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The Funniest Movies About the End of the World 

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Updated April 22, 2020 943 votes 285 voters 18.4k 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 Movies About the End of the World
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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 Movies About the End of the World
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Rogen

Released: 2013

Directed by: Evan Goldberg, Seth 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 Movies About the End of the World
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small flat on the outskirts of London, Shaun (Simon Pegg), a 30-something dull loser, must protect his ...more

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The World's End is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
The World's End Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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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The Hitchhiker's Guide t... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel

Released: 2005

Directed by: Garth Jennings

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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Dogma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of humanity lies in the hands of an abortion clinic worker (Ben Affleck) whose special heritage sets him ...more

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Dr. Strangelove or: How ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

Released: 1964

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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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Seeking a Friend for the... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

Released: 2012

Directed by: Lorene Scafaria

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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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

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Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart

Released: 1984

Directed by: Thom Eberhardt

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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Rapture-Palooza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
Anna Kendrick, Ken Jeong, Ana Gasteyer

Released: 2013

Directed by: Paul Middleditch

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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Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie

Released: 2007

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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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It's a Disaster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About the End of the World
It's a Disaster Rachel Boston, Laura Adkin, Kevin M. Brennan
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Whoops Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest 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 Movies About the End of the World
Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey

Released: 2008

Directed by: Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg

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 Movies About the End of the World
A Guy Named Rick Jonathan Michael Weber, Ashley C. Williams, Michael McGlone

Released: 2013

Directed by: Joe Benedetto