7 Movies Like 'Leave the World Behind' on Netflix in December 2023
No matter what mood you were in after watching Leave the World Behind, these movies will match it perfectly.
Netflix 's Leave the World Behind follows a family renting a house on Long Island when their landlord rushes in to report a power outage. It turns out that this is not an isolated incident, as the entire world is about to collapse.
The film explores the growing sense of nihilism in a society realizing that the world is coming to an end in the next few decades.How will a small, close-knit group of people react to such news, how will they cope with the existential dread?
Let's take a look at some other great movies available on Netflix this December that are sure to remind you of Leave the World Behind.
7. How It Ends (2018)
IMDb rating: 5.1/10
Starring Theo James and Forest Whitaker, this action thriller deals with a situation where people in the midst of an apocalypse realize there is no going back to the old society, but try to remain human. The plot follows a young man who travels to another city to visit the family of his beloved in order to receive their blessing. But the world is about to end, and it is up to the man and his girlfriend's father to save her.
6. The Midnight Sky (2020)
IMDb rating: 5.7/10
In the not too distant future, the Earth has become uninhabitable and most of humanity has left the surface of the planet. In such a situation, a scientist (George Clooney ) finds himself the only one living on a large Arctic base. However, he meets a little girl who becomes a source of comfort and a new meaning of life in the dark post-apocalypse.
5. White Noise (2022)
IMDb rating: 5.7/10
Based on the novel of the same name by renowned postmodernist writer Don DeLillo, and directed by Noah Baumbach, White Noise, like Leave the World Behind, explores the madness of a modern society fleeing into escapism from harsh reality. The plot follows an eccentric professor of 'Hitler Studies' and his children as they face existential angst in the wake of a technogenic disaster.
4. Vivarium (2019)
IMDb rating: 5.9/10
Vivarium is thematically different from Leave the World Behind, but has a similar eerie atmosphere and sense of hopelessness, but this time set in the realities of suburban life. The plot of this horror tells of a young couple who are lured to a surreal neighborhood by a mysterious real estate agent and entrusted with the care of a humanoid creature.
3. Us (2019)
IMDb rating: 6.8/10
If anyone has a directing style similar to Sam Esmail, it's Jordan Peele, who continues to delight fans with horror films with deep social commentary. Us is a parable of those who suffer and those who thrive, with the plot following doppelgangers who first mimic and then rebel against humans.
2. Love and Monsters (2020)
IMDb rating: 6.9/10
This movie may be very different in tone, but it also deconstructs the post-apocalyptic genre in a great way. In this action comedy, Dylan O'Brien plays a hapless guy who becomes the wise and determined hero of the day as part of his journey through a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
1. Don't Look Up (2021)
IMDb rating: 7.2/10
Few people would have thought that Leave the World Behind could be compared to Don't Look Up, except for the sense that the end of the world is near. But that's what makes the movies so similar, exploring humanity's possible reactions to such news and their skepticism in a world of misleading mass information (or lack thereof).