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A list of all the best apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction films also contains apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for the best movies, in your opinion, by clicking the thumbs up button.

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These are the top films in the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction genre in it. Be it the motifs of the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

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Whether you're at home and want to watch these apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movies, here is the full apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Kevin Costner and Lars von Trier are among the directors who have worked on Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction movies in the past.

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Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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nikkc0001 added Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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286 103
Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
The Fifth Element Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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The Book of Eli Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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PeterBänziger added 12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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Planet of the Apes Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore

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The Road Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Viggo Mortensen

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
MejaEhrenström added World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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Escape from New York Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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MejaEhrenström added 28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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harrychessman added Logan's Run

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PeterBänziger added Dawn of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

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The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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Muttley Dastardly added Snowpiercer Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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PeterBänziger added Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Rebekah Elmaloglou

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PeterBänziger added Rise of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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Reign of Fire Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
Waterworld Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

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104 58
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
MejaEhrenström added Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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The Day After Tomorrow Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

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Chris Brimmer added V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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The Crazies Lynn Lowry, Harry Spillman, Richard Liberty

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nikkc0001 added The Time Machine Jeremy Irons, Guy Pearce, Sienna Guillory

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Chris Brimmer added Soylent Green Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Dick Van Patten

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
The Mist Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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Armageddon Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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Chris Brimmer added A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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Tom Devis added Idiocracy Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

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MejaEhrenström added The Postman Kevin Costner, Tom Petty, Mary Stuart Masterson

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Apocalyptic And Post-Apocalyptic Movies
Men in Black Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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Pandorum Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster

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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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The Andromeda Strain Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

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Chris Brimmer added Watchmen Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup