Best Apocalypse Movies on Netflix Right Now to Stream

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The Best Apocalypse Movies Ever Made to stream on Netflix. In these uncertain times, you may find yourself thinking about the apocalypse more often than usual. Here is the list of Apocalypse films to watch on Netflix.

For the point of this list, we’re going to assume both—that is movies after the end of the world and movies in which the world is either actively ending or has a probable threat against its existence.

Now let’s get down to the real end-of-the-world centric movies. Here are the Latest best Apocalypses Movies on Netflix 2021. But all of these films have something to say not just about the world we could be living in, but the one we’re living in now.

 

Best Apocalypses Movies on Netflix Right Now to Watch


1. Deep Impact

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Year: 1998

Director: Mimi Leder

Starring: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 121 minutes

A tidal wave of melodrama sinks Deep Impact’s chance at being the memorable disaster flick it aspires to be. The film depicts the attempts to prepare for and destroy a 7-mile (11 km) wide comet set to collide with Earth and cause a mass extinction. When a comet is on a collision course with earth, humans have to prepare for their survival.

 


2. Pacific Rim: Uprising

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Year: 2018

Director: Steven S. DeKnight

Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Charlie Day

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 111 minutes

Set in the year 2035, “Pacific Rim: Uprising delivers enough of the rock ’em-sock ’em robots-vs.-kaiju thrills that fans of the original will be looking for. The story follows on Jake Pentecost, who is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy after Kaiju, an giant monsters, are unleashed for destroying the world.

 


3. Terminator Genisys

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Year: 2015

Director: Alan Taylor

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 126 minutes

It follows Kyle Reese, a soldier in a post-apocalyptic war against Skynet, who is sent from 2029 to 1984 to prevent Sarah Connor’s death. When Kyle arrives in the past, he discovers that the timeline has been altered by Skynet, and that Sarah has been raised by a reprogrammed Terminator sent to protect her. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Mired in its muddled mythology, Terminator: Genisys is a lurching retread that lacks the thematic depth, conceptual intelligence, or visual thrills that launched this once-mighty franchise.”

 


4. Mad Max: Fury Road

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Year: 2015

Director: George Miller

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 120 minutes

With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller’s post-apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Fury Road follows Max Rockatansky, who joins forces with Imperator Furiosa to flee from cult leader Immortan Joe and his army in an armoured tanker truck, leading to a lengthy road battle.

 


5. After Earth

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Year: 2013

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 100 minutes

The film takes place in the 31st century, when the Earth has long been abandoned and humans have been in conflict with a mysterious alien race. It tells the story of a high-ranking general in the peacekeeping organization Ranger Corps and his son, who, after an incident during a spaceflight, find themselves fighting for survival on a hostile planet (which is Earth itself).

 


6. This Is the End

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Year: 2013

Director: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 107 minutes

Energetic, self-deprecating performances and enough guffaw-inducing humor make up for the flaws in This Is the End’s loosely written script. t is a feature-length film adaptation of the short film Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse (2007), centers on fictionalized versions of its cast in the wake of a global biblical apocalypse.

 


7. World War Z

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Year: 2013

Director: Marc Forster

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 116 minutes

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane is called upon to help stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. Lane fights to keep his family safe, while searching for an answer to the outbreak before it destroys all of civilization.

 


8. Bird Box

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Year: 2018

Director: Susanne Bier

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 124 minutes

Bird Box never quite reaches its intriguing potential, but strong acting and an effectively chilly mood offer intermittently creepy compensation. The film follows the character Malorie Hayes, played by Sandra Bullock, as she tries to protect herself and two children from entities which cause people who look at them to die by suicide.

 


9. Oblivion

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Year: 2013

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 124 minutes

Oblivion takes place in 2077, on an Earth devastated by war with extraterrestrials that has caused humanity to relocate itself to Titan. The film follows the story of Jack Harper, a technician who has been sent back to Earth to service drones used in the fight against remaining extraterrestrials (scavengers). After witnessing a spacecraft crash, from which he rescues a survivor, Harper is captured by scavengers (who are revealed to be humans) and fights against a new and evolving alien threat.

 


10. #Alive

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Year: 2020

Director: Il Cho

Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Park Shin-Hye

Language: English, Korean

Subtitles: English, Korean

Genre: Korean, Horror 

Runtime: 99 minutes

Well-acted, genuinely unsettling, and occasionally even funny, #Alive proves the crowded zombie genre still has fresh stories to tell. #Alive (Korean: #살아있다; RR: #Saraitda) is a 2020 South Korean zombie film directed by Cho Il-hyung. it is based on the 2019 script Alone by Matt Naylor which revolves around a video game live streamer’s struggle for survival as he is forced to stay alone at his apartment in Seoul during a zombie apocalypse.

