History Main / DisasterMovie

31st Jan '16 8:08:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Deluge'' (1933): One of the {{Ur Example}}s, making this trope OlderThanTheyThink. Most of the film was thought to be [[MissingEpisode lost]], save for a scene of [[BigApplesauce New York]] getting destroyed by earthquakes and tidal waves. In the late 1980s, however, a complete print dubbed in Italian was discovered in a film archive. One scene, showing the Statue of Liberty getting hit by a tidal wave, would be copied over seventy years later by ''DeepImpact'' and ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow''.
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* ''Deluge'' (1933): One of the {{Ur Example}}s, making this trope OlderThanTheyThink. Most of the film was thought to be [[MissingEpisode lost]], save for a scene of [[BigApplesauce New York]] getting destroyed by earthquakes and tidal waves. In the late 1980s, however, a complete print dubbed in Italian was discovered in a film archive. One scene, showing the Statue of Liberty getting hit by a tidal wave, would be copied over seventy years later by ''DeepImpact'' ''Film/DeepImpact'' and ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow''.
30th Jan '16 7:35:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Daylight}}'' (1997): The Holland Tunnel floods following an explosion, and SylvesterStallone goes in to save the people trapped.
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* ''Film/{{Daylight}}'' (1997): The Holland Tunnel floods following an explosion, and SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone goes in to save the people trapped.
12th Jan '16 11:11:08 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' and ''Film/{{Godzilla}}'' are disaster movies in a sense. Unlike most {{Kaiju}} movies, they focus more on the horrors of encountering a gigantic rampaging monster, thus giving them many disaster movie aspects. Helps that Godzilla was supposed to be a walking representation of the atomic bombs while "Clover"'s attack had many aspects of [=9/11=] in it.
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* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' and ''Film/{{Godzilla}}'' ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' are disaster movies in a sense. Unlike most {{Kaiju}} movies, they focus more on the horrors of encountering a gigantic rampaging monster, thus giving them many disaster movie aspects. Helps that Godzilla was supposed to be a walking representation of the atomic bombs while "Clover"'s attack had many aspects of [=9/11=] in it.
7th Jan '16 8:06:59 AM cdrood
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** Of particular note in ''{{Film/Sharknado}}'' and its sequels which have been hugely successful due to the entirely ridiculous and over the top premise of combining two entirely unrelated and incompatible disasters together. Has pretty much become and AffectionateParody.
13th Dec '15 4:40:40 PM VoxAquila
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* ''Virus''(1980): also based on a novel by Sakyo Komatsu, a [[ThePlague man-made virus]] wipes out the human race, save for a group of Antarctic researchers who must take on the task of preserving some sense of civilization.
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* ''Virus''(1980): ''Virus'' (1980): also based on a novel by Sakyo Komatsu, a [[ThePlague man-made virus]] wipes out the human race, save for a group of Antarctic researchers who must take on the task of preserving some sense of civilization.
13th Dec '15 4:37:08 PM VoxAquila
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* ''Virus''(1980): also based on a novel by Sakyo Komatsu, a [[ThePlague man-made virus]] wipes out the human race, save for a group of Antarctic researchers who must take on the task of preserving some sense of civilization.
5th Dec '15 11:40:48 AM MagnusForce
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* ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' and ''Film/{{Godzilla}}'' are disaster movies in a sense. Unlike most {{Kaiju}} movies, they focus more on the horrors of encountering a gigantic rampaging monster, thus giving them many disaster movie aspects. Helps that Godzilla was supposed to be a walking representation of the atomic bombs while "Clover"'s attack had many aspects of [=9/11=] in it.
4th Dec '15 6:01:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg Disaster Movie]]'' (2008): A ShallowParody of...erm, movies with cool-looking trailers? Despite its name, it had [[InNameOnly almost nothing]] to do with disaster films. Then again, what more would you expect from SeltzerAndFriedberg?
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* ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Disaster Movie]]'' (2008): A ShallowParody of...erm, movies with cool-looking trailers? Despite its name, it had [[InNameOnly almost nothing]] to do with disaster films. Then again, what more would you expect from SeltzerAndFriedberg?Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg?
4th Dec '15 6:01:15 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the SeltzerAndFriedberg [[Film/DisasterMovie movie of the same name]], although that ''was'' technically a disaster movie, being that it was the only film they made that bombed in theaters.
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Not to be confused with the SeltzerAndFriedberg Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg [[Film/DisasterMovie movie of the same name]], although that ''was'' technically a disaster movie, being that it was the only film they made that bombed in theaters.
30th Nov '15 8:40:38 PM Berrenta
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* NightmareFuel: One wonders why none of these movies ever get mentioned when anyone makes a list of [[OneHundredScariestMovieMoments the scariest movies of all time]], considering how much they work off of [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes common fears like acrophobia]] and {{claustrophobia}}.
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* NightmareFuel: One wonders why none of these movies ever get mentioned when anyone makes a list of [[OneHundredScariestMovieMoments [[Series/OneHundredScariestMovieMoments the scariest movies of all time]], considering how much they work off of [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes common fears like acrophobia]] and {{claustrophobia}}.
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