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Top 10 Post-Apocalyptic Movies on Amazon Prime – 2020 Edition

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Let’s face it, most of us have Amazon Prime for one reason or another. Whether it’s the free two-day shipping, the special Prime deals, the free book a month, the streaming music, or the impressive selection of streaming movies, there’s a good chance that we’re getting our money’s worth.

As for the post-apocalyptic side of things, Amazon Prime actually has an impressive selection. In fact, as of right now, there are hundreds of movies that could be categorized as post-apocalyptic on Amazon Prime.


So in this article, we’ll not only take a closer look at the top 10 best, but you’ll also find a solid list of 50 more post-apocalyptic movies worth watching on Amazon Prime.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Amazon Prime, as with most streaming services, will remove or add movies each month. Some of these movies may disappear from Amazon Prime at any time.

10. Aftermath

Aftermath (2014)
92 min|Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller|27 Mar 2015
4.7Rating: 4.7 / 10 from 1,713 usersMetascore: 40
Thanks to a devastating nuclear war, a group of people find themselves crammed together in a house in rural Texas, struggling to cope with radiation poisoning, grief and the locals.

Coping with the side effects of an apocalypse is something Hollywood often overlooks in these types of films, but Aftermath takes a hard look at how a group of people would deal with issues like radiation poisoning, trauma, grief, and a clash of egos.

9. Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth (2018)
96 min|Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Western|02 Feb 2018
4.5Rating: 4.5 / 10 from 2,573 usersMetascore: 32
A bounty hunter named Attica Gage tracks down criminals in a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Gina Carano of The Mandalorian fame stars in this surprisingly good movie about a bounty hunter (!!) in a post-apocalyptic world. The plot isn’t the best, but the costumes and acting really make this one.

8. Night of the Living Dead HD

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
96 min|Horror, Thriller|04 Oct 1968
7.9Rating: 7.9 / 10 from 115,338 usersMetascore: 89
A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

The classic shuffling zombie movie that started it all. This updated version is remastered for the original’s 50th anniversary, featuring HD visuals and sound. Definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan of the original or just want to know your zombie roots.

7. Light of My Life

Light of My Life (2019)
119 min|Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller|09 Aug 2019
6.6Rating: 6.6 / 10 from 9,496 usersMetascore: 67
Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested.

Reminiscent of The Road, this movie stars Casey Affleck as a dad who needs to protect his child after a world-ending pandemic. Not quite as powerful as The Road, but you still get the same feels from watching this one. All the feels.

6. The Blood of Heroes

The Blood of Heroes (1989)
90 min|Action, Sci-Fi, Sport|23 Feb 1990
6.5Rating: 6.5 / 10 from 6,271 usersMetascore: N/A
In a future where most of mankind and technology is wiped out, six people travel from place to place playing a brutal form of football with a dog skull. They hope one day to play in the league in a city.

The game of jugger pits armor-clad post-apocalyptic warriors against each other in an American football style, but with a dog skull. This movie is a cult classic that has even spawned an entire real-life jugger league that plays at Wasteland Weekend every year.

5. Cherry 2000

Cherry 2000 (1987)
99 min|Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi|05 Feb 1988
5.6Rating: 5.6 / 10 from 8,830 usersMetascore: 59
In 2017, a successful businessman travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. He hires a sexy renegade tracker to find an exact duplicate of his android wife.

How does one find love in the distant futuristic wasteland of 2017? The answer is usually something to do with cyborgs or androids. Cherry 2000 is a unique story about finding love in the most unlikely place: real human beings.

4. The Terminator

The Terminator (1984)
107 min|Action, Sci-Fi|26 Oct 1984
8.0Rating: 8.0 / 10 from 791,452 usersMetascore: 84
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.

A cyborg super soldier is sent back in time to eliminate a future resistance leader, but he has to get through mom first.

3. A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place (2018)
90 min|Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi|06 Apr 2018
7.5Rating: 7.5 / 10 from 396,799 usersMetascore: 82
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Jim from The Office stars in this intense thriller about keeping quiet so monsters don’t eat you. Surprisingly, he does very little looking at the camera with a confused, sarcastic expression in this one. Also, where’s Pam?

2. Bellflower

Bellflower (2011)
106 min|Action, Drama, Romance|21 Mar 2012
6.4Rating: 6.4 / 10 from 7,488 usersMetascore: 72
Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".

What would you and your best friend do when the world ends? Build a badass Mad Max car, of course! The star of Bellflower is arguably the 1972 Buick Skylark affectionately known as Medusa, but the rest of the cast does a bang-up job as well. There’s also a scene toward the end that will literally make you gasp. NO SPOILERS.

1. Turbo Kid

Turbo Kid (2015)
93 min|Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi|28 Aug 2015
6.7Rating: 6.7 / 10 from 26,039 usersMetascore: 60
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.

One of the first movies to capitalize on the 80s retro trend of the last few years, Turbo Kid has become a cult classic featuring quirky main characters, a one-eyed main antagonist, and the soundtrack as dessert.

50 More Post-Apocalyptic Movies Worth Watching on Amazon Prime

2012: Zombie Apocalypse
2020: Fallen Earth
Anger of the Dead
Apocalypse Road
Apocalyptic 2077
Atomic Apocalypse
Containment
Darkest Day
Dawning of the Dead
Daylight’s End
Deadheads
Dead Rising: Endgame
Dead Rising: Watchtower
Deadsight
Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse
E.M.P. 333 Days
Equalizer 2000
Existence
FLU
Goodbye World
Grace is Gone
Hostile
Hotel Artemis
I Am Alone
Infected

Pandemic
Phoenix: The Warrior
Plan Z
Prodigy
Refuge
Road Wars
Stake Land
Stake Land II
The Aftermath
The Blackout
The Colony
The Dead Undead
The Domestics
The End?
The Last Survivors
These Final Hours
Through the Ashes
Tomorrow When the War Began
To Survive
Virus
We All Fall Down
What Still Remains
Wheels of Fire
Zombie Hunter
Zone of the Dead

Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at Joystiq's Massively.com, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and host of the Through the Aftermath podcast for over 11 years. He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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