Earthquake Movies

List of the best earthquake movies selected by visitors to our site: San Andreas, Aftershock, Spitak, The Quake, Just a Breath Away, Ayla: The Daughter of War, Greetings From Fukushima, San Andreas Quake, The Wind Rises, The Last Patrol.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

San Andreas (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersLifeguards, Fathers, Tough guys
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Disasters, Tsunami, Survival
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

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.

Aftershock (2012)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Chile
PlotDisasters, Tsunami, Survival, Chase, Earthquake
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

Mayhem and death follow when an earthquake traps a group of tourists in a Chilean town.

Spitak (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
CountryRussia, Armenia
CharactersFamily, Lifeguards

«Spitak» tells the story of the most devastating and largest (in terms of casualties) Armenian earthquake that happened on December 7, 1988. This day went down in history as the day of a horrible disaster, which claimed the lives of over 25,000 lives and left more than half a million people homeless. The film «Spitak» is the story of Gor, who left Armenia in search of a better life but now returns back after the earthquake in order to find his home. His family. But it's too late. Everything is destroyed by the disaster. and he has to re-learn to love what he destroyed himself. Film-Requiem.

The Quake (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama
PlotDisasters, Survival, Earthquake, Flooding
PlaceNorway, Hotels
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Serious

A geologist races against time to save his estranged wife and two children when a devastating earthquake strikes Oslo, Norway.

Just a Breath Away (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersDogs, Family
PlotDeath, Survival, Earthquake, Fog
PlaceAircraft, France, Paris
StyleExciting, Fascinating, To cry, Disturbing

A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save their daughter... But as the hours go by, one thing becomes quite clear: there is no help on the way, and if they want to make it through this catastrophe alive, they will have to try their luck in the mist…

Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey, South Korea
CharactersSoldier, Journalists, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Love, Death, Earthquake
PlaceSchool, Aircraft
StyleTouching, Tense, Disturbing

In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks his own life to save her, smuggling her into his Army base and out of harms way. Not knowing her name and unable to communicate with her, Süleyman names her Ayla, in reminiscence of the moon on the fateful night during which they met. The two form an instantaneous and inseparable bond, and Ayla, almost effortlessly, brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war. As the war comes to a close however, Süleyman's brigade is told that they will be returning home. Süleyman cannot bear abandoning Ayla, and does everything within his power to take her with him. After repeated failure, he is forced to give Ayla to an orphanage, but doesn't give up on the hope of one day reuniting with her. Will the two ever get back together?

Greetings From Fukushima (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersClowns, Geisha, Brides
PlotDisasters, Tsunami, Ghosts, Earthquake, Fear
PlaceSea, Japan, Trains

A young German woman bonds with an elderly Japanese woman while touring the Fukushima region of Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

San Andreas Quake (2015)
Markimdb: 2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
PlotEarthquake, Adventure, Survival
PlaceHelicopters, Los Angeles, USA
StyleExciting, Serious, Tense, Disturbing

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.

The Wind Rises (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, cartoon, biography, anime
PlotOn real events, Love, Obsession, Earthquake, Dreams
PlaceJapan, Aircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Touching, Atmospheric, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

The Last Patrol (2000)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryIsrael, USA
CharactersRobots, Soldier, Heroes
PlotApocalypse, Martial Arts, Adventure, Survival, Earthquake
PlacePrison, Deserts, Islands
StyleFor men, Depressive, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

After a massive earthquake destroys Los Angeles, a new order is formed. But disagreement among the ranks leads to more war and disruption, and The Last Patrol must bring order if there's to be any hope for the future.

Grand Canyon (1991)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
PlotEarthquake, Adoption, Friendship
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Action, Smart

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in jeopardy in the other's rough neighborhood.

Ring of Fire (1991)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, drama, sport
PlotVolcanoes, Earthquake

The main character, Johnny Woo, is a Chinese doctor who has given up fighting in the ring. His brother is a teacher in a kick-boxing club. Johnny Woo fall in love with Julie, whose brother is a teacher in a rival kick-boxing club. Tension builds up...

Earthquake (1974)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersArchitects, Heroes, Alcoholics
PlotMotorcycles, Survival, Earthquake, Love triangle
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.

Aftershock (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
PlotEarthquake, Adoption
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Soulful, Serious, Psychological problems

Based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 that took the lives of 240,000 people.

New Nightmare (1994)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CharactersSerial killers
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Earthquake, Superpowers, Pursuit
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

As Heather Langenkamp considers making another Nightmare on Elm Street film with Wes Craven, her son, Dylan, falls under the spell of the iconic disfigured villain Freddy Krueger. Eventually, Langenkamp must confront Freddy's demonic spirit to save the soul of Dylan.

The Degenerates (1969)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CharactersPirates, Poets, Soldier, Gay, Slaves
PlotSlavery, Earthquake, Love triangle
PlaceCaves, Ships, Italy
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Fancy, Serious

An adaptation of Petronius' satire about the decadent life in ancient Rome. "If you like the Fellini version, you should definitely see this one, too. It's every bit as good and in some ways better."

100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)
Markimdb: 2.4
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersPilots, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Volcanoes, Snow, Earthquake
PlaceAircraft, Helicopters, USA
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Serious, Action, Fascinating

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

Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010)
Markimdb: 4.2
CharactersScientists, Heroes
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Earthquake, Saving the World
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing, Serious

When a group of archaeologists dig up a human skeleton near the historical monument of STONEHENGE, an ancient piece of machinery hidden beneath the bedrock is discovered. Not knowing what it could be the workers accidentally trigger the mechanism and start a chain of events that may very well end the world as we know it

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersDragons, Dogs, Horses, Monsters, Brothers
PlotGambling, Martial Arts, Death, Chase, Earthquake
PlaceChina, Hospitals, The Universe, Hotels
StyleExciting, Depressive, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

The world is on the brink of catastrophe in a chaotic age where evil demons roam. In order to keep evil at bay, a mysterious organisation from the pugilist world emerges. A new constable and a young girl with a mysterious past are also drawn into this group, and the group embarks on an incredible adventure.

Roma (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
CountryMexico, USA
CharactersDogs, Parents, Family, Trainers, Maids
PlotMartial Arts, Cars, Death, Weapon, Earthquake
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Beach, Mexico, Ocean
StyleOscars, Touching, Heavy, Fascinating, Makes me think

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.