Movies like Earthquake

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Earthquake (1974)
 5.9
 14K
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: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, serious, realistic, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, survival, danger, chaos, earthquake, national guard, infidelity, love affair, forces of nature, daring rescue, save the day, demolished city, love triangle, husband wife relationship, alcoholic, architect, disaster film, fire, supermarket, explosion, daredevil, garage, police officer, child in peril ...
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, exciting and suspense films with plots about danger, catastrophe, disaster film, race against time, survival, adventure and forces of nature mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Earthquake: The Towering Inferno (1974), Airport 1975 (1974), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), San Andreas (2015), Ladder 49 (2004). 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: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, skyscraper, survival, rescue, firefighter, race against time, explosion, negligence, fire, danger, escape attempt, hysteria ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 10K
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: disaster movie, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, alcohol abuse, catastrophe, airplane accident, survival, aviation, rescue, pilot, teenage girl, guitar ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, united states, washington d.c., usa, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ 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: disaster movie, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, ship, survival, adventure, cruise, race against time, passenger, hysteria, underwater, forces of nature, faith, sea disaster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mediterranean sea, israel, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 217K
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: disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, adventure, disaster film, forces of nature, earthquake, survival, tsunami, danger, happy ending, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 55K
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, heroes, trapped, friendship, family relations, practical joke, death of protagonist, tragic hero, danger, redemption, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disaster movie, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, airplane accident, airport, airliner, fighter jet, survival, murder, arms dealer, danger, race against time, rescue, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, alps, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 84K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, volcano, small town, volcanic eruption, mayor, rescue, scientist, forces of nature, adventure, race against time, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 73K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, catastrophe, forces of nature, race against time, disaster film, save the day, adventure, heroes, danger, geology, tunnel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 18K
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, passenger, airplane, stowaway, danger, stewardess, bomb, panic, save the day, rescue, landing, catastrophe ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, new york, detroit, chicago illinois, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: earthquake, catastrophe, hitman, assassination attempt, disaster film, anchor, battles, warning, survival, family in crisis, forces of nature, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train crash, survival, plague, terrorism, drug dealing, save the day, train, catastrophe, race against time, isolation, terrorist, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, germany, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
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Story: New York, the city that never sleeps, is trapped in a nightmare of horror and destruction when a massive earthquake rocks the unsuspecting city. Countless lives are lost, families are torn apart, and chaos runs rampant as the mayor and former Fire ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, disaster film, urban, rock, tragedy, earthquake, hospital, daring rescue, escapades, politics, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 68K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, trapped, explosion, save the day, daring rescue, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: disaster movie, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, hotel, island, volcanic eruption, survival, resort, escape, volcano, infidelity, forces of nature, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 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: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, exciting, serious ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, natural disaster, daring rescue, danger, heroic mission, co pilot, forces of nature, couple relations, pilot, stewardess, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
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, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, rescue, catastrophe, ski, ski resort, snowmobile, snow, survival, danger, winter, save the day, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, drowning, rescue, underwater scene, catastrophe, u.s. navy, daring rescue, adventure, survival, ocean, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.3
 172
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, suspense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: race against time, catastrophe, heat wave, save the day, danger, forces of nature, escapades, natural disaster, scientist, crimes, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 29K
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, danger, heroic mission, vestiges of humanity, life is a bitch, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1977, near future, year 1975
Place: los angeles, usa, ussr, soviet union, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: disaster movie, intense, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: earthquake, disaster film, family, destruction, building collapse, adventure, natural disaster, race against time, chaos and mayhem, survival, danger, machismo ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 81K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: disaster movie, scenic, suspense, psychotronic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, disaster film, comet, vestiges of humanity, bunker, humanity in peril, military, robbery, diabetic, catastrophe ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greenland, tennessee, new york state, kentucky, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: disaster film, volcano, catastrophe, adventure, save the day, chases and races, danger, race against time, mountain, heroes, escapades, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: disaster movie, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, terrorism, stadium, gambling, murder, psychopath, swat, danger, race against time, hostage, clergy, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, daring rescue, danger, sinking ship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 66K
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, disaster movie, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tornado, adventure, small town, chaos, rescue, escapades, forces of nature, family relations, danger, teenage life, disaster film, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Seattle Superstorm (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An object is shot down over Seattle and the debris begins to effect the local weather ultimately threatening the whole world.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: catastrophe, disaster film, save the day, forces of nature, meteorite, heroes, escapades, race against time, adventure, danger, space and aliens, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: disaster movie, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: earthquake, disaster film, death, lava, deadly, survival, apocalypse, military, humanity in peril, demolished city, violence, evacuation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 2K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, catastrophe, hijacking, stewardess, danger, military, hostage, abduction, airplane hijack, crimes, escapades, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, russia, ussr, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
10.0 Earthquake (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Los Angeles is about to be hit by a devastating earthquake, and time is running out to save the city from imminent danger.
Style: disaster movie, suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: earthquake, geology, disaster film, scientist, science, death, industry, catastrophe, problem, sexual abuse, profanity, burned alive ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Disaster on the Coastliner (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Seeking revenge, a railroad employee puts two passenger trains on a collision course in this made-for-TV disaster movie.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: catastrophe, runaway train, race against time, collision, disaster film, police, helicopter, danger, escapades, deadly, adventure, changing the past or future ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%