80 Movies and TV Shows Featuring Earth-Threatening Asteroids and Comets

It’s the end of the year and one particular tabloid newspaper is again warning us that it could soon be the end of the world — yes, asteroid 2019 AE3 is in our vicinity and the apocalypse is coming. In keeping with the tabloid drama, below is a list of all the film and TV dramas ever made that feature Earth-threatening asteroids and comets, for you to see for yourself what is unlikely to take place on 2 January 2020.

NASA calculates that the 13 metre-wide asteroid 2019 AE3 will miss us by a distance of nearly 2 million kilometres, which is five times more than the Earth-Moon distance.

But if it’s drama you want, I can guarantee it’s on my list — everything ever made from 1916 to date.

Happy New Year!

Impact Earth (2015) from the list of every asteroid and comet disaster movie ever made. Earth threatening asteroids and comets.
Impact Earth (2015) – AltaVista Entertainment

The list below of every movie and TV show featuring Earth-threatening asteroids and comets is checked and updated regularly. The watch links may be to any of Amazon, IMDb, iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, or a dedicated film website, depending on what was available last time it was checked, but most link to Amazon (UK and/or US) because the majority of titles are available there. If you want to watch a movie on Amazon and don’t have a Prime subscription, they sometimes offer a 30-day trial, but always read their T&Cs first.

[list last updated: 20 December 2020]

Every movie and TV show featuring Earth-threatening asteroids and comets:

A Fire in the Sky (1978). Watch

Anna’s Storm (2007) aka Hell’s Rain (2007). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Apocalypse, CA (2011). Trailer | Watch US

Apocalypse Tomorrow (2014) aka Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse (2014). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch (US)

Armageddon (1998). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Asteroid (1997). Watch

Asteroid: Final Impact (2015) aka Meteor Assault (2015). Trailer | Watch | DVD

Asteroid vs Earth (2014). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Before the Fall (2008) aka Tres Días (2008). Trailer | DVD

Collision Earth (2011). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Collision Earth (2020). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Cosmic Shock (1997) aka Doomsday Rock (1997). Watch

Crash of the Moons (1954). Watch UK | Watch US | Watch (YouTube)

Danny Phantom: “Phantom Planet” (2007) [S3, Ep 12–13]. Watch UK | Watch US

Deadly Skies (2006) is the original version of Force of Impact (2006) aka Ultimate Limit (2006). Watch Original | Watch (Amazon) | Watch (YouTube)

Deep Impact (1998). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Don’t Look Up (2021) (due for release on Netflix in 2021). Press Release

Doomsday Rock (1997) aka Cosmic Shock (1997). Watch

Earthfall (2015). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Earth Storm (2006). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Evolution (2001). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Force of Impact (2006) aka Ultimate Limit (2006) are alternative versions of the original Deadly Skies (2006). Watch (Amazon) | Watch (YouTube) | Watch Original

Futurama: “A Big Piece of Garbage” (1999) [S1, Ep 8]. Watch

Futureshock: Comet Impact (2007) aka Impact Earth (2008). Trailers

Gorath (1962). Trailer | DVD | Watch bits (YouTube)

Greenland (2020). Trailer | Watch

Hell’s Rain (2007) aka Anna’s Storm (2007). Trailer | Watch

Hope (2016). Watch | Watch

Icetastrophe (2014). Watch UK | Watch US

Impact (2008). Watch

Impact Earth (2008) aka Futureshock: Comet Impact (2007). Trailers

Impact Earth (2015). Trailer

Judgment Day (1999). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

La Fin du Monde (1931). Read

Melancholia (2011). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Meltdown: Days of Destruction (2006). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Meteor (1979). Watch UK | Watch US

Meteor (2009). Watch UK | Watch US

Meteor Apocalypse (2010). Watch UK | Watch US

Meteor Assault (2015) aka Asteroid: Final Impact (2015). Trailer | Watch

Meteorites! (1998). Watch

Meteor Storm (2010). Watch

Mutant World (2014). Watch UK | Watch US

Night of the Comet (1984). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

One-Punch Man: “The Ultimate Disciple” (2015) [S1, Ep 7]. Watch UK | Watch US

Origin (2017). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Polar Storm (2009). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Post Impact (2004). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Salvation (2017-18). Trailer S1 | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Netflix S1 & S2

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Sliders: “Last Days” (1995) [S1, Ep 3]. Watch UK | Watch US

Stargate SG-1: “Fail Safe” (2002) [S5, Ep 17]. Watch UK | Watch US

Starship Troopers (1997). Watch UK | Watch US

Stonado (2013). Watch UK | Watch US

The Cusp (1996). Watch

The Day of the Triffids (1962/1981/2008). Watch 1962 | Watch 1981 | Watch 2008

The Day the Sky Exploded (1958). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

The End of the World (1916) aka The Flaming Sword (1916). Watch (Danish Film Institute) | Watch (Amazon)

The Fifth Element (1997). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

The Green Slime (1968). Trailer | Watch | Watch US

The Lost Missile (1958). Watch UK | Watch US

The Monolith Monsters (1957). Watch UK | Watch US

The Onion News Network: “Asteroid Heads to Earth” (2011) [S2 Ep 1]. Watch UK | Watch US

The Sarah Jane Adventures: “Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?” (2007) [S1, Ep 7–8]. Watch

These Final Hours (2013). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

The Simpsons: “Bart’s Comet” (1995) [S6, Ep 14]. Watch UK | Watch US

The Size of Texas (2011). Watch

The Super Comet (2007). Trailer | Part 1: The Impact | Part 2: On a Strange Planet | Parts 1 & 2 Amazon |

The West Wing: “Impact Winter” (2004) [S6, Ep 9]. Watch UK | Watch US

Tik Tik Tik (2018). Trailer | Soundtrack | Watch

Total Eclipse (2008). Watch UK | Watch US

Tres Días (2008) aka Before the Fall (2008). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Tycus (1999). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Ultimate Limit (2006) aka Force of Impact (2006) are alternative versions of the original Deadly Skies (2006). Watch (Amazon) | Watch (YouTube) | Watch Original

Undead (2003). Trailer | DVD | Watch US

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965). Watch UK | Watch US

Warning from Space (1956). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US | Watch with ads

When Worlds Collide (1951). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Without Warning (1994). Watch UK | Watch US

Wizards of Waverly Place: “Wizards vs Asteroid” (2011) [UK: S4, Ep 17; US: S108, Ep 3]. Watch UK | Watch US

You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015). Watch UK | Watch US

Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse (2014) aka Apocalypse Tomorrow (2014). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

…and finally, not an asteroid or comet disaster movie, but a charming little movie about some problems on an asteroid:

A Day on the Asteroid (2009). Trailer | Watch


And that’s a wrap for all the movies and TV shows that feature Earth-threatening asteroids and comets.

Too short, want more? Read the long version!

Don’t forget, it’s always Asteroid Day on 30 June.