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, tense, bleak and intense films and TV shows about / with apocalypse, survival, danger, chaos, dialogue, chase, catastrophe, end of the world, death 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), I Am Legend (2007), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Book of Eli (2010), The Mist (2007), Legion (2010), The Maze Runner (2014), The Road (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, invasion, evil alien, space and aliens, survival, danger, destruction, escapades, parents and children, end of the world, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, europe, rome italy ...
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, tsunami, catastrophe, foreknowledge, natural disaster, evacuation, human existence, forces of nature, destruction, chaos, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, near future ...
Place: washington d.c., big ben london, tibet, wisconsin, china ...
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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, epic, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, deadly virus, save the world, scientist, infected, chaos, plague, un, vaccine, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, jerusalem, philadelphia, israel, north korea ...
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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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, post apocalypse, future dystopia, loneliness, plague, experiment, danger, isolation, chaos, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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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, family outing, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, natural disaster, catastrophe, tsunami, end of the world, global warming, scientist, forces of nature, evacuation, chaos, climate change, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, new delhi, usa, antarctica, california ...
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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, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, warrior, chaos, brutality, lone wolves, post apocalypse, danger, future dystopia, tough heroes, christianity ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, 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, bad ending, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, fog, creature, fear, trapped, deadly creature, insanity, alternate dimension, death, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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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: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, apocalypse, good versus evil, save the world, demons, desert, survival, pregnancy, supernatural, heroic mission, god, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, survival, memory loss, adventure, maze, young heroes, youth, isolation, imaginary, trapped, danger, teenagers ...
Time: future
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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, harsh, rough, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalyptic, survival, starvation, post apocalypse, father son relationship, dying, on the road, journey, selflessness, single parent, loss of family member ...
Time: future
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, atmospheric, serious, emotional, road movie ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, race against time, life is a bitch, on the road, chaos, redemption, little girl, track down, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, vestiges of humanity, drifter, post war, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, justice, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2040s
Place: usa, oregon
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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: end of the world, apocalypse, alien invasion, danger, tsunami, adventure, obsessive quest, survival, mysterious character, youth, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, bangkok thailand, ohio
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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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, survival, chaos and mayhem, post apocalypse, group of strangers, death, mass murder, shopping mall, siege, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: wisconsin, usa, midwest
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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, post apocalypse, plague, supernatural, fear, future dystopia, walking dead, death, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
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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: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, twist ending, intense ...
Plot: apocalypse, bunker, underground bunker, alien invasion, post apocalypse, alien, survivalist, paranoia, kidnapping, strong female character, survival, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
Is relevant ?
 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, exciting, scary, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, changing the past or future, prophecy, prediction, professor, scientist, foreknowledge, code, destiny, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa
Is relevant ?
 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, tense, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, plague, family in danger, danger, suicide, paranoia, end of the world, supernatural, forces of nature, hysteria, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, paris france, nebraska ...
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, adventure, fate of humanity, society, worldwide chaos, chases and races, nanotechnology, danger, parents and children, chaos ...
Time: near future, future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, starvation, survival, quarantine, dehumanization, vestiges of humanity, danger, cannibalism, global warming, chaos, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
Is relevant ?
 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, adventure, survival, ocean, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, rescue, water, future dystopia, sailing, dystopic future, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 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, epic, biblical, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, forces of nature, survival, christianity, god, adventure, human nature, end of the world, god or devil, angel, chaos, belief ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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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, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, man versus machine, killer robot, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, save the world, army, dystopic future, androids and robots, resistance, fate of humanity, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
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 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, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, survival, danger, road trip, chaos and mayhem, parody, killings, amusement park, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, texas, california
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 179K
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, cult film, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chase, vengeance, car chase, future dystopia, violence spree, deadly, danger, chases and races, chaos, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 375K
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: save the world, end of the world, apocalypse, nasa, space travel, astronaut, self sacrifice, adventure, outer space, asteroid, race against time, destruction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, washington d.c., shanghai china ...
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 7.6
 8K
Survivors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, virus, plague, survival, deadly virus, danger, group of strangers, politician, chaos, scientist, ex convict, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, isolation, leadership, courage, secret, nuclear holocaust, danger, conspiracy, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
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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: apocalypse, road trip, loneliness, end of the world, romance, fall in love, chaos, media coverage, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, suicide, on the road ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, england
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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, serious ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, found footage, back from the dead, chaos, zombie apocalypse, danger, cannibalism, death, survival, gory, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
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