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.
Phil Miller From 'The Last Man On Earth'
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.
Ann Burden From 'Z For Zachariah'
Where Everyone Went: A nuclear war followed by a series of nerve gas attacks wiped out most of the world's population.
What The World Is Like: Completely soaked with radiation. The only safe place is a small farm in a tiny valley with a self-contained weather system.
How Do They Spend Their Time: Ann Burden alternates between farming, hiding from a man in a radiation suit, nursing the man in the radiation suit back to health, and then hiding in a cave again.
Would You Want To Be Stuck With Them: Honestly, Burden seems fine. It's the creepy guy who shows up out of nowhere that makes this an inhospitable situation.
Doomsday Chill Rating: Deeply unchill, given all the sexual and religious tension on the farmstead.
Jim From '28 Days Later'
Where Everyone Went: They were either ended by people infected with a rage virus, or infected by a rage virus and disposed of other people themselves.
What The World Is Like: England (and likely the rest of the world) is a horrible place where soldiers murder men that don't work with them and force women into sex servitude.
How Do They Spend Their Time: Driving through the countryside, gorging on sugary snacks, and avoiding raging monsters.
Would You Want To Be Stuck With Them: Jim seems nice enough, and he's adept at traversing the zombie-filled wasteland. But you'd have to deal with the rest of the world, and that's not great.
Doomsday Chill Rating: No chill, just rage.