Synopsis: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.
Director(s): Roland Emmerich
Production: Sony Pictures/Columbia
  5 wins & 21 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
158 min

...your English is more than sufficient

for what I have to say.

Mr. Presidents.

Six months ago...

...I was made aware of a situation

so devastating...

...that, at first, I refused to believe it.


...through the concerted efforts...

...of our brightest scientists...

...we have confirmed its validity.

The world as we know it...

...will soon come to an end.

This dam project

will create many newjobs.

The Party and country

will assist in your relocation.

Grandma, give me your hand.

- But where are they taking us?

- It'll be all right.


Grandma, I will send you money.

Who can write?

Who can read?

Who can weld?

Has His Highness had an opportunity

to study the dossier?

You must understand,

I have a very big family, Mr...?


One billion dollars is a lot of money.

I'm afraid the amount is in euros,

Your Highness.

I put a lot of faith

into your organization.

It's a perfect replica, Roland.

There are too many fanatics out there

that could damage her.

Just think about the beautiful Buddha

statues they blew up in Afghanistan.

Our Heritage Organization

has already made selections...

...from the British Museum

and L'Hermitage.

I guess she'll be safe now,

tucked away...

...hidden in some bunker

in Switzerland.

Perfectly safe, Roland.

Only infrared analysis

would reveal the difference.

But it's still a fake.

This mass suicide was actually

discovered by a documentary crew...

...here in the ancient Mayan city

of Tikal.

Now, the victims,

and we've seen many...

...are said to have adhered

to the Mayan-Quiche calendar...

...which predicts

the end of time to occur...

...on the 21st of December

of this year...

...due to the Sun's

destructive forces.

Thank you, Mark.

Strangely enough,

scientific records do support the fact...

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Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich (German: [ˈʁoːlant ˈɛməʁɪç]; born November 10, 1955) is a German film director, screenwriter, and producer, widely known for his disaster films. His films, most of which are English-language Hollywood productions, have made more than $3 billion worldwide, including just over $1 billion in the United States, making him the country's 11th-highest-grossing director of all time. He began his work in the film industry by directing the film The Noah's Ark Principle (1984) as part of his university thesis and also co-founded Centropolis Entertainment in 1985 with his sister. He is a collector of art and an active campaigner for the LGBT community, and is openly gay. He is also a campaigner for awareness of global warming and human rights. more…

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