25 best apocalypse movies

With the world set to end in 2012 – if you believe the Mayans – here are the best films to get you in the mood for Armageddon

The Matrix (1999)

This Sci-Fi action-laden blockbuster is packed with amazing fight scenes, ground-breaking bullet-time technology and more shiny black latex than a bondage orgy. Sure Keanu Reeves' acting is a bit stilted ("Woah."), but with insane effects and a mind-blowing philosophical storyline centred around a post apocalyptic dream world, who cares?