Join Listal here 
Existing members 
Login here 
Join Listal to create lists, share images, get recommendations and much more
Avatar
Added by diabolical dr voodoo

on 24 Mar 2009 02:28

 
83
3245 Views   13 Comments

Oh no! New York is destroyed! ...again!?

Sort by: Showing 22 items
People who added this item 3918  Average listal rating (2538 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
1. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
New York is underwater in the (dispensable) third act of the film.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 4263  Average listal rating (2924 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
2. Armageddon (1998)
A meteor shower hits NY, Paris, Hong Kong but NEVER the ocean!
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 2160  Average listal rating (1463 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
3. Cloverfield (2008)
It begins with the decapitation of the Statue of Liberty and it ends with the whole city going sky high!
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 4234  Average listal rating (2900 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.4 
4. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
It begins with a tsunami and it moves up to an ice age.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 1584  Average listal rating (1045 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
5. Deep Impact (1998)
In here the meteor hits the ocean, which subsequentely it reaches NY and other cities.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 481  Average listal rating (313 ratings) 2.6  IMDB Rating
6. Disaster Movie (2008)
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:


People who added this item 1141  Average listal rating (761 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
7. Escape from New York (1981)
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.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 2113  Average listal rating (1424 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating 5.3 
8. 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.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 3765  Average listal rating (2510 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
9. 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.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 2097  Average listal rating (1345 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.9 
10. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The Hulk and the Abomination fighting in front of the Appolo Theater.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 4566  Average listal rating (3209 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
11. Independence Day (1996)
What isn't blown up here?
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 983  Average listal rating (611 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
12. King Kong (1933)
Well, I guess everyone knows what happens here...
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 324  Average listal rating (235 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.8 
13. King Kong (1976)
...and here...
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 4035  Average listal rating (2709 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
14. King Kong (2005)
...and here!
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 3325  Average listal rating (2239 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
15. 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.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 1394  Average listal rating (907 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
16. Planet of the Apes (1968)
"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.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 671  Average listal rating (423 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
17. 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.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 2080  Average listal rating (1337 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
18. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
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.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 4147  Average listal rating (2887 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
19. War of the Worlds (2005)
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.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 2882  Average listal rating (1952 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
20. Watchmen (2009)
Ozymandias blows lots of big cities, including obviously, New York, and blames it on Dr. Manhattan.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:

People who added this item 44  Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
21. When Worlds Collide (1951)
Earth is about to hit a newborn planet. The Empire State Building is half way submerged on one of the very first catastrophe films.

People who added this item 898  Average listal rating (554 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating
22. World Trade Center (2006)
This case was unfortunately real.
diabolical dr voodoo's rating:


 

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?

Added to




Related lists

The Empire State
27 item list by TrekMedic
22 votes 1 comment
I S2 NY
36 item list by kah.
30 votes 1 comment
New York BackDrop
20 item list by dannyjai
9 votes 1 comment
The Brown Stuff
33 item list by Nonfictionguy
31 votes 15 comments
New York, New York!
70 item list by TrekMedic
31 votes
Born in New York City/New York/USA
61 item list by Helen
17 votes 3 comments
New York based
19 item list by nightdrive
4 votes 1 comment
Oh,Death
18 item list by Vrajitoarea
14 votes 2 comments
My Favorite TV Programs
56 item list by blackknight99
3 votes 3 comments
Jedi, we are.
17 item list by KCenturion
67 votes 16 comments

View more top voted lists
Join listal and create your own lists and much more

People who voted for this also voted for

Cloak and Dagger...?
Talk to the Mask because the Face ain't listening
Zombies or what? maybe not?
Almost Cast
"You probably won't get off this island alive."
Unethical Inc.
The Evolution of Jason
Video Game Movies
Cast List of Kings
Modern 7 Sins: Genetic Manipulation
The Morgan Freeman Chain of Command
...the one-eyed man is king.

More lists from diabolical dr voodoo

Second in the Series
Directed by Brian De Palma
Composed by Bernard Herrmann
Don't worry, it's all in your head...
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
11ยบ Festival Internacional do Rio


Comments

Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Oct 2 22:17
That is just funny. How many times do we really need to destroy New York?
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Oct 3 10:36
great list ;)
Posted: 4 years 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: 3 years, 11 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: 3 years, 9 months 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: 3 years ago at Mar 28 1:48
NIce list
Posted: 3 years ago at Mar 29 11:24
Haha, yes, it's always New York or Hollywood/L.A. xD
Posted: 3 years ago at Mar 30 15:18
Good thinking on not seeing Disaster Movie, it saved you a lot of painful mental anguish.
Posted: 3 years ago at Mar 30 22:28
in the start of transformers there in china or japan
Posted: 3 years ago at Apr 6 12:31
LOL,why always New York?
Posted: 3 years ago at Apr 6 13:56
Posted: 1 year, 5 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 weeks, 5 days ago at Mar 29 1:36
Cool list!

Login or Signup to post a comment