End of the world movies

While I don’t watch nearly as many movies today as I used to, I do greatly enjoy munching popcorn while I watch the end of the world from the comfort of my couch. Here is a small smattering of those movies I particularly enjoyed. I’d love to hear your own favorites as well. Leave your top ten or whatever in the comments below.

Night of the Comet — a total guilty pleasure of mine, I freely admit. Zombies run amok in the late 1980s, complete with Valley Girls, mall hair, and pastel prints.

Red Dawn — I saw this when it first hit theaters and couldn’t possibly count how many times since. While there is a remake in the works, there is no way it could hold up to this classic.

The Day After — this miniseries scared the pants off of me when it aired. I was 12 at the time and couldn’t look away for even a second. It holds up surprisingly well almost 30 years later.

Road Warrior — there’s no way this list could be complete without Max making the cut.

2012 — I know lots of folks hated this movie but I really enjoyed it. But, I am also a fan of John Cusak so that might account for some of it.

The Day After Tomorrow — again, not a lot of people count this as a favorite but I liked it a lot.

Resident Evil — I really like this series overall, though the second film is my favorite thus far.

The Walking Dead — I love, love, LOVE this series and am anxiously awaiting the second season later this year.

Zombieland — Just loads of good fun.

So, what are your favorites?

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for SurvivalWeekly.com. He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

6 thoughts on “End of the world movies”

  1. The road , Loved the Book As well

    Night of the comets, was a teen fantasy film for me (Cant think why)

    Threads, Nightmare factor

    1. My wife and I are currently going through Season 2 of Jericho on Netflix. We loved the first season. The second one seems…rushed. I know the history behind the show, how it was canceled and then they slapped together the second season to appease fans. In my opinion, it shows. Overall though, one of the best shows I’ve seen on TV in recent history.

  2. You pretty much nailed them all. The only one I would have to try and fit in there would be The Book of Eli. Sort of a multi-purpose movie, but very cool nonetheless. And great representation of the barter system.

    1. I did enjoy Book of Eli a lot. Loved that whole barter scene, thought it was very well done and likely to be accurate.

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