My Favorite Top Ten SuperCool ClimateFiction Disaster Movies
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.
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..
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.