10 best movies like Doomsday (2008)

Movies similar to Doomsday (2008): The Crazies, Contagion, 28 Days Later, Ghosts of Mars, Escape from New York, Mad Max, The Colony, The Happening, 28 Weeks Later, Pandorum.

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The Crazies (2010)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:37
PlotViruses, Survival

Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.

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.

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.

Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Supernatural
PlaceMars, Ghost towns
TimeFuture

Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube). Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they have set up mining facilities. The mining activities on Mars have unleashed the spirits of alien beings who gradually possess the bodies of the workers. It soon turns out that catching the dangerous fugitive takes a back seat as the alien spirits begin to rid their planet of the 'invaders'.

Escape from New York (1981)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersPresidential
PlaceUSA, Prison
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.

Mad Max (1979)
Mark8.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration01:33
PlotApocalypse
TimeFuture

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

The Colony (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryCanada
Duration01:34
PlotApocalypse, Survival
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleDisturbing

Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

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.

28 Weeks Later (2007)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain
Duration01:40
CharactersZombie
PlotDeath, Viruses
PlaceLondon, USA
TimePost apocalypse

In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

Pandorum (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersFriends
PlotExpeditions, War, Survival
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleUnderrated

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

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The Book of Eli (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
PlotApocalypse, Fight
TimeFuture

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.

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryGermany, USA, France, Australia, United Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersZombie, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Weapon, Viruses, Survival
PlaceUSA

Years after the Racoon City catastrophe, survivors travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against hordes of zombies and the evil Umbrella Corp.

Divergent (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersTeens
PlotMulti-part, Uprising, Survival
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

World War Z (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersZombie, Family
PlotViruses, Apocalypse
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing

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.

Oblivion (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Love, Apocalypse
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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.

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.

Waterworld (1995)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersHeroes
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Adventure
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting

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.

The Omega Man (1971)
Mark3.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersZombie
PlotViruses, Survival, Apocalypse
TimeFuture

Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves "The Family". The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic.

Cyborg (1989)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersRobots
PlotMartial Arts
TimeFuture

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersGangsters
PlotViruses, Apocalypse, Survival
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

Only a few people still live in New York in 2015. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other.

Mad Max 2 (1981)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration01:35
CharactersHunters
PlotApocalypse
TimeFuture

Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus, a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.

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.

The Island (2005)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersDoubles, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Genetic experiments, Experiments, Hunting, The escape
PlaceIslands
TimeFuture

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

Ultraviolet (2006)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As they are set apart from "normal" and "healthy" humans, the world is pushed to the brink of worldwide civil war aimed at the destruction of the "diseased" population. In the middle of this crossed-fire is - an infected woman - Ultraviolet, who finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the human government as he is believed to be a threat to humans.

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.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration01:47
CharactersGiants
PlaceDeserts, Australia
TimePost apocalypse, Future

Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.

Riddick (2013)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends, Hunters
PlotRevenge, Survival
PlaceDeserts
TimeFuture
StyleGloomy, For men

Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.

The Road (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
PlotSurvival
TimePost apocalypse, Future

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.

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersTough guys, Gangsters
PlotAdventure, Cars, Racing, Chase, Survival, Time travel, Disasters, Apocalypse
PlaceUSA
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleFor men, For a group of friends, Popular, Exciting

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.

Dredd (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India, South Africa
Duration01:35
PlotRivalry
TimeFuture

In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn’t as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.

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