25 best apocalypse movies
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Initially, Terminator 3 looks set to be a hoary old retread of the preceding films in the series, with robot assassins from a war-torn future chasing around in the present.
Then, halfway through, Arnie's T-850 throws us a curveball – the nuclear war against the machines, teased throughout the series, is set to kick off today.
Director Jonathan Mostow steps things up a gear in the final act, as our heroes race to save the world from nuclear destruction – only to end things on an unexpectedly dark note.