Disaster movies

List of the best disaster movies according to viewers: Greenland, Songbird, Geostorm, Shockwave Countdown To Disaster, 9/11, Independence Day: Resurgence, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Fire Twister, San Andreas Quake
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Greenland (2020)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Parents
PlotApocalypse, Survival, End of the world, Disasters, Travel, Abduction
StyleDisturbing, Tense

John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Songbird (2020)
PlotChase, Survival, Love, Loneliness, Basketball
TimePost apocalypse
StyleTense, Disturbing

During a pandemic lockdown, Nico, a young man with rare immunity, must overcome martial law, murderous vigilantes and a powerful family to reunite with his love, Sara.

Geostorm (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CharactersScientists, Dogs, Hackers
PlotConspiracies, Disasters, Apocalypse, Tsunami, End of the world, Survival
PlaceNature, Space, Sea
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Spectacular

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: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

Shockwave Countdown To Disaster (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersPolice, Teachers, Heroes
PlotConfrontation, Hatred, Adventure
StyleExciting, Disturbing

When a pair of military robots crash on a deserted pacific island, a team of navy seals goes to destroy them, with disastrous consequence.

9/11 (2017)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 4.2)
Genreaction, drama

A group of 5 people find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center's North Tower on 9/11. They work together, never giving up hope, to try to escape before the unthinkable happens.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Presidential, Dogs, Military, Giants, Monsters
PlotArtificial Intelligence, War, Apocalypse, Technology, End of the world, Survival, UFO, Chase, Fear
PlaceShips, Space, Prison
StyleTense, Exciting, Unexpected ending

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CharactersMilitary, Lawyers, Sharks
PlotWar, Rivalry, Survival, Dancing, On real events
PlaceSea, Party, Court, Submarines
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CharactersSharks, Presidential, Family, Astronauts, Fish, Monsters
PlotTornadoes, Revenge, Death

The sharks take bite out of the East Coast when the sharknado hits Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Florida.

Fire Twister (2015)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada

When a mysterious orb of light strikes a deep water oil rig, the massive explosion erupts into a ball of flames creating a swirling mass of clouds and fire. As the twister begins to move ...

San Andreas Quake (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
PlaceHelicopters, Los Angeles

When a discredited L.A. Seismologist warns of an impending 12.7 earthquake, no one takes her seriously. Now on her own, she races desperately to get her family to safety before the earthquake breaks Los Angeles apart from the mainland.

12 more movies
The Wave (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
PlotTsunami, Disasters, Survival, Fate
PlaceHotels, Mountains, Small cities
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, For men

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 caught in the middle of it and a race against time begins.

Against the Sun (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Adventure, On real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Action, Disturbing

A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.

100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 2.4)
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersScientists, Pilots
PlotApocalypse, Snow, Volcanoes, Earthquake
PlaceHelicopters, Aircraft
StyleExciting, Disturbing

After freak climate and weather events destroy the world around them, a group of rogue scientists attempt to reverse the deadly new ice age.

The Impossible (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.6)
CountrySpain, USA
CharactersFamily, Parents
PlotTsunami, Love, Death, Survival, Fear, On real events

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 the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

The Tower (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountrySouth Korea
PlotSurvival, Love
PlaceHelicopters, Korea, Asia
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Action, For men

On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his daughter Hana to work the event. His Christmas is saved when Yoon-hee, the food mall manager with a secret crush on Dae-ho, offers to babysit Hana during the party. Meanwhile, Young-ki the legendary fire chief of Yoido Station has finally promised his first holiday date night to his long suffering wife. The party is in full swing with the spectacular sight of two helicopters flying overhead just to spray snow on the partygoers and make everything perfect. When unthinkable disaster strikes, Dae-ho and Young-ki must summon all their strength and courage to save the lives of thousands but at what cost to themselves and their loved ones?

The 12 Disasters of Christmas (2012)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryCanada, USA
PlotApocalypse, Survival
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Tense, Fascinating

Just in time for the joyous holiday season, this film connects the ancient Mayan prophecy of worldwide destruction at the end of 2012, and the iconic holiday song, The 12 Days of Christmas. But there is hope: a father learns that his daughter is really the "Chosen One" who, alone, can stop further catastrophe - if he can stave off the lunatic townspeople blaming her for the community's destruction.

Metal Tornado (2011)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 3.2)
PlotTornadoes, Death

The HELIOS PROJECT is a high tech facility tasked with storing and converting solar rays into an endless supply of renewable energy. After years of research and millions of dollars, it is now time to test the system out.

Storm War (2011)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 3.2)
PlotTornadoes, Revenge, Rivalry, Fear

A series of freak weather occurrences around Washington D.C. reunites two estranged brothers who are the sons of a once prestigious climate scientist. One of them suspects their father is behind it and upon further investigation, they discover that all of their father's enemies are dead - victims of freak weather accidents.

Tidal Wave (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
PlotDisasters, Tsunami, Adventure
PlaceKorea, Beach, Asia, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Disturbing

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 divorced wife. Hyoung-sik, after rescuing a woman from Seoul, rides out a ferocious storm to gladden her heart. A tsunami which destroys Haeundae symbolizes the establishment of a typical axis called provocation of conflicts, and later the inner spaces of the couples without anything left behind after all conflicts have ended

Flood (2007)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Russia
PlotAdventure, Apocalypse, Survival, Tornadoes
PlaceEngland, Scotland, London
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the Barrier, torrents of water pour into the city. The lives of millions of Londoners are at stake.

Poseidon (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersGay, Fathers
PlotDisasters, Shipwreck, Adventure, Death, Survival
PlaceSea, Ships
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Ashfall (2019)
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 9000', a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.