100 BEST DISASTER, APOCALYPTIC & POST-APOCALYPTIC MOVIES
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Oct 26, 2020 · Now let’s get down to the real end-of-the-world centric end of the world movies. Here are the 31 best apocalypse films ever. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.
- Dawn of the Dead. 8.25 / 10. Dawn of the Dead is a terrifying film that is also smart and visually compelling.
- I Am Legend. 8.50 / 10. I Am Legend is a heart-wrenching and thought-provoking film that is undoubtedly one of the best apocalyptic movies of all time.
- Zombieland. 8.75 / 10. Zombieland is a film that is both laugh-out-loud funny and smart.
- Snowpiercer. 9.99 / 10. Snowpiercer is a visually stunning and incredibly well-written masterpiece of a film that certainly belongs on the list of best apocalyptic movies.
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- Mad Max: Fury Road. Director: George Miller. Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris. Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Whiteley.
- Snowpiercer. Director: Bong Joon Ho. Writer: Bong Joon Ho, Kelly Masterson. Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang Ho, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer.
- This Is the End. Writer/Directors: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg. Cast: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson.
- 12 Monkeys. Director: Terry Gilliam. Writers: David Peoples and Janet Peoples. Cast: Bruce Willis Madeline Stowe, Brad Pitt, and Christopher Plummer. To say Terry Gilliam’s vision of the future in 12 Monkeys is bleak is to say the sky is blue.
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- The Road. More in the ‘post-apocalyptic movies’ genre, but a great film to start the list with for just how bleak and hopeless (and palpable) it makes the end times really feel.
- The Divide. What I LOVE about The Divide is many things, but two I can point out right away. The actual cause of the world ending disaster we never quite see in this film (and nor do the characters experiencing it) so we question it as they do.
- 12 Monkeys. Terry Gilliam can do the surreal like few other directors, and 12 Monkeys shows us, even in the surreal, he can tell a truly captivating tale about the fall of man.
- Right at Your Door. How this 2006 apocalypse film didn’t become a huge hit is beyond me. It deals with the basic premise of a chemical attack on American soil and how, in one single moment, your whole world can change.
Jan 12, 2021 · The Best Apocalypse TV Shows and Movies to Watch on Netflix, Hulu, and More What to watch when it's the end of the world as we know it Lindsay MacDonald Jan. 12, 2021, 11:16 a.m. PT
- Day of The Dead
- The Divide
- The Day
- A Quiet Place
- The Road
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- The Matrix
Watch Day of the DeadSpeak of the undead devil, Day of the Dead is one of the late, great Romero’s most underappreciated works that simply might have just released at the wrong time. When Day of the Dead dropped in 1985, everyone and their parents had just about enough of zombies. It’s not perfect — the pacing is a little off — but it’s one of the best examples of just how murky the aftermath of an apocalypse can be.The grainy, low-colour cinematography and the isolation of an underground bun...
Watch ZombielandFrom one kind of zombie movie to something altogether more upbeat, Zombieland is how you depict the post-apocalypse with a smile. It’s infectiously dumb and packed with more graphics than an All-Time Low music video, but that doesn’t stop it from being any less entertaining.Set in an undead-plagued America, Zombieland follows an unlikely band of survivors with the end goal to survive and make quips every other minute. It’s the perfect pick for someone who doesn’t even like the...
Watch The DivideI don’t think director Xavier Gens has a lot of faith in humanity. In his The Divide, an unlikely group of nuclear survivors take shelter in the underground of an apartment complex and it isn’t long before they ruin what little’s left of each other’s lives.As the radiation sets in, the group splits into factions of differing mental states and attitudes — you won’t even recognise some of the characters by the time the credits roll. The Divide is an utterly horrific and affectin...
Watch The DayThe Day deserves to be talked about not as the best post-apocalyptic movie ever made, or even one of the better ones on this list. No, The Day deserves recognition for being a part of an elite club of movies from WWE Studios that don’t totally suck.While it does often smack of being a low-budget affair, The Day has a gritty and grimy hue to it that feels quintessentially “all hope is lost”. There aren’t any zombies in this one, just a bunch of morally questionable people doing mo...
Watch A Quiet PlaceThe most recent entry on this list, A Quiet Place follows a family trying to lead a conventional life in an unconventional world where every sound could spell death. It’s just as tense as it sounds, made even more so by some of the best audio design in any movie -let alone horror- in years.It’s a sparse and deliberately paced film that is as much about the family at its center as it is the jump scares. A Quiet Place could prove to do for horror movies in 2018 what Get Out d...
Watch The RoadIf you had to pick one word to describe The Road, it would be “bleak”. There isn’t a moment of joy to be had in this faithful Cormac McCarthy adaptation, so it’s probably not the best choice if you’re feeling a little blue. Watch it in the right mood, however, and it may just be the most perfect post-apocalyptic movie there is.A father and son walk (more so crawl) across a devastated America in the hopes of finding something, anything to keep them going. The commitment from both...
Watch Fury RoadWhile there’s no denying that the original Mad Max movies effectively inspired decades of post-apocalyptic movies and even games, its most recent installment is one that you can just sit down and watch over and over until you memorise Max’s six lines. It’s just that damn watchable — I might go watch it right now, actually.The gateway movie to the post-apocalypse, Fury Road is a breakneck chase across desolate plains backed by some rather unconventional cinematography — it’s lik...
Watch The MatrixYep, The Matrix is really a post-apocalyptic movie. As filled in by The Animatrix, humanity was wiped out in a one-sided war with machines with the remaining people being used as Energizer batteries. Not sure how The Wachowskis managed to get the movie past the pitch stage, but I’m sure glad they did.Despite releasing right at the end of it, The Matrix was one of the most inspirational movies of the nineties, its influence bleeding into action movies pretty liberally for the n...
Watch SnowpiercerAn interesting take on the post-apocalypse, Snowpiercer tackles societal and class issues on a speeding train filled with the last remnants of humanity. If that isn’t enough to get you interested, how about Chris Evans being the exact opposite of Captain America?Gritty, gruesome, and just a little bit silly, Snowpiercer is an often overlooked gem that should be watched by anyone who appreciates tight action and suspense. It’s directed by the almost always excellent Bong Joon-...
Watch CarriersFrom one Chris to another, Carriers shows pre-fame Chris Pine at his most disturbing as he bands together with fellow survivors to venture across barren America. A highly contagious virus has wiped everyone out, which leads to plenty of suspicion amongst Pine’s group that grows and grows until it’s almost unbearable to watch.Carriers is the perfect zombie movie without any zombies, which may explain why so many were so underwhelmed by it. It’s seriously flawed and sometimes pace...
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