Science fiction and fantasy
Roland Emmerich's style of big-budget moviemaking involves lots of action, explosions, and the destruction, where possible, of well-known American landmarks.
People face earthquakes, volcanoes, and the end of days in this apocalyptic disaster movie.
Released in 2009.
The Day After Tomorrow
Climate change sparks a series of disastrous weather events, heralding the dawn of a new ice age.
Released in 2004.
Nuclear testing in the Pacific gives rise to a monstrous lizard which lays waste to New York.
Released in 1998.
Enormous alien spaceships arrive on Earth just before the USA is due to celebrate the 4th of July.
Released in 1996.
When Dr. Daniel Jackson deciphers the markings on a device found in Egypt, he has no idea how far it will take him.
Released in 1994.
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