10 Best Disaster Movies You Don’t Want to Watch If You’re Too Sensitive

10 Best Disaster Movies You Don’t Want to Watch If You’re Too Sensitive
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When you don’t like the weather, put on one of these and suddenly, you’ll feel immediately comforted by the storm outside.

10. The Wave (2015)

Among all the natural disasters, the tsunami might just be the second most terrifying. While Norwegian scientists were anticipating that it might happen someday, the giant fjord’s collapse catches everyone off-guard — and now, a massive 280-feet wave is rapidly approaching the coast. People don’t have anywhere to run from it. Watch The Wave on Netflix and Prime Video.

9. Outbreak (1995)

As far as we’re concerned viruses are just a different form of a natural disaster, so get over it. In Outbreak, a deadly disease is carried to America with a small African monkey that was experimented on. The virus spreads quickly, and the cure can only be created from the monkey’s blood — but the mischievous animal has escaped…

Watch Outbreak on Netflix and Prime Video.

8. The Perfect Storm (2000)

Sailors put their lives on the line every single day as it’s impossible to predict the ocean’s mood with 100% certainty. So when a massive storm breaks out in the Atlantic, no one is particularly surprised… Which doesn’t help a group of fishermen stuck in between 100-feet waves amid the deadliest storm in their entire lives.

Watch The Perfect Storm on Netflix, Apple TV, and Prime Video.

7. Dante's Peak (1997)

An experienced volcanologist goes to an idyllic countryside town in America to conduct his research and discovers a terrifying prospect: a massive stratovolcano beneath the town is awakening, threatening to destroy everything as far as the eye can see. The only person who takes his words seriously is the town’s new mayor.

Watch Dante's Peak on Netflix and Prime Video.

6. Deep Impact (1998)

The anticipation of a tragedy is sometimes worse than the tragedy itself. Scientists discover a large comet headed straight at Earth, and the population is in panic. The only solution the governments can come up with is sending a suicide mission of astronauts to detonate the comet and change its trajectory… And hope for the best.

Watch Deep Impact on Prime Video.

5. Armageddon (1998)

Believe it or not, almost the exact same thing happens in Armageddon: an asteroid the size of Texas threatens to mess up our planet in the nearest future, and the solution is as risky as it is explosive. Except this time, the mission is not to change the trajectory: it’s to blow up the rock into tiny pieces with a nuclear warhead.

Watch Armageddon on Disney Plus and Prime Video.

4. Twister (1996)

Even the best professionals are still people, and they deal with their own issues. Two veteran storm chasers are ready to divorce and almost hate each other — but their personal drama must be put aside as only they can urgently create a system capable of predicting the worst tornadoes… By going to those tornadoes together.

Watch Twister on Apple TV and Prime Video.

3. 2012 (2009)

Remember when folks were genuinely terrified of the world ending in 2012? Well, this movie shows exactly what could have happened if the prophecy turned out to be correct: massive natural disasters are tearing Earth apart, devastating entire countries, and in the middle of it all, a struggling writer is trying to protect his family.

Watch 2012 on Max, Netflix, and Prime Video.

2. Independence Day (1996)

One of the most feared scenarios for many people is that aliens are out there, and they are both technologically superior to us — and hostile. In Independence Day, such an invasion is launched against Earth, aiming to destroy our civilization to repopulate the planet with their own kind. The situation appears absolutely dire.

Watch Independence Day on Hulu, Disney Plus, and Prime Video.

1. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

There have been Ice Ages in our planet’s history, and each of them wiped out the dominant species of its respective time. As another Ice Age falls upon Earth, leading to natural disaster and countless deaths, a bold paleoclimatologist makes a daring break across the entirety of the US to reach his son before it’s too late.

Watch The Day After Tomorrow on Hulu, Apple TV, Disney Plus, and Prime Video.