Brace for impact, our best asteroid movies, ranked article is coming in hot!
From drama to comedy to unintentional comedy (we’re looking at you, Armageddon), there have been a host of movies, TV shows and miniseries focused on themes of conflict and chaos after a small body whacks our planet.
Happily, real life is not so bleak: NASA and its partners scan the skies regularly for threatening small bodies and so far, in real life, they have found nothing imminently worrying (unless you count Jeff Bezos). But there is a rich history of movies dealing with the consequences of comets and asteroids hurtling themselves towards Earth.
In our rundown of the top asteroid movies, ranked worst to best, are movies that involve a threatening asteroid or a comet and how those who are affected respond to the threat. In the name of inclusion, we’ve got multiple types of beings on this list: humanity, aliens and even some dinosaurs. We've also got some recent additions to our list, including Netflix's hit spoof, Don't Look Up.
By Elizabeth Howell