The world has erupted into chaos, scavengers and corporate overlords have drained all resources, and the population has been reduced to one (well, two). Everything and everyone you held dear have been wiped out (or set on fire, according to several movies), and you and your favorite fictional recluse need to establish some semblance of a life in the new barren wasteland. Do you think you can connect? Would you try rebuilding society? Or would you end up in a territorial battle over an empty cave?
Countless "last person on Earth" movies exist, and they showcase some of the best film characters fighting to procure nourishment and retain their sanity. Whether stealing cars and killing infected humans, living it up in a stolen penthouse at night, or dealing with the existential ramifications of being the only mortal on a dead planet, each person is just trying to handle the apocalypse in their own way.
These films aren't solely about lone human survivors, but instead, show how people deal with a vastly reduced global population.
Where Everyone Went: They were either obliterated by nuclear war, murdered, died of thirst, or moved to the endless desert wasteland to try their luck.
What The World Is Like: Society has collapsed; marauding biker gangs rape and pillage, vigilantes take justice into their own hands, and basic services don't exist.
How Do They Spend Their Time: When Max isn't losing his mind with grief over the loss of his family, he's killing the aforementioned biker gangs and driving through the desert. Later, he fights a man in a giant dome.
Would You Want To Be Stuck With Them: Max doesn't seem like much fun to hang out with, despite being fun to watch. He doesn't talk a lot, and when he does, it tends to concern killing people.
Doomsday Chill Rating: You'll ride eternal, shiny, and chill.
Where Everyone Went: Biological warfare between China and the Soviet Union wiped out a large portion of the world's population. Charlton Heston plays US Army Col. Robert Neville, MD, a man who injects himself with an experimental vaccine - making him immune to the contagion.
What The World Is Like: He essentially lives in an empty Los Angeles full of pseudo-vampires and people slowly turning into vampires.
How Do They Spend Their Time: Neville watches Woodstock in a theater a lot, steals clothing from a mall, lives in a penthouse, and drives whatever cars he wants.
Would You Want To Be Stuck With Them: If you're going to be stuck with someone in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a doctor who knows how to kill vampires and work a projector is a lucky break.
Doomsday Chill Rating: Incredibly chill.
Where Everyone Went: Most of the world's population died from a super virus that spread across the globe at some point before 2020.
What The World Is Like: Pretty much the same as right now, just with fewer people.
How Do They Spend Their Time: Phil Miller spends his days drinking, pulling minor shenanigans, trying to find more survivors, and attempting to repopulate the Earth after he discovers other people.
Would You Want To Be Stuck With Them: Phil is annoying, but his sense of mischief is strong. Plus, the rest of the world is pretty cool, so it might be worth sticking with him if you get to karate chop priceless heirlooms in the White House.
Doomsday Chill Factor: The most chill on Earth.
Where Everyone Went: In Hulk: The End, everyone on Earth except Bruce Banner/The Hulk died in a nuclear war.
What The World Is Like: A barren wasteland filled with mutated cockroaches and smoldering rubble - so not unlike New York City in the '70s.
How Do They Spend Their Time: Banner alternates between attempts to end it all and recording his feelings, Big Brother style, for an alien robot that hovers ten feet away from him at all times. Whenever Banner tries to off himself, though, he turns into the Hulk and starts smashing.
Would You Want To Be Stuck With Them: Bruce Banner is sullen and distant, and the Hulk is at his angriest in this story, so it's more or less the most terrifying version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde imaginable.
Doomsday Chill Factor: You won't like him when he's chill.