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1. United 93 (2006)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller

90 Metascore

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: David Alan Basche, Olivia Thirlby, Liza Colón-Zayas, J.J. Johnson

Votes: 93,876 | Gross: $31.57M

2. 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: 333,261 | Gross: $166.11M

3. Earthquake (1974)

PG | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene

Votes: 12,771 | Gross: $79.70M

4. When Time Ran Out... (1980)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, Edward Albert

Votes: 2,343 | Gross: $1.70M

5. St. Helens (1981)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

Dramatization of the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens. The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Art Carney, David Huffman, Cassie Yates, Albert Salmi

Votes: 443

6. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 16,924 | Gross: $14.42M

7. The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Bonnie Bartlett, Lindsay Frost

Votes: 567

8. Twister (I) (1996)

Approved | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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: 164,623 | Gross: $241.72M

9. 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: 75,544 | Gross: $67.13M

10. Asteroid (1997 TV Movie)

122 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to ... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Michael Biehn, Annabella Sciorra, Zach Charles, Don Franklin

Votes: 1,877

11. 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: 68,555 | Gross: $49.32M

12. 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: 153,471 | Gross: $140.46M

13. 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: 376,249 | Gross: $201.57M

14. 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: 1,696

15. 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: 87,171 | Gross: $31.19M

16. Nature Unleashed: Earthquake (2005 Video)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An earthquake destroys a Russian Nuclear Power plant.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Fintan McKeown, Patrick Dreikauss, Kofi Agyemang, Jay