16 Post-apocalyptic Movies on Netflix Right Now

Post-apocalyptic Movies on Netflix

The post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix are numerous, and this is because there is something interesting about watching the end of the world. 

Besides, sometimes, we just need a really good, scary, heartbreaking movie to feel good and sleep. Hence, there are several of these movies.

However, just like any other kind of movie, some of them are just trash. 

Thus, this article will discuss some of the interesting post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix so that you will not waste your time.

Listed are 16 post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix that are sure to entertain you. Even though, these movies are all post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix, there are a little bit of differences between them.

So, scroll through and select the ones that suit you.

1. Snowpiercer (2013)

This movie is one of the post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix. Besides, this movie is set on a moving train. Yes, you read that correctly. The entire movie is on a train.

In the movie, the earth is rendered uninhabitable. Hence, all the remaining humans would have to live on a huge train. This train takes people around the world all year round.

However, in the train, there is a social class. Poor people live in bad conditions at the back of the train while the rich live in luxury at the front.

This resulted in  leaders of the poor encouraging their comrades to revolt against the rich and take control of the train. 

Additionally, this movie shows how divisions in society are created and its power.

Furthermore, Bong Joon-ho directed this movie and Jamie Bell, Chris Evans, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-Ho and Ed Harris starred in it.

2. Cargo (2017)

This is another one of the post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix. Moreover, this movie is a zombie apocalypse story where a man looks for a new home for his newborn daughter.

However, the man only has a few hours to get the baby to safety before he is infected. 

Additionally,  Martin Freeman, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, Simone Landers, Kris McQuade, Natasha Wanganeen and Anthony Hayes starred in this movie.

Lastly, this movie is based on Ben Howling’s book of the same title.

3. Spectral (2016)

Spectral is another post-apocalyptic movie on Netflix. Besides, this movie is centered around a special-ops team who fight beings that are invisible.

These beings tend to destroy anyone who confronts them. 

Furthermore, these beings could be supernatural, spirits of war or they could be a government’s arms experiment that went wrong.

Additionally, some of the stars in this movie are Louis Ozawa Changchien, James Badge Dale, Cory Hardrict, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer, Clayne Crawford and Bruce Greenwood.

Also, Nic Mathieu directed it.

4. How It Ends (2018)

Another post apocalyptic movie on Netflix is How It Ends. Moreover, this movie is centered on a young man who is finding his way home to his pregnant wife in a post-apocalyptic world. 

However, the world is not the same anymore and it is full of chaos. Furthermore, David M. Rosenthal is the director of this movie and the stars in this movie are Theo James, Kat Graham, Grace Dove, Forest Whitaker, Kerry Bishe, Mark O’Brien, and Nicole Ari Parker.

5. I Am Mother (2019)

This is another post-apocalyptic movie on Netflix. This movie is about a girl, Daughter, who lives in a bunker with a robot; Mother, who raised her.

Mother is a robot who is trying to repopulate Earth, instilling into people the right skills and values needed to exist on the planet. 

However, the world of Mother and Daughter is unsettled when a lady, Woman, brings some jarring news.

Furthermore, Grant Sputore directed the movie and some of the stars are Luke Hawker, Michael Lloyd, Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne and Clara Rugaard-Larsen.

6. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

This is another one of the post apocalyptic movies on Netflix. Besides, this movie is set in the near future where a parasitic fungus infects all of humanity through bodily fluids. 

Anyone infected with this fungus turns into a mindless zombie. Humans’ only hope is a group of second-generation kids who eat flesh but are still able to reason and rationalize.

Moreover, the movie focuses on a special girl, Melanie, a scientist, two soldiers and a teacher as they strive to survive.

Furthermore, this movie is based on a book with the same title, Colm McCarthy directed this movie. 

Additionally, Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Anamaria Marinca, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Dominique Tipper starred in this movie.

7. What Happened to Monday (2017)

If you have watched this movie or the trailer, you know that it totally deserves to be on the list of post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix.

This movie is set in 2043, in a time where the government has a strict one child policy due to over population. 

This means that any child apart from the first child is put into a cryosleep.

Besides, the government ensures that this policy is followed through an electronic bracelet that tracks every citizen.

However, a woman died giving birth to seven identical kids. Their grandfather raised these children and meticulously taught them to pose as one single identity using communication as key. 

However, everything is ruined when one of them is detained and her communication is cut off.

Furthermore, Tommy Wirkola directed this movie and some of the stars in the movie are Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Marwan Kenzari, Willem Dafoe, Adetomiwa Edun, Max Botkin and Pal Sverre Hagen.

8. Bird Box (2018)

Despite the mixed reviews this movie got, it is still one of the best post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix.

This movie is quite similar to The Quiet Place. However, in this movie, a single mother and her two kids in a   world are trying to cross a treacherous river. 

They have to do this with a blindfold on because if they see the entity, they will die.

Additionally, Susanne Bier directed this movie and some of the stars in it are Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Trevante Rhodes, Machine Gun Kelly, Danielle MacDonald and Rosa Salazar.

