Earthquake Movies

List of the best earthquake movies selected by visitors to our site: Underwater, Fall in Love at First Kiss, Spitak, The Quake, Just a Breath Away, Roma, Winchester, How It Ends, Ayla: The Daughter of War, The Thousand Faces of Dunjia
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Underwater (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, action
PlotSurvival, Earthquake
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.

Fall in Love at First Kiss (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
PlotFirst love, Love, Earthquake
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleTouching, Cute, Dorama, Romantic

After an earthquake destroys Xiang Qin's house, she and her father move in with the family of her father's college buddy. To her surprise, her new kind and amicable aunt and uncle are the parents of her cold and distant schoolmate, Jiang Zhi Shu, a genius with an IQ of 200 whom not too long ago rejected her when she confessed her feelings for him. Will the close proximity give her a second chance to win Zhi Shu's heart? Or will her love for him end under his cold words?

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
PlotSurvival, Earthquake, Disasters
StyleDisturbing, Tense

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
CharactersFamily, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Fog, Death, Earthquake
PlaceParis, France, Aircraft
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Disturbing, To cry

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…

Roma (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
CountryMexico, USA
CharactersParents, Family, Maids, Dogs, Astronauts, Trainers
PlotRelationship, Everyday life, Martial Arts, Weapon, Death, Earthquake, Cars
PlaceMexico, Sea, Aircraft, Beach

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

Winchester (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
PlotGhosts, On real events, Curses, Death, Money, Earthquake
PlaceCalifornia, Mansions
StyleGothic, Exciting, Philosophical

San Jose, California, 1906. Isolated in her labyrinthine mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes that she is being haunted by the souls of those killed by the guns manufactured by her company.

How It Ends (2018)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersParents, Lifeguards, Lawyers, Brides
PlotDisasters, End of the world, Skirmishes, Apocalypse, Volcanoes, Earthquake, Tsunami, Travel
StyleFor men, Netflix, Disturbing, Action

A desperate father tries to return home to his pregnant wife after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.

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

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?

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersDogs, Horses, Dragons, Demons, Warriors, Brothers, Courtesans, Monsters
PlotDeath, Martial Arts, Power, Earthquake, Chase, Gambling
PlaceChina, Hospitals

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.

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Tubelight (2017)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genredrama, military
CharactersSoldier, Horses
PlotSkirmishes, Earthquake
PlaceIndia, Mountains

Laxman Singh Bisht is nicknamed tube light by his neighbours because he is feeble-minded. Despite being special, Laxman lives by one life-lesson; keep your faith alive and you can do almost anything, even stop a war.

Greetings From Fukushima (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
PlotDisasters, Fear, Tsunami, Earthquake, Ghosts
PlaceJapan, Sea, 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.

Shivaay (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CharactersClimbers, Superhero, Hackers
PlotWeapon, Snow, Computers, Skirmishes, Earthquake, Chase, Travel
PlaceMountains, India

Shivaay , a fearless Himalayan mountaineer covered in Lord Shiva tattoos, heads to Bulgaria to fulfill his nine-year-old daughter Gaura’s wish of seeing her mother Olga, who abandoned them years ago. But their plan goes for a toss when the little girl gets kidnapped in the foreign land. Rescuing her from the masked child-traffickers becomes his only reason for survival.

Risen (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersSoldier, Horses, Archers
PlotWar, Investigation, Revolution, Earthquake, Chase
PlaceDeserts, Beach, Ships, Roman Empire
StyleUnexpected ending

Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

San Andreas (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersLifeguards, Fathers
PlotEarthquake, Disasters, Adventure, Survival, Apocalypse, Divorce, Tsunami
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

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.

San Andreas Quake (2015)
Markimdb: 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.

Manglehorn (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersCats, Surgeons
PlotEarthquake, Loneliness
PlaceSmall cities

AJ Manglehorn is an aging, ordinary guy in a small town. He nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day. But there is more to Manglehorn than meets the eye: he’s an ex-con who, 40 years ago, gave up the woman of his dreams for a big ‘job’. He now obsesses daily over the choices he made. After a dramatic effort to start over, Manglehorn faces a terrifying moment and is unmasked as a guy with a very, very dark past.

