25 Movies That Tried Their Best To Destroy The World

Throughout history, Movies always amuse and amaze us, startle and move us, make us laugh, cry, think and dream-in some cases all at once. But there are few once which are cliché for ending the entire world. No matter how you understand this. It can be done by many ways. Like the elimination of every single entity using nuclear weapon or erasing the existence of the mankind because of some deadly virus or disease. An extraterrestrial attack or maybe a Nature disaster which leads to end of the world scenario.

25 Movies That Tried Their Best To Destroy The World

Here in this Presentation you’ll find some of the best movies which tried their best to destroy the entire world. Every single movie in this collection is fairly creative and dare to be different. A brief plot of the entire event also included with each case.

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Movies That Tried Their Best To Destroy The Entire World

Filming the end of the world is not so easy job to create. Reason can be anything starting from simple disease to a big brutal natural disaster. However, in many cases you’ll find that the reason is not soo effective to justify the cause. But, as the one great artist once said, “When you enjoy something, you must never let logic get too much in the way. Like the villains in all the James Bond movies. Whenever Bond breaks into the complex: ‘Ah, Mr. Bond, welcome, come in. Let me show you my entire evil plan and then put you in a death machine that doesn’t work’.”

01. I Am Legend (2007)

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Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague — The Infected — lurk in the shadows… watching Neville’s every move… waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind’s last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered… and quickly running out of time.

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02. War of the Worlds (2005)

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It’s the 21st Century, and Ray Ferrier is trying to be a normal father to his two kids, but unbeknownst to him and the rest of the world, they are about to be attacked by beings from another world. Nowhere is safe anymore, as Ferrier and his family must travel across the country to reach Boston.

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03. Independence Day (1996)

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In the beginning of July, a strange spaceship is heading towards Earth. Humans received a strange signal, and this has turned into a global phenomenon. It was aliens. Smaller spaceships began to cover entire cities around the world. Suddenly, the wonder turns into horror as the spaceships destroy the cities. Then, when the world counterattacked, the alien ships are invincible to normal weapon systems, then The President of the United States, decides to head to area 51, to formulate a plan to defeat the aliens. Now, the fate of the world rests on a handful of surviving humans.

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04. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

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When global warming causes worldwide disasters and leads to an ice age, a climatologist named Jack Hall tries to rescue his son Sam who is trapped in New York. Jack must go from Washington D.C. to New York, but on the way some things happen. In addition to all of the other challenges Dr. Hall faces, he’s also going against the flow as humanity races south to warmer climes, and he’s nearly the only one going north…

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05. The Core (2003)

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Scientists discover that the Earth’s core is about to stop spinning. This will cause tremendous natural disasters, wiping out life as we know it. Disasters are appearing all over the world. Birds acting crazy, powerful thunderstorms, 32 people died at the second. Dr. Josh Keyes and his crew of five (total members: 6) goes down to the central of the Earth and drop a nuclear bomb to make the Earth’s core spin again or Mankind will perish.

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06. Deep Impact (1998)

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A seven mile-wide asteroid is on the verge of colliding with Earth in a matter of days. But we are prepared. Think again. Scientists have begun to build several caves beneath the earth in order to prevent the extinction of the human race. At random, 800,000 people as well as 200,000 scientists and doctors are selected to stay in the caves in order to survive the “Deep Impact.”

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07. Waterworld (1995)

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The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon.

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08. Armageddon (1998)

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A huge Comet is headed for earth. As it does not consist of one big piece, but of a cloud of rather small pieces plus a main rock the size of Texas, little impacts are recorded long before the big one is scheduled for collision with earth. Harry S. Stamper and his drill team are selected to land on the main comet as they are the only ones who can work the special drill Harry developed. Their mission is to drill 800 ft. into the comet to place a nuclear explosive device. The explosion of the bomb will break the comet in two, and the two pieces will pass earth on both sides. This task has to be accomplished before a certain “dead” line, or the comet parts will not fly by, but hit earth.

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09. Superman Returns (2006)

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After a long period in the space, looking for the remains of planet Krypton, Superman returns to Earth. He misses Lois Lane, who lives with Richard White and has a son. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor plots an evil plan, using crystals he stole from the Fortress of Solitude, to create a new land and submerge the USA.

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10. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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This sequel to “Night of the Living Dead” is filled with splattered blood and brains in living color. The dead have come back to life to eat the living. This is the story of the escape of four people from an urban nightmare to a suburban nightmare. They barricade themselves in a shopping mall and try to start new lives. Much of this movie was filmed outside Pittsburgh.

