New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Dark Knight opens at midnight, and as the previews show, the city gets beat up pretty bad in the epic battle that ensues. New York is always getting destroyed over and over again in movies. Why? Because it looks awesome! Here are clips of the 15 best films featuring New York getting annihilated, curated by Nick McGlynn. (NYC Photoshop Hallucination By Richard Blakeley.)

A.I. - 2001

New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Armageddon - 1998
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Category 7: The End of the World - 2005
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Cloverfield - 2008
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Deep Impact - 1998
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Deluge - 1933
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Gangs of New York - 2002
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Godzilla - 1998
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

I am Legend - 2007
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Independence Day - 1996
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Meteor - 1979
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

Planet of the Apes - 1968
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

The Day After Tomorrow - 2004
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

War of the Worlds - 2005
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways

When Worlds Collide - 1951
New York, Destroyed 15 Different Ways