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1. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 38,256 | Gross: $84.56M

2. Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Josh Lucas

Votes: 93,109 | Gross: $60.67M

3. The Poseidon Adventure (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 174 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Steve Guttenberg, Bryan Brown

Votes: 3,046

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: 75,067 | Gross: $67.13M

5. St. Helens (1981)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

Dramatization of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Art Carney, David Huffman, Cassie Yates, Albert Salmi

Votes: 438

6. Volcano (1997)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle

Votes: 68,294 | Gross: $49.32M

7. The Core (2003)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 86,903 | Gross: $31.19M

8. Rollercoaster (1977)

PG | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A blackmailer threatens to sabotage roller coasters at various American amusement parks if he isn't paid a huge ransom.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda

Votes: 5,244

9. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

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.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 36,209 | Gross: $116.00M

10. 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.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, Edward Albert

Votes: 2,338 | Gross: $1.70M

11. Quantum Apocalypse (2010 TV Movie)

Unrated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,783

12. 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: 2,331

13. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 10,200

14. Jericho (2006–2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

Votes: 52,083

15. 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: 153,052 | Gross: $140.46M

16. 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: 3,068

17. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)

G | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle

Votes: 1,302

18. Pompeii: The Last Day (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History

A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Director: Peter Nicholson | Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 877

19. 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: 331,824 | Gross: $166.11M

20. Crack in the World (1965)

Not Rated | 96 min | 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.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox

Votes: 1,942

21. Earthquake (1974)

PG | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene

Votes: 12,708 | Gross: $79.70M

22. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 971,987 | Gross: $659.33M

23. 10.5 (2004)

Unrated | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 3,633

24. 10.5: Apocalypse (2006)

169 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 2,310

25. The Siege (1998)

R | 116 min | Action, Thriller

53 Metascore

The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 65,231 | Gross: $40.98M

26. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 4,194

27. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 501,023 | Gross: $306.17M

28. 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: 391,138 | Gross: $186.74M

29. Unstoppable (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Thriller

69 Metascore

With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee

Votes: 174,757 | Gross: $81.56M

30. Flight (I) (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle, John Goodman

Votes: 306,527 | Gross: $93.77M

31. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

54 Metascore

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely teenagers band together to fight.

Director: Stuart Beattie | Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz

Votes: 29,393

32. Arctic Blast (2010)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it then sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new Ice Age.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Michael Shanks, Alexandra Davies, Saskia Hampele, Indiana Evans

Votes: 3,357

33. CAT. 8 (2013– )

180 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An untested global defence system triggers a swarm of devastating solar flares, resulting in catastrophic earthquakes and ferocious magnetic storms; an unprecedented CAT. 8 Armageddon. Can we stop the annihilation of the human race?

Stars: Matthew Modine, Maxim Roy, Ted Whittall, Trevor Hayes

Votes: 1,134

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

TV-PG | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 2,538

35. 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: 2,375

36. End of the World (2013 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,455

37. Ice Quake (2010 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,312

38. Delete (2013– )

180 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A reporter and a young hacker uncover an artificial intelligence which has become sentient. It has one goal. Self preservation. Humans are trying to destroy it. So it's 'it' or them.

Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Erin Karpluk, Ryan Robbins, Gil Bellows

Votes: 1,162

39. Ice Twisters (2009 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,530

40. Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)

Unrated | 170 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A devastating earthquake hits New York City, with survivors left fighting for their lives amongst the ruins.

Stars: Tom Skerritt, Sharon Lawrence, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Nicole Carson

Votes: 1,693

41. 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: 1,368

42. Eve of Destruction (2013– )

176 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

When two scientists attempt to discover unlimited energy, their experiment is hijacked and sabotaged by eco-terrorists. The result is a dark energy black hole that could destroy the planet.

Stars: Steven Weber, Christina Cox, Treat Williams, Aleks Paunovic

Votes: 641

43. Exploding Sun (2013 TV Movie)

174 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Robison | Stars: David James Elliott, Anthony Lemke, Natalie Brown, Alex Weiner

Votes: 1,238

44. Asteroid vs Earth (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a shower of massive meteors threatens an extinction level event on Earth, the world's greatest minds devise a dangerous plan that will take the planet off its axis in order to avoid the impact.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Tia Carrere, Jason Brooks, Tim Russ, Darin Cooper

Votes: 815

45. Firestorm (1998)

R | 89 min | Thriller, Action

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 »

Director: Dean Semler | Stars: Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe, Suzy Amis

Votes: 3,521 | Gross: $8.04M

46. The Satan Bug (1965)

Approved | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A germ that could destroy life on Earth is stolen from a biological warfare lab and the thief threatens to release it into the open, prompting a security officer to act.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: George Maharis, Richard Basehart, Anne Francis, Dana Andrews

Votes: 2,039

47. Solar Attack (2006 TV Movie)

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

When the sun's increasing expulsions of plasma threaten to ignite methane in our atmosphere, international tensions rise while scientists race for a solution to avoid natural disaster.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Joanne Kelly, Kevin Jubinville, Sugith Varughese

Votes: 861

48. As the Light Goes Out (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Drama