End Of The World Movies
There are many predictions of how earth will end ever since the Mayan controversy was brought up by the media. These controversies were often debated by Philosophers and scientist. Because this kind of topic was so controversial, movie directors got a brilliant idea to make films out of these predictions. Here is a list of the top 10 end of the world movies.
One of the most popular scientific predictions on how the world would end is when earth gets struck by a large asteroid. This theory made dinosaurs extinct which is why end of the world movies that features an asteroid that will hit earth is so popular but Armageddon is considered to be the best movie ever created with this kind of scenario. In 1998, this movie was so huge that it was listed among the top 10 movies that were very successful in the box office.
Independence Day (1996)
Alien invasions have been predicted to be one of the reasons who the earth would end because they will destroy all of mankind and suck out the natural resources of the earth. Among all of the movies that have portrayed aliens as the main antagonists the movie “Independence Day” is the highest grossing film ever to be created when it comes to this kind of story. The movie back in 1996 was considered to be the movie of the year and it made stars out of Bill Pullman and Will Smith.
The Terminator (1984)
One of the most unique end of the world movie is “the Terminator”. This movie predicts that the world would end when machines and computers will take over the planet. This kind of prediction was so unique that this movie was considered to be the first of its kind. Because of it, many directors were inspired to make movies that are closely related to this film. “The Terminator” was so successful that it had 3 more sequels and a very successful TV series.
The Mayans have predicted that the world would end in 2012 and this bold prediction inspired one director to create the movie “2012”. The movie is about the earth about to end caused by a solar flare explosion. This kind of theory is also considered to be one of the most popular end of the world predictions based on facts since scientists claim that the sun is dying and anytime it will explode just like other stars that surrounds it.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
One of the most frightening predictions of how the world will end is that the world will fall because of a very deadly air borne virus that has the ability to bring back the dead to life and feed on the living. Zombie movies are very popular ever since it started in the 1960’s. Dawn of the dead is one of the best zombie movie ever created and in 2004 this movie remake was considered to be the most successful horror movie in that year.
Deep Impact (1998)
Deep impact is another movie that is about an asteroid hitting the earth. The movie was released the same year Armageddon was released in 1998. The difference of the 2 movies is that Armageddon’s asteroid never hit the earth while deep impact did. Both movies are considered to be the biggest movies ever made, and they ranked among the top 10 most successful movies that grossed well in the box office.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
This movie is one of the best apocalyptic movies in the late 2000s. The Day the Earth Stood Still shows that the Aliens are the guardians of the earth and they came to wipe out the human race because humans are the ones destroying the planet. The movie has one of the best stories ever written and it shows that the main antagonists are human beings and not the alien race. This movie was one of the most successful movies in 2008 and did very well in the box office.
I am Legend (2007)
This movie is the most successful suspense thriller movies in 2007. The movie is about a deadly virus that turns humans into a raging monster that would kill and eat humans and other animals. What’s unique about this movie is that the infected people are not dead but are living as well. Because of the virus that caused them to lose their humanity, they became nocturnal and attack their prey during the night.
Mad Max (1979)
This movie is one of the most successful end of the world movies of all time. “Mad Max” is an Australian movie that was very popular during the 1980s. The movie was well received by audiences and it helped open doors for other Australian films to go globally. The movie’s scenario is about the extinction of the oil and fossil fuel supply which was the cause of all the chaos and the reason people are killing each other. People who have an abundant supply of oil and gas are considered to be the most powerful people in the world. The movie was so successful back then that it made 2 more sequels that had the same success.
World War Z (2013)
This movie is a box office sensation because of its unique story. The story is about a virus that broke out and made zombie out of dead people. However, the movie does not focus on zombie attacks but how the Americans and other nations are finding ways in order to find a cure to stop the disease from spreading. What is amazing about this movie is that people thought it will not gross well in the box office; however, because of its very unique story, it captured many viewers and audiences.
End of the world movies captures so many curious audiences that is why making films about end of the world is a sure big hit.