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 apocalyptic, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, visually appealing and serious films and TV shows about / with post apocalypse, distopia, dialogue, survival, apocalypse, catastrophe, chase, mentor, danger and end of the world 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: The Road (2009), Twelve Monkeys (1995), The Book of Eli (2010), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Carriers (2009), Mortal Engines (2018), Into the Forest (2015), Aftermath (2016), The Maze Runner (2014), The Survivalist (2015).

List of post apocalyptic 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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 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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 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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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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 6.0
 48K
Carriers (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: scary, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, virus, infection, pandemic, post apocalypse, road trip, biohazard, apocalypse, deadly virus, end of the world, supernatural, disease ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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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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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 4.8
 4K
Aftermath (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, humanity in peril, family, mutation, survival, husband wife relationship, disaster, distopia, danger
Place: washington state, usa
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 6.8
 468K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: survival, memory loss, maze, teenager, distopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, adventure, trapped, youth, fantasy world, twists and turns ...
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: 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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 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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 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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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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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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 6.6
 461K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, survival, rebellion, heroine, chosen one, choice, society, youth, teenage life, training, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, race against time, earthquake, future dystopia, heroic mission, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, one man army, life is a bitch, daring rescue, survival ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, new york, usa ...
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 7.6
 86K
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: surreal, art house, atmospheric, futuristic, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: distopia, dark humor, surrealism, cannibalism, food, clown, french, cannibal, post apocalypse, trippy, alternate reality, hunger ...
Time: future
Place: france
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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, entertaining, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, cyborgs, androids and robots, robot, post apocalypse, man versus machine, chase, artificial intelligence, dark future, killer robot, apocalypse, terminator ...
Time: future, near future, year 1984, year 2017, year 1997 ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles
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Attack on Titan (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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, stylized, talky, sexy, dark fantasy ...
Plot: monster, post apocalypse, giant, justice, brutality, superhero, mutation, violent, adaptation, visceral, fight, vengeance ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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 7.3
 332K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, philosophical, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, cyberpunk, post apocalypse, utopia, dystopic future, martial arts, rebellion, future dystopia, totalitarianism, gunfight, resistance ...
Time: future, 80s, 2000s
Place: beijing china, china
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 8.7
 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
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, philosophical, surreal, mind bending, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, martial arts, cyberpunk, philosophy, alternate reality, virtual reality, post apocalypse, gunfight, hacker, existentialism, fight ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: los angeles
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 6.0
 15K
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, suspense, exciting, bloody, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, post apocalypse, cyberpunk, creature, future dystopia, police detective, global warming, monster, supernatural, brutality, escapades, murder ...
Time: future, year 2008, 2000s, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london
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Appleseed Alpha (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, 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, serious, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, androids and robots, post apocalypse, save the world, heroic mission, cyborgs, female warrior, heroes, good versus evil, graphic violence, distopia, demolished city ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, new york
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 7.0
 667K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, scary, serious, apocalyptic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, deadly virus, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, end of the world, pandemic, chaos, vaccine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, year 1973
Place: israel, new jersey, philadelphia, moscow russia, canada ...
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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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 8.0
 187K
Akira (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, 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, adult animation, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, post apocalypse, experiment, distopia, hallucination, dystopic future, motorcycle gang, post thermonuclear war, protest, military, biker gang, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, year 2019, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 6.9
 18K
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, stylized, futuristic, adult animation, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: cyberpunk, post apocalypse, androids and robots, cyborgs, a.i., adventure, graphic violence, chaos, distopia, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, save the world ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan
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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: intense, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: space opera, space travel, post apocalypse, adventure, survival, future dystopia, space and aliens, distopia, alien, monster, bounty hunter, maze ...
Time: 80s, future
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 4.4
 11K
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: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: trapped in space, astronaut, space travel, survival, end of the world, bunker, insanity, parallel universe, experiment, isolation, catastrophe, mystery ...
Time: future
Place: new york
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 6.5
 925
The Zone (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in Northern Spain created a contaminated no-go zone and left the nearby provincial city and inhabitants in a state of shock and mourning. Three years later, while the city prepares for the ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, quarantine, murder, police, nuclear war, post apocalypse, twists and turns, society, distopia, disaster, family relations ...
Place: spain
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