I love me a good end of day’s movie and clearly I am not alone as thousands of you have ranked your favourite apocalyptic horror films on the site. I have taken a few minutes to compile a list of the Top 10 Horror Movies featuring the end of days, and or the apocalypse based entirely off the votes of you our community.
I can honestly say that I completely agree with this entire list!
If you have not voted my first question is why not and my follow-up thought is here is the link so you can go do so.
Dawn of the Dead 1978
This movie is one of the greatest horror movies of all time and is the feather in George Romero’s cap. It also is the best zombie movie of all time according to many of you, me included. With 1,380 votes it has an 83% overall approval rating and has won 4 awards on site.
Not only did you vote it the best Apocalyptic Horror Film of all time you also voted it Best Zombie Film, Best Cult Horror Film and Best 70’s Horror Film.
Picking up where Night of the Living Dead left off, this classic horror flick from director George A. Romero begins with an undead army of flesh-eating zombies taking over every major city in the United States.
Running for their lives, Peter (Ken Foree), Roger (Scott H. Reiniger), Stephen (David Emge) and Frances (Gaylen Ross) find refuge in a remote shopping mall, only to discover they have to fight a motorcycle gang, too.
Night of the Living Dead 1968
I love Night of the Living Dead but honestly I agree with how you all voted because Dawn had a bigger impact on me. With 1,150 votes it has a 79% overall approval rating and has also won 4 awards on site.
You not only voted it the #2 on the top Apocalyptic Horror Movie but it also won #3 Zombie Movie Of All Time, #2 60’s Horror Film and lastly #6 on the Top Cult Films list.
As dead bodies inexplicably return to life and feast on human flesh, young Barbara (Judith O’Dea) joins a group of survivors in a farmhouse hoping to protect themselves from the hordes of advancing zombies. But soon enough, only one person remains. Writer-director George A. Romero’s low-budget horror classic continues to inspire heebie-jeebies, in part because of the randomness of the zombies’ targets.
The Road Warrior
Mel Gibson was a bad boy even back when this film was made. He wasn’t going to be cast as Mad Max originally till he got in a bar fight and showed up for casting beat to shit and the director loved it and cast him. I love the Mad Max franchise and have seen them no less than 40 times over the years.
It has two awards of distinction on the site landing #4 in Top Revenge Horror Films, and #3 on the Apocalyptic horror films list. With 300 votes it has a 76% fan approval rating.
In this sequel to the dystopian action-adventure Mad Max, Mel Gibson returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by the charismatic Lord Humungus (Kjell Nilsson), a violent leader whose scruples are as barren as the surrounding landscape.
Oh Zombieland how I love thee! Zombieland is easily one of the best zombie movies to come out of the Hollywood remake monster since Shaun of the Dead. Zombieland has a 75% approval rating based on 1,050 votes. It also has four awards on site. #10 Comedy Horror Movie, #4 Apocalypse Horror, #2 Best Horror Movies of 2009, and #6 Top Romantic Horror Movies ( yeah we have a list for that )
An easily spooked guy, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), joins forces with wild man Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) to fight for survival in a world virtually taken over by freakish zombies. As they destroy scores of the undead, they meet up with two other survivors, Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) and Wichita (Emma Stone), and journey to a supposedly safe abandoned amusement park. Ruben Fleischer directs this horror romp.
I loved this movie and think it has one of the most powerful endings ever translated to the big screen. Tied with Zombieland it has a 75% approval rating based on 770 votes. It also has 4 awards on site, #5 Apocalypse Horror, #6 top 2007 Horror Films, #1 Best Stephen King Horror Films, #9 Top Fantasy Horror Films
After a brutal thunderstorm pounds a small town, the residents discover a malevolent mist hangs over their homes, killing anyone who remains outside. Now, trapped in a grocery store, a band of survivors must make a stand against the deadly fog.
Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Andre Braugher co-star in this spine chiller based on a story by horror maestro Stephen King and directed by multiple Oscar nominee Frank Darabont.
#6) 28 Weeks Later
In a three way tie with The Mist and Zombieland we have 28 Weeks Later which is one of the better movie sequels I have seen. I had very low hopes because of how much I enjoyed the first one but was really surprised how well put together this follow up was. With 860 votes it has a 75% approval rating. I am very much looking forward to 28 Months Later
In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.
#7) The Stand
Stephen King manages to land on the list twice which is quite impressive and in this case very deserving. The Stand is my all time favourite miniseries next to AMC’s The Walking Dead. With 330 votes, yep you guess it, it has a 75% approval rating and is also tied with The Mist, 28 Weeks Later and Zombieland.
Stephen King adapts his best-selling novel into a vivid and terrifying miniseries. When a lethal virus developed in a government lab accidentally filters into the general population, a devastating plague ravages the globe, leaving few survivors. Those who remain are compelled to follow one of two mysterious figures, leading to an immense winner-take-all battle between good and evil. Rob Lowe, Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald star.
Never has such an epic battle over a pair of glasses ever been put to film. The remake plans for this movie makes my blood turn cold. The epitome of bad ass b-movie magic it has a 74% approval rating based off 360 fan votes
In this consumer culture parody, professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper plays an unemployed working stiff who inadvertently finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the world as it truly is. Billboards carry subliminal messages such as “Submit to Authority,” and yuppies are actually aliens who are bent on subduing the human race. Before you can say, “Die, yuppie scum!” Piper grabs a gun and starts blasting.
The Omega Man
The original ass kicking apocalyptic survivor 1971’s The Omega Man holds a 74% approval rating based off of 190 votes. Starring Charlton Heston this is of course the movie that was recently remade and titled I Am Legend with Will Smith in the starring role
Charlton Heston plays Robert Neville, one of the last “intact” survivors of a biological war that’s ravaged Earth’s population in this Boris Sagal-helmed sci-fi thriller based on Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend. Armed with an experimental vaccine for the disease that’s turned everyone into light-averse zombies, Neville roams the empty streets of Los Angeles by day and fights off the mutated “subnormals” at night.
The Last Man On Earth
The only thing cooler then The Omega Man is Vincent Price’s 1964 apocalyptic last man standing movie. The original Last Man On Earth and one of the coolest movies of all time it holds a 74% approval rating with 310 votes.
A plague has wiped out most of mankind, and those who survived have become bloodthirsty vampires. The only “normal” human left on earth, Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) — who was spared by a twist of fate — spends his days methodically hunting down the undead mutants and his nights barricaded against their attacks. But when he meets the beautiful but contaminated Ruth, he discovers a secret that will unravel what’s left of his existence.
So there you have it the Top 10 Apocalyptic horror films based off the votes of you the fans. If you did not vote you’re not allowed to complain. I am pretty confident that 95% of these movies are available for you to watch on Netflix and I feel every single one of them are must see movies for everyone!