Dante's Peak
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Incredible Natural Disaster Films To Add To Your Watchlist
Dante's Peak
Pierce Brosnan teams up with Linda Hamilton try to save a small town from a volcano long thought to be dormant with some pretty intense and brutal moments.
Director Roger Donaldson makes it all feel and look real while Brosnan and Hamilton, and countless fleeing and screaming extras, sell the terror of trying to outrun molten lava.
Deep Impact
Though melodramatic, "Deep Impact" has an impressive ensemble cast to show what an end-of-the-planet scenario might look like with a team in space trying to stop it.
The real wow factor comes when a smaller asteroid hits Earth and causes some serious destruction. Also, it's hard to go wrong with Morgan Freeman as the president.
"Backdraft" rates as one of only a handful of genuinely memorable titles focusing on the dangers of massive fires and the firefighters who try to stop them.
Ron Howard directed visually and sonically remarkable fire sequences with a cast that includes Kurt Russell, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, and William Baldwin.
The Perfect Storm
Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney head out to sea on the Andrea Gail, but what begins as a fishing expedition turns into a battle for survival.
Their ship, which also counts John C. Reilly, William Fichtner and John Hawkes in the crew, faces the convergence of two powerful weather fronts and a hurricane.
Seeking a Friend
“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” is set in a world-ending asteroid scenario, but uses it as a backdrop for a touching story of friendship and love.
With main characters played beautifully by Steve Carell and Keira Knightley (and a great supporting cast of indie favorites), this overlooked gem puts the gallows humor front and center.