12 Apocalyptic Movies to Watch Before the World Ends Friday

If the Mayans knew what they were talking about, Friday is it for all of us — here are the very best apocalyptic movies ever to keep you entertained until the giant balls of fire fall from the sky

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"2012": Roland Emmerich blew up the White House to perfection in "Independence Day," so he was the obvious choice to blow up the entire world in one of the biggest end-of-the-world movies of all time -- both in budget and box-office receipts. We'll find out shortly if this was a prophetic vision of the future or JUST a mediocre disaster movie.