Apocalypse movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant apocalypse movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out apocalyptic, suspenseful, suspense, serious, visually appealing and weird films and TV shows about / with survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, dialogue, danger, disaster, chaos, chase, death and catastrophe plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as apocalypse: World War Z (2013), 2012 (2009), I Am Legend (2007), The Road (2009), War of the Worlds (2005), The Book of Eli (2010), 28 Days Later (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Knowing (2009), Zombieland (2009).

List of apocalypse movies

 7.0
 656K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Malta
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, zombie apocalypse, deadly virus, epidemic, survival, save the world, end of the world, post apocalypse, scientist, chaos ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: nova scotia, israel, new jersey, philadelphia, jerusalem ...
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 5.8
 375K
2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, natural disaster, catastrophe, tsunami, forces of nature, humanity in peril, race against time, human existence, vestiges of humanity, survival ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, near future, year 2010 ...
Place: las vegas, los angeles, british columbia, mount everest, usa ...
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 7.2
 747K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, virus, supernatural, distopia, infected, plague, quarantine, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 7.2
 238K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: bleak, harsh, rough, gloomy, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, catastrophe, on the road, starvation, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, end of the world, alien, space and aliens, survival, evil alien, invasion, disaster, first contact, destruction, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, south america, australia ...
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 6.8
 316K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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.
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, heroic, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, lone hero, dystopic future, future dystopia, chaos, religion, protector, warrior, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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 7.5
 409K
28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, virus, apocalypse, survival, epidemic, zombie apocalypse, infected, rage, end of the world, plague, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, manchester ...
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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, apocalypse, post apocalypse, catastrophe, end of the world, climate change, global warming, scientist, environmental, stranded, tsunami ...
Time: 2000s, future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, washington d.c., antarctica, california ...
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 6.2
 234K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, disaster, supernatural, catastrophe, prophecy, foreknowledge, code, air disaster, professor, scientist, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, september 11 2001, 50s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
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 7.6
 569K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: funny, absurd, humorous, parody, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, survival, road trip, dark humor, survival horror, amusement park, chaos and mayhem, supernatural, virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa, texas, los angeles
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 5.3
 45K
The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, starvation, ice age, epidemic, vestiges of humanity, distopia, underground bunker, quarantine, cannibalism, dehumanization ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, kidnapping, alien, bunker, underground bunker, bomb shelter, paranoia, survivalist, survival, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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 6.2
 196K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, entertaining, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, ocean, adventure, sailing, sea, dystopic future, distopia, rescue, water, future dystopia ...
Time: future
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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, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, virus, plague, living dead, survival horror, walking dead, zombie outbreak, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: wisconsin, usa, midwest
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, road movie, suspense, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, desert, distopia, chase, future dystopia, car chase, car, dark hero, on the run, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia
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 7.1
 307K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: scary, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, religious fanatic, spider, creature, trapped, survival horror, chaos and mayhem, fog, deadly creature, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 7.0
 520K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, visually appealing, cerebral, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, future dystopia, alien invasion, survival, dystopic future, disorder, space travel, outer space, resistance, adventure, mysterious character ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 206K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, road movie, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, chase, car chase, vengeance, dystopic future, chaos, revenge, violence spree, biker, car, future dystopia ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 6.7
 423K
Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspense, exciting, sentimental, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, astronaut, outer space, catastrophe, save the world, space travel, disaster, nasa, self sacrifice, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., paris france, usa, shanghai ...
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Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 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.
Style: scary, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, post apocalypse, supernatural, zombie apocalypse, monster, one man army, survival, heroine, experiment gone awry, infected, heroic mission ...
Time: future
Place: las vegas, salt lake city utah, utah, alaska
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 6.4
 114K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: 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: suspense, scenic, psychotronic, apocalyptic, exciting ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, disaster, comet, humanity in peril, catastrophe, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, vestiges of humanity, panic, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, kentucky, atlanta georgia, usa ...
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 7.9
 496K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 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.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, bleak, depressing, breathtaking ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, distopia, survival, chaos, heroic mission, end of the world, post apocalypse, pandemic, redemption, childlessness, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, washington state, poland ...
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 5.2
 105K
Legion (2010)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope for survival lies in a group of strangers trapped in an out-of-the-way, desert diner with the Archangel Michael.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, apocalypse, good versus evil, save the world, survival, god, fallen angel, desert, religion, supernatural, heroes, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north america, los angeles
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 6.8
 460K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: survival, memory loss, maze, teenager, adventure, apocalypse, distopia, trapped, post apocalypse, youth, fantasy world, young heroes ...
Time: future
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 7.6
 214K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, virus, train, zombie attack, pandemic, zombie apocalypse, quarantine, father daughter relationship, survival horror, living dead ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: south korea, busan, korea, east asia, seoul
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 8.0
 613K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, non-linear, mind bending ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, apocalypse, time loop, paranoia, virus, insanity, alternate reality, psychology, plague, save the world, social misfits ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1990, year 1996, 2030s ...
Place: philadelphia, maryland, baltimore, usa
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 5.2
 109K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: alien invasion, apocalypse, alien, end of the world, survival, adventure, post apocalypse, obsessive quest, invasion, space and aliens, escapades, virus ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: ohio, usa, tower bridge london, london, new york ...
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These Final Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, serious, sexy ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, post apocalypse, redemption, party, race against time, life is a bitch, chaos, on the road, natural disaster, little girl, murder ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 6.1
 74K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, dystopic future, postman, justice, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, adventure, drifter, post war, leadership, brutality ...
Time: future, year 2013, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
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 5.0
 207K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: apocalypse, virus, end of the world, survival, disaster, natural disaster, suicide, plague, family in danger, catastrophe, paranoia, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, france, manhattan new york city ...
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