Top 5 asteroid themed OTT releases to watch on World Asteroid day - Armageddon, Don’t Look Up, Deep Impact, more
The World Asteroid Day is celebrated every year on June 30 to create awareness about asteroid strikes on Earth. The subject matter is grim and can be scary to read about, however if you want to do it in a rather entertaining fashion, then you can just watch some classic asteroid themed movies on OTT platforms. While they are less likely to be scientifically accurate, at least they make up for it in terms of entertainment value. So, whether you want to watch Bruce Willis bombing an asteroid or see Leonardo Di Caprio attempting to convince people about their impending doom, there is something for everyone. So, check out these top 5 movies you should be watching today on Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar and Amazon Prime Videos. The list includes Armageddon, Don't Look Up, Deep Impact, Greenland and Color Out Of Space.
1. Armageddon on Disney+ Hotstar
This 1998 science fiction disaster movie revolves around a gigantic asteroid (of the size of Texas) that is set to strike the Earth in 18 days. The movie had a star cast of Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Steve Buscemi and others. Directed by Michael Bay who came to the mainstream after this movie.
2. Don't Look Up on Netflix
This Netflix-original movie is part apocalyptic and part social commentary and paints a world which is so focused with its capitalism fueled politics that people are not willing to look up to see an impending danger — an asteroid that will strike the Earth within six months. The movie is fun and scary at the same time and keeps you hooked to your screens with a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Ariana Grande, Meryl Streep and others.
3. Deep Impact on Amazon Prime Videos
Another 1998 classic movie, Deep Impact depicts the attempts to prepare for and destroy a 11 kilometers wide asteroid set to collide with Earth and cause a mass extinction.The movie casts Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave and others.
4.Greenland on Amazon Prime Videos
This 2020 disaster thriller portrays the struggle and journey of a man who is trying to save his family and the world from an asteroid which is set to crash it. The movie stars Gerrard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Scott Glenn, King Bach and others in main roles.
5. Color out of space on Amazon Prime Videos
The final OTT movie you should be watching on World Asteroid Day is also available on Amazon Prime. The 2019 science fiction horror film doesn't directly deal with an asteroid strike, but tells the story after a small meteorite has already crashed into the Earth. As an extraterrestrial organism crawls out of the space rock, the life of a family is about to change for the worse. The movie casts Nicholas Cage, Madeleine Arthur, Joely Richardson and others in main roles.