Apocalyptic movies are all the rage these days. Aliens, nuclear war, pandemics, ubiquitous reality TV, there are many scenarios depicting the end of the world as we know it. The ‘cultured’ West appears to have a fascination with a total break-down in society. Perhaps this is a sign of a deep unhappiness with how those societies are structured. Perhaps citizens are tired of the drudgery, and droll repetition of clocking in and clocking out and paying the bills and then dying.
Apocalyptic fantasies might be little more than an extreme type of escapism for most, that damns the world in which we live. In any event and whatever the reasons, there’re here and we enjoy them. What follows is a list of 10 of the most vividly imagined apocalyptic landscapes to be found on the silver screen. There are many more but how many of your favourites are on this list?