Post apocalypse movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant post apocalypse movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out apocalyptic, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, visually appealing and serious films and TV shows about / with post apocalypse, distopia, survival, apocalypse, death, danger, end of the world, disaster, chase and monster plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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post apocalypse movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as post apocalypse: The Road (2009), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015), Snowpiercer (2013), Oblivion (2013), City of Ember (2008), I Am Legend (2007), Hidden (2015), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Survivalist (2015).

List of post apocalypse movies

 7.2
 241K
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, suspense, harsh, rough, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, starvation, on the road, catastrophe, journey, loss of family member, worldwide chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspense, serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, zombie, survival, adventure, teenager, desert, maze, young heroes, immunity, infection, confined ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 362K
Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, tense, allegory, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: post apocalypse, train, survival, distopia, revolution, winter, rebellion, future dystopia, social differences, class struggle, society, snow ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, 21st century, 2010s ...
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 7.0
 527K
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, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, alien invasion, alien, adventure, distopia, resistance, disorder, mysterious character, future dystopia, survival, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, washington d.c., pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 67K
City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, ...
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, suspense, stylized, apocalyptic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, save the day, survival, uncover truth, dystopic future, puzzle, end of the world, ancient mystery, underground city, friendship ...
Time: future
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 7.2
 758K
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, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, virus, distopia, supernatural, isolation, infected, secret hideout, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 22K
Hidden (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A family takes refuge in a fallout shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak.
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, epidemic, quarantine, underground, father daughter relationship, murder, bomb shelter, survival, nightmare, mother daughter relationship, twists and turns ...
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 8.0
 618K
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, non-linear, twist ending, confusing ...
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, apocalypse, insanity, time loop, paranoia, virus, psychology, alternate reality, social misfits, save the world, distopia ...
Time: future, 90s, 2030s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: philadelphia, maryland, baltimore, usa
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
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, surreal, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, desert, distopia, survival, apocalypse, chase, car, on the run, car chase, future dystopia, chaos, dark hero ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia
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The Survivalist (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.
Style: tense, atmospheric, harsh, futuristic, stylized ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, starvation, isolation, violence, visceral, depression, imagination, destiny, character study, crime gone awry, desperation ...
Time: future, near future
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A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Style: suspense, scary, macabre, suspenseful, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, deaf, silence, monster, alien creature, deafness, survival horror, alien invasion, creature, sign language ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, new york, new york state, america
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 6.8
 320K
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, heroic, biblical, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, lone hero, desert, religion, protector, faith, dystopic future, chaos, future dystopia, bible ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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 7.6
 578K
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, humorous, absurd, entertaining, parody ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, road trip, zombie apocalypse, virus, survival horror, amusement park, dark humor, chaos and mayhem, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa, texas, los angeles
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, sexy, apocalyptic, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, virus, end of the world, chaos, monster, one woman army, pandemic, zombie apocalypse, mutant, female warrior, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.6
 84K
See (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, suspense, tense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, blindness, clan, escape, distopia, warrior, tribe, blind character, blind man, blindness and impaired vision, loss of eyesight ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 84K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, stylized, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, post apocalypse, survival, human existence, extinction, adventure, changing the past or future, characters in danger, experiment, dangerous animal, fate of humanity ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
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 5.9
 78K
Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, distopia, future dystopia, society, cannibalism, survival, rescue, chaos, quarantine, antidote, chase ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2030s, 80s ...
Place: england, britain, london, scotland, europe ...
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 7.0
 141K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Luxembourg
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their ...
Style: surreal, adult animation, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, steampunk, apocalypse, technology gone awry, distopia, fate of humanity, life is a bitch, survival, save the world, vestiges of humanity, heroes, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 7.5
 528K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, creature, monster, survival, sign language, survival horror, silence, pregnancy, alien, self sacrifice, child in peril, creature feature ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: new york state
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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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, kidnapping, post apocalypse, alien invasion, alien, end of the world, bunker, paranoia, survivalist, bomb shelter, underground bunker, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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 6.3
 37K
The Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, zombie, illness, bunker, survival, pandemic, brother sister relationship, distopia, desperation, survivor, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: denmark
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 5.8
 17K
Extinction (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Style: scary, suspense, apocalyptic, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, zombie apocalypse, epidemic, end of the world, father daughter relationship, virus, monster, survival, wilderness, chase, distopia ...
Time: future, 80s
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 7.6
 252K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, fate of humanity, leadership, human existence, youth, nuclear holocaust, space station, survivor, rivalry, society, friendship ...
Time: future
Place: 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, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, post apocalypse, virus, survival, zombie apocalypse, living dead, survival horror, zombie attack, walking dead, plague, shopping mall ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: usa, midwest, wisconsin
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 6.1
 127K
Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan, China
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, dark fantasy, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, steampunk, female warrior, resistance, machine, tough girl, good versus evil, chase, survival, save the world, female assassin, engineer ...
Time: future
Place: london, big ben london, europe, asia
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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: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, end of the world, post apocalypse, apocalypse, catastrophe, environmental, climate change, scientist, stranded, global warming, survival ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, washington d.c., antarctica, california ...
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Into the Forest (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.
Style: apocalyptic, disturbing, melancholic, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, forest, distopia, rape, death of father, isolation, sisters, father daughter relationship, end of the world, sister sister relationship, loneliness ...
Time: future
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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most ...
Style: scary, stylized, exciting, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, monster, chase, virus, female fighter, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, plague, female assassin, pandemic, female protagonist ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, washington d.c., new york, moscow russia, russia
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 7.5
 416K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, virus, survival, epidemic, zombie apocalypse, rage, infected, end of the world, laboratory, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, britain, manchester ...
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 6.2
 198K
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, apocalyptic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, ocean, apocalypse, survival, adventure, sailing, distopia, water, sea, rescue, dystopic future, boat ...
Time: future
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