20 best movies about the apocalypse and the end of the world

The fashion for apocalyptic films never goes away, and at least a few such films appear every year. On the one hand, it pleases fans of the genre. On the other hand, it is difficult to choose one thing when the need arises. We want to help, so we've rounded up the top 20 apocalypse movies!

1. Noah (2014)

Darren Aranofsky's epic film with Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman and Emma Watson echoes the biblical story. Noah is the last righteous person on Earth who learns that God wants to destroy the sinful world with a terrible flood.

Noah - the best movies about the apocalypse

2. Omen (2009)

When a new school opens, students must draw their vision of the future and hide the work in a time capsule for 50 years. In 2009, Caleb (Chandler Canterbury), the son of astrophysicist John Kestelra (Nicolas Cage), finds himself in a container with terrible prophecies.

Omen - the best movies about the apocalypse

3. The Book of Eli (2010)

Eli (Denzel Washington) survived the nuclear apocalypse. One day, the road takes him to a town run by Carnegie (Gary Oldman) and looters looking for a book.

The Book of Eli - the best movies about the apocalypse

4. Looking for a friend for the end of the world (2012)

The Salvation shuttle was supposed to destroy a giant asteroid heading for Earth, but crashed. Insurance agent Dodge Petersen (Steve Carell) and his wife hear the news on the car radio, after which she unexpectedly runs away.

Looking for a friend for the end of the world - the best movies about the apocalypse

5. Road (2009)

Cataclysms destroyed not only civilization, but almost all life on Earth. Father and son (Viggo Mortensen and Cody Smith-McPhee) yearn for their mother (Charlize Theron) as they try to find a better place to live, find food, and avoid a deadly threat.

The Road - the best movies about the apocalypse

6. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

An incurable virus has wiped out most of the Earth's population, and the survivors are hiding under its surface. Criminal James Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent outside to investigate.

Twelve Monkeys - the best movies about the apocalypse

7. Mile of Wonders (1988)

Harry (Anthony Edwards) is infatuated with his love life and attraction to Julia (Mare Winningham). But suddenly he learns that in less than an hour the United States will start a nuclear war that could provoke a real apocalypse.

Mile of Wonders - the best movies about the apocalypse

8. Through the snow (2013)

In an attempt to stop global warming, scientists have accidentally triggered another Ice Age. Several thousand people have taken refuge in Wilford's (Ed Harris) Express as it races non-stop around the world. Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and others also played in the South Korean film.

Through the snow - the best movies about the apocalypse

9. Last Hours (2013)

During the apocalypse, continents one by one perish in fire, and now the time of Australia is approaching. James (Naten Phillips) races to his last party, but along the way he saves baby Rose (Angur Rice), who is desperately looking for her father.

The Last Hours - the best movies about the apocalypse

10. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

The war for resources and power has led humanity to the apocalypse, and now the remaining gangs of savages are creating real madness in the wastelands. Furiosa (Charlize Theron), with the help of Max (Tom Hardy), who is used as a carcass for a blood transfusion, dreams of getting to the "Green Lands".

]Mad Max Fury Road - best apocalypse movies

11. 4:44 am. Last Day on Earth (2011)

The ozone layer of the Earth is finally depleted, and this leads to a global catastrophe. Even the exact time of the apocalypse is known - 4:44. But how will drug addict Sisko (Willem Dafoe) and his girlfriend Skye (Shanin Li) manage their remaining time?

4 44 Last Day on Earth - best apocalypse movies

12 Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Stanley Kubrick's colorful film is completely called "Dr. Strangelove or How I Stopped Being Afraid and Loved the Atomic Bomb." The cult role of Peter Sellers in such a black comedy about the nuclear apocalypse that is relevant to this day!

Dr. Strangelove - best apocalypse movies

13. After Earth (2013)

Will Smith and son Jayden played in M. Night Shyamalan's sci-fi film. A spaceship with a father and son crashed on Earth a thousand years after the apocalypse, when people finally left it.

After Earth - best apocalypse movies

14. On the last shore (2000)

The world is plunged into the chaos of nuclear war. The Charleston submarine, captained by Dwight Towers (Armand Assante), is sailing in the Pacific Ocean. Most of all, sailors hope that the level of radiation will allow them to rise to the surface.

At last shore - the best apocalypse movies

15. 5th wave (2016)

Cassie Sullivan (Chloe Grace Moretz) roams the post-apocalyptic world with a rifle. At an abandoned gas station, she meets an armed man who asks for help.

5th wave - the best apocalypse movies

16. Babylon AD (2008)

The world is plunged into chaos after a terrible devastating war. To return home, mercenary Thurop (Vin Diesel) must escort Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) and nun Rebecca (Michelle Yeoh) to a New York hideout.

Babylon AD - the best apocalypse movies

17. Welcome to Zombieland (2009)

To reduce the intensity of passions a little, be sure to watch this black comedy. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) and his unexpected companion Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) travel across America in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.

Welcome to Zombieland - the best apocalypse movies

18. Shelter (2011)

Curtis (Michael Shannon) is a laborer from a small Ohio town who lives with his wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) and daughter. And so he begins to dream about the coming apocalypse due to a deadly tornado.

Shelter - the best apocalypse movies

19. Power of fire (2002)

Let's dilute the selection with a fantasy story. During the construction of the subway, workers disturbed the dragon's cave, which as a result led to the death of the entire civilization. The world must be saved by Quinn Abercrombie (Christian Bale), the sole survivor of that tunnel, and gunslinger Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey).

Power of Fire - the best movies about the apocalypse

20. End of the World 2013: Hollywood Apocalypse (2013)

The funny black comedy is a hodgepodge of celebrities: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Emma Watson, Channing Tatum and even Rihanna with the Backstreet Boys. But the apocalypse is real...

Koend of the world 2013 Apocalypse in Hollywood - the best films about the apocalypse