The Most Epic Tsunami Movies You Should See

Friday, November 16 by Gregory Wakeman

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Tsunamis seem to be becoming more and more of an occurrence in the 21st Century which isn’t a good thing. Anytime they wash up on shore a wave of destruction is followed closely behind with the death toll typically in the thousands. But that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from drenching their stars in order to showcase this natural disaster. Here are six tsunami movies that you need to see.

 

"Hereafter"

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	Clint Eastwood’s tale sees Matt Damon communicating with the dead as a clairvoyant to those looking to connect with their deceased loved ones. But it’s <span data-scayt_word=Cecile de France’s Marie who comes up against the onrushing water, playing a French journalist who survived the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Her own near-death experience during this ordeal sees her find herself believing that there is life beyond death.

 

"The Day After Tomorrow"

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Roland Emmerich paints a pretty dire picture for the future of mankind in this 2004 disaster epic. New York is overcome by a huge tsunami that kills millions, destroys buildings, and even sees the Queen of England freeze to death. It’s ok though, Dennis Quaid survives.

 

"Deep Impact"

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Wouldn’t the world be a better place with Morgan Freeman as President? Apparently not, as under his tenure three-quarters of an asteroid comes within hours of completely destroying Earth, with the other quarter causing unfathomable damage to large parts of the world.

 

"2012"

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With only a few weeks left of 2012, it’s safe to say that the world isn’t going to be destroyed as the Mayans predicted. But Roland Emmerich, boy does he love showing the world’s demise as he systematically depicts Los Angeles sink to the bottom of the ocean when tsunamis envelope the world due to the displacement of the earth’s crust.

 

"Poseidon"

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This 2006 remake of the 1972 classic is actually a pretty enjoyable dose of cinema. And it’s all because of a 150-foot rogue wave that single-handedly ruins everyone’s New Years Eve as they look to escape the upside-down cruise ship.

 

"The Impossible"

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Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor are set to star in this 2012 drama that revolves around a Spanish family’s experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It promises to be sad, emotional, and wet. Very, very wet.