Best World Movies

  • 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
    • henryfarman
      henryfarman: A slightly dumb but overall not terrible look at the end of the world. A not terrible cast with some not terrible action sequences, plus some nice moments looking a
      Reviewed 25 days days ago
    • carmstro1995gmailcom
      carmstro1995gmailcom: 4 stars!

      Captivating movie about the world ending and the disasters encountered!
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb537495351
      fb537495351: . Made a movie that would have been completely unrealistic, actually somewhat real. Do I think the world will end in 2012? Well, I surived Y2K, Bird Flu, Mad Cow, 9/11, E. Coli, and the Swine flu. 20
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
  • The Day After Tomorrow

    The Day After Tomorrow (PG-13, 2004)

    Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward
    Directed by Roland Emmerich, this mega-budget, special-effects-laden epic revolves around the onset ... read moreof an international series of crises brought on by the long-term results of the greenhouse effect. At the eye of the storm is paleoclimatologist (a professor dedicated to the study of weather patterns throughout the ages) Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), who voluntarily takes on the preservation of the world in the dawn of the next ice age and all the disaster that comes along with it -- violent hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, massive floods, etc. Hall must also contact his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who was in the middle of an academic competition in New York City when the chaos begun. In addition to facing the largest-scale onslaught of natural catastrophes in the history of humankind, Jack, in his journey north, must contend with the masses fleeing south in an attempt to resettle in a warmer climate. The Day After Tomorrow also features Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward, and Joe Cobden. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
    • TheSlowPenguin
      TheSlowPenguin: I have only seen a bit of this film but it really shows the world needs to act now
      Somehow i don't see that happening though
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • fb733551778
      fb733551778: This movie is great I liked the way they presented the possible way the world could end.
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • fb643895004
      fb643895004: If you must see a film about the end of the world.. Make it this one! It's not really all that bad
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
  • 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
  • Armageddon

    Armageddon (PG-13, 1998)

    Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Will Patton
    Michael Bay (The Rock) directed this science fiction action thriller in the When Worlds Collide trad... read moreition. After astronomy students discover a comet-asteroid collision, an asteroid fragment "the size of the Super Dome" threatens. It's destroyed by a secret USA defense in space, but a large chunk veers off toward Singapore. With another asteroid "the size of Texas" en route, a plan is devised to send oil drillers to land on the asteroid and drop a nuclear device down a 1000-foot shaft, a scheme calculated to crack the asteroid into two halves, saving Earth. NASA begins a crash program to train beer-besotted oil roughnecks for the mission. During a stopover to refuel at the Mir Station, the space station is accidentally destroyed, so a Russian cosmonaut also joins the team. Produced by Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer (Con Air), and Gale Anne Hurd (The Relic, The Abyss). ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
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      fb526676639: .
      As an end of the world movie, it's a little too long and over dramatic.
      It does sport a killer cast with Bruce Willis
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb5030835
      fb5030835: e of directing worked perfectly, the acting is top notch, and you really feel the intensity of the world ending throughout the film. The scene where Harry says goodbye to Grace is still one if my all
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1146634647
      fb1146634647: If anyone can save the world from an asteroid, it'd be Bruce Willis.
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • Sunshine

    Sunshine (R, 2007)

    Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Hiroyuki Sanada
    As the sun begins to dim along with humankind's hope for the future, it's up to a desperate crew of ... read moreeight astronauts to reach the dying star and reignite the fire that will bring life back to planet Earth in this tense psychological sci-fi thriller that re-teams 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle with writer Alex Garland and producer Andrew Macdonald. The skies are darkening, and the outlook for planet Earth is grim. Though the encroaching darkness at first seems unstoppable, scientists have concocted one desperate last-ditch plan to buy the human race a temporary reprieve from the grim future that looms just past the horizon. A crew of eight men and women has been given a nuclear device designed to literally reignite the sun and sent hurtling through infinity on the most crucial space mission ever attempted. Suddenly, as the crew loses radio contact with mission control, everything begins to fall apart. Now, in the farthest reaches of the galaxy, the men and women who may hold the key to ultimate survival find themselves not only struggling for their lives, but their sanity as well. Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cillian Murphy, and Michelle Yeoh star in a film that asks audiences just what would become of humankind if the sky suddenly went black. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • catpeople22
      catpeople22: . The Camera effects are out of this world and cillian Murphey is a dream
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • fb58018624
      fb58018624: it is limited to cities and that it has been over 6 months since it was released to the rest of the world. Can't wait for the DVD release!
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • fb543411208
      fb543411208: . This is just one to many of the end-of-the-world flicks.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13, 2008)

    Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith
    Keanu Reeves tops this adaptation of the seminal 1951 sci-fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still with... read more this 20th Century Fox production. Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) helms the story of an alien traveler, Klaatu (Reeves), who heads to Earth along with his bodyguard robot, Gort, to deliver a warning of planetary destruction if the people of the world fail to stop laying waste to the environment. Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Kathy Bates co-star in the David Scarpa-penned film. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • fb1685612863
      fb1685612863: . I thought it was a little too "green the world" but then it's not like they would be able to use the communist Russian bit of the first one.
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • fb526489821
      fb526489821: . If we were to have a remake of this story, at least it seems like in today's world it moral is more important than ever, that humans are just destroying themselves with all the
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
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      fb100001854799399: It's basically the war of the world concept though Eithout the big robotic machines. With above sufficient performances from Keanu
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Independence Day

    Independence Day (PG-13, 1996)

    Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch
    A group of intrepid humans attempts to save the Earth from vicious extraterrestrials in this extreme... read morely popular science-fiction adventure. Borrowing liberally from War of the Worlds, Aliens, and every sci-fi invasion film inbetween, director Roland Emmerich and producer and co-writer Dean Devlin present a visually slick, fast-paced adventure filled with expensive special effects and large-scale action sequences. The story begins with the approach of a series of massive spaceships, which many on Earth greet with open arms, looking forward to the first contact with alien life. Unfortunately, these extraterrestrials have not come in peace, and they unleash powerful weapons that destroy most of the world's major cities. Thrown into chaos, the survivors struggle to band together and put up a last-ditch resistance in order to save the human race. As this is a Hollywood film, this effort is led by a group of scrappy Americans, including a computer genius who had foreseen the alien's evil intent (Jeff Goldblum), a hot-shot jet pilot (Will Smith), and the President of the United States (Bill Pullman). While some critics objected to the film's lack of originality and lapses in logic, the combination of grand visual spectacle and crowd-pleasing storytelling proved irresistible to audiences, resulting in an international smash hit. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
    • fb502563159
      fb502563159: This movie was funny and quite simple this sci-fi comedy uniting the world against aliens that want our resources. Funny. I liked all the different relationships and int
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb720692635
      fb720692635: Good action film but a bit OTT Americans save the world AGAIN
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
    • fb100000115047022
      fb100000115047022: Cool movie! That's what it really takes for the world to unite!
      Reviewed 16 months 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
    • pseymour89
      pseymour89: m, 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 Mortenson at his best. Loved it.
      Reviewed 51 days days ago
    • fb42003558
      fb42003558: . It paints a picture, not of the end of the world, not of savagery, but of love, love of the most innate and incorruptible variety, as a father
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • fb49700637
      fb49700637: Before The Walking Dead on TV, this was pretty much the closest sort of fictional world to it (sans the zombies). VERY dark film, but compelling to watch as well. A very sad but real
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
  • 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
    • RuthieGreenGirl
      RuthieGreenGirl: end of the world, blah, blah, blah. did have a couple of scary moments though
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1493834816
      fb1493834816: A very drawn out, very strange take on Revelations and the end of the world. Plot holes a plenty. End result = forgettable.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • fb1332339060
      fb1332339060: . She shows no interest in him but he never gives up even when it seems like the end of the world is upon them. That's true love.

      Honestly geeks and religious people shouldn't be allowed to v
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • 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
    • fb100000222539113
      fb100000222539113: . They are basically perfect and give the film a great look with the apocalyptic world. Biggest surprise of 2010 and a superb action movie overall.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb850420544
      fb850420544: Kickass guy in post apocalyptic world needs to get an important book across the country for some reason. He doesn't want anyone gett
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • fb561096390
      fb561096390: .Only one other man in this ruined world understands the power Eli holds, and is determined to make it his own: Carnegie (Gary Oldman),
      Reviewed 2 years days ago