Armageddon. Never has a single scenario invoked as much fascination in our demented species as the apocalypse. Human beings seem to revel in ploughing a furrow directly towards the all-out destruction of ourselves and every other feckless species that are unfortunate enough to have been saddled with us on this sprightly little planet. Whether we opt for taking a steaming great dump on the environment causing Mother Nature to put us all up for adoption; or for a pair of all-singing, all-dancing dictators to have a rowdy game of conkers with a couple of megaton nuclear warheads, you just know one day well cross the ts and dot the is on an uber-catastrophe. Hollywood, of course, is riveted by it. In fact, its so hell-bent on spewing out disaster flick after disaster flick that you sometimes start to believe those bat-sh*t conspiracy theories that state the US government is in cahoots with film-makers to ensure were sufficiently anaesthetised to the end of the world so when it does eventually happen we wont give a toss either way. Regardless of whats coming in real life you can rest assured that motion pictures will provide a far glossier, invariably dumber, and much more entertaining apocalypse than reality ever could. We hope. Plus theres popcorn. Of all the wonderful movie apocalypses on offer, here are ten of the most exciting. Put your feet up and enjoy the warm, comforting embrace of the end of the world.