Natural or man-made disasters are depicted in disaster films that feature large-scale destruction. Aliens, zombies, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and space catastrophes are among the most often used plot devices by filmmakers these days. The widespread eradication of resources, both live and inanimate, that is inherent in war movies could also be considered a form of the above.
As lovely as nature might be, it can also be quite frightening. Various natural disasters, such as storms and avalanches, pose a persistent threat to the planet. These days, man-made disasters are as common as natural ones because of the vast destruction being carried out on the earth. Even more worrying is the fact that these occurrences could lead to the demise of the human species as we know it. Keeping this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best catastrophe films now available on Netflix.
10. Pandora (2016)
There’s no one to listen to Pyung-concerns Sub’s about the local nuclear power plant’s current state of disrepair. However, when an earthquake occurs, the facility suffers extensive damage and panic ensues. Young Jae-Hyeok and his colleagues are now tasked with averting a new nuclear disaster. The storyline of “Pandora” not only makes it an exciting movie, but it also makes it an emotional one. When it comes to filmmaking, Jong-woo Park is a master of both visual effects and cinematography.
9. Enemy at the Gates (2001)
We’d be negligent if we didn’t include this World Military II war film, which takes place during the bloodiest fight of the war. Vasily Zaytsev (from Russia) and Major Konig (from Germany) are two snipers who participate in a deadly cat-and-mouse shooting match in Stalingrad, which is already in ruins. With a focus on the characters’ experiences, “Enemy at the Gates” shows the numerous evils of war from a much more intimate perspective. Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, and Rachel Weisz are among the cast members.
8. Extinction (2018)
In the apocalyptic genre, ‘Extinction’ is Netflix’s take on the matter. In the near future, an engineer named Peter is having dreams about an alien invasion that could lead to the annihilation of all life on the planet. A trip to a psychiatrist confirms his suspicions that he’s not the only one experiencing these strange images. After the arrival of spacecraft, Peter and his family find themselves surrounded by enemy alien forces. That Alice is an AI humanoid and that the only option to save her is to use an unexpected source of power—Peter himself—is revealed later on. synthesizers, a type of artificial intelligence. They’ve been living on Earth disguised as humans since the human uprising against the AI, which erased their memories. A few sections of ‘Extinction’ are enjoyable, but I only watched it because of Michael Pena. Which one of you?
7. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
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This movie was made to capitalize on the success of the ‘Cloverfield’ series. Despite promising twists and a fairly compelling tale, it fails to live up to its predecessors in terms of quality. In the year 2028, during the height of the world’s energy crisis, a crew of astronauts is stationed on a space station. Cloverfield’s Shepherd particle accelerator is being tested in a desperate attempt when calamity strikes. Parallel universes may represent a threat to our current way of life, according to this.
6. ARQ (2016)
A depletion of natural gas and fossil fuels would be a life-threatening tragedy for humans. ‘ARQ,’ directed by Tony Elliott, is based on this idea. There is now a fierce competition between the world’s largest oil companies and the world’s governments for the remaining reserves. One man, an engineer namedRenton, has a contraption that can provide endless energy, and he is the only one who can fix the energy issue. As a swarm of masked intruders close in on the area, we discover Renton and the machine locked inside a house.
In addition, Renton is trapped in a time loop produced by the machine he’s carrying around, forcing him to relive the same day repeatedly. An atmospheric disaster film with elements of the surreal thriller, “ARQ” hits all the right chords with its audience. Despite its flaws, it is a full entertainer that wraps up all the loose ends neatly.
5. Bird Box (2018)
‘Bird Box’ has been one of Netflix’s most popular releases since it mirrors ‘World War Z.’ (or any apocalypse movie for that matter). The film begins with Malorie, who is pregnant, and her sister heading to the hospital in the midst of an epidemic of suicides. Malorie’s sister “sees” something while driving back home, and she dies as well. Hundreds have taken their own lives as a result of the epidemic’s rapid spread. It is then that Malorie takes refuge in a nearby house that houses a large number of people.
Malorie, along with her son, the daughter of another woman, and Tom (a man she had met), is learning to live again with the aid of a blindfold five years later, following a break-up with her ex. To avoid self-immolation, they all perform household duties in this manner. Malorie and the children set out on a journey down the river to a safer location when insurgents attack and Tom commits suicide. When they get there, they discover that everyone else in the area has gone blind, which means they’re the only ones who can see. Sandra Bullock gives a powerful performance in “Bird Box,” which is complemented by a gripping storyline.
4. Rim Of The World (2019)
The story and production values of ‘Rim Of The World,’ a Netflix original film directed by McG, are reminiscent of ‘Stranger Things.’ In keeping with the style of children’s adventure films from the 1980s, it’s named after a camp in Southern California where the tale takes place.
The story revolves around Zhenzhen, Alex, and Dariush, three young boys, as well as Gabriel, a juvenile delinquent. Suddenly, they observe that army fighter planes are engaged in a fierce aerial battle with invading extraterrestrial ships. With her hand on Alex’s shoulder, an astronaut emerges from the International Space Station. With this key, she tells him that the aliens can be defeated. A defense system known as Excalibur is purportedly activated. In the absence of grownups and with little time to spare, the four young people set off on a perilous journey packed with problems.
3. How It Ends (2018)
Filmmaker David M. Rosenthal is behind the camera for this Netflix original, which stars Theo James, Kat Graham, and Forest Whittaker. After Sam gets pregnant, James and Graham play a couple, Will and Samantha, who want to get married. First, he begs Sam’s father for permission to come to Chicago. Because of unexplained sky activity that has canceled all flights, Will is unable to return home from his vacation. Because of the risky situation, Will and Tom (Sam’s father) embark on a joint trip to Seattle so that Sam will not be left behind. Aftermaths of a cataclysmic event are to blame for the weather differences. There are two men who are on a mission to find each other’s girlfriend in a dangerous moment.
Despite the fact that the story has a lot of potential, the way it’s put together leaves much to be desired. This film’s plot and characters are predictable, so don’t expect any surprises. As long as two characters are at the center of a catastrophe film’s plot, the spectator must feel some type of empathy for them. Even so, it’s a fun watch for a single viewing!
2. Io (2019)
Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood made Margaret Qualley famous, but did you know she also starred in a Netflix production? Qualley plays Sam Welden, a scientist who continues to remain on Earth long after it has been deemed uninhabitable in the science fiction film ‘Io’. Io, a moon of Jupiter, has become the new home of the majority of humanity. Welden, on the other hand, is determined to come up with a solution that will allow humans to return to Earth. When she sends out a radio transmission, a man named Micah comes to visit her (Anthony Mackie). As a result, he likewise intends to leave as soon as possible, believing that all hope has been extinguished.
The film’s premise is intriguing, but the Earth’s post-apocalyptic state could have been better depicted. Both Qualley and Mackie have put up great performances in the film, despite the script’s faults.
1. 22 July (2018)
One of Us: A Massacre in Norway—and Its Aftermath’ by journalist Asne Seierstad serves as the basis for the film, “22 July,” which examines the terrorist attacks that occurred in Norway in 2011 and their aftermath. At least 80 people were killed in the blasts that rocked Oslo, including teenagers who were attending a Labor Party summer camp. A white supremacist is being held responsible for the heinous mass killings. “22 July” revisits the horrific events of that day, even if it has been dramatized, and it is because of these real-life roots that we recommend this picture.