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10 Best Post-Apocalyptic Movies of All Time You Must Watch

Post-Apocalypse and Apocalyse do have subtle nuances if we consider them more carefully. It’s simple but, quite elaborated. To simplify, apocalyptic movies show the pursuit of the end of the world. Whereas, post-apocalyptic movies shows the aftermath of the apocalypse/ wreak havoc. The reason why I said about this that a lot of people misinterpreted the difference. So, I thought to add along with the movie’s list. Despite that, there is a separate fan community when it comes to post-apocalyptic movies. Plenty of people enjoy watching them and in fact, I’m fond of those movies too. They’re terrific and explore the fictional events that filmmakers wanted to tell.

However, you might’ve watched at least one of these following movies. While watching them, we would see loads of surreality scenes that may terrify us. Sometimes, we would imagine the leading role of ourselves. I can relate to this point. The best aspect of post-apocalyptic movies is it depicts the super fictional events and imaginary characters that aren’t possible in the real world. Those movies seem like a real nightmare for all of us. Well, let’s hope that will not happen in real life. Regardless, perhaps, in the night and you’re so cozy. You may want to watch something adventuresome and fantasy stuff. So, what more could you do? Open Netflix or amazon prime and watch these amazing movies.

( Note: In no particular order)



snowpiercer post apocalyptic movie

SnowPiercer is one of the greatest post-apocalyptic and sci-fi films directed by visionary director – Boon Joon hoo. The movie sets in post-apocalypse world, which depicts the politics and discrimination between humans. I was astonished and thrilled while watching this intriguing movie. This film tells, even after huge destruction and apocalypse. Humans aren’t gonna change and they still likely to show discrimination despite of grave dangers. It even has an open-ending climax that makes you say whattt? yea I thought Boon Joon hoo decided to put that ending referring to the origin story in the bible. Although, if you haven’t watched this fantastic post-apocalyptic sci-fi film. Watch this film right away. Chris Evans did a great role in this film which is completely different from Captain America we’ve seen in marvel.

Ps: Apart from negative reviews, this film is terrific and compelling. Don’t know what’s wrong with the reviewers. If you’re a movie lover, you will certainly love this one.

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, and more..

Plot: In the post-apocalyptic future, the survivors board the super-advanced train that can travel around the earth. The story unfolds from class discrimination.



Mad Max – Fury Road

 mad max fury road post apocalyptic movie.

Mad-max fury road is one of the best post-apocalyptic movies that people loved in the mad max franchise. In fact, it is the most rated and loved the movie in the trilogy. You may know about the original mad-max series. The first installment had got a great response from the audience as well as from critics. But sequels were bombed and didn’t get love as much as the first one. Later several years, mad max got rebooted with mad max fury road and made a huge sensation. The story and action scenes in this movie are top-notch and exhilarating along with wonderful performances from tom hardy and Charlize Theron. You can still watch this movie without having seen previous ones. It is a standalone film.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult,and more..

Plot: In the post-apocalyptic world, women fight against an oppressive ruler in quest of her homeland with a group of four pregnant women and wanderer max.


I Am legend

Iam legend post apocalyptic movie

I Am Legend is one of the most loved zombie apocalypse movies released in 2007. The movie is about a survivor living in a desolate place who also trying to develop the cure. After watching the movie, you’ll definitely love will smith’s terrific performance. Sometimes, we assume the leading role as ourselves and fantasize about it. It is worth watching a movie with 1 hour and 40 mins. It’s gonna be one of your favorite films for sure.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, and more..

Plot: Aftermath of the zombie plague, a survivor lives in a desolate place tries to develop a cure for existing cruel humans who went violent and savage. In the process, he’ll confront a few surprises.



