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Best Apocalyptic Movies

  • The Book of Eli

    The Book of Eli (R, 2010)

    Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals
    In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and viole... read morent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo Albert and Allen Hughes (From Hell and Dead Presidents). Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, and Ray Stevenson co-star in the Warner Bros. production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100000222539113: ... and to the dust we shall return.

      "Religion is power"

      The Book of Eli is the best apocalyptic film I've seen. The story is good and very interesting that also boosts a great cast wit
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • spitfiremk51
      spitfiremk51: . But the movie itself was not bad, something like The Road, a good post apocalyptic movie, but The Road was darker, better done and easy to get the point of. The Book of E
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
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      fb850420544: Kickass guy in post apocalyptic world needs to get an important book across the country for some reason. He doesn't want
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
  • 2012

    2012 (PG-13, 2009)

    John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt
    Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) crafts this apocalyp... read moretic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient Mayan calendar, which says that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. When a global cataclysm thrusts the world into chaos, divorced writer and father Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) joins the race to ensure that humankind is not completely wiped out. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, and Oliver Platt round out the cast of this end-of-the-world thriller co-scripted by the director and his 10,000 B.C. writer/composer, Harald Kloser. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb614682813: So over the top ridiculous, 2012 plays as a gut-busting comedy rather than a apocalyptic thriller. If you take it as the funniest film of the year, (which it is), you'll have a
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
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      fb100000361759790: t they all shared in common was the fact that the film was downright brutal in its depiction of the apocalyptic destruction and mayhem. I thought perfect. This will be a good antidote for my attitud
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • peachster171
      peachster171: For a apocalyptic movie with some decent special effects this was a good movie. I prefer the day after to
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The Road

    The Road (R, 2009)

    Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce
    A father (Viggo Mortensen) and son make their way across a post-apocalyptic United States in hopes o... read moref finding civilization amongst the nomadic cannibal tribes in 2929 Productions' adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's thrilling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road. John Hillcoat (The Proposition) directs from a screenplay provided by Joe Penhall. Charlize Theron co-stars in the Dimension Films release. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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      fb100000568330954: . A young boy and his father travel through the wattle lands of the desolate post apocalyptic future. They must strive to stay alive in the harsh environment and avoid bands of canni
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • pseymour89
      pseymour89: A dark, grim, and gripping tale of a father and his son making their way through an apocalyptic wasteland of a world we call our own. Featuring fantastic performances and Viggo Mortens
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • spitfiremk51
      spitfiremk51: The Road has got to be the best post apocalyptic movie yet made. It doesn't have the usual zombies, aliens, or a great ark to save every
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
  • Doomsday

    Doomsday (R, 2008)

    Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Adrian Lester, Alexander Siddig, David O'Hara
    Three decades after a major country is quarantined in hopes of containing a lethal and highly contag... read moreious virus nicknamed "Reaper," signs that the super-bug has resurfaced in a major city prompt desperate specialists to race back into the infected zone to find a cure in director Neil Marshall's (The Descent) miasmic speculative sci-fi thriller. Few could have foreseen the terror that the microorganism known as "Reaper" would unleash upon the unsuspecting population, and when terrified authorities quarantined the entire country in hopes of saving the human race, the streets immediately descended into chaos. Thirty years later, the inhabitants of planet Earth think that they've seen the last of the merciless killer disease, but they couldn't be more wrong. When "Reaper" reappears more powerful than ever in a major city, an elite group of professionals led by Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) are forced to travel back into the sealed-off country where the virus first broke out in order to create a cure and save humankind from certain doom. Now, as the rest of the world anxiously awaits word of their ultimate fate, Eden and her brave team are about to find out that there is indeed a hell, and they are about to journey directly into its black, envenomed heart. Also in the cast are Bob Hoskins and Malcolm McDowell, as well as a host of veterans from Marshall's past productions, including Sean Pertwee, MyAnna Buring, Craig Conway, and Nora-Jane Noone. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Knowing

    Knowing (PG-13, 2009)

    Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Ben Mendelsohn, Lara Robinson
    A time capsule containing a cryptic message about the coming apocalypse sends a concerned father on ... read morea race to prevent the horrific events from unfolding as predicted in this sci-fi thriller directed by Alex Proyas (Dark City) and starring Nicolas Cage. 1958: As the dedication ceremony for a newly constructed elementary school gets under way, a time capsule containing student drawings of the future is buried on the grounds and scheduled to be unearthed on the school's 50th anniversary. Instead of submitting a drawing, however, one little girl scribbles a series of seemingly random numbers on her paper before it is buried. Fifty years later, the time capsule is unearthed for a new generation of students to examine. Young Caleb Koestler (Chandler Canterbury) is one of those students. The mysterious sequence of numbers falling into his possession, Caleb takes the paper to his father, Professor John Koestler (Cage), for examination. Studying the numbers, Professor Koestler soon discovers that they aren't random at all, but an encoded message containing the precise dates, death tolls, and coordinates of every major disaster since the time capsule was buried. Not only that, but the document also indicates that there will be three more such events, the last of which indicates a doomsday scenario that appears directly tied to Professor Koestler and Caleb. His desperate plea to authorities falling on deaf ears, Professor Koestler realizes that his only hope for preventing more lives from being lost is to take personal action. Though the author of the prophecies is no longer living, Professor Koestler is eventually able to track down her daughter Diana Wayland (Rose Byrne), and granddaughter Abby, who reluctantly agree to aid in the investigation. As the final date on the list draws near, Professor Koestler enters into a frantic race against time to prevent destruction on a global scale, in the process realizing that in order to save millions of lives, he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Legion

    Legion (R, 2010)

    Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton
    Scott Stewart's supernatural thriller Legion, scripted by Peter Schink, concerns a group of stranger... read mores in an out-of-the-way eatery who become the first line of defense when God, believing the human race is no longer worthy of Him, decides to end their existence. This motley crew's only spiritual ally is the archangel Michael, played by Paul Bettany. Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Charles S. Dutton, and Lucas Black co-star in the Screen Gems production. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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      fb511858634: of the characters letter a lot to be desired of but generally it's a good fun romp through the post apocalyptic desert.
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
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      fb537825203: . Its visuals are courageous, portraying an extremely dark apocalyptic setting that work well. The decent ice cream van scene set thes tone for the rest of the
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb564711217: A dullish tour of a good few cliches from The Encyclopedia of Apocalyptic Movie Cliches, from the S
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later (R, 2003)

    Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson, Christopher Eccleston
    After breaking into a primate research facility, a group of animal rights activists discover caged c... read morehimps chained up before banks of screens displaying horrifying, violent images. Ignoring the warnings of the terrified researcher who maintains that the chimps are infected, they begin to free the animals and are immediately subjected to a bloody attack from the enraged creatures. Twenty-eight days later, Cycle courier Jim awakes from a coma in the deserted intensive care unit of a London hospital. He wanders out into a church where he finds dead bodies piled in heaps on the chapel floor. A sudden explosion from a makeshift bomb heralds the arrival of fellow "survivors" Selina and Mark. They take Jim to safety and explain to him that this infection is transmitted by blood and overwhelms the infected victim with a murderous rage within seconds. Britain has been overrun, and they have no way of knowing if it has spread worldwide. Their only hope of survival may lie in the hands of a Manchester group of soldiers, as they claim to have the "answer" to infection and invite any survivors to join them at their blockade. Faced with no practical alternative, the group sets out northwards, unaware that the worst is yet to come.
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      fb100001276915292: An apocalyptic masterpiece. With great acting, intense scares, realistic directing and unforgettable mo
      Reviewed 8 days days ago
    • henryfarman
      henryfarman: . It gives, in my eyes, a very accurate and honest view of what would happen to humanity in a post apocalyptic world, and raises some interesting philosophical points that aren't really explored in a
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • asjklasjklas
      asjklasjklas: e and mostly filmed through digital video, 28 Days Later surprisingly ends up being a shocking post-apocalyptic horror with terrifying zombies, excellent and eerie cinematography, and a cast of charac
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
  • Waterworld

