The film tells two different stories. In a movie that embodies the term "climate crisis," extreme weather breaks out across the country — from tornadoes to deep freezes. Was this review helpful to you? The story centers on the citizens of Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri and how they unexpectedly find themselves dealing with the effects of a nuclear bomb. Loosely adapted from Chris Marker's La Jetée, Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys follows Bruce Willis into the past to save the future. Seth Rogen tries, in a movie where people like James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Jay Baruchel play exaggerated versions of themselves amidst the looming disaster. View production, box office, & company info, Lionsgate presents Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer for the first time on UK Blu-ray™ and DVD – 25 May 2020, The 2019 Black List Presents the Year’s Best Unproduced Scripts, Takahisa Zeze: Crime, Punishment, and Transcendence, 324 Neo-Catastrophic / Post-Apocalyptic / Global disaster titles. It’s a shame because Fail-Safe is nearly as dramatically effective as Strangelove is laugh-out-loud hilarious. All joking aside, Danish provocateur Lars von Trier here turns in a product that, while undoubtedly sad, is also disarmingly beautiful (emphasis on the opening, slow-motion sequence) and emotionally resonant without feeling overbearing. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it. It’s certainly not without its flaws, with a tone that oscillates sharply between comedy and drama and a plotline that borrows heavily from a certain other movie on this list. If you like this film, you could also try La Jetée, the French film it was based on. Worldwide Armageddon has never been so hilarious. It faded fairly quickly from the popular imagination thereafter, but maybe a resurgence in End Times-related streaming will bring it, and its '80s predecessors, back into the zeitgeist. This Stanley Kubrick-directed masterpiece takes place on the brink of nuclear war, and the government agencies (and egos) dispatched to stop it. Though not for all tastes, The Last Wave is a hypnotizing experiment in visuals and sound that make it an ideal thriller for an art-house crowd. As mass of solar storms causes tsunamis, volcanoes, and flooding, a city-dwelling family attempts to flee to the relative safety of a group of high-elevation caves several miles away. This one will stay with you long after you've seen it. Description. Everyone reacts differently to a crisis. A mass of solar storms cause a family to flee to safety in elevated caves to escape tsunamis, volcanoes, and flooding. With visuals as sublime as they are grotesque, and a plot at once poetic and action-packed, it's well-earned its status as a classic. Get your disaster fix with a side of '80s-era jokes with Airplane!, a highly random and endearingly of-its-time move that's always worth a rewatch. It follows James, who wants to spend his remaining time at the "party to end all parties," but finds himself being pulled in other directions. 2. Betty Palmer The story centers on two teenage Valley Girls who, after a comet passes right near the Earth and vaporizes billions in its wake, decide to take advantage of the end-of-the-world situation by having an epic shopping spree. Was this review helpful to you? The group warns that the biblical Rapture is near and Sharon takes the news to heart, vowing to give her life to God and live a purer lifestyle. A hilarious send-up of 1980s culture, Night of the Comet provides a thoroughly entertaining time capsule of the decade. Faced with a brutal population that’s quickly destroying itself, the man must eventually decide between continuing forward and hoping for a better life or executing his son then and there to prevent future suffering. As far as the movies go, the possibilities for destroying our planet or civilizations are downright infinite. Along the way, they meet others who are dealing with impending doom in their own unique ways. Would recommend watching while in an altered state of consciousness. Whether it's the blockbuster disaster flicks or the more contemplative End Times content, there's something oddly comforting about watching a global catastrophe unfold onscreen. What follows is Harry’s race against the clock to find his newfound love and escape in a helicopter before it’s too late. Their only hope is to rupture a volcano that will displace the ... See full summary ».