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6 Best Post-Apocalyptic Movies Of 2023 For Sci-Fi And Thriller Fans To Watch

As 2023 draws to a close, here are the top six post-apocalyptic movies of the year that you might want to add to your watchlist.

The year 2024 is on the horizon, and these six films stand out in the post-apocalyptic genre with thrilling narratives and thought-provoking scenarios. Each movie provides a vision of a world transformed by catastrophe, so check out these six films that are a must-watch for science fiction and thriller fans.

6. Knock At The Cabin – IMDb: 6.1

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, ‘Knock at the Cabin‘ is an American apocalyptic psychological horror film. Adapted from Paul G. Tremblay’s 2018 novel, ‘The Cabin at the End of the World,’ this movie marks the first adaptation of the author’s work. Featuring stars like Dave Bautista and Rupert Grint, the film tells a tale of a family vacationing in a remote cabin, confronted by four strangers with a disturbing demand. Released in the United States on February 3, 2023, it has grossed over $54 million globally and holds a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 67%.

5. They Cloned Tyrone – IMDb: 6.6

Juel Taylor’s feature film directorial debut, ‘They Cloned Tyrone,‘ is a blend of science fiction, comedy, and mystery. Starring John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, and Jamie Foxx, this film is about a government cloning conspiracy. With its release on Netflix in July 2023, the film has been well-received for its humor and lead performances, earning a Rotten Tomatoes score of 95% and a Metacritic score of 74.

4. The Creator – IMDb: 6.9

Gareth Edwards’ ‘The Creator‘ is a science fiction action film set in a future rattled by nuclear detonation and a war against artificial intelligence. The movie, starring John David Washington and Gemma Chan, follows an ex-special forces agent tasked to eliminate the titular ‘Creator.’ Released on September 29, 2023, by 20th Century Studios, it has amassed $104 million worldwide and has been noted for its visual effects and action sequences.

3. The Wandering Earth 2 – IMDb: 6.9

A Chinese science fiction action-adventure, ‘The Wandering Earth 2,‘ serves as a prequel to the 2019 film. Featuring actors like Andy Lau and Wu Jing, the movie explores a pre-apocalyptic world. Released on January 22, 2023, it has already grossed $604 million, making it the eighth-highest-grossing film of the year. The film also holds an 80% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

2. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes – IMDb: 7.2

Directed by Francis Lawrence, this prequel to The Hunger Games series is based on Suzanne Collins’ 2020 novel. The film stars Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler, focusing on the young Coriolanus Snow’s journey to power. Premiering in Berlin on November 5, 2023, it has garnered a worldwide gross of $205 million and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 64%.

1. The Animal Kingdom – IMDb: 7.2

At the top of our list is ‘The Animal Kingdom,‘ a French-Belgian science fiction adventure directed by Thomas Cailley. Premiering at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, the film explores a world where humans are mutating into animals. Released in France on October 4, 2023, ‘The Animal Kingdom’ has received a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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