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, suspense, serious, exciting, intense and disaster movie films and TV shows about / with catastrophe, danger, death, race against time, chase, natural disaster, survival, disaster film, escapades and dialogue plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, Spain and other countries.
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catastrophe movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as catastrophe: San Andreas (2015), 2012 (2009), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Dante's Peak (1997), The Wave (2015), Twister (1996), The Impossible (2012), Geostorm (2017), Earthquake (1974), Tidal Wave (2009).

List of catastrophe movies

 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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 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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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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 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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 6.7
 32K
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, geologist, underwater, evacuation, hotel, bomb shelter, family, survival, tourism ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
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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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 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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 5.3
 91K
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, disaster movie, psychotronic ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, storm, catastrophe, tsunami, climate change, humanity in peril, global warming, disaster film, hurricane, conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future, near future, year 2019
Place: shanghai china, madrid, washington d.c., moscow russia, tokyo ...
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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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 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, giant wave, tidal wave, race against time, forces of nature, demolished city, danger, single father, lifeguard, death of mother, disaster film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, busan
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 5.8
 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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, airplane, hijacking, bermuda triangle, rescue, underwater, airport, survival, airplane hijack, danger, race against time, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, frogman, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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 5.9
 65K
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, 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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 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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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
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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: catastrophe, ship, adventure, cruise, survival, race against time, passenger, hysteria, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
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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, danger, rescue, race against time, antidote, panic, heroic mission, save the day, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, houston texas, texas
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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: not serious, humorous, absurd, idiotic, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: catastrophe, bus, parody, save the day, chase, adventure, daring rescue, nothing goes right, misfit, odd couple, danger, race against time ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, colorado, usa, 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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 7.8
 1.0M
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, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, love, romance, opposites attract, tragic love, love story, fall in love, ship, titanic, drowning, iceberg, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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 4.0
 697
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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, manipulation, apocalypse, technology gone awry, danger, heroes, manipulations, escapades, airplane, undercover, chaos, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, pacific ocean
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 7.0
 477K
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, space and aliens, resistance, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, danger, disorder, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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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, surprise ending, cult film ...
Plot: heroes, catastrophe, superhero team, supernatural power, time machine, superhero, spacecraft, army, alien, danger, time travel, planet ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, near future, 1940s, year 1970 ...
Place: japan, norway, missouri, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: catastrophe, forces of nature, save the day, adventure, race against time, chaos, family in danger, chaos and mayhem, environmentalism, weather, storm, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
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 4.0
 931
Solar Attack (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the sun's increasing expulsions of plasma threaten to ignite methane in our atmosphere, international tensions rise while scientists race for a solution to avoid natural disaster.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, heroic mission, save the world, forces of nature, danger, escapades, survival, adventure, sun, ex husband ex wife relationship, scientist, military officer ...
Place: shanghai china, russia, new zealand, pentagon, washington d.c. ...
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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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 6.9
 35K
The 33 (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, Colombia, Spain, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.
Style: suspense, serious, touching, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, survival, rescue, race against time, mining, hopes, danger, isolation, human spirit, president, stranded, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, australia
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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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 7.7
 756K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: isolation, survival, outer space, space station, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, trapped in space, catastrophe, sole survivor, loss, spacewalk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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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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 5.5
 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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