Thursday 10 August 2023

My top 5 favourite Disaster Movies.

The lovely Joanne over at Slices of Life has been doing a series of blog posts all about her favourite movies of different genres and I am so borrowing her idea.

I wouldn't say I am a big movie buff but I do have a lot of favourite films. You can read about my favourite action movies, Sci-Fi movies, my favourite Animated movies and my favourite musical movies. but in this post I am sharing my favourite Disaster movies. I love a good disaster, especially if they are based on real life.


We all of course know the story or Rose and Jack. Bless them, I am still so gutted they never got to live their life together. There was room enough on the door for both of them, I know it has been proved that there hasn't but I like to think there was. I went to the cinema to see this twice, bought it on video and then DVD and even paid to watch it off I think Amazon before it became available on Disney+.

The Impossible!

Tracking one family's harrowing experiences when they 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, this gripping drama depicts the chaos generated by the massive 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia.

This was based on a true story and did not know that when I started watching it one Sunday evening. I did not expect to spend almost all of the time crying. It is shocking and not an easy watch but I am glad I did. It's one of those films that I go back and watch if I need a good cry.

The Poseidon Adventure!

En route from New York City to Greece on New Year's Eve, majestic passenger ship the S.S. Poseidon is overtaken by a tidal wave. With the captain (Leslie Nielsen) dead, surviving passengers, including the passionate Rev. Scott (Gene Hackman), band together in the ship's ballroom. The group struggles to avert fires, flooding, structural instability and mechanical malfunctions as they make their way through a maze of ladders and tunnels in their desperate attempt to escape a watery grave.

An oldie but a goodie, the movie I am on about is the 1972 version not any of the remakes. This one is made without CGI and all of the special effects. You don't need the special effects when you have great actors. This is one of the reasons I would never go on a cruise. lol

The Day After Tomorrow!

When a sudden worldwide storm begins to plunge the entire planet into a new ice age, paleoclimatologist Jack Hall undertakes a dangerous trek to New York City to save his son from the disaster.

I could imagine this sort of weather happening in the future if something about climate change isn't done. The special effects in this film are fantastic, the ice cracking, water rushing into New York and the famous Statue of Liberty surrounded by snow and ice.


For best friends Becky and Hunter, life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. However, after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now, their expert climbing skills are put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights.

I didn't know whether to include this in disaster movies but I can't think of another top 5 of mine where it would fit and it is a bit of a disaster movie, plus I really wanted to give it a mention. It is such a good movie although I spent the first half of the movie shouting you stupid girls, my idea of fun would not be climbing a big tower! It is real edge of your seat stuff and what makes it more tense is that for most of the movie there is only the 2 girls on screen.

Friday Favorites

I am linking up with Erika and Andrea for their Friday Favourites.


  1. Ooh! What a great theme to write about! We started watching Impossible one Christmas eve having no idea what it was about and I was immediately sucked into it. I remember hearing about the tsunami from Oprah Winfrey had Nate Berkus on; a man that survived but lost his partner (and I pretty much never watched Oprah).

  2. I have watched all of these except Fall. I love disaster movies even though I spend the whole time with my heart pounding. And then I Google the ending when I can't cope anymore. I really need to calm down when I watch these kinds of movies. I will see where I can watch Fall as it sounds great!

  3. Thisiswhereitisat10 August 2023 at 16:14

    My son is obsessed with titantic (the event) so watching the film over and over again. We did watch titantic 2 - verdict don't watch is crap 😂

  4. I think the only one of these movies that I saw was Titanic, which was good!

  5. Oh there are some good ones here! But Fall, OMG! I was on the edge of my seat all through this. I had to go and make a cuppa a few times to have a break! Haha, fab film. xx

  6. I've watched the first four but never heard of Fall. I've been hooked lately on some low-budget disaster movies on You Tube, there seems to be a lot of them, everything from extreme freezes to tornadoes to volcanoes and more.