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11. Sunshine (2007)

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In the future, the sun is dying and Earth lives another glacial period. After the failure of the Icarus Mission, a team of eight astronauts are sent to the sun in the Icarus II Mission to explode a weapon generating a supernova within the sun in the last hope of planet Earth. However, when a crew-member commits a mistake in the operation of the aircraft shield, he jeopardizes the survival of the group.

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12. Men in Black II (2002)

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It has been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Kay and Jay are back in black as the scum-fighting super-agents – regulators of all things alien on planet Earth. Their latest mission: to save the world from a total intergalactic disaster! When a renegade Kylothian monster disguised as a lingerie model threatens the survival of the human race, the boys of the MIB get the call to step up and get busy. With their headquarters under siege and time running out, Agents Kay and Jay enlist the help of Frank the Pug and a posse of hard-living worms to help them kick some seriously sexy alien butt!

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13. Flash Gordon (1980)

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Flash Gordon is an American Qraterback who is taken a ride towards the planet mongo with his beautiful girlfriend Dale Arden are quickly taken in by the Mighty Ming the merciless who seizes Dale and tries to execute Flash. However Flash escapes and now must collect an army of strange beings to fight back this seemly mad Emperor and revive Dale as well as saving the earth all at the same time.

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14. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

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On the verge of Judgement Day, the most advanced Terminator unit ever, the T-X, arrives from the future to ensure the rise of the machines. The only hope against it is a new upgraded T-800 unit, the T-850, that is sent back by the human resistance. Together with John Connor, it must stop the rise of the machines or all humanity will fall.

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15. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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Everyone has bad mornings. You wake up late, you stub your toe, you burn the toast…but for a man named Arthur Dent, this goes far beyond a bad day. When he learns that a friend of his is actually an alien with advanced knowledge of Earth’s impending destruction, he is transported off the Earth seconds before it is exploded to make way for a new hyperspace motorway. And as if that’s not enough, throw in being wanted by the police, Earth II, an insane electronic encyclopedia, no tea whatsoever, a chronically depressed robot and the search for the meaning of life, and you’ve got the greatest adventure off Earth.

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16. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

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It is a dark time for the world in this final adventure. the epic war between man and machine reaches a thundering crescendo: the Zion military, aided by courageous civilian volunteers like Zee and the Kid, desperately battles to hold back the Sentinel invasion as the Machine army bores into their stronghold. Facing total annihilation, the citizens of the last bastion of humanity fight not only for their own lives, but for the future of mankind itself.

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17. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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The battle for Earth has ended but the battle for the universe has just begun. After returning to Cybertron, Starscream assumes command of the Decepticons, and has decided to return to Earth with force. The Autobots believing that peace was possible finds out that Megatron’s dead body has been stolen from the US Military by Skorpinox and revives him using his own spark. Now Megatron is back seeking revenge and with Starscream and more Decepticon reinforcements on the way, the Autobots with reinforcements of their own, may have more to deal with then meets the eye.

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18. Lost in Space (1998)

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In the near future, earth’s fossil resources are about to be used up. In an attempt to save the human race, scientists have begun building a gate, through which faster than light travel will be possible – but only if there is a gate at the destination to receive the travelers. The Robinson Family has been chosen to travel to Alpha Prime – the only other inhabitable planet known – at normal speed, ten years, cryogenically frozen. But Dr. Smith, a sinister man, sabotages their spaceship, Jupiter 2, but is also betrayed by his people. So, he has to work together with the Robinsons in order to survive himself. When Jupiter 2 is falling into the sun, the only chance to survive is to activate the hyperdrive – without a gate at the other end. Soon, the Robinsons are someplace really unknown, where they meet unfriendly silicon-based space spiders, take in a little ape-like creature and name new star systems after Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig. They have to reach Alpha Prime in order to build the second gate, or earth’s only hope is gone.

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19. Mortal Kombat (1995)

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Mortal Kombat is an ancient tournament which takes place in a distance island, in which the out-world’s best warriors fights against Earth’s best warriors. If the out-world wins the tournament ten times in a row, it can enter Earth and rule it. The out-world won the nine previous tournaments, so only one victory is left, but is it about to win this one too? a group of mortal warriors, include Lui Kang (Robin Shou), Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade and some more, in the leadership of the god Lord Rayden (Christopher Lambert), face the out-world warriors.

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20. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

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When a sphere from outer space lands in the Central Park in Manhattan, a group of scientists are summoned by the American government under the call of the Secretary of Defense Regina Jackson. The reborn alien form Klaatu is brought to a military facility and Dr. Helen Benson decides to help him to escape and become the only chance to save the mankind from destruction.

