Natural disaster movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant natural disaster movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with disaster, natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, danger, death, race against time, apocalypse, mentor and rescue plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as natural disaster: The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Impossible (2012), San Andreas (2015), Dante's Peak (1997), Deep Impact (1998), The Core (2003), 2012 (2009), Twister (1996), Volcano (1997), Greenland (2020).

List of natural disaster movies

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, apocalypse, post apocalypse, catastrophe, end of the world, climate change, global warming, scientist, environmental, stranded, tsunami ...
Time: 2000s, future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, washington d.c., antarctica, california ...
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 7.5
 222K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, tsunami, courage, ocean, forces of nature, family in danger, tragedy, hopes, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2004, contemporary, 2000s
Place: thailand, southeast asia, asia
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 6.0
 235K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
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, suspense, absurd, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, forces of nature, adventure, earthquake, tsunami, happy ending, father daughter relationship, daring rescue, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, nevada
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 6.0
 91K
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: suspense, intense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, volcano, disaster, volcanic eruption, small town, mayor, survival, adventure, rescue, stranded, scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington state
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 6.2
 178K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, catastrophe, disaster, nasa, evacuation, astronaut, extinction, save the world, life & death, president, comet ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., tucson arizona, virginia, langley virginia, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.5
 99K
The Core (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with ...
Style: exciting, intense, serious, apocalyptic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, end of the world, survival, save the world, adventure, apocalypse, hacker, worldwide chaos, post apocalypse, nasa, scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, london, los angeles, rome italy, washington d.c.
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 5.8
 375K
2012 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, natural disaster, catastrophe, tsunami, forces of nature, humanity in peril, race against time, human existence, vestiges of humanity, survival ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, near future, year 2010 ...
Place: las vegas, los angeles, british columbia, mount everest, usa ...
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 6.4
 195K
Twister (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, catastrophe, tornado, hurricane, survival, weatherman, twister, divorce, storm, truck, peril ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: oklahoma
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 5.5
 77K
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, suspense, intense, suspenseful, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, disaster, catastrophe, survival, race against time, forces of nature, adventure, geology, save the day, heroes, lava ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, antarctica, san francisco, hawaii ...
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 6.4
 114K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: 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, apocalyptic, exciting ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, disaster, comet, humanity in peril, catastrophe, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, vestiges of humanity, panic, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, kentucky, atlanta georgia, usa ...
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 5.7
 105K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, shipwreck, ship, catastrophe, ocean, drowning, forces of nature, trapped, cruise ship, ocean liner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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 6.7
 423K
Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous ...
Style: suspense, exciting, sentimental, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, astronaut, outer space, catastrophe, save the world, space travel, disaster, nasa, self sacrifice, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., paris france, usa, shanghai ...
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 6.6
 38K
The Wave (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the fact that mountain party ├ůkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will race out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Geiranger. A geologist gets ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, disaster, tsunami, survival, landslide, family, evacuation, geologist, paranoid, dysfunctional family, mountain ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
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 5.5
 111K
Pompeii (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a ...
Style: epic, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, ancient history, roman empire, roman, arena, volcanic eruption, slave, gladiator, adventure, slavery, save the lady ...
Time: 1st century, 50s, middle ages, 70s
Place: pompeii, italy, rome italy, britain, london
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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, realistic, scenic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, ocean, disaster, storm at sea, forces of nature, courage, adventure, coast guard, sinking ship, shipwreck, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, inspirational, tense, realistic, factual ...
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, survival, catastrophe, rescue, courage, oil rig, oil, sea, trapped, heroism, evacuation ...
Time: 70s, 2010s, year 2010, 21st century
Place: california, boston, louisiana
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 7.6
 69K
Only the Brave (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Style: exciting, dramatic, emotional, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, forest fire, heroism, firefighter, tragedy, rescue, friends, fire, partners, bravery, loss of loved one, fire department ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2013, 2010s, 2000s
Place: arizona, usa
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 4.5
 4K
10.5 (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
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Story: An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, earthquake, survival, save the day, adventure, race against time, government agency, heroic mission, forces of nature, evacuation, building collapse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa, california
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The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, storm at sea, catastrophe, ship, storm, shipwreck, forces of nature, adventure, fish, sea, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, atlantic ocean, boston, portugal
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 7.1
 216K
Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, dramatic, scenic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, mountain climbing, mountaineer, stranded, natural disaster, beautiful scenery, climbing, snow, forces of nature, man versus nature, death ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal, asia, texas
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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: psychological, touching, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: natural disaster, earthquake, disaster, survival, catastrophe, rescue, russian, demolished city, humanity in peril, death, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: armenia, caucasus, ussr, russia
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 30K
Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: natural disaster, hurricane katrina, father, hurricane, newborn baby, evacuation, survival, race against time, exhaustion, childbirth, babies and infants, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.6
 2K
Supervolcano (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yellowstone is a park, but it's also the deadliest volcano on Earth. Beneath it, a sleeping 'dragon' is stirring. When an earthquake opens a crack for magma to seep through, other warning signs of an eruption start popping up, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, volcano, apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroes, race against time, optimism, escapades, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Arctic Apocalypse (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A massive influx of glacial melting triggers a new ice age in the Northern Hemisphere, forcing a family to make their way across the ice-covered landscape before they are frozen out for good.
Style: apocalyptic, compassionate, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: ice age, natural disaster, arctic, struggle for survival, apocalypse, disaster, destruction, end of the world, cold, forces of nature, adventure, catastrophe ...
Place: california, usa
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 6.8
 302K
Contagion (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: apocalyptic, suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: epidemic, virus, pandemic, quarantine, infected, survival, plague, infection, deadly virus, vaccine, scientist, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: hong kong, california, san francisco, minnesota, asia ...
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The Hurricane Heist (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic ...
Plot: natural disaster, hurricane, heist, tornado, disaster, tsunami, evacuation, twister, betrayal, conspiracy, robbery, destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: usa, alabama
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Oceans Rising (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A scientist builds a massive ark after his warnings of an Earth-destroying flood are ignored. But when it's evident the disaster will occur, those who maligned the scientist now turn to him in desperation, boarding the ark and seeking his ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, disaster, boat, scientist, apocalypse, sea, storm, adaptation, hopes, society, destiny ...
Time: future
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 7.8
 583K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, adventure, stranded on an island, island, desert island, solitude, air disaster, human spirit, courage, determination ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, earthquake, survival, catastrophe, chaos, national guard, love triangle, daring rescue, save the day, love affair, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, survival, disaster, skyscraper, natural disaster, rescue, firefighter, race against time, fire, architect, tragic event, elevator ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
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