A family struggles for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.


Ric Roman Waugh


Chris Sparling
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... John Garrity
Morena Baccarin ... Allison Garrity
Roger Dale Floyd ... Nathan Garrity
Scott Glenn ... Dale
Randal Gonzalez Randal Gonzalez ... Bobby
Rick Pasqualone ... National News Anchor
Nicola Lambo ... Morning Show Host
Alan Pietruszewski ... Morning Show Host
Scott Poythress ... Kenny
Claire Bronson ... Debra Jones
Madison Johnson ... Ellie Jones
Gary Weeks ... Ed Pruitt
Tracey Bonner ... Peggy Pruitt
Merrin Dungey ... Major Breen
Brandon Miller Brandon Miller ... Security Forces Sergeant


A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet's fragments, the Garritys experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven. Written by STX Entertainment

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of disaster action, some violence, bloody images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The child whose mother begged the Garritys to take her is named Ellie. Tea Leoni's character believed wrongly in Deep Impact (1998) that the comet in that movie was actually a mistress named Ellie, but really was ELE, which stands for Extinction Level Event, the same severity of the comet in Greenland (2020). See more »


While the movie clearly takes place in the Summer, the emergency messages received by the family keep giving them instructions referring to Eastern Standard Time. EST is only in effect from November to March in North America. See more »


Nathan Garrity: My friend Teddy says your life flashes in front of your eyes when you die. I think it would be better if it did that while you lived. That way, you could see all the good memories and be happy.
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My World (Instrumental)
Written by Mischa Chillak
Performed by Book
Courtesy of The Greater Goods Co.
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Where's Bruce Willis when you need him?
13 August 2020 | by carrandasSee all my reviews

The planet is about to be destroyed by an asteroid and we only have x hours before it strikes. I expected them to call Bruce Willis again to do some off-world digging but he must be under house arrest.

We're following Gerard Butler and his family as they try to get to a safe place in Greenland while the world around them turns into chaos. Other people seem to put more efforts into looting shops for toilet paper or holding end-of-the-world parties making their route a bit like the Road.

Gerard trying to save his family and driving his ridiculously oversized car through meteoroids: it's all forget-about-corona-for-two-hours mindless fun!

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Release Date:

18 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greenland See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


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