Safety preparedness is important for everyone—even people on-screen. However, some of the best movie plots have come out of the lack of being prepared. But what about movies where people are actually prepared for an emergency or disaster? Do those exist?
We did some digging and found 5 movies that showcase (at least some sort) of emergency preparedness.
Meg Altman and her daughter move into a new home in New York. Once in the home they discover a panic room so secure that once locked in, no one else can enter. The panic room gives them a safe place to go, should an emergency situation arise.
I Am Legend
When Robert Neville finds himself the only survivor of a destructible man-made virus, he must prepare himself—and his home—to withstand The Infected. His safety precautions might be the only thing to keep him protected from the zombie-like beings that now inhabit New York City.
The only way Curtis knows to handle the apocalyptic visions he has is to build a storm shelter. As he prepares a place for his family to stay safe, their lives quickly change.
Blast from the Past
Though this movie is actually a romantic comedy, the premise is all about safety preparedness. Adam Weber lived the entirety of his 35 years of life in a storm shelter. His father had taken the family their in preparation for nuclear warfare. Now that he’s out in the world, he has a lot to learn.
In Signs, the kids of the family are convinced that aliens are trying to read their minds. They take preparedness measures by wearing tin foil hats, thought to be impermeable by the aliens. When the aliens do arrive in their home, the family is actually more prepared than they realized.
Which of these movies do you like best? Can you think of any other movie examples of preparedness?