The best way to celebrate the end of the world is by watching the best Doomsday movies of all time to get in the mood. To that end, fans have ranked this list of the top doomsday movies. These movies about the end of the world have been voted by fans of the genre. The best ones appear first, so vote for your favorites to get them to rise to the top of the list. You can click on the doomsday movie titles to get more information about the films. Find out who the directors were, year of release, top-billed cast, and more.
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. The films on this list cover multiple genres and are voted on by people who really care about doomsday movie lists.
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). Don't forget, not all end of the world Doomsday movies are sad and action-packed. Some are sentimental and emotional roller coasters, such as Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.
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. These top Doomsday movies will help you get prepared for the apocalypse.
Directed by: Roland EmmerichIndependence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by... more
Directed by: James CameronTerminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written,... more
Directed by: Michael BayArmageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay,... more
Directed by: Danny Boyle28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle. The... more
Directed by: Francis LawrenceI Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by... more
Directed by: Roland EmmerichThe Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American climate fiction-disaster film co-written, directed,... more
Directed by: Andrew StantonWALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar... more
Directed by: Robert WiseThe Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film from... more
Directed by: Alfonso CuarónChildren of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso... more
Directed by: Edgar WrightShaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small... more
Directed by: Zack SnyderThis film is a 2004 American horror film directed by Zack Snyder in his feature film... more
Directed by: George A. RomeroThis film is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A.... more
Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film,... more
Directed by: Susanne BierBird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel... more
Directed by: Terry Gilliam12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by... more
Directed by: Ruben FleischerZombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay... more
Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen HughesThe Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by... more
Directed by: Roland Emmerich2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by... more
Directed by: John HillcoatThe Road is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic drama film directed by John Hillcoat from a... more
Directed by: Dan O'BannonThis film is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan... more
Directed by: George MillerMad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic... more
Directed by: Thom EberhardtNight of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and... more
Directed by: Scott DerricksonThe Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction film, a remake of the 1951... more
Directed by: Steven SpielbergWar of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation... more
Directed by: Cho Il-hyung#Alive is a 2020 South Korean zombie film directed by Cho Il-hyung. The rapid spread of an... more