List of End of the World movies are 1. The Road 2. Zombieland 3. I Am Legend 4. A Quiet Place and 6 others.
People are immensely researching how planet Earth will cease to exist. The subject is an interesting one since humans believe they can stop the apocalypse from happening if they find out the cause.
To mirror such interest in society, numerous films have been made. We have selected the top ten movies that are based on the apocalypse, its cause, and aftereffects.
Apocalypse Films With Their Release Date
|1. The Road||8 October 2009|
|2. Zombieland||25 September 2009|
|3. I Am Legend||14 December 2007|
|4. A Quiet Place||6 April 2018|
|5. The Day After||20 November 1983|
|6. Don't Look Up||10 December 2021|
|7. Cloverfield||18 January 2008|
|8. Snowpiercer||1 August 2013|
|9. Planet of the Apes||27 July 2001|
|10. 28 Days Later||1 November 2002|
1. The Road
The Road movie cast Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee were praised for their performance. John Hillcoat directed the motion picture.
The film is based on Cormac McCarthy's novel of the same title. It portrays the tragic apocalypse and people's struggle to survive at such times.
Most of the people, plants, and animals demise in the catastrophe and the world became a vast wasteland. The picture follows the journey of a father and son to exist barely.
Without animals and plants, people start practicing cannibalism. The lead characters, a man and a boy try to save the victims locked in the cage but they cannot rescue them all.
At last, the man passes away, and his son is adopted by a family. The lawless dump with cannibalizes is shown in the motion picture which is a human's nightmare come true.
The cinema was nominated for BAFTA in the category of best cinematography.
- IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
- Genre: Drama and Fantasy
- Cast: Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce
- Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, Netflix, Just Watch, Tubi TV
Cast of Zombieland movie include Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone. It is directorial by Ruben Fleischer from his theatrical debut.
It premiered at the Fantastic Fest in Austin on 25 September 2009. The motion picture was praised for its screenplay, dialogue, and the performance of actors.
The motion picture features a strain of mad cow disease that turns humans into zombies. Columbus, an ex-student moves to Ohio to search for his parents.
He is accompanied by a zombie killer named Tallahassee. In their journey, they meet the con artist sisters named Wichita and Little Rock who trap them.
Later, they form a truce, and Columbus and Wichita gradually fall in love with each other. Will they survive the zombies and find a safe place to live for the rest of their lives?
- IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
- Genre: Action, Comedy, and Horror
- Cast: Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard, Bill Murray
- Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, Netflix, Just Watch
3. I Am Legend
I Am Legend movie summary reveals that the world's population gets infected by a lethal virus. Neville, a US virologist makes a cure for it.
Genetic experts attempt to re-engineer the measles virus to find a cure for cancer. In doing so, they make a more dangerous virus that turns people into vampiric and cannibalistic albino mutants.
The film then displays Neville who lost his family during excavation. His daily routine includes testing cures on rats, finding food supplies, and trying to communicate with surviving humans.
Neville's dog gets bitten by the mutant and passes after falling into an ambush. Filled with rage, the man attacks the creatures but he is saved by Anna and Ethan.
The virologist successfully finds a cure but they get followed by the mutants. To save his friends from the mutants, he locks them in the lab and kills himself and some mutants by throwing Grenade.
- IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
- Genre: Action, Drama, and Horror
- Cast: Will Smith, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Charlie Tahan, Alice Braga, Willow Smith
- Where To Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Just Watch, Neon TV
4. A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place movie cast Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are in the main leads. They played the role of husband and wife in the motion picture.
It was directed by John himself and made with a budget of $17 million. It was first screened at the South by Southwest (SWSX) on 9 March 2018.
The moving picture features Abbott Family with parents: Evelyn and Lee and children: Regan, Marcus, and Beau. It pictures the world after the apocalypse filled with aliens.
The creatures can not see but they have a sharp hearing. Beau secretly keeps a toy space shuttle even though Lee makes him leave it behind.
When he turns the toy, it creates a noise and the alien instantly kills him. Following the incident, the family becomes careful until they find a way to kill the creatures.
- IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
- Genre: Drama, Horror, and Sci-Fi
- Cast: Millicent Simmonds, Leon Russom, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward
- Where To Watch: Google Play Movies, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Just Watch
5. The Day After
The Day After movie cast Jason Robards and JoBeth Williams played the lead roles of Dr. Russell Oakes and Nurse Nancy Bauer respectively.
The moving picture directed by Nicholas Meyer was first aired on ABC television. The story opens up with the days leading to the nuclear explosion.
Following the strike, people absorb radiation and perish. Meanwhile, the doctor forms an incredible bond with Nancy who later passes due to meningitis.
