The end of the world is a terrifying yet fascinating concept. The mere thought of being one of the survivors of the apocalypse may even be quite exciting for some people, including creators and directors of great movies and series that we can, fortunately, binge-watch instead of living it. If you don’t believe us, check these great “End of the world” movies and series that will really make you think that our finale is close and could look like that.
The moon is about to crash with the Earth. What would happen if our natural satellite goes out of its orbit and passes very close to our planet’s atmosphere. In this case, the moon is more dangerous than we thought, and we are not ready to experience its dark side.
Don’t look up (2021)
With a great cast staring this Oscar nominee, you will be invited to reflect on human stubbornness and idiocy potentialized by an apocalyptic scenario. Two experts try to warn the world that a huge asteroid is going to impact the Earth, causing our extinction. Because of it, humanity gets divided into the ones who actually listen to them and the ones who simply don’t believe. Are we seriously doomed as a species?
The Day after Tomorrow (2004)
A movie that takes us to a modern ice age and that activates our survival instincts from the very beginning. US citizens attempt to survive tsunamis, snowstorms, and many other catastrophes that threaten to bring the world to an end. Almost two decades later, this scenario seems more than possible, don’t you think?
The 100 (2014)
A more youthful option that will take you through 7 seasons of anxious possible apocalypses. What is left of humanity has been living in space stations around the planet’s orbit for thousands of years after a nuclear catastrophe killed the great majority of the population.
By the time series starts, Earth is supposed to be mostly recovered, and the authorities decide to send “juvenile criminals” to test the living conditions and see if they could safely go back to repopulate the Earth.
The most popular of them all, and also the most horrifying end-of-the-world scenario we could ever imagine, 2012 is definitely a must-watch. After finding out that the Earth’s core is heating up dangerously, the world leaders start a survival project that is expected to save around 100,000 people from the huge catastrophe. Of course, nothing ever happens as expected. Panic spreads out, people find it impossible to survive, and humanity is deeply threatened by a ferocious Nature that tries to extinguish them.
The rain (2018)
A deathly virus that spreads through the rain has ended with most of the population; the only survivors are hidden in huge bunkers. As it happens in these stories, the need to preserve our race motivates them to go outside and risk their lives in order to find more people who demonstrate to be stronger than the apocalypse… will that search bear fruit or will it only end with a few people left?
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