Post apocalyptic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant post apocalyptic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out futuristic, suspenseful, visually appealing, exciting, stylized and serious films and TV shows about / with post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, distopia, dialogue, survival, mentor, danger, catastrophe, apocalypse and chase plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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post apocalyptic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as post apocalyptic: The Road (2009), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Book of Eli (2010), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Waterworld (1995), Extinction (2015), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Terminator Genisys (2015), The Matrix (1999), Aftermath (2016).

List of post apocalyptic movies

 7.2
 219K
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: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, cannibalism, on the road, chaos, dying, protective parent, selflessness ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, South Africa
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, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, chase, survival, dark hero, distopia, danger, apocalypse, desert, dark future, anti hero ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 6.9
 287K
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, tense, biblical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, warrior, dystopic future, chaos, future dystopia, lone wolves, danger, life is a bitch, lone hero ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, san francisco
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 8.0
 567K
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, mind bending, atmospheric, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, plague, save the world, paranoia, post apocalyptic, insanity, time loop, post apocalypse, social misfits, changing the past or future, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1990 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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 6.2
 176K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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: adventure, apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, ocean, rescue, future dystopia, water, sailing, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan, China
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, serious, stylized, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, end of the world, post apocalyptic, chaos, zombie apocalypse, bio weapon, female fighter, zombie, survival, danger, apocalypse, strong female lead ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.9
 16K
Extinction (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, intense, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, zombie, epidemic, end of the world, father daughter relationship, parenthood, wilderness, chase, betrayal, mystery ...
Time: future, 80s
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, tsunami, global warming, scientist, chaos, post apocalyptic, climate change, forces of nature, evacuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, new delhi, antarctic ...
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Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, man versus machine, cyborgs, androids and robots, post apocalyptic, chase, post apocalypse, artificial intelligence, killer robot, imaginary, human android relationship, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 1990s, year 1997, 2010s, year 1984 ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles
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 8.7
 1.6M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, chosen one, man versus machine, distopia, hacker, virtual reality, save the world, alternate reality, philosophy, imaginary ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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 4.9
 4K
Aftermath (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Copeland family battle for survival when civilization comes to an apocalyptic end, triggered by massive storms, meteor strikes, earthquakes, a plague - and the rise of supernatural creatures.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, exciting
Plot: post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, survival, family, humanity in peril, danger, mutation, husband wife relationship, united states of america
Place: washington state, usa
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 6.1
 97K
Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
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: captivating, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, sinister ...
Plot: steampunk, post apocalypse, resistance, survival, artifact, post apocalyptic, danger, save the world, female warrior, female fighter, power, female assassin ...
Time: future
Place: london, big ben london, europe, asia
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 6.4
 33K
ARQ (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two old friends living in a dystopic future become trapped in a mysterious time loop — one that may have something to do with an ongoing battle between an omnipotent corporation and a ragtag band of rebels.
Style: enigmatic, twist ending, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, parallel universe, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, memory, devastation, tied to a chair, technology, survival, existentialism, twists & turns ...
Time: future
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 6.8
 407K
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: twists and turns, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, apocalypse, imaginary, maze, isolation, trapped, society, memory loss, youth, young heroes, danger ...
Time: future
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 6.0
 43K
Carriers (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, infection, biohazard, pandemic, plague, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, desperation, deadly virus, trust, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 417K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: youth, fighting the system, survival, future dystopia, society, rebellion, distopia, danger, young heroes, rebelliousness, mentor, training ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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: intense, harsh, tense, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, starvation, isolation, violence, desperation, maggot, mother daughter relationship, visceral, rifle, very little dialogue ...
Time: future, near future
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Escape from L.A. (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, one man army, race against time, post apocalyptic, lone wolves, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, life is a bitch, daring rescue, heroic mission, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, new york ...
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Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of ...
Style: mecha, exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, cyberpunk, danger, save the world, post apocalypse, war, heroic mission, post apocalyptic, graphic violence, heroes, demolished city ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo
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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: disturbing, melancholic, bleak, futuristic, canadian science fiction ...
Plot: forest, survival, power outage, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, strong female character, distopia, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, fire, isolation, female director ...
Time: future
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 6.2
 12K
Split Second (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature. Now the creature is back and its after him.
Style: futuristic, bleak, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cyberpunk, plague, post apocalyptic, future dystopia, flooding, danger, escapades, global warming, murder, distopia, contamination ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london
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 7.1
 131K
9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: steampunk, vestiges of humanity, post apocalypse, apocalypse, fate of humanity, survival, man versus machine, parallel world, technology gone awry, save the world, friendship, danger ...
Time: future, 1940s
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 7.6
 79K
Delicatessen (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his ...
Style: dark humor, futuristic, cult film, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: distopia, cannibalism, clown, satire, escape, post apocalyptic, underground, butcher, suicide attempt, post apocalypse, french, neighbor ...
Time: future
Place: france
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 7.0
 17K
Appleseed (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In a utopian society created at the end of the third world war, a female warrior who has been plucked from the badlands begins to see cracks in this new facade. And what does this community have planned for the rest of humankind?
Style: mecha, exciting, futuristic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids and robots, a.i., vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, genetic engineering, imaginary, graphic violence, danger, post apocalypse, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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Dance of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With Prom only hours away, the usual suspects of Cosa High (Cheerleaders, geeks, bad boys and the happy-go-lucky student council alike) are preoccupied with the annual rituals of teendom. On the night of the big dance when the dead unexpectedly rise ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, back from the dead, prom, gory, supernatural, save the day, anti hero, anti heroes, unlikely couple, violence, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
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The Last Man on Earth (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: Phil Miller, who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors.
Style: not serious, offbeat, humorous, exciting, sitcom ...
Audience: family outing, teen comedy
Plot: survival, couples, alone in the world, disorder, partners, chaos, danger, post apocalypse, virus, odd couple, survivor, desert ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, tucson arizona, arizona
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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women makes an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a medical expedition. Combining their ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, adventure, future dystopia, bounty hunter, danger, survival, woman in danger, daring rescue, heroic mission, rescue, chases and races, race against time ...
Time: 80s, future
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 8.0
 158K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are pulled into the post-apocalyptic underworld of Neo-Tokyo and forced to fight for their very survival. Kaneda is a bike gang leader, and Tetsuo is a member of a tough motorcycle crew who becomes involved in a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, cult film, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, military, motorcycle gang, experiment, distopia, protest, mutation, government corruption, scientist, nuclear holocaust, save the world, hallucination ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, year 2019
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 100 years ago, titans suddenly appeared on Earth. Soon, human civilization veered on collapse due to the titans. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within the giant walls, humans lived in peace, but, 100 years later, the giant wall ...
Style: macabre, talky, stylized, intense, visually appealing ...
Plot: monster, post apocalypse, mutation, vengeance, extinction, fight scenes, justice, live action, giant, violence, visceral, violent ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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Seraph of the End (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: In 2012, the world allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a human-made virus, ravaging the global populace and leaving only children untouched. It is at this time that vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth, likely followed by age-old ...
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, bleak
Plot: friendship, dark fantasy, vampirism, weapons, demon, virus, sword, angel, post apocalypse, supernatural power, super strength, demons ...
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