Best Apocalypse Movies on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, and HBO Go

A young girl stands before carnage and fire reminiscent of the apocalypse.

Apocalypse movies let normal folks like us experience wild, life changing situations from the comfort of our living rooms. And thankfully, Netflix, Prime, and other streaming services are loaded with them.

On the downside, there are so many to choose from, you might not know where to start. Here are the best apocalypse movies now streaming, perfect for your next end-of-world binge night.

 

The Darkest Dawn (2016)

Starring: Bethan Leadley, Cherry Wallis, Jess Cleverly
Genre: Action, Adventure, Alien Invasion, British
Available on: Netflix

This found footage film is shot from the perspective of a 16-year-old girl, who receives a new video camera right before an alien invasion.

Fast-paced, entertaining, and intense, The Darkest Dawn is sure to be a hit with adrenaline junkies who secretly wish the world really would end…just to see what happens in a post-apocalyptic world.

Find it on Netflix here.

 

Rim of the World (2019)

Starring: Miya Cech, Jack Gore, King Bach, Anthony Cavalero
Genre: Action, Thriller, Comedy
Available on: Netflix

A group of misfits at summer camp explore the woods nearby when, suddenly, an evacuation warning hits their text inboxes.  Upon returning to camp, they discover the other campers have already left…and aliens are invading the idyllic valley.

Find it on Netflix here.

 

The Silence (2019)

Starring: Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Available on: Netflix

This exciting movie follows a deaf girl and her family as they navigate a treacherous world overrun by bat-like creatures.

These aren’t your typical night-flyers, either.  They’re huge, fast, and attracted to sound, so one wrong move—or noise—can spell your doom.

Find it on Netflix here.

 

Geostorm (2017)

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess
Genre: Thriller
Available on: HBO Max

Many apocalypse movies use the climate-fiction angle rather than aliens, mysterious monsters, zombies, or deadly viruses.  In a way, Geostorm—which takes place in the not-so-distant future—is even scarier, simply because its apocalyptic event is so realistic.

Horrific weather events are controlled by specialized satellites.  When those systems begin to fail, however, large cities are left in peril.

Amidst dangers like firenados and crumbling buildings, Jake Lawson must investigate to find out what, or who, is causing these systems to malfunction.

Find it on HBO Max here.

 

Legion (2010)

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Paul Bettany, Charles S. Dutton
Genre: Thriller, Action, Fantasy
Available on: Amazon Prime

This exciting movie that takes place entirely in a roadside diner.

After falling to L.A., archangel Michael removes his own wings, then steals some weapons and a cop cruiser before driving to Paradise Falls Diner.

While plagues overtake the earth, Michael informs the diner patrons that God has lost faith in humanity.  As a result, God has sent his angels to destroy the earth.

Luckily for the humans, Michael still has faith in humanity—and with his help, they might just have a shot at survival.

Find it on Amazon Prime here.

 

Don’t Look Up (2021)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Available on: Netflix

Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system.

The problem? It’s on a collision course with Earth and no one seems to care.

These two low-level astronomers must go on a media tour to warn mankind of the dangers this comet possesses before it’s too late.

What will it take to make the world to just look up?

Find it on Netflix here.

 

28 Days Later (2002)

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Available on: HBO Max

What could be more fitting the times than a movie about a strange virus that infects the world very rapidly?

In this film, animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results.

Twenty-eight days later, Jim, played by Cillian Murphy, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul.

After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him from the horde and bring him up to date on the mass carnage and horror as all of London tore itself apart.

Find it on HBO Max.

 

Cloverfield (2008)

Starring: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Available on: HBO Max

To celebrate Rob’s massive promotion, his lover, Beth, and friends, decide to throw a massive surprise farewell party, now that he is about to move to Japan.

However, a deafening explosion and the arrival of an enormous scaly and gangly creature will abruptly interrupt the festivities, as all hell breaks loose in New York City, and the Statue of Liberty is decapitated. As the reptilian behemoth levels Manhattan, a daring dash to rescue Beth begins, while at the same time, everything is recorded through the lens of a hand-held camcorder, amid mayhem and destruction.

As they go to investigate, an adventure deep into the streets of New York begins, as the friends are determined to rescue Rob’s true love.

In the end, where did this relentless invader come from, and above all, is there a chance of survival? As they go to investigate, an adventure deep into the streets of New York begins, as the friends are determined to rescue Rob’s true love.

Find it on HBO Max.

 

 

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