Disaster flicks

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Disaster movies ranging from the good to the godawful

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1. Storm War (2011)

85 min | Sci-Fi

Washington haunting series of weather disasters, devastating the city. Two brothers - sons of a recognized scientist and meteorologist - begin an investigation to explain the unexpected attacks of nature.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Jason London, Wes Brown, Gary Grubbs, Lance E. Nichols

Votes: 749

Also known as Storm Wars

2. Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Sci-Fi

Archeologists come across an Egyptian chamber, causing an electromagnetic pulse, which comes from Stonehenge, that sends destructive shockwaves around the world. When the pyramids are ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Misha Collins, Torri Higginson, Peter Wingfield, David Lewis

Votes: 2,243

3. Supervolcano (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

A volcano in Yellowstone Park suddenly erupts.

Director: Tony Mitchell | Stars: Michael Riley, Gary Lewis, Shaun Johnston, Adrian Holmes

Votes: 2,036

4. Dante's Peak (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

43 Metascore

A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley

Votes: 69,410 | Gross: $67.13M

5. Absolute Zero (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A shift in the Earth's polarity plunges the equatorial regions of the planet into an ice age of -459 degrees Fahrenheit; a temperature so cold that energy and light doesn't exist.

Director: Robert Lee | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Erika Eleniak, Bill Dow, Jessica Amlee

Votes: 1,448

6. Impact (2009– )

Not Rated | 180 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. ... See full summary »

Stars: David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge, Benjamin Sadler, Florentine Lahme

Votes: 2,962

7. Meteor Apocalypse (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A gigantic meteor enters Earth's orbit and begins to disintegrate, showering the entire planet with debris.

Director: Micho Rutare | Stars: Joe Lando, Claudia Christian, Cooper Harris, Madison McLaughlin

Votes: 885

8. Meteor (2009– )

TV-14 | 188 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two episode television mini-series covering a meteor, Kassandra, heading to Earth on a collision course, an "extinction level event".

Stars: Billy Campbell, Marla Sokoloff, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Rooker

Votes: 1,773

9. 10.5 (2004– )

Unrated | 165 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Fred Ward, Ivan Sergei, Dulé Hill

Votes: 3,510

10. 10.5: Apocalypse (2006– )

169 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A massive earthquake creates a chain of events that threaten two of the largest nuclear reactors.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Dean Cain, David Cubitt, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 2,158

11. Quantum Apocalypse (2010 TV Movie)

Unrated | 95 min | Sci-Fi

A group of talented but rebellious 'rock-star scientists' find themselves in a race against time to save Earth when a comet makes an unexpected turn towards our blue planet where all life ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Jones | Stars: Rhett Giles, Stephany Jacobsen, Stuart Lafferty, Gigi Edgley

Votes: 1,659

12. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

Votes: 312,256 | Gross: $166.11M

13. Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004 TV Movie)

Unrated | 175 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon, Chandra West, Brian Markinson

Votes: 2,262

14. Category 7: The End of the World (2005– )

TV-PG | 169 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A deadly category 7 storm wreaks havoc on the world. Meanwhile, kidnappers threaten to make matters even worse.

Stars: Cameron Daddo, Gina Gershon, Shannen Doherty, Randy Quaid

Votes: 2,428

15. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok

Votes: 366,449 | Gross: $186.74M

16. MegaFault (2009 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When miner Charley 'Boomer' Baxter sets off a series of massive mining detonations in West Virginia, a gigantic earthquake is soon rocking the North Atlantic, exposing a deep seismic fault ... See full summary »

Director: David Michael Latt | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Eriq La Salle, Bruce Davison, Justin Hartley

Votes: 1,781

17. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 144,939 | Gross: $140.46M

18. Doomsday Prophecy (2011 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Sci-Fi

Based on the 2012 end-of-world prophesy where two unlikely characters team up to solve a mystery that just might save the world.

Director: Jason Bourque | Stars: A.J. Buckley, Jewel Staite, Alan Dale, Bruce Ramsay

Votes: 1,300

19. Snowmageddon (2011 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An Alaskan town is in danger of destruction by a mystical snow globe that appears on a family's doorstep, wrapped like a Christmas gift, and causes deadly "natural" disasters in the real world, while simultaneously occurring in the globe.

