Films about environmental disasters

Films about environmental disasters
The list of the best films about environmental disasters selected by visitors of our site: The Colony, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Voyage of Time: Life's Journey, Minamata, African Safari, Interstellar, Soylent Green, The Best Years of Our Lives, Tank Girl, Dark Waters.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryGermany, Luxembourg
CharactersLesbians, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Environmental disasters
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleWomens in main roles

In the not-too-distant future: after a global catastrophe has wiped out nearly all of humanity on Earth, an elite astronaut from Space Colony Kepler must make a decision that will seal the fate of the people on both planets.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersRobots, Aliens
PlotEnd of the world, UFO, Alien invasion, Supernatural, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSpaceships, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from speaking to the United Nations, he decides humankind shall be exterminated so the planet can survive.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, documentary
CountryUSA, France, Germany
Duration01:18
PlotAdventure, Travel
PlaceSpace

A celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems of our planet. (Wide release version with narration by Cate Blanchett.)

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, United Arab Emirates, Japan
CharactersPhotographers, Disabled people, Alcoholics, Journalists, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Drug addict, Depression, Art, Environmental disasters
PlaceJapan
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Depressive, Worth watching

A movie about reporter W. Eugene Smith and his research on mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan, resulting in severe neurological symptoms.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryBelgium, USA
Duration01:30
PlotAdventure
PlaceNature, Africa
StyleFascinating, Serious

A documentary that leads the audience from Namibia to Kilimanjaro to explore the African wildlife.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Inventors, Farmers, Astronauts
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Dystopian, To cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersCannibals
PlotApocalypse, Investigation
PlaceNew York
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:52
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Veterans
PlotWar, Rehabilitation
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Soulful, By books

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three men find the courage to rebuild their world? Or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past?

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, comedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersSuperhero, Tankman, Heroes
PlotSaving the World
PlaceDeserts, Australia
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Fancy, For men

Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Cancer, Political, Justice
PlaceCourt, USA
StyleTense, Makes me think, Serious, Worth watching

A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything — his future, his family, and his own life — to expose the truth.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, news
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotApocalypse, Tsunami, Political, Snow
PlaceJapan
StyleMakes me think, Serious

A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountrySpain, Thailand, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersFamily, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Disasters, Tsunami
PlaceOcean
StyleSad ones, Fascinating, Heartbreaking

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:48
PlotPuzzles
StyleSad ones, Twisted plot

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersHeroes
PlotApocalypse, Revenge, Motorcycles, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceAustralia
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleFancy, Serious

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersMutant, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Tsunami
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious

In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. But the trio soon becomes the target of a menacing pirate who covets the map to 'Dryland' – which is tattooed on Enola's back.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredocumentary
CountryAustralia

A three year self-described labour of love, 2040 takes the form of a visual letter from the filmmaker to his four-year-old daughter Velvet, showing her what the year 2040 could look like “if we simply embraced the best solutions that exist today.”

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Lifeguards, Scientists, Fathers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Tsunami
PlaceNew York
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Disturbing

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 shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Disasters, Time travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Titanic
StylePopular, Romantic, Sad ones, To cry, Fascinating

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 Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:45
CharactersHorses, Immortals
PlotRevolution, Death, Uprising
TimeFuture
StyleFancy, Serious

In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary
CountryRussia

Sockeye, a species of wild salmon, is born in Kamchatkan waters and spends its entire life in the Pacific Ocean. Only once does it return to fresh waters — to give offspring, start the circle of life, and die. It is an inexhaustible resource that feeds billions of people on the planet, restored every year. But soon, we may find ourselves facing the unimaginable: humans will exhaust the inexhaustible.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountryLithuania, USA
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Artificial Intelligence, Relationship, Virtual Reality, Death
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

In the near future, the sun has become so toxic people can no longer leave their houses in daytime, and normal life is conducted mostly inside the virtual realm. Against this dystopian backdrop, a dying man seeks to ensure the future well-being of his family, while coping with what it means to be human in this new reality.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersFirefighters, Lifeguards, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Drug addict, Water, Fires
PlaceAircraft, Mountains, Party, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, To cry, Tense

Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersSnipers, CIA, Spy, Scouts, Heroes
PlotPassion
PlaceIslands, Casino
StyleExciting, By books, Smart, Serious, For men

In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder, to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA
PlotInvestigation, Skirmishes, Fight, Flooding, Cheating
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Tense, Makes me think

Nicolas Bannister, a rugged and solitary veteran living in a near-future Miami flooded by rising seas, is an expert in a dangerous occupation: he offers clients the chance to relive any memory they desire. His life changes when he meets a mysterious young woman named Mae. What begins as a simple matter of lost and found becomes a passionate love affair. But when a different client's memories implicate Mae in a series of violent crimes, Bannister must delve through the dark world of the past to uncover the truth about the woman he fell for.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:07
CharactersZombie, Cats
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Loneliness, Death, Viruses
PlaceParis, France, Ghost towns
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

After waking up in an apartment where only the night before a party was raging, Sam is forced to come to grips with reality: He is now alone and the living dead have invaded the streets of Paris. Petrified with fear, Sam is going to have to barricade himself inside the building and organize his survival. But is he really the sole survivor?

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersMutant, Friends, Pilots
PlotWar, Survival, Supernatural, Chase, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Atmospheric, Depressive, Underrated

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:06
CharactersSuperhero, CIA, Mutant, Scientists, Tough guys
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Superpowers, Supernatural, Telekinesis
PlaceSchool
TimeCold War
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Serious

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:36
CharactersScientists, Mutant
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Survival, Apocalypse, Time machine
PlaceFantastic worlds
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Dystopian, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Serious

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.





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