best movies about the end of the world, selected by visitors to our site: Resident Evil, I Am Legend, The Day After Tomorrow, Contagion, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Armageddon, 2012, The Wandering Earth, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
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Resident Evil (2002)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersZombie, Strong women
PlotViruses, End of the world, Skirmishes
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleWorth watching, Womens in main roles

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.

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

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.

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
TimeFuture

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.

Contagion (2011)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46
CharactersScientists
PlotViruses, End of the world
StyleAction

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.

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

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.

28 Days Later (2002)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Military
PlotApocalypse, End of the world
PlaceEngland, London
TimeFuture

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
PlotApocalypse, End of the world
PlaceSpace
StyleExciting

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.

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

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.

The Wandering Earth (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action
Duration01:13
PlotDisasters, End of the world
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

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.

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
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Travel
StyleTouching

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.

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These Final Hours (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:27
PlotApocalypse, End of the world
PlaceAustralia, Party
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric

What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching desperately for her missing father. This simple act sets James on a path to redemption.

Extinction (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountrySpain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration01:53
CharactersFriends, Zombie
PlotHatred, Survival, End of the world
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing

And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration04:31
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Presidential
PlotArtificial Intelligence, War, Apocalypse, Technology, End of the world
PlaceShips
StyleTense

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The 5th Wave (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Survival, End of the world, Adventure, Tsunami
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

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.

How It Ends (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
CharactersParents, Lifeguards
PlotDisasters, End of the world, Skirmishes, Apocalypse
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
PlotConspiracies, Disasters, Apocalypse, Tsunami, End of the world
PlaceNature
TimeFuture

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
PlotAlien invasion, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts, End of the world
PlaceSpace

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.

No Tomorrow (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
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.

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Knights
PlotEnd of the world, Artificial Intelligence

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.

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

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.

The Darkest Hour (2011)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:29
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, End of the world, Apocalypse
PlaceRussia

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race which has attacked Earth via our power supply.

Deep Impact (1998)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
PlotApocalypse, End of the world
TimeFuture

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.

Independence Day (1996)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersAliens, Pilots
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, End of the world
PlaceSpaceships

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

The Quiet Earth (1985)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryNew Zealand
Duration01:27
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Loneliness
PlaceLaboratory

After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.

The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Mark6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration01:26
CharactersZombie, Vampire
PlotApocalypse, Viruses, Survival, End of the world

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
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Adventure
StyleExciting, For men

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.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryGermany, France, United Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie, Snipers
PlotViruses, End of the world, Fear

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.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersLosers, Horses
PlotSuccess, Money, Dancing, End of the world
PlaceOffice

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.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, End of the world, UFO
PlaceUSA

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

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

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.

I Am Mother (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
Duration02:14
CharactersRobots, Childrens
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Mystery, End of the world, Apocalypse, Technology
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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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