I want to begin this year's edition with a shout out to Netflix, who has done a great job of producing their own post-apocalyptic content. Their catalog includes more than fifteen original Netflix-produced movies in this genre alone. Incredible.
One the other hand, Netflix has also decimated our previous 2017 list, removing half of our former top ten movies including last year's #1 selection The Road. Netflix also removed Children of Men as I was writing this list, which I had slated as an easy #1. This is a major loss for the platform, people, as Children of Men is one of the greatest movies of all time. So it's a mixed bag.
In fact, out of 58 titles that you could stream in 2017, only eight remain. That's incredible turnover because you can currently stream 60 different post apocalyptic movies on Netflix.
Overall, I detect that Netflix has a strong commitment to the post-apocalyptic community. At least in so far as original content. And TV series. But third-party movies are slim pickings, with just a couple good movies at a time. Come on Netflix. At least give us back Hunger Games. Or more than two measly Terminator films. You owe us that much.
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 2019 Top Ten List
The sheer number of Netflix produced Post-Apocalyptic movies and TV shows has exploded in these last couple years. It has, frankly, been difficult to keep up. That is why you may see this list change as the year goes on. Was a great movie excluded from the top 10? Make a comment! I read them and it informs my decisions when choosing what to watch next.
DISCLAIMER: This list was made on February 11, 2019, and it may not be accurate the very next day. That's because Netflix is constantly changing their catalog. 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.
The plot of Bird Box is strange. It really turned me off at first. That was a MISTAKE - because this movie is really good.
Sandra Bullock plays the role of mother trying desperately to survive an apocalypse. Whatever it is that is killing everyone is a major mystery throughout the plot, and the survivors are left playing a guessing game as to how they might survive. Bullock steals the show, playing a mother who puts the well being of her children above all else.
In Automata, the last remaining humans are struggling to rebuild society. Luckily, there are humanoid robots that do most of the heavy lifting. Robotic slave labor is great, but what happens when the slaves learn how to break their chains? That is what Automata is all about. Ignore Rotten Tomatoes on this one.
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.
This animated series of eight short stories details the elaborate story of the Halo universe. Did I mention I'm a big fan of Halo's lore? Maybe you should check it out.
As Earth becomes uninhabitable, most people have left the planet in space ships. A small group of humans cling to the only livable land that is left. Will they make it to board the last ship to leave Earth? Should they even try?
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.
Netflix Original Movies
Netflix has REMOVED these post apocalyptic movies.
I said it last year and it is still true: 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 research and view history, so there's probably way more than this.
Post Apocalyptic Movies Dropped From Netflix
The Lazarus Effect
Asteroid vs. Earth
4:44: Last Day on Earth
The Starving Games
These Final Hours
How I Live Now
After the Dark
The Last Survivors
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead
A Christmas Horror Story
Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Tomorrow, When the War Began
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