Destroying New York!by ecliptica83 | created - 09 Apr 2013 | updated - 09 Apr 2013 | Public
Movies that include in one way or another destruction, invasion or total chaos in New York City!
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1. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Votes: 398,959 | Gross: $186.74M
destroyed by a tsunami and an ice age
2. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
Votes: 509,035 | Gross: $306.17M
3. Deep Impact (1998)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepare for the worst.
Votes: 155,345 | Gross: $140.46M
destroyed by an asteroid and a tsunami
4. 2012: Ice Age (2011 Video)
PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age.
destroyed by an ice age
5. Category 7: The End of the World (2005)
TV-PG | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A deadly category 7 storm wreaks havoc on the world. Meanwhile, kidnappers threaten to make matters even worse.
destroyed by a super storm
6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
Votes: 158,934 | Gross: $79.37M
destroyed by an alien invasion
7. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
Votes: 176,219 | Gross: $136.31M
destroyed by a giant monster rampage
8. Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.
destroyed by a giant monster rampage... again
9. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Votes: 117,210 | Gross: $25.24M
the city is partially destroyed by prison riots and it is converted to a large prison
10. War of the Worlds (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival in this sci-fi action film.
Votes: 399,289 | Gross: $234.28M
destroyed by an alien invasion
11. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.
Votes: 654,607 | Gross: $256.39M
destroyed by a zombie apocalypse
12. Killer Wave (2007– )
TV-14 | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive ... See full summary »
13. The Happening (2008)
R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
Votes: 189,943 | Gross: $64.51M
destroyed by an epidemic
14. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Votes: 213,404 | Gross: $79.96M
destroyed by a solar storm
15. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.
Votes: 376,831 | Gross: $218.08M
destroyed by an enormous gorilla
16. Solar Crisis (1990)
PG-13 | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A huge Solar flare is predicted to fry Earth. Astronauts must fly to the sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp C.E.O. ... See full summary »
destroyed by a solar flare and a solar storm
17. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 381,613 | Gross: $201.57M
destroyed by a meteor shower
18. The Day the Earth Stopped (2008 Video)
R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.
destroyed by giant alien robots
19. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 479,591 | Gross: $107.51M
20. Skyline (2010)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Votes: 84,863 | Gross: $21.37M
21. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,218,678 | Gross: $623.28M
destroyed by a battle between superheroes and supervillans
22. Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
Unrated | 170 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A devastating earthquake hits New York City, with survivors left fighting for their lives amongst the ruins.
23. Disaster Movie (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy
Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.
Votes: 84,904 | Gross: $14.19M
parody of all destruction combined!
24. Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Illegal experimentation accidentally rips open a previously unknown hidden magma reserve directly under Manhattan!
volcanic eruption in NY
25. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 281,047 | Gross: $78.62M
destroyed by rising sea levels and global warming