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The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World 

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Updated October 2, 2019 741 votes 239 voters 14.9k views 17 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about the apocalypse.

It's the end of the world as you know it - and it's really, really funny. The top funny movies about the apocalypse feature hilarious actors trying their best to survive as everything around them is crumbling. This is a list of the greatest comedies about the end of the world including everything from Zombieland to Ghostbusters to Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

What films will you find on this list of the best apocalyptic comedy movies? In The World's End, an epic pub crawl between estranged friends is interrupted by a pesky alien invasion. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman lead the talented cast of this funny apocalyptic adventure. Dr. Strangelove is another smart and funny film about the end of the world. This is the End finds Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jonah Hill, and more playing fictionalized versions of themselves coping with worldwide disaster. Other notable movies featured on this list include Shaun of the Dead, Dogma, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Which end of the world movie do you think is the funniest? Give your favorites a thumbs up and add any apocalyptic comedies that are missing.

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray
Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Rogen
This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and an adaptation of their 2007 short film Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse. After a series of ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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The World's End is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
The World's End
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman
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The Hitchhiker's Guide t... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd
Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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Dogma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock
Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also stars along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, ...more

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Seeking a Friend for the... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, in her directorial debut. The film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. The ...more

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Dr. Strangelove or: How ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes fears of a nuclear ...more

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Rapture-Palooza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Anna Kendrick, Ken Jeong, Ana Gasteyer
Rapture-Palooza is a 2013 American fantasy-comedy film written by Chris Matheson and directed by Paul Middleditch. The film stars Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley as a young couple who ...more
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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco
Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion and directed by Jonathan Levine.

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It's a Disaster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
It's a Disaster
Rachel Boston, Laura Adkin, Kevin M. Brennan
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Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart
Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, and Kelli Maroney. The film was voted number 10 in ...more

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Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie
Planet Terror is a 2007 American action horror science-fiction film directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud ...more

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Whoops Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Stuart Saunders, Graeme Garden, Marc Smith
Whoops Apocalypse is a six-part 1982 television sitcom by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, made by London Weekend Television for ITV. Marshall and Renwick later reworked the concept as a 1986 ...more
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Disaster Movie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey
Disaster Movie is a 2008 American parody film written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, and stars Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Gary "G Thang" Johnson, Crista ...more
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A Guy Named Rick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About the End of the World
A Guy Named Rick
Jonathan Michael Weber, Ashley C. Williams, Michael McGlone