Most Popular Disaster Film Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Impossible (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Votes: 179,081 | Gross: $19.02M
2. The Meg (2018)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.
Votes: 119,176 | Gross: $143.01M
3. 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: 498,165 | Gross: $306.17M
5. 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: 163,064 | Gross: $241.72M
6. Jurassic World (2015)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.
Votes: 542,292 | Gross: $652.27M
7. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?
Votes: 156,220 | Gross: $103.14M
8. San Andreas (2015)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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: 194,177 | Gross: $155.19M
9. Rampage (2018)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.
Votes: 118,467 | Gross: $99.35M
10. This Is the End (2013)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy
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 have to face the apocalypse, but themselves.
Votes: 362,152 | Gross: $101.47M
11. 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: 388,476 | Gross: $186.74M
12. Geostorm (2017)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
Votes: 79,359 | Gross: $33.70M
13. Godzilla (2014)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.
Votes: 353,709 | Gross: $200.68M
14. 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: 83,918 | Gross: $67.80M
16. 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, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 372,518 | Gross: $201.57M
17. The 5th Wave (2016)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
Votes: 91,340 | Gross: $34.91M
19. Deep Impact (1998)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
Votes: 152,136 | Gross: $140.46M
20. 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: 134,445 | Gross: $61.28M
21. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
Votes: 172,284 | Gross: $136.31M
23. 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: 15,761 | Gross: $6.12M
24. Contagion (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.
Votes: 202,188 | Gross: $75.66M
25. Pompeii (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 100,895 | Gross: $23.22M
27. The Remaining (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Friends gather at a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by terrifying apocalyptic events forcing them to examine life, love and faith as they must choose between redemption and survival.
Votes: 6,335 | Gross: $1.17M
28. 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: 74,201 | Gross: $67.13M
29. 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: 35,927 | Gross: $116.00M
30. The Crazies (2010)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.
Votes: 104,906 | Gross: $39.12M
31. 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.
33. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Votes: 209,442 | Gross: $79.96M
34. Non-Stop (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.
Votes: 235,598 | Gross: $92.17M
35. The Wave (2015)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 28,551 | Gross: $0.18M
37. The Finest Hours (2016)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History
The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Votes: 56,315 | Gross: $27.55M
38. 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: 61,750 | Gross: $33.02M
40. 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: 101,382 | Gross: $67.82M
41. Executive Decision (1996)
R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.
Votes: 46,855 | Gross: $56.57M
42. Alive (1993)
R | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.
Votes: 46,403 | Gross: $36.73M
43. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.
Votes: 70,016 | Gross: $48.61M
44. 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: 61,076 | Gross: $47.60M
46. 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: 16,026 | Gross: $100.49M
47. 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: 12,576 | Gross: $79.70M
48. Quarantine (2008)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 65,632 | Gross: $31.69M
49. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
R | 128 min | Action, Drama, History
During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.
50. Airport 1975 (1974)
PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.
Votes: 8,752 | Gross: $47.29M