My favorite apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies and TV showsby dmdb | created - 11 Jul 2011 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
Movies that present how the apocalypse could look like, what could cause it, or what would the world look like after
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1. The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Votes: 148,907 | Gross: $12.47M
2. Children of Men (2006)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Votes: 405,744 | Gross: $35.55M
3. Doomsday (2008)
R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.
Votes: 66,868 | Gross: $10.96M
4. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 331,521 | Gross: $45.06M
5. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
Votes: 232,927 | Gross: $28.64M
7. Equilibrium (2002)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
Votes: 285,526 | Gross: $1.20M
8. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
Votes: 604,234 | Gross: $256.39M
9. Quarantine (2008)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Votes: 62,885 | Gross: $31.69M
10. The Birds (1963)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Votes: 146,859 | Gross: $11.40M
11. The Book of Eli (2010)
R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 255,883 | Gross: $94.84M
13. Waterworld (1995)
PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
Votes: 159,256 | Gross: $88.25M
14. Arctic Blast (2010)
92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it then sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new Ice Age.
15. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 355,449 | Gross: $201.57M
17. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
Votes: 164,544 | Gross: $136.31M
18. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
Votes: 475,491 | Gross: $306.17M
19. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Votes: 202,410 | Gross: $79.96M
20. Monsters (2010)
R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.
Votes: 82,358 | Gross: $0.24M
21. Reign of Fire (2002)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet.
Votes: 115,870 | Gross: $43.06M
22. Resident Evil (2002)
R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
Votes: 222,950 | Gross: $40.12M
23. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters. With the help of Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera, Alice must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile.
Votes: 169,297 | Gross: $51.20M
24. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.
Votes: 167,242 | Gross: $50.65M
25. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Votes: 147,784 | Gross: $60.13M
27. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
Votes: 445,627 | Gross: $13.54M
28. Signs (2002)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Votes: 300,446 | Gross: $227.97M
29. Skyline (2010)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Votes: 81,774 | Gross: $21.37M
30. Surrogates (2009)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Votes: 159,846 | Gross: $38.58M
31. Terminator Salvation (2009)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?
Votes: 309,695 | Gross: $125.32M
32. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Votes: 368,424 | Gross: $186.74M
33. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,411,694 | Gross: $171.48M
34. Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The population of Detroit has almost completely disappeared, but a few remain. As daylight disappears they realize that the Dark is coming for them.
Votes: 23,266 | Gross: $0.02M
37. The Happening (2008)
R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
Votes: 178,616 | Gross: $64.51M
39. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
Votes: 150,673 | Gross: $79.37M
40. Deep Impact (1998)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
Votes: 145,769 | Gross: $140.46M
41. Evolution (2001)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.
Votes: 109,478 | Gross: $38.35M
43. The Invasion (I) (2007)
PG-13 | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
As a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.
Votes: 69,247 | Gross: $15.07M
44. I, Robot (2004)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
Votes: 441,252 | Gross: $144.80M
45. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Votes: 249,343 | Gross: $25.59M
46. The Lost Future (2010 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of post-apocalyptic survivors struggle to survive in a world where jungles, forests, primeval wetlands and deserts have obliterated civilization. They staunchly face genetically ... See full summary »
47. Super 8 (2011)
PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller