Surreal Apocalyptic Films On Amazon Prime

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5 Surreal Apocalyptic Films to Watch on Amazon Prime

A lot has happened in the past year. From a surreal global pandemic forcing everyone to stay in their homes to climate change continuing to rear its ugly head, many are wondering if the most challenging days are just ahead of us.

It can be hard to keep a positive attitude amongst these circumstances, but you know what makes everyone feel better? Seeing how good you have it by watching movies centered around the apocalypse! And the best streaming service to do that is Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime allows users to stream and rent movies and TV shows, and there just so happens to be tons of apocalyptic movies on the services. And with an Amazon Firestick, it’s easier than ever!

One warning: some of these movies may be blocked in your region, but you can easily bypass this restriction by using a firestick VPN.

With that being said, let’s go over our top 5 Apocalyptic films you can watch on Amazon Prime.

1. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Global warming is a major threat to civilization, and plenty of movies explore the consequences through various lenses. Steven Spielberg explored climate change through the eyes of an android in his 2001 film A.I Artificial Intelligence.

A.I. tells the story of David, a “Mecha” child that can experience human emotion—most notably, love. Throughout the movie, viewers will see David explore the climate change-affected world through the lenses of a robot searching for love.

With big names like Haley Joel Osment and Jude Law, the movie gained a large cult following at release and is considered to be one of Spielberg’s best, depending on who you ask.

If you love surreal post-apocalyptic movies but wish you could watch a drama instead, then A.I. Artificial Intelligence is for you.

2. A Quiet Place (2018)

Unlike A.I., which focuses on telling an emotional story about what it means to be human, A Quiet Place—released in 2018—focuses on telling a story about family bonds and what a father would do for his children in a world where the slightest misstep could mean the end of your life.

In A Quiet Place, John Krasinski takes the role of Lee Abbot, a father looking out for his kids Regan, Marcus, and Beau, along with his wife, Evelyn. The movie focuses on their survival in a world where creatures with super-hearing are always lurking, a world where silence is the key to survival.

A Quiet Place is one of the most highly-rated movies to release in the past decade, and with its sequel recently released, now is an excellent time to see what all the hype is about! So, horror fans, strap on in!

3. The Blackout (2019)

Released to the public in 2019, The Blackout is an apocalyptic movie centered around one outpost in the middle of Eastern Europe. The cause of the apocalypse is unclear, but one thing is for sure: that outpost is the only source of human life left on Earth. Every other human outside the outpost? They’re dead.

The Blackout is a gripping story about a group of brave protagonists searching for the cause of the sudden apocalypse and how they can survive all by themselves.

The Blackout is a bit more action-oriented than most other apocalyptic movies. Action fans will love it!

4. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

In 1979, George Miller directed what is now considered an apocalyptic classic: Mad Max. Mad Max took place in a dystopian Australia, where droughts are the new norm and Australia is nothing but vast swaths of desert.

What made Mad Max unique was its focus on cars, psychopathic antagonists, and car chases. So it’s only natural that the 2015 entry into the series Mad Max: Fury Road focuses on the same things.

In Fury Road, drifter Max helps a woman and a group of escaped female prisoners to fight back against their tyrannical leader. It’s an incredible surreal thrill all-around, and car lovers will love this movie!

5. Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. How good is it? Well, it’s so good that it now has an entire show based around the concept!

Snowpiercer centers around the last remnants of humanity living in a train due to an unforeseen ice age—a train where the elite live in the front and the poor live in the back.

The movie focuses on two things: the effects of the ice age on humanity and the social segregation present on the train. If you like your apocalyptic movies with a side of political commentary, Snowpiercer is the perfect movie for you.


Amazon Prime has one of the largest streaming catalogs on the Internet. So whether you’re looking for a good surreal movie to rent for the weekend or want to find something to stream so you can get some use out of your Prime membership, there is no shortage of content available to you.

5 Surreal Apocalyptic Films To Watch On Amazon Prime

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.