Movies about volcanoes

List of the best movies about volcanic eruptions, selected by visitors to our site: The Willoughbys, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Alpha, How It Ends, The Jungle Bunch, Ice Age: Collision Course, Salt and Fire, 2 Lava 2 Lantula!, Tanna, The Forbidden Room
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Willoughbys (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryCanada, USA, United Kingdom
StyleTouching, Netflix

When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their Old-Fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create something new: The Modern Family.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Spain
CharactersDinosaurs, Lifeguards, Scientists, Dogs, Bodyguards, Monsters, Special Forces
PlotVolcanoes, Survival, Death, Money
PlaceIslands, Prison, Ships, Aircraft
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense, Gothic, Unexpected ending

Three years after the demise of Jurassic World, a volcanic eruption threatens the remaining dinosaurs on the isla Nublar, so Claire Dearing, the former park manager, recruits Owen Grady to help prevent the extinction of the dinosaurs once again.

Alpha (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, adventure, family
CharactersWolves, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Cold, Adventure, Death, Snow, Volcanoes, Travel
TimePrehistoric times
StyleFor men, Fascinating, Exciting, Soulful, Disturbing, Makes me think, Unexpected ending

In the prehistoric past, Keda, a young and inexperienced hunter, struggles to return home after being separated from his tribe when bison hunting goes awry. On his way back he will find an unexpected ally.

How It Ends (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 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.

The Jungle Bunch (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersMonkeys, Penguin, Tigers, Fish, Frogs
PlotMartial Arts, Volcanoes
PlaceJungle, Beach
StyleFor children

Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest kung-fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before he. But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all—helped by his army of silly baboons.

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFriends, Animals, Family, Parents
PlotAdventure, Chase, Volcanoes, End of the world
PlaceSpace, Moon, Mars
TimePrehistoric times

Set after the events of Continental Drift, Scrat's epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

Salt and Fire (2016)
Markimdb: 4.2
CountryGermany, France, Mexico, Bolivia, USA
CharactersScientists, Blind, Bodyguards, Stewardesses
PlotVolcanoes, Abduction
PlaceIslands, Trains, Aircraft

A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

2 Lava 2 Lantula! (2016)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CharactersMonsters, Mutant, Fathers
PlotHolidays, Volcanoes

When an unprecedented amount of sinkholes erupt all over Florida, a new nest of fire spitting LAVALANTULAS is awakened… wreaking their fiery havoc all over the sunshine state.

Tanna (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
PlotLove, Volcanoes, Rivalry, Death, On real events
PlaceBeach, Village, Islands

In a traditional tribal society in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, refusing her arranged fate. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.

The Forbidden Room (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, detective
PlotVolcanoes, Snow
PlaceSubmarines, Trains

A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.

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The Burning Dead (2015)
Markimdb: 2.2
CharactersZombie, Sheriffs
PlotVolcanoes, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A sheriff must rescue an estranged family from the impending eruption of a volcano, at the same time fighting off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by the cursed mountains.

Ixcanul (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
CountryGuatemala, France
CharactersTeens, Snake, Poor
PlotVolcanoes, On real events
StyleSoulful, Gloomy

María, a 17-year-old Kaqchikel Maya, lives with her parents on a coffee plantation at the foot of an active volcano. She is set to be married to the farm's foreman. But María longs to discover the world on the other side of the mountain, a place she cannot even imagine. And so she seduces a coffee-harvester who wants to escape to the USA. When this man leaves her behind, María discovers her own world and culture anew.

Pompeii (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, Germany
CharactersGladiators, Heroes, Horses
PlotDisasters, Volcanoes, Adventure, Slavery
PlaceRoman Empire, Italy
StyleExciting, Disturbing

In 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

Lava (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, cartoon, short
PlotVolcanoes, Love, Fate, Technology, Loneliness
StyleTouching, Cute, To cry, Light, Smart, Disney

The story follows the love story of two volcanoes, Uku and Lele. It features a song, "Lava", which is written by Murphy and performed by Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig, who voice the two volcanoes.

Leopardi (2014)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersPoets, Writers
PlotDeath, Religious, Volcanoes, On real events
PlaceItaly, Beach

A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.

Airplane vs Volcano (2014)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersHeroes, Military, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Volcanoes, On real events
PlaceAircraft, Beach
StyleExciting, Action, For men, Disturbing

When a commercial airliner is trapped within a ring of erupting volcanoes, the passengers and crew must find a way to survive - without landing.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Horses, Monkeys
PlotAdventure, Volcanoes
PlaceEngland, Egypt, London, Parallel worlds
StyleLight, Smart

When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Deepsea Challenge (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
PlotVolcanoes, Tsunami
PlaceSubmarines, Nature

Described as being a film about determination, danger and the ocean’s greatest depths, James Cameron's "Deepsea Challenge 3D" tells the story of Cameron’s journey to fulfill his boyhood dream of becoming an explorer. The movie offers a unique insight into Cameron's world as he makes that dream reality – and makes history – by becoming the first person to travel solo to the deepest point on the planet.

Dick Figures: The Movie (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CharactersNinja, Hired assassins, Girlfriends, Raccoons, Cannibals

Two best friends, Red and Blue, risk everything to find the greatest treasure of all time.

Mountains of the Moon (2013)
Mark3 (imdb: 6.4)
CharactersHeroes, Friends
PlotExpeditions, Volcanoes, Adventure, Treasures

Chander Pahar follows Shankar Choudhury, a 20 year-old that takes a job working for the Uganda Railway, and winds up quitting his job in search of diamonds and the Kenya's Mountain of the Moon. Based on the popular Bengali adventure novel of the same name.

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.

Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Dogs, Cats, Kings
PlotRivalry, Love, Volcanoes, Chase
TimeFuture, Middle Ages, Prehistoric times

Ever since the world was born, two forces have been locked in perpetual battle. Their struggle is so Manichean, so ferocious, so Herculean that it makes the clash between good and evil look like a game of checkers! This ancestral duel is so ancient and so merciless that it can only be, Oggy against the Cockroaches!

The Volcano (2013)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotVolcanoes, Wedding
PlaceFrance, Hotels, Aircraft, Greece

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull causes major disruptions to travelers' plans around the world. For Alain and Valérie, it's a catastrophe. Because to make it to the small Greek village in time for their daughter's wedding, this divorced couple, whose mutual hatred knows no bounds, will be obliged to set out on the road together.

The Life of Guskou Budori (2012)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, cartoon
PlotVolcanoes, Adventure

Remake of The Life of Guskou Budori (1994). The fairy tale follows a young man named Guskou in the Tohoku forests of northeastern Japan in the 1920s. After an onslaught of droughts and natural disasters, Guskou is forced to leave his home and search for a better life elsewhere. Guskou joins a group of scientists at the Ihatov Volcano Department, which deals with the same natural disasters that drove Guskou from his home.

One Piece Film: Z (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Volcanoes
PlaceIslands, Ships, Trains

Zephyr, now known as Z, rides the seas with only one goal: Destroy all pirates and their dreams at becoming King of Pirates. When Luffy and his crew encounter him at sea, not only are they utterly defeated by the man with an arm made of Seastone, Nami, Robin, and Chopper are turned 10 years younger due to Z's minion Ain. Luffy is so determined to win against him that he does not even notice Z's master plan that could sacrifice thousands of lives.

2012: Ice Age (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 2.3)
Genrefantastic, action
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Snow, Volcanoes
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age.

Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, South Africa, Germany, USA, France
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Mystery, Volcanoes
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Tells the story of the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world, an event that experts believe inspired the legend of Atlantis.

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.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFriends, Family, Lions, Sharks, Zebras
PlotThe escape, Survival, Volcanoes, Hunger, Adventure, Jealousy, Travel
PlaceJungle, Aircraft, Zoos

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, family
CharactersRobots, Dinosaurs
PlotAdventure, Travel, Volcanoes
StyleFascinating, Fancy

On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.

Nim's Island (2008)
Mark9 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CharactersFamily, Scientists, Turtles, Pirates, Tourists
PlotAdventure, Volcanoes
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDinosaurs, Teens
PlotExpeditions, Adventure, Volcanoes, Chase
PlaceJungle, Caves
StyleExciting, Action

Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth

The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
CharactersBillionaires, Robots, Superhero, Heroes, Tough guys, Lawyers, Zombie, Dragons
PlotRivalry, Volcanoes
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

When a cocky industrialist's efforts to raise an ancient Chinese temple leads him to be seriously wounded and captured by enemy forces, he must use his ideas for a revolutionary power armor in order to fight back as a superhero.

The Singer (2006)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CharactersSingers, Single mothers
PlaceFrance, Small cities
StyleTouching, Romantic

Alain Moreau sings for one of the few remaining dance-bands in Clermont-Ferrand. Though something of an idol amongst his female audience he has a melancholic awareness of the slow disappearance of that audience and of his advancing years. He is completely knocked off balance when he meets strikingly attractive and much younger businesswoman Marion. She seems distant and apparently otherwise involved but soon shows quiet signs of reciprocating his interest.

Deep Rising (1998)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersPirates, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Survival, Volcanoes, Chase
PlaceIslands, China
StyleDisturbing, For men, Heavy, Exciting, Tense

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

Dante's Peak (1997)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
PlotVolcanoes, Adventure, Survival
PlaceHelicopters, Small cities
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing, For men

Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, Harry, the mayor and the townspeople find themselves fighting for their lives amid a catastrophic nightmare.

Volcano (1997)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CharactersHeroes, Dogs
PlotVolcanoes, Adventure, Death, Survival
PlaceSea, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Tense, For men, Unexpected ending

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike Roark, working with geologist Amy Barnes, must then use every resource in the city to try and stop the volcano from consuming Los Angeles.

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersLosers, Terminally ill, Drivers
PlotLove, Volcanoes
PlaceIslands, New York, Los Angeles, Yachts
StyleExciting, Fancy

Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.

King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.3)
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, adventure
PlotTreasures, Adventure, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Volcanoes, Expeditions, Chase
PlaceAircraft, Village
StyleAtmospheric, Unexpected ending

Ever in search of adventure, explorer Allan Quatermain agrees to join the beautiful Jesse Huston on a mission to locate her archaeologist father, who has been abducted for his knowledge of the legendary mines of King Solomon. As the kidnappers, led by sinister German military officer Bockner, journey into the wilds of Africa, Allan and Jesse track the party and must contend with fierce natives and dangerous creatures, among other perils.

Ashfall (2019)
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

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

You Only Live Twice (1967)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Astronauts
PlotAdventure, Funeral, Volcanoes
PlaceHelicopters, Russia, Asia, Japan, Islands
StyleExciting, For men

A mysterious spacecraft captures Russian and American space capsules and brings the two superpowers to the brink of war. James Bond investigates the case in Japan and comes face to face with his archenemy Blofeld.