A 50-foot wave, tons of water, and a massive storm covering entire cities to the brim. Tsunamis leave nothing but death and destruction in their wake decimating not only real estate but also countless lives. The human spirit, however, has always been resilient and will continue to be. After the Indian Ocean catastrophe the Indian community built themselves up and as did the victims of Katrina.
Movies made on natural disasters and consequently tsunamis are always full of thrill, action, and an odd adrenaline rush. We have brought a list of films full of all these things and more. These movies based on Tsunamis go all the way from your run of the mill disaster movies where people are trying to run away from a giant wave, all the way to ones like The Impossible which describe the aftermath of such a calamity. With that said, here’s the list of top Tsunami movies ever. You can watch many of these tsunami movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
On New Year’s eve the cruise ship Poseidon is attacked by terrorists which leads to the vessel capsizing in the middle of the ocean and the travellers getting stuck inside it. Headed by a priest and a homeland agent, a group of survivors determined to survive are moving through to the bottom which is the new top. What they don’t know is that they don’t only have the water to fear. There is a mysterious and sinister force waiting to snuff them out.
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11. Hereafter (2010)
From Clint Eastwood we bring to you a different and eccentric take on mortality and how lives collide unknowingly in this strange world. On assignment in Thailand, French television journalist Marie Lelay has a near death experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Having drowned for a long time she is clinically dead before she is revived by rescuers. On the other side of the world Geroge a genuine psychic medium who can talk to spirits from the afterworld is trying to get rid of his legacy as a medium and lead a normal life. In yet another place Marcus a 12-year-old is trying to contact his dead twin brother for answers. Destiny sets these three strangers on a path which leads them up towards each other. What will happen when three people each dealing with near death experience in their own way cross paths?