After Earth: Movies & TV About the End of the World

by IMDb-Editors | created - 28 May 2013 | updated - 13 Jun 2013 | Public

Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest physicists of our time, recently predicted that the human race will not survive another 1,000 years "without escaping our fragile planet," suggesting that space exploration will be the salvation of our species. The new film After Earth and the upcoming release Elysium certainly support that theory, but many other movies and television series have played out scenarios involving the world ending in a variety of ways. Here are a few of our favorites.