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Twister (1996)
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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)

Subgenre:
disaster movie 
Themes:
death of father obsession divorce anger nature jealousy death 
Locations:
earth laboratory storm space motel truck rural setting boat 
Characters:
aunt niece relationship female scientist babe scientist fiance fiancee relationship ex husband ex wife relationship love triangle boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship 
Period:
year 1969 1960s 1990s 
Story:
woman scientist weather satellite weather observation weather forecaster weather report bad weather wind chime natural disaster storm chasing storm chaser gasoline truck loss of father car inside a house exploding truck divorce papers β€¦corrupting influence of capitalism telephone pole hubcap device drive in movie news crew reference to judy garland hail american midwest data drive in theater hailstorm twister competitiveness weatherman golden retriever steak peril vortex drive in convoy pendant pick up prediction wet shelter oklahoma radar vehicle cloud cornfield hurricane tornado farmhouse tractor aunt southern accent weather rival team wind mechanic loss therapist barn heavy rain jeep destruction disaster power cow lightning prologue argument exploding car accident map house diner bridge eating woman ambulance survival scientist competition science rock music brawl watching tv horse shower explosion dog  (See All)

Into The Storm (2014)
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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, testin…g how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. (Read More)

Subgenre:
disaster movie 
Themes:
death 
Locations:
storm motel 
Story:
natural disaster storm chaser hail american midwest hailstorm vortex shelter oklahoma tornado southern accent weather heavy rain destruction disaster lightning β€¦prologue argument survival explosion dog  (See All)

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The Perfect Storm (2000)
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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 we…ather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. (Read More)

Themes:
divorce death 
Locations:
storm boat 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
weather report natural disaster hurricane weather loss disaster lightning survival watching tv 

Interstellar (2014)
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Interstellar (2014)

Earth's future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind's survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the …right environment to sustain human life. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father death 
Locations:
laboratory space truck 
Characters:
female scientist babe scientist 
Story:
loss of father american midwest pick up cornfield farmhouse southern accent team woman survival scientist science brawl explosion 

The Day After Tomorrow (2004) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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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. T…here 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:
nature death 
Locations:
earth 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
woman scientist natural disaster hail hailstorm twister vortex hurricane tornado weather disaster map scientist dog 

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Universal Soldier (1992)
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Universal Soldier (1992)

An elite team of soldiers has been used against terrorists where they use astounding physical capabilities to overcome them. Victoria, a reporter, follows them and discovers a part of their secret. When one of the team kills her cameraman she tries to escape. Luc, one of the soldiers begins to have …flashbacks and turns sides and helps her as the remainder of the team follows to protect their secrets. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
laboratory motel 
Period:
year 1969 1960s 1990s 
Story:
exploding truck american midwest southern accent team barn heavy rain prologue exploding car diner survival scientist brawl explosion 

The Guardian (2006)
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The Guardian (2006)

Ben Randall is a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. When his crew is killed in an accident and his marriage ends, his commander tells him he wants Randall to go to the US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer "A" School to train other rescue swimmers. He encounters a guy named Jake who's a little cocky because he was… once a swim champion. So Ben puts him through the wringer to see if he can handle it. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
storm 
Characters:
ex husband ex wife relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship 
Story:
hurricane team loss heavy rain disaster lightning accident ambulance explosion dog 

San Andreas (2015)
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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)

Subgenre:
disaster movie 
Themes:
death 
Locations:
boat 
Characters:
ex husband ex wife relationship husband wife relationship 
Story:
natural disaster divorce papers destruction disaster map bridge woman ambulance survival scientist explosion 

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Fantastic Four (2005) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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Fantastic Four (2005)

Reed Richards, a brilliant but timid and bankrupt scientist, is convinced that evolution can be triggered by clouds of cosmic energy, and has calculated that Earth is going to pass one of these clouds soon. Together with his friend and partner, the gruff yet gentle astronaut muscle-man Ben Grimm, Re…ed convinces his conceited MIT classmate Dr. Victor Von Doom, now CEO of his own enterprise, to allow him access to his privately-owned space station. Von Doom agrees in exchange for control over the experiment and a majority of the profits from whatever benefits it brings. He thus brings aboard Susan Storm, his shy, though assertive chief genetics researcher and a former lover of Reed's with whom she had an acrimonious break-up, and her diametrically opposed brother Johnny, the maverick and hot-headed playboy pilot. The astronauts make it home intact; however, before long they begin to mutate, developing strange and amazing powers as a result of their exposure to the cloud! Reed is able to stretch like rubber; Sue can turn invisible and create force fields, especially when angered; Johnny can produce fire at supernova temperatures, and is able to fly; and Ben is transformed into "The Thing", a large, rock-like creature with super strength. After Ben, brooding about his situation on the Brooklyn Bridge, inadvertently causes a major traffic pile-up whilst attempting to stop a man about to commit suicide, the four manage to use their powers to prevent any loss of life and to rescue a… (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
earth laboratory storm space 
Characters:
babe scientist boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
cloud loss jeep destruction exploding car diner bridge scientist explosion 

Take Shelter (2011)
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Take Shelter (2011)

Curtis, a father and husband, is starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart …his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family's life. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father obsession 
Locations:
storm 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
shelter cloud tornado weather wind disaster lightning argument eating ambulance shower dog 

The Finest Hours (2016)
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The Finest Hours (2016)

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue …more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
storm boat 
Characters:
fiance fiancee relationship boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
radar southern accent weather heavy rain destruction disaster map diner survival explosion 

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Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)
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Tomorrow, When The War Began (2010)

Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn't know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, t…hey band together to fight the enemy. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father nature death 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship 
Story:
exploding truck cornfield mechanic barn cow exploding car bridge survival horse explosion dog 

Superman (1978) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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Superman (1978)

Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, young Clark discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the vil…lainous Lex Luthor, while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Read More)

Themes:
death of father 
Locations:
earth rural setting 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
loss of father telephone pole news crew convoy barn destruction disaster lightning prologue scientist explosion 

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
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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 a…n attempt to survive. (Read More)

Subgenre:
disaster movie 
Themes:
anger death 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
natural disaster pendant radar weather destruction disaster survival explosion 

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The Martian (2015)
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The Martian (2015)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find… a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. (Read More)

Locations:
earth laboratory storm space 
Characters:
babe scientist boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
peril team lightning map eating survival scientist science watching tv explosion 

Chaos (2005)
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Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the …rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
motel 
Characters:
ex husband ex wife relationship 
Story:
news crew pick up team heavy rain exploding car house diner bridge ambulance brawl explosion 

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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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 mastermi…nd and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:
death of father anger jealousy death 
Locations:
laboratory 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
exploding truck cornfield farmhouse southern accent heavy rain destruction disaster power lightning prologue exploding car diner ambulance scientist brawl β€¦watching tv horse explosion  (See All)

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The Happening (2008)
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The Happening (2008)

Elliot Moore is a high school science teacher who quizzes his class one day about an article in the New York Times. It's about the sudden, mysterious disappearance of bees. Yet again Nature is doing something inexplicable, and whatever science has to say about it will be, in the end, only a theory. …Scientists will bring out more theories, but no explanations, when a more urgent dilemma hits the planet. It begins in Central Park. Suddenly and inexplicably, the behavior of everyone in the park changes in a most bizarre and horrible way. Soon, the strange behavior spreads throughout the city and beyond. Elliot, his wife, Alma, and Jess, the young daughter of a friend, will only have theories to guide them where to run and where to hide. But theories may not be enough. (Read More)

Themes:
nature death 
Locations:
laboratory rural setting 
Story:
natural disaster loss of father cloud cornfield wind jeep disaster map survival science watching tv dog 

Days Of Thunder (1990)
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Days Of Thunder (1990)

Cole Trickle enters the high-pressure world of Nascar racing. He's a hot driver with a hot temper, and this attitude gets him into trouble not only with other drivers, but members of his own team as well.

Locations:
boat 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
american midwest tractor southern accent team mechanic woman ambulance explosion dog 

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the …island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Subgenre:
disaster movie 
Themes:
obsession anger death 
Locations:
boat 
Characters:
female scientist 
Story:
hurricane southern accent team heavy rain destruction lightning prologue map survival scientist brawl explosion 

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Volcano (1997) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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Volcano (1997)

Something unspeakably chilling is ultimately starting to heat up at The City of Los Angeles! Beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, a raging volcano has formed, raining a storm of deadly fire bombs and an endless tide of white-hot lava upon the stunned city!

Locations:
storm 
Characters:
babe scientist 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
natural disaster exploding truck golden retriever disaster ambulance survival dog 

The Shipping News (2001)
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The Shipping News (2001)

An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, Petal, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shippi…ng news column in the newspaper "The Gammy Bird" finds an audience, and his experiences in the town change his life. Then he meets the widow Wavey... (Read More)

Themes:
anger death 
Locations:
storm rural setting boat 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
aunt weather lightning accident map house diner bridge ambulance survival 

War Of The Worlds (2005)
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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:
divorce death 
Locations:
storm truck 
Characters:
ex husband ex wife relationship 
Story:
jeep destruction disaster lightning bridge eating survival watching tv explosion 

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of actio…n and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
truck 
Story:
exploding truck convoy tornado mechanic loss destruction lightning exploding car woman survival brawl explosion 

Man Of Steel (2013) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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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:
death of father death 
Locations:
earth laboratory truck 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
exploding truck american midwest cornfield tornado farmhouse barn exploding car diner bridge scientist brawl explosion dog 

Pompeii (2014)
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Pompeii (2014)

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator…. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. (Read More)

Subgenre:
disaster movie 
Themes:
death of father death 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
natural disaster loss of father heavy rain destruction disaster lightning brawl horse explosion dog 

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
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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:
death of father anger death 
Locations:
earth laboratory boat 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
loss of father convoy radar destruction disaster exploding car map survival scientist watching tv explosion dog 

The Crazies (2010)
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The Crazies (2010)

As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.

Themes:
death of father death 
Locations:
truck rural setting boat 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship 
Story:
american midwest cornfield barn exploding car diner ambulance survival explosion 

Everest (2015) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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Everest (2015)

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by …man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
earth storm 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
southern accent weather disaster lightning map survival 

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Near Dark (1987)
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Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:
death 
Locations:
motel truck 
Story:
exploding truck american midwest oklahoma southern accent barn cow exploding car diner brawl watching tv horse explosion dog 

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)
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Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene ('Carey Mulligan' (qv)), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak ('Matthias Schoenaerts' (qv)), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy ('Tom Sturridge' (qv)), a handsome and reckless Serg…eant; and William Boldwood ('Michael Sheen (I)' (qv)), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. (Read More)

Themes:
obsession nature jealousy death 
Locations:
storm rural setting 
Characters:
aunt niece relationship husband wife relationship 
Story:
wind cow lightning prologue eating bridge horse dog 

Deepwater Horizon (2016)
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational superviso…r, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history. (Read More)

Subgenre:
disaster movie 
Themes:
anger death 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship husband wife relationship 
Story:
radar southern accent team destruction disaster map survival shower explosion 

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has …been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? (Read More)

Themes:
anger death 
Locations:
truck rural setting 
Story:
cornfield farmhouse barn lightning argument exploding car accident map bridge woman survival brawl watching tv shower explosion 

Premonition (2007)
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Premonition (2007)

The middle-class couple Linda Hanson and Jim Hanson live a wasted and routine relationship with their two daughters in their comfortable house in the suburbs. On a Thursday morning, the local sheriff visits Linda and tells her that her husband died in a car accident on the previous day. On the next …morning, when Linda awakes, she finds Jim safe and sound at home. When she awakes on the next morning, she realizes that her days are out of order, but her family and friends believe she is insane. (Read More)

Locations:
storm truck 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
exploding truck heavy rain jeep lightning exploding car accident house woman shower explosion 

Midnight Special (2016)
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Midnight Special (2016)

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abil…ities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
motel truck 
Story:
weather satellite american midwest convoy cornfield rival prologue exploding car map diner bridge ambulance brawl watching tv shower explosion 

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Taking Woodstock (2009)
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Taking Woodstock (2009)

Locations:
motel rural setting 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Period:
year 1969 1960s 
Story:
reference to judy garland barn heavy rain cow eating rock music watching tv horse dog 

Tomorrowland (2015) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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Tomorrowland (2015)

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomo…rrowland." (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
laboratory space 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
cornfield tractor southern accent barn heavy rain map ambulance survival scientist science brawl explosion dog 

