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I saw the movie as a kid, so it was probably from the '80s. It's about two planets heading towards the Earth. The first one passes close by, causing floods, earthquakes, etc. The second one (spoiler alert) hits the Earth.

That's all I remember. Anybody knows the movie?

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    When Worlds Collide? Do some earth people migrate to one of the two planets in a spaceship?
    – user14111
    Jan 12 '20 at 12:53
  • More recently Melancholia. The planet passed by causing only mild disruption, then doubles back and kills the Earth
    – Valorum
    Jan 12 '20 at 14:59
  • @user14111 Yes! I completely forgot about that
    – gcvt
    Jan 12 '20 at 17:58
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That sounds very much like the plot of the 1951 film When Worlds Collide.

From Wikipedia:

"The plot concerns the coming destruction of the Earth by a rogue star called Bellus and the desperate efforts to build a space ark to transport a group of men and women to Bellus' single planet, Zyra."

The planet Zyra passes close to Earth, causing devastating floods and earthquakes. Then the star Bellus collides with Earth, annihilating it.

The only way to save something of humanity is to launch a space ark and resettle on the planet Zyra.

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    Originally a novel.
    – Spencer
    Jan 12 '20 at 14:08
  • That's the one, thanks! Also @Spencer thanks for that, I see now there's also a sequel novel
    – gcvt
    Jan 12 '20 at 17:59

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