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The Best Tsunami Movies 

LanaYoshii
Updated September 23, 2019 1.1k votes 690 voters 60k views 10 items

List Rules Tsunami-themed films only

Tsunamis create vast destruction to so many communities. And they can provide great themes for disaster movies. Which tsunami-themed films are the coolest to watch?
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The Impossible is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tsunami Movies
Juan Antonio Bayona

Actors: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Holland, Kowit Watthanakul, + more

Released: 2012

The Impossible is a 2012 drama film directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and written by Sergio G. Sánchez. It is based on the experience of María Belón and her family. The cast ...more
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Deep Impact is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tsunami Movies
Mimi Leder

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood, Téa Leoni, Vanessa Redgrave, + more

Released: 1998

Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, ...more
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Marc Thibault added Roland Emmerich

Actors: Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, John Cusack, Danny Glover, + more

Released: 2009

2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. It stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, ...more
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The Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tsunami Movies
Wolfgang Petersen

Actors: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, + more

Released: 2000

The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title by Sebastian Junger, which ...more
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Tidal Wave is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tsunami Movies
Tidal Wave Yoon Je-kyoon

Actors: Ha Ji-won, Uhm Jung-hwa, Lee Min-ki, Kang Ye-won, Sol Kyung-gu, + more

Released: 2009

Tidal Wave is a 2009 South Korean film. Billed as South Korea's first disaster film, Haeundae is directed by Yoon Je-kyoon and stars Sol Kyung-gu, Ha Ji-won, Park Joong-hoon and Uhm Jung-hwa.
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Hereafter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tsunami Movies
Clint Eastwood

Actors: Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jay Mohr, Derek Jacobi, Mylène Jampanoï, + more

Released: 2010

Hereafter is a 2010 American supernatural thriller fantasy film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, written by Peter Morgan and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
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The Wave is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tsunami Movies
Kathryn Heary added The Wave Roar Uthaug

Released: 2016

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Irwin Allen, Ronald Neame

Actors: Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine, Leslie Nielsen, Shelley Winters, + more

Released: 1972

The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald Neame, produced by Irwin Allen, and based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. The film features ...more
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The Tsunami and the Cher... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tsunami Movies
Lucy Walker

Released: 2011

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom is a 2011 documentary film directed by Lucy Walker. The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
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Atlantis: The Lost Empir... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tsunami Movies
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Actors: Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner, John Mahoney, David Ogden Stiers, + more

Released: 2001

Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 American traditionally animated action-adventure film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation—the first science fiction film in Disney's animated features ...more