Directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick, this 1964 dark comedy might not be exactly what you would expect to see on a list of apocalypse movies. After all, this isn't one of those "one man saves the human race" kind of stories. Instead, the president and his entire cabinet must save the world from a nuclear holocaust launched by the Soviets. While the ending of the movie is controversial, it was nominated for both Academy Awards and BAFTAs.
Dr. Strangelove (1964)