Gizmodo Movie Night: 15 Of The Best Bad Weather, Natural Disaster And End Of The World Movies

It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, batten down the hatches to get away from that ferocious Melbourne tornado, or shelter inside from Sydney's ominous storm clouds — these are best end-of-the-world flicks streaming right now.

We've re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia's other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Stan costs a flat $10 per month, Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month, and Presto is $10 to $15 depending which package you choose.

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Stan: Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Last Ship

Stan: The Last Ship opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. The crew of the U.S.S. Nathan James is heading home with microbiologist Rachel Scott - the only person who might hold the key to stopping the virus.

Watch it now on Stan.

Quantum of Solace

Stan: Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's water supply.

Watch it now on Stan.

Pacific Rim

Stan: When legions of creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers.

Watch it now on Stan.

I Am Legend

Stan: Vampires created by a man-made plague surround a lone survivor as he searches for a cure.

Watch it now on Stan.



Netflix: When a hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks are swept up in tornadoes and deposited all over the city, where they terrorize residents.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Sharknado 2: The Second One

Netflix: A freak weather system turns its fury on New York City, unleashing a deadly Sharknado on the Big Apple, and Fin and April are back to save the day.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Colony

Netflix: After losing contact with the only other known settlement in an icy postapocalyptic landscape, an outpost of colonists discovers a sinister threat.

Watch it now on Netflix.


Netflix: As a massive asteroid hurtles toward Earth, NASA's head honcho hatches a plan to split the deadly rock in two before it annihilates the entire planet.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Road

Netflix: Set in a postapocalyptic future, this end-of-days tale follows two survivors, a father and son, who take to the road in search of a better life.

Watch it now on Netflix.



Presto: Matt Damon. Kate Winslet. This thriller centres on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors trying to find a cure and control the panic setting in around the world.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: It is the year 2057, the Sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth's last hope lies with a crew whose mission it is to deliver a nuclear device designed to reignite the fading sun.. But disaster strikes everywhere in this superb blend of doomsday thriller and thoughtful sci-fi starring Rose Byrne.

Watch it now on Presto.


Presto: A volcano blows beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, raining fire bombs and a tide of lava down on terrified LA. It's up to Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche to cap the eruption and save the City of Angels.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Walking Dead

Presto: After waking from a coma in an abandoned hospital, police officer Rick Grimes finds the world he knew gone – ravaged by a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Core

Presto: When unexplained catastrophes begin to occur, a team of gifted scientists travel into the earth's core in order to detonate a nuclear device that will save the world from destruction.

Watch it now on Presto.

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