We live in truly odd times, so why not ride the wave and tack on some additional existential dread with cinema's various takes on the end of the world. From the calm, grim acceptance of On the Beach to the shrieking takeover of Invasion of the Body Snatchers to the playful road trip in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (pictured), we all handle oblivion a little differently.
Directed by Goran Dukic
This quirky but never overly twee indie dramedy takes us to the desolate land of suicide purgatory (which looks a lot like the Southwest United States) and follows recent “off-er” Zia (Patrick Fugit) in search of his ex. He’s joined by his Eastern European pal Eugene (Shea Wigham) and an accidental suicide victim (Shannyn Sossamon) who’s looking for the people in charge of the whole place. Tom Waits also provides an expectedly surreal cameo.