6 Films You Should Watch if You Liked Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up”

Don’t Look Up is a recent satirical science fiction film released on Netflix. This film has been written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two low-level astronomers attempting to warn humanity, via a media tour, about an approaching comet that will destroy Earth.

The world is coming to an end, but nobody seems to care. ‘Don’t Look Up’ is a satirical comedy about everything wrong with civilization. 

Don’t Look Up Synopsis.

From the Subaru Telescope, stoner and anarchist Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) discovers a comet near our solar system. She brings the news to her mentor professor, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), and they decide to throw a party. Dr. Mindy calculates the orbital trajectory of the comet.

Dr. Mindy’s conclusions are drastic, and he passes the call on to Dr. Teddy Oglethorpe, head of the Planetary Defense Coordination Office at the Planetary Defense Coordination Office. According to the orbital calculations, the comet will impact Earth in six months, 14 days.

The comet is about five to ten kilometers in diameter, and the collision can cause a near-extinction event. It’s not just doomsday calling anymore—it may be too late for us all! The professor takes his pills as they board their plane headed to D.C. At the same time, Kate checks news stories of Riley Bina breaking up with her boyfriend DJ Chello after he was unwilling or unable (depending on who you ask)to continue supporting them through college life; Dr. Oglethorpe downs half an anxiety pill before takeoff starts so that everything will go smoothly during what could potentially turn into something huge if it hits Earth later today. 

The general returns with a costly supper from the canteen, which Kate learns later is free. Although the President’s associate, Jason, is sorry he cannot attend the meeting, he arranges to stay at a hotel.

They meet President Orlean (Meryl Streep) the next day, but she is not interested in the calculations. She does not like the sound when they say that the chance of collision is 99.78 percent and asks them to tone it down to 70%.

The President says, “sit tight and assess” Their story, however, goes viral after Abdul Grelio’s article in the “New York Herald”.

The President authorizes a defensive operation, and everyone is preparing for doomsday. However, business magnate Isherwell sniffs money. The clock keeps ticking as they plot to profit from the comet’s minerals.

Here are six movies to watch if you like Don’t Look Up

Deep Impact (1998)

​​1998 film Deep Impact is equally relevant to Don’t Look Up given their similar premise.

The film begins with a youngster discovering the comet approaching Earth, including two failed attempts to destroy the comet using explosives and at least one major part of the object crashing down, killing millions of people.

It’s not as dark as Don’t Look Up, but it’s close.

Armageddon (1998)

Armageddon

In 1998, another science fiction disaster film Armageddon was released. This film was directed and produced by Michael Bay; The film follows a group of blue-collar deep-core drillers who NASA sends to stop an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

Despite mixed reviews, the film was a commercial success. It became the highest-grossing film of 1998. Astronomers noted that the similar disaster film Deep Impact was more accurate.

Coherence (2014)

Coherence

Coherence is an American surreal science fiction psychological thriller directed by James Ward Byrkit.

A group of friends went to a dinner party at a lovely house in Northern California. They were there that night when a comet would pass near the earth.

They introduce themselves to each other, hang out, drink, eat, and talk. Then things get weird and weirder. 

This Is The End (2013)

This Is The End

This Is the End is another hilarious film, over-the-top disaster movie that explores how a group of stars spend their final days before the end of humanity. The star-studded cast does a great job of making people laugh. They are funny in the movie, even when there is an apocalypse.

Many things are happening in this movie, but that is not always bad. This movie is so memorable because the main actors are funny and the film is full of laughs.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Day After Tomorrow is another science fiction disaster film released in 20004. Directed by Roland Emmerich this film is based on the 1999 book The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber. Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, and Sela Ward.

The film depicts the disruption of North Atlantic Ocean, resulting in catastrophic climatic effects. A series of bad weather, like storms and hail, make it cold and lead to a new ice age.

The 11th Hour (2007)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The 11th Hour is a 2007 documentary film made by Leonardo Dicaprio, on the state of the earth.

The 11th Hour is the last opportunity to make a difference. The film focuses on how we got here – how we live, how we impact the environment, and what we can do to alter our course.

Hussain is a digital marketer, avid blogger, and technology enthusiast. His focus is on blogging, affiliate marketing, and tech reviews. He likes spending time editing videos, traveling, and reading all about what's going on in the tech world. He was born and raised in Assam and currently lives in New Delhi.

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