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The Funniest Movies About the End of the World

Updated April 22, 2020 1.2k votes 307 voters 20.3k views17 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay... more on Wikipedia
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    Shaun of the Dead
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small... more on Wikipedia

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    This Is the End
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    44

    This Is the End

    James Franco, Jonah Hill

    Released2013

    Directed byEvan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

    This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan... more on Wikipedia
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    The World's End
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    The World's End

    Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
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    Ghostbusters
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    21

    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on Wikipedia
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    Dogma
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    Dogma

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of... more on Wikipedia

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    It's a Disaster
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    It's a Disaster

    Rachel Boston, Laura Adkin
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Released1964

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as... more on Wikipedia

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    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
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    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Keira Knightley, Steve Carell

    Released2012

    Directed byLorene Scafaria

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    Warm Bodies
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    Warm Bodies

    Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich

    Released2013

    Directed byJonathan Levine

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    Night of the Comet
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    Night of the Comet

    Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov

    Released1984

    Directed byThom Eberhardt

    Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Rapture-Palooza
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    Rapture-Palooza

    Anna Kendrick, Ken Jeong

    Released2013

    Directed byPaul Middleditch

    Rapture-Palooza is a 2013 American fantasy-comedy film written by Chris Matheson and directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Planet Terror
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    Planet Terror

    Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Whoops Apocalypse
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    Whoops Apocalypse

    Stuart Saunders, Graeme Garden
    Whoops Apocalypse is a six-part 1982 television sitcom by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Disaster Movie
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    Disaster Movie

    Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra

    Released2008

    Directed byAaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg

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    A Guy Named Rick
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    A Guy Named Rick

    Jonathan Michael Weber, Ashley C. Williams

    Released2013

    Directed byJoe Benedetto