The Best Tsunami Movies 

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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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