Disaster movies. Hollywood loves to put mankind on the brink of extinction. Whether we're all running from an asteroid, giant monsters, aliens or climate change, audiences love to soak in the rampant carnage and destruction splayed out over movie screens. While we certainly don't want any of these disastrous scenarios to actually happen, it is a heck of a lot of fun imaging what would happen.
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Here are our Top 10 Disaster Movies on Blu-ray. What would you put on your list?
1. The Day After Tomorrow - Climate Change
2. War of the Worlds - Alien Invasion
3. Armageddon - Asteroid Impact
4. This Is The End - Judgement Day
5. 28 Days Later - Zombies!
6. San Andreas - Catastrophic Earthquake
7. Godzilla - Gigantic Monsters
8. Terminator 2: Judgement Day - Artificial Intelligence
9. 2012 - Diabolical Calendar Dates
10. The Mist - Inter-Dimensional Monsters
The disaster movie is a summer season staple. One year it's an earthquake, the next it's the weather, and the year after that it could be our recently departed dead reanimated by radiation from an exploded satellite. Whatever en vogue means of depicting humanity's destruction, you can count on audiences to unite together in darkened theaters with buckets of delicious buttery popcorn. If you want to know the odds of what's gonna get ya in the end - check out the 888poker.com infographic for yourself!
Dis-Honorable Disaster Movie Mentions Include:
Meteor, King Kong, Panic in Year Zero, I Am Legend, The Earth Dies Screaming, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Poseidon Adventure, Independence Day, The Core, The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, The Matrix, Twister, Dante's Peak, Deep Impact