Asteroids are a popular go-to in the disaster and sci-fi movie genre. Here’s a look at some of the most memorable ones.
“Armageddon” (1998)Among the best known of the asteroid flicks is Touchstone Pictures’ film “Armageddon.” In this screenshot from the film, a series of meteorites pummel Earth. The story line is as follows: A team is sent to drill into and break apart an asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. “Armageddon” was released in 1998 and stars Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck. Unlike in the film, the real-life asteroid, 2012 DA14, is not — repeat not — on a collision course with the planet.Frank Masi/Touchstone Pictures