End of the world: 20 series about the apocalypse

Global warming and cooling, nuclear and biological war, ecological collapse and pandemic – scientists and soothsayers scare the world with the most different parts of the world. But enough to reassure people who have received loans: all the promised disasters never happened, and asteroids fly by! But you can watch stories in the spirit of “we are all going to die” in the series from our sidebar about the apocalypse in the fantasy genre.

Survivors (2021)

The action of the novelty of the movie takes place in the Russian province, where an unknown virus is rampant. In just a few days, most of the population of the town dies, and the survivors were struck by “sleeping sickness”. A person infected with the virus should not sleep for more than two hours, otherwise he will forever plunge into a coma. There is no water and electricity in the city, interruptions in the supply of food begin, power passes into the hands of local bandits. A group of residents are trying to get to the mysterious Institute, where there may be answers to questions about a strange epidemic.

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Genre:
Drama, thriller, fantasy

Actors:
Alexey Filimonov, Artur Smolyaninov, Daria Savelyeva …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Tribes of Europe (2021)

The list of the best series about the end of the world and survival is continued by the work of German directors. In the near future, Europe has broken up into several small states, the heads of which are desperately fighting for power. Each tribe followed an individual path of development, but no one abandoned the idea of ​​total domination. Brothers Elya and Kiano, along with their sister Liv, find themselves embroiled in a military confrontation after a powerful artifact accidentally falls into their hands.

Original title:
Tribes of Europa

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, action, drama, adventure

Actors:
Henrietta Confurius, Oliver Mazucci, David Ali Rashed…

Country:
Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Into the Night (2020)

A mysterious anomaly has turned gentle sunbeams into red-hot lasers that destroy everything in their path. The plane that took off at night from the airport becomes a saving ark for passengers. The pilots learn of the crash and decide to fly westward, avoiding the sunlight. Representatives of different nationalities, ages and faiths gathered on board, but everyone is united by the desire to survive.

Original title:
Into the Night

Genre:
Fiction, thriller, drama

Actors:
Pauline Etienne, Lauren Capelluto, Mehmet Kurtulush …

Country:
Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Outpost (2020)

Added to the list of the best series about survival during the apocalypse Russian telenovela, which is watched in one breath. The whole world is plunged into darkness, and the fate of millions of inhabitants of the planet remains unknown. The catastrophe did not affect only the Moscow region and part of Europe, for which the surviving territory was called the “Circle of Life”. A new border has been drawn, a protective perimeter has been set up, and the survivors can rely on the military serving in the outposts.

Genre:
Thriller, fantasy, action

Actors:
Lukerya Ilyashenko, Pyotr Fedorov, Svetlana Ivanova …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0

Age restrictions:
16+


Eight days (2019)

A huge asteroid is approaching the Earth, and scientists voice a disappointing forecast. The blow will fall on the central part of Europe, and a collision with a celestial body will lead to the destruction of all life. The US military is trying to change the pebble’s disastrous trajectory with nuclear weapons, but the mission fails. Now there are only 8 days left to solve the problem and develop a rescue plan, but with every hour the hopes for success are rapidly fading.

Original title:
8 Tage

Genre:
Fantasy, drama

Actors:
Christiane Paul, Mark Waschke, Lena Klenke …

Country:
Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.7


Black Summer (2019 – 2021)

A fantasy series about an epidemiological catastrophe and the end of the world, filmed in the thriller genre. A deadly virus infects people, turning them into bloodthirsty zombies, and the government declares a state of emergency. The military rescues the surviving residents by providing shelter in closed camps, and during one such operation, Rose is separated from her daughter. A woman cannot sit in ignorance, therefore, together with a detachment of daredevils, she goes in search of a girl.

Original title:
Black Summer

Genre:
Horror, Action

Actors:
Jamie King, Justin Chu-Carey, Christine Lee …

Country:
Canada, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.5

Age Limits :
18+


Good Omens (2019)

As soon as the first episodes of this interesting comedy series appeared on the screen, rave reviews from viewers appeared on the network. The struggle between good and evil lasts for thousands of years, which is best known to the demon Crowley with his friend the angel Aziraphale. Mythical creatures have long been accustomed to living in the world of people, so the news of the upcoming apocalypse causes panic among friends. An angel and a demon team up to thwart the upper management’s plan.

Original title:
Good Omens

Genre:
Fantasy, comedy

Actors:
Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Francis McDormand…

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 8.1


See (2019 – 2021)

The top series about the apocalypse worth watching includes an American science fiction action movie with an original idea. As a result of infection with a dangerous virus, humanity has lost the ability to see. The survivors adapted to the new conditions of survival, and the former capabilities and skills turned into a beautiful legend. The fragile balance of the world is destroyed when sighted twins are born in the family of the leader of the tribe.

Original title:
See

Genre:
Fantasy, action, drama

Actors:
Jason Momoa, Sylvia Hooks, Hera Hilmar …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Epidemic (2018 – 2020)

The inhabitants of Moscow are attacked by an unknown virus, turning the capital into a city of the dead. Habitual values ​​fade into the background when the instinctive desire to survive begins to rule the townspeople. Sergei and his new wife, ex-wife with their son and random fellow travelers leave the city to get to a safe house on the island. An extreme situation brings together completely different personalities in one company, revealing human vices.

