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In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that dev
MPAA Rating PG-13
Release Date 2012-09-09
Runtime 113 minutes
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Meredith shared a tip "Gut wrenching thriller that will have you in tears. Based on a true story of a family caught in the 2004 tsunami."
jim_woehr shared a tip "Tom Hollond should have been nominated for an Oscar."
rob_paul_4714 shared a tip "This movie is fantastic."
emily98 shared a tip "Amazing story. Which I believe is based on a true story of a family , if I remember correctly."
tyler_2005 shared a tip "🌟3/5🌟"
amy_santi shared a tip "This Was Incredible Be Prepare To Cry"
avery_755 shared a tip "Loved this movie and the cast. Actors did amazing"
amanda_aragona_9906 shared a tip "True story. Inspirational. Family."
kate_elizabeth_3748 shared a tip "This was an excellent movie! A terrific survival story"
joany_berger shared a tip "Perfect. Suspense and emotion"
evelyne_blanchet shared a tip "Such an incredible movie and awesome performance from the cast"
jodilu shared a tip "True story finding your family during a diaster"
ladydee shared a tip "Omg my heart! Great movie!"
lori_larsen shared a tip "Gets me crying everytime! One of those feel good movies, based off of a true story."
carson_swaboda shared a tip "I hardly ever cry during a movie, but this brought me to tears multiple times throughout. Truly a great movie"
amberly_elizabeth shared a tip "This is an excellent movie about survival. Ive watched several times and never gets old."
sterling_williams shared a tip "SO realistic, truly takes you in and through this true life horrific natural disaster"
pamela_fetter shared a tip "Great story, well acted"
katie_collins_5208 shared a tip "So intense but an amazing heart moving story"
dawn_daoust shared a tip "Great movie!!"
empresskaii_williamz shared a tip "Really good and heart wrenching to watch .."
erica_6668 shared a tip "one of those movies where you want to look away but you can’t stop watching!! definitely recommend"
megan_cook_7739 shared a tip "Excellent true story."
bwch13 shared a tip "a favorite. i love this movie. watched it forever ago and been obsessed ever since."
naomisarai shared a tip "amazing and heart wrenching"
mike_1149 shared a tip "Leaving hulu in march"
alissa_thibodeaux shared a tip "I loved it! It’s a little violent though so be aware!"
melly629 shared a tip "Soo good🙌🏼 awfully sad event that occurred but a great flick"
isabella_myun_900 shared a tip "Definitely recommend it was in my opinion one of the best history movies it is about the tsunami that happened in 2004"
dejun_lamar shared a tip "This is a movie full of gut wrenching suspense. The color is so vivid, I felt the effects from my living room couch."
samantha_haun shared a tip "Very suspenseful. Good overall tearjerker"
danacz shared a tip "Wow. Just wow."
maria_cano_8684 shared a tip "I loved how the son didn’t see his dad and then there was a goose chase and then they found eatch other"
gussie_hay shared a tip "A rollercoaster of a movie, but a great story! Crazy to believe this is based on a true story!"
maegan_olsen shared a tip "beautiful. i love this movie so much. i cry the whole time"
liie_lacoursiire shared a tip "My favorite movie of all time! It's gut-wrenching!"
jade_galloway shared a tip "Family is everything ❤"
liza_perez shared a tip "If you need to cry 😢 this one is definitely a tear jerker!"
jennifer_peterson_6404 shared a tip "Dont watch unless you want to cry. I couldn’t even imagine going through what these people did. Amazing movie of survival."
jennifer_getting shared a tip "This movie gets me every time! True thriller. And true story!"
albert_skretka shared a tip "I love movies based on true stories if they are done well, this one fits the bill."
lucais_romo shared a tip "@tomholland"
sophie_depue shared a tip "that’s the best part😈"
sarah_perello shared a tip "Are you looking for a recommendation?"
kenna_bee shared a tip "Incredible heartwrenching true story from survivors of a natural disaster with an ending that makes you feel so fulfilled."
laith_haddad shared a tip "I cried 7 times, and I’m a bodybuilder..."
ashley_hemme shared a tip "Full of Drama and Truly Impossible! We were Praying for/cheering for for the characters the whole movie!"
bookwormry shared a tip "Such a good movie that I’d recommend to everyone to watch at least once (as long as you dont’t have a weak stomach)"
rylee_cummings_3280 shared a tip "I love the drama and every bit of it"
miinajohnson1 shared a tip "It is so heartbreaking but it keeps you on the edge of your seat"
sav._anna shared a tip "Rlly good movie! Intense and beautiful"
liz_contreras shared a tip "Get the tissues ready! Love true story movies!"
emanuelle_andrade shared a tip "Sad movie😭😭😭"
emmalyne shared a tip "Tragic, heartbreaking, but at the same time heartwarming and something I’ll definitely watch again when I need a good cry ❤️"
emma_kofmam-_vanek shared a tip "amazing story + amazing movie"
lydia_6543 shared a tip "This movie is so amazing it’s so loving, sad, and heart touching. I love it!"
kathrina_thomson shared a tip "It's a good one. I really liked that movie"
dena_vorderbruggen shared a tip "so good!"