Disaster Films: Viral and Deadly Disease Outbreaks

by stothardfamily | created - 01 Oct 2017 | updated - 01 Oct 2017 | Public

Infectious Diseases and Plagues striking mankind! Be it global or local - The chase for the cure and survival is on!

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1. 12 Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 553,229 | Gross: $57.14M

2. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 356,497 | Gross: $45.06M

3. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 248,371 | Gross: $28.64M

4. Blindness (2008)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Yûsuke Iseya

Votes: 67,539 | Gross: $3.07M

5. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 103,803 | Gross: $67.82M

6. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 211,621 | Gross: $75.66M

7. Monsters (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jefferies

Votes: 85,623 | Gross: $0.24M

8. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatens to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 572,508 | Gross: $202.36M

9. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 654,747 | Gross: $256.39M

10. Quarantine (2008)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 67,158 | Gross: $31.69M

11. Carriers (2009)

PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.

Directors: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor | Stars: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci, Emily VanCamp

Votes: 40,923 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Resident Evil (2002)

R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce

Votes: 237,926 | Gross: $40.12M

13. Doomsday (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

51 Metascore

A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig, Caryn Peterson

Votes: 70,423 | Gross: $10.96M

14. REC (2007)

R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

69 Metascore

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso

Votes: 158,063

15. Flu (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

40 Metascore

Chaos ensues when a lethal, airborne virus infects the population of a South Korean city less than 20 kilometers from Seoul.

Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Hyuk Jang, Soo Ae, Roxanne Aparicio, Jang-Su Bae

Votes: 6,581

16. 93 Days (2016)

118 min | Drama

What happens when the deadliest infectious disease know to man arrives in a megacity with over 21 million people .

Director: Steve Gukas | Stars: Seun Ajayi, Bimbo Akintola, Zara Udofia Ejoh, Keppy Ekpenyong-Bassey

Votes: 552

17. Pandorum (2009)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

28 Metascore

Two crew members of a spaceship wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue

Votes: 139,577 | Gross: $10.33M

18. Virus (1999)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

19 Metascore

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

Director: John Bruno | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 25,420 | Gross: $14.01M

19. Pandemic (2016)

TV-MA | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its ... See full summary »

Director: John Suits | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Missi Pyle, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 7,166

20. Pandemic (2007– )

169 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The bird flu virus spreads through Los Angeles as a doctor from the CDC races to find a vaccine.

Stars: Tiffani Thiessen, French Stewart, Faye Dunaway, Eric Roberts

Votes: 1,199

21. Infected (2008 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A pair of newspaper reporters receive help from an unlikely accomplice in their effort to stave off an alien invasion.

Director: Adam Weissman | Stars: Gil Bellows, Maxim Roy, Bruce Dinsmore, Mark Camacho

Votes: 866

22. Infection (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura, Yôko Maki

Votes: 5,088

23. Maggie (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.

Director: Henry Hobson | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson, Laura Cayouette

Votes: 40,227 | Gross: $0.19M

24. The Epidemic (2020)

95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Filming

After a meteor crashes into the Earth's crust causing extreme devastation, an unexplained plague decimates a town's population turning people into zombies. The town's few survivors seek ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Hartwell | Stars: Eric Roberts, Chris Owen, Kurt Angle, Larry Zerner



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