What do you do when you hear the news that NASA is launching a satellite to crash into an asteroid because it’s headed towards Earth? Immediately start bingeing the best apocolypse movies featuring Earth-threatening asteroids of course!
We've saved you some research time and come up with our top 5 of all time including a brand new release that looks out-of-this-world!
1. Armageddon (1998)
The most famous movie on this list, Armageddon stars Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, and Ben Affleck.
The movie follows a team of deep-core drillers who are recruited by NASA to stop an asteroid 110 miles wide from hitting Earth.
Bruce Willis' appearance in Armageddon is so iconic, people are calling on Willis to head into space to fix the current real-life asteroid issue.
Time to get Bruce Willis and his drilling crew ready!— Dmytro Hrydasov (@ScienceDi) November 22, 2021
2. Apollo 18 (2011)
As the title suggests, this film follows the last mission of NASA's Apollo program: Apollo 18.
The team believes they're on a standard mission until after they land and find strange tracks all over the moon.
Suspenseful and shudder-inducing, this is basically The Blair Witch Project but in space.
3. Deep Impact (1998)
This movie stars Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood and Tea Leoni, among many others.
The premise of this film is that a giant comet is on a crash course with Earth and a team of astronauts and scientists must somehow destroy or deflect the comet to save the planet.
Produced by one of today's most successful filmmakers, Steven Spielberg, you better watch this one on the biggest screen in your house.
4. Seeking A Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightle, Seeking A Friend for the End of the World is about a quirky asteroid film with a love of heart and soul.
The protagonist, Dodge, realizes that he has little remaining time with his family and decides to find a friend to help him through this difficult time.
Eventually, Dodge finds a woman named Penny who assists him in finding closure from his loss.
5. Don’t Look Up (2021)
Okay so this one’s about a comet, not an asteroid, but it’s still a worthy inclusion.
This apocalypse comedy drama from Netflix is about two low-level astronomers played by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio- ummm what a pairing!
They discover a comet on a collision course with Earth and go on a media tour to warn everyone.
The all-star cast of Don't Look Up also includes Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi and Cate Blanchett.
So what are you waiting for?
Start filling up your streaming library now so when disaster strikes (or not, whatever) you’ll be ready.
Here's hoping these recommendations don't come in handy in real life any time soon. Happy viewing!