I love sci-fi movies, and storm movies are high on my list to watch. I think my favorite category is critters/animals like spiders and anacondas and such, specifically shark movies, which is hysterical because I am arachnophobic and have an irrational fear of sharks. My son just shakes his head. Storm and disaster movies are second. Also, if you have read some of my other sci-fi movie articles, you know I love B movies. Asylum is my favorite production company, so some of their films naturally made the list.
Making this list was interesting. I could only come up with a few names off the top of my head, so I had to look up storm movies on Google. When you search that, it comes up with many disaster movies and storm movies. Then you have to debate if it is a storm or disaster movie. These are the ones I come up with. You can tell me if you disagree. Here we go.
The first movie that came to mind was The Day After Tomorrow. In this movie, the world is covered with storms, and a kind of ice age starts. First, the ocean covers New York and then the flash-freezing part of the world. It is intense. One scientist must brave the freezing temperatures to save his son. The Day After Tomorrow stars Dennis Quad, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sela Ward, and Emma Rossum.
The 12 Disasters of Christmas is the second one I thought of. This is a terrific movie in which a teenage girl must save the world. Her grandmother kept a sacred ring she gave her as the storms started. When she puts the ring on, the vision begins. She must find four more rings and stop the end of the end. Storms such as hail, flash freezing, toxic gas, and more will get worse and are already killing people. The 12 Disaster of Christmas stars Ed Quinn, Magda Apanowicz, and Holly Elissa.
I had to debate this one, and I pulled my son Jack into it. It was his logic that let me put Sharknado on this list. His reasoning is where there is a tornado, storms happen. I can’t say he is wrong. So if you don’t know, Sharknado is a movie about a waterspout that pulled up sharks and hit land. It throws sharks around, and carnage follows. The film stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, and John Heard. It is a cult classic. As the series went on, many stars made a cameo. The rest of the movies are Sharknado 2: The Second One, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, and The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.
Geostorm stars Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess. This was one of those I had to look up. I love this movie. Not only is there a race to stop the storm the weather satellite started but also stop those who would kill the president so they could take their place. In Geostorm, there is a satellite that controls the weather on Earth. I am conflicted; on the one hand, it would be cool to stabilize the weather and make sure that fires are under control and there is rain when and where it is needed. But, on the other, what will Mother Earth’s reaction be? How will it affect the Earth itself? I love this movie. I just lost it in the files I call my brain.
40 Days and Nights, not to be confused with Josh Hartnett’s 40 Days and Nights, is freaking awesome and an Asylum production. In this movie, the rain is constant and floods the Earth like the biblical flood. Like Noah, the governments have made massive arks and have saved important people and seeds, DNA, and those with enough money to buy their way on. I love this movie too. 40 Days and Nights stars Alex Cater, Monica Keena, and Alex Ball.
Did I pick any of your favorites? What do you think? Does Sharknado even count as a storm movie? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, have fun storming the castle!