The Best New Disaster Movies Of The Last Few Years

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Vote up your favorite disaster movies that were released on or after January, 1 2019.

There's something weirdly hypnotic about watching catastrophes unfold onscreen. A number of recent disaster movies have portrayed the world - or parts of it - being destroyed in a multitude of ways. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tidal waves, and wildfires all take their toll. And then there's Geostorm, where just about every type of weather-related emergency happens at the same time. While many modern disaster movies are based in some sense of reality, others have more fantastical things wreaking havoc. Monsters, giant robots, and sharks all threaten mass destruction. 

The appeal of the genre probably lies in the way it allows us to confront our fears in a safe way. Real-life calamities have tragically shown what's possible. Watching such events unfold in a movie lets us imagine ourselves in a devastating scenario and try to imagine what we would do to survive. The best new disaster films also have a strong human element. They aren't just about the disaster, they're also about how people come together in the face of great adversity.

Vote for your favorites from this list of new disaster movies. Add any great examples of current disaster films that are missing, and check back to see how your addition fares with other users. 

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  • Greenland
    1
    Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
  • Crawl
    2
    Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Alexandre Aja
  • The Ice Road
    3
    Liam Neeson, Benjamin Walker, Laurence Fishburne
    • Released: 2021
    • Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh
  • Underwater
    4
    Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Mamoudou Athie
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: William Eubank
  • Don't Look Up
    5
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep
    • Released: 2021
    • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Ashfall
    6
    Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Ma Dong-seok
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Lee Hae-jun, Kim Byung-seo
  • A Quiet Place: Part II
    7
    Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds
    • Released: 2021
    • Directed by: John Krasinski
  • Rim of the World
    8
    Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: McG
  • Skyfire
    9
    Jason Isaacs, Hannah Quinlivan, Wang Xueqi
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Simon West
  • The Wandering Earth
    10
    Guangjie Li, Chuxiao Qu, Man-Tat Ng
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Frant Gwo
  • The Tunnel
    11
    John Byrne, Lexi Skeldon, Kieran Dale
    • Released: 2021
    • Directed by: John Byrne
  • The Rescue
    12
    Eddie Peng, Wang Yanlin, Xin Zhilei
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Dante Lam
  • The Silence
    13
    Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: John R. Leonetti
  • The Aeronauts
    14
    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Phoebe Fox
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Tom Harper
  • 3022
    15
    Miranda Cosgrove, Kate Walsh, Omar Epps
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: John Suits
  • Aniara
    16
    Emelie Jonsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, Arvin Kananian
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja