Last Updated on 16 June 2024

I searched the Internet for lists of the best movies of all time about the “last man on earth.” Criteria included the movies being ranked, not just listed, and generally created by groups, whether teams or committees or based on general public voting (like

I was only able to find 7 lists. I took the 7 lists and added all their content into a spreadsheet, noting the rank of every film. I ended up averaging the rankings each movie got (there were 15 that were on at least 2 lists) and dividing that average by a factor of the number of lists that movie was on. The lowest score meant a high ranking average on many lists. The complete spreadsheet is attached at the bottom.

The movies that were on the most lists (out of 7) were:

  • The Last Man on Earth (1964) – all 7 lists
  • The Omega Man (1971) – 6 lists
  • The Quiet Earth (1985) – 5 lists
  • I Am Legend (2007) – 5 lists
  • Night of the Comet (1984) – 5 lists

Here are links to the lists I used along with dates the lists were created: