To quote a famous rock song, “It’s the end of the world as we know it...” And while we may not feel fine, we are definitely entertained.
Also known as the movie where aliens blow up the White House. Kinda hard to top that, although others have tried.
Michael Bay’s 1998 science fiction disaster starring Bruce Willis features an even bigger star -- an asteroid the size of Texas hurling toward Earth.
I am Legend
Will Smith stars as the sole survivor in New York City. Unless you count all the plague-infested monsters.
In this Disney/Pixar animated movie, a lonely robot lives in the year 2700, a time when the planet Earth has long been uninhabitable. That’s what happens when you don’t recycle, folks.
War of the Worlds (2005)
Tom Cruise stars in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the 1953 classic. But the most terrifying version of this story has to be Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast, where listeners didn’t realize he was reading a work of fiction.
Mimi Rogers stars in Michael Tolkin’s (The Player) film about the impending apocalypse and the inevitable Judgment Day.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Steve Carell finds a friend in Keira Knightly as an asteroid hurls towards Earth on a path of destruction.
Peter Sellers stars in this black-and-white classic about an impending nuclear holocaust.
This is the End
If the world were about to end, it might actually be kinda cool to spend your last moments with Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Emma Watson and their buds.
The Day After
This may have been a TV movie, but it had an explosive impact when it took over the airwaves in 1983, becoming the highest-rated television film in history.
The Day After Tomorrow
This is that movie where the Statue of Liberty is buried under snow and ice. The only thing missing is some monkeys.
This time, a comet is hurling towards Earth. The solution: A team of astronauts will have to travel to the comet and destroy it. (We hope.)
28 Days Later/ 28 Weeks Later
These British post-apocalyptic films feature a devastating “rage virus.” And more importantly, zombies!
The people of Earth are infected by a lethal and highly contagious virus known as the “Reaper.”
James Cameron. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Do you need a third reason why this flick is so awesome?