Movies about the end of the world

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, The Road, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Melancholia, The Day After Tomorrow, Greenland, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Interstellar, Pacific Rim: Uprising.

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

Genre
Country
2012 (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:38

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)
Duration01:53

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 Road (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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.

Melancholia (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration02:10

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

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

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.

Greenland (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

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.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:05

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Interstellar (2014)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns.

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Z for Zachariah (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryIceland, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:28

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.

Extinction (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountrySpain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration01:53

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.

Knowing (2009)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, China
Duration02:01

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.

4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Luxembourg, France
Duration01:22

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

Armageddon (1998)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

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.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration02:30

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.

Waterworld (1995)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

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.

World War Z (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

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.

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53

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.

Miracle Mile (1988)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

After 30 years of searching, Harry has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los Angeles in less than an hour!

Independence Day (1996)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25

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.

Children of Men (2006)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:44

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.

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

Tomorrowland (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Spain, France, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration02:22

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:35

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

The Book of Eli (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

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.

This Is the End (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

Night of the Comet (1984)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous "think tank," karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

After Earth (2013)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.

Planet of the Apes (2001)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

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.




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