Top 5 Films That Depict the End of the World



1. Melancholia (2011)

“It appeared from behind the sun,” ominous, and that the film tackles the slow end of the world via one person's perspective in the first half and realistic hopelessness in the second.

2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Dawn of the Dead (1978) shows a society crumbling during the zombie apocalypse. The film's TV broadcasts portray society's progressive breakdown over several weeks.

3. Testament (1983)

Testament depicts a small, isolated village's downfall after a nuclear war. The town is not bombarded, but the viewer sees radiation and the loss of a “outside world” to escape.

4. The Planet of the Apes Trilogy (2011)

The Planet of the Apes trilogy stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, and Mark Wahlberg. A group of individuals on an intelligent ape-ruled world desire to return to Earth to thwart the conquest in the films.

5. Greenland (2020)

Finally, Ric Roman Waugh's 2020 disaster film Greenland stars Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, and Roger Dale Floyd. The film portrays a family surviving a large comet heading toward Earth in a hazardous and scared society.

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