40 Best Post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix

In reality, you likely stayed home, ate as much ice cream as possible, watched your favorite TV concert again and waited for the end. So when a film operates to the truth of living through the apocalypse, it is extremely stimulating.

And when it actors the cast of some of your favorite TV serials too, that’s nicer. If you like to exit from your situation for two hours, we suggest the following post-apocalyptic pictures.

The result may come in the form of a virus, advanced robots, aliens, innate disasters, or nuclear winter, but people have been visualizing how it all ends since there was civilization to end. And lately, that of your existence is a tiny microbe. 

If you have come to see the catalog of post-apocalyptic movies, it is the right place. Seeing post-apocalyptic films, however, is addicting. The main value of which depends largely on surprise and madness.

These movies are in and of themselves a reflection of our shock and tension. Beneath is a list of the nicest post-apocalyptic movie content accessible on Netflix.

Into the Forest (2016)

Directed by: Gilles Marchand

Released date: 8 January 2016

Written by: Patricia Rozema

Run Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes 

Starring: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Callum Keith Rennie, Max Minghella, and Michael Eklund.

This movie is based on reality; it sends a chill down our spine. The story is about a family that lives in isolation in a mansion in the woods….tells about how humans are not a part of the natural world and will not be eligible to withstand safely.

#Alive (2020)

Directed by: II Cho 

Released date: 24 June 2020

Written by: Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, Tobias Jesso Jr., Adele

Run Time: 1 hour and 31 minutes 

# Alive is a tale of Joon-woo, a video game live stream…film showed when he was forced to live alone in an apartment and how he lived in a zombie apocalypse….movie proves to be life-saving. This movie is mainly based on the script of Matt Naylor.

I Am Mother (2019)

Directed by: Grant Sputore

Released date: 25 January 2019

Written by: Grant Sputore, Michael Lloyd Green

Run Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes 

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard Larsen, Rose Byrne, Luke Hawker, Maddie Lenton

Clara Rugaard, a girl’s daughter, lives in a bunker and is caught up by a robot who is assisting in repopulating the world….the life of daughter and mother is disrupted by Hillary Swank, who gives bad news…This story reflects the parent rearing, responsibility, and unusual angle of ethics.

ARQ (2016)

Directed by: Tony Elliott

Released date: 16 September 2016

Written By: Tony Elliott

Run Time: 1 hour and 28 minutes 

Starring: Robbie Amell, Rachael Taylor, Gray Powell, Jacob Neayem, Shaun Benson

A couple gets trapped in the time circle inside the lab…. masked raiders attack them at the start of each day….they adapt and learn to fight for raiders. They develop a technology that behaves as a power source to rescue the Earth from judgment day.

The Girl With All the Gifts

Directed by: Colm McCarthy

Released date: 24 February 2017

Written By: Mike Carey 

Run Time: 1 hour and 51 minutes 

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, and Glenn Close.

In the future, all humans will be infected by a parasitic fungus that is transferred with the help of body fluid.….who are infected change into mindless zombies.… The tale is based on a teacher, a scientist, and a couple of soldiers who seek help…. and are supported by a unique girl Melanie. 

What Happened to Monday (2017)

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

Released date: 30 August 2017

Written by: Kerry Williamson, Max Botkin

Run Time: 2 hours and 3 minutes 

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Willem Defoe, Glenn Close 

The movie is set in 2043 and shows a policy that is based on overpopulation. According to the policy, there is only one child strictly. Except for the firstborn, all are put into cryosleep. However, if the government found more than one child would lead to their death.

Cadaver (2020)

Directed by: Jarand Herbal

Released date: 22 October 2020

Written By: Jarand Herbal and starring Gitte Witt, Thomas Gullestad, and Thorbjørn Harr.

Run Time: 1 hour and 26 minutes 

Starring: Gitte Witt, Thorbjorn Harr, Thomas Gullestad

This movie is based on the nuclear disaster that damaged all things in the city…..Without food, people are starved, and crimes are widespread, ….seeing all places dead bodies on the street of the city…. The only path to living in that world is to ‘stick together.

9 (2009)

Directed by: Shane Acker

Released date: 29 December 2009

Written By: Pamela Pettler

Run Time: 79 minutes 

Starring:Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Fred Tatasciore 8

In the year 1930, in an alternative world, an oppressor gives the order to make a robot for enhancing the technology advancement…..The scientists make a robot which is a very intelligent robot named B.R.A.I.N but without emotions…and the robot taken by the oppressor turned into a “Fabrication Team”.