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21. Mars Attacks! (1996)

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When the USA satellites photograph many flying saucers coming to Earth, the American President James Dale has a meeting with his advisers. He is convinced by Professor Donald Kessler that Martians would be a developed culture and therefore peaceful by nature, in spite of the warnings of General Decker. The authorities, some civilians and the press prepare a welcome committee for the aliens, but they realize that Mars is actually attacking Earth.

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22. Last Night (1998)

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At the turn of the century, the end of the world is known to be coming to an end. This modest comedy-drama examines how the impending doom affects its cast. McKellar plays an architect who plans to meet the end alone at dinner. Others (Sandra Oh, David Cronenberg) make a suicide pact, but are caught apart and struggle to get together before the end. Another man (Callum Keith Rennie) pursues final sexual conquests and a milquetoast woman (Tracy Wright) strives to gain courage. Of course, the group ends up interacting.

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23. The Last Man on Earth (1964)

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Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) is the only survivor of a devastating world-wide plague due to a mysterious immunity he acquired to the bacterium while working in Central America years ago. He is all alone now…or so it seems. As night falls, plague victims begin to leave their graves, part of a hellish undead army that”s thirsting for blood…his!

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24. Knowing (2009)

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In the fall of 1959, for a time capsule, students draw pictures of life as they imagine it will be in 50 years. Lucinda, an odd child who hears voices, swiftly writes a long string of numbers. In 2009, the capsule is opened; student Caleb Koestler gets Lucinda’s “drawing” and his father John, an astrophysicist and grieving widower, takes a look. He discovers dates of disasters over the past 50 years with the number who died. Three dates remain, all coming soon. After witnessing a plane crash at Logan International Airport, and saving people from a freak New York Subway accident, John realizes that the last disaster on the code is the end of the world when one of the Sun’s solar flares will scorch the Earth.

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25. The Fifth Element (1997)

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Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of Evil. Only the fifth element can stop the Evil from extinguishing life, as it tries to do every five thousand years. She is helped by ex-soldier, current-cab-driver, Korben Dallas, who is, in turn, helped by Prince/Arsenio clone, Ruby Rhod. Unfortunately, Evil is being assisted by Mr. Zorg, who seeks to profit from the chaos that Evil will bring, and his alien mercenaries.

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25 Comments

  1. Some good films, some poor films.

    Oh well.

  2. they plan to destroy it, but until now the earth is still standing :)

  3. I like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, funny movie :D

    but the truth is we’re right now are on our own movie heading for our world’s destruction caused by our self.

    Now that is scary…

    • IF you sit back and watch the world end and do nothing to stop it it’s your fault. Take a little pride in your country and do something about it besides sigh and watch a movie!

  4. What a fun list to read! And THANK YOU for including The Fifth Element, one of the funniest Sci-Fi disaster movies I’ve ever seen!

  5. Great collection of movies , Thanks for sharing

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  7. Nice movies, but what about 2012? It’s coming out in November 2009.

  8. Good selection of movies. Big fan of Hitch-Hikers and–for my sins–Waterworld. Glas to see the other Costner bomb “The Postman” is absent.

  9. Yes I got one. Andromeda Strain. I think it should be in the list.

  10. Nice..themes..!!!!!!!!
    thanks

  11. ‘Knowing’ was pretty good until the end when it turned into complete crap.

    ‘Independence day’ even though it was not very good, has at least one legendary scene. It when the computer screen shows message “Uploading Virus”. Funny as hell.

  12. There were a few movies that I hadn’t seen, but most of them are great movies IMHO. Maybe not quite as good as I look back on them now, but I really liked them when they came out.

  13. I think you’re missing ‘The Road’ based in the homonym novel by Cormac McCarthy. I liked so much this list. :)

  14. Dis is da good list, I needs moah good lists like dis.
    What if destorying da world was anti-solipsistic, like
    only destroying perception of it. “The one eyed man”
    Too bad Charlton Heston ain no yung buck no moah…

  15. come on ppl the only movie where earth is actually destroyed is battle for the plant of the apes (1973)

  16. I saw a disaster film years ago but i cant remember the title.all i can remember is a bomb test that opens up a fault in the earth.this fault then continues to open in a circular path and when the fault completes the circle a piece of the earth breaks free and flies off into space.ive been racking my brain for ages trying to remember the film title but to no avail.I would love it if someone could tell me what they think the film title was!

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