Best Storm Movies


  • Twister

    Twister (PG-13, 1996)

    Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Lois Smith
    Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt and Carey Elwes may be billed as the stars of Twister, but the film's real a... read morettractions are the cyclones themselves. Best experienced in a theater, the nail-biting, blow-the-audience-out-of-their-seats computer generated graphics, cutting edge sound and other special effects are designed to take viewers straight into the roaring funnel of a gigantic tornado. In order to focus on special effects and action, the story is simple and the characters are drawn in broad strokes with little depth. Jo Harding (Hunt) became a storm chaser (a meteorologist who photographs and scientifically studies tornadoes in the field) after a large twister sucked her hapless daddy into oblivion when she was a girl. Bill (Paxton) was a storm chaser too, but left to become a successful weatherman. His change of profession ruined his marriage to Jo. Before separating, the Hardings invented DOROTHY, a gizmo designed to release thousands of tiny sensors when a tornado passes over it. The Hardings hope the information transmitted by the sensors will provide insight into the nature of the whirling windstorms. Backed by a large corporation, the villainous Dr. Jonas Miller (Elwes) has created a similar machine. Neither gadget has been field tested and both groups of storm chasers are anxious to find tornadoes. At the peak of the worst twister season in decades, Bill shows up at Jo's truck with his prissy fiancee Melissa (Jami Gertz) so Jo can sign divorce papers. Suddenly a twister is spotted. With little hesitation, Bill rejoins the mad rush to reach it in time to activate DOROTHY. Jonas and his team are right behind them. Throughout the day the storms become worse and the rivalrous race becomes more intense. As they continue facing incredible dangers together Jo and Bill find renewed love while poor Melissa finds only an intense desire to get away from these storm-obsessed lunatics. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
    • fb500537900
      fb500537900: .... how can storm pick up a house a mile away, but not pick up you when you're rioght next to it? Yet another 9
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • Zero2tm
      Zero2tm: . The story revolves around a group of crazy, adrenaline-filled storm-chasers and their rivals but including Paxton's character and his new missus along for the rid
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb758149140
      fb758149140: love it!!!! first time i seen it was in texas in the middle of a storm lol
      Reviewed 2 years days ago