The Silence (2019, dir. John R Leonetti)

After a swarm of ravenous creatures who hunt by sound is released, a family runs to stay alive. Patchy road movie/horror hybrid from the Tim Lebbon novel. Comes across – a touch unfairly – as an opportunistic grab-bag of bits from Pitch Black / The Birds / Straw Dogs and the more recent Bird Box / A Quiet Place.

The Last Days [AKA Los Ultimas Dias](2014, dir. David Pastor & Alex Pastor)

After an apocalyptic event, two mismatched co-workers battle across Barcelona’s tunnel system to find their families. Deft and imaginative thriller, with an emphasis on character and humanity as much as on action. Plenty of good stuff to be found here. Recommended.

A Quiet Place (2018, dir. John Krasinski)

A family hides in silence from marauding sound-sensitive monsters. Smart post-apocalyptic siege movie, maximising the potential of its gotta-keep-quiet premise, with effective shocks, good performances and a focus on suspense throughout.

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Stephanie (2017, dir. Akiva Goldsman)

After an unspecified apocalypse, a young girl is left home alone. Low-key but unsettling jumpscare pic with some decent sequences, a startling central performance (especially early in the film) and a keen sense of maximising its modest ambitions.

Bird Box (2018, dir. Suzanne Bier)

After an apocalyptic event, a woman battles to get her two children to safety. Initially interesting though ultimately very straightforward survival yarn with some good supporting performances.

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Hostile (2018, dir. Mathieu Turi)

In a post-apocalypse America, a female scavenger is trapped inside her upturned vehicle by a marauding creature. Single-location thriller – with sustained flashbacks – which almost deserves its running time except for a groan-worthy and well-telegraphed climax.

Singularity (2017, dir. Robert Kouba)

A couple search for a fabled post-apocalyptic human city, while a self-aware AI system tracks them and it. Secondhand SF with many borrowings: The Hunger Games, Nightbreed and later Terminator sequels principal among them. Poor.