Wall E

Wall-E best post-apocalyptic movies

Wall E is personally one of my favorite and best post-apocalypse movies of all time. The thing that I loved the most about this animated movie is authenticity and realism. It depicts everything that is needed for a post-apocalyptic movie. We may have seen movies that show artificial intelligence dominion, earth extinction, and spaceship stuff. But, in this feature, we got every aspect of them. There is one probability that our earth may stop providing resources in the future. Who knows what’s gonna happen. Watch this amazing Disney movie if you ever wonder like that.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, and more.

Plot: In post-apocalyptic desolate earth, a small robot that collects waste and garbage on the planet embarks on a space journey by mistake.



Zombie Land

Zombie Land post apocalyptic movie

Zombie Land is a black comedy movie on the zombie apocalypse. The movie sets in aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. It’s about how a shy teenager met a few survivors and how they live with the zombies. It’s complete fun and entertainment. You’ll love the movie if you’re looking for comedy and post-apocalypse genres. Recently, it got a sequel and may get another sequel as well in the future. Besides, hilarious performances from Jesse, Emma, and woody.

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and more.

Plot: In post-apocalyptic desolate earth, a small robot that collects waste and garbage on the planet embarks on a space journey by mistake.



The Matrix

The Matrix post apocalyptic movie

The Matrix is one of the greatest post-apocalyptic movies released in 1999. despite it’s 90’s film, it has classic content you could watch now. I think this is the most rated post-apocalyptic movie with 8.7 in IMDb. You may ignore this one assuming it would have mediocre quality. But believe me guys, you should watch this movie if you haven’t looked yet. Keanu Reeves has done a fantastic performance along with Lana Wachowski and others. It is still a timeless classic and masterpiece which has a separate fan base too.

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and more..

Plot: The matrix is about “A computer hacker learns mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and battle against many foes and hostiles.




Terminator post-apocalyptic movie

Terminator is one of the best action post-apocalyptics movies of all time. The first feature was released in 1984 and received lots of accolades and appreciation from the audience. After several years, it got a sequel, and the rest is history. The sequel called terminator 2 judgment day directed by James Cameron turned out to be the best action film in this trilogy. Although, Let’s not talk about the following sequels. Nevertheless, you’ll love the first two Terminator movies for sure.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and more.

Plot: The battle between the nearly extinct human race and artificial intelligence.



12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys post-apocalyptic movie

12 Monkeys is definitely one of the best compelling and interesting post-apocalyptic movies of all time. It was released in the year 1995 and still regarded as a classic movie on the theme of apocalypse. You’ll stick to the screen while watching this amazing thriller feature. It’s about a prisoner traveling back in time to find out about artificial virus that decimated most of the humans. It deserves a watch and will be on the list of best post-apocalyptic movies.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Cast: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt,and more.

Plot: A prisoner being sent back in time to find out artificial virus that destroyed most of the human race.



Children of Men

Children of Men best post-apocalyptic movies

Children of men is one of the best unique movies on the theme of post-apocalypse. You’ll be surprised as well as stunned once you know the plot of this cinema. The movie sets in the future world when women have lost ability to conceive babies. Sounds interesting right? well, the story unfolds when a rare woman miraculously gets pregnant. It’s one of the brilliant and fascinating post-apocalyptic movies of all time. You shouldn’t miss this one.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Cast: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and more.

Plot: In the future of 2027, women have lost fertility. A former activist helps a rare woman who miraculously gets pregnant.



The Road

The Road best post-apocalyptic movies

The Road is one of the desolated and miserable post-apocalyptic movies. It’s about how a father protect his son in a devastated post-apocalyptic world. This movie may take you to a melancholy mood and still an intimidating movie. It was originally a novel and later, it is adapted into film beautifully. Though, don’t miss this epic feature.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and more.

Plot: In ominous post-apocalyptic world, a father protects his son from threat and danger.



Honorable Mentions :

  • Oblivion
  • A Quiet Place
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Stalker


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Alexis Farmer
6 months ago

There’s a couple of these I haven’t seen but overall agree with all of these!