Probably not the first motion picture about a flooded city, but certainly the most influential one. In the 1927 movie the city is a completely fictious science fiction vesion of a city. It is thus more comparable to the new towns that are currently being planned to anticipate the impact of rising sea levels than to the cities threatened by it. Still Metropolis remains one of the earliest immersive visual experiences of a flooded city and a futurist version of the sinful city punished by a deluge. These images show the making of an iconic flooding scene in the movie. The first image shows the scenery before the flooding.
Germany; 20. Century; Christian; Film; City: Metropolis