District 9 (2009)

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Released date: 14 August 2009

Written By: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Run Time: 1 hour and 52 minutes 

Starring: Sharlto Copley, Vanessa Haywood, Jason Cope, David James, Robert Hobbs, 

The story starts in 1982 when an alien ship is seen by Johnsburg. The aliens are filled with fear and are malnourished when they are found on the left on Earth…..The South American administration takes them to a designated place named District Nine….As a result, it begins to feel more and more like a

prison…and starts fighting between humans and aliens.

Bird Box (2018)

Directed by: Susanne Bier

Released date: 14 December 2018

Written by: Eric Heisserer

Run Time: 2 hours and 4 minutes 

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Danielle Macdonald 

Bird Box’ reflects the effort of an alone mother in a post-apocalyptic globe where she has to pass over a dangerous river with her two children and the biggest task that they face while doing all this…..they have to do all of this with a blindfold on.

Extinction (2018)

Directed by: Ben Young

Released date: 27 July 2018

Written by: Spenser Cohen, Eric Heisserer, Brad Kane

Run Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes 

Starring: Michael Pena, Lizzy Caplan, Amelia Crouch, Israel Broussard, Mike Colter

A man is haunted by dreams. These nightmares get real, and he believes that these dreams give signs of something in the future…..A family member of his begins thoughts on him…he is well-prepared for all haunted nightmares….Extinction expresses and revolves around a man who does not ignore her imagination. 

IO (2019)

Directed By: Jonathan Helpert

Released date: 18 January 2019

Written By: Clay Jeter Charles, Spano Will Basanta

Run Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes 

Starring: Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston

In the post-apocalyptic movie, IO shows where the whole Earth is destroyed…. People can not survive on it anymore…. A scientist named Sam believes that the planet can still be saved……She reports the message to get the attention of all the remaining humans… a man named Michah helps to board the spaceship to IO.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

Directed by: Julius Onah

Released date: 4 February 2018

Written by: Oren Uziel, Doug Jung

Run Time: 1 hour and 42 minutes 

Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Brühl, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris O’Dowd

In the movie, a scientist seems to work inside a space station revolving around the orbit of Earth…The main purpose of making an energy source is to provide unlimited energy to the world….but the experiment goes wrong……. opening the path of an alternate reality that will make the Earth closer.

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)

Directed by: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kōbun Shizuno 

Released date: 17 November 2017

Written by: Gen Urobuchi 

Run Time: 1 hour and 28 minutes 

Starring: Kōbun Shizuno, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Yuki Kaji, Kana Hanazawa

This film is a little unique from the other movies. The movie shows the Earth is ruled by the leader of Godzilla’s force named Kaijus.a union of refugees comes back to Planet to restore their belief in the planet battle with shady forces of gigantic demons.

How it Ends (2018)

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

Released date: 13 July 2018

Written By: Brooks McLaren, 

Run Time: 1 hour and 54 minutes 

Starring: Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Grace Dove, Nicole Ari Parker, Kat Graham, and Mark O’Brien.

The movie started full of interest but ended with dullness….many decisions and themes make you shocked…where is the film title and why is it titled in that way…. In the movie, a man is trying to get back his pregnant wife.

Cargo (2017)

Directed by: Ben Howling; Yolanda Ramke

Released date: 6 October 2017

Written By: Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling, Anthony Hayes, David Gulpilil.

Run Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes 

Starring: Simone Landers; Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins, Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins.

A man is finding a new home for his newborn daughter.After a few hours, he was infected by the spreading pandemic. This movie is filled with emotions and has heart-touching scenes…and does a decent job.

Blame! (2017)

Directed by: Quinn Shephard 

Released date: 20 May 2017

Written By: Quinn Shephard, Laurie Shephard

Run Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes 

Starring: Quinn Shephard, Chris Messina, Nadia Alexender 

The picture reflects a futuristic world, humans live a life with cyber technology. A deadly virus damages all the technology that makes for the world and starts weeping the entire population of the world.

Spectral (2016)

Directed By: Nic Mathieu

Released date: 9 December 2016

Written by: Ian Fried, and George Nolfi

Run Time: 1 hour and 47 minutes 

Starring:Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood, Max Martini, Cory Hardrict, Clayne Crawford, James Badge Dale

The Earth is filled with fear, due to supernatural beings that are not seen by the naked eye….. destroying anyone who confronts them……the movies show special ops that fight these unknown elements…these could be the soul of the war and government arms.

