Curtis Jackson, took their children to Yellowstone National Park vacation, but found that there were fond memories of the lake has dried up, and this area has also become a restricted area. Filled with doubts of his camp near Yellowstone chance to know Charlie. Charlie told him a long time due to the natural environment and resources by humans and predatory destruction of the Earth's own balance system has been facing a total collapse, humanity will soon face an unprecedented natural disasters. Charlie said that some countries have jointly developed and built a secret you can avoid this disaster ark. Jackson thought he was crazy, they laugh it off and walked away. But the next day, a disaster occurred. A strong earthquake, a huge volcanic eruption in front of a familiar home to become a human purgatory. Other parts of the globe, a variety of natural disasters on an unprecedented scale broke out. Jackson and many, like the family embarked on the road to survive. Face of the global natural disasters, I do not know what course to follow, he suddenly remembered Charlie mentioned the Ark and maps, so decided to go to the ark to find a base chance of survival. In the search for and to the Ark-based process, Jackson has experienced a death in the face. The end they finally reached the ark base. The Ark has been fabricated, however, the number is far from meeting coming from around the world heard the news of the affected population. Who is going to those who remained have become a challenge to the whole of mankind's moral choice. The face of disaster, human beings from different countries to make the most important choice: "All are equal and have equal chances of survival,"! Finally it was finally spent the ark of the global nature of the disaster, obtained to continue the reproductive and development of hope.
杰克逊·柯蒂斯带着孩子去黄石公园度假，却发现曾有美好回忆的湖泊已经干涸，而这个地区也成为了禁区。充满疑惑的他在黄石附近的营地偶然认识了查理。查理告诉他由于自然环境和资源长期被人类掠夺性破坏，地球自身的平衡系统已经面临崩溃，人类即将面临空前的自然灾害。查理说有些国家已经在联合秘密研制并建造可以躲避这个灾难的方舟。杰克逊以为他是个疯子，就一笑而过走开了。 然而第二天，灾难就发生了。强烈的地震、巨大的火山爆发让眼前熟悉的家园变成了人间炼狱。在地球的其他地方，各种各样的自然灾害也以前所未有的规模爆发。杰克逊和众多家庭一样踏上了求生之路。面对全球性自然灾害不知何去何从的他突然想起查理提到过的方舟和地图，于是决定前往方舟基地寻找生存的机会。 在寻找和前往方舟基地的过程中，杰克逊一家经历了生死考验。最终他们终于到达方舟基地。然而已经制造完成的方舟数量远远不能满足从世界各地闻讯涌来的受灾人群。谁去谁留已然成为挑战整个人类的道德抉择。面对灾难，来自不同国家的人类做出了最重要的抉择：“所有人都是平等的，都有平等的生存机会”!最后人们终于在方舟中度过了这一全球性的灾害，获得了继续繁衍和发展的希望。