Genre:
Drama, fantasy, thriller

Actors:
Victoria Isakova, Kirill Kyaro, Maryana Spivak …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Fifth day (2016 – 2017)

American series about the end of the world and the apocalypse filmed in the horror genre. The planet has been gripped by a global strange epidemic. Sleep becomes a mortal threat, since it is impossible to return from the kingdom of Morpheus. Scientists are desperately trying to invent a vaccine to save humanity. The most enduring survived, but their strength is already running out. Time plays against people who cannot go more than five days without sleep.

Original title:
Day 5

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, detective, adventure

Actors:
Jesse Boyd, Walker Satterwhite, Stephanie Drapo…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.5


Zoo-apocalypse (2015 – 2017)

Homo sapiens considers itself the crown of nature and one of the most dangerous predators, but nature is ready to rebut this bold statement and put an end to the protracted dominance. Lions , bats, rats and other animals begin to rapidly mutate, acquiring a collective mind, and organize targeted attacks on people. A group of volunteers is trying to figure out the causes of an unprecedented pandemic before it’s too late.

Original title:
Zoo

Genre:
Fiction, thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
James Volk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
16+


You, me and the end of the world (2015)

A meteorite is moving towards the Earth, which will inevitably collide with the planet in 34 days. With this shocking news, a popular comedy series about the end of the world and human survival begins. The official announcement of the coming apocalypse affects everyone differently. Several groups of people from different countries, connected by family ties, rush to the British town of Slough. It is there that the bunker of the millionaire Sutton is located, capable of protecting them from certain death.

Original title:
You, Me and the Apocalypse

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, comedy

Actors:
Matthew Baynton, Jenna Fischer, Joel Fry …

Country:
UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


12 monkeys (2015 – 2018)

In the near future, a deadly virus will kill millions of people on Earth. To stop the epidemic and find the source of infection, scientists create a time machine. The prisoner Cole becomes a volunteer – the man must go back in time and find “patient zero”. If he completes the mission, humanity will be saved, and the convict himself will get a chance to regain his freedom.

Original title:
12 Monkeys

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, drama, detective, adventure

Actors:
Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Barbara Zukova …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Strain (2014 – 2017)

The first shots of the series about the catastrophe and the apocalypse are terrifying with their realism. A plane lands at an American airport with no signs of life on board. A team of leading epidemiologists is sent for reconnaissance and discovers more than 200 corpses and only four survivors in the liner. The situation becomes more complicated when the dead bodies of passengers begin to disappear from the local morgue , and there is not much time left to solve the puzzle.

Original title:
The Strain

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, thriller, drama

Actors:
Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Hundred (2014 – 2020)

Almost a century has passed since the global man-made disaster occurred. A nuclear explosion has practically destroyed humanity, and the survivors are forced to live on a space station . Food, water and air supplies are limited, so any adult crime is punishable by death. Council Chancellor Thelonious Jaha decides to send 100 juvenile delinquents to Earth to find out if the abandoned planet is habitable.

Original title:
The 100

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, detective

Actors:
Eliza Taylor, Marie Avgeropoulos, Bob Morley …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Revolution (2012 – 2014)

A cool series about the apocalypse will present to the attention of the audience a story about the end of the world in the literal sense of the word. Electricity went out on earth in an instant, leaving everyone without the usual benefits of civilization. Years later, the survivors resigned themselves to the new conditions, but one day Charlie Matheson learns about his father’s involvement in the tragedy. The girl intends to investigate what happened, so she goes on a dangerous journey .

Original title:
Revolution

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Drama, Adventure

Actors:
Billy Burke, Tracey Spiridakos, David Lyons…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.7

Age Limits :
16+


Falling Skies (2011 – 2015)

Earthlings have been looking for signs of life in the universe for a long time, but the aliens themselves came with a war. A colony of aliens in a few months destroyed most of the population of the Earth, taking children and teenagers into slavery . The capitals of states have been destroyed, the armies of large countries have been defeated, but the survivors do not intend to surrender. The militia detachment recruits into its ranks everyone who can and is ready to hold a weapon in their hands.

Original title:
Falling Skies

Genre:
Fiction, action, thriller, drama, adventure

Actors:
Noah Wylie, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Ark (2011 – 2013)

A highly rated Spanish TV series replays the story of the explosion of the Large Hadron Collider. The ship “Polar Star” sets off on a two-month voyage, and after the disaster, the ship becomes one of the few places where people managed to survive. However, in a limited space in stressful circumstances, it is difficult to maintain humanity when the dark sides of the soul are torn out.

Original title:
El barco

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, detective, adventure

Actors:
Juan Jose Artero, Mario Casas, Blanca Suarez …

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
12+


Terra Nova (2011)

In the middle of the 22nd century, an overpopulation crisis sets in on the planet, and due to global climate change, most of the flora and fauna completely disappear. Scientists discover a time portal and offer to send a group of volunteers several tens of millions of years ago to restore civilization. However, the wild lands are fraught with such dangers that modern experts are not even aware of.

Original title:
Terra Nova

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, detective, adventure

Actors:
Jason O’Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams …

Country:
Australia, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
16+


The Walking Dead (2010 – 2022)

One of the longest-running foreign series about the apocalypse, to which the audience has not yet lost interest. Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes gets seriously injured on a mission and ends up in the hospital. The policeman does not know how long he was unconscious, but this time was enough for the onset of complete chaos. The corridors of the hospital are overflowing with corpses, zombies are rampaging on the streets, so Rick goes to help his loved ones. Not finding his wife and son at home, Grimes teams up with a group of survivors to find relatives.

Original title:
The Walking Dead

Genre:
Horror, thriller, drama

Actors:
Norman Reedus, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Andrew Lincoln …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.2

Age restrictions:
18+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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