End of civilization movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant end of civilization movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out apocalyptic, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, tense and cult film films and TV shows about / with end of civilization, apocalypse, end of the world, distopia, post apocalypse, danger, survival, death, suspense and catastrophe plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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end of civilization movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as end of civilization: Greenland (2020), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Last and First Men (2020), Miracle Mile (1988), Pandemic (2016), Diary of the Dead (2007), The Stand (1994), Panic in Year Zero! (1962), Day of Resurrection (1980), Dawn of the Dead (1978).

List of end of civilization movies

Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: exciting, scenic, apocalyptic, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, natural disaster, disaster, end of the world, catastrophe, humanity in peril, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, suspense, comet, panic, race against time ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: greenland, canada, atlanta georgia, kentucky, usa ...
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scary, splatter, atmospheric, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, post apocalypse, virus, survival, zombie apocalypse, living dead, zombie attack, walking dead, zombie outbreak, plague, shopping mall ...
Time: future, 2000s, year 2003, 21st century
Place: usa, midwest, wisconsin
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Last and First Men (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Iceland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: As the end approaches inexorably, the last humans, living millions of years into the future, send a message to the humanity of the present that is both a plea for help and a warning, but also an epic tale of evolution, decline and hope.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, futuristic, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, fate of humanity, generation gap, catastrophe, mission, humanity, end of the world, extinction, end of civilization, time travel, suspense ...
Time: future, distant future
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Miracle Mile (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After 30 years of searching, Harry (Edwards) 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, surreal, futuristic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear war, end of the world, suspense, disaster, apocalypse, survival, chaos, race against time, night, nuclear holocaust, panic, distopia ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, antarctica
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Pandemic (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the near future, a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: pandemic, virus, found footage, infection, apocalypse, survivor, teenage girl, rescue, survival, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, zombie ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles
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Diary of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.
Style: scary, tense, apocalyptic, satirical, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, found footage, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, death, chase, filmmaker, chaos, transformation, supernatural, violence, virus ...
Time: 2000s
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The Stand (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 361 min.
TV show
Story: The human race is wiped out by a government invented super flu. The remaining survivors take sides in the forces of good and evil. A mysterious old woman who is a servant of God and a powerful and deadly man who might be the devil himself. A gas ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, disaster, pandemic, supernatural, plague, post apocalypse, natural disaster, good versus evil, survival, end of the world, epidemic, deadly virus ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nebraska, maine, austin texas ...
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Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an explosion and realize that Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack. Looters and killers are everywhere. Escaping to the hills with his family, he sets about the ...
Style: apocalyptic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, atomic bomb, distopia, disaster, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, suspense, redneck, military, survival horror ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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Day of Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Scientists in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure to a military virus that was released in a plane crash and has wiped out the rest of the world.
Style: apocalyptic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, apocalypse, disaster, epidemic, submarine, post apocalypse, infection, virus, chaos, deadly virus, ghost, quarantine ...
Time: year 1983, year 1982, year 1988, 80s, year 1981
Place: antarctica, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france, washington d.c., moscow russia ...
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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Style: scary, suspenseful, splatter, psychotronic, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, chaos, infection, survival, shopping mall, violence, epidemic, monster, siege, living dead ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
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Don't Look Up (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two low-level astronomers, upon discovering that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months, go on a media tour to try to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace.
Style: entertaining, feel good, funny, thought provoking, apocalyptic ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: disaster, asteroid, end of the world, meteorite, space, social satire, chaos, save the world, astronaut, apocalypse, politics, natural disaster ...
Time: future, year 1994, 2020s, distant future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, north america, america, michigan ...
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How It Ends (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A desperate father tries to return home to his pregnant wife after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.
Style: apocalyptic, road movie, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: disaster, apocalypse, journey, end of the world, earthquake, volcano, father in law son in law relationship, murder, road trip, post apocalypse, distopia, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seattle, minnesota, usa, chicago illinois
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, alien, female nudity, suspense, body swapping, supernatural, apocalypse, macabre, distopia, monster, evil wins, end of the world ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, futuristic, harsh, serious ...
Plot: cold war, nuclear war, disaster, apocalypse, post apocalypse, end of the world, nuclear holocaust, radiation, catastrophe, distopia, nuclear bomb, natural disaster ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas, new jersey, missouri, nebraska ...
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Invasion Planet Earth (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the death of his young daughter, Thomas Dunn is a man who has lost his faith. His life has crumbled and his confidence is shattered. Yet, on this day he wakes to discover that Mandy, his loving wife is finally pregnant again. Maybe this is ...
