Ultimate Disaster Movie Listby Cine-Maniacal | created - 14 Jan 2018 | updated - 21 Aug 2018 | Public
An aggregate, unranked list of the best Disaster movies. Ever. Period.
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2. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
Votes: 533,509 | Gross: $306.17M
3. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 399,861 | Gross: $201.57M
4. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 420,332 | Gross: $186.74M
5. 2012 (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Votes: 357,601 | Gross: $166.11M
6. War of the Worlds (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An updated version of H.G Wells' seminal sci-fi classic about an alien invasion threatening the future of humanity. The catastrophic nightmare is depicted through the eyes of one American family fighting for survival.
Votes: 420,549 | Gross: $234.28M
7. The Towering Inferno (1974)
PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Votes: 40,158 | Gross: $116.00M
9. Earthquake (1974)
PG | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.
Votes: 13,838 | Gross: $79.70M
10. Airport (1970)
G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Votes: 17,722 | Gross: $100.49M
13. Two-Minute Warning (1976)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A crazed sniper is set to kill spectators at an L.A. Coliseum football championship game and the police race against time to eliminate him.
14. Firestorm (1998)
R | 89 min | Action, Thriller
Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,733 | Gross: $8.04M
15. Deepwater Horizon (2016)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, History
A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.
Votes: 155,068 | Gross: $61.43M
18. Twister (I) (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.
Votes: 179,451 | Gross: $241.72M
19. Dante's Peak (1997)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 83,401 | Gross: $67.13M
20. The Perfect Storm (2000)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.
Votes: 158,080 | Gross: $182.62M
21. Outbreak (1995)
R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.
Votes: 121,789 | Gross: $67.82M
22. Poseidon (2006)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.
Votes: 99,774 | Gross: $60.67M
23. Daylight (1996)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.
Votes: 67,849 | Gross: $33.02M
24. San Andreas (2015)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 216,354 | Gross: $155.19M
26. Volcano (1997)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles and a city official and a seismologist try to stop its inevitable flow through the city.
Votes: 72,801 | Gross: $49.32M
27. When Time Ran Out... (1980)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Votes: 2,540 | Gross: $1.70M
29. Into the Storm (2014)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.
Votes: 65,655 | Gross: $47.60M
30. The Big Bus (1976)
PG | 88 min | Action, Comedy
A nuclear powered bus driving cross-country, from New York City to Colorado, is destined for disaster due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby.
Votes: 3,089 | Gross: $3.54M
32. Skyjacked (1972)
PG | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Votes: 1,805 | Gross: $2.50M
33. Hard Rain (1998)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.
Votes: 32,498 | Gross: $19.82M
34. The Hurricane Heist (2018)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.
Votes: 19,388 | Gross: $6.12M
35. Silver Streak (1976)
PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.
36. The Hurricane (1937)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
37. On the Beach (1959)
Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.
Votes: 12,119 | Gross: $11.00M
38. Skyscraper (2018)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals.
Votes: 109,662 | Gross: $68.42M
39. Crack in the World (1965)
Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.