Post-apocalyptic Genre

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In Film
  • Metropolis

    Metropolis
    In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
  • Things to come

    Things to come
    A story of 100 years: a decades-long second world war leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and tries space travel.
  • Buck Rogers

    Buck Rogers
    A 20th century astronaut is revived out of 500 years of suspended animation to become the greatest hero of a future Earth.
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
  • The War of the Worlds

    The War of the Worlds
    The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians.
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
  • On the Beach

    On the Beach
    The residents of Australia after a global nuclear war must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.
  • The Time Machine

    The Time Machine
    A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species
  • Panic in Year Zero!

    Panic in Year Zero!
    A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive.
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
  • The Last Man on Earth

    The Last Man on Earth
    When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.
  • Planet of the Apes

    Planet of the Apes
    An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead
    The story follows characters Ben Huss (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O'Dea), and five others trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is attacked by "living dead" monsters known as zombies.
  • The Andromeda Strain

    The Andromeda Strain
    The film is about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly organism of extraterrestrial origin that causes rapid, fatal blood clotting.
  • The Omega Man

    The Omega Man
    Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.
  • Silent Running

    Silent Running
    In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's plant life being kept in a greenhouse on board a spacecraft.
  • Soylent Green

    Soylent Green
    In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
  • A Boy and His Dog

    A Boy and His Dog
    Don Johnson plays a young man in a post-nuclear war world who has an interesting friend, a telepathic dog. The dog gives him an advantage in dealing with the barbaric world he lives in. When Johnson finds one place that has escaped the devastation of the war, he also finds some rather odd attitudes
  • Logan's Run

    Logan's Run
    An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at 30.
  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead
    Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
  • Mad Max

    Mad Max
    In a dystopic future Australia, a vicious biker gang murder a cop's family and make his fight with them personal.
  • Escape from New York

    Escape from New York
    In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant max. security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
    In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner
    Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.
  • The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone
    The plot revolves around a schoolteacher, Johnny Smith (Walken), who awakens from a coma to find he has psychic powers.
  • The Day After

    The Day After
    A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.
  • The Terminator

    The Terminator
    A human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg is sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor; Kyle Reese is sent to stop it.
  • 2010: The Year We Make Contact

    2010: The Year We Make Contact
    A joint American-Soviet space expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
    Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.
  • Total Recall

    Total Recall
    When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?
  • Delicatessen

    Delicatessen
    Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants.
  • Waterworld

    Waterworld
    In a future where the polar ice caps have melted and most of Earth is underwater, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
  • 12 Monkeys

    12 Monkeys
    In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
  • Independance Day

    Independance Day
    The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man's best weapon is the will to survive.
  • The Matrix

    The Matrix
    A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later
    Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
  • The Day After Tomorrow

    The Day After Tomorrow
    A climatologist tries to figure out a way to save the world from abrupt global warming. He must get to his young son in New York, which is being taken over by a new ice age.
  • Children of Men

    Children of Men
    In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
  • I am Legend

    I am Legend
    Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
  • Wall-E

    Wall-E
    In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
  • Zombieland

    Zombieland
    A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
  • The Road

    The Road
    A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.
  • The Book of Eli

    The Book of Eli
    A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.