Are you a fan of tsunami movies? Then you’re in the right place. I have compiled a list of the most comprehensive tsunami movies I guarantee you haven’t seen. These films depict the awe-inspiring power of tsunamis, massive waves generated by underwater disturbances such as earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and meteorite impacts. Immerse yourself in the thrilling and dramatic stories that unfold as these natural disasters unleash their devastating force.

Top 10 Tsunami Movies of All Time

    1. Tidal Wave (2009)

      Tidal Wave (2009)

      Geologist Kim Wi takes it upon himself to warn the authorities about a submarine earthquake that triggers a devastating tsunami, but his warnings go unheard. As his ex-wife and daughter find themselves in the danger zone, Driven by a race, Hwi is against time and an impending wave, fueled by a desperate determination to rescue them from harm’s way.

    2. The 5th Wave (2016)

      The 5th Wave (2016)

      As a series of alien attacks devastate the Earth, leading to earthquakes, tsunamis, and chaos, the human race teeters on the brink of extinction. Ohio teenager Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz), separated from her family, is determined to reunite with her younger brother, Sam. In a twist of fate, she crosses paths with Evan Walker (Alex Roe), an enigmatic young man who could be her only hope. Cassie and Evan must rely on each other and fight for survival as they face the relentless onslaught of the invaders’ fifth assault.

    3. Hereafter (2010)

      Hereafter (2010)

      After experiencing transformative encounters with death, three individuals set out on a profound spiritual journey. George, a San Francisco construction worker, discovers his unique ability to communicate with the dead. Marie LeLay, a French reporter, is forever changed after a supernatural vision emerges from her near-death experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Simultaneously, a young London schoolboy navigates the challenges of grief and loss. Together, they embark on a quest for solace, understanding, and spiritual growth.

    4. The Impossible (2012)

      The Impossible (2012)

      “The Impossible” is a gripping disaster drama film directed by J.A. Bayona and written by Sergio G. Sánchez. In this gripping film, starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland, the audience is in the heart-wrenching true story of a family torn apart by the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The movie captures the raw emotions, the unimaginable challenges, and the unwavering determination of the family members as they navigate the aftermath of the disaster, searching for each other against all odds.
    5. Geostorm (2017)

      Geostorm (2017)

      World leaders unite in response to a succession of natural disasters, pooling their resources to create a sophisticated satellite network dedicated to safeguarding the planet. However, when the system malfunctions, the infrastructure is a plan to shelter Earth turns against it. As a catastrophic Geostorm threatens to annihilate everything in its path, a race against time ensues to uncover the genuine source of the problem and prevent global devastation.

    6. The Perfect Storm (2000)

      The Perfect Storm (2000)

      Based on a remarkable true story, this film chronicles the courageous journey of a man and woman who face constant peril as they battle the unpredictable forces of nature aboard fishing and lifeboats. On Halloween in 1991, the relentless convergence of three fierce weather fronts tough off the birth of an unprecedented and powerful storm—the notorious “Perfect Storm.” Their harrowing encounter with this cataclysmic event represents a testament to their resilience and the indomitable spirit of the human will.

    7. Deep Impact (1998)

      Deep Impact (1998)

      The fate of humanity depends on 800,000 Americans under the age of 50 winning a lottery to join 200,000 pre-selected people sent to live in a Missouri structure. Among the pre-selected ones is the Biderman family. Of course, Leo proposes to his girlfriend Sarah Hotchner (Leelee Sobieski) to save her life.

    8. San Andreas (2015)

      San Andreas (2015)

      A putatively perfect day turns disastrous when California’s ignominious San Andreas fault causes the largest listed earthquake, magnitude 9. As the Earth cracks open and structures start to deteriorate, Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), an LAFD hunt-and-deliverance copter airman, must navigate the destruction from Los Angeles to San Francisco to bring his estranged woman (Carla Gugino) and their only son (Alexandra Daddario) to safety.

    9. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

      The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

      Despite raising concerns about environmental issues, climate scholar Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) finds himself largely ignored by UN authorities. His warnings of an impending catastrophe go unheeded, leaving the world ill-prepared for the devastating consequences that unfold. However, his worst fears become a reality as a catastrophic “superstorm” and devastating natural disasters unravel across the globe.

    10. 2012 (2009)

      2012 (2009)

      Unbeknownst to billions of people, the Earth is racing toward its inevitable demise. Upon receiving a warning from an American scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor), world leaders initiate secret measures to ensure the survival of select individuals. Ordinary man Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) takes it upon himself to guide his family to safety as the world crumbles around them piece by piece when the long-anticipated global catastrophe finally strikes, and their plans falter.


2012 (2009) is number one on the list, with a box office hit of $791.2 million. This American science fiction disaster film takes audiences on a thrilling and heart-pounding journey. With stunning visual effects and gripping storytelling, the movie immerses viewers in a world teetering on the edge of destruction. As cataclysmic events unfold and humanity fights for survival, the film delivers a captivating cinematic experience.

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