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Added by diabolical dr voodoo on 24 Mar 2009 02:28
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Oh no! New York is destroyed! ...again!?

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People who added this item 4280 Average listal rating (2733 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
New York is underwater in the (dispensable) third act of the film.
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People who added this item 4619 Average listal rating (3133 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Armageddon (1998)
A meteor shower hits NY, Paris, Hong Kong but NEVER the ocean!
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Cloverfield (2008)
It begins with the decapitation of the Statue of Liberty and it ends with the whole city going sky high!
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People who added this item 4619 Average listal rating (3096 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
It begins with a tsunami and it moves up to an ice age.
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People who added this item 1700 Average listal rating (1115 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Deep Impact (1998)
In here the meteor hits the ocean, which subsequentely it reaches NY and other cities.
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I absolutely LOATHE the Friedberg/Seltzer films. I haven't seen it, I don't want to see it and I don't know what happens in this film. Probably lots of unfunny shannanigans. Disaster Movie is here just because of this (also unfunny) poster:

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People who added this item 1317 Average listal rating (872 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
NY here became a no man's land in which Plissken has to enter to save the US president. Too bad the Statue of Liberty only appears in the poster.
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Godzilla (1998)
Godzilla versus the US Army in Manhattan in this awful remake of an absolute Japanese classic!

On a side note, why doesn't this American Godzilla has the fire breath? Let's think... A giant reptilian created by nuclear radiation strolling through Manhattan is okay, but when it begins throwing fire from its mouth is too much for the audience to buy??

The answer: Toho Company, Ltd. gave the filmmakers of Godzilla (1998) certain guidelines they were supposed to follow, one of them being including plasma breath. But they did the unthinkable - they essentially told Toho, a very no-compromise company for anyone who knows of them, that they'd do it their way and Toho just couldn't do a thing about it.

thanks Pumpkinate for the information.
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I Am Legend (2007)
Chronologically, it begins with the army blowing down Brooklyn Bridge and it ends with only Will Smith, his dog and hundreds of zombies in NY.
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The Hulk and the Abomination fighting in front of the Appolo Theater.
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What isn't blown up here?
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King Kong (1933)
Well, I guess everyone knows what happens here...
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King Kong (1976)
...and here...
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King Kong (2005)
...and here!
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Mars Attacks! (1996)
Like Independence Day, the aliens destroy everything in sight, but the difference is that in here they don't take it seriously, which works.
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"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it. You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"

No music in the end credits, just the waves in the beach. Perfect.
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Titan A.E. (2000)
Contrary to most people, I happen to like this film, in spite of its flaws.

NY doesn't appear here exactly, but since Earth is completely whiped out in the first few minutes of film, I guess that the Big Apple goes along with it.
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The only good moment of the film (aside from Megan Fox) is in the very beginning, when the army and the good transformers are in pursuit through NY after an evil transformer.
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People who added this item 4510 Average listal rating (3101 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) has to take his children from Jersey to their mother's in Boston, and they go through New York in the process.
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Watchmen (2009)
Ozymandias blows lots of big cities, including obviously, New York, and blames it on Dr. Manhattan.
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Earth is about to hit a newborn planet. The Empire State Building is half way submerged on one of the very first catastrophe films.
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This case was unfortunately real.
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New York have been invaded by all kinds of creatures, Godzilla, King Kong, the Cloverfield monster, aliens, hordes of zombies and even the Muppets!

All cataclismic disasters had also happened there. Tsunamis, explosions, earthquakes, modern ice age, even the very selective meteors of Armageddon, that only crash in big American and European cities and never in the ocean.

What will be next?

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Comments

Posted: 7 years, 9 months ago at Oct 2 22:17
That is just funny. How many times do we really need to destroy New York?
Posted: 7 years, 9 months ago at Oct 3 10:36
great list ;)
Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Apr 14 3:47
I don't think it was destroyed by giant flying blood-thirsty monkeys from outer-space. We need a movie with NY being destroyed by these creatures.
Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at May 28 23:56
Toho Company, Ltd. gave the filmmakers of Godzilla (1998) certain guidelines they were supposed to follow, one of them being including plasma breath. But they did the unthinkable - they essentially told Toho, a very no-compromise company for anyone who knows of them, that they'd do it their way and Toho just couldn't do a thing about it.
Posted: 7 years ago at Jul 9 16:07
New York's such a cliche in movies these days. How about San Francisco? Las Vegas? Where's the respect for those?
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Mar 28 1:48
NIce list
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Mar 29 11:24
Haha, yes, it's always New York or Hollywood/L.A. xD
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Mar 30 15:18
Good thinking on not seeing Disaster Movie, it saved you a lot of painful mental anguish.
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Mar 30 22:28
in the start of transformers there in china or japan
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Apr 6 12:31
LOL,why always New York?
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Apr 6 13:56
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Nov 13 16:42
It's not a movie, but in the tv show Heroes New York get blown up.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Mar 29 1:36
Cool list!

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