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, suspense, exciting, intense and disaster movie films and TV shows about / with catastrophe, danger, death, chase, natural disaster, dialogue, race against time, escapades, survival and first contact plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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catastrophe movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as catastrophe: 2012 (2009), San Andreas (2015), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Wave (2015), Dante's Peak (1997), The Impossible (2012), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Oblivion (2013), Poseidon (2006), Storm (1999).

List of catastrophe movies

 5.8
 344K
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, forces of nature, natural disaster, human existence, foreknowledge, destruction, evacuation, chaos, demolished city ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2009, 2010s, year 2011 ...
Place: las vegas, california, rome italy, china, paris france ...
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 6.0
 204K
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, survival, forces of nature, earthquake, danger, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
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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, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: catastrophe, apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, tsunami, global warming, scientist, forces of nature, chaos, evacuation, climate change, post apocalyptic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, new delhi, antarctica ...
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 6.7
 31K
The Wave (2015)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, disaster movie, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, tsunami, natural disaster, mountain, underwater, evacuation, geologist, hotel, bomb shelter, family, survival, family drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
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 5.9
 78K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, catastrophe, small town, volcano, mayor, rescue, scientist, volcanic eruption, forces of nature, adventure, race against time, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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 7.6
 190K
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, forces of nature, disaster film, tragedy, destruction, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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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: epic, entertaining, twists and turns, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: heroes, catastrophe, supernatural power, superhero team, time machine, superhero, spacecraft, danger, time travel, planet, army, superheroine ...
Time: year 2014, year 2013, 1940s, 70s, near future ...
Place: norway, japan, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.0
 472K
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: twists and turns, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, post apocalypse, apocalypse, dystopic future, survival, space and aliens, resistance, disorder, danger, catastrophe, vestiges of humanity, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon
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 5.6
 96K
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, survival, natural disaster, drowning, catastrophe, shipwreck, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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 4.0
 694
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, manipulation, danger, technology gone awry, manipulations, heroes, escapades, chaos, adventure, save the day, undercover, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, pacific ocean
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 7.8
 1.0M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love, tragic love, ship, fall in love, opposites attract, love story, titanic, shipwreck, drowning, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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 5.3
 89K
Geostorm (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: apocalyptic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, storm, tsunami, catastrophe, climate change, humanity in peril, global warming, disaster film, hurricane, conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future, near future
Place: madrid, washington d.c., afghanistan, rio de janeiro, shanghai ...
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 7.6
 258K
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: family outing, boys' night
Plot: astronaut, survival, space program, space travel, nasa, spacecraft, race against time, catastrophe, outer space, rescue, moon, explosion ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, pacific ocean, texas, houston texas ...
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 6.4
 169K
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: boys' night, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: natural disaster, storm, tornado, catastrophe, divorce, hurricane, weatherman, forces of nature, race against time, escapades, chases and races, truck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 60s, 1990s ...
Place: oklahoma
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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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: skyscraper, catastrophe, firefighter, rescue, survival, race against time, fire, explosion, negligence, escape attempt, hysteria, evacuation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
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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: natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, chaos, danger, earthquake, national guard, infidelity, love affair, forces of nature, save the day, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, adventure, catastrophe, cruise, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
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 5.5
 104K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: roman empire, gladiator, adventure, natural disaster, forces of nature, chaos, arena, save the lady, catastrophe, danger, volcanic eruption, slavery ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century, 70s
Place: italy, britain, london, rome italy
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 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, disaster movie, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, nasa, translator, satellite, race against time, meteorite, meteor, adventure, space travel, heroes, technology gone awry, collision ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: russia, new york, siberia, alps, manhattan new york city ...
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 4.5
 7K
The Swarm (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, survival, military, bee, race against time, danger, rescue, antidote, panic, investigation, chaos, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, houston texas, texas
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 5.7
 9K
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bermuda triangle, rescue, catastrophe, hijacking, underwater, airport, survival, danger, race against time, airplane, painting, art thief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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 5.9
 64K
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, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tunnel, survival, catastrophe, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: catastrophe, conspiracy, airplane, race against time, danger, adventure, zeppelin, heroes, escapades, chaos and mayhem, save the day, chases and races ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, 70s ...
Place: new jersey, germany, usa, europe, new york ...
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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: humorous, not serious, absurd, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, parody, catastrophe, chase, adventure, daring rescue, save the day, nothing goes right, misfit, odd couple, disorder, technology gone awry ...
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: investigation, catastrophe, murder, terrorism, fbi, psychopath, bomb squad, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, psychological thriller ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, pittsburgh, chicago illinois, california
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 5.7
 54K
Red Planet (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.
Style: bleak, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: mars, astronaut, catastrophe, space travel, spacecraft, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, science, ecological disaster, danger, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: antarctica
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 7.0
 14K
The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: cold war, radiation, apocalypse, catastrophe, survival, nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, small town, war, anti war, starvation, atrocity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, soviet union, missouri, new jersey
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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, end of the world, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, chaos, race against time, danger, global warming, escapades, worldwide chaos, survival, save the world ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, future, 50s ...
Place: london, england, europe, russia, big ben london ...
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 6.9
 6K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, catastrophe, survival, nuclear holocaust, radiation, future dystopia, life is a bitch, danger, demolished city, chaos, parents and children, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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 5.8
 6K
Millennium (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: airplane, time travel, air disaster, catastrophe, time warp, investigation, collision, sole survivor, paradox, airport, investigator, scientist ...
Time: future, year 1963
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