Blood Father (2016)
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Blood Father (2016)

Themes:
death of father anger death 
Locations:
motel truck 
Characters:
boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
loss of father southern accent barn diner survival brawl watching tv horse explosion 

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The Avengers (1998)
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The Avengers (1998)

British Ministry agent John Steed, under direction from "Mother", investigates a diabolical plot by arch-villain Sir August de Wynter to rule the world with his weather control machine. Steed investigates the beautiful Doctor Mrs. Emma Peel, the only suspect, but simultaneously falls for her and joi…ns forces with her to combat Sir August. (Read More)

Locations:
laboratory storm 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
weather lightning exploding car woman scientist brawl explosion 

Thor (2011)
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Thor (2011)

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a vill…ain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. (Read More)

Locations:
earth storm 
Characters:
babe scientist husband wife relationship 
Story:
heavy rain lightning exploding car diner bridge scientist brawl horse explosion 

Wild (2014) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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Wild (2014)

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Cres…t Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her. (Read More)

Themes:
divorce anger nature death 
Locations:
motel 
Characters:
ex husband ex wife relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
tractor therapist cow diner bridge woman horse shower 

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Daylight (1996)
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Daylight (1996)

Trouble strikes when runaway robbers in a getaway car hit truck full of explosives in the tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. Survivors are left in a weakened tunnel blocked at both exits. As Kit Latura approaches the tunnel, he sees the impact and knows he gotta take action. With time runni…ng out, he enters the tunnel through a system of maintenance walkways. Can he get the survivors out before the tunnel fills up? (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
truck 
Characters:
fiance fiancee relationship husband wife relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
exploding truck disaster exploding car ambulance survival explosion dog 

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)
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One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)

Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat... Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the pups and hold them at her mansion. Will Pongo and Perdita find them in …time ? (Read More)

Themes:
anger 
Locations:
storm truck 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
barn cow lightning woman brawl watching tv horse explosion dog 

Morgan (2016)
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Morgan (2016)

Themes:
anger death 
Locations:
laboratory 
Characters:
female scientist babe scientist boyfriend girlfriend relationship 
Story:
southern accent diner scientist science brawl shower 

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What Lies Beneath (2000) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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What Lies Beneath (2000)

Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman's stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing… voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation. At her husband's urging, Claire starts to see a therapist; she tells him she thinks the house is being haunted by a ghost. His advice? Try to make contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jody, and a ouija board, Claire seeks to find out the truth of What Lies Beneath. (Read More)

Themes:
anger death 
Locations:
laboratory rural setting boat 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
therapist accident house woman scientist watching tv shower dog 

The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)
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The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (2015)

In the 1960s with the Cold War in play, CIA agent Napoleon Solo successfully helps Gaby Teller defect to West Germany despite the intimidating opposition of KGB agent Illya Kuryakin. Later, all three unexpectedly find themselves working together in a joint mission to stop a private criminal organiza…tion from using Gaby's father's scientific expertise to construct their own nuclear bomb. Through clenched teeth and stylish poise, all three must find a way to cooperate for the sake of world peace, even as they each pursue their own agendas. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father anger 
Locations:
laboratory truck boat 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Period:
1960s 
Story:
radar mechanic heavy rain jeep map bridge scientist brawl watching tv explosion dog 

Pearl Harbor (2001)
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Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunte…ers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." (Read More)

Themes:
jealousy death 
Locations:
boat 
Characters:
fiance fiancee relationship love triangle 
Story:
exploding truck radar weather mechanic prologue exploding car map woman explosion dog 

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Jurassic Park (1993)
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Jurassic Park (1993)

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosau…r embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island. (Read More)

Themes:
death 
Locations:
laboratory 
Characters:
babe scientist 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
heavy rain jeep disaster lightning survival scientist science 

Colossal (2016) is one of the best movies like Twister (1996)
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Colossal (2016)

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realiz…ation that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. (Read More)

Themes:
anger jealousy death 
Story:
destruction disaster lightning prologue map diner woman ambulance brawl watching tv explosion 

Don't Say A Word (2001)
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Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediate…ly kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:
death of father anger death 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
loss of father heavy rain prologue exploding car map bridge woman ambulance brawl watching tv explosion dog 

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