Tokyo Fiancée (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
CountryFrance, Canada, Belgium
CharactersStudents, Teachers
PlotLove, Earthquake, Tsunami, Cars, On real events
PlaceJapan, Asia, Party, Nature, Village

A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale of young love and cultural discovery.

Comet (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, drama
PlotCancer, Dancing, Love, Money, Earthquake, Chase, Happiness
PlaceParallel worlds, Trains
StyleTo cry, Touching, Fancy

When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges.

Age of Ice (2014)
Markimdb: 1.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Snow, Holidays, Earthquake
PlaceEgypt, Trains, Pyramid

Massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, resulting in unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach safety, a vacationing family in Egypt must battle the rapidly cooling temperatures that usher in a new Ice Age, covering the Sphinx, Pyramids, and Sahara Desert with mountains of snow.

The Wind Rises (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, cartoon, biography
PlotLove, Dreams, Earthquake, Obsession, On real events
PlaceJapan, Aircraft
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, To cry

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.

100 Degrees Below Zero (2013)
Markimdb: 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 ABCs of Death (2013)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersDogs, Vampire, Zombie, Lesbians, Clowns, Spiders, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Earthquake
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

An ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational ABC books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational; THE ABC's OF DEATH is the definitive snapshot of the diversity of modern horror.

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

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

Here Comes the Devil (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
PlaceMexico, Caves

A married couple loses their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be, that something terrifying has changed them.

OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, family
CharactersLawyers, Priests, Judge
PlotSupernatural, Earthquake
StyleTo cry

A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Arachnoquake (2012)
Markimdb: 2.7
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersSpiders, Trainers
PlotSupernatural, Earthquake

Giant albino spiders break free from the depths of Earth in New Orleans, making everyone’s worst nightmare a reality.

The Land of Hope (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryJapan, Germany, United Kingdom, Taiwan, France, Denmark
PlotDancing, Ghosts, Earthquake
PlaceJapan, Asia, Village

An old couple, their only son, the son's wife, a young man and his lover live peacefully in a village. Then, a terrifying earthquake strikes that causes a nearby nuclear station to explode. The residents must evacuate, but the family lives on a farm, with only half of the area designated as an evacuation area...

Doomsday Prophecy (2011)
Markimdb: 3.9
CharactersHeroes, Snipers, Prophets
PlotEnd of the world, Apocalypse, Black holes, Earthquake
StyleExciting, For men

Doomsday Prophecy is a 2011 sci-fi disaster television film by Jason Bourque starring Jewel Staite, Alan Dale and A.J. Buckley.

Behemoth (2011)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersScientists, Special agents, Monsters
PlotVolcanoes, Earthquake
PlaceMountains, Village
StyleDepressive, Disturbing, Fancy

Scientists discover a giant creature under the Earth that is wrapped around the entire planet. When the creature wakes all grumpy, it causes worldwide destruction.

Aftershock (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
PlotEarthquake, Adoption
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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

Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010)
Markimdb: 4.2
CharactersHeroes, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Earthquake
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

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

Malibu Shark Attack (2009)
Markimdb: 3.2
CharactersHeroes, Sharks, Lifeguards
PlotAdventure, Survival, Earthquake, Tsunami
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

An underwater earthquake generates a tsunami that strikes Malibu, bringing a hunting pack of prehistoric-looking goblin sharks to the surface. Although the beach is evacuated before the big wave strikes, a group of lifeguards and a crew of construction workers are stranded in the high water and have to fight the sharks to get to dry land.

MegaFault (2009)
Markimdb: 3.1
PlotAdventure, Apocalypse, End of the world, Earthquake
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing

When miner Charley 'Boomer' Baxter sets off a series of massive mining detonations in West Virginia, a gigantic earthquake is soon rocking the North Atlantic, exposing a deep seismic fault that runs the length of the North American continent. Joining forces with government seismology expert Dr Amy Lane, Boomer must now race against time to stop the chasm that is threatening to tear America - and the entire world - in half.

