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10 Must-Watch Disaster Movies for Your Movie Night Marathon!

Ten disaster movies to entertain bored individuals at home.

You are probably at home doing nothing, scrolling through all your social media feeds. Liking and unliking posts and even stalking your favourite celebrities. Yep, it must have been very boring for you to just stay at home. If you fall into the category of coming back from work and you just want to chill or you want to spend time with bae. Whatever category you fall into we’ve got some cool and interesting movie recommendations for you.

This time, we will be giving you a list of “Disaster” movies that will keep you at the edge of your seat filled with suspense. Though, this genre of movie is no longer popular as superhero movies have taken over.

If you are not familiar with “Disaster’ movies, remember those movies where everything goes crazy and stuff blows up? Yeah, those were the disaster movies, and they were a big deal. Huge budgets just to wreck things on screen. The characters in these flicks were always in some life-threatening mess, whether it was buildings on fire or crazy natural disasters. It was all about the thrill of surviving the chaos.

Alright enough talking and let’s get you the list of the top 10 disaster movies to watch.

1. 2012

Based on the obviously false myth that the world was going to end in 2012, 2012 takes this concept and turns it into a blockbuster disaster movie. With all manner of deadly disasters plaguing the earth, from earthquakes to floods, novelist Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) struggles to get his family to safety.

2. San Andreas

San Andreas is an earthquake-centered disaster movie. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays an LA Fire Department helicopter rescue pilot who saves his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) from a skyscraper when a series of major earthquakes strike LA and San Francisco. The two then go on an adrenaline-pumping search for their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) amid the chaos.

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10 Must-Watch Disaster Movies for Your Movie Night Marathon!

This movie is everything you want in a high-intensity action drama, mixed with a heartwarming story of a family’s unwavering love for each other. It has been praised for its CGI depiction of California crumbling beneath its citizens. San Andreas also stars Paul Giamatti as a Caltech seismologist who alerts the world of the impending devastation.

3. The Day After Tomorrow

Roland Emmerich, the director behind 2012, brought us another wild ride in The Day After Tomorrow. This movie, based on a 1999 book, shows a bunch of crazy weather disasters caused by climate change that throw the Northern Hemisphere into an ice age.

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Dennis Quaid plays a scientist desperately trying to save his son, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, in the middle of all this chaos. While the movie got mixed reviews for playing fast and loose with science, it did draw attention to climate change. Even if it’s not the most accurate, it’s still a gripping survival story with a stellar cast including Sela Ward, Emmy Rossum, and Ian Holm.

4. Into The Storm

Into the Storm” is a 2014 disaster film directed by Steven Quale. Unlike other disaster movies, this one focuses on tornadoes wreaking havoc. The story unfolds in the town of Silverton, where storm chasers, thrill-seekers, and locals find themselves caught in the path of an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The movie uses a found-footage style, combining various perspectives to capture the intensity and chaos of the storms.

While “Into the Storm” didn’t receive widespread critical acclaim, its thrilling tornado sequences and special effects were praised. The film is known for its emphasis on the raw power of nature and the challenges faced by those who dare to study and document it. If you enjoy heart-pounding action and extreme weather, “Into the Storm” might be a rollercoaster of a movie for you!

5. The Impossible

The Impossible” is a gut-wrenching drama that vividly portrays the tragic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The film tells the true story of María Belón and her family, played by the talented Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland. They were on vacation in Thailand when the tsunami struck, causing widespread devastation and claiming the lives of over 220,000 people.

Naomi Watts delivers a powerful performance, earning her well-deserved recognition with an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nod. The film is praised not only for its stellar cast but also for its heart-wrenching portrayal of the harrowing experiences faced by the Belón family and the countless others affected by this natural disaster. If you’re into emotionally charged dramas based on true events, “The Impossible” is a compelling watch.

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6. Contagion


The year 2020 comes to mind when watching this movie. “Contagion” is a 2011 thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh that explores the rapid spread of a deadly virus and the global efforts to contain it. The film features an ensemble cast including Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, and Marion Cotillard.

The story begins with the emergence of a new, highly contagious virus that causes a global pandemic. The film follows various characters, including scientists, government officials, and everyday people, as they grapple with the escalating crisis. “Contagion” is known for its realistic portrayal of the potential consequences of a widespread viral outbreak, depicting the societal panic, scientific response, and political challenges that would likely arise in such a situation.

7. Deepwater Horizon

The movie is based on the true events surrounding the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Deepwater Horizon” stars Mark Wahlberg as Mike Williams, an electrician on the rig, and it follows the catastrophic events that led to one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history. The film provides a gripping and intense portrayal of the bravery and resilience of the crew members as they try to survive the explosion and the subsequent oil spill.

8. Greenland

Greenland” follows the story of a family trying to survive a planet-destroying comet on its way to Earth. Gerard Butler plays a structural engineer who, along with his family, embarks on a perilous journey to reach a shelter in Greenland, the only hope for their survival. The film explores themes of resilience, family, and the desperate measures people take in the face of an impending global catastrophe.

9. Those Who Wish Me Dead

The movie stars Angelina Jolie as a smoke jumper who comes across a young boy who is being pursued by assassins.

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The story revolves around a forensic accountant played by Jake Weber, who discovers potentially incriminating information and becomes a target. The movie explores themes of survival, redemption, and the bond formed between Jolie’s character and the young boy as they try to evade the pursuers.

10. Titanic

A list without Titanic is incomplete. Almost everyone must have seen this movie but it’s worth rewatching.

The story follows the fictional characters Jack Dawson, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and Rose DeWitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet, as they fall in love aboard the ill-fated ship. The film explores the stark contrast between the different social classes on board and the tragedy that unfolds as the ship strikes an iceberg and begins to sink.

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