Disaster movies have always been popular because of the larger than life portrayal of natural disasters. Thanks to advanced computer graphics, animation software, etc., which make the audience believe in fantastic realities. Apart from the technology associated with the making of natural disaster movies, what forms the USP (Unique Selling Proposal) is the apparent authenticity of the event and the emotions involved with it..
Here's a list of disaster movies that you just cannot miss. Find the synopsis about each film too in the following list.
Having a strong cast that includes Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, this film is based on saving the Earth from being hit by a comet. However, the story has an interesting twist when NASA approaches these so-called 'unqualified' men for the great mission. The movie saw great box office success.
This is a science fiction starring Nicolas Cage and a girl who randomly writes some numbers that somehow signify a disaster that is going to occur in the future. It turns into a thriller movie creating enough suspense as the story unfolds.
Unlike films that are mainly pictured on issues that affect only the U.S., this film is about global warming and the prediction of the Mayan people. It has amazing effects and is a good watch.
This film is breathtaking and portrays a team of researchers and meteorologists who are working towards making a device for gathering data on tornadoes. Starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton, this movie makes a very interesting watch.
This movie is based on volcanoes in a fictional town named Dante, in the U.S.A. It is supposedly based on the eruptions of the volcanoes Mount St. Helens and Pinatubo. Starring Pierce Brosnan, who takes up the task of investigating the geology of the eruptions and predicting the next after losing his fiancee, makes the movie a must watch.
The Day After Tomorrow
Based on climate change, this film is written as well as directed by Roland Emmerich. The filming and effects are superb, and makes you sit on the edge of your seat.
A very touching as well as spine chilling movie based on the perils of extreme climbing. The story revolves on a rescue mission where a group of climbers brave extreme weather to save another group that is stranded. Surely one of the best disaster movies and a must watch.
As the name suggests, this movie is based on volcanoes. Acting as a dedicated, responsible and genuine officer of an emergency management team in Los Angeles, Tommy Lee Jones goes out of his way to find out the cause of the earthquake.
Reviews credited this movie as being more scientifically accurate than any other disaster movie. It deals with a storyline that is not altogether new, but the theories used are sure to make you believe what is being shown. As the subtitle says, Heaven and Earth are about to collide, this movie deals with an expected collision of a comet with our planet.
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, this film is directed by Scott Derrickson and the story is based on how humans have created environmental issues, and that the earth is under constant observation by alien creatures. They send a representative (Keanu Reeves) in a human form to sort us out.
Apart from all these movie reviews, you could also watch airline disaster movies too. And last but not the least, one of the evergreen disaster movies is Titanic. Great cinematography, picturisation, acting and I can go on and on and on... Go watch these films and you will be left with wanting more and a thank you prayer for the God for keeping you and your family safe.