I don't particularly care for this question, it's a list question.
Looking at it now, I agree. There is no one right answer. I didn't initially see it as a list question because I thought there really was only one answer. But the language is in the question itself: "Are there any instances..." is asking people to list movies. Plus, there is only one way to answer something like this for it to be a satisfactory answer, and that is by listing the movies that came out before real-world disasters occurred that mirrored what happened in those movies.
I still think the topic is interesting, but I don't see anything exceptionally great happening with it right now. I vote to close until I can come up with a better way to ask the question.
Suggestions/thoughts/feelings/emotions/declarations of war all welcome!
EDIT: Updated. If the edit is acceptable and adequately addresses the concerns made here, please vote to reopen so we all can work toward taking this question from less-than-useful to a useful addition to the site.
It's interesting at best, a list question at worst. Do with it what you will.