The Netflix movie catalog is very varied, however, some categories are much more chosen than others. One of the most outstanding are those related to natural disasters. This genre has a large number of users who consume them, which allows it to be positioned among the most viewed on the platform.

These films found their moment of splendor in the 70s, later in the 90s and early 2000s the genre reinvented itself and with the help of special effects they brought really attractive proposals to the public. Some became the biggest box-office hits on the big screen, breaking box-office records.

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Here we tell you about four films that deal with this theme and that despite the fact that the years go by, they are still all the rage on the Netflix screen.


Two groups of scientists, who follow storms and tornadoes to study their behavior, compete to be the first to get results. Its goal is to analyze the biggest storm in Oklahoma in the last half century. In the group with fewer resources is Jo Harding, a woman about to get divorced, who will have to ask her husband for help. The other group is much better equipped.

The impossible

It is based on the true story of one of the families that was on the coast of Thailand when the area was devastated by the devastating tsunami of 2004; Naomi Watts, Ewan Mcgregor and a little Tom Holland participate in this film.

don’t look up

This Netflix movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Timothée Chalamet among others and recounts the events that take place after two scientists report that a meteorite is headed for Earth and will make it disappear. In the face of disbelief, decisions take time to make and disaster is imminent. A shrewd satire on genre films that shows the role of politics, the media and social networks. It is available on Netflix.


John Cusack and Amanda Peet were the protagonists of this story of the end of the world. Different catastrophic natural events are taking place in the world including earthquakes, volcano eruptions and devastating tsunamis. A writer decides to gather his family to take them to a safe place. The goal is to reach a kind of ark (biblical reminiscences) where they can be safe.