Possibly, the 50+ Worst Ever Apocalyptic Films!

by emleml | created - 11 Jul 2015 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

These films all focus on the potential end of the world including accidental, viral outbreak, post-apocalyptic, nuclear, alien invasions, machines and environmental catastrophes. These are possibly the worst films of this genre but everyone is entitled to make up their own mind!

These films all rate less than 5.0 on IMDB. You want prefer to review The 200+ Best Apocalyptic Films Rated 6+ (Categorized!) or even films with a slightly lower rating: The 90+ Apocalyptic Films That Didn't Quite Make the Top 200 List (Categorized!).

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1. IO (2019)

TV-14 | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Helpert | Stars: Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston, Tom Payne

Votes: 25,600

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

Note: IMHO, this movie is better than the rating.

2. The Last Man (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Kurt, combat veteran with PTSD and hallucinations, fortifies his home and builds a secret underground shelter due to doomsday like weather changes. He gets a security job to pay for it and his boss' cute daughter for company.

Director: Rodrigo H. Vila | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Harvey Keitel, Marco Leonardi, Liz Solari

Votes: 670

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

Note: IMHO, this movie is better than the rating.

3. After Darkness (2018)

R | 98 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

As the SUN burns out, an American family gathers at the end of the world, their hopes for rescue slowly crumbling as they also confront long lasting divides amongst each other.

Director: Batan Silva | Stars: Natalia Dyer, Valorie Curry, Kyra Sedgwick, Tim Daly

Votes: 330

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

Note: IMHO, this movie is MUCH BETTER than the rating.

4. Future World (2018)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

10 Metascore

A young boy searches a future world wasteland for a rumored cure for his dying mother.

Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung | Stars: James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Jeff Wahlberg, Margarita Levieva

Votes: 4,460

Apocalyptic categories: Post-Nuclear War, Dystopian Future

Note: This movie is better than the rating.

5. End of the World (2018)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As mass of solar storms causes tsunamis, volcanoes, and flooding, a city-dwelling family attempts to flee to the relative safety of a group of high-elevation caves several miles away.

Director: Maximilian Elfeldt | Stars: Jhey Castles, Joseph Michael Harris, Evan James Henderson, Jacqueline Scislowski

Votes: 265

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe loading

6. Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

R | 90 min | Horror

A small group of military personnel and survivalists dwell in an underground bunker as they seek to find a cure in a world overrun by zombies.

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens | Stars: Sophie Skelton, Johnathon Schaech, Jeff Gum, Marcus Vanco

Votes: 8,573

Apocalyptic category: Zombie Epidemic

7. Oceans Rising (2017)

TV-14 | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A scientist builds a boat after his warnings of an Earth-destroying flood are ignored. But when it's evident the disaster will occur, those who maligned the scientist now turn to him in ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Lipsius | Stars: Jason Tobias, Summer Spiro, DeJean Brown, Paola Menacho

Votes: 1,525

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

8. Earthfall (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

WHERE DO YOU HIDE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD? As a massive asteroid roars through our solar system, its gravitational forces pulls Earth in its wake. Meteors destroy major cities. Fire and ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Daniels | Stars: Joe Lando, Michelle Stafford, Denyse Tontz, Andrew Elvis Miller

Votes: 599

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

9. Zombieworld (2015)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Horror

There is nowhere to hide...nowhere to run...the Zombie Apocalypse has come, and our world now belongs to the dead! From Ireland, Canada, Australia, Europe and all over the U.S., the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesse Baget, Adrián Cardona, Rafa Dengrá, Luke Guidici, Phil Haine, Peter Horn, Jared Marshall, Cameron McCulloch, David Muñoz, Adam O'Brien, Zachary Ramelan, Paul Shrimpton, Vedran Marjanovic Wekster, Tommy Woodard | Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Kevin Allen-Bicknell, José María Angorrilla, Roy Aralios

Votes: 772

Apocalyptic category: Zombie Epidemic

10. The Walking Deceased (2015)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

9 Metascore

When a police officer wakes up in a hospital to find out he is in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, he will do anything to find his family, even sacrifice Twitter.

