IMPACT! Index of Moving Pictures about Asteroid and Comet Threats

Last Updated: 17 May 2022


So, what you’re telling me is that there’s something out there in space. You don’t know what it’s made of but you’re pretty sure it’s headed toward Earth. It may break up and burn off but you don’t know exactly where. It may change course and miss but you don’t know exactly when. Well, I’m grateful for all the expert advice.

A Fire in the Sky
(1978)

IMPACT! is an A-to-Z of every asteroid and comet impact disaster movie and TV drama ever made — a fanciful claim, perhaps, that may be as farfetched as some of the fabulous fiction on the list. But there are 97 titles on this list (actually, 113 if you include alternative titles or cuts) and it involved a great deal of research, so that claim may not be too far off the mark.

It’s a long read, a much longer watch, and there’s an even longer version with a brief synopsis of each. Some may involve planetary bodies that are not technically asteroids or comets.

Links are to Amazon, IMDb, iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, a film archive, or the film company website.

If you notice any omissions, or know of any shorts or films in other languages, something sitting on an abandoned drive or in a can in a warehouse, get in touch for the title to be added to the list (the more information provided, the better). Please report any dead links so they can be fixed.


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) aka Zodiac: Signs of Destruction (2014). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

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

Asteroid (1997). Watch UK

Asteroid (2021). Watch UK | Watch US

Asteroid-a-Geddon (2020). Watch UK | Watch US

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

Asteroid vs Earth (2014). Watch UK | Watch US | Watch (YouTube) | DVD

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

Collision Earth (2011). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US (collisional threat is Mercury)

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

Color Out of Space (2019). Watch UK | Watch US — see also the earlier versions Die Farbe aka The Colour Out of Space (2010), and The Curse aka The Farm (1987)

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

Crash of the Moons (1954) aka Rocky Jones, Space Ranger: Crash of Moons (1954). Watch UK | Watch US | Watch (YouTube)

Cruel Earth (1999) aka The Last Train (1999). Watch

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

Deadly Skies (2006), the original uncut version of Force of Impact (2006) aka Ultimate Limit (2006). Watch Original (DVD) | Watch Alternate (Amazon) | Watch Alternate (You Tube)

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

Die Farbe aka The Colour Out of Space (2010). Watch YouTube | Watch Amazon

Don’t Look Up (2021). Netflix

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

Fall of Hyperion (2008) aka Total Eclipse (2008). Watch UK | Watch US

Fish Story (2009). Song | Trailer | Watch (Film Archive) | Watch (Amazon)

Force of Impact (2006) aka Ultimate Limit (2006), an alternate cut of Deadly Skies (2006). Watch (Amazon) | Watch (You Tube) | Watch Original (DVD)

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

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

Gli Asteroidi (2017) aka The Asteroids (2017). Watch UK | Watch US

Gorath (1962) aka Yōsei Gorasu (1962) translated as Ominous Star Gorath. Trailer | Watch (Film Archive) | Watch (Amazon) | Watch bits (YouTube)

Greenland (2020). Trailer | Watch

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

Hope (2016). Watch

How It Ends (2021). Trailer

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016). Trailer | 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) translated as The End of the World (1931). Commentary

La Morte Viene dallo Spazio (1958) translated as Death Comes from Outer Space aka The Day the Sky Exploded (1958). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: “All Shook Up” (1994) [S1 Ep 12]. Watch

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

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

Menace from Outer Space (1954) aka Rocky Jones, Space Ranger: Bobby’s Comet (1954). Watch

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) aka Asteroid Impact (2015) Trailer | Watch

Meteorites! (1998). Watch

Meteor Moon (2020). Trailer | Watch

Meteor Storm (2010). Watch

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (1988). 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

Pete’s Meteor (1998). Watch

Planeta Bur (1965) translated as Planet of Storms aka Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965). Watch UK | Watch US

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

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

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger: Bobby’s Comet (1954) aka Menace from Outer Space (1954). Watch

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger: Crash of Moons (1954) aka Crash of the Moons (1954) Watch UK | Watch US | Watch (YouTube)

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 Adventures of Superman: “Panic in the Sky” (1953) [S2 Ep 12]. Watch

The Apocalypse (2007). Watch

The Asteroids (2017) aka Gli Asteroidi (2017). Watch UK | Watch US

The Colour Out of Space aka Die Farbe (2010). Watch (YouTube) | Watch (Amazon)

The Curse aka The Farm (1987). Watch Amazon | Watch YouTube

The Cusp (1996). Watch

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

The Day the Sky Exploded (1958) aka La Morte Viene dallo Spazio (1958) translated as Death Comes from Outer Space. Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

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

The End of the World (1931) aka La Fin du Monde (1931). Commentary

The Expanse (2015-2022) [relevant episodes: S2 (Ep 4-5); S4 (Ep 10); S5 (all esp. Ep 4)]. Watch

The Farm aka The Curse (1987). Watch Amazon | Watch YouTube

The Fifth Element (1997). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US (collisional threat is a big ball of Evil)

The Green Slime (1968) aka Ganmā Daisan Gō: Uchū Daisakusen (1968) translated as Gamma 3: Great Space War. Trailer | Watch | Watch US

The Last Train (1999) aka Cruel Earth (1999). Watch

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 (ZDF) | Part 1: The Impact | Part 2: On a Strange Planet | Parts 1 & 2 Amazon

The Wandering Earth (2019). Watch (collisional threat is Jupiter)

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

Tik Tik Tik (2018). Trailer | Soundtrack

Total Eclipse (2008) aka Fall of Hyperion (2008). Watch UK | Watch US

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

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

Ultimate Limit (2006) aka Force of Impact (2006), an alternate cut of Deadly Skies (2006). Watch (Amazon) | Watch (You Tube) | Watch Original (DVD)

Undead (2003). Trailer | DVD | Watch US

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) aka Planeta Bur (1965) translated as Planet of Storms. Watch UK | Watch US

Warning from Space (1956) aka Uchūjin Tokyo ni arawaru (1956) translated as Spacemen Appear in Tokyo. Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

When Worlds Collide (1951). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US (collisional threat is a rogue star)

Without Warning (1994). Watch

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

Your Name (2016) aka Kimi no Na wa (2016). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

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




OK, so we broke a few laws of physics here. Maybe God’s trying to play a magic trick…”

The Expanse
Season 2 (Ep.5)

And that’s a wrap for IMPACT! (the Index of Moving Pictures about Asteroid and Comet Threats) that lists every asteroid and comet impact disaster movie or TV drama ever made. If you want more, read the really long version, or read the article that covers asteroid mining in the movies, or if you want something completely different there’s an engaging little story about some problems on what I suspect is a unique P-type asteroid, called A Day on the Asteroid (2009) (Trailer | Watch).

If you notice any errors, omissions or dead links, or have any other comments, please get in touch.