The Best Doomsday Movies Films

The Best Doomsday Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite Doomsday film films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

This list of the best doomsday movies also contains doomsday movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This doomsday films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best doomsday movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This doomsday movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top of the list.

These are the top films in the doomsday film genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie about the end of the world or takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Be it the motifs of the doomsday film genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Show your appreciation for movies like Independence Day or The Matrix by voting for them. If we missed any doomsday movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous doomsday movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about doomsday movie lists.

From the latest, to the greatest doomsday movies, here is the full doomsday movies list, ordered from best to worst. This list has everything from sci-fi classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still and animated hits like Wall-E. Want to watch these apocalypse movies right now but don't own them? Don't worry, it's not the end of the world. Many of these end of times flicks are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. 


Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Doomsday film films, including George A. Romero and Edgar Wright.


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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    The Day After Tomorrow

    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

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    The Book of Eli

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    Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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    28 Weeks Later

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Deep Impact

    Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood

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    2012

    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Mad Max

    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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    Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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    The Time Machine

    Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

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    The Stand

    Stephen King, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald

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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

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    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Dante's Peak

    Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith

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    The Omega Man

    Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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    Escape from New York

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm

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    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Rebekah Elmaloglou

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    Reign of Fire

    Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

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    Equilibrium

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    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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    Armageddon Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Taylor

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    Resident Evil: Apocalypse

    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

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    Terminator Salvation

    Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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    The Time Machine

    Jeremy Irons, Guy Pearce, Sienna Guillory

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    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken

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    Maximum Overdrive

    Carrie Fisher, Stephen King, Emilio Estevez

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    Knowing

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    Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Liam Hemsworth

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    Night of the Comet

    Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart

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    Beneath the Planet of the Apes

    Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Linda Harrison

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    Doomsday

    Rhona Mitra, Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins

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    Battle: Los Angeles

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    Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Shaffer Smith

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    The Core

    Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Eckhart

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    Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    John Huston, John Landis, Roddy McDowall

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    Mad Max: Fury Road

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    Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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    When Worlds Collide

    Paul Frees, Stuart Whitman, John Hoyt

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    Vincent Price, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho

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    Day of the Dead

    Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon

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    Land of the Dead

    Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker

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