The Worthy (2016)

Directed by: Ali F. Mostafa

Released date: 23 February 2017

Written By: Vikram Weet

Run Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes 

Starring: Mahmoud Al Atrash Rakeen Saad Samer Ismail Maisa Abd Elhadi Samir al-Masry

This movie shows how most of the world’s population vanishes after water sources are contaminated by deadly viruses….. Only fewer people drink clean water, but it is still contaminated by other people who have no good intentions…..Worthy is a good and appreciable movie…gives a good moral to the people.

Snowpiercer (2013)

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho

Released date: 21 October 2014

Written By: Bong Joon-ho, Kelly Masterson

Run Time: 2 hours and 6 minutes 

Starring: Chris Evans; Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Song Kang-ho

The whole film scene takes place inside the train. The population inside the train was divided as our society…… the poor people have shifted to the back, and they sit in menial conditions. The tale centres around one of the commanders of the needy people motivating his comrades to rise in revolt against the wealthy and seize control of the train.

Mad Max: Fury Road’ (2015)

Directed by: George Miller

Released date: 15 May 2015

Written by: George Miller, Nick Lathouris, Brendan McCarthy

Run Time: 2 hours 

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz

In 21st-century director George Miller successfully bring his classic Mad Max series….he also established one of the most enormous post-apocalyptic movies of all time. Mad Max: Fury Road pursues Max as he joins forces with Furiosa in her quest to defeat a tyrannical leader.

‘Threads’ (1984)

Directed by: Mick Jackson

Released date: 23 September 1984

Written by: Barry Hines

Run Time: 1 hour and 52 minutes 

Starring: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale; David Brierly; Rita May; Nicholas Lane

This movie is based on the nuclear war and is especially focused on the nuclear attack on England…..During the battle between the United States and Soviet Russia, Youthful lovers Jimmy and Ruth attempt to endure the nuclear fallout….along with their family….it is a story that will remain with you for a big time.

Akira’ (1988)

Directed by: Katsuhiro Otomo

Released date: 1 January 1988

Written by: Otomo and Izo Hashimoto

Run Time: 2 hours and 4 minutes 

Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama; Tesshô Genda; Hiroshi Ôtake

This movie is set in a futuristic Tokyo….rebuilt after being demolished during World War III. Kaneda joins a residence group to rescue his friend (Tetsuo) from his captor… when his friend is abducted by a secret organization.

Turbo Kid’ (2015)

Directed by: Anouk Whissell, François Simard, RKSS, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Released date: 28 August 2015

Written by: Anouk Whissell, François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Run Time: 1 hour and 33 minutes 

Starring: Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, Aaron Jeffery, Romano Orzari, Munro Chambers

The Kid is a juvenile living alone in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of 1997. After a chance meeting with a unique girl named Apple results in him ultimately making a friend….The Kid mounts a rescue goal once….she is seized by the wasteland’s cruel overlord, Zeus.

The Road (2009)

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Released date: 16 October 2009

Written by: Joe Penhall

Run Time: 1 hour and 59 minutes 

Starring: Viggo Mortensen; Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall; Guy Pearce

A man wanders with his young son through the dead terrain, danger hiding on all sides as they scan for some safety. In The Road, the movie shows the father and son trying to avoid all connections with other survivors.

‘Children of Men (2006)

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Released date: 26 December 2006

Written by: Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Fergus, David Arata

Run Time: 1 hour and 49 minutes 

Starring: Julianne Moore, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor

The film is set based on the situation that comes in 2027, Children Of Men illustrates a fortune where humans have become infertile….humanity is on the perimeter of extinction in 18 years of epidemic….Theo a civil worker, is challenged by young women for safety.

‘WALL-E’ (2008)

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Released date: 27 June 2008

Written by: Andrew Stanton, Pete Doctor

Run Time: 1 hour and 38 minutes 

Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight; Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard; MacInTalk

WALL-E pursues the robot as he goes on a mission of saturating a waste-filled Earth….he is left alone to clean the deserted planet….shortly WALL-E finds out that another robot called EVE and follows her across the Universe in the name of love. 

Black Crab (2022)

Directed by: Adam Berg

Released date: 18 March 2022

Written by: Adam Berg, Pelle Rådström

Run Time: 114 minutes 

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Aliette Opheim, David Dencik, Jakob Oftebro, Dar Salim, Ardalan Esmaili, Erik Enge, Cecilia Säverman.

With a war that destroys the world, six soldiers are challenged with a dangerous task that might just provoke this war to an end…The main problem is that they will have to support incredible packages across the ice on skates…..they put a risk on her life at to save the world.

Moon fall I (2022)

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Released date: 3 February 2022

Written by: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser, Spenser Cohen

Run Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes 

Starring: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson & John Bradley

The ragtag group of astronauts and conspiracy theorists can protect the whole world from demolishment….The moon is about to get a lot closer…. when some odd event affects the moon to be thrown out of its orbit….All of the people could become dead if the huge rock touches down on our world…endangering to cause a death-level event.

Last Man Down (2021)

Directed by: Fansub Njie

Released date: 19 October 2021

Written by: Fansub Njie

Run Time: 1 hour and 27 minutes 

Starring: Daniel Stisen, Olga Kent & Daniel Nehme

John Wood discovers himself called upon to be a caretaker when an injured woman comes seeking his assistance….She is targeted by an unhinged military commander who previously murdered his spouse…. John is the only one who can assist in a world that has lost all confidence.

Awake (2021)

Directed by: Mark Raso

Released date: 9 June 2021

Written by: Mark Raso, Joseph Raso

Run Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes 

Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Shamier Anderson & Jennifer Jason Leigh

A universal event has shaken Earth and changed society always. All electronic gadgets have been provided as useless…humans have now lost the power to sleep….urging the survivors of such an event to remain awake always. Yet, an outcome of this biological phenomenon may lie to the daughter of a soldier.

Songbird (2020)

Directed by: Adam Mason

Released date: 11 December 2020

Written by: Christine McVie

Run Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes 

Starring: K.J. Apa, Sofia Carson & Craig Robinson

Americans suffered through the year of pandemic of Covid-23. In trying to prevent the infection ratio…..the administration has thrived stricter….needed people to stay in their homes. Sara discovers herself in the tough problem of deciding whether to harbour someone.

Finch (2021)

Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik

Released date: 5 November 2021

Written by: Jeff VanderMeer

Run Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes 

Starring: Tom Hanks, Samira Wiley & Caleb Landry Jones

Finch was the last man on Earth…was sick and shortly vanishes. To take care of his dog he makes an advanced robot that keeps it safe. 

A Quiet Place: Part II (2021)

Directed by: John Krasinski

Released date: 28 May 2021

Written by: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Scott Beck, Bryan Woods

Run Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes 

Starring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy & Millicent Simmonds

Mother Evelyn Bott trying to save her three kids in a world of devils that kill by sound alone….. Having now found a drawback in the creatures….Evelyn leads her kids into the mystery where they must remain quiet and attentive.

Monster Problems (2020)

Directed by: Michael Matthews

Released date: 16 October 2020

Written by: Lindsay Price 

Run Time: 1 hour and 48 minutes 

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Rooker & Ariana Greenblatt

Joel Dawson wants to meet the love of his life, but that is harder to accomplish…monster roaming the land….Joel finds a path to survive on his journey for love…Monster Problem shows are full of interesting facts.

Light of My Life (2019)

Directed by: Casey Affleck

Released date: 9 August 2019

Written by: Casey Affleck

Run Time: 1 hour and 59 minutes 

Starring: Casey Affleck, Anna Pniowsky & Elisabeth Moss

This movie takes place in a world where all women have been murdered by an epidemic… On this planet, a father and his 12-year daughter have tried to stand in this situation. An alarming film somewhere in between Leave No Trace and ‘The Road’.

Ad Astra (2019)

Directed by: James Gray

Released date: 20 September 2019

Written by: James Gray, Ethan Gross

Run Time: 2 hours and 1 minute

Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones & Ruth Negga

A movie about the deterrence of the apocalypse revolves around an astronaut who wanders to a faraway world to discover his long-lost father. His father, covered in a dead power plant…..does something that could demolish all nations in the world.

The Last Boy (2019)

Directed by: Perry Bhandal

Released date: 8 January 2019

Written by: Jane Leavy

Run Time: 1 hour and 27 minutes 

Starring: Luke Goss, Flynn Allen & Peter Guinness

This movie is based on the writings of a philosopher Sufi, ….. In the tale ‘The Last Boy a vanished woman who sent her youthful son to a mysterious place…where all desires are completed

Mortal Engines (2018)

Directed by: Christian Rivers

Released date: 14 December 2018

Written by: Philip Reeve

Run Time: 2 hours and 8 minutes 

Starring: Hugo Weaving Stephen Lang Robert Sheehan 

The movie is Produced by Peter Jackson…. Taking place after the so-called 60 Minutes War, the Earth is nearly out of real resources. Autonomous city-states on big wheels wriggle the surface of the world….fighting each other over food and aid.

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