We looked through every single post apocalyptic movie on Netflix to find you the best of the best. If it’s about species survival or the end of the world, and it’s good, we probably have it listed here. We cast a wide net so dystopia, end of the world, alien invasion, and robot uprising – it’s all fair game.
Below you’ll find:
(1) the Top 10 Post Apocalyptic Movies you can watch right now on Netflix followed by
(2) an indiscriminate list of all the movies in the post apocalyptic genre that Netflix has available.
Introduction to the 2017 Top Ten List
I want to be begin by pointing out that of our Top Ten from 2016, all but two movies have been removed. That’s right – Netflix went red wedding on our list. A slap in the face, if you will. And now we’re starting from scratch. We’ve got a brand new Top 10. Not a single repeat from last year. And many apologies to the Armageddon fans out there. When a ballad by Aerosmith is the most memorable part of your movie, then something went terribly wrong. It’s just not good. That is why Armageddon, once again for 2017, did not make our Top 10 list.
But while Netflix continually drops great post apocalyptic titles from their movies category, they are actually doing quite well in the TV series department. In fact, they carry several currently airing series like The 100 and The Walking Dead. Check out our Top 10 TV Series on Netflix here.
It’s true that Netflix has dropped a lot of good post apocalyptic shows (personal outrage list at the end), but you can still find some great end-of-the-world cinema for instant streaming. At the end, I’ve added a list of shows I found on my Netflix “viewed” list that are now unavailable for streaming. #BringThemBackNetflix because there are some really good shows on that list.
DISCLAIMER: This list was made on January 3 2017, and it may not be accurate the very next day. That’s because Netflix is constantly changing their catalogue. BUT I’ll try to keep this list updated all year, so if you see something good on Netflix that I don’t have; please let me know about it in the comments, via email, or in the web form on our Tips page.
Starring Viggo Mortensen of Lord of the Rings fame, a man and his son are forced to navigate a dangerous post apocalyptic wasteland in this movie adaptation of a popular post-apocalyptic novel. A stark contrast to the fast-paced action and adventure of a Mad Max film, the Road chooses to focus on suffering, the sorrow, and the tough choices.
The story focuses on a group of U.S. Marines attempting to survive after a training mission against warfare A.I. goes wrong.
Available January 24th
After humanity won the war against zombies, tourists are able to kill zombies for sport at the Rezort. However, things go wrong when the park security fails and the hunters become the hunted.
Set in a post apocalyptic year of 1997, this retro-futuristic and nostalgic tribute to 80’s action-adventure films follows an orphaned teenager who goes on an adventure to save his female-robot companion from the hands of an evil warlord who controls the only water supply.
When a pandemic of vampirism strikes, humans find themselves on the run from vicious, feral beasts. Large cities are left as tombs and survivors cling together in rural pockets, fearing nightfall. When his family is slaughtered, young Martin is taken under the wing of a grizzled, wayward vampire hunter, called Mister.
A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces that causes instant death. Soon, the world population is trapped inside buildings. As Barcelona descends into chaos, Marc sets off on a quest to find Julia, his missing girlfriend, without ever going outside.
The Master List: All Other Post Apocalyptic Movies on Netflix
If you’re still hurting for post apocalyptic movies, then have no fear. If it’s a movie about the end of the world, and it’s on Netflix, it will be in this list. We’ve looked through the entire catalogue to make sure we didn’t leave anything out. Except Armageddon. Because you’ll get that damn song stuck in your head. And it’s a terrible movie. But, yeah, Armageddon is on Netflix too.
Movies With 2.5 Star Rating on Netflix or Above
How I Live Now (2013) 3.5*
Expelled from Paradise (2014) 4.1*
After the Dark (2013) 3.1*
The Last Survivors (2014) 3*
Re-Kill (2015) 3.5*
Melancholia (2011) 2.5*
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015) 3.2*
The Colony (2013) 3*
Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (2014) 3.1*
Pontypool (2008) 3*
The Horde (2009) 2.5*
Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End (2013) 3*
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) 3.5*
Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II (2005) 4*
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010) 3.1*
Movies Below 2.5 Star Rating on Netflix
Monsters: Dark Continent (2014) 1*
Plague (2014) 1.5*
The Walking Deceased (2015) 1.5*
Pandemic (2016) 1.2*
The Midnight After (2014) 1.5*
Beyond (2014) 1.5*
Kill Zombie! (2011) 1.5*
Mummy, I’m a Zombie (2014) 1*
Night of the Living Deb (2015) 2.1*
Condemned (2015) 1*
What We Become (2015) 1.5*
Zoombies (2015) 1.1*
[Rec] 4:Apocalypse (2014) 2.1*
Zombeavers (2014) 1.5*
The Lazarus Effect (2015) 2.1*
Sharknado (2013) 1.1*
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) 2*
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) 2*
Sharknado: the 4th Awakens (Arrives Jan. 27th)
Goodbye World (2013) 2.1*
End Day (2005) 2*
Asteroid vs. Earth (2014) 1.5*
4:44: Last Day on Earth (2011) 1*
Alien Outpost 1.9*
Robot Overlords (2014) 2.1*
Europa Report (2013) 2.1*
The Starving Games (2013) 1.5*
Netflix ONCE had these post apocalyptic movies and TV Shows.
While writing this, I decided that a good place to start would be browsing my own Netflix history – which amazingly went back to 2009. It was fascinating, but also a bit depressing to see how many post apocalyptic movies and tv shows that Netflix has dropped. I think you’ll agree that our Top 10 list would look a lot different if these titles were still available. In my opinion, 10 of the top 10 movies on this page are in the list below. Remember, this is just from my own view history, so there’s probably way more than this.
Post Apocalyptic Movies Dropped From Netflix in 2016
State of Emergency
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
The Coed and the Zombie Stoner
Post Apocalyptic Movies Dropped From Netflix Before 2016
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Terminator II: Judgment Day
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Starship Troopers 3
Starship Troopers: Invasion
Ever Since the World Ended
A Boy and His Dog
The Atomic Cafe
The War Game
World War Z
Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Post Apocalyptic Media is blowing the lid off the Netflix-dropping-good-movies scandal.
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Surprised by the low rating for The Giver. It was quite good.
I’d move These Final Hours into the top 10. It was excellent.
Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps I need to give it another viewing.
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I’ve always been a fan of these movies and I can’t get enough of them. I’ve seen about half of the ones you have listed here and I know there are many more to choose from. Also, I know that I’ll have to see about updating my movie service as the one I have now doesn’t have a whole lot of movies on it.