    Waterworld (PG-13, 1995)

    Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter
    Widely considered to be an expensive failure, Waterworld was an epic vehicle for Kevin Costner, who ... read morestarred in and co-produced the film, with his friend Kevin Reynolds as director. It was based on a 1986 screenplay by Peter Rader and cost an estimated $235 million, more than any film in history up to that time. Costner eventually fired Reynolds and directed the last few scenes himself. The story was filmed in Hawaii, using several artificial islands, and is set in an apocalyptic future, after global warming has melted the polar ice caps and flooded civilization. The Mariner (Costner) is one of the human beings who has adapted by growing gills. The survivalist lives on a boat on which he is growing a precious tomato plant. He tries to sell the plant and its dirt to the residents of an artificial island built of industrial waste. They imprison him when they discover that he's a mutant with gills. But the island is attacked by the Smokers, a group of oil-guzzling raiders on jet skis headed by the Deacon (Dennis Hopper). The Mariner escapes with Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and her daughter Enola (Tina Majorino). Back at sea, the Smokers repeatedly attack, using planes and boats, until they kidnap Enola. Enola's back is tattooed with a map showing how to get to Dryland, the last unflooded area on Earth. But Deacon, who needs to get to Dryland to replenish the Smokers' oil supply, can't immediately decipher it. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi
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      fb680213384: n him and Dennis Hoppers' gang of smokers! While holding on to the basics of human morals in a post apocalyptic world where there is no land.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb1184326354: I think this is one of my favorite post apocalyptic movies out there! It's Mad Max on water and in my opinion comes in right after the Mad M
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • getshort78
      getshort78: . The story was filmed in Hawaii, using several artificial islands, and is set in an apocalyptic future, after global warming has melted the polar ice caps and flooded civilization. The
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (R, 1981)

    Mel Gibson, Virginia Hey, Syd Heylen, Emil Minty, Kjell Nilsson
    Director George Miller's follow-up to his own 1979 hit Mad Max is proof that not all sequels are inf... read moreerior to their originals. If anything, this brutal sci-fi action film is even more intense and exciting than its predecessor, although the state of its post-apocalyptic world has only become worse. Several years after the deaths of his wife and child, Max (Mel Gibson) has become an alienated nomad, wandering an Australian outback that has fallen into tribal warfare conducted from scattered armed camps. After a road battle with psychotic villain Wez (Vernon Wells), Max meets up with the odd Gyro Captain (Bruce Spence), who takes him to the camp of a sympathetic group led by Pappagallo (Mike Preston). As Pappagallo's people are camped at a refinery, Max plans to take their oil -- more precious than gold in this world -- but eventually joins them to fight a band of marauders led by the evil Humungus (Kjell Nilsson). The stunning climax features a heart-pounding chase scene involving an oil tanker-truck and a frenzied rush for the coast, with Humungus and his forces in hot pursuit. Nilsson is a scary villain, with huge muscles and a sinister pre-Jason hockey mask, but the stunt work is the key here, and it is more flamboyantly dynamic than ever, edited at breakneck pace and staged with manic fury by Miller and stunt coordinator Max Aspin. Savage and kinetic, Mad Max 2 is a must-see for action buffs. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
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      fb1526363679: . I love the beauty of the post-apocalyptic desert wasteland and watching vehicles speed across this land from miles away. Miller h
      Reviewed 46 days days ago
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      fb100002889314018: d action packed roller coaster ride that flawlessly depicts the struggles and lawlessness of a post apocalyptic wasteland. Every character, from Max himself to The Feral Boy, is presented perfectly wi
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1086683934
      fb1086683934: Mel Gibson reprises his rope as the road warrior and he does a good job as a fearless survivor of a apocalyptic future but does not deliver what I thought I was expecting at points I was confused and
      Reviewed 19 months days ago