Movies like Earthquake in New York

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Earthquake in New York (1998)
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Earthquake in New York (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop is after a nasty serial killer. Cop's wife and kids are somewhere in the city too. Then a disastrous earthquake hits the city.
Style: disaster movie
Plot: earthquake, subway, criminal, catastrophe, natural disaster, trapped in a building, police detective, exploding building, burning building, teenager, serial killer, police, telephone, helicopter, destruction, disaster film, buried alive, subway train, death of son, phone booth, death of child, statue of liberty, building collapse, electrocution, child in peril ...
Place: new york

Most similar movies to Earthquake in New York

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, disaster movie and exciting films with plots about catastrophe, disaster film, danger, natural disaster, death, heroes and helicopter mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Earthquake in New York: The Quake (2018), San Andreas (2015), San Andreas Quake (2015), Earthquake (1974), The Earthquake (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 9K
The Quake (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A geologist races against time to save his estranged wife and two children when a devastating earthquake strikes Oslo, Norway.
Style: breathtaking, suspenseful, disturbing, disaster movie, suspense ...
Plot: earthquake, catastrophe, geologist, demolished city, kids in trouble, saving a life, family, disaster film, elevator, hotel, destruction, death of father ...
Place: oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, exciting, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, earthquake, survival, family in crisis, forces of nature, warning, battles, anchor, media, escapades, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.0
 208K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, natural disaster, earthquake, forces of nature, survival, danger, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, chaos, tsunami, rescue mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: earthquake, family, destruction, disaster film, building collapse, adventure, natural disaster, chaos and mayhem, race against time, survival, danger, daring rescue ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 13K
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, survival, danger, chaos, earthquake, national guard, daring rescue, save the day, infidelity, forces of nature, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Earthquake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Armenia, Russia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the devastating Spitak earthquake of December 7th, Konstantin Berezhnoy, a 50-year-old Russian, and Robert Melkonyan, a 28-year-old Armenian, work together to rescue the desperate survivors.
Style: disaster movie
Plot: natural disaster, earthquake, catastrophe, mass destruction, disaster film, demolished city, armenian, destruction of city, russian, ruins, buried alive, rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: armenia, soviet union, ussr, russia, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Short Walk to Daylight (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Eight people have to find their way out of a New York subway after being trapped following an earthquake.
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: subway, escape, trapped, earthquake, racial tension, catastrophe, drug addict, flood, railway, gas leak
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 2.7
 791
Geo-Disaster (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A chunk of dark matter shoots right through earth, causing various worldwide disasters. A family in Los Angeles struggles to survive the ordeal.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, scary, bleak
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: volcano, volcanic eruption, natural disaster, disaster film, earthquake, tornado, family, destiny, youth, deadly, danger, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 344
Flood! (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two helicopter pilots rush aid to a small town devastated by a flood following the collapse of an aging dam.
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: flood, dam, catastrophe, helicopter, disaster film, helicopter pilot
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
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, urban, rock, earthquake, tragedy, chaos and mayhem, city life, forces of nature, escapades, heroes, danger, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Christmas Twister (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a small Texas town during the holiday season, Ethan Walker, a meteorologist and part-time professor working at the local university studying tornadoes, is woken in the middle of the night for a call about a tornado that has just hit. His team is ...
Style: disaster movie, tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buried truth, forces of nature, weatherman, natural disaster, tornado, hurricane, storm, demolished city, christmas spirit, search and rescue, catastrophe, struggle for survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.1
 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: bleak, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: earthquake, race against time, danger, forces of nature, destruction, apocalypse, adventure, chaos, disaster film, end of the world, save the planet, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.4
 164
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, catastrophe, heat wave, forces of nature, save the day, danger, escapades, natural disaster, scientist, crimes, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 48K
15 Minutes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, contemplative, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, violence, journalism, prisoner, police detective, media, paranoia, death, video camera, criminal, fear, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The co-pilot and engineer of a passenger jet struggle to keep the plane airborne until it can reach an open airfield after a killer aboard the plane fires a gun at an engine and pilot of the plane.
Style: disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, airplane, handcuffs, doctor, snow, blizzard, worry, bad weather, co pilot, alcoholic, marshal, navigator ...
Place: chicago illinois, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, criminal, violence, troubled teen, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 38K
21 Bridges (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A disgraced NYPD detective after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
Style: surprise ending, bleak, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police officer killed, murder investigation, manhunt, hostage, corrupt cop, police corruption, conspiracy, police, police detective, police officer, criminal, police brutality ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 71K
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, catastrophe, tunnel, forces of nature, race against time, save the day, adventure, heroes, danger, subway, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: catastrophe, resort, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, skiing, evacuation, chaos, mountain, heroes, danger, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, firefighter, rescue, survival, race against time, fire, explosion, negligence, hysteria, escape attempt, evacuation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 6K
Meteor (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disaster movie, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, nasa, race against time, satellite, translator, meteor, meteorite, adventure, space travel, apocalypse, alien encounter, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: russia, new york, moscow russia, alps, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 14K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vigilante, sniper, chaos, punk, rocket launcher, revenge, crime, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
Plot: earthquake, disaster film, death, fire, lava, journey, profanity, helicopter crash, helicopter, military
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 35K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, crime, violence spree, obsession, rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, hawaii, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspense, captivating, exciting, disaster movie
Plot: earthquake, geology, scientist, science, death, industry, weekend, villa, teenage daughter, employee, bullying, cave in ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Rollercoaster (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, investigation, murder, terrorism, fbi, psychopath, bomb squad, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 12K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, obsession, serial killer, stalking, murder, psychopath, crimes, neo noir, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.1
 982
City on Fire (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, disaster movie ...
Plot: arson, revenge, explosion, burning building, fire, catastrophe, rescue, trapped, disaster film, city, firefighter, oil refinery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, exciting, serious, realistic, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, hotel, island, volcanic eruption, survival, resort, volcano, escape, wiretap, infidelity, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 7K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police detective, hostage, neo noir, robbery, bank robbery, femme fatale, police, heist, crime, crimes, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%