Movies like Earthquake

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Earthquake (1974)
 5.9
 16K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city of Los Angeles, California.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, serious, realistic, surprise ending, psychotronic, splatter, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: disaster, catastrophe, natural disaster, survival, chaos, earthquake, national guard, love affair, infidelity, forces of nature, daring rescue, save the day, demolished city, love triangle, husband wife relationship, police officer, alcoholic, fire, architect, destruction, supermarket, child in peril, motorcycle, daredevil, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states

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Most similar movies to Earthquake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and exciting films with plots about danger, disaster, catastrophe, race against time, survival, natural disaster and adventure mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Earthquake: The Towering Inferno (1974), San Andreas (2015), Airport 1975 (1974), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Dante's Peak (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, skyscraper, survival, rescue, disaster, firefighter, race against time, natural disaster, negligence, fire, escape attempt, hysteria ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 232K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, disaster, earthquake, adventure, forces of nature, survival, tsunami, happy ending, daring rescue, child in peril, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 11K
Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, disaster, stewardess, alcohol abuse, airplane accident, survival, catastrophe, aviation, rescue, teenage girl, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, salt lake city utah, washington d.c., usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, disaster, cruise, sea disaster, catastrophe, race against time, passenger, hysteria, forces of nature, faith ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic ocean, israel, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 89K
Dante's Peak (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, volcano, volcanic eruption, small town, disaster, mayor, rescue, race against time, scientist, forces of nature, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
San Andreas Quake (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a discredited L.A. Seismologist warns of an impending 12.7 earthquake, no one takes her seriously. Now on her own, she races desperately to get her family to safety before the earthquake breaks Los Angeles apart from the mainland.
Style: intense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: earthquake, disaster, family, destruction, building collapse, adventure, chaos and mayhem, race against time, natural disaster, survival, family bonds, daring rescue ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, murder, gambling, swat team, psychopath, terrorism, race against time, hostage, usa president, catastrophe, american football, unemployment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 58K
Ladder 49 (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, fire department, heroes, trapped, friendship, family relations, death of protagonist, tragic hero, redemption, race against time, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disaster, airplane accident, fighter jet, airport, survival, catastrophe, murder, arms dealer, rescue, race against time, terrorism, panic ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, alps, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 76K
Volcano (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, disaster, race against time, catastrophe, forces of nature, geology, save the day, adventure, heroes, tunnel, lava ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 19K
Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, disaster, passenger, airplane, stowaway, stewardess, panic, bomb, rescue, save the day, disobey, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, chicago illinois, new york, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, disaster, rescue, ski, ski resort, snow, survival, winter, forces of nature, save the day, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 111K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: suspense, scenic, psychotronic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, comet, humanity in peril, disaster, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, mass destruction, bunker, riot, diabetic ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, usa, kentucky, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will strike southern California. With this information, she ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, disaster, assassination attempt, hitman, catastrophe, family in crisis, forces of nature, battles, warning, survival, save the day, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train crash, plague, terrorism, disaster, survival, train, drug dealing, save the day, catastrophe, race against time, isolation, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, geneva switzerland, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, island, disaster, survival, resort, escape, volcanic eruption, catastrophe, volcano, escapades, race against time, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 72K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tunnel, race against time, catastrophe, survival, disaster, heroes, rescue, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog, escape attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.6
 1K
Epicenter (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Epicenter concerns brassy, beautiful Amanda Foster, a down-on-her-luck Los Angeles detective who's been assigned to protect a mobster-turned-State's-Witness, Nick Constantine, from the mob. On the night of the assignment, the city is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, partners, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, escapades, survival, crimes, female agent, earthquake, mother daughter relationship, undercover, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 2K
Air Crew (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Story of the lives of three Soviet pilots who are united by disaster in a small town in the mountains.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, serious ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, natural disaster, heroic mission, co pilot, daring rescue, forces of nature, couple relations, pilot, stewardess, mountain, airport ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 31K
The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, heroic mission, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, year 1975, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, woodstock, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, courage, disaster, rescue mission, sinking ship, coast guard, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, disaster, drowning, rescue, u.s. navy, daring rescue, survival, adventure, ocean, heroes, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A USGS scientist attempts to convince his boss and the residents of Angel Falls, California that a nearby volcano is about to erupt.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, volcano, lava, catastrophe, race against time, save the day, heroes, adventure, escapades, resort, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 68K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tornado, disaster, adventure, natural disaster, small town, chaos, rescue, escapades, forces of nature, family relations, teenage life, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.0
 460
Firequake (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Promethean Kinetics has created Helios, a revolutionary clean coal energy source so powerful it rivals the force of the sun and will solve the energy crisis. But when certain governments start cutting safety measures required by Helios, the ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: disaster, fire, earthquake, humanity in peril, apocalypse, survival, death, evacuation, race against time, end of the world, destruction, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.0
 2K
MegaFault (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crack in the world has started... we have 24 hours to stop it.
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Plot: earthquake, disaster, forces of nature, race against time, destruction, apocalypse, adventure, chaos, end of the world, save the planet, natural disaster, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.2
 260
Heat Wave (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a sudden, unexplained rise in local temperatures threatens to turn Los Angeles County into a parched, lifeless desert, one scientist must put her theories to the test in a desperate effort to prevent the catastrophe.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, heat wave, save the day, catastrophe, forces of nature, escapades, disaster, natural disaster, scientist, crimes, heroes, firefighter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
San Andreas Mega Quake (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Scientists make a horrible discovery: The "Big One" is coming in two days, with it, California will sink to the ocean. Their only hope is to rupture a volcano that will displace the earthquake's energy and build a new crust on the ...
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: earthquake, disaster, natural disaster, death, lava, apocalypse, survival, military, forces of nature, catastrophe, human existence, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, survival, christmas, disaster, new year's eve, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, cruise, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
End of the World (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As mass of solar storms causes tsunamis, volcanoes, and flooding, a city-dwelling family attempts to flee to the relative safety of a group of high-elevation caves several miles away.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Plot: end of the world, flood, earthquake, disaster, sun, helicopter, volcano, lava, survival, forces of nature, adventure, chaos ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%