12 Apocalyptic Movies That May Predict the Future

Redditor u/Makurabu stated they were searching for “A movie about the apocalypse. As in the events that start up and lead to an apocalypse."

"I want a movie following the events that lead up to the apocalypse, something showcasing the hopelessness of the situation facing the end of civilization.” Redditors responded with these apocalyptic build-ups!

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Dr. Stangelove is a Stanley Kubrick black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War nuclear conflict fear between the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States.

Don't Look Up (2021)

Don't Look Up is an apocalyptic political satire black comedy. It follows two astronomers who try to warn humanity about a comet coming that will destroy human civilization. 

Knowing (2009)

Knowing follows a boy who finds a cryptic message in a school's time capsule 50 years after being preserved. And his father and professor, who figured out the encoded message, accurately predicted past events while actively predicting the future, including global destruction.

Contagion (2011)

Contagion is a medical thriller with an all-star cast. It follows a contagious virus that evolves into a worldwide pandemic by respiratory droplets.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Day After Tomorrow is a sci-fi disaster film depicting catastrophic climatic effects after the circulation of the North Atlantic Ocean is disrupted.

Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods is a horror comedy following a gang of college students retreating to a secluded cabin in the forest. The students fall prey to zombies while two technicians manipulate circumstances in an underground bunker.

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