 


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11. The Book of Eli

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Year: 2010

Director: The Hughes Brothers

Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Runtime: 117 minutes

The story revolves around Eli, a nomad in a post-apocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book to a safe location on the West Coast of the United States. The history of the post-war world is explained along the way, as is the importance of Eli’s task. The site’s consensus reads that “It’s certainly uneven, and many viewers will find that its reach exceeds its grasp, but The Book of Eli finds the Hughes brothers injecting some fresh stylish fun into the kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland filmgoers have seen more than enough of lately.”

 


12. War of the Worlds

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Year: 2005

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 116 minutes

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of War of the Worlds delivers on the thrill and paranoia of H.G. Wells’ classic novel while impressively updating the action and effects for modern audiences. The film follows an American dock worker who is forced to look after his children, from whom he lives separately, as he struggles to protect them and reunite them with their mother when extraterrestrials invade the Earth and devastate cities with giant war machines.

 


13. I Am Legend

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Year: 2007

Director: Francis Lawrence

Starring: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Dash Mihok

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 101 minutes

Set in New York City after a virus, which was originally created to cure cancer, has wiped out most of mankind, leaving Neville as the last human in New York, other than nocturnal mutants. Neville is immune to the virus, and he works to develop a cure while defending himself against the hostile mutants. It is the third feature-film adaptation of Matheson’s novel following 1964’s The Last Man on Earth and 1971’s The Omega Man.

 


14. Resident Evil: Extinction

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Year: 2007

Director: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 94 minutes

Resident Evil: Extinction is more of the same; its few impressive action sequences unable to compensate for the pedestrian plot. The film follows the heroine Alice, along with a group of survivors from Raccoon City, as they attempt to travel across the Mojave desert wilderness to Alaska and escape a zombie apocalypse.

 


15. The Midnight Sky

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Year: 2020

Director: George Clooney

Starring: George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 118 minutes

The Midnight Sky lacks the dramatic heft to match its narrative scale, but its flaws are often balanced by thoughtful themes and a poignant performance from director-star George Clooney.” In the film, Clooney plays a leading role in his film, as an aging scientist who must venture across the frigid Arctic Circle to warn off a returning interplanetary spaceship following a global catastrophe on Earth.

 


16. Army of the Dead

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Year: 2021

Director: Zack Snyder

Starring: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick

Language: English

Subtitles: English, Hindi

Genre: Crime, Action, Adventure, Horror 

Runtime: 148 minutes

Army of the Dead is a 2021 American zombie heist film directed by Zack Snyder. It features an ensemble cast consisting of Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, and many more following a group of mercenaries who plan a Las Vegas casino heist amid a zombie apocalypse. In a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

 


17. The Matrix Revolution

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Year: 2003

Director: The Wachowskis

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 129 minutes

In this explosive final chapter of the Matrix trilogy, Neo, Morpheus and Trinity battle to defend Zion, the last real-world city, against the onslaught of the machines that have enslaved the human race. And, now as Neo learns more about his heroic powers–including the ability to see the codes of things and the people, he faces the consequences of the choice made in The Matrix Reloaded.

 


18. Edge of Tomorrow

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Year: 2014

Director: Doug Liman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 113 minutes

The epic action of this sci-fi thriller unfolds in a near-future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski(Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

 


19. Cargo

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Year: 2018

Director: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke

Starring: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Horror 

Runtime: 105 minutes

Cargo is a 2017 Australian post-apocalyptic horror drama film directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke. It follows a man and his infant daughter are stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in rural Australia. And when he becomes infected, the countdown begins for him to find her protection before he changes forever. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Cargo takes a refreshingly character-driven approach to the zombie genre that’s further distinguished by its Australian setting and Martin Freeman’s terrific lead performance.”

 


20. Extinction

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Year: 2018

Director: Ben Young

Starring: Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan, Israel Broussard

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 95 minutes

The film is about a father who has a recurring dream/vision about the loss of his family while witnessing an evil force bent on destruction. Plagued by dreams of an alien invasion, a family man faces his worst nightmare when an extraterrestrial force begins exterminating Earth’s inhabitants. 

 


21. Love and Monsters

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Year: 2020

Director: Michael Matthews

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 109 minutes

Led by a charming star turn from Dylan O’Brien, Love and Monsters peers into the apocalypse and finds an action-adventure with surprising emotional depth. In the film, Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, lovably hapless Joel leaves his cozy underground bunker behind on a quest to reunite with his ex, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way.

 


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