The All-Time Best Apocalyptic Movies On HBO

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With the ongoing global pandemic, one movie genre that has been the most favourite among fans has been the apocalyptic and dystopian movies. While some people prefer to watch comfort movies or romances, some take their minds off by immersing themselves in a cinematic world reflecting chaos, survival, and adventure.

An all-time favourite go-to streaming platform that most viewers prefer is HBO, due to its vast content library with international titles from all over the world. It literally offers 10,000 hours of TV series and movies.

Thanks to its massive content library, you can choose the best HBO MAX films to binge on. However, finding a worthy apocalyptic adventure flick is not an easy task. Sure you can go with the most trending options being displayed, but we all know they’re usually not that good.

So, to make it easier for you, we bring you the 8 best apocalyptic movies on HBO with the best CGI, catastrophic events, and drama.

So hold on to your couch because things are going to get exciting.

The Matrix

Sci-Fi, Action & Adventure

Synopsis: Thomas is a man living two lives – average computer programmers by the day and a hacker known as Neo by night. Neo is led to a forbidden underground world where he discovers a shocking truth that the life he knows is nothing but a result of cyber-intelligence. Here is every Matrix movie in order:

  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  • The Animatrix (2003)
  • The Matrix Revolution (2003)
  • The Matrix Resurrections (Upcoming in December 2021)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Marcus Chong, Gloria Foster.

Blade Runner 2049

Drama, Sci-Fi

Synopsis: Thirty years after the Blade Runner (1982) events, a new Blade Runner LAPD officer ‘K’ (played by Ryan Gosling) finds a secret that has the potential to save society from plunging into chaos. K is on a quest to find a former LAPD Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), missing for years. An apocalyptic film that keeps the viewers guessing who is bad and who is good throughout the movie.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, David Bautista.

San Andreas

Action, Thriller & Adventure

Synopsis: The City of California is struck by a massive earthquake, and in the aftermath, a rescue helicopter pilot (played by Dwayne Johnson) makes a dangerous journey with his wife to save his daughter, who is in San Francisco. The movie is packed with disaster, action, and mayhem throughout, perfect for viewers craving an apocalyptic, dystopian flick.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes, Paul Giamatti.


Drama, Action & Adventure

Synopsis: A family fights for their survival as Earth is struck by planet-killing massive comets. John (played by Gerard Butler) with his wife and young son makes a perilous journey to find a sanctuary as comets level cities, increasing panic and chaos among the people. It’s a tense and emotional film with great acting from Gerard Butler. 

Starring: Gerard Butler, Scott Glenn, Morena Baccarin, Nicola Lambo, Roger Dale Floyd.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Sci-Fi, Action & Adventure

Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler who takes female prisoners. In a desert landscape, Max, a man who lost his wife and child in the aftermath, and Furiosa, a woman who is looking for a way to get back to her childhood homeland, rebel against the ruler for survival. But, can they make it across the desert with marauders chasing?

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravits, Rosie Huntington, Josh Helman.


Independence Day

Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis: On July 2, just days before US Independence Day, communications systems worldwide detected a strange interference. The military soon discovers that numerous space objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first, they are thought to be meteors but are later revealed to be alien spacecraft. Finally, on July 3, aliens level New York and other major cities. Now, survivors run back to Area 51, where they have an alien ship of their own. Humanity must now fight for its freedom.

Starring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, Adam Baldwin.


Sci-Fi, Action & Adventure

Synopsis: After decades of war between Earth and Scavs, an alien species, a drone repairman is assigned to Earth. He discovers a crashed spacecraft with documents and content that questions everything he knew about the war.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

The Day After Tomorrow

Sci-Fi, Action & Adventure

Synopsis: A Paleoclimatologist discovers a great shear in a huge ice sheet in Antarctica. What he does not know is that this seemingly small event will lead to a massive change in the climate that would end up affecting the world population. After a series of weather-related disasters start to occur, the world realizes that it is about to enter an Ice Age as the population evacuates to warmer areas in the South as the world sees freezing cold temperatures that could kill them.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok.