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 Gavin Hood
War Drama - Rated R - 102 Minutes - 2015
Rapidly switching between four settings, this modern warfare drama sets up the tension from its first moments and rarely relents. Intelligence has pinpointed a terrorist cell meeting at a house, which is in easy drone strike range, but the possible collateral damage might be beyond acceptable limits. As requests for permission go further up the ladder, the situation on the ground gets more tense and the drone pilots grow extra wary of their mission.