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 suspenseful, futuristic, serious, stylized, exciting and intense films and TV shows about / with post apocalyptic, survival, post apocalypse, dialogue, apocalypse, violence, danger, catastrophe, chase and mentor plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as post apocalyptic: Waterworld (1995), The Book of Eli (2010), The Road (2009), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Carriers (2009), Extinction (2015), 9 (2009), ARQ (2016), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Appleseed Alpha (2014).

List of post apocalyptic movies

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: futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, post apocalyptic, adventure, rescue, ocean or sea, future dystopia, water, ocean, danger, sailboat, chaos ...
Time: future
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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, lone wolves, brutality, christianity, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, danger, tough heroes, heroes, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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The Road (2009)
Genre: Adventure, 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, survival, father son relationship, starvation, post apocalyptic, single parent, dying, cannibalism, on the road, selflessness, worldwide chaos, loss of family member ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, survival, apocalypse, dark hero, desert, danger, dark future, post apocalyptic, chases and races, insanity, female warrior ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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Carriers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, plague, infection, biohazard, desperation, trust, post apocalyptic, friendship, life is a bitch, danger, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, suspense, intense, scary, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalyptic, epidemic, father daughter relationship, survival, loneliness, end of the world, virus, cannibalism, parenthood, wilderness, humanity ...
Time: future, 80s
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9 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: vestiges of humanity, steampunk, man versus machine, survival, parallel world, resistance, fate of humanity, friendship, objects come to life, technology gone awry, post apocalyptic, adventure ...
Time: future, 1940s
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ARQ (2016)
Genre: 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, psychological, suspense, tense, futuristic ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, post apocalyptic, tied to a chair, devastation, technology, survival, existentialism, memory, twists & turns, parallel universe, catastrophe ...
Time: future
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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, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, social misfits, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, future dystopia, insanity, paranoia, mystery, postmodernism, time loop ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: exciting, futuristic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mecha, cyberpunk, war, danger, save the world, androids and robots, heroic mission, battle zone, survival, demolished city, imaginary, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new york, japan, tokyo
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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, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, apocalypse, adventure, isolation, trapped, young heroes, danger, imaginary, youth, on the run, maze ...
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: apocalypse, tsunami, scientist, global warming, natural disaster, climate change, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, survival, library, evacuation, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new delhi, antarctica ...
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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, chick flick
Plot: survival, fighting the system, danger, rebellion, youth, society, rebelliousness, mentor, heroes, training, save the day, future dystopia ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Appleseed (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: futuristic, stylized, exciting, philosophical, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: androids and robots, a.i., genetic engineering, vestiges of humanity, cyberpunk, danger, apocalypse, technology gone awry, chaos, save the world, female warrior, post apocalyptic ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
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: exciting, futuristic, captivating, entertaining, epic ...
Plot: steampunk, revenge, resistance, survival, artifact, save the world, machine, robot, danger, escape, post apocalyptic, city ...
Time: future
Place: asia, big ben london
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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, humorous, light, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: teen comedy, family outing
Plot: couples, chaos, disorder, survival, partners, sitcom, odd couple, survivor, desert, danger, couple relations, post apocalyptic ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, tucson arizona, arizona
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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: scary, humorous, dark humor, entertaining, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, gory, prom, back from the dead, supernatural, anti heroes, save the day, violence, unlikely couple, survival, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
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Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, biting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, man versus machine, chase, killer robot, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, human android relationship, cyborgs, future dystopia, human versus computer, dark future, assassination attempt ...
Time: future, year 1973, 21st century, year 1984
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Black Bullet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Virus Gastrea menyebar seperti api, membuat setiap wadah yang terinfeksi bermutasi dengan cepat, mendapatkan kekuatan baru dan kemampuan dengan setiap tahap perkembangan, bahkan saat mereka terus menyerang, membunuh dan menginfeksi beberapa host ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak, rough
Plot: supernatural, heroes, deadly creature, deadly, danger, imaginary, chases and races, rivalry, monsters, post apocalyptic, zombie, supernatural romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan
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, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, bio weapon, end of the world, mutant, female soldier, monster, pistol, supernatural, survival, chases and races, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: society, future dystopia, rebelliousness, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, utopia, life is a bitch, human nature, chases and races, memory, youth, danger ...
Time: future
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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: bleak, futuristic, intense, talky, harsh ...
Plot: survival, starvation, rifle, knife, food, bow and arrow, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, forest, violence, isolation, female nudity ...
Time: near future, future
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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, surreal, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: clown, butcher, cannibalism, underground, suicide attempt, escape, french, crimes, planned murder, vegetarian, love and romance, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: france
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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: thought provoking, exciting, mind bending, serious, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, save the world, future dystopia, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, a.i., imaginary, technology gone awry, chosen one, cyberspace, philosophy ...
Time: future, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
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400 Days (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 4 would be astronauts spend 400 days in a land locked space simulator to test the psychological effects of deep space travel but, when something goes terribly wrong and they are forced to leave the simulation, they discover that everything on earth ...
Style: twist ending, bad ending, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: simulation, experiment, astronaut, spacecraft, post apocalyptic, trapped in space, post apocalypse, bunker, space travel, first contact, mars, natural disaster ...
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Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This Italian-Turkish co-production helmed by genre veteran Antonio Margheriti (using the pseudonym "Anthony M. Dawson") was cobbled together from a four-part science-fiction miniseries shown on Italian television. In prehistoric times, the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: monster, village, sword and sorcery, time travel, rivalry, danger, adventure, escapades, barbarian, magic, heroes, future dystopia ...
Time: future, prehistory, 80s
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Radioflash (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: When a nuclear device causes an electromagnetic pulse that kills power to more than 200 million people, a teenage girl must help lead her family to survival in a dark new world.
Style: thought provoking, apocalyptic, futuristic, dark, serious ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, doomsday, survival, female protagonist, post apocalyptic, teenage protagonist, highway, technology, post apocalypse, darkness, apocalypse, end of the world ...
Place: america
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The Brides of Sodom (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a post apocalyptic world where vampires named for Greek gods, and witches rule. It is a classic vampire story with some real twists: The plot centers around a male vampire named Eros who falls in love with a human named Samuel. Eros wants to ...
Plot: witch, vampire, love, love at first sight, incest, brother sister incest, blood drinking, post apocalyptic, belly dancer, anal sex, gay sex, love triangle ...
Place: dungeon
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It Comes at Night (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, brutal, psychological
Plot: infected, fear, paranoia, nightmare, hopelessness, violence, pandemic, darkness, forest, dog, cabin in the woods, post apocalypse ...
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Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On an isolated desert planet, a man who is looking for parts to repair his robotic companion teams up with a young woman searching for an imaginary lake.
Plot: lake, desert, robot, fish, climbing a tree, quest, sea, wound, spirituality, reading a book, fainting, comics ...
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