Best Apocalyptic Movies

Are you looking for the best apocalyptic movies to watch? If so, you’ve come to the right place! This list contains many different types of apocalyptic movies. From monsters killing off the Earth’s population to a catastrophic event caused by humans that leads to their own downfall. These truly are some box office blockbusters! So grab your popcorn, a blanket, and get ready to experience all the possible ways humanity will meet its demise.

A Quiet Place (2018)

Directed by John Krasinski, this movie stars Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and John Krasinski.

Invaded by horrifying creatures, Earth has become a dark and desolate world. A man needs to protect his family against these creatures which hunt using their ultra-sonic hearing. Without being able to make any noise, it seems nearly impossible. Forced to walk barefoot and unable to speak, the family does their best to survive against the creatures. Any sound will alert the creatures and give away the family’s location. Consequently, this will inevitably result in a quick and gruesome death. Above all, remember, if they hear you, they hunt you.

World War Z (2013)

Directed by Marc Forster, this movie stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Bage Dale, and Matthew Fox.

Former U.N investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) ends up stuck in urban gridlock with his family in the car. Consequently, he gets a sense that this is no ordinary traffic jam. Then without warning, the city breaks out into chaos. A virus that’s transferred through a single bite from a carrier is now spreading across the globe. It turns completely healthy people into savage and flesh-hungry creatures. This pandemic sweeps the world, threatening to erase humanity as they know it. Thus, Gerry finds himself leading a worldwide search for the source of this virus and holds onto the hope of finding a cure.

The Book Of Eli (2010)

Directed by The Hughes Brothers, this movie stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, and Jennifer Beals.

Thirty years after mankind’s final war, a nuclear apocalypse has left the earth a ruined wasteland. Soon after, a drifter named Eli (Denzel Washington) emerges. He carries a sacred text that holds the answer to save humanity. However, one other man knows of the power this book holds and plans on taking it for himself. He will do whatever’s necessary to take it. But first, he must get through Eli as he fights his way across what’s left of America protecting this book.

The Terminator (1984)

Directed by James Cameron, this movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, and Paul Winfield.

A Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) otherwise known as a cyborg assassin, has a new target. Her name is Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). The Terminator, disguised as a human travels back through time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sahar Connor. Tasked with saving Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) follows the Terminator into the past. As a result, Kyle tells Sarah about Skynet, a soon to come to fruition artificial intelligence system that sparks a nuclear holocaust. Skynet targets Sarah because her unborn son will lead the revolution against them in the future. Consequently, with the Terminator getting close, Sarah and Kyle attempt to escape their imminent deaths.

The Matrix (1999)

Directed by Lana and Lilli Wachowski, this movie stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

Thomas Anderson, a computer programmer, lives a double life as Neo (Keanu Reeves). Neo is a notorious hacker that comes across a single word multiple times, “matrix”. Subsequently, this leaves Neo with an unanswered question, what is the Matrix? Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), one of the most dangerous men alive, knows the answer. Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a gorgeous woman with crazy fighting skills, contacts Neo and leads him to Morpheus. After learning the truth of the Matrix, Neo joins the continuous and ferocious battle against a team of super-intelligent secret agents. With Morpheus on the search for “the one”, Neo may be their last hope. Will Neo live up to everyone’s expectations?

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Directed by George Miller, this movie stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Abbey Lee, and Courtney Eaton.

The collapse of civilization has come as a consequence of a massive energy crisis that left the world a desert wasteland. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) falls captive to the War Boys army years after the collapse. The army belongs to the Tyrannical Immortan Joe who enslaves thousands of survivors inside the Citadel, a massive desert fortress. One of Joe’s lieutenants, Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the tyrant’s five wives in an audacious escape. Max and Furiosa form an alliance as they both attempt to outrun the warlord and his army. The two allies find themselves in a deadly high-speed chase through the desert wasteland. Equipped with a massive fortified truck named the War Rig, they fight furiously for their survival.

28 Days Later (2002)

Directed by Danny Boyle, the movie stars Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, and Brendan Gleeson.

A chimp infected with the “Rage” virus in a medical research lab is on the loose. Meanwhile, after being in a coma, Jim (Cillian Murphy), a bike courier in London wakes up a month after the chimp’s release. Soon after, Jim comes to the conclusion that the city has become deserted with no human in sight. Jim is now on the run from zombie-like victims who have come into contact with the rage virus. A woman named Selina (Naomie Harris) and a man named Frank (Brendan Gleeson) find and rescue Jim. Jim joins the two on a treacherous journey toward what they hope is safety.

A scene from A Quiet Place, one of the best apocalyptic movies.
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