The Top 50 Disaster Films of All Time

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The Sweet Hereafter 1997, 112 min.

Atom Egoyan     Starring: Ian HolmSarah PolleyDavid Hemblen

Disaster Film    Drama    Ensemble Film

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I Am Legend 2007, 101 min.

Francis Lawrence     Starring: Will SmithAlice BragaCharlie Tahan

Disaster Film    Dystopian Film    Horror

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Fearless 1993, 122 min.

Peter Weir     Starring: Jeff BridgesDeirdre O'ConnellRosie Perez

Disaster Film    Drama    Psychological Drama

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Cloverfield 2008, 85 min.

Matt Reeves     Starring: Lizzy CaplanT.J. MillerMike Vogel

Disaster Film    Found Footage Film    Horror

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Armageddon 1998, 153 min.

Michael Bay     Starring: Bruce WillisLiv TylerSteve Buscemi

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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Backdraft 1991, 132 min.

Ron Howard     Starring: Kurt RussellWilliam BaldwinRobert De Niro

Action    Action Thriller    Detective Film

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Flight 2012, 138 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Denzel WashingtonKelly ReillyJohn Goodman

Addiction Drama    Disaster Film    Drama

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Twister 1996, 113 min.

Jan de Bont     Starring: Helen HuntBill PaxtonCary Elwes

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Airport 1970, 137 min.

George Seaton     Starring: Burt LancasterDean MartinJean Seberg

Action    Disaster Film    Drama

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World War Z 2013, 116 min.

Marc Forster     Starring: Brad PittMireille EnosMatthew Fox

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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San Francisco 1936, 115 min.

W.S. Van Dyke     Starring: Clark GableJack HoltSpencer Tracy

Costume Romance    Disaster Film    Drama

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Earthquake 1974, 160 min.

Mark Robson     Starring: Charlton HestonRichard RoundtreeAva Gardner

Action    Disaster Film    Ensemble Film

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Daylight 1996, 115 min.

Rob Cohen     Starring: Sylvester StalloneViggo MortensenDan Hedaya

Action    Disaster Film

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Threads 1984, 110 min.

Mick Jackson     Starring: Karen MeagherReece DinsdaleDavid Brierly

Anti-War Film    Disaster Film    Drama

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Meteor 1979, 107 min.

Ronald Neame     Starring: Martin LandauHenry FondaKarl Malden

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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