30 best Doomsday movies: It’s not the end of the world to enjoy them

End of the world movies are an off genre to enjoy but I can honestly say…I love them! The suspense, the drama, the thrill and the incredible CGI (well most of them)…what’s not to love?

Apocalypse movies require some incredible imagination, even if it’s on the dark side. It’s not a subject many like to think about but I believe they’re great movies that really keep you on the edge of your seat.

Some people might find these movies triggering, which is completely understandable. No one likes to think about the end of the world, especially now. But you need to remember, these films are fiction.

Some of the end of the world scenarios are quite ridiculous, let be honest. Hollywood is really stuck on the idea that aliens are going to end us all? Or another favourite is…zombies…Really?

For me, it’s not about “scientifically” would that really happen? For these movies, it’s about the entertainment factor!

SPOILERS: For my anxious audience, I’ve also listed each movie thinks the world ends and who saves the day. So you can see if anything tickles your fancy. Hopefully, you can see the funny or ridiculous side too.

I know a lot of you don’t like asteroid films, so this will help you steer clear of those types of films.

Like all movies, they’re here to help you escape and immerse yourself into a new world or reality. I understand they’re not for everyone but I do like them and I know others do too.

Here’s all my favourite end of the world movies ranked from worst to best which was quite hard. And number 1 happens to be my favourite movie ever (even outside the genre).

 

30. THE CORE

How the world ends: The core stops spinning because of a man-made invention…

Who saves the world: A bunch of scientists in a weird drill thing…

 

29. THE DARKEST HOUR

How the world ends: Aliens in balls of energy?

Who saves the world: Normal people who understand science…

 

28. THE DAY THE WORLD STOOD STILL

How the world ends: Aliens who think we don’t deserve Earth…

Who saves the world: Keanu Reeves (who is an alien?)…

 

27. GEOSTORM

How the world ends: A man made weather controlled machine in space which has been taken over…

Who saves the world: Gerard Butler who made the damn thing…

 

26. CARGO

How the world ends: Zombies…

Who saves the world: No one really…

 

25. THE HAPPENING

How the world ends: Grass and plants….?

Who saves the world: It just stops…

 

24. INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

How the world ends: Aliens…again…

Who saves the world: The president!

 

23. DAWN OF THE DEAD

How the world ends: Zombies…again!

Who saves the world: No one really…

 

22. THE KNOWING

How the world ends: A flare from the sun…

Who saves the world: I’m still not quite sure…and I’ve watched it a few times…

 

21. REIGN OF FIRE

How the world ends: Dragons…(lol)

Who saves the world: Christian Bale with an English accent (who you forget is actually British)…

 

20. WAR OF THE WORLDS

How the world ends: Aliens that come in a thunderstorm and go into machines that are already buried on Earth underground….?

Who saves the world: Germs…

 

19. 2012

How the world ends: A drastic temperature increase within the Earth’s core?

Who saves the world: The government saves some rich people? John Cusack saves his family…

 

18. BATTLE LOS ANGELES

How the world ends: Aliens! Again…but an army of them…

Who saves the world: Our army…

 

17. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

How the world ends: Not by monkies…but by the chemicals used on them ironically…

Who saves the world: No one…just have to be immune by pure genetic luck…

 

16. 12 MONKEYS

How the world ends: Again…not by monkies…and again by chemicals we made in a lab (hope someone is learning a lesson here)

Who saves the world: Bruce Willis…well he tries…

 

15. CLOVERFIELD

How the world ends: A giant Monster that appears out of nowhere in New York…

Who saves the world: No one yet…

 

14. BIRDBOX

How the world ends: A mysterious force which makes people kill themselves…

Who saves the world: No one really…

 

13. THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

How the world ends: Global warming which triggers the next ice age…

Who saves the world: Dennis Quaid who plays a scientist the vice president ignores at the beginning (sounds familiar right?)…

 

12. DEEP IMPACT

How the world ends: Comet…

Who saves the world: A very young Elijah Wood, President Morgan Freeman and NASA!

 

11. A QUIET PLACE

How the world ends: Monsters who hate noise…

Who saves the world: A hearing impaired girl…

 

10. INTERSTELLAR

How the world ends: A reduction of oxygen and the extinction of plant life makes the Earth uninhabitable.

Who saves the world: NASA!

 

9. WATERWORLD

How the world ends: Rising sea levels resulting in the whole world being underwater…

Who saves the world: No one really…they just learn to adapt to the new world…

 

8. WORLD WAR Z

How the world ends: Zombies…again!

Who saves the world: Brad Pitt working for United Nations…

 

7. AVENGERS INFINITY WAR / ENDGAME

How the world ends: Thanos snapping his fingers with the Infinity stones, resulting in half the living creatures in the whole universe to turn to dust…

Who saves the world: The Avengers…duh!

 

6. I AM LEGEND

How the world ends: By trying to cure cancer resulting in it mutating into a deadly virus which kills people or turns them into zombie/vampire things…

Who saves the world: Will Smith…but only after losing mots of the world…

 

5. 28 DAYS LATER

How the world ends: Zombies…but one of the originals!

Who saves the world: No one really…everyone for themselves…

 

4. GREENLAND

How the world ends: Asteroid

Who saves the world: The Government saves some people….

 

3. TERMINATOR (1 or 2)

How the world ends: A.I.

Who saves the world: Sarah Connor…Kyle Reece…John Connor…The first terminator? Depends on which movie you watch…

 

2. INDEPENDENCE DAY

How the world ends: Aliens…

Who saves the world: Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and the President

 

1. ARMAGEDDON

How the world ends: Asteroid

Who saves the world: Bruce Willis and NASA

 

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