Mayday films are a type of film genre that has gained popularity over the years. These films typically center around the theme of disasters, particularly finding a group of people fighting to survive. In Mayday films, viewers see how different types of people react and work together in times of catastrophic events such as plane crashes, shipwrecks, or natural disasters like earthquakes or tornadoes. The concept of Mayday films grew out of the need for films that could entertain and educate viewers about emergency situations. However, Mayday films can sometimes be controversial due to their dramatic and intense nature, leading some to argue that they capitalize on human tragedy. Nevertheless, Mayday films remain popular among action and adventure movie fans, and the genre has inspired several television series, including Mayday: Air Disasters, a National Geographic documentary. Overall, what makes Mayday films entertaining is the portrayal of human survival instincts, always attempting to not only endure but also overcome adversity.