The Impossible (2012) directed by Spaniard Juan Antonio Bayona is quite a visual spectacle. I am not familiar with Bayona (it seems he directed a film called The Orphanage), but he recreates the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in 2004 in spectacular fashion. The film is based on it is based on the true story of María Belón and her family's experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The film stars Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and three child actors. It was a horrific natural disaster amazingly recreated in with significant detail. I recently befriended a couple who were also in Thailand in Phuket, who luckily had a hotel on the hill and avoid being swept away by the sea and I couldn't imagine what they went through, but Bayona's film does a good job of showing us. My only complaint is that the film makes look as if only westerners were killed and there were very few Thais depicted in the film. All in all, it is a powerful viewing experience.