(Post-)apocalypse & dystopia

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1. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, 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.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 484,982 | Gross: $75.59M

2. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror

59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 224,232 | Gross: $59.02M

3. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

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 in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 647,818 | Gross: $256.39M

4. The Road (I) (2009)

R | 111 min | Drama

64 Metascore

In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall

Votes: 211,851 | Gross: $0.06M

5. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper, Paddy Considine

Votes: 49,029

6. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 335,497 | Gross: $188.02M

7. Cell (I) (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Horror

38 Metascore

When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Clark Sarullo

Votes: 23,053

8. Maggie (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.

Director: Henry Hobson | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Laura Cayouette

Votes: 39,790 | Gross: $0.19M

9. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 438,002 | Gross: $35.55M

10. Ravenous (2017)

TV-MA | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

In a small, remote village in northern Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore - their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding in the woods, looking for others like them.

Director: Robin Aubert | Stars: Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin, Micheline Lanctôt

Votes: 6,621

11. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 10,455

12. The Bad Batch (2016)

R | 118 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

62 Metascore

In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 22,513 | Gross: $0.18M

13. The Battery (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.

Director: Jeremy Gardner | Stars: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle, Alana O'Brien

Votes: 7,801

14. The Crazies (2010)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

Votes: 106,203 | Gross: $39.12M

15. Cargo (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins, Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins

Votes: 29,953

16. The Domestics (2018)

R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

In the weeks following an apocalyptic event, a husband and wife venture across the countryside inhabited by deadly factions in search of safety, and must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.

Director: Mike P. Nelson | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Tyler Hoechlin, Sonoya Mizuno, Lance Reddick

Votes: 7,242

17. Hostile (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Juliette, a lone survivor of an apocalyptic era, fights to survive against hunger, thirst, a broken leg and strange, disturbing creatures that only come out at nighttime.

Director: Mathieu Turi | Stars: Brittany Ashworth, Grégory Fitoussi, Javier Botet, Jay Benedict

Votes: 2,853

18. The Tribe (2016)

97 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A family of three young sisters live out their days after a pandemic has consumed most of the known world. One day a stranger suddenly shows up and their world changes in ways they never could have imagined.

Director: Roxy Shih | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Anne Winters, Cokey Falkow, Michael Nardelli

Votes: 365

19. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 13,400

20. I Still See You (2018)

PG-13 | 98 min | Fantasy, Thriller

31 Metascore

Set ten years after an apocalyptic event that killed millions and left the world inhabited by ghosts.

Director: Scott Speer | Stars: Bella Thorne, Richard Harmon, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Price-Francis

Votes: 6,505

21. Bird Box (2018)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 239,268

22. IO (2019)

TV-14 | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.

Director: Jonathan Helpert | Stars: Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie, Danny Huston, Tom Payne

Votes: 26,890

23. The 5th Wave (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

33 Metascore

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders

Votes: 93,104 | Gross: $34.92M

24. We Are the Flesh (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

62 Metascore

After wandering a ruined city for years in search of food and shelter, two siblings find their way into one of the last remaining buildings. Inside, they find a man who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world.

Director: Emiliano Rocha Minter | Stars: Noé Hernández, María Evoli, Diego Gamaliel, Gabino Rodríguez

Votes: 1,895

25. 8 Days (2019– )

43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A family attempts to escape from the impact zone of an asteroid that is due to hit Earth in eight days.

Stars: Christiane Paul, Mark Waschke, Lena Klenke, Luisa-Céline Gaffron

Votes: 1,248

26. 1984 (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 61,653 | Gross: $8.40M

27. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

60 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 239,210 | Gross: $13.41M

28. The Quiet Earth (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Votes: 23,361 | Gross: $2.12M

29. Starfish (2018)

M | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A unique, intimate portrayal of a girl grieving for the loss of her best friend, which just so happens to take place on the day the world ends.

Director: A.T. White | Stars: Virginia Gardner, Christina Masterson, Eric Beecroft, Natalie Mitchell

Votes: 1,742 | Gross: $0.01M

30. The Society (2019– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

Stars: Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Votes: 13,100

31. Himizu (2011)

129 min | Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidô, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshi

Votes: 3,119

32. The Day (I) (2011)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Horror

41 Metascore

A group of five people working to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic future discover what they think is a safe, abandoned farmhouse, but they soon find themselves fighting to stay alive as a gang of bloodthirsty predators attack.

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Brianna Barnes, Ashley Bell, Brayden Edwards

Votes: 11,872 | Gross: $0.02M

33. White God (2014)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

80 Metascore

Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Szabolcs Thuróczy

Votes: 14,105 | Gross: $0.28M

34. The Last Survivors (2014)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Thriller

A teenage girl fights to protect the last working well in a drought-stricken valley from a greedy water baron.

Director: Tom Hammock | Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Booboo Stewart, Max Charles, Nicole Arianna Fox

Votes: 3,223

35. I Am Mother (2019)

TV-14 | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Director: Grant Sputore | Stars: Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Luke Hawker, Summer Lenton

Votes: 54,123

36. Z for Zachariah (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, Margot Robbie

Votes: 26,185 | Gross: $0.12M

37. The Platform (2019)

94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. One only food platform and two minutes per day to feed from up to down. An endless nightmare trapped in The Pit.

Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia | Stars: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale

Votes: 409

38. See (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Far in a dystopian future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight.

Stars: Jason Momoa, Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo

Votes: 17,545

39. Miracle Mile (1988)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes.

Director: Steve De Jarnatt | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, John Agar, Lou Hancock

Votes: 8,536 | Gross: $1.15M

40. These Final Hours (2013)

R | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

61 Metascore

A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.

Director: Zak Hilditch | Stars: Jessica De Gouw, Nathan Phillips, David Field, Lauren Cleary

Votes: 14,939

41. Daybreak (2019– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

High school outcast Josh is searching for his missing girlfriend in post apocalyptic Glendale. He's joined by a group of misfits Angelica and his former bully Wesley. On the way they'll face many weird things.

Stars: Colin Ford, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Sophie Simnett, Austin Crute

Votes: 9,627

42. Radioflash (2019)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

34 Metascore

When a nuclear device causes an electromagnetic pulse that kills power to more than 200 million people, a teenage girl must help lead her family to survival in a dark new world.

Director: Ben McPherson | Stars: Brighton Sharbino, Dominic Monaghan, Will Patton, Fionnula Flanagan

Votes: 311

43. 3022 (2019)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi

A group of astronauts living in the haunting emptiness of deep space awake to find earth has suffered an extinction level event.

Director: John Suits | Stars: Omar Epps, Kate Walsh, Miranda Cosgrove, Enver Gjokaj

Votes: 850

44. Light of My Life (2019)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested.

Director: Casey Affleck | Stars: Anna Pniowsky, Casey Affleck, Tom Bower, Elisabeth Moss

Votes: 4,456

45. War of the Worlds (2019– )

49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

Stars: Léa Drucker, Gabriel Byrne, Adel Bencherif, Natasha Little

Votes: 1,895