280+ (Neo)Catastrophic / (Post)Apocalyptic movies & seriesby Dusan_Indjic-Luigi | created - 02 Dec 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Generally - very popular subject/s. While collecting titles for another purpose, I categorized titles under global catastrophic scenario(s) on which they were built upon. I tried to keep this unique collection organized (through the notes below) like: pandemic, astro, AI, nuclear, etc. Also included are series. Also check a dedicated pic/graph album on FB: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155881921158430&type=1&l=0c2720afdd.
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1. Divergent (2014)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
Votes: 408,440 | Gross: $150.95M
[totalitarianism, dystopia, eugenics] Social and genetic engineering after global changes.
2. Gattaca (1997)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
Votes: 267,927 | Gross: $12.34M
[eugenics] What genetic engineering eventually "has in store" for us? (And, yes, after a few decades a bit oldish)
3. Code 46 (2003)
R | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A futuristic Brief Encounter (1945), this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.
Votes: 19,504 | Gross: $0.20M
4. The Lobster (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Votes: 195,310 | Gross: $8.70M
5. Deep Evil (2004 TV Movie)
R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After an incident occurs at a top-secret bio-research lab in remote Alaska, a team of skilled military operatives is sent to investigate whether this was an accident, an act of terror or something else.
6. Planet of the Apes (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
Votes: 204,557 | Gross: $180.01M
[eugenics, pandemic] Serial.
7. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.
Votes: 481,569 | Gross: $176.76M
[genetics] 2nd part.
8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.
Votes: 398,308 | Gross: $208.55M
[eugenics, post-apocalyptic] 3rd part.
9. Ultraviolet (2006)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A beautiful hæmophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hæmophages.
Votes: 77,587 | Gross: $18.50M
10. Vanguard (2009)
Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Bizzare and mysterious events at an isolated resort portend either the salvation or annihilation of humanity.
11. Outbreak (1995)
R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.
Votes: 102,903 | Gross: $67.82M
[pandemic] Dangerous airborne virus runs away from CDC.
12. The Maze Runner (2014)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
Votes: 397,332 | Gross: $102.43M
[dystopia, pandemic] After the civilisation collapse.
13. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.
Votes: 208,224 | Gross: $81.70M
[dystopia, pandemc] 2nd part, planet is destroyed not only by war but by climatic change.
14. Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as "The Flare".
Votes: 99,265 | Gross: $58.03M
[pandemic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic] 3rd part of the saga
15. Children of Men (2006)
R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 440,140 | Gross: $35.55M
[pandemic] When virus hits hard the sexual urge.
16. Hidden (I) (2015)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
A family takes refuge in a bomb shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak.
[pandemic] Family seeks refuge from virus in cellar.
17. Another World (I) (2014)
99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic future, a biological warfare program gone wrong leaves only four survivors defending themselves from "the infected" - mindless killers. As they struggle to survive and make sense of what is happening, they find another survivor, intent on revealing the truth.
[pandemic] Bio-warfare program gone wrong leaves zombies.
18. Pandemic (2016)
TV-MA | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its ... See full summary »
Global viral problem.
19. Darkest Day (2015)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Dan wakes up on a beach with no memory. He discovers an empty city ravaged by a deadly virus. After befriending a small group of survivors it soon becomes clear the army is hunting him down... See full summary »
20. The Zombie Diaries (2006)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In the early part of the 21st century, an unknown deadly virus is spreading among the population. The planet becomes infested with a new threat unlike any other The Undead. Three compelling... See full summary »
[pandemic] ...apocalypse leaves mindless beings globally.
21. Zombie Diaries 2 (2011)
R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Three months have passed since a viral outbreak wiped out 99.9% of the world's population, turning its victims into flesh-eating living dead. In the UK, a surviving band of soldiers and ... See full summary »
2nd part of previous.
22. Doomsday Man (2000)
89 min | Drama
After his wife is killed researching a deadly virus, a doctor, out of anger and guilt, infects himself with the virus and threatens the world.