Director: Scott Dow | Stars: Tim Ogletree, Joey Oglesby, Troy Ogletree, Dave Sheridan

Votes: 2,941

Apocalyptic category: Zombie Epidemic

11. The Last Light (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

Seven strangers find themselves trapped inside an abandoned hospital after an unexplainable apocalyptic event. In addition to being haunted by what they've lost, the strangers must also ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Hyatt | Stars: Edward Furlong, Jeff Fahey, Molly Hagan, Ed Quinn

Votes: 471

Apocalyptic categories: Environmental Catastrophe, Monsters

12. Left Behind (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

12 Metascore

A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.

Director: Vic Armstrong | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Lea Thompson, Cassi Thomson, Chad Michael Murray

Votes: 34,052 | Gross: $14.00M

Apocalyptic category: Biblical Apocalypse

13. Christmas Icetastrophe (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A meteorite brings ice and freezing temperatures, which threatens to harm the residents of a small town at Christmas.

Director: Jonathan Winfrey | Stars: Victor Webster, Jennifer Spence, Richard Harmon, Tiera Skovbye

Votes: 1,079

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

14. Dust of War (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic American Frontier, a soldier fends off a brutal warmonger to rescue a girl fated as the savior of humanity.

Director: Andrew Kightlinger | Stars: Tony Todd, Steven Luke, Bates Wilder, Jordan McFadden

Votes: 238

Apocalyptic category: Post Nuclear War

15. New World OrdeRx (2013)

128 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian future where pain and emotion have been suppressed by a government-issued drug called Torpase, Joshua Barrett (Tommy Martin) coasts through the monotony of his repetitive, ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Bailey | Stars: Tommy Martin, Amy Hunt, Richard Hackel, Louie Lawless

Votes: 237

Apocalyptic category: Dystopian Future

16. After Earth (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

33 Metascore

A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, a millennium after events forced humanity's escape. With Cypher injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Jaden Smith, David Denman, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo

Votes: 182,874 | Gross: $60.52M

Apocalyptic categories: Environmental Catastrophe, Sci-Fi View of the Future

17. Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)

R | 86 min | Horror

The deceased have risen with the instinct to feed on the living as a family is trapped during a zombie apocalypse. Wales. Based on George A. Romero's classic "Night of the Living Dead".

Director: James Plumb | Stars: Sule Rimi, Kathy Saxondale, Lee Bane, Terry Victor

Votes: 1,253

Apocalyptic categories: Zombie Epidemic, Biblical Apocalypse Note: Sequel to Night of the Living Dead (1990)

18. Dead Season (2012)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When a worldwide viral outbreak leads to a plague of zombies scouring the earth for the living, two survivors flee the chaos of America to a remote island, hoping for a chance to start a ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Deyoe | Stars: Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill, James C. Burns, Corsica Wilson

Votes: 2,976

Apocalyptic categories: Zombie Epidemic, Viral Outbreak

19. War of the Dead (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A platoon of American and Finnish soldiers is driven deep into a Russian forest where its Captain discovers a terrifying secret.

Director: Marko Mäkilaakso | Stars: Andrew Tiernan, Jouko Ahola, Samuel Vauramo, Mikko Leppilampi

Votes: 2,393

Apocalyptic category: Zombie Epidemic

20. 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 »

Director: Niki Drozdowski | Stars: Daniel Buder, Luise Bähr, Jerry Coyle, Klaus Ebert

Votes: 1,525

Apocalyptic category: Zombie Epidemic

21. 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)

R | 82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Hipp

Votes: 4,682 | Gross: $0.02M

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

22. The Darkest Hour (2011)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

18 Metascore

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

Director: Chris Gorak | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor

Votes: 55,310 | Gross: $21.43M

Apocalyptic category: Alien Invasion

23. Meteor Apocalypse (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A gigantic meteor enters Earth's orbit and begins to disintegrate, showering the entire planet with debris.

Director: Micho Rutare | Stars: Joe Lando, Claudia Christian, Cooper Harris, Madison McLaughlin

Votes: 973

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

24. Skyline (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

26 Metascore

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.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel

Votes: 84,044 | Gross: $21.37M

Apocalyptic category: Alien Invasion

25. Arctic Blast (2010)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Michael Shanks, Alexandra Davies, Saskia Hampele, Indiana Evans

Votes: 3,354

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

26. Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

The population of Detroit has almost completely disappeared, but a few remain. As daylight disappears they realize that the Dark is coming for them.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo, Jacob Latimore

Votes: 24,043 | Gross: $0.02M

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

27. Maximum Shame (2010)

80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical

A choice must be made. It won't be easy. In fact, she'd rather walk through hell. She may have nothing to fear but fear itself, but that's more than enough.

Director: Carlos Atanes | Stars: Ana Mayo, Marina Gatell, Ignasi Vidal, Paco Moreno

Votes: 249

Apocalyptic categories: Environmental Catastrophe, Sci-Fi View of the Future

28. The Lost Future (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After a global cataclysm, mankind has degraded to a tribal society. In one of the tribes there is a disagreement about what is the best way to survive.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Sean Bean, Corey Sevier, Sam Claflin, Annabelle Wallis

Votes: 5,042

Apocalyptic category: Post Nuclear War

29. World's End (2010)

101 min | Action, Sci-Fi

The future of America, when the world runs out of oil.

Directors: Simone Bartesaghi, Philip Kim, Neil Kinsella | Stars: Jonathon Trent, Elizabeth Roberts, Jonno Roberts, Billy Drago

Votes: 924

Apocalyptic categories: Dystopian Future, Environmental Catastrophe

30. Autumn (I) (2009)

R | 110 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A horrible virus kills billions within minutes. The few survivors that are left have to deal with the shock of the apocalypse, and they have no idea that things are about to get much worse.

Director: Steven Rumbelow | Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Dickon Tolson, Lana Kamenov, Anton Brejak

Votes: 1,491

Apocalyptic category: Viral Outbreak

31. The Dead Outside (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A neurological pandemic has consumed the population. April, a secretive young girl, and Daniel, a man desperate and bereaved, come together on an isolated farm. When a mysterious stranger ... See full summary »

Director: Kerry Anne Mullaney | Stars: Alton Milne, Sandra Louise Douglas, Vivienne Harvey, Robin Morris

Votes: 1,211

Apocalyptic category: Viral Outbreak

32. The Vanguard (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

The year is 2015 and overpopulation and famine have plunged our planet into chaos and one desperate survivor finds himself being hunted and pursued by hordes of rage-crazed zombies.

Director: Matthew Hope | Stars: Karen Admiraal, Jack Bailey, Emma Choy, Terry Cole

Votes: 1,429

Apocalyptic categories: Zombie Epidemic, Environmental Catastrophe

33. 20 Years After (2008)

R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Everything that could go wrong did go wrong: War, Terrorism, Natural Disasters. Evacuees were ushered from the cities to refugee camps in the surrounding counties. In-fighting, famine and ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Torres | Stars: Joshua Leonard, Azura Skye, Diane Salinger, Aaron Hendry

Votes: 1,467

Apocalyptic categories: Environmental Catastrophe, Post-Nuclear War, Dystopian Future

34. Lost City Raiders (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The year is 2048, and global warming has flooded much of Earth's land areas. A father and his two sons try to salvage treasures from sunken buildings when they are given an important assignment by the New Vatican.

Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: James Brolin, Ian Somerhalder, Bettina Zimmermann, Jamie Thomas King

Votes: 2,510

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

35. Days of Darkness (2007)

R | 89 min | Horror

Humanity makes its last stand as zombies emerge to take over the world in this cinematic tale of gore and chaos.

