Amidst recent warnings from NASA about a 250-foot asteroid hurtling towards Earth, it’s a fitting time to revisit some of Hollywood’s best apocalypse movies that explore humanity’s response to existential threats. These films blend suspense, action, and human drama to create gripping portrayals of potential world-ending scenarios. From the cataclysmic impact event in Deep Impact and the high-stakes mission to save Earth in Armageddon to the eerie silence of a world under siege in A Quiet Place, these movies offer a thrilling look at how humanity might confront such crises. Will the World End in 14 Years? NASA Asteroid Warning 2024 Post Recent Exercise Reveals Shocking Doomsday Scenario.

Each of these films brings a unique perspective on how people react to catastrophic events, making them compelling watches in the context of current concerns about potential asteroid impacts. Here are six must-watch apocalypse movies that capture the essence of human resilience and ingenuity in the face of unimaginable dangers. Asteroid 2024 KN1, As Big As Large Airplane, to Zoom Past Earth Today; Know Time and Other Details.

1. Deep Impact

The film directed by Mimi Leder depicts a comet on a collision course with Earth and follows the efforts of a team of astronauts, played by Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni and Elijah Wood, among others, to prevent the catastrophe.

2. Armageddon

The film follows a group of blue-collar deep-core drillers recruited by NASA to prevent a massive asteroid from colliding with Earth. It features an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck in the lead.

3. The Day After Tomorrow

The film, starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sela Ward, Emmy Rossum and Ian Holm, depicts catastrophic climatic effects following the disruption of the North Atlantic Ocean circulation, triggering a series of extreme weather events that accelerate climate change and plunge the world into a new ice age.

4. War of the Worlds

In the film directed by Steven Spielberg, Earth is invaded by extraterrestrials equipped with advanced machines. The story follows a father (Tom Cruise) who tries to protect his children and survive as humanity faces near-total extinction.

5. Snowpiercer

The storyline unfolds in a future where attempts to counteract global warming trigger an ice age, rendering Earth uninhabitable. Humanity’s remaining survivors inhabit the Snowpiercer, a perpetual global train circling the frozen globe. Led by passengers from the tail section, a rebellion emerges to dismantle the oppressive class system aboard the train. Curtis (Chris Evans) leads this lower-class group striving to reach the front of the train, navigating through different sections, encountering challenges, and unravelling secrets that ignite a revolution.

6. A Quiet Place

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where blind extraterrestrial creatures with hypersensitive hearing have wiped out most of humanity. The film follows the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cade Woodward) as they navigate the treacherous landscape, using sign language and soundproofing to communicate and survive. They face constant threats and must adapt to a life where even the slightest noise can lead to deadly consequences.

From catastrophic impacts and alien invasions to environmental collapse and supernatural threats, each film explores different facets of humanity’s struggle against existential crises.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 10, 2024 05:08 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website