Post-apocalyptic | Pandemic/Epidemic | Disaster Moviesby vsmith889 | created - 08 May 2014 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
A collection of the end-of-the-world type movies I've seen and enjoyed, varying from infection to devastation and post-apocalyptia.
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1. The Road (I) (2009)
R | 111 min | Drama
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.
Votes: 213,834 | Gross: $0.06M
Pure post-apocalyptic wasteland, misery and the fight for survival.
2. Stake Land (2010)
R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary.
Votes: 39,519 | Gross: $0.02M
Beautiful (relatively unheard of) film, a lot like 'The Road'. Well worth getting on Blu-ray.
3. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
Beautiful movie. Well worth the watch.
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: 356,336 | Gross: $45.06M
5. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, 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 in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.
Votes: 654,416 | Gross: $256.39M
6. War of the Worlds (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival in this sci-fi action film.
Votes: 399,182 | Gross: $234.28M
Terrifying remake. Do not watch alone.
7. Parts Per Billion (2014)
R | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In the midst of a manmade biological disaster and a terrible fate, three couples try to find meaning in their lives.
Very similar to Contagion - a must-watch.
8. World War Z (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.
Votes: 572,239 | Gross: $202.36M
Genuinely scary zombie movie. Brad Pitt works his charm.
9. 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: 508,924 | Gross: $306.17M
'God bless America'
10. 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: 398,853 | Gross: $186.74M
Doesn't get much better.
11. 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: 70,413 | Gross: $10.96M
Enjoyable movie, although a bit bizarre. Reminiscent of Mad Max, 28 Days Later, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Rhona Mitra is brilliant.
12. 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: 237,837 | Gross: $40.12M
13. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice wakes up in Racoon city hospital after the city has been overrun by zombies. Alice must now make it out of the city before a mucilage bomb is dropped on the city.
Votes: 179,601 | Gross: $51.20M
14. 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: 177,336 | Gross: $50.65M
15. 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: 156,825 | Gross: $60.13M
16. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.
Votes: 128,202 | Gross: $42.35M
17. The 5th Wave (2016)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
Votes: 94,358 | Gross: $34.92M
18. 10.5 (2004)
Unrated | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.
Up there with the greats - quite similar to 'Volcano'.
19. Cloverfield (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
Votes: 360,424 | Gross: $80.05M
Terrifying 'handheld camera'-type film.
21. Interstellar (2014)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Votes: 1,377,246 | Gross: $188.02M
22. I Am Mother (2019)
TV-14 | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
Great Netflix Original. Very thought-provoking & intelligent sci-fi. Great acting performances from Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard.
23. IO (2019)
TV-14 | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.
24. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 820,565 | Gross: $154.06M
Very enjoyable - especially in 3D.
25. Contagion (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.
Votes: 211,167 | Gross: $75.66M
26. The Happening (2008)
R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
Votes: 189,915 | Gross: $64.51M
27. Blindness (2008)
R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.
Votes: 67,507 | Gross: $3.07M
Brilliant movie - upsetting and chilling.
28. 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: 280,896 | Gross: $94.84M
*beep* storyline but has one of the many great Tom Waits cameos; decent cinematography but unrealistic fighting scenes.
29. Volcano (1997)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.
Votes: 69,380 | Gross: $49.32M
Classic volcanic-eruption-in-middle-of-city movie.
30. 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 according to plan.
Votes: 248,269 | Gross: $28.64M
31. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.
Votes: 814,781 | Gross: $402.45M
32. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.
Votes: 359,127 | Gross: $229.09M
33. Jurassic Park III (2001)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.
Votes: 283,887 | Gross: $181.17M
36. Hell (2011)
R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.
Unique German movie about a small group of people roaming a desert-land earth. Very similar to 'The Road' and 'The Book of Eli'.
37. Monsters (2010)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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: 85,607 | Gross: $0.24M
38. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.
Votes: 78,839 | Gross: $32.13M
Excellent CGI movie.
39. Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
The remaining survivors of pan-global epidemic face a race against time to find a cure before they succumb to its zombie-inducing effects. Holed up in an abandoned military base, Tom and ... See full summary »
Zombie survival movie. Nice cinematography. Less in the acting but worth a watch.
40. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
R | 98 min | Animation, Action, Horror
Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield must battle a rogue warrior seeking revenge after unleashing the deadly G-Virus, whilst a mutated monster goes on a rampage.
Pretty standard animated movie, although a must-watch for Resident Evil fans.
41. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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: 213,354 | Gross: $79.96M
42. The Crazies (2010)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.
Votes: 106,956 | Gross: $39.12M
For when you've got nothing else to watch.
43. Poseidon (2006)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.
Votes: 94,432 | Gross: $60.67M
44. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
R | 101 min | Action, Horror
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.
Votes: 225,775 | Gross: $59.02M
45. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.
Votes: 487,676 | Gross: $13.54M
46. Melancholia (2011)
R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi