The Top 50 Disaster Films of All Time

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1

Independence Day

1996    Roland Emmerich    Rated PG13

Action    Alien Invasion Films    Apocalyptic Film

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Titanic

1997    James Cameron    Rated PG13

Adventure    Costume Romance    Disaster Film

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The Sweet Hereafter

1997    Atom Egoyan    Rated R

Disaster Film    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Fail-Safe

1964    Sidney Lumet    Not Rated

Disaster Film    Drama    Political Thriller

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The China Syndrome

1979    James Bridges    Rated PG

Disaster Film    Paranoid Thriller    Thriller

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The Poseidon Adventure

1972    Ronald Neame    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Disaster Film

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Melancholia

2011    Lars von Trier    Rated R

Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film    Drama

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This Is the End

2013    Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen    Rated R

Apocalyptic Film    Buddy Film    Comedy

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The Towering Inferno

1974    John Guillermin    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Disaster Film

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10

I Am Legend

2007    Francis Lawrence    Rated PG13

Disaster Film    Dystopian Film    Horror

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11

Fearless

1993    Peter Weir    Rated R

Disaster Film    Drama    Psychological Drama

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12

The Last Man on Earth

1964    Ubaldo Ragona    Not Rated

Disaster Film    Horror    Post-Apocalyptic Film

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13

Night of the Comet

1984    Thom Eberhardt    Rated PG13

Action    Comedy    Disaster Film

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14

The Andromeda Strain

1971    Robert Wise    Rated G

Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film    Mystery

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15

Cloverfield

2008    Matt Reeves    Rated PG13

Disaster Film    Found Footage Film    Horror

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16

On the Beach

1959    Stanley Kramer    Not Rated

Disaster Film    Dystopian Film    Message Movie

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17

Armageddon

1998    Michael Bay    Rated PG13

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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18

A Night to Remember

1958    Roy Ward Baker    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Disaster Film    Drama

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19

Flight

2012    Robert Zemeckis    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Disaster Film    Drama

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The Flight of the Phoenix

1965    Robert Aldrich    Not Rated

Action    Addiction Drama    Adventure

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21

Backdraft

1991    Ron Howard    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Detective Film

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22

Stephen King's The Stand

1994    Mick Garris    Not Rated

Epic    Made-For-Television    Mini-Series

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23

The Impossible

2012    Juan Antonio Bayona    Rated PG13

Disaster Film    Drama    Family Drama

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24

World War Z

2013    Marc Forster    Rated PG13

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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25

Twister

1996    Jan de Bont    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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26

Airport

1970    George Seaton    Rated G

Action    Disaster Film    Drama

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27

Outbreak

1995    Wolfgang Petersen    Rated R

Action Thriller    Disaster Film    Science Fiction

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28

Monsters

2010    Gareth Edwards    Rated R

Alien Invasion Films    Disaster Film    Monster Film

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29

Miracle Mile

1988    Steve De Jarnatt    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Apocalyptic Film

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30

The Last Wave

1977    Peter Weir    Rated PG

Australian New Wave    Disaster Film    Drama

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31

Alive

1993    Frank Marshall    Rated R

Action    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

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32

San Francisco

1936    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Costume Romance    Disaster Film    Drama

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33

The Quiet Earth

1985    Geoff Murphy    Rated R

Disaster Film    Post-Apocalyptic Film    Science Fiction

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35

The Day After

1983    Nicholas Meyer    Not Rated

Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film    Drama

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36

Last Night

1998    Don McKellar    Rated R

Apocalyptic Film    Black Comedy    Comedy Drama

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37

When Worlds Collide

1951    Rudolph Maté    Rated G

Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film    Science Fiction

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38

The Perfect Storm

2000    Wolfgang Petersen    Rated PG13

Drama    Adventure    Disaster Film

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39

The Day After Tomorrow

2004    Roland Emmerich    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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40

Earthquake

1974    Mark Robson    Rated PG

Action    Disaster Film    Ensemble Film

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41

Daylight

1996    Rob Cohen    Rated PG13

Action    Disaster Film

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42

Hard Rain

1998    Mikael Salomon    Rated R

Action    Disaster Film    Action Thriller

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43

Deep Impact

1998    Mimi Leder    Rated PG13

Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film    Science Fiction

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44

Blindness

2008    Fernando Meirelles    Rated R

Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film    Drama

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45

Dante's Peak

1997    Roger Donaldson    Rated PG13

Adventure    Disaster Film

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46

Titanic

1953    Jean Negulesco    Not Rated

Action    Disaster Film    Drama

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47

Testament

1983    Lynne Littman    Rated PG

Drama    Family Drama    Post-Apocalyptic Film

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48

Meteor

1979    Ronald Neame    Rated PG

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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49

Flight of the Phoenix

2004    John Moore    Rated PG13

Adventure    Action    Adventure Drama

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50

Threads

1984    Mick Jackson    Not Rated

Anti-War Film    Disaster Film    Drama

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