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, intense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: alien invasion, mental illness, disaster, schizophrenic, little boy, haunted by the past, paranoia, child in peril, painting, alien, british soldier, spacecraft ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, big ben london, britain, london, new york
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Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a comet passes close to the earth, machines all over the world come alive and go on homicidal rampages. A group of people at a desolate truck stop are held hostage by a gang of homicidal 18-wheelers. The frightened people set out to defeat the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: truck, survival, suspense, supernatural, gas station, monster, car, crazy, hostage, animate object, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The grandchild of Professor James Moriarty had promised the world that it has only five days left to live. Moriarty is a master of disguise, a crack shot, and is very patient. Several government figures are shot to death, and it seems that it truly ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: villainess, assassination, conspiracy, satire, private detective, murder, nothing goes right, undercover, hidden identity, dishonesty, intrigue, misfit partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland yard, europe, scotland, london, washington d.c.
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The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, intense, suspenseful, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, survival, plague, vampire, isolation, cult, end of the world, apocalypse, transformation, loneliness, virus ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, year 1975, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, california, china ...
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The Noah (1975)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Noah, the sole remaining survivor on our planet after a nuclear holocaust, finds himself unable to to accept his unique predicament. To cope with his loneliness, he creates an imaginary companion, then a companion for his companion and finally an ...
Style: apocalyptic, allegory, avant garde, cult film
Plot: nuclear war, distopia, post apocalypse, imaginary friend, apocalypse, isolation, desert island, alien, loner, nuclear disaster, end of civilization, male female relationship ...
Time: post world war two, future
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Forever Yours (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two intertwining stories of a group of people dealing with their loved ones being attacked by zombies. One won't accept the loss, while the other seeks revenge on every undead creature she can hunt. Josh plans to propose to his girlfriend, ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, surprise ending
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, loss of loved one, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, eaten alive, zombie violence, infection, plague, anarchy, siege ...
Place: pennsylvania
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The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.
Style: dark, scary, suspenseful, bleak, absurd ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, pandemic, suspense, distopia, infection, experiment, zombie apocalypse, military, zombie child, monster ...
Time: future
Place: london
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Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire (2008)
Genre: Documentary, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A thirteen hour series which focuses on the Germanic, Britannic and other barbarian tribal wars with Rome which ultimately led to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. This series is centered on the campaigns and battles with the barbarian ...
Style: epic, serious, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: roman soldier, julius caesar, ancient rome, rebellion, murder, invasion, corruption, betrayal, emperor, historian, barbarian, tyranny ...
Place: rome italy, england
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The Time Machine (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, time machine, time traveler, cave, cannibal, mutant, chaos, disorder, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future, 20th century, distant future
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The Last Man (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Apocalyptic comedy finds a socially-challenged grad school student as one of the last two men on Earth with a beautiful woman.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, sex comedy, talky ...
Plot: apocalypse, love triangle, future dystopia, love and romance, contests and competitions, end of the world, post apocalypse, absurdism, farce, distopia, sexual content, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, society, catastrophe, end of the world, distopia, brutality, survival, chaos, countryside, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Place: tokyo
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Teens in the Universe (1975)
Genre: Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Interstellar expedition equipped by "pioneers"(soviet scouts) reached Alpha Kassiopea and found that smart robots took control on hole planet. Their only goal - to make happy , as they understand, their masters. Happines was, actually, ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, coming of age, space, planet, end of civilization, alien planet, alien civilization, space travel, robot
Place: ussr
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The Last of England (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.
Style: mind bending, political, experimental, sexy, serious ...
Plot: erotica, surrealism, art, lgbt, distopia, apocalypse, stream of consciousness, environmentalism, society, downfall, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, india, manhattan new york city ...
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The Last Battle (1983)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The plot explores the devastation of civilization and issues of brutality, hostility and isolation. Pierre Jolivet stars as the main character (identified only as "The Man" in the end credits) who is menaced by "The Brute" ...
Style: bleak, apocalyptic, stylized, atmospheric, experimental ...
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, survival, end of the world, catastrophe, doctors, isolation, battles, loneliness, hospital, alone in the world, art ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, paris france, france, japan
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To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A Star-ship discovers a dead alien space craft. All the humanoid crew are dead except for one woman. When revived she remembers nothing of the accident which crippled the space craft, and is brought back to earth to be studied.
Plot: alien planet, alien, distopia, artificial intelligence, surrealism, humanoid, female nudity, good versus evil, flashback, death of family, dna, mind control ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: ussr
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The Dead (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the last evacuation flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy (ROB FREEMAN) emerges as the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, apocalyptic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, infected, apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, cannibalism, eaten alive, violence, zombie attack, survival horror, military, living dead ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, west africa
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