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

Melancholia (2011) 

Lars von Trier’s Melancholia serves up armageddon in the form of a rogue planet, and follows the reactions of two sisters Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg); one depressed and calm about her impending doom, the other much more worried about the whole ordeal. It’s a big fairytale film with some marital and family problems thrown in – and without, of course, the guaranteed happy ending.