Movies About Pandemic & Apocalypse: 22 Movies to Binge Watch During Coronavirus Social Distancing (With Hollywood Endings) by 30Seconds Mom
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Stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic? Here's a list of movies about pandemic and apocalypse to binge watch that have Hollywood endings. And guess what? A couple are comedies and, in most of them, the humans kick butt in the end. Did we miss one? Tell us in the comments section below so we can add it to the list. Go, humans!
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Contagion (PG-13) $4
Follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days, as the worldwide medical community races to find a cure.
Outbreak (R) $4
Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman star in this present day story about Army medical researchers racing against the clock to stem the outbreak of a fast-spreading deadly virus.
Pandemic (TV-MA) $4
A virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. Lauren and her team lead the charge for survivors. Nothing has prepared them for the upcoming mayhem they are about to encounter.
Virus (R) $4
Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland face an unstoppable alien terror when they board a seemingly deserted research ship in this science fiction thriller.
Carriers (PG-13) $3
The terrifying story follows four teens who discover that they are far more dangerous to one another than the deadly global virus they are desperate to outrun. Filled with pulse-pounding suspense, this movie takes place in a world where laws and rules no longer apply, and no one can be trusted – not even your friends.
28 Days Later (R) $4
Hailed as the most frightening film since "The Exorcist," acclaimed Director Danny Boyle's visionary take on zombie horror "isn't just scary ... it's absolutely terrifying" (Access Hollywood).
28 Weeks Later (R) $4
The follow-up to the hugely successful "28 Days Later," this movie picks up six months after the rage virus has annihilated Mainland Britain. The U.S. army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin.
Dawn of the Dead (R) $4
Heart-pounding action and bone-chilling thrills power this edgy, electrifying fright-fest where a handful of human survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle against flesh-eating zombies.
World War Z (R) $3
The fast-paced, pulse-pounding epic of the potential last days of the human race. Former UN employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is called in to help stop the pandemic that has spread around the world.
I Am Legend (PG-13) $4
Robert Neville is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable. Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of the world.
Resident Evil (R) $3
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
Daybreakers (R) $4
The year is 2019, and an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into blood-thirsty vampires. As humans and their blood become more scarce, vampires must search for new ways to satisfy their craving.
Maze Runner (PG-13) $4
Trapped in a massive maze, a group of teenagers with no memory of the outside world struggle to survive in this thrilling action-adventure based on the best-selling novel.
This Is the End (R) $3
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
The Day After Tomorrow (PG-13) $4
A climatologist races to save his son after a series of cataclysmic natural disasters sets the stage for a new Ice Age.
The Andromeda Strain (G) $4
Based on Michael Crichton's best-selling novel, this stunning sci-fi thriller follows a recovery team trying to stop a deadly microbe before it wreaks worldwide havoc.
12 Monkeys (R) $4
A convict, sent back in time to stop a devastating plague, is sent too far back and is hospitalized as insane.
Dr. Strangelove (PG) $3
Wickedly dark comedy features Peter Sellers (in three roles) in the midst of impending nuclear war.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (R) $4
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley lead an all-star cast in this clever and heartwarming comedy that explores the crazy things people do when humanity's last days are at hand.
War of the Worlds (PG-13) $3
A contemporary retelling of H.G.Wells‘ classic, the sci-fi thriller reveals the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family.
Take Shelter (R) $3
A haunting tale that will creep under your skin and expose your darkest fears. Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a 6-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself.
Mad Max (R) $3
Set in the not too distant future, Mad Max is a chilling drama that combines a futuristic plot with high-speed car and motorcycle action. The stage is set for a strange apocalyptic death game between nomadic bikers and a handful of young cops.
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