The Ωmega Man (1971)

Since we’re all stuck inside for the foreseeable future, here are a few of the best pandemic-themed movies around. This list is based on IMDb ratings alone – so if you don’t like it, you can blame the general public.

12 Monkeys (1995)

12 Monkeys (1995)

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Children of Men (2006)

Children of Men (2006)

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

We Were Here (2011)

We Were Here (2011)

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan (2016)

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

I Am Legend (2007)

I Am Legend (2007)

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.

Perfect Sense (2011)

Perfect Sense (2011)

A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.

World War Z (2013)

World War Z (2013)

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.

Exam (2009)

Exam (2009)

Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one seemingly simple question. However, it doesn’t take long for confusion to ensue and tensions to unravel.

Contagion (2011)

Contagion (2011)

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

The Ωmega Man (1971)

The Ωmega Man (1971)

Lone survivor, doctor Robert Neville, struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race while fighting The Family, a savage luddite death cult formed by the zombie-like infected to erase the past.

Cargo (2017)

Cargo (2017)

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

By chicagofilmscene

The Chicago Film Scene is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting local Chicago film productions.

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