Director: Sheldon Wilson | Stars: David Cubitt, Laura Harris, Dylan Matzke, Magda Apanowicz

Votes: 936

20. Ice Twisters (2009 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 86 min | Sci-Fi

Charlie Price, a former scientist turned science fiction author, starts living one of his novels when the Federal Science Foundation's weather experiments escape control and turn disastrous.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Mark Moses, Camille Sullivan, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Alex Zahara

Votes: 1,403

21. Polar Storm (2009 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A comet passes near the Earth and disturbs Earth's magnetic field.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Jack Coleman, Holly Elissa, Tyler Johnston, Terry David Mulligan

Votes: 1,442

22. Earthstorm (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Cunningham | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Amy Price-Francis, John Ralston, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 1,605

23. Earth's Final Hours (2011 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Sci-Fi

After dense matter from an imploded white hole hits Earth, the planet's rotation is devastated. A group of government agents must locate a lost satellite network that is the world's only hope for survival.

Director: W.D. Hogan | Stars: Robert Knepper, Julia Benson, Cameron Bright, Julia Maxwell

Votes: 2,150

24. Descent (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Sci-Fi

When the Ring of Fire starts heating up with an unprecedented amount of volcanic activity a team of scientists are gathered to prevent a global catastrophe.

Director: Terry Cunningham | Stars: Luke Perry, Natalie Brown, Michael Dorn, Rick Roberts

Votes: 713

25. NYC: Tornado Terror (2008 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

What appears to be harmless little whirlwinds and dust devils turns out to be a precursor to something a lot more deadlier and ends up threatening New York City's very existence.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Sebastian Spence, Jerry Wasserman, Winston Rekert

Votes: 1,008

26. Path of Destruction (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Action, Sci-Fi

The movie opens with a faulty nanotechnology experiment that results in a massive, deadly explosion. The company's CEO manages to sidestep blame by framing a meddling young reporter (... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Furst | Stars: Danica McKellar, David Keith, Chris Pratt, Stephen Furst

Votes: 537

27. Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Illegal experimentation accidentally rips open a previously unknown hidden magma reserve directly under Manhattan!

Director: Robert Lee | Stars: Costas Mandylor, Michael Ironside, Alexandra Paul, Eric Breker

Votes: 913

28. Flood (2007)

110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Mitchell | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 5,630

29. Storm in the Heartland (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

Liz McAdams is haunted by the memories of a tornado that destroyed her home 25 years ago. Now a professional storm tracker, she and her family are in danger once again as another ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew C. Erin | Stars: Meredith Monroe, Cameron Bancroft, Pascale Hutton, Rachel Pattee

Votes: 321

Also known as Tornado Valley

30. Night of the Twisters (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Family

The residents of a small town come face to face with a deadly and unpredictable series of tornadoes. Among them is one boy struggling to keep his family safe in the dangerous weather.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Devon Sawa, Amos Crawley, John Schneider, Lori Hallier

Votes: 1,826

31. Miami Magma (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Anna Adair, Stacey Asaro, Cleavant Derricks, Joseph Diaz

Votes: 707

Also known as Swamp Volcano

32. Collision Earth (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When the sun converts to a magnetar for a short time, the planet Mercury is thrown out of orbit (along with a spaceship exploring it) and set on a collision course for Earth. Can a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Kirk Acevedo, Diane Farr, Chad Krowchuk, Jessica Parker Kennedy

Votes: 1,144

33. Super Eruption (2011 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 89 min | Sci-Fi

The super volcano under Yellowstone erupts after thousands of years, putting millions at risk, and it's up to Rangers Charlie Young and Kate to save the day.

Director: Matt Codd | Stars: Richard Burgi, Juliet Aubrey, MyAnna Buring, Alex Wyndham

Votes: 574

34. Ice Quake (2010 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Beneath the Alaskan landscape, the melting permafrost is about to drastically alter the tranquil scenery. As the permafrost thaws, underground rivers of volatile liquid Methane are created,... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Brendan Fehr, Holly Elissa, Jodelle Ferland, Ryan Grantham

Votes: 1,231

35. 2012: Ice Age (2011 Video)

PG | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A volcanic eruption in Iceland sends a glacier towards North America, causing everything in it's path to freeze. A family man struggles to escape the onslaught of the coming ice age.

Director: Travis Fort | Stars: Patrick Labyorteaux, Julie McCullough, Katie Wilson, Nick Afanasiev

Votes: 5,166

36. Mega Cyclone (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Epic storms triggered by a space phenomenon obliterate cities, and the only answer to escaping complete annihilation rests on a small-town teen's extraordinary science project.

Director: Sheldon Wilson | Stars: David Sutcliffe, Mitch Pileggi, Erica Cerra, Jon Mack

Votes: 415

37. Storm Cell (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Storm chaser April, whose parents died in a twister during her childhood, must warn her brother and his unsespecting town of a massive storm heading their way before he meets the same fate.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Mimi Rogers, Robert Moloney, Andrew Airlie, Ryan Kennedy

Votes: 572

38. Christmas Twister (2012 TV Movie)

PG | 86 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

On Christmas Day the Texas area to the South West of Forth Worth is struck by a massive storm system sprouting several severe tornadoes.

Director: Peter Sullivan | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Richard Burgi, Victoria Pratt, Haley Lu Richardson

Votes: 526

39. 500 MPH Storm (2013)

TV-PG | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi

When an energy experiment goes haywire, a rash of massive hurricanes rips across North America. A scientist must get his family to safety before the hurricanes merge, creating a "hypercane" with the power to wipe America off the map.

Director: Daniel Lusko | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Michael Beach, Sarah Lieving, Bryan Head

Votes: 1,625

40. Stonados (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

When a tornado appears in the waters south of Boston, former storm chaser Joe Randall is intrigued by the unusual weather. But as twisters begin to strike across the Boston shoreline, Joe ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Bourque | Stars: Paul Johansson, Sebastian Spence, Miranda Frigon, Jessica McLeod

Votes: 738

41. Apocalypse Pompeii (2014)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure

Mount Vesuvius erupts when a family visits Pompeii. The daughter uses her skill and her father his ability, in order to escape the disaster.

Director: Ben Demaree | Stars: Adrian Paul, Jhey Castles, Georgina Beedle, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,715

42. Super Cyclone (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a super cyclone threatens the entire American western seaboard, a lone meteorologist and a petroleum engineer must battle the elements to stop the threat.

Director: Liz Adams | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Nicholas Turturro, Andy Clemence, Darin Cooper

Votes: 926

43. Storm Seekers (2009 TV Movie)

87 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

This film has erroneously been labeled "Hurricane Hunters" released in 1976.

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Dylan Neal, Barclay Hope, Terry Chen

Votes: 252

44. End of the World (2013 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A group of Apocalyptic fanatics must use their knowledge of apocalyptic movies to save the world from a devastating solar flare.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Greg Grunberg, Neil Grayston, Caroline Cave, Mark Hildreth

Votes: 1,329

45. The 12 Disasters of Christmas (2012 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

It's Christmas Eve when an ominous dark star appears in the sky; could this star be a sign that Judgment Day is near? When massive earthquakes and natural disasters tear apart cities, it ... See full summary »

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Ed Quinn, Magda Apanowicz, Holly Elissa, Roark Critchlow

Votes: 842

46. Into the Storm (2014)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Thriller

44 Metascore

Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Max Deacon

Votes: 58,681 | Gross: $47.60M

47. Oil Storm (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

Documentary-style footage reveals the aftermath of disastrous events that disrupt the flow of oil to the United States.

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Melody Chase, Liev Schreiber, Lance E. Nichols, Mark Krasnoff

Votes: 247

48. The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Bonnie Bartlett, Lindsay Frost

Votes: 485

49. Disaster Wars: Earthquake vs. Tsunami (2013)

85 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Which ever one wins. We lose.

Director: David Palmieri | Stars: Joe Estevez, Priscilla Barnes, Reggie Bannister, Pete Punito

Votes: 346

Warning: Horrible, beyond laughable bad. This has to have been a porno that someone swapped out the R and NC-17 rated stuff and through in some bad CGI disaster footage.

50. San Andreas (2015)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

43 Metascore

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes

Votes: 175,011 | Gross: $155.19M

51. Tornado - Der Zorn des Himmels (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Drama, Thriller