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The Top 10 Post Apocalyptic Movies on Netflix – 2017 Edition

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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.

Post Apocalyptic scene from the Road movie

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.




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Post Apocalyptic scene from Kill Command the movie

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




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Post Apocalyptic scene from the Rezort movie

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.




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Post Apocalyptic scene from v for vendetta the movie

V for Vendetta is a classic dystopian movie about oppressive government, but it is also post nuclear war. I both love and hate this movie.
It has great cinematography, there’s Natalie Portman, the story is solid and suspenseful. But the pacing seems all out of whack. I don’t get real attached to the characters. And at times, I think I felt a little uncomfortable thinking about how their dystopian government looks a little too much like my own real government.




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Post Apocalyptic scene from Halo fall of reach movie

I love the Halo story.  I not only played the games, but I also read several of the Halo books. I played though most of the games, but most importantly I watched all the cutscenes from each game on Youtube. Remastered Halo II is a must-watch for all fans of the series.
The books were really good. They are full of high scifi concepts mixed with tales of heroism. You don’t have to play the games to enjoy these novels.
The Fall of Reach is a true-to-the-book story of the selection and training of the Spartan soldiers – children who were chosen by the government to undergo genetic mutations in order to save humanity. They are subjected to dangerous medical testing. They were truly humans made into weapons; their lives robbed from them for the greater good.
This was all necessary in order to use the Spartan armor. Spartan armor multiplies your strength and even interfaces with your mind. The downsize is that once you’ve installed the spartan armor on your body – there’s no taking it off. It’s a lifelong commitment. This is the story of Spartans before they put on the suit.




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Post Apocalyptic scene from turbo kid the movie

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.




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Post Apocalyptic scene from stake land the movie

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.




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Post Apocalyptic scene from last days the movie

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.




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Post Apocalyptic scene from Judge Dredd the Movie.

By the 2080s, much of Earth has become an uninhabitable wasteland. While some humans manage to survive in the barren “Cursed Earth”, the majority of humanity resides in huge Mega-Cities with populations of tens of millions. To combat crime, the traditional justice system has been replaced by a corps of Judges whose role combines those of police officer, judge, jury, and executioner.
Don’t be scared away by the low approval rating. This movie is dystopian and violent. It has the comic stylings of Rob Schneider and the raw emotion of Sylvester Stallone. Sure it’s not a masterpiece – but it’s still better than the reboot.




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Post Apocalyptic scene from the Giver movie

Following a calamity referred to as The Ruin, society is reorganized into a series of communities, and all memories of the past are held by one person, the Receiver of Memory. Since the Receiver of Memory is the only individual in the community who has the memories from before, he must advise the Chief Elder, and the other Elders, on the decisions for the community.




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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

These Final Hours (2014) 3*

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*

Young Ones (2014) 3.5*

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*

A Christmas Horror Story (2015) 3*

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 (2010) 2*

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*

Jerusalem (2016) 1.2*

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)

Dead Snow (2009) 2*

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

Starship Troopers



The Animatrix

Bounty Killer


State of Emergency

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Revelation Road 3: The Black Rider

The Coed and the Zombie Stoner

Alien Uprising

Aeon Flux

Post Apocalyptic Movies Dropped From Netflix Before 2016


Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

12 Monkeys

THX 1138

The Terminator

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



Trigun Badlands

The Atomic Cafe

HALO Legends

The War Game

World War Z

Trinity & Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie

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    Derek is a licensed (non-practicing) attorney with a keen interest in avoiding catastrophe. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

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