This Is the End is a 2013 American apocalyptic comedy film directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. The screenplay is written by Rogen, Goldberg, and Jason Stone. It stars an ensemble cast including James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson.
The film follows six friends who are trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world ends outside, the group must face off against the demons inside.
Here are some other great apocalyptic comedy movies like This Is the End:
- 1. The Interview (2014)
- 2. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
- 3. Hot Fuzz (2007)
- 4. The World’s End (2013)
- 5. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
- 6. Melancholia (2011)
- 7. Pineapple Express (2008)
- 8. Cockroaches (2015)
- 9. Zombieland (2009)
- 10. Tag (2018)
- 11. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
- 12. Deep Impact (1998)
- 13. The Happening (2008)
1. The Interview (2014)
In this political comedy, Seth Rogen stars as Dave Skylark, a journalist who interviews North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The CIA soon after reaches out to Skylark and requests that he eliminate Kim Jong Un during their meeting.
Because of the nature of the film, it received a lot of press coverage and was withdrawn from many North American cinemas, with Sony withdrawing the film after North Korea made a complaint to the UN about its content.
2. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun of the Dead is a British zombie comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. The film stars Simon Pegg as Shaun, a man who is trying to get his life together after he breaks up with his girlfriend. When the zombie apocalypse hits, Shaun must save his mother and girlfriend from the undead.
This is one of the most popular apocalyptic comedy movies and was a critical and commercial success.
3. Hot Fuzz (2007)
Another Edgar Wright film, Hot Fuzz stars Simon Pegg as Sergeant Nicholas Angel, a London police officer who is transferred to a small village. While the village seems idyllic at first, Angel soon discovers that there is more to it than meets the eye.
This film was also a critical and commercial success, with many calling it one of the best films of the year.
4. The World’s End (2013)
This is the third and final installment of Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). In The World’s End, a group of friends returns to their hometown in an attempt to complete an epic pub crawl that they failed 20 years earlier.
While trying to complete the pub crawl, the group realizes that their town has been taken over by aliens.
5. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 American apocalyptic comedy-drama film directed by Lorene Scafaria. The film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as a man and woman who form a friendship as they try to find their loved ones before an asteroid collides with Earth.
The film was a box office bomb but received mixed reviews from critics.
6. Melancholia (2011)
Melancholia is a 2011 Danish art drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier. The film stars Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård, and John Hurt.
The story revolves around two sisters who are struggling to deal with their own mental issues as the world ends.
The film was a critical success and won several awards, including the Palm d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
7. Pineapple Express (2008)
Pineapple Express is a 2008 American stoner action comedy film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film stars Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Rosie Perez, Craig Robinson, Bill Hader, Steve Buscemi, and Gary Cole.
The plot follows a process server and his marijuana dealer as they are pursued by hitmen and a corrupt police officer after witnessing a murder.
Pineapple Express was a commercial success, grossing $87.34 million against its $27 million budget, and received positive reviews from critics.
8. Cockroaches (2015)
Cockroaches is a 2015 American apocalyptic comedy film directed by Peter Stebbings and written by David Himmelstein. The film stars TJ Miller, Anna Faris, Lauren Cohan, Scoot McNairy, Ken Marino, and Bruce McGill.
The plot follows two friends who try to survive in a world that has been overrun by cockroaches.
Cockroaches was a box office bomb, grossing just $374,763 against its $15 million budget, and received mixed reviews from critics.
9. Zombieland (2009)
Zombieland is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Bill Murray.
The plot follows four survivors who must battle their way across America in order to find a safe haven from the zombies that have taken over the country.
Zombieland was a critical and commercial success, grossing $102.35 million against its $23.62 million budget, and receiving positive reviews from critics.
10. Tag (2018)
Tag is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Jeff Tomsic and written by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen. The film stars Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher, and Rashida Jones.
The plot follows a group of friends who have been playing a game of tag for 30 years.
Tag was a box office bomb, grossing just $54.61 million against its $28 million budget, and received mixed reviews from critics.
11. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American apocalyptic disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, and Sela Ward.
The film depicts the story of a climatologist who tries to save the world from a new ice age.
The Day After Tomorrow was a commercial success, grossing $544.28 million against its $125 million budget, and received mixed reviews from critics.
12. Deep Impact (1998)
Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder and starring Elijah Wood, Téa Leoni, Morgan Freeman, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, and Leelee Sobieski.
The film depicts the story of a comet that is on a collision course with Earth and the efforts to stop it.
Deep Impact was a commercial success, grossing $349.52 million against its $80 million budget, and received mixed reviews from critics.
13. The Happening (2008)
The Happening is a 2008 American science fiction thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, and Betty Buckley.
The film follows a group of people who must find out why people are killing themselves.
The Happening was a box office bomb, grossing just $64.03 million against its $48 million budget, and received negative reviews from critics.
So there you have it, a list of great apocalyptic comedy movies like This Is the End. What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.