2012 Doomsday (2008)
Markimdb: 1.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersScientists, Heroes, Astronomers
PlotEarthquake, Tornadoes
StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

On December 21, 2012 four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a cataclysmic polar shift. For the rest of us, it is Doomsday.

A Small Doomsday (2006)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
PlotSupernatural, Earthquake
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Disturbing

Bilge lives a quiet and comfortable life in Istanbul with her spouse Zeki, and daughter Eda and new born child Alp. But they couldn't have gone to a vacation for a long time due to heavy work program of her spouse who is a civil engineer. Also nephews Didem and Bora join to the family who rents a villa in Fethiye for this purpose. The family who will take the road from Istanbul next day fall asleep after a nice dinner. While they are asleep, a great earthquake occurs. Earthquake lasts a short time but the family who was affected from the quake gets off to retreat from Istanbul and this The Little Apocalypse they

Millennium Actress (2002)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon
PlotMusic, Snow, Earthquake
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleFancy, Gloomy

Documentary filmmaker Genya Tachibana has tracked down the legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, who mysteriously vanished at the height of her career. When he presents her with a key she had lost and thought was gone forever, the filmmaker could not have imagined that it would not only unlock the long-held secrets of Chiyoko’s life... but also his own.

Chaos and Desire (2002)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryCanada, France
PlotEarthquake, Mystery
PlaceSmall cities, Canada
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Fascinating, Romantic

Suspecting that the cecassion of the tides may indicate an impending earthquake, Seismologist Alice arrives in her hometown of Baie-Comeau, Quebec to commence her investigation. Soon confronted by numerous figures from her past, the unusual weather and inexplicable behavior of the citizens lead Alice to believe that something beyond her comprehension is occurring to her old hometown...

The Last Patrol (2000)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryIsrael, USA
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Robots
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Earthquake, Adventure, Rivalry, Martial Arts, Hostage
PlaceDeserts, Islands, Prison
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Disturbing, For men

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.

The Dead Pit (1989)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersZombie, Nuns
PlotRevenge, Mental disorders, Rivalry, Supernatural, Lost memory, Earthquake
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake - which cracks the seal to the Dead Pit, freeing the evil doctor to continue his work.

The Land Before Time (1988)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
CharactersDinosaurs, Orphans, Family
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Earthquake
StyleTouching, Light, To cry, Cute, Disney

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

Fast Color (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CharactersScientists, Sheriffs

A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

Loro 2 (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryItaly, France
CharactersActors, Presidential
PlotLoneliness, Earthquake

"Loro", in two parts, is a period movie that chronicles, as a fiction story, events likely happened in Italy (or even made up) between 2006 and 2010. "Loro" wants to suggest in portraits and glimps, through a composite constellation of characters, a moment in history, now definitively ended, which can be described in a very summary picture of the events as amoral, decadent but extraordinarily alive. Additionally, "Loro" wishes to tell the story of some Italians, fresh and ancient people at the same time: souls from a modern imaginary Purgatory who, moved by heterogeneous intents like ambition, admiration, affection, curiosity, personal interests, establish to try and orbit around the walking Paradise that is the man named Silvio Berlusconi.

Escape from L.A. (1996)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
PlacePrison, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men

This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.

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

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.

Short Cuts (1993)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceParty, Los Angeles, Helicopters
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Smart, Philosophical

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather tells his son, Howard, about his past affairs. Meanwhile, a baker starts harassing the family when they fail to pick up the boy's birthday cake.

Encino Man (1992)
Markimdb: 5.8
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotDancing, Earthquake, Hockey
PlaceSchool, College

High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man buried in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link—as the boys have named him—quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany southern California lives. After a shave and some new clothes, Link's presence at school makes the daily drudgery a lot more interesting.

Grand Canyon (1991)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
PlotEarthquake, Adoption
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Touching, Makes me think, 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...

A View to a Kill (1985)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Terrorists
PlotAdventure, Snow, Earthquake, Chase
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

A newly-developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear explosion has landed in the hands of the KGB. James Bond must find out how and why. His suspicions soon lead him to big industry leader Max Zorin.