Post-apocalyptic worlds have become something of a fascination for popular culture. They tend to ask the question, “What would the world be like if everything fell apart?” If anything, we all know it wouldn’t be good no matter how you shake it. For years, many writers and authors have tried to answer this question with their own post-apocalyptic stories, novels, and films. From The Stand to The Walking Dead, many take creative approaches to what things might be like. Along the way, audiences around the world have been enthralled. We may not want to live it out, but we sure love to watch it. Check out these 25 Incredible Post-Apocalyptic Worlds You Need To See To Believe and see if your favorite made our list!
The Hunger Games
Few are unaware of The Hunger Games. Both the books and movies alike were incredibly popular and for good reason. It boasts imaginative world-building with the twelve districts of Panem vying for power and success in the games. For his part, Gary Ross brought the movie to life in the film, showcasing the vast disparity between rich and poor.
This novel by Hugh Howey builds a breathtaking world where most people live underground in a silo to survive. The outside world is too harsh and dangerous to live on anymore. Howey paints a desperate and hostile world not only above but also below with hazardous politics and a tricky web of deceit.
The Last of Us
Gamers are no strangers to this post-apocalyptic drama. With a great story, great characters, and a beautifully designed post-apocalyptic world by Naughty Dog, this Playstation 3 game will put you in awe as you fight for survival against the fungal zombies trying to eat you.
It’s not exactly the greatest movie, but there’s no denying the world building is spectacular. In this reality, the polar ice caps have melted, resulting in the Earth flooding completely. Kevin Costner plays a mutated human trying to help a mother and her child to find dry land.
A unique animated film released on 9/9/09, this post-apocalyptic story follows a rag doll come to life who holds the secret to saving humanity. Portraying a grim apocalyptic fantasy world with an incredible attention to detail, if you haven’t experienced this film, it’s time to put it on your list.