9. Extinction (2018)

Next on the list of post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix is Extinction. Besides, this movie is about a man whose nightmares of a post-apocalyptic world are haunting him. 

However, these dreams get so real that he believes they are signs of what will happen in the future. Thus, he started preparing, although, everyone started believing he was fearless.

Thee end, he becomes a hero when the things he is about to turn into reality, and he is prepared for it.

Basically, he did not ignore his intuition and this enabled him to save his wife and two kids from extraterrestrials when they launched a devastating attack on the planet. 

Additionally, this movie’s director is Ben Young and Michael Pena, Mike Colter, Israel Broussard, Lizzy Caplan, Amelia Crouch, Lilly Aspeli and Emma Booth starred in the movie.

10. It Comes at Night (2017)

This is another  movie on Netflix; besides, this movie focuses on a family of three who lives in a remote cabin.

This movie is set in a time where a horrible and extremely contagious illness has killed several people. In order to survive, this family has a strict set of rules. 

However, these rules are overturned where another family stumbles across the cabin and ask for their help.

Eventually, there is distrust and paranoia among the families. Additionally, this movie’s director is Trey Edward Shults. 

Also, some of the cast of the movie are Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogon, Griffin Faulkner, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and David Pendleton.

11. Rim of the World (2019)

Another movie on the list of post apocalyptic movies on Netflix is Rim of the World.

Moreover, the whole family can watch this movie as it centers around four 13-years-old campers who are tasked with an important mission to save Earth. 

Besides, these teens have to do this without adult supervision or electronic gadgets to guide them. Thus, they have to come together, face their fears and save the world. 

In addition, McG directed this movie, and some for the cast are Jack Gore, Alessio Scalzotto, Benjamin Flores Jr., Lynn Collins, Annabeth Gish, Miya Cech and Tony Cavalero.

12. The Worthy (2016)

This is another one of the post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix. Besides, this movie is set in the Middle East not in the US like most of the movies on this list. 

This movie is about a world when most people have died due to contaminated water supply.

Initially, a political group contaminated the water to silence their enemies, however, it got out of hand and almost everyone is dead because of it. 

Later on, a group of survivors find a clean water source in an abandoned factory. When this information got out, different kind of raiders come knocking.

Furthermore, Ali F. Mostafa directed this movie. 

In addition, some of the stars in the movie are Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Salah Hannoun, Mahmoud Al Atrash and Mohammad Al Ibrahimi.

13. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

This movie is one of the post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix. Besides, this movie is the third movie in the Cloverfield movie franchise. 

However, you can watch it without the first two (Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane). Moreover, this movie begins with a group of scientists who are working inside a space station orbiting around earth. 

These scientists have a goal of creating an energy source that can provide unlimited energy for earth, however, their experiment goes wrong.

Their experiment opens gateways to other alternate reality that will destroy the world. 

Furthermore, Julius Onah directed this movie. Also, some of the stars in it are Daniel Bruhl, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, John Ortiz, Zhang Ziyi and Chris O’Dowd.

14. Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland is also one of the post apocalyptic movies on Netflix.

Besides, this movie is about a college student, Columbus, who has to join forces with three eccentric strangers in order to survive the zombie apocalypse. 

They have to travel through the south-western USA to get to a safe haven. Furthermore, this movie is not like your traditional post apocalyptic movie, there is a comedy in it.

This means you will find yourself laughing during the characters interactions. 

Additionally, Ruben Fleischer directed this movie. And Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Amber Heard, Luke Wilson, Jesse Eisenberg, Bill Murray and Abigail Breslin starred in this movie.

15. Army of the Dead

After a terrible government error leaves the abandoned, walled city of Las Vegas infested with zombies, millionaire casino magnate Bly Tanaka realizes he has left something in Sin City: $200 million, to be exact. 

Furthermore, his mounds of riches are secure for the time being behind his impregnable casino vault; nevertheless, the US President intends to bomb the entire city in less than 96 hours. 

Additionally, Tanaka is now willing to pay $50 million to Scott Ward, a decorated former mercenary, and his hand-picked crew to recover the money before the bomb destroys the city. 

Indeed, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Scott cannot pass up; however, the rules have changed, and the horde of the walking undead has arrived.  

Furthermore, Zack Snyder directed this movie, and Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, and Omari Hardwick starred in it.

16. Train to Busan (2016)

Last on our list of post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix is Train to Busan. This is the second movie on the list which is not set in the US like most post-apocalyptic movies; it is set in South Korea. 

It centers around a man, Seok-woo, and his daughter who boarded a train to go see his wife on the daughter’s birthday.

However, the journey turns into a nightmare due to the fact that they are trapped in the middle of a zombie outbreak. 

Furthermore, this movie’s director is Yeon Sang-ho. And the cast of the movie consists of Jung Yu-mi, Don Lee, Gong Yoo, Yeon Sang-ho, Kim Su-an, Sohee, and Choi Woo-shik.

Conclusively, from the list, you can see that there are various kinds of post-apocalyptic movies on Netflix. Some like Zombieland, add comedy to it, while Cloverfield is just straight-up depressing.

You can watch these for either a fun night with friends or just for the scares and thrills. 

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