Is the world about to end in “fire and fury”? Well, I hope not (though that would give me an excuse to avoid the tuition bill for my soon-to-be college freshman).

But, tensions are high. Politicians and pundits are bloviating. Some folks are stressing out.

So, what better way to tune out the noise than with a movie? Relax, enjoy your air conditioning and see how Hollywood has dealt with the world’s impending demise or envisioned our post-apocalyptic future. Here are some of our favorites.

“PLANET OF THE APES”: The original is still the best.