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21 movies similar to Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Sully (2016) poster

1 Sully (2016) ★ 7.4

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What happened on January 15, 2009, will be called the "Miracle on the Hudson. On that day, the captain of Flight 1549, Chesley Sullenberger, made an emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the cold waters of the Hudson River in New York City. None of the 155 people on board were injured. But despite all the accolades from the public and the media, an investigation was launched that threatened Captain Sully's professional reputation and longstanding career.
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2 The Impossible (2012) ★ 7.6

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The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
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3 The Guardian (2006) ★ 6.9

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Ben Randall, a legendary swimmer-rescuer, once lost his entire team in a terrible accident. To find his place in life and forget that terrible event, he decides to go to a school where his duties include training young lifeguards. Here he encounters a young and talented swimmer "with character," Jake Fisher.
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4 Patriots Day (2016) ★ 7.4

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A look at the 2013 Boston tragedy through the eyes of Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Two explosions at a marathon race stunned the world community, but not Ed and his colleagues, who deployed a hot-rod search for the terrorists.
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5 In the Heart of the Sea (2015) ★ 6.9

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In 1819, the American ship Essex, with a crew of two dozen men on board, set out from a port in Massachusetts to go whaling. In the fall of 1820 the hunt was interrupted by an attack on the ship by a giant sperm whale, which forced the sailors to move to lifeboats. For more than three months they struggled to survive in the middle of the ocean...
The Finest Hours (2016) poster

6 The Finest Hours (2016) ★ 6.8

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The plot of the film is based on real events that took place in 1952, when coast guard officers, in the midst of a storm, using wooden motorboats, tried to rescue the crew of two oil tankers.
Everest (2015) poster

7 Everest (2015) ★ 7.1

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Experienced instructor Rob Hall, having gathered a group of the best climbers, is going to climb the highest peak of the planet. All these people are full of courage and bravery and they will stop at nothing until they get to the top of Everest. But even if they make it to the top, will they make it back alive and unharmed?
Only the Brave (2017) poster

8 Only the Brave (2017) ★ 7.6

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
Poseidon (2006) poster

9 Poseidon (2006) ★ 5.7

On New Year's Eve, a luxury cruise ship, the Poseidon, is in distress in the Atlantic Ocean after being capsized by a giant tidal wave. While hundreds of surviving passengers, following the captain's instructions, remain in the main ballroom waiting for help from shore, professional card player Dylan Jones searches for his way to salvation.

Keeping Dylan company against his wishes are nine-year-old Conor and his mother Maggie, Robert Ramsey, trying to find his daughter named Jennifer, and her fiancé Christian. They are joined by a shy stowaway, an elderly gay man intent on suicide, and a young waiter. They all make an incredible effort to escape from the sinking ship to the surface...

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10 Captain Phillips (2013) ★ 7.8

In early April 2009, off the coast of Africa, several Somali pirates attack and attempt to seize the massive container ship MV Maersk Alabama. The ship's crew vigorously resists and in the end does not allow themselves to be captured. The invaders are forced to retreat and leave the ship in a small boat, taking Captain Richard Phillips with them.
San Andreas (2015) poster

11 San Andreas (2015) ★ 6.1

Ray is a rescue helicopter pilot who has spent his whole life helping other people. During all his work he has seen a lot of terrible things and more than once found himself in very difficult situations. Despite all obstacles, he rushed to help, not even knowing that the worst was ahead of him.

A powerful earthquake hits California, killing hundreds of people and creating a huge crack in the ground. In the general chaos, Ray has to find his daughter, but it will not be easy. Hoping that his child is still alive, he embarks on a deadly journey across the state...

Underwater (2020) poster

12 Underwater (2020) ★ 5.8

A group of employees of a large underwater drilling complex, located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench at a depth of 11 km, experiences the sudden destruction of the station and faces an unknown oceanic horror.
2012 (2009) poster

13 2012 (2009) ★ 5.8

According to the Mayan calendar, in 2012, the planets of the solar system will be in line with each other, leading to global natural disasters: the strongest earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions will turn countries and entire continents into ruins. Scientists have recently confirmed that this myth could become a reality.
Flight (2012) poster

14 Flight (2012) ★ 7.3

Experienced pilot Whip Whitaker miraculously avoids a plane crash and, by crash-landing, saves the lives of almost all the passengers. Whip is celebrated as a hero, but the more details about the crash emerge, the more questions arise: What really happened on the plane...
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15 The Day After Tomorrow (2004) ★ 6.4

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Earth is moving steadily towards a global ecological catastrophe: in one part of the world all life is dying of drought, in another part, the raging water element is demolishing cities.

The proximity of the catastrophe forces a climate scientist, trying to find a way to stop the global warming, to go in search of his missing son to New York, which has entered a new ice age...

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16 Unstoppable (2010) ★ 6.8

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A huge unmanned locomotive carrying a toxic cargo is hurtling along, sweeping away everything in its path. But the main danger is that if it goes off the rails on the next bend, a chemical disaster is unavoidable. All forces are involved, all attempts to stop the monster are in vain, and there are no plans for rescue.
The 33 (2015) poster

17 The 33 (2015) ★ 6.9

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Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
All Is Lost (2013) poster

18 All Is Lost (2013) ★ 6.9

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A tall, tanned man is cruising on a luxury yacht in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, but the idyllic picture changes overnight, and the hero finds himself alone with the abyss. For the sake of those who are left on shore, he will engage in a battle with the fierce elements.
The Perfect Storm (2000) poster

19 The Perfect Storm (2000) ★ 6.4

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The waves of the Atlantic soar to a height of 30 meters. Howling winds of unprecedented strength. Halloween 1991. The elements are advancing on three fronts, and one of them raises the strongest storm.
Ladder 49 (2004) poster

20 Ladder 49 (2004) ★ 6.5

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Caught in a fire trap, firefighter Jack Morisson has to remember his adventurous life, and his friends and colleagues in the Ladder 49 fire brigade, led by boss Kennedy, have to do everything possible to save him. The heroes have trials and whirlwinds of fire ahead of them, but they are a tough team of real men who can overcome anything...
Greenland (2020) poster

21 Greenland (2020) ★ 6.4

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John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting level-led, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
Into the Storm (2014) poster

22 Into the Storm (2014) ★ 5.8

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In just one day, an incredible "invasion" of tornadoes virtually destroyed the town of Silverstone. All of its residents have been left to the mercy of unpredictable and deadly tornadoes, with meteorologists saying that the worst is yet to come. Most seek shelter, while a few brave ones go out to face the elements, testing themselves to see how far a "tornado hunter" can go for a single - but what! - photo.

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A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

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