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The Top 10 Post-Apocalyptic Movies on Hulu 2019 Edition

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Hulu is a great source of post-apocalyptic TV shows right now, but not so much for movies. Despite how thin their catalog is in this genre compared to, say, Netflix, they still have a few excellent options to satisfy your apocalyptic cravings. Here are the top 10 best post-apocalyptic movies on Hulu, starting with #1.

At the end of the article you’ll find a complete list of every post-apocalyptic movie on Hulu. Did we miss any? Please let us know in the comments so we can update the list!

Also, please be sure to check out our list of the Top 10 Post Apocalyptic TV shows on Hulu, and our Top 10 TV Shows and Movies on Netflix lists as well. Happy streaming!

1. Independence Day

Independence Day (1996) 145min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 3 July 1996 (USA) Summary: The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
Countries: USALanguages: English

2. A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place (2018) 90min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 6 April 2018 (USA) Summary: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Countries: USALanguages: English, American Sign Language

3. The Terminator

The Terminator (1984) 107min | Action, Sci-Fi | 26 October 1984 (USA) Summary: A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.
Countries: UK, USALanguages: English, Spanish

4. The Domestics

The Domestics (2018) 95min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 29 June 2018 (USA) Summary: In the weeks following an apocalyptic event, a husband and wife venture across the countryside inhabited by deadly factions in search of safety, and must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.
Countries: USALanguages: English

5. The Directive

The Directive (2019) 113min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 15 March 2019 (USA) Summary: One year after a catastrophic pandemic wipes out most of humanity, a lone survivor embarks on a journey to find Safe Zone 57 with the help of a broken robot.
Countries: USALanguages: English

6. Daylight’s End

Daylight's End (2016) 105min | Action, Fantasy, Horror | 23 September 2016 (Netherlands) Summary: Following an outbreak that turned most of mankind into vampire-zombie-like creatures, the few survivors have to fight the creatures and marauders.
Countries: USALanguages: English

7. Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection

Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012) 86min | Horror | 30 November 2012 (UK) Summary: The deceased have risen with the instinct to feed on the living as a family is trapped during a zombie apocalypse. Wales. Based on George A. Romero's classic "Night of the Living Dead".
Countries: UKLanguages: English

8. The Time Machine

The Time Machine (2002) 96min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 8 March 2002 (USA) Summary: Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Countries: USA, United Arab EmiratesLanguages: English

9. The Colony

The Colony (2013) 95min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 20 September 2013 (USA) Summary: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
Countries: Canada, USALanguages: English

10. What We Become

What We Become (2015) 85min | Horror, Thriller | 13 May 2016 (USA) Summary: A family of four is quarantined in their home as a virulent strand of the flu spreads into town and they are forced to the extreme to escape alive.
Countries: DenmarkLanguages: Danish

Bonus Dystopian: Idiocracy

Idiocracy (2006) 84min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 25 January 2007 (Germany) Summary: Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
Countries: USALanguages: English

Full List of Post-Apocalyptic Movies on Hulu

We’re being very generous in calling some of these post-apocalyptic. One, for example, is just about a prepper getting ready for the apocalypse. But with such a short list, we figured it was best to include all edge cases.

Independence Day (alien invasion)
A Quiet Place (alien invasion)
The Terminator (robot apocalypse)
The Domestics (chemical warfare)
The Directive (virus)
Daylight’s End (zombie wasteland)
Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (zombie)
The Time Machine (dystopia-slavery)
The Colony (ice age plus zombies)
What We Become (zombie)

Idiocracy (dystopia)
The Last Man (prepping for immanent apocalypse)
The Crazies (virus)
Its a Disaster (surprise attack)
Post Human: An Event (no clue)

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