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13 Best Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Movies

2020 has been pretty bad, but the future could always be a lot worse...

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Cinema's vision for the future can be a fascinating place. Hover-boards glide across the pristine pavement as customers sip coffee in cloud-breaking skyscrapers. Every wish and whim is catered for, which doesn't stop an uncomfortable amount of people getting freaky with robots.

Yet this gleaming futuristic fantasy isn't always what the movies show us. What if humans don't make it? Aliens could wipe us out, extreme weather could render the world uninhabitable, or maybe the cause of humanity's downfall will be (shock horror) ourselves!

We're used to disappointment with the future: we all thought the new decade would bring light into our dark lives, but then 2020 entered like an unexpected flame at a gasoline convention and ruined everything. But while 2020 has been pretty dreadful, these wholly depressing flicks show us that things could be a hell of a lot worse.

To clarify, this doesn't mean dystopian sci-fi flicks like Blade Runner and Equilibrium, nor post-apocalyptic greats like I Am Legend, The Road, and 28 Days Later will count here. Only a mix of burnt-out buildings, social collapse, and existential dread alongside cool spaceships, technological advances, and a sprinkling of time-travel will do...

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