Director: Jake Kennedy | Stars: Tom Eplin, Sabrina Gennarino, Travis Brorsen, Roshelle Baier

Votes: 1,382

Apocalyptic category: Zombie Epidemic

36. Solar Attack (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When the sun's increasing expulsions of plasma threaten to ignite methane in our atmosphere, international tensions rise while scientists race for a solution to avoid natural disaster.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Joanne Kelly, Kevin Jubinville, Sugith Varughese

Votes: 857

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

37. The Zombie Diaries (2006)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In the early part of the 21st century, an unknown deadly virus is spreading among the population. The planet becomes infested with a new threat unlike any other The Undead. Three compelling... See full summary »

Directors: Michael G. Bartlett, Kevin Gates | Stars: Scott Ainslie, Toby Bowman, Victoria Summer, Juliet Forester

Votes: 4,492

Apocalyptic category: Zombie Epidemic

38. The Prophecy: Forsaken (2005 Video)

R | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Allison, the new guardian to the ancient manuscript, continues to try to protect it from another group of renegade angels bent on bringing on the end of the world.

Director: Joel Soisson | Stars: Boris Petroff, Kari Wuhrer, Daria Ciobanu, John Light

Votes: 1,463

Apocalyptic category: Biblical Apocalypse

39. Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

Megiddo is a supernatural ride into a world teetering on the edge of the Apocalypse. It follows the rise of a Machiavellian leader bent on amassing the armies of the world for the battle of... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Michael York, Michael Biehn, Joseph Makkar, Guy Siner

Votes: 2,469 | Gross: $6.05M

Apocalyptic category: Biblical Apocalypse

40. Left Behind: The Movie (2000 Video)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

22 Metascore

The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Votes: 8,637 | Gross: $4.22M

Apocalyptic category: Biblical Apocalypse

41. Lost Souls (2000)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

16 Metascore

A Catholic teacher meets an atheist journalist, whom a group of Catholics and Priests believes has been chosen by the devil to be the Antichrist.

Director: Janusz Kaminski | Stars: Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Sarah Wynter, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 10,076 | Gross: $16.78M

Apocalyptic category: Biblical Apocalypse

42. End of Days (1999)

R | 122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

33 Metascore

At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 100,837 | Gross: $66.89M

Apocalyptic category: Biblical Apocalypse

43. The Omega Code (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

14 Metascore

Ancient codes hidden within the Torah reveal the secrets of global events, past (i.e., Hitler, the Kennedy assassination, the Gulf War), present, and future. One man (York) is after the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Marcarelli | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Michael York, Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside

Votes: 4,908 | Gross: $12.61M

Apocalyptic category: Biblical Apocalypse

44. Virus (1999)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

19 Metascore

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

Director: John Bruno | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 24,912 | Gross: $14.01M

Apocalyptic category: Alien Invasion

45. Future Fear (1997)

R | 77 min | Action, Sci-Fi

An able-bodied scientist has found a cure for the plague from outer space which has eradicated almost all life on the planet. A mad general who wants to repopulate the planet with a new race sends a special female assassin to take him out.

Director: Lewis Baumander | Stars: Jeff Wincott, Maria Ford, Stacy Keach, Shawn Thompson

Votes: 258

Apocalyptic categories: Environmental Catastrophe, Sci-Fi View of the Future

46. Barb Wire (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla, Adriana Alexander, David Andriole

Votes: 23,566 | Gross: $3.79M

Apocalyptic category: Apocalyptic War

47. Solar Crisis (1990)

PG-13 | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A huge Solar flare is predicted to fry Earth. Astronauts must fly to the sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp C.E.O. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Tim Matheson, Charlton Heston, Peter Boyle, Annabel Schofield

Votes: 1,584

Apocalyptic category: Environmental Catastrophe

48. Land of Doom (1986)

Not Rated | 87 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war, and a feminist warrior is forced to join up with a soldier of fortune in her journey to find a rumored "paradise" as they battle gangs of rampaging bandits.

Director: Peter Maris | Stars: Deborah Rennard, Garrick Dowhen, Daniel Radell, Frank Garret

Votes: 379

Apocalyptic categories: Post Nuclear War, Sci-Fi View of the Future

49. Def-Con 4 (1985)

R | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi