Apocalyptic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant apocalyptic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out apocalyptic, suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting and captivating films and TV shows about / with apocalypse, survival, danger, death, end of the world, post apocalypse, virus, catastrophe, violence and brutality plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
apocalyptic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as apocalyptic: Cargo (2017), Life (2017), Snowpiercer (2020), Devilman Crybaby (2018), Geostorm (2017), Peninsula (2020), Contagion (2011), Good Omens (2019), Seoul Station (2016), The War of the Worlds (2019).

List of apocalyptic movies

Cargo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles to find a new home for his baby daughter.
Style: apocalyptic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, bleak
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, pandemic, aborigine, father daughter relationship, boat, community, survival, australian, infected, baby, danger ...
Time: near future
Place: australia, south australia
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Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: tragic ending, apocalyptic, scary, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: space station, survival horror, trapped in space, lovecraftian, monster, alien life-form, mars, space travel, astronaut, outer space, twists & turns, research ...
Time: near future, future
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Snowpiercer (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting ...
Style: apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, struggle for survival, class distinction, rebellion, train, apocalypse, class system, humanity, inequality, distopia, humanity in peril, survival ...
Time: 2020s
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Devilman Crybaby (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Akira Fudo learns from his best friend Ryo Asuka that demons will revive and reclaim the world from humans. With humans hopeless against this threat, Ryo suggests combining with a demon. With this, Akira becomes Devilman, a being with the power of ...
Style: apocalyptic, psychological, captivating, intense, bleak ...
Plot: demon, eroticism, satan, alternate reality, save the world, contests and competitions, chaos and mayhem, demons, friendship, super powers, love, good versus evil ...
Time: 2010s
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Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: ...
Style: disaster movie, apocalyptic, psychotronic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, storm, disaster film, tsunami, humanity in peril, climate change, hurricane, global warming, ecological disaster, weather manipulation ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019
Place: manhattan new york city, hong kong, washington d.c., shanghai china, paris france ...
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Peninsula (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula
Style: apocalyptic, macabre, bloody, dark, suspense ...
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, post apocalypse, brutality, living dead, runaway, survival, death, army, undead, money, car chase ...
Time: 2020s
Place: busan, south korea, korea, hong kong
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Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, apocalyptic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, plague, pandemic, quarantine, infected, scientist, disaster film, vaccine, fate of humanity, research, infection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: asia, usa, hong kong, san francisco, london ...
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Good Omens (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 328 min.
TV show
Story: In 2019 the world is on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But follies ensue — Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find ...
Style: witty, exciting, captivating, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, demon, devil, heaven and hell, armageddon, fallen angel, prophecy, antichrist, end of the world, foe turned friend, good versus evil, hell ...
Place: england, usa, london, africa
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Seoul Station (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Suk-gyu is desperately looking for his runaway daughter. He spares neither money nor effort and after a while his search leads to results. One of his contacts claims to have found the girl. But joy is replaced by shock when he finds out that she ...
Style: apocalyptic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: apocalypse, death threat, murder, subway, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, violence, death, zombie, zombie outbreak, danger, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: seoul, north korea
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The War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Edwardian England, George and his partner Amy attempt to defy the prejudices of society and start a life together, all the while swerving the ongoing chaos of an alien invasion.
Style: apocalyptic, bleak, suspense, tense
Plot: alien invasion, end of the world, post apocalypse, alien attack, apocalypse, alien, alien race, ufo, survival, alien contact, surprise attack, fight ...
Time: edwardian era, 1900s, turn of the century, 2010s, 20th century ...
Place: england
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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A sheltered girl gets a crash course in survival when a mutant attack sends her to the surface, far from the safety of her underground home.
Style: exciting, colourful, sincere, apocalyptic, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: obsessive quest, friendship, teenage protagonist, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, survival, showdown, mystery, post apocalypse, search, escapades, fate of humanity ...
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Daylight's End (2016)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures, a rogue drifter on a vengeful hunt stumbles across a band of survivors in an abandoned police station and reluctantly agrees to try to ...
Style: apocalyptic, tense, suspenseful, brutal, rough ...
Plot: epidemic, post apocalypse, vampire, zombie survival, survival horror, zombie violence, plague, virus, survival, terror, zombie outbreak, terminal illness ...
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Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 1 min.
TV show
Story: The web series tells the story of a group of passengers aboard a commercial airplane during the earliest moments of the outbreak. Over the course of the series, the plane and the lives of its passengers are put in jeopardy once they discover an ...
Style: apocalyptic, suspenseful, suspense, rough, scary ...
Plot: zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, zombie, epidemic, outburst, survival, disease, deadly virus, pandemic, virus, mutation, worldwide chaos ...
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A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, dinosaur, time machine, adventure, evolution, experiment gone awry, danger, escapades, heroic mission, survival, disorder, technology ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: chicago illinois
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Disaster! (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A spoof of disaster films, an asteroid is coming towards earth and Harry Bottoms is in charge of saving us all...again...
Style: parody, witty, humorous, not serious, apocalyptic ...
Plot: adventure, disorder, friends, heroes, save the world, heroic mission, danger, escapades, catastrophe, collision, space and aliens, chases and races ...
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Radioflash (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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: futuristic, thought provoking, dark, serious, apocalyptic ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, end of the world, father daughter relationship, post apocalypse, female protagonist, distopia, trip, car accident, darkness, trick, technology ...
Time: future
Place: idaho, america
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Alien Predator (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 3 young friends are on vacation in Spain, until weird things begin to occur and then a man from NASA tells them what's really going on: Dangerous Alien Organisms from the Apollo 14 Moon Mission, which was tested on animals on SkyLab. But then ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, apocalyptic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, monster, scientist, disease, nasa, love triangle, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, deadly creature, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Mabuse, criminal mastermind - returns in this epic steam punk thriller, in which six interwoven tales document the downfall of Dr. Mabuse and his city "Etiopomar".
Style: gothic, apocalyptic, suspense, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: power struggle, scientist, revenge, good versus evil, escape, murder, conspiracy, politics, betrayal, megalomaniac, fight, race against time ...
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Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, pandemic, survival horror, zombie attack, train, survival, quarantine, living dead, train crash, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
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Final: The Rapture (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Argentina, Costa Rica
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gritty, international tale of four separate stories woven together by a common theme: the Rapture.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, apocalyptic ...
Plot: apocalypse, rapture, crimes, danger, worldwide chaos, religions or cults, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, rescue, race against time, christian propaganda, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo, rio de janeiro, buenos aires argentina
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Dr. Stone (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he's not alone! His science-loving friend Senku's been ...
Style: captivating, intellectual, futuristic, funny, educational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: science, friendship, survival, teamwork, apocalypse, mad scientist, heroic mission, post apocalypse, environmentalism, scientist, humanity, problem solving ...
Time: future
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Arctic Apocalypse (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A massive influx of glacial melting triggers a new ice age in the Northern Hemisphere, forcing a family to make their way across the ice-covered landscape before they are frozen out for good.
Style: apocalyptic, exciting, tense, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: ice age, natural disaster, disaster film, apocalypse, arctic, destruction, end of the world, struggle for survival, cold, tidal wave, forces of nature, avalanche ...
Place: usa, california
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Another Life (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After a massive alien artifact lands on Earth, Niko Breckinridge leads an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.
Style: tense, apocalyptic, touching, disturbing, futuristic ...
Plot: outer space, spacecraft, astronaut, space shuttle, danger, survival, heroic mission, space mission, space exploration, parents and children, catastrophe, family relations ...
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Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.
Style: macabre, suspense, scary, apocalyptic, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie, survival horror, virus, violence, blood, danger, imaginary, distopia, terminal illness, heroes, deadly, walking dead ...
Time: future
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Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, 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, absurd, parody, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, dark humor, road trip, danger, plague, survival horror, chaos and mayhem, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, los angeles, washington d.c., california
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COVID-21: Lethal Virus (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The climate change has released an ancient rabies virus trapped in the Antarctica ice. A female scientist tries to get to the laboratory to create a cure to save the world, protected by an eccentric and two members of the special forces.
Style: apocalyptic, disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: scientist, virus, humanity in peril, deadly virus, fate of humanity, survival horror, humanity, death threat, apocalypse, against humanity, vestiges of humanity, vaccine ...
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Cagaster of an Insect Cage (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Thirty years after a disease that turns the infected into carnivorous insects emerged, a young exterminator and a teenage girl search for her mother.
Style: apocalyptic, captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Plot: transformation, disease, combat, infestation, fantasy world, adventure, young heroes, young girl, teamwork, riddles and clues, virus, showdown ...
Time: distant future
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The Collapse (2019)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France
TV show
Story: What if the terrible general "collapse" of our civilization, the collapse everyone is talking about right now, really happened soon? Several destinies of individuals and families, at different times of the collapse, trying to survive as ...
Style: apocalyptic, captivating, thought provoking, tense
Plot: end of the world, human existence, fate of humanity, social problems, post apocalypse, humanity, society, apocalypse, lifestyle, human relationship, judiciary, social issues ...
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Zombie Apocalypse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie survival, supernatural, apocalypse, zombie, graphic violence, gory, survival, plague, deadly, escapades, danger ...
Place: usa, paris france
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Resident Evil (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain ...
Style: scary, suspense, futuristic, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, bio weapon, virus, infected, experiment gone awry, mutant, survival, quarantine, imaginary, gory, monster ...
Time: future, 2000s, near future
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