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 serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, intense and disaster movie films and TV shows about / with natural disaster, catastrophe, danger, survival, mentor, death, dialogue, disaster film, chase and first contact plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as natural disaster: The Impossible (2012), Dante's Peak (1997), Twister (1996), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Deep Impact (1998), Granite Mountain (2017), Deepwater Horizon (2016), San Andreas (2015), The Finest Hours (2016), Volcano (1997).

List of natural disaster movies

 7.6
 192K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: 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, suspense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, family in danger, catastrophe, courage, disaster film, forces of nature, tragedy, destruction, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 5.9
 80K
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: catastrophe, natural disaster, small town, volcano, volcanic eruption, mayor, rescue, scientist, forces of nature, adventure, race against time, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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 6.4
 174K
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, tornado, storm, divorce, hurricane, weatherman, forces of nature, chases and races, escapades, race against time, truck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s ...
Place: oklahoma
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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: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: catastrophe, apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, global warming, tsunami, scientist, chaos, post apocalyptic, climate change, forces of nature, evacuation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: antarctica, los angeles, usa, new york, new delhi ...
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 6.2
 161K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, 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: touching, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, natural disaster, nasa, astronaut, catastrophe, save the world, extinction, self sacrifice, life & death, astronomer, tsunami, evacuation ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: tucson arizona, washington d.c., new york, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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Granite Mountain (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: based on true events, exciting, tense, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, forest fire, firemen, heroism, fire, firefighter, friends, danger, evacuation, tragedy, partners, bravery ...
Time: 21st century, year 2007, 2010s, 2000s, year 2013
Place: usa, arizona
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
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, disaster movie, factual, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: natural disaster, trapped, survival, oil rig, rescue, courage, explosion, sea, post traumatic stress disorder, catastrophe, greed, self mutilation ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
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 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
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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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, adventure, storm at sea, courage, sinking ship, ocean, rescue mission, daring rescue, coast guard, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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 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 ...
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 5.7
 97K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, drowning, shipwreck, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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 5.8
 347K
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, suspenseful, sentimental, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, forces of nature, human existence, foreknowledge, destruction, evacuation, chaos, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012 ...
Place: las vegas, rio de janeiro, london, himalaya, los angeles ...
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 6.4
 28K
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
Plot: natural disaster, father, hurricane, childbirth, survival, newborn baby, danger, child birth, parents and children, forces of nature, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: new orleans, usa
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 5.5
 105K
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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, natural disaster, adventure, forces of nature, chaos, arena, catastrophe, save the lady, danger, volcanic eruption, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, london, rome italy
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Earthquake 10.5 (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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 film, earthquake, survival, save the day, government agency, danger, adventure, race against time, heroic mission, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, california, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.7
 32K
The Wave (2015)
Genre: 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, disaster movie, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, mountain, geologist, underwater, evacuation, hotel, bomb shelter, family, survival, tourism ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
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 8.1
 847K
Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, fantasy world, island, team, survival, natural disaster, theme park, animal attack, dangerous animal, scientist, triceratops ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: costa rica, dominican republic
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 5.5
 92K
The Core (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK, Italy, France
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: end of the world, natural disaster, save the world, nasa, adventure, heroic mission, race against time, worldwide chaos, danger, mission gone awry, demolished city, contingency plan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, san francisco, london, rome italy ...
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 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
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 6.7
 5K
Flight Crew (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia, Cambodia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about bravery, self-sacrifice and human dignity put on trial by the merciless power of nature. A young pilot is fired from military air force after disobeying an absurd order. He gets a job as a co-pilot with a civil airline. Being brutally ...
Style: dramatic, sentimental, disturbing, biting, suspense
Plot: natural disaster, risk, airplane, aviation, rescue mission, heroism, mentor protege relationship, daring rescue, beefcake, love affair, father-son relationship, social relations ...
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 7.8
 511K
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, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, air disaster, sole survivor, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: natural disaster, tsunami, survival, catastrophe, adventure, journalism, danger, society, forces of nature, bittersweet, escapades, sea disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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The Land Before Time (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 69 min.
Story: An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, ...
Style: touching, feel good, colourful, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, natural disaster, disney, friendship, survival, talking animals, earthquake, tyrannosaurus rex, animal life, family, danger ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 80s
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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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, catastrophe, natural disaster, rescue, weatherman, male camaraderie, sea disaster, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, portugal, boston, atlantic ocean
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 6.7
 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, disaster movie
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, forces of nature, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, heroes, race against time, danger, optimism, volcano, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: disaster movie, captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, scientist, storm, sea, boat, disaster film, society, deadly, hopes, adaptation ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 193K
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: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, mountain, forces of nature, mountain climbing, beautiful scenery, stranded, adventure, climbing, blizzard, death, against the odds, natural disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: mount everest, himalaya, asia, nepal, 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: 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
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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.
Style: humorous, stylized, light, not serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, family, talking animals, pirate, partners, natural disaster, iceberg, friendship, computer animation, ocean or sea, dimwit, getting home ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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 5.0
 193K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, survival, plague, family in danger, danger, suicide, hysteria, graphic violence, paranoia, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, nebraska, new jersey ...
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