ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Favorite Top Ten SuperCool ClimateFiction Disaster Movies

Updated on August 15, 2014

Why Disaster Movies Are So Cool?

The disaster movies showcase cinematic presentation of climate or biographically created havoc. The presentation is lifelike and absolutely thrilling to watch. I find these movies more entertaining than horror movies. I am so fascinated with disaster movies, but not all the movies of these genres fancy me. I just go for best climate fiction movies or disaster movies to say the least.

1. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

I don’t know why, but this movie comes first on my top priority list out of other best climate fiction disaster movies of my choice. Anyway, The Day After Tomorrow, is one of the most thrilling climate-fiction disaster movies of all time as I believe so.

With its close-to-perfection depiction of extreme weather events caused by global cooling (leading to birth of Ice Age), the movie turns out to be one of the fantastic Hollywood movies for all disaster-movie enthusiasts worldwide, me included. Wikipedia says the movie bagged several awards and nominations such as BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE (Saturn Award), BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (BAFTA Awards) and Golden Trailer Awards for BEST ACTION MOVIE.

It's omission from the consideration of OSCAR really surprised me.

The Day After Tomorrow won BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE (Saturn Award), BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (BAFTA Awards) and Golden Trailer Awards for BEST ACTION MOVIE.
The Day After Tomorrow won BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE (Saturn Award), BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (BAFTA Awards) and Golden Trailer Awards for BEST ACTION MOVIE. | Source

2. 2012 (2009)

This is an epic climate fiction movie with spellbinding depiction of nature-sponsored catastrophe in the form of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and avalanche.

I am surprised though how come Roland Emmerich’s cinematic vision was not recognized on Oscar even though the movie won several awards in the category of Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction and Best Film Editing. I hope the Oscar omission may not have something related to North Korea’s banning its viewing due to some controversial parts in the movie

2012 is another favorite super cool disaster movie that I love to watch whenever the fancy takes me..

2012, one of the best climate fiction disaster movies known for its epic depiction of natural calamity.
2012, one of the best climate fiction disaster movies known for its epic depiction of natural calamity. | Source

3. Twister (1996)

Another breathlessly gripping movie which has so well showcased the horrific nature of tornado. This disaster drama movie was second highest grossing film of 1996 in the US. And don’t forget the Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound.

Twister, the movie best remembered for showing violent tornado.
Twister, the movie best remembered for showing violent tornado.

4. The Perfect Storm (2000)

All hell broke loose at the encounter of terrible thunderstorm-degenerated-hurricane for 7 desperado, greed-stricken crew of Andrea Gail (the sword-fishing boat) whose abortive contest against the furious, insurmountable weather between the Andrea Gail and Gloucester finally snuffed the life out of them.

I found the movie absolutely entertaining, couldn’t understand its losing to Gladiator for Academy Awards selection

The Perfect Storm gives a lifelike cinematic experience of sea-hurricane.
The Perfect Storm gives a lifelike cinematic experience of sea-hurricane.

5. War of the Worlds (2005)

This Steven-Spielberg-directed SCI-FI disaster movie will always be remembered for its brilliance of representing extraterrestrial-invasion with ultimate fantasy. Awarded for Best Visual Effects, War of the Worlds is another great movie not to have made for The Oscar as it lost to King Kong.

WAR OF THE WORLDS
WAR OF THE WORLDS

6. Tidal Wave (2009)

Directed by Yoon Je-kyoon, this South Korean nature-disaster movie brings in the perfect cinematic experience of Indian Ocean Earthquake and the following disaster that it caused in Haeundae district of Busan, the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula. Tidal Wave (originally known as Haeundae) was a blockbuster in South Korean theatres.

Tidal Wave
Tidal Wave

7. The Impossible (2012)

Positively complimented as one of the best films of the year 2012 by Chicago Sun-Times, The Impossible is a spellbinding depiction of Spanish disaster drama featuring how Christmas holiday of a family turned into a nightmare in Khao Lak, Thailand when the area was devastated by tsunami inundation.

Do you know the movie scored 81% positive reviews from critics on Rotten Tomatoes (review aggregation website)? The movie bagged Academy Awards, AACTA Awards and Goya Awards among many.

THE IMPOSSIBLE
THE IMPOSSIBLE

8. Flood (2007)

Flood is one of the most entertaining nature-disaster movies. Directed by Tony Mitchell, the movie delineates devastating inundation in London caused by overwhelming deluge of water in the Thames Barrier, thereby forcing the men in authority declare state of emergency and subsequent evacuation of civilians from the affected areas.

THE FLOOD
THE FLOOD

9. The Tower (2012)

A brilliant depiction of fire-engulfed luxury skyscraper and the escapade of the trapped people. The Tower is an awe-inspiring South Korean disaster film. This is one of my favorite science fiction disaster movies.

Do not get confused as the mention of the movie conflicts with the title given. I know that’s not a climate-fiction movie. However, below I have mentioned that the article features science fiction disaster movie, too.

THE TOWER, a brilliant depiction of inferno.
THE TOWER, a brilliant depiction of inferno.

10. The Core (2003)

Released in 2003, this American science fiction disaster movie is breathless cinematic depiction of nuclear explosions to let the rotation of Earth’s core restart. This Jon Amiel directed movie is one of my favorite disaster movies.

However, the movie didn't well in international market and if Wikipedia source is to be believed, it was voted the worst science fiction movie.

THE CORE
THE CORE | Source
Nature turns violent only to teach us a lesson not to tamper with its resources.
Nature turns violent only to teach us a lesson not to tamper with its resources.

THANK YOU

PAWAN KUMAR JHA WRITER
PAWAN KUMAR JHA WRITER | Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)