Catastrophe movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant catastrophe movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, intense and disaster movie films and TV shows about / with catastrophe, danger, disaster film, chase, race against time, death, natural disaster, dialogue, escapades and survival plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, Norway and other countries.
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catastrophe movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as catastrophe: The Day After Tomorrow (2004), 2012 (2009), San Andreas (2015), Dante's Peak (1997), The Impossible (2012), Twister (1996), The Perfect Storm (2000), Geostorm (2017), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Wave (2015).

List of catastrophe 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, suspenseful, exciting, disaster movie, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, end of the world, apocalypse, scientist, tsunami, forces of nature, climate change, disaster film, global warming, post apocalyptic, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, antarctica, new delhi, usa ...
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 5.8
 358K
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, natural disaster, tsunami, forces of nature, human existence, foreknowledge, vestiges of humanity, destruction, demolished city, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2010, 2000s ...
Place: usa, india, washington d.c., mount everest, british columbia ...
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 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
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 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
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 7.6
 205K
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, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster film, courage, forces of nature, destruction, danger, tragedy, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 6.4
 180K
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: teens, date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, tornado, storm, weatherman, divorce, disaster film, hurricane, truck, forces of nature, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oklahoma
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, catastrophe, storm at sea, natural disaster, forces of nature, adventure, shipwreck, rescue, weatherman, male camaraderie, sea disaster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, boston, atlantic ocean, portugal
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 5.3
 98K
Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: ...
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic, apocalyptic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: end of the world, storm, apocalypse, catastrophe, disaster film, tsunami, hurricane, climate change, humanity in peril, global warming, weather manipulation, conspiracy ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019
Place: madrid, paris france, tokyo, washington d.c., hong kong ...
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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: 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
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 6.7
 35K
The Wave (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the fact that mountain party Åkneset, 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, disaster movie, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, tsunami, mountain, underwater scene, geologist, underwater, landslide, disaster film, evacuation, hotel, bomb shelter ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
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 5.7
 100K
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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, drowning, shipwreck, ocean, forces of nature, adventure, giant wave, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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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
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 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
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 7.8
 1.1M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, romance, opposites attract, love, ship, love story, fall in love, titanic, forbidden love, catastrophe, iceberg ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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 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 ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, survival, danger, chaos, earthquake, national guard, daring rescue, save the day, forces of nature, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
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 5.6
 4K
Tidal Wave (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Man-sik and Yeon-hee, are unsure as to whether they can overcome past wounds and continue being a couple. Dr. Kim, who cautions against a possible mega-tsunami at Haeundae, collapses in agony springing from an unexpected turn-up of his daughter and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, disaster movie ...
Plot: tsunami, catastrophe, disaster film, giant wave, forces of nature, tidal wave, race against time, danger, demolished city, single father, lifeguard, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, busan
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 400K
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, disaster movie, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, astronaut, natural disaster, nasa, space travel, catastrophe, outer space, race against time, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: paris france, usa, istanbul turkey, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 7.2
 226K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, on the road, cannibalism, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, catastrophe, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 4.0
 699
Storm (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A top secret government study involving the manipulation of the weather goes awry, leaving L.A. in the path of a destructive hurricane. A meteorologist sets out to save the city.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, manipulation, apocalypse, technology gone awry, manipulations, heroes, danger, escapades, airplane, adventure, chaos, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, pacific ocean
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 7.0
 492K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: visually appealing, futuristic, mind bending, twists and turns, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, apocalypse, dystopic future, space and aliens, disorder, resistance, catastrophe, space travel, mysterious character, survival, danger ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, new york, washington d.c., pentagon
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 5.5
 107K
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, disaster movie, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, natural disaster, roman, adventure, gladiator, catastrophe, arena, save the lady, slave, volcanic eruption, chaos, forces of nature ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: pompeii, italy, britain, london, rome italy
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 5.8
 10K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, underwater, airplane, hijacking, bermuda triangle, rescue, airport, survival, underwater scene, race against time, danger, airplane hijack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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 6.2
 10K
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, disaster movie, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: catastrophe, earthquake, geologist, disaster film, destruction, geology, demolished city, kids in trouble, saving a life, family, death of father, urban setting ...
Place: oslo norway
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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
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 6.2
 167K
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: touching, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, natural disaster, astronaut, nasa, catastrophe, life & death, tsunami, self sacrifice, evacuation, extinction, save the world, astronomer ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, philadelphia, miami, missouri, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.6
 3K
The Big Bus (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is making it's maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down on ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, absurd, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, catastrophe, nothing goes right, save the day, chase, adventure, daring rescue, misfit, odd couple, race against time, save the world, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, tokyo
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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
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Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and ...
Style: psychotronic, entertaining, epic, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: heroes, supernatural power, army, superhero, catastrophe, superhero team, time machine, spacecraft, alien, good versus evil, apocalypse, time travel ...
Time: year 1970, near future, 2010s, year 2012, 2020s ...
Place: tokyo, san francisco, new york, missouri, new jersey ...
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 7.6
 275K
Apollo 13 (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from ...
Style: factual, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: astronaut, nasa, space program, space travel, survival, catastrophe, spacecraft, race against time, outer space, rescue, trapped in space, moon ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, pacific ocean, texas, houston texas ...
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 3.3
 831
Dark Storm (2006)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a secret military base a group of scientists have made a discovery unequaled since the invention of the A-bomb; code-named Eruptor, it's a device that supercharges Dark Matter and uses it to change the molecular structure of its target, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, military base, save the world, race against time, heroes, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry, danger, escapades, deadly, save the planet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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