Russell gets lethal exposure to rad and he returns to Kansas City to see his home for the last time. He collapses and one of the squatters comes to his rescue.
The film was a massive hit in the 1980s and it won two Primetime Emmy Awards in 1984.
- IMDb Rating: 7/10
- Genre: Drama and Sci-Fi
- Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Bibi Besch, John Cullum, John Lithgow
- Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, Just Watch, The Flixer
6. Don't Look Up
Don't Look Up summary reveals Jason is the only person to exist on Earth. Isherwell and his elite circle land on the alien planet and survive.
The film opens with a doctoral candidate from MSU named Kate. She discovers that an unknown comet will soon collide with Earth.
NASA confirms the findings and urges her and another researcher to present the finding in front of President Orlean. When the President does not provide apathy, they leak the news to the media.
Concerned Kate becomes a meme after she blusters about the threat onscreen. Despite her warning, no one pays heed after which she launches the Just Look Up campaign.
Orlean launched an anti-campaign named Don't Look Up. She along with Isherwell and other people board on sleep spaceship before the comet strikes leaving her son Jason behind.
- IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
- Genre: Comedy, Drama, and Sci-Fi
- Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Steep
- Where To Watch: Netflix, Just Watch
Cast of Cloverfield includes Mike Vogel as Jason Hawkins and Odette Annable as Beth. It is directed by Matt Reeves and written by Drew Goddard.
The movie opens with camcorder footage recovered by the U.S. Department of Defense. It features Rob and his partner Beth waking up at her father's apartment.
Rob gets promoted and he is soon set to move to Japan. His brother Jason and his best friend Hudson throw him a big bash for the farewell.
At the party, Beth comes with a new man and she and Rob have an argument. She leaves early but after a brief time, a massive earthquake hits caused by an alien creature.
Rob checks on Beth and finds out that she is trapped in her apartment. He and his friends work to rescue the love of his life but will he be successful?
- IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
- Genre: Action, Adventure, and Horror
- Cast: T.J. Miller, Jessica Lucas, Michael Stahl-David, Lizzy Caplan
- Where To Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Just Watch, Paramount Plus
Snowpiercer arm scene is brutal as it involves freezing the arm by sticking it out of the hole in the train. After that, it is shattered with a hammer.
The motion picture was directed by Bong Joon Ho and it is based on Jacques Lob's novel titled Le Transperceneige. It opens in the future following a tragic incident.
The experts try to stop global warming by injecting aerosol into the Stratosphere. However, their technique backfires creating a new ice age.
The ones who are alive get into the train named Snowpiercer run by Wilford. People are separated into compartments based on their wealth: extravagant to front and poor to tail.
However, the world inside the train becomes unbearable for the lower class. When an avalanche hits, some people see Polar Bear and are relieved that life exists outside the vehicle.
- IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
- Genre: Action, Drama, and Sci-Fi
- Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt
- Where To Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Just Watch, Roku
9. Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes 2001 ending explained the Earth is now ruled by intelligent Apes. Humans have extinct and all posts are held by the apes.
The film is somewhat based on Pierre Boulle's book of the same title. It is a remake of the science fiction directorial by the late Franklin J. Schaffner.
It opens with U.S. Air Force officer Leo Davidson. Leo works closely with the apes trained for special missions at the space station Oberon.
Leo along with his ape co-worker, Pericles get into the electromagnetic storm in separate pods. After some time, Leo's pod crashes on the planet Ashlar.
He is then taken hostage by the apes but he breaks free. Following that, the warrior apes begin pursuing him and the battle begins.
Everything gets sorted when Pericle arrives in his pod. Leo uses the undamaged spaceship to get back to his planet where all his finds are more apes.
- IMDb Rating: 5.7/10
- Genre: Action, Adventure, and Sci-Fi
- Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Pail Giamatti, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth
- Where To Watch: Google Play, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Hulu, Vudu
10. 28 Days Later
Cillian Murphy 28 days later is a post-apocalyptic horror film. It was written by Alex Garland and directed by Danny Boyle.
The cinema shows the unleashing of a virus-infected chimpanzee by the eco-terrorists. The contagious strain induces aggression in living beings.
It spreads like an epidemic and collapses society. Jim, a bicycle courier awakens from a coma after 28 days of the initial viral outbreak.
He finds himself in a deserted hospital and goes to the church spotting a human-like zombie. When the infected one tries to attack him, he is rescued by survivors Selena and Mark.
The three of them embark on a journey to survival and reach a remote cottage in Cumbria. To find out what happens next, you have to watch it for yourself.
- IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
- Genre: Drama, Horror, and Sci-Fi
- Cast: Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer, Bindu De Stoppani
- Where To Watch: Google Play Movies, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Just Watch