Let’s face it: The end is nigh. The world is going to end, and it’s probably going to be all our fault. By that I mean humanity’s, not ours or yours in particular. But that guy who keeps glancing at you looks pretty suspicious, right? Don’t look up! He’ll see you and trigger the doomsday device he’s building in his parents’ basement.
In all seriousness, though, we at Stars & Popcorn have examined all the many ways the world will come to an end, but what comes next? It’s impossible to say. But it’s not impossible to speculate! That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of the top 10 movies that answer the question, “What happens after?” We’re looking at 10 of our favorite post-apocalyptic movies we’ve collected in our underground bunker over the years. The only rule is that majority of the movie has to take place after civilization has crumbled, which is why classics like Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day aren’t here.
We’re not sure how the world is going to end, but we want to be prepared for what comes next. So, start categorizing your canned goods and stockpiling your ammo, because we’re going to show you the top 10 movies to prepare you for after the end.
10. Terminator: Salvation- To be honest, this movie is on the list more to honor the franchise than because of the actual craftsmanship behind it. We couldn’t justify having any of the others in this franchise appear here, because they barely spent any time showing what happened after the apocalypse, and yet they are still some of the best movies depicting the destruction of the world by glorified iPhones. The point is, when people think of the world ending, they think of the Governator in all his glory. Actually, now that I think about it, an old gypsy woman told me I was going to die at the hands of a poorly rendered, robotic, naked Arnold Schwarzenegger.
9. The Book of Eli- Hey, just because the world is a horrible desert doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful, and Denzel Washington sure does make for one hell of a blind samurai as he makes his way across the wasteland. Of course, even though those kinds of heroes never want trouble, they sure do seem good at finding it, especially when it comes to small towns. Those places are always attracting wandering warriors and scumbags. Hmm, there’s probably a cause-and-effect thing going on there, but we’re too lazy to try to deconstruct something we enjoy so much.