Most Popular Mine Disaster Movies and TV Shows
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1. October Sky (1999)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Votes: 75,398 | Gross: $32.48M
2. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Family
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
3. Wicked Little Things (2006)
R | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there's a problem. They're still alive.
4. Germinal (1993)
R | 160 min | Drama, Romance
In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them.
Votes: 4,282 | Gross: $0.38M
5. Salt of the Earth (1954)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History
Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.
6. Beneath (V) (2013)
Unrated | 89 min | Adventure, Horror
A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another.
7. Fighting Mad (1976)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama
An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.
9. Dynamite (1929)
Passed | 129 min | Drama
Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation, and Marcia will gladly divorce Roger if Cynthia agrees ... See full summary »
10. Cave In (2003 TV Movie)
PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a cave in threatens the lives of four miners, including a father and son, it becomes a fight for survival. The superintendent struggles against the ticking clock to save her crew and family from impending doom.
11. The Silver Streak (1934)
72 min | Action, Drama
The crew of the Pioneer Zephyr diesel train has only a few hours to deliver an iron lung to an injured man at the Boulder Dam construction site.
14. Kimi ga wakamono nara (1970)
89 min | Action, Crime
Riveting story of five kids who come to Tokyo for work in 1960. Fukasaku shows the shocking consequences for these idealistic youths whose dreams are soon torn apart in the chaos of class turmoil and youthful indiscretion.
15. Night Ride (1937)
70 min | Drama
Two truck drivers fired by the crooked trucking firm they worked for start their own company. Their former boss, worried about the competition, tries everything he can to drive them out of ... See full summary »
10 min | Documentary, Short
Through the eyes of the last survivor, Sigmund Kozma, Meeting Again captures a terrible personal moment that makes up the only real record of Ohio's largest mining disaster.
17. The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (1975)
40 min | Documentary, Short
A look at the Buffalo Creek disaster, which occurred when a coal-waste dam collapsed. Includes interviews with survivors, mining officials, and union representatives, along with footage of the flood itself.
Director: Mimi Pickering
18. Der Uranberg (2010 TV Movie)
89 min | Drama, History
Kurt Meinel returns from his Soviet POW camp to his native mining village, hating Hitler enough for wrecking Europe to support the Russian regional occupation commander Bursky, in charge of... See full summary »
20. Senghenydd: Portrait of a Mining Town (1966)
17 min | Documentary, Short
A documentary on the South Wales village of Senghenydd, near Caerphilly, which suffered the greatest disaster in British coal mining history in 1913, when 439 men lost their lives in a coal dust explosion.
21. The Toilers (1928)
80 min | Drama
Ralston runs away from the house of ill fame and takes shelter with miner Fairbanks and his pals in their hut. This causes some unease but all is is forgotten when a fire in the mine traps Doug and calls out the rescue effort.
22. Scotland's First Oil Rush (2016 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary, History
Geologist Professor Iain Stewart tells the fascinating story of the shale oil industry in Scotland and its impact on the people, landscape and culture of West Lothian.
23. Soma #301 (2014)
On 13 May 2014, an explosion at a coal mine in Soma, Manisa, Turkey, caused an underground mine fire which was the worst mine disaster in Turkey's history. The explosion killed 301 workers.... See full summary »
49 min | Comedy, Western
Bret goes to the office of a wealthy mine owner to collect a substantial gambling debt. When the man refuses to pay and then draws his gun, Bret is forced to kill him. Bret goes to report ... See full summary »
Poldark (1975– )
TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, History, Romance
Caroline goes to London after her child's death, Whitworth reestablishes relations with money, and Ross secretly visits Elizabeth during a Warleggan party.
Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955)
The Uranium Mine
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Helen Davis is dispatched to report on a mine disaster and discovers the catastrophe was no accident - it was meant to hide the theft of uranium ore.
The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)
Wheresoever I Enter...
30 min | Drama
While covering a coal mine accident in West Virginia, Adam learns that a doctor passing through the town is treating injured workers miles below the earth's surface and wonders what could have motivated him to risk his life for strangers.