IMPACT! The Index of Moving Pictures about Asteroid and Comet Threats

LAST UPDATED: 17 SEPTEMBER 2022
Full list of asteroid and comet impact disaster movies.


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)

A chronological list of every asteroid and comet impact movie and TV drama ever made. All of them. A fanciful claim, perhaps, which may be as farfetched as some of the drama on the list — but there are 104 titles on this list. In some, the threat may be a planetary body that is not technically an asteroid or comet, but a threat to Earth nonetheless. Links are to Amazon, IMDb, iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, Internet Archive, a film archive, or the film company website.

Click here to view an A-Z with plot summaries

1910s

The End of the World aka The Flaming Sword (1916) [Silent film]. Danish Film Institute | Film Archive | DVD

1930s

The End of the World aka La Fin du Monde (1931) [French film]. Clips with commentary

1950s

When Worlds Collide (1951). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US — collisional threat is a rogue star (in the book, a planet)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Lost Missile (1958). Watch UK | Watch US | Film Archive — collisional threat a “missile-like” unknown (I included it anyway)

1960s

Gorath aka Yōsei Gorasu (1962) translated as Ominous Star Gorath. Trailer | DVD | Film Archive | Clips on YouTube

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

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

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

1970s

A Fire in the Sky (1978). Watchone of the best, in my humble opinion

Meteor (1979). Trailer | Watch UK Watch US

1980s

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

The Curse aka The Farm (1987). Trailer | Watchand see remakes of the same story The Colour Out of Space (2010) and Color Out of Space (2019)

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

1990s

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

Without Warning (1994). Watch YouTube | Watch Amazon

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

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

The Cusp (1996). Watch

Asteroid (1997). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Doomsday Rock aka Cosmic Shock (1997). Watch

Starship Troopers (1997). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

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

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

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

Meteorites! (1998). Watch

Pete’s Meteor (1998). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

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

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

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

The Last Train aka Cruel Earth (1999). Watch

2000s

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

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

Undead (2003). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

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

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

Deadly Skies (2006). Watch UK | Watch US | DVDand its alternative cut is Force of Impact aka Ultimate Limit (2006), same plot, different love interest

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

Force of Impact aka Ultimate Limit (2006). Watch UK | Watch US | Watch (You Tube)and its alternative cut is Deadly Skies (2006), same plot, different love interest

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

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

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

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

The Apocalypse (2007). Watch

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

The Super Comet (2007). Trailer (ZDF) | Part 1: The Impact | Part 2: On a Strange Planet | Parts 1 & 2 Amazondefinitely a must-see

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

Impact (2008). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

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

Fish Story (2009). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US | Film Archive | Songhow can such a great film not reach anybody?

Meteor (2009). Watch UK Pt 1 | Watch UK Pt 2 | Watch US

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

2010s

Axis: First Shift (2010). Watch

Meteor Apocalypse (2010). Watch UK | Watch US

Meteor Storm (2010). Trailer | Watch UK

The Colour Out of Space aka Die Farbe (2010). Watch YouTube | Watch UK Amazon | Watch US Amazonand see other versions of the same story Color Out of Space (2019) and The Curse (1987)

Apocalypse, CA (2011). Trailer | Watch US

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

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

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

The Size of Texas (2011) [3m short]. Watch best appreciated by watching Armageddon first

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

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

Blaze TV: Asteroid! (2013) [3m short]. Watch

Stonado (2013). Watch UK | Watch US

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

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

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

Icetastrophe (2014). Watch UK | Watch US

Mutant World (2014). Watch UK | Watch US

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

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

Impact Earth (2015). Trailer | Watch

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

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

The Expanse (2015-2022) Watch UK | Watch USweaponised asteroids in S2 (Ep 4/5); S4 (Ep 10); S5 (Ep 4), but most of S5 is relevant, too

Hope (2016) [7m short]. Watchan excellent short film

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Resignation (2016) [13m short]. Watch

Your Name aka Kimi no Na wa (2016). Trailer | UK (subtitled) | UK (dubbed) | Watch USa wonderful anime film

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

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

Seven Minutes to Closing (2017) [14m short]. Watch another great short film

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

Tik Tik Tik (2018). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Color Out of Space (2019). Watch UK | Watch USand see earlier versions of the same story The Colour Out of Space (2010) and The Curse (1987)

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

2020s

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

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

Greenland (2020). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Meteor Moon (2020). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Asteroid (2021). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Don’t Look Up (2021). Trailer | Watch

Flyby (2021) [13m short]. Watch

How It Ends (2021). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US — the only socially-distanced one

Moon Crash (2022). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US

Moonfall (2022). Trailer | Watch UK | Watch US — collisional threat is the Moon aka alien megastructure




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 is clearly 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.