[pandemic] Doctor inflicts himself with terminal virus...
23. The Evil Gene (2015)
78 min | Horror, Thriller
FBI agent Griff Krenshaw is dispatched to solve a murder at a federal correctional facility for inmates with a rare genetic defect that leads to psychosis and violence. Once there, Griff ... See full summary »
[pandemic] Nasty viral infection in prison.
24. The Sector (2016)
Not Rated | 86 min | Sci-Fi
In a dystopian world, a bounty hunter sets out to capture a ruthless band of outlaws who have kidnapped an important father and daughter through a world of multiverses. Unbeknownst to the Outlaws and the Bounty Hunter is that another, more powerful man known only as The Finisher has plans of his own.
25. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
[dystopia, pandemic] Only hope against deadly virus is with special girl among leftovers of survivers.
26. Man Down (I) (2015)
R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller
In a post-apocalyptic America, former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor.
[dystopia] Soldier in post-apocalyptic America.
27. Here Alone (2016)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has killed much of society, and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness.
[pandemic, post-apocalyptic] Lone female "hides" in wilderness.
28. Absolon (2003)
R | 96 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
In a world ravaged by disease, he's the only cure... and the last hope for human-kind.
[pandemic, totalitarian] Corporate control over the only cure.
29. It Comes At Night (2017)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Votes: 74,870 | Gross: $13.99M
[post-apocalyptic] Two familiies try to survive away from city and ongoing war.
30. Contagion (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.
Votes: 205,319 | Gross: $75.66M
[pandemic] CDC is working on the cure as worldwide epidemic ravages population.
31. Zombieland (2009)
R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror
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.
Votes: 491,386 | Gross: $75.59M
[post-apocalyptic, pandemic] USA
32. Resident Evil (2002)
R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
Votes: 236,964 | Gross: $40.12M
[pandemic, eugenics] The virus brakes loose in an underground lab of Umbrella Corp.
33. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice wakes up in Racoon city hospital after the city has been overrun by zombies. Alice must now make it out of the city before a mucilage bomb is dropped on the city.
Votes: 178,987 | Gross: $51.20M
[pandemic, eugenics] Virus breaks up the city defenses and spreads worldwide.
34. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.
Votes: 176,784 | Gross: $50.65M
[post-apocalyptic, pandemic] Leftover survivors and fighters try to get away through the Nevada desert.
35. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Votes: 156,316 | Gross: $60.13M
[post-apocalyptic, pandemic] Protagonist tryies to fight the corporation by organising with guys in prison.
36. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.
Votes: 127,783 | Gross: $42.35M
[post-apocalyptic, pandemic] She gets to the supposed sanctuary in remote Alaska.
37. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
R | 107 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Votes: 78,249 | Gross: $26.83M
[post-apocalyptic, pandemic] Final battle between protagonist and corporation abominations
38. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 354,900 | Gross: $45.06M
[pandemic] UK is zombie-franzy!
39. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.
Votes: 247,340 | Gross: $28.64M
[pandemic] After several months, people and army try to get back to The Island, but things go wrong...
40. 28 Days Later: The Aftermath (Chapter 3) - Decimation (2007 Video)
5 min | Animation, Short, Horror
A short story set in London during the time period of the film 28 Days Later... (2002), told in the form of an animated comic strip.
41. Battle of the Damned (2013)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.
[pandemic] Soldiers and robots against army of infected.
42. Extinction (2015)
R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
[post-apocalyptic, pandemic] Sudden global stop.
43. Re-Kill (2015)
R | 88 min | Action, Horror
It's been 5 years since the Re-Animates outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world's population. Within a few cities, the Re-Animates have been segregated into "zones" and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI S.W.A.T. Unit.
[post-apocalyptic, pandemic] 5 yrs. after Re-Animates kill 95% of global pop.
44. Daylight's End (2016)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror