Movies About The Apocalypse

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Movies About The Apocalypse

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The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving
Rated R

The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film directed by the Wachowski Brothers. In the film, computer programmer Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) discovers that the world he lives in is actually a simulated reality created by intelligent machines in order to control humans. After being freed from the Matrix by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), Thomas teams up with other rebels in the “Real World” to battle the machines. They ultimately discover that the Matrix is part of a larger struggle between humans and machines which threatens the future of both species. The Matrix is notable for its groundbreaking visual effects and its exploration of philosophical and religious themes. The film was a critical and commercial success, and spawned two sequels.

Children of Men (2006)

Children of Men
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alfonso Cuarón, starring Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine
Rated R

Children of Men is a 2006 dystopian science fiction film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Set in the year 2027, it follows the story of a world which has become infertile, with no child being born in eighteen years. As a result, society has become apathetic and hopeless, on the brink of collapse. The protagonist, Theo Faron (Clive Owen), is a former activist who is brought back into the fray when he is tasked with protecting a miracle, an African woman named Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey) who is pregnant. As Theo and Kee venture through London and the surrounding area, they are hunted by the government and terrorist extremist groups who want to use Kee and her unborn baby for their own ends. With the help of his former activist friends, Theo must protect Kee and her baby from the forces of evil. Ultimately, Children of Men is a haunting and powerful exploration of a world on the brink of destruction and a story of hope amidst incredible despair.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman
Rated Not Rated

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and co-written by John Russo. The film follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is besieged by a large and growing group of cannibalistic, undead monsters. The film stars Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, and Karl Hardman. The film is the origin of the modern zombie movie, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest horror films ever made. It spawned a number of sequels, remakes, and spin-offs, and is widely credited with popularizing the "zombie" concept and as a landmark in the history of modern horror cinema. It has also been selected for preservation in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry. The story centers around Ben (Duane Jones), a black man who is the only one to survive the initial onslaught of the zombies. As the night progresses, Ben finds himself in a desperate struggle to survive the living dead, while trying to protect the other survivors in the house. As the situation worsens, he finds himself in a fight for his life as he tries to outsmart the zombies and find a way to safety.

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Dawn of the Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From George A. Romero, starring David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross
Rated Unrated

Dawn of the Dead is a horror film directed by George A. Romero in 1978. Set during a zombie apocalypse, the film follows four survivors who take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall. The survivors must use all their wits and ingenuity to survive the onslaught of the undead, as well as the brutality of their fellow human survivors. As the days pass, the survivors must confront their fears and the crumbling walls of their sanctuary. With no hope of getting out alive, the four must decide how far they are willing to go to survive.

The Road Warrior (1981)

The Road Warrior
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From George Miller, starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps
Rated R

The Road Warrior is a 1981 post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller. The film follows a nomad, Mad Max, as he attempts to survive in a world devastated by an oil crisis. An evil warlord and his gang of marauders are trying to control the remaining oil supplies, and Max must fight them to protect the innocent people who have escaped to the desert wasteland. With the help of an aboriginal tribe, Max must battle his way across the desolate landscape in order to help the survivors reach a safe haven. This film is an action-packed story of survival, redemption, and revenge.

Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ruben Fleischer, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin
Rated R

Zombieland is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse who are traveling across the United States in an attempt to find a safe haven from the undead. Along the way, they meet other survivors, including a young man (Amber Heard) and two con artists (Bill Murray and Mike White). The film follows the four protagonists as they travel across the United States in an attempt to find a safe place to live. Along the way, they must face off against hordes of zombies, as well as other survivors who may or may not be friendly. Through their journey, the protagonists learn valuable lessons about family, friendship, and even themselves. Zombieland is full of both comedic and thrilling scenes, making it a fun and exciting watch.

28 Days Later... (2002)

28 Days Later...
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer
Rated R

28 Days Later... is a British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. The film follows Jim, a courier, who wakes up from a coma 28 days after a virus, dubbed the "Rage virus," has spread throughout the United Kingdom, turning people into vicious, ultra-violent and animalistic zombies. Jim meets Selena and Mark, two other survivors and together, the trio set out to find a safe haven from the virus. Along the way, they encounter a group of soldiers, led by Major Henry West, who have been tasked with repatriating survivors back to mainland Britain and creating an organized, functioning society. As they battle through the infected and strive to find a safe zone, they eventually uncover the source of the virus. Along the way, they must confront the individual and moral choices they must make to survive.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Philip Kaufman, starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright
Rated PG

Take Shelter (2011)

Take Shelter
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Jeff Nichols, starring Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart
Rated R

Equilibrium (2002)

Equilibrium
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Kurt Wimmer, starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs
Rated R

The Road (2009)

The Road
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Hillcoat, starring Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall
Rated R

I Am Legend (2007)

I Am Legend
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Francis Lawrence, starring Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Rated PG-13

Day of the Dead (1985)

Day of the Dead
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From George A. Romero, starring Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato, Jarlath Conroy
Rated Not Rated

Melancholia (2011)

Melancholia
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård
Rated R

Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence
Rated R

The Mist (2007)

The Mist
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Frank Darabont, starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher
Rated R

Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Bong Joon Ho, starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris
Rated R

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Drew Goddard, starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz
Rated R

World War Z (2013)

World War Z
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Marc Forster, starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale
Rated PG-13

Oblivion (2013)

Oblivion
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Joseph Kosinski, starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko
Rated PG-13

28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, starring Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau
Rated R

The Book of Eli (2010)

The Book of Eli
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes, starring Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman
Rated R

Contagion (2011)

Contagion
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Steven Soderbergh, starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow
Rated PG-13

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Lorene Scafaria, starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt
Rated R

This Is the End (2013)

This Is the End
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel
Rated R

 



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