There is something deep within all of us, which drives us towards post-apocalyptic movies. It is called curiosity. Everyone finds something appealing in these types of movies. They provoke our imagination. Whether it is a zombie apocalypse, global warfare, or aliens, it just makes people happy to see different scenarios for the end of the world. No matter how terrifying it may sound, people are interested to see how the world will look after an apocalypse.
High-budget post-apocalyptic movies have always topped the box office rankings. Of course, it is hard to bring anything new to the table. It is the different methods of delivery that keep people interested again and again. Just like in any other year, 2019 will not disappoint. Here are the post-apocalyptic movies you do not want to miss:
Release date: 26 April
I doubt you expected our list to begin with the sequel of Avengers: Infinity War. While it may be an uncommon choice, after the events at the end of the first movie, Avengers: Endgame is all about post-apocalypse. Thanos has just killed half the universe with a snap of his fingers. It is up to the Avengers who survived to defeat him and return everyone from the dead, if that is even possible.
Release date: 11 October
You read that correct, we are finally getting a sequel to everyone’s favorite zombie movie – Zombieland. All the original protagonists will make a return. Even the director of the movie will once again be Ruben Fleischer. After almost a decade, we have no idea what to expect from this movie. It surely has the potential to be a box office hit.
Release date: 18 January (Netflix)
We understand that not everyone has a Netflix account. However, if you do or you plan on paying for the platform in the future, this movie deserves your time. IO is another one of those movies about Earth becoming uninhabitable. This time, however, the situation is different. People have left Earth and colonized IO, Jupiter’s fifth moon. Now, there is only one final shuttle for IO. In order to see if the two protagonists Sam and Micah make it to the last ship, you’ll have to watch the movie. It is worth the 96 minutes!
On our list, we decided to include one movie from the three most popular categories of post-apocalyptic movies. With Avengers: Endgame, Marvel could break their own records in the box office. It has the potential to be the best superhero movie of all time. Zombieland 2 has been the most anticipated zombie movie in the last decade. IO is a great post-apocalyptic example of how humanity could survive if Earth becomes uninhabitable.
There are dozens of other movies from this genre scheduled for this year. Even if none of these appeal to you, there is no room for frustration. This year promises to be one of the strongest in the post-apocalyptic movie history.