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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

As Paleoclimatologist named Jack Hall is in Antartica, he discovers that a huge ice sheet has sheared off. But what he does not know is that this event will trigger a massive climate shift that will affect the world population. Meanwhile, his son Sam is with friends in New York to attend an event. There they discover that it has been raining non-stop for the past 3 days, and after a series of weather-related disasters begin to occur over the world, everybody realizes the world is entering a new Ice Age and the world population begins trying to evacuate to the warmer climates of the south. Jack makes a daring attempt to rescue his son and his friends who are stuck in New York and who have managed to survive not only a massive wave but also freezing cold temperatures that could possibly kill them. (Read More)

Themes:environment,  panic,  nature,  military
Locations:earth,  museum,  mexico,  ship,  snow,  hospital
Characters:professor,  bible
Period:2000s
Story:ice age,  climate,  global warming,  weather,  u.s. mexico border,  freezing to death,  climate crisis,  severe weather,  climate change,  mexican border,  wolf pack,  disaster film,  natural disaster,  u.s. vice president,  vice president,  american president,  cargo ship,  u.s. president,  woman scientist,  hollywood california,  helicopter crash,  scientist,  los angeles california,  national air and space administration,  father searches missing son,  academic contest,  air turbulance,  blood poisoning,  woman heroine,  climatologist,  greenhouse effect,  climatology,  new delhi india,  frost,  turbulence,  hail,  asian american woman,  u.s. embassy,  buoy,  reference to friedrich nietzsche,  lookalike,  hailstorm,  soccer game,  twister,  fear of flying,  mammoth,  vagrant,  meteorologist,  mass destruction,  typhoon,  book burning,  tidal wave,  nova scotia,  human in outer space,  vortex,  freezing,  devastation,  power failure,  conference,  refugee camp,  protestor,  catastrophe,  antarctica,  vending machine,  sick child,  tsunami,  altered version of studio logo,  statue of liberty new york city,  hollywood sign,  united states of america,  blizzard,  traffic jam,  hurricane,  tornado,  librarian,  arctic,  shipwreck,  physician,  space station,  satellite,  atheist,  border,  astronaut,  thunderstorm,  environmental,  evacuation,  zoo,  scotland,  ecology,  u.s. army,  tokyo japan,  watching television,  flood,  whiskey,  end of the world,  blockbuster,  medicine,  fireplace,  wolf,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  president,  speech,  pay phone,  pilot,  library,  news report,  outer space,  map,  axe,  california,  flashlight,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  falling from height,  computer,  airplane,  police officer,  helicopter,  rain,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  death

2012 (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

2012 (2009)

Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth,  museum,  ship,  snow
Story:president,  american president,  u.s. president,  los angeles california,  frost,  mammoth,  mass destruction,  tidal wave,  catastrophe,  tsunami,  evacuation,  u.s. army,  flood,  end of the world,  blockbuster,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  pilot,  map,  california,  flashlight,  scientist,  falling from height,  airplane,  helicopter,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog

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San Andreas (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Characters:professor
Story:pilot,  disaster film,  natural disaster,  cargo ship,  california,  helicopter crash,  los angeles california,  helicopter,  tidal wave,  catastrophe,  tsunami,  hollywood sign,  shipwreck,  evacuation,  flood,  blockbuster,  disaster,  news report,  map,  flashlight,  scientist,  falling from height,  airplane,  police officer,  husband wife relationship,  death

Independence Day (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day (1996)

On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day... (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth,  hospital
Story:president,  american president,  u.s. president,  scientist,  los angeles california,  mass destruction,  human in outer space,  statue of liberty new york city,  united states of america,  traffic jam,  satellite,  u.s. army,  end of the world,  blockbuster,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  pilot,  news report,  outer space,  manhattan new york city,  computer,  helicopter,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:earth,  ship,  hospital
Story:disaster film,  american president,  cargo ship,  u.s. president,  devastation,  shipwreck,  satellite,  evacuation,  flood,  end of the world,  blockbuster,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  president,  pilot,  news report,  outer space,  map,  flashlight,  scientist,  taxi,  falling from height,  computer,  helicopter,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  dog

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Deep Impact (1998)
Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

Deep Impact (1998)

Journalist Jenny Lerner is assigned to look into the background of Secretary Alan Rittenhouse who abruptly resigned from government citing his wife's ill health. She learns from his secretary that Rittenhouse was having an affair with someone named Ellie but when she confronts him, his strange reaction leads her to reconsider her story. In fact, a comet, discovered the previous year by high school student Leo Biederman and astronomer Dr. Marcus Wolf, is on a collision course with the Earth, an Extinction Level Event. A joint US-Russian team is sent to destroy the comet but should it fail, special measures are to be put in place to secure the future of mankind. As the space mission progresses, many individuals deal with their fears and ponder their future. This is why Deep Impact (1998) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:earth
Story:disaster film,  natural disaster,  american president,  president,  u.s. president,  tidal wave,  human in outer space,  conference,  statue of liberty new york city,  traffic jam,  astronaut,  flood,  end of the world,  blockbuster,  wolf,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  news report,  outer space,  manhattan new york city,  computer,  helicopter,  new york city,  death

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:ship
Period:2000s
Story:disaster film,  los angeles california,  mass destruction,  freezing,  power failure,  refugee camp,  traffic jam,  evacuation,  u.s. army,  blockbuster,  disaster,  outer space,  axe,  flashlight,  helicopter,  rain,  new york city,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death

Into The Storm (2014)
Action, Thriller

Into The Storm (2014)

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Story:tornado,  disaster film,  natural disaster,  hail,  hailstorm,  meteorologist,  vortex,  devastation,  weather,  thunderstorm,  flood,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  library,  news report,  falling from height,  airplane,  helicopter,  rain,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  dog

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The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

Dr. Helen Benson is summoned to a military facility with several other scientists when an alien spacecraft of sorts arrives in New York City. Aboard is a human-like alien and a giant robot of immense size and power. The alien identifies himself as Klaatu and says he has come to save the Earth. The US military and political authorities see him as a threat however and decide to use so-called intensive interrogation techniques on him but Dr. Benson decides to facilitate his escape. When she learns exactly what he means when he says he is there to save the Earth, she tries to convince him to change his intentions. (Read More)

Themes:military,  environment,  panic
Locations:earth
Characters:professor
Story:helicopter crash,  evacuation,  ecology,  end of the world,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  outer space,  manhattan new york city,  scientist,  police officer,  helicopter,  rain,  new york city,  death

Twister (1996)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Twister (1996)

TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados. (Read More)

Themes:nature
Locations:earth
Story:tornado,  natural disaster,  woman scientist,  hail,  hailstorm,  twister,  vortex,  hurricane,  weather,  disaster,  map,  scientist,  husband wife relationship,  death,  dog

Mars Attacks! (1996)
Comedy, Sci-fi

Mars Attacks! (1996)

It is a normal day for everyone, until the President of the United States announces Martians have been spotted circling Earth. The Martians land and a meeting is arranged, but not everything goes to plan, and the Martians seem to have other plans for Earth. Are they just misunderstood beings or do they really want to destroy all of humanity? This is why Mars Attacks! (1996) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004). (Read More)

Themes:nature,  military
Locations:earth
Characters:professor
Story:president,  disaster film,  american president,  u.s. president,  mass destruction,  u.s. army,  end of the world,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  outer space,  scientist,  falling from height,  computer,  new york city,  death,  dog

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London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:earth
Story:president,  u.s. vice president,  vice president,  american president,  u.s. president,  helicopter crash,  altered version of studio logo,  traffic jam,  satellite,  scotland,  tokyo japan,  fireplace,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  news report,  map,  helicopter,  husband wife relationship,  death

The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth
Story:disaster film,  natural disaster,  tidal wave,  refugee camp,  tsunami,  evacuation,  u.s. army,  flood,  end of the world,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  news report,  map,  axe,  airplane,  police officer,  helicopter,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:museum
Characters:professor
Period:2000s
Story:los angeles california,  vending machine,  satellite,  u.s. army,  end of the world,  blockbuster,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  library,  news report,  outer space,  flashlight,  falling from height,  computer,  airplane,  helicopter,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  death

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Armageddon (1998)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Armageddon (1998)

It is just another day at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a few astronauts were repairing a satellite until, out of nowhere, a series of asteroids came crashing into the shuttle, destroying it. These asteroids also decimated New York soon thereafter. Then, NASA discovered that there is an asteroid roughly the size of Texas heading towards the Earth, and when it does hit the Earth, the planet itself and all of its inhabitants will be obliterated, worse, the asteroid will hit the Earth in 18 days. Unfortunately, NASA's plans to destroy the asteroid are irrelevant. That is when the U.S. military decides to use a nuclear warhead to blow the asteroid to pieces. Then, scientists decide to blow the asteroid with the warhead inside the asteroid itself. The only man to do it, is an oil driller named Harry Stamper and his group of misfit drillers and geologists. As he and his drill team prepare for space excavation, the asteroid is still heading towards the Earth. When the crew are launched into outer space, they are determined to destroy this asteroid. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth
Story:disaster film,  natural disaster,  american president,  u.s. president,  outer space,  human in outer space,  traffic jam,  space station,  satellite,  astronaut,  blockbuster,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  president,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  helicopter,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  dog

The Core (2003)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Core (2003)

The Earth's core has stopped spinning. Disasters are appearing all over the world: Birds acting crazy, powerful thunderstorms, 32 people die within seconds of each other when their pacemakers quit working. Dr. Josh Keyes and his crew of five (total members: 6) go down to the center of the Earth to set off a nuclear device to make the Earth's core start spinning again or Mankind will perish. This is why The Core (2003) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004). (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth,  ship
Story:disaster film,  natural disaster,  los angeles california,  catastrophe,  vending machine,  altered version of studio logo,  astronaut,  end of the world,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  scientist,  computer,  helicopter,  death

Geostorm (2017) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Geostorm (2017)

When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth's very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program's malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet. (Read More)

Story:climate change,  disaster film,  u.s. president,  mass destruction,  climate,  catastrophe,  tsunami,  hurricane,  satellite,  weather,  disaster

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Godzilla (1998)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Godzilla (1998)

Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York? (Read More)

Themes:military
Story:disaster film,  mass destruction,  evacuation,  blockbuster,  disaster,  news report,  flashlight,  scientist,  manhattan new york city,  taxi,  helicopter,  rain,  new york city,  husband wife relationship

The War Of The Worlds (1953)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

The War Of The Worlds (1953)

H.G. Wells' classic novel is brought to life in this tale of alien invasion. The residents of a small town in California are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills. Their joy is tempered somewhat when they discover that it has passengers who are not very friendly.

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:earth
Characters:professor
Story:los angeles california,  new delhi india,  mass destruction,  power failure,  statue of liberty new york city,  librarian,  evacuation,  u.s. army,  washington d.c.,  pay phone,  outer space,  map,  california,  scientist,  police officer,  new york city

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:ship
Story:helicopter crash,  mass destruction,  nova scotia,  vending machine,  traffic jam,  evacuation,  end of the world,  self sacrifice,  pilot,  news report,  axe,  scientist,  falling from height,  airplane,  helicopter,  rain,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  death

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The Poseidon Adventure (1972) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive. This is why The Poseidon Adventure (1972) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004). (Read More)

Themes:panic
Locations:ship
Story:tidal wave,  disaster film,  natural disaster,  weather,  flood,  blockbuster,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  flashlight,  falling from height,  helicopter,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  death

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth,  ship,  snow
Story:helicopter crash,  tokyo japan,  flood,  end of the world,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  map,  axe,  taxi,  falling from height,  computer,  airplane,  helicopter,  rain,  death

Transformers (2007)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers (2007)

A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war is being waged between the noble Autobots (led by the wise Optimus Prime) and the devious Decepticons (commanded by the dreaded Megatron) for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it. The Autobots managed to smuggle the Allspark off the planet, but Megatron blasts off in search of it. He eventually tracks it to the planet of Earth (circa 1850), but his reckless desire for power sends him right into the Arctic Ocean, and the sheer cold forces him into a paralyzed state. His body is later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, but before going into a comatose state Megatron uses the last of his energy to engrave into the Captain's glasses a map showing the location of the Allspark, and to send a transmission to Cybertron. Megatron is then carried away aboard the Captain's ship. A century later, Captain Witwicky's grandson Sam Witwicky (nicknamed Spike by his friends) buys his first car. To his shock, he discovers it to be Bumblebee, an Autobot in disguise who is to protect Spike, who possesses the Captain's glasses and the map engraved on them. But Bumblebee is not the only Transformer to have arrived on Earth - in the desert of Qatar, the Decepticons Blackout and Scorponok attack a U.S. military base, causing the Pentagon to send their special Sector Seven agents to capture all "specimens of this alien race." Spike and his girlfriend Mikaela find themselves in the midst of a grand battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons, stretching from Hoover Dam all the way to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, deep inside Hoover Dam, the cryogenically stored body of Megatron awakens. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth,  ship
Period:2000s
Story:u.s. president,  los angeles california,  power failure,  arctic,  u.s. army,  end of the world,  blockbuster,  washington d.c.,  news report,  outer space,  map,  axe,  scientist,  taxi,  falling from height,  computer,  helicopter,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog

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Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Horror, Sci-fi

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

In California, an old man (Bela Lugosi) grieves the loss of his wife (Vampira) and on the next day he also dies. However, the space soldier Eros and her mate Tanna use an electric device to resurrect them both and the strong Inspector Clay (Tor Johnson) that was murdered by the couple. Their intention is not to conquer Earth but to stop mankind from developing the powerful bomb "Solobonite" that would threaten the universe. When the population of Hollywood and Washington DC sees flying saucers on the sky, a colonel, a police lieutenant, a commercial pilot, his wife and a policeman try to stop the aliens. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth
Story:pilot,  hollywood california,  california,  los angeles california,  washington d.c.,  outer space,  flashlight,  airplane,  husband wife relationship

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:military
Locations:earth,  snow
Characters:professor
Story:helicopter crash,  altered version of studio logo,  tornado,  satellite,  u.s. army,  end of the world,  blockbuster,  self sacrifice,  news report,  outer space,  scientist,  falling from height,  airplane,  helicopter,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death

Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)
Action, Sci-fi

Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)

Following the events in "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", Cornelius and Zira flee back through time to 20th Century Los Angeles, where they face fear and persecution similar to what Taylor and Brent suffered in the future, and discover the origins of the stream of events that will shape their world. This is why Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004). (Read More)

Locations:earth,  museum
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  los angeles california,  astronaut,  zoo,  end of the world,  president,  outer space,  california,  scientist,  falling from height,  husband wife relationship

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The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Perfect Storm (2000)

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. (Read More)

Locations:ship
Story:weather,  natural disaster,  cargo ship,  meteorologist,  tidal wave,  hurricane,  thunderstorm,  blockbuster,  disaster,  airplane,  helicopter,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:earth,  snow
Characters:professor
Story:cargo ship,  shipwreck,  evacuation,  end of the world,  blockbuster,  self sacrifice,  news report,  outer space,  map,  flashlight,  scientist,  taxi,  falling from height,  airplane,  helicopter,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death

Titan A.e. (2000) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-fi

Titan A.e. (2000)

In the year 3028 A.D., Earth is being attacked by the Drej, which are aliens made of pure energy! The Drej mother-ship destroys Earth with an energy beam just as hundreds of space vehicles manage to escape with the last of mankind aboard! One of the escapees is Sam's young son Cale, who carries with him a ring given to him by his father. Fifteen years later, Cale works on a salvage station, eking out a rough life and hating his father for having disappeared aboard the Titan so long ago. Without a home planet, surviving humans have been reduced to outer space drifters and are constantly bullied and looked down on by other space-faring races. A human captain named Joseph Korso and his pilot Akima seek out Cale and explain that he must help them find the Titan which contains a mechanism that will create a new Earth and therefore unite all of humanity. Meanwhile, the Drej wants to find the Titan so that they can destroy it. With Korso's help, Cale discovers that the ring his father gave to him contains a genetically encoded map to the Titan, and thus begins his race across the universe with Korso and his ship and crew, including Preed, a wisecracking rat-like humanoid, Gune, an eccentric, green-skinned scientist, and Stith, a tough, hard-as-nails weapons expert who resembles something of a kangaroo. Before long, Cale and Akima finds out that Korso is searching for the Titan in order to hand it over to the Drej. (Read More)

Themes:nature
Locations:earth,  ship
Characters:professor
Story:pilot,  scientist,  human in outer space,  space station,  evacuation,  self sacrifice,  outer space,  map,  falling from height,  helicopter,  rain,  father son relationship

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Action, Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

1914: Milo Thatch, grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he's dotty, and refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else? (Read More)

Themes:panic
Locations:museum,  ship
Characters:professor
Story:tidal wave,  tsunami,  shipwreck,  physician,  thunderstorm,  fireplace,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  map,  axe,  flashlight,  scientist,  death

World Trade Center (2006)
Drama, History, Thriller

World Trade Center (2006)

On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them. This is why World Trade Center (2006) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:bible
Period:2000s
Story:statue of liberty new york city,  united states of america,  satellite,  evacuation,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  flashlight,  manhattan new york city,  airplane,  police officer,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:museum,  snow
Story:cargo ship,  u.s. president,  helicopter crash,  devastation,  satellite,  evacuation,  u.s. army,  flood,  blockbuster,  fireplace,  disaster,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  news report,  outer space,  scientist,  falling from height,  airplane,  police officer,  helicopter,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death

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The Blob (1988) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:snow,  hospital
Characters:bible
Story:vagrant,  satellite,  evacuation,  u.s. army,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  outer space,  map,  axe,  flashlight,  scientist,  helicopter,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  death

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Locations:ship
Story:mammoth,  tidal wave,  hurricane,  shipwreck,  evacuation,  flood,  whiskey,  disaster,  self sacrifice,  map,  axe,  falling from height,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  death

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Characters:bible
Period:2000s
Story:environmental,  disaster,  los angeles california,  police officer,  satellite,  evacuation,  u.s. army,  end of the world,  self sacrifice,  news report,  outer space,  california,  scientist,  falling from height,  computer,  helicopter,  rain,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  dog

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. This is why Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004). (Read More)

Themes:panic
Locations:snow,  hospital
Story:vice president,  u.s. president,  statue of liberty new york city,  flood,  whiskey,  fireplace,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  pay phone,  news report,  map,  axe,  taxi,  computer,  airplane,  helicopter,  rain,  new york city,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  death

Arrival (2016) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Arrival (2016)

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touchdown in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. (Read More)

Themes:military,  panic
Locations:earth,  hospital
Characters:professor
Story:u.s. president,  satellite,  evacuation,  u.s. army,  library,  news report,  map,  flashlight,  scientist,  computer,  helicopter,  rain,  husband wife relationship,  death

The Arrival (1996)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Arrival (1996)

Zane ('Charlie Sheen' (qv)), a young, mild-mannered astronomer discovers an extraterrestrial radio signal. After being fired from his organization for reporting this to his superior, he takes a chance on discovering the truth: that his workplace is not quite what it seems to be and a sinister conspiracy is at work. The aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will stop at nothing to prevent Zane from learning it. (Read More)

Locations:mexico,  earth
Story:u.s. mexico border,  outer space,  climatologist,  global warming,  pay phone,  axe,  scientist,  taxi,  airplane,  husband wife relationship,  dog,  death

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Red Planet (2000)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Red Planet (2000)

In the near future, Earth is dying. A new colony on Mars could be humanity's only hope. A team of American astronauts, each a specialist in a different field, is making the first manned expedition to the red planet and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities, backgrounds and ideologies for the overall good of the mission. When their equipment suffers life-threatening damage and the crew must depend on one another for survival on the hostile surface of Mars, their doubts, fears and questions about God, man's destiny and the nature of the universe become defining elements in their fates. In this alien environment they must come face to face with their most human selves. (Read More)

Themes:environment,  nature,  military
Locations:earth,  ship
Story:freezing to death,  human in outer space,  astronaut,  ecology,  disaster,  outer space,  death

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth,  snow
Story:u.s. president,  mass destruction,  satellite,  astronaut,  u.s. army,  blockbuster,  washington d.c.,  news report,  outer space,  axe,  flashlight,  scientist,  falling from height,  computer,  airplane,  helicopter,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  dog

4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007)

Everything seems to be going great for the Fantastic Four. Reed and Sue are finally getting married, and things couldn't seem better. However, when the mysterious Silver Surfer crashes things, they learn that they will have to deal with an old foe, and the powerful planet eating Galactus. This is why 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004). (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth
Period:2000s
Story:los angeles california,  statue of liberty new york city,  satellite,  u.s. army,  washington d.c.,  news report,  outer space,  scientist,  falling from height,  airplane,  helicopter,  new york city

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Ice Age (2002)
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Ice Age (2002)

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age. (Read More)

Locations:earth,  snow
Story:mammoth,  ice age,  hail,  global warming,  blockbuster,  wolf,  falling from height,  rain,  dog,  death

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  military
Locations:snow
Story:helicopter crash,  altered version of studio logo,  blizzard,  border,  u.s. army,  flood,  blockbuster,  self sacrifice,  map,  axe,  flashlight,  falling from height,  helicopter,  rain,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death

Lo Imposible (2012)
Drama, Thriller

Lo Imposible (2012)

A regular family - Maria ('Naomi Watts' (qv)), Henry ('Ewan McGregor' (qv)) and their three kids - travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them? (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Period:2000s
Story:tsunami,  disaster film,  natural disaster,  turbulence,  fear of flying,  tidal wave,  devastation,  catastrophe,  shipwreck,  flood,  disaster,  map,  airplane,  helicopter,  rain,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death

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Air Force One (1997) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Air Force One (1997)

The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new "Zero-tolerance" policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage. The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise... (Read More)

Story:u.s. vice president,  vice president,  american president,  president,  u.s. president,  refugee camp,  border,  blockbuster,  disaster,  speech,  pilot,  airplane,  husband wife relationship,  death

The Pelican Brief (1993)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Pelican Brief (1993)

Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed. Now a college professor, who clerked for one of the two men, who's also having an affair with one of his students, is given a brief by her, that states who probably, wanted to see these two men dead. He then gives it to one of his friends, who works for the FBI. When the FBI director reads it, he is fascinated by it. One of the president's men who read it, is afraid that if it ever got out, the president could be smeared. So, he advises the president to tell the director to drop it, which he does. But later the professor and the girl were out and he was drunk and when he refused to give her the keys she stepped out of the car. When he started it, it blew up. She then discovers that her place has been burglarized and what was taken were her computer and her disks. Obviously, her brief has someone agitated. She then turns to her boyfriend's friend at the FBI, he agrees to come meet her but before he does someone shoots him and takes his place. At the meeting, he was about to kill her when someone shoots him. She then decides to turn to Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter, who was contacted by someone who says he has info on the killings but backed out at the last minute. He then meets her and tells her what her brief is, and basically, the man she suspects is a good friend of the president, who is trying to manipulate the outcome of a trial that is now before the Supreme Court. Grantham tells her that her brief can harm the president and all what they have are theories, he asks her to help him but she wants to leave the country. Then Grantham's editor tells him that they have nothing; that he should drop cause the man she implicated is extremely powerful. Grantham's about to drop it when she says that she will help him. But can they stay alive? This is why The Pelican Brief (1993) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:professor
Story:american president,  u.s. president,  evacuation,  ecology,  blockbuster,  washington d.c.,  president,  pay phone,  library,  news report,  taxi,  computer,  airplane,  new york city,  dog,  death

Gravity (2013)
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Gravity (2013)

Dr. Ryan Stone ('Sandra Bullock' (qv)) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski ('George Clooney' (qv)) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Locations:earth
Story:astronaut,  satellite,  disaster,  human in outer space,  altered version of studio logo,  space station,  self sacrifice,  outer space,  death,  dog

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X2 (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller

X2 (2003)

Several months have passed since The X-Men defeated Magneto and imprisoned him in a seemingly impregnable plastic chamber. One day, a mutant by the name of Nightcrawler infiltrates the White House and attempts to assassinate the president, setting off a chain reaction of anti-mutant measures by the government. Meanwhile, Logan is trying to discover his past. As scientist named William Stryker discovers Professor X's secret school and Cerebro, Magneto's partner, Mystique, is planning to break her leader out of prison. But when Professor X's school is attacked by Stryker's forces, Logan, Rogue, Iceman and a few are lucky to escape. Those who remain meet in Boston, where they form an uneasy alliance with Magneto to stop Stryker and rescue Professor X. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth,  museum,  snow
Characters:professor
Period:2000s
Story:president,  u.s. president,  scientist,  tornado,  blockbuster,  washington d.c.,  self sacrifice,  speech,  falling from height,  police officer,  helicopter,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship

Big Game (2014) is one of the best movies like The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Action, Adventure

Big Game (2014)

When Air Force One is shot down by terrorists leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness, there is only one person around who can save him - a 13-year old boy called Oskari. In the forest on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk, Oskari had been planning to track down a deer, but instead discovers the most powerful man on the planet in an escape pod. With the terrorists closing in to capture their own "Big Game" prize, the unlikely duo must team up to escape their hunters. As anxious Pentagon officials observe the action via satellite feed, it is up to the President and his new side-kick to prove themselves and survive the most extraordinary 24 hours of their lives. (Read More)

Locations:snow
Story:u.s. vice president,  vice president,  american president,  president,  u.s. president,  satellite,  washington d.c.,  map,  falling from height,  helicopter,  father son relationship,  death

Green Lantern (2011)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Green Lantern (2011)

In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by the Ring, the willpower-fed source of power. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after the death of Abin Sur, the finest Green Lantern. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. Hal Jordan is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the duty of keeping the world safe from harm. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:earth
Characters:professor
Story:u.s. president,  pilot,  altered version of studio logo,  satellite,  astronaut,  president,  library,  news report,  outer space,  flashlight,  scientist,  helicopter,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

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