The End of the World as We Know It: 16 Apocalyptic Movies
Brad Pitt is facing off with some nasty zombies in this weekend's thriller World War Z, but his predicament is far from original; humans have been struggling with the possibility of extinction at the movies for years. James Franco and Seth Rogen just faced doomsday in This Is the End, while Armageddon and Deep Impact both deal with cataclysmic comets, and The Day After Tomorrow made us fearful of a second ice age. Join us as we take a look at some of the biggest disasters (and near-disasters) in film. Warning: spoilers ahead!