End Of The World Supercut Celebrates The Varied Ways Hollywood Has Killed Us All

By David Wharton | 8 years ago

Last Friday we survived the latest in a long line of surefire/misfire apocalypses. More importantly, we survived a truly punishing barrage of R.E.M. references (mea culpa, we weren’t immune to the temptation ourselves). But just because we’re done with the end of the world doesn’t mean we’re ready to stop thinking about the end of the world. With shows like The Walking Dead and Revolution on our airwaves and dozens of cinematic apocalypses on their way into movie theaters, our fascination with our species’ hypothetical end isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

I’m not sure what it says about us that we keep returning to stories about humanity being destroyed — or destroying itself — but it’s a lot easier to understand Hollywood’s fascination with the subject. Let’s face it: watching recognizable landmarks get obliterated in a variety of violent ways…that’s just a good time. Case in point, this supercut of 38 End of the World movies in three minutes. Why 38? Why not? Let’s Ragnarok, people!

While I think their choice of music leaves a lot to be desired, you can’t go wrong with nukes, zombies, and a Big Red Button. For the record, here’s the full list of movies used in the vid.

  • 2012
  • Armageddon
  • Deep Impact
  • The Rapture
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • The Road
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Independence Day
  • Children of Men
  • The Matrix
  • Blindness
  • Day of the Dead
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • 4:44 Last Day on Earth
  • The Day After
  • Last Night
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  • Kaboom
  • A Boy & His Dog
  • Delicatessen
  • I Am Legend
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Resident Evil
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Miracle Mile
  • Save the Green Planet
  • Vanishing on 7th Street
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Knowing
  • Zombieland
  • Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Sunshine
  • The Quiet Earth
  • WALL·E
  • On the Beach
  • Melancholia

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