Disaster Films

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1. 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: 72,030 | Gross: $67.13M

2. Fire Twister (2015)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When ex-firefighter Scott Nylander and a group of ecologists approach a silo filled with oil to hang a banner with an eco-message, they suddenly realize they came to the wrong place at the ... See full summary »

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Lisa Ciara, Johnny Hawkes, Leah Bateman

Votes: 362

3. 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: 60,103 | Gross: $47.60M

4. 500 MPH Storm (2013)

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

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: 1,694

5. Pompeii (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

39 Metascore

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 98,507 | Gross: $23.22M

6. 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: 35,030 | Gross: $116.00M

7. 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: 37,132 | Gross: $84.56M

8. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

78 Metascore

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 186,317 | Gross: $83.40M

9. Twister (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz

Votes: 159,693 | Gross: $241.72M

10. The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

59 Metascore

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, Diane Lane

Votes: 145,107 | Gross: $182.62M

11. Killer Bees (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After a truck accident causes their release, a small rural town is faced with a swarm of killer bees.

Director: Penelope Buitenhuis | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Tracy Nelson, Fiona Loewi, Noel Fisher

Votes: 703

12. 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: 66,108 | Gross: $49.32M

13. Noah (2014)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

68 Metascore

Noah is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson

Votes: 225,433 | Gross: $101.20M

14. Atomic Twister (2002 TV Movie)

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

The staff of a nuclear reactor must struggle to avert a disaster when tornadoes cause damage that threatens to start a meltdown.

Director: Bill Corcoran | Stars: Sharon Lawrence, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Carl Lewis, Jonathan Blick

Votes: 1,439

15. Disaster Movie (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

15 Metascore

Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey, Nicole Parker, Matt Lanter

Votes: 81,593 | Gross: $14.19M

16. 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: 930,536 | Gross: $659.33M

17. Armageddon (1998)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Votes: 363,506 | Gross: $201.57M

18. 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: 149,051 | Gross: $140.46M

19. 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: 377,831 | Gross: $186.74M

20. 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: 84,881 | Gross: $31.19M

21. 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: 321,901 | Gross: $166.11M

22. White Squall (1996)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama

53 Metascore

Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf

Votes: 19,716 | Gross: $10.30M

23. Frogs (1972)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

A group of helpless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke

Votes: 5,209

24. 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: 963

25. 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: 1,408

26. On Hostile Ground (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A geologist tries to prevent a huge sinkhole from devouring New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: John Corbett, Jessica Steen, Brittany Daniel, Andrew Kraulis

Votes: 422 | Gross: $0.00M

27. 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: 1,330

28. 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: 730

29. Aftershock (2012)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

39 Metascore

In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.

Director: Nicolás López | Stars: Eli Roth, Ariel Levy, Nicolás Martínez, Andrea Osvárt

Votes: 10,210 | Gross: $0.04M

30. 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: 1,658

31. Hard Rain (1998)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A armored-truck driver and his nephew try to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

Votes: 29,930 | Gross: $19.82M

32. Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo

Votes: 42,645

33. Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

A documentary on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, bringing tsunamis, rains of pumice and ash, and a deadly flow of hot steam, sulfuric acid, and ash. More than 36,000 died; survivors had bad burns.

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Olivia Williams, Kevin McMonagle, Ramon Tikaram

Votes: 676

34. Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003– )

TV-MA | 175 min | Drama, History

A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.

Stars: Clare Stone, Max Morrow, Paul Doucet, Lynne Griffin

Votes: 287

35. This Is the End (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

67 Metascore

6 Los Angeles celebrities are stuck in James Franco's house after a series of devastating events just destroyed the city. Inside, the group not only will have to face with the apocalypse, but with themselves.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 354,425 | Gross: $101.47M

36. The Impossible (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, History, Thriller

73 Metascore

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast

Votes: 173,450 | Gross: $19.02M

37. Sink Hole (2013)

90 min | Sci-Fi

A group of teenagers get trapped in a sink hole and have to fight for their lives.

Director: Scott Wheeler | Stars: Gina Holden, Brooke Mackenzie, Dominika Juillet, Jeremy London

Votes: 159

38. Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride... Starring You! (2008)

15 min | Short, Comedy

Guests are introduced to Lonnie, an Assistant Director who casts guests for scenes that he needs to be shot in the soundstages. Guest are then taken into a screening room where Frank ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Torres | Stars: Stephanie Adams, Kevin Allen, Kenneth Babel, Elizabeth Bailey

Votes: 115

39. Bølgen (2015)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande

Votes: 26,329 | Gross: $0.18M

40. 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: 187,312 | Gross: $155.19M

41. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 12,674

42. Backdraft (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

38 Metascore

Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 65,015 | Gross: $77.87M

43. Miracle Landing (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

A passenger jet loses a portion of its fuselage in flight over Hawaii and is forced to make an emergency landing.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Wayne Rogers, Ana Alicia, Nancy Kwan

Votes: 467

44. Geo-Disaster (2017 Video)

TV-14 | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The effect of dark matter colliding with the earth is the opening of this film.

Director: Thunder Levin | Stars: Matthew Pohlkamp, Natalie Pelletier, Erich Riegelmann, Maggie Rose Hudson

Votes: 597

45. Emergency! (1972–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 3,247

46. 9-1-1 (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Explores the high-pressure experiences of the first responders who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.

Stars: Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds

Votes: 10,918

47. The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 92,241 | Gross: $143.01M



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