Depending on whether or not you believe in evangelical preacher Harold Camping‘s prediction that the world is said to fall to pieces tomorrow May, 21st, it never hurts to learn from the movies in case of a looming doomsday disaster. Check out the top “end of the world” movies through the years and add your favorite doomsday flicks to the list!
Planet of the Apes (1968) — Charlton Heston stars in the original end of the world thriller about an astronaut lost a space only to return to an Earth overrun by highly evolved apes that take the humans hostage.
War of The Worlds (1953/2005) — Either version you prefer, this film adapted from the popular H.G. Wells novel and brooding Orson Wells radio broadcast made us want to run for the hills and take cover from the horrific alien invasion.
Night of the Living Dead (1968) — There’s nothing more terrifying than the undead rising from the graves and walking the streets searching for living human brains to feed on. George A Romero shows us what living in a world through the Zombie Apocalypse would be like.
The Terminator (1984) — Before shocking the world with one of the biggest cover up scandals in the world, Arnold Schwarzenegger hit box office gold in The Terminator about an unstoppable cyborg sent from the future to kill Sarah Conner.
Mad Max (1979) — Mel Gibson starred in this doomsday film about a post-apocalyptic world in Australia.
Armageddon (1998) — Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Michael Bay, this disaster flick boasted an all-star cast including Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler trying to save the earth from destruction from an impending fiery asteroid.
Independence Day (1996) — Will Smith saves the world from destruction from invading alien ships.
Children Of Men (2006) — In a world where humans can no longer procreate, it’s one man’s mission to escort the only known pregnant woman to safety.
The Day After Tomorrow (2004) — Extreme global warming sparks deadly natural disasters all over the world.
2012 (2009) — The year the world is said to end — John Cusack stars in this end of days film and tries to survive from natural disasters.