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 suspenseful, serious, bad ending, suspense, exciting and intense films and TV shows about / with apocalypse, survival, chaos, danger, chase, end of the world, dialogue, death, catastrophe and storytelling 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: War of the Worlds (2005), 2012 (2009), World War Z (2013), Legion (2010), I Am Legend (2007), The Maze Runner (2014), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Book of Eli (2010), The Mist (2007), Knowing (2009).

List of apocalypse movies

War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, invasion, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, parents and children, escapades, adventure, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, rome italy, algeria ...
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 5.8
 332K
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, suspenseful, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, tsunami, catastrophe, foreknowledge, evacuation, forces of nature, human existence, chaos, air disaster, vestiges of humanity, destruction ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2011 ...
Place: pasadena california, washington d.c., big ben london, tibet, wisconsin ...
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 7.0
 560K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, serious, epic, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, deadly virus, save the world, infected, scientist, un, chaos, plague, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, jerusalem, south korea, philadelphia, israel ...
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 5.2
 94K
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, biblical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, angel, good versus evil, demons, save the world, survival, desert, pregnancy, supernatural, heroic mission, chaos, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.2
 642K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, zombie, survival, plague, loneliness, future dystopia, post apocalypse, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 6.8
 392K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: 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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, memory loss, survival, adventure, young heroes, isolation, trapped, danger, maze, youth, imaginary, post apocalyptic ...
Time: future
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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: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: apocalypse, tsunami, natural disaster, global warming, catastrophe, scientist, chaos, evacuation, climate change, post apocalyptic, survival, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new delhi, antarctica ...
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 6.9
 275K
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, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, post apocalyptic, warrior, post apocalypse, lone wolves, future dystopia, danger, christianity, brutality, tough heroes ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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 7.1
 264K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
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: bleak, suspenseful, scary, bad ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, fog, monster, trapped, alternate dimension, fear, creature, deadly creature, insanity, death, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 6.2
 210K
Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: suspenseful, bleak, scary, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, changing the past or future, prediction, prophecy, professor, scientist, air disaster, foreknowledge, code, destiny, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 5.3
 41K
The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
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: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, starvation, quarantine, survival, danger, dehumanization, global warming, vestiges of humanity, cannibalism, chaos, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
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 7.2
 210K
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, rough, harsh, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalyptic, survival, starvation, father son relationship, post apocalypse, dying, cannibalism, single parent, chaos, journey, selflessness ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 5.2
 92K
The 5th Wave (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, danger, alien invasion, obsessive quest, adventure, survival, mysterious character, tsunami, youth, teenage life, genocide ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio
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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, plague, supernatural, future dystopia, fear, walking dead, post apocalypse, danger, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
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 6.1
 65K
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, suspenseful, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, post war, postman, drifter, adventure, life is a bitch, danger, dystopic future, leadership, brutality ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
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 6.7
 79K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, adventure, fate of humanity, society, worldwide chaos, chaos, chases and races, danger, search, parents and children ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
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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, serious, atmospheric, road movie, tense ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, on the road, race against time, track down, chaos, escapades, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 6.2
 169K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 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, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, rescue, adventure, ocean or sea, future dystopia, water, ocean, post apocalypse, danger, global warming ...
Time: future
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 5.8
 231K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, exciting, biblical, epic, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, forces of nature, survival, human nature, end of the world, chosen one, belief, chaos, moral dilemma, ship, god or devil, christianity ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 5.0
 188K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, suspenseful, bleak, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, plague, survival, supernatural, family in danger, danger, on the run, chaos and mayhem, suicide, paranoia, hysteria, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, paris france, florida ...
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Terminator Salvation (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, killer robot, man versus machine, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, save the world, army, androids and robots, dystopic future, fate of humanity, resistance, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 468K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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: humorous, absurd, not serious, funny, dark humor ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, plague, apocalypse, survival, road trip, zombie apocalypse, danger, chaos and mayhem, parody, killings, young man, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., cross country, usa, texas, california
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 7.9
 52K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, secret, conspiracy, isolation, leadership, courage, danger, heroes, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
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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, rough, dark humor, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, chaos and mayhem, zombie apocalypse, siege, group of strangers, death, mass murder, shopping mall, gory, infected ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: wisconsin, usa, midwest
Is relevant ?
 4.3
 23K
Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: ambiguous ending, scary, twist ending, surreal, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, violence, murder, airport, suicide, cell phone, virus, on the road, zombie, survival, teenage girl, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, maine, new england
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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.
Style: touching, humorous, road movie, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: road trip, apocalypse, end of the world, romance, fall in love, loneliness, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, chaos, media coverage, suicide, on the road ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
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 6.6
 364K
This Is the End (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
Style: not serious, humorous, dark humor, feel good, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, actor, party, farce, survival, disorder, celebrity, panic, monster, end of the world, saint, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.0
 459K
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, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, mysterious character, disorder, evil alien, space and aliens, danger, resistance, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city
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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: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, futuristic ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, back from the dead, chaos, danger, cannibalism, found footage, zombie apocalypse, death, survival, gory, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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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, atmospheric, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien, bunker, underground bunker, paranoia, kidnapping, strong female character, survival, alien invasion, ufo, psychological manipulation, twists & turns ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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