Post-apocalyptic movies have always been loved due to the fantasy-like situation they portray. The struggle to survive or come up with a solution is what makes these movies great on the silver screen! When it comes to post-apocalyptic movies, Hollywood undeniably makes them the best! But some movies are not that great.
These movies are so great that they create a situation as if it is happening in real life!
a. I Am Legend (2007)
When a man-made virus causes plagues and ends the human population in New York, Dr. Robert Neville (Will Smith), a scientist tries to reverse the effects of the virus with the aid of his blood.
b. Children of Men (2006)
Due to unknown reasons, it has been nearly two decades since humans have been rendered infertile. The human race is on the verge of extinction. When a young refugee Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey) becomes pregnant, Theo (Clive Owen) must keep her safe.
c. This Is The End (2013)
Actor James Franco (James Franco) and his six pals from Hollywood are having a house party. Suddenly earthquakes, unknown creatures, and wormholes ravage the city. A hilarious comedy arises as the group tries to survive with their limited supplies!
After a cataclysmic Ice Age, the survivors travel in a train that makes its way through the snow. Forced to live in the lower-class carriages, Curtis (Chris Evans) becomes the leader of the poor and starts a revolution against the upper-classmen.
e.Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Post-apocalypse, the world is turned into a wasteland. A survivor and a man of action called Max (Tom Hardy) joins a rebel, Furiosa (Charlize Theron) to overthrow a tyrant called Joe. With an 8.1 rating on IMDb and 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie has some stunning visuals!
Compared with the above movies, the following movies lack in plot and idea and are not that great.
a.Left Behind (2014)
When people start suddenly disappearing, the world is turned into a chaotic place. Vehicles collide and planes fall from the sky. Airplane pilot Rayford Steele (Nicholas Cage) struggles to save his passengers on the plane. The movie is weak in the plot and the scenes do not seem real at all.
b. The Postman (1997)
Kevin Costner stars as The Postman and delivers letters of hope to the survivors of a post-apocalyptic America. Though the first half is watchable soon as time progresses it becomes annoying as the story falls apart.
c. The 5th Wave (2016)
After four waves of alien invasion, it is almost an end to the human race. Cassie (Chloe Grace Moretz), a survivor risks everything and desperately tries to find her brother. With a dull and messy script, The 5th Wave ranks really low in the list of post-apocalyptic movies.
d. After Earth (2013)
After Cypher (Will Smith) and his son Kitai (Jaden Smith) crash land on Earth, which is now inhabited by dangerous mutants, Cypher injures himself. Kitai embarks on a journey to call for help. Even the father and son duo are unable to lift up this dull and boring movie filled with weak dialogues.
e. Terminator: Salvation (2009)
When John Connor (Christian Bale) finds out that Skynet’s new project consists of killer machines that can destroy mankind, he creates an army to destroy these machines. Though Salvation has bold concepts, the characters are soulless and not enough compelling to make this movie as entertaining as its prequels!
Our mood elevates when we watch a good movie and a bad mood consumes us when the movie isn’t that good! This list will surely give you a fair idea of what apocalyptic movies to watch (and what not to!).