Natural Disaster Movies are mostly entertaining, where most of them are fictional but yes it does bring a lot of fans to the theatres. This genre of the movie shows the real world as to how it would be “IF” leaving the rest to the audience to enjoy. There is a long history of these kinds of cinemas and people enjoy such type of films due to the screaming of people where natural disasters like storm, earthquake or hurricane etc cause an apocalypse.We have a list of Top 5 such movies that you must watch if you are a die-hard fan.
Top 5 best Disaster Movies of all time
#5 The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
- Day After Tomorrow is one of those stories that keeps you engrossed till the end. This movie mainly focuses on how climatic changes can threaten to likely destroy the world and also kill many people. This movie was released in 2004 and was considered as a box office hit. In this movie, Dennis Quaid plays a stressed out paleoclimatologist named Jack who warns the government about a destructive storm. But nobody believes him later leading to Floods, Snow etc.
- For the major part of the movie, we see people stuck in a frozen library. The best part of the film is all the unwanted decisions that are taken at the time of stress especially when the climatic conditions are severe as hell. This is one of the best natural disaster movies.
#4 Contagion (2011)
- Contagion is a medical thriller film and the first of its kind when it comes to the end of the world movies. Released in the year 2011 it explores one of the greatest fears of being killed by a virus which is spreading rapidly.
- This movie mainly focuses on U.S. Centers for Disease Control when they struggle to completely curb its spread a worldwide issue takes place leading to many people dying. How they struggle and find the solution is the main central part of the story. Watch the movie for its different concept.
#3 Armageddon (1998)
- This movie is about few NASA astronauts who observe that a huge asteroid is likely to hit earth in the coming eighteen days and destroy the whole of humanity. Causing tension and panic among all the people they realize that their hunger for survival completely depends on one man who can save them.The main casts were Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis
- Released in the year 1998, this disaster movie is considered to be as one of the best end of the world movies. Directed by critically acclaimed director Michael Bay this movie made a box office budget of 55.3 crores USD.
#2 I am Legend (2007)
- The story revolves around Robert Neville, played by Will Smith who is a scientist is the last human survivor of a plague that hit the whole of New York. He finds ways and means of reversing the effects of the man-made virus by using his own blood.
- The whole movie only how he struggles to save himself from the evil monsters. I am Legend was a huge success of the year 2007 and had received multiple awards. Will Smith was applauded for his performance. This is one of the best disaster movies.
#1 2012 (2009)
- Remember when the whole world was scared about the turn of events that could likely happen in the year December 21st, 2012 where the world would come to an end as predicted by the Mayans. Actually, nothing of that sort happened, but the movie had come out before that and it was a masterpiece by all means.
- This is one of the best end of the world movies, where John Cusack is the main lead in the film. This film mainly focuses on the destruction of the Earth via the magnetic poles. This was one of its kind and turned out to be a huge hit among critics and users and the title of the movie did do the trick for a very long time.