The Day After Tomorrow
2004
****
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward, Ian Holm

Global warming has advanced too far, the climate takes a sudden turn for the worse and the future of humanity is at stake. Special effects are put in great use as tornadoes ravage Los Angeles and massive tidal waves hit New York. A clichéd personal story of a climatologist looking to make amends for neglecting his family is set against this dramatic backdrop. This is an occasionally silly and cheesy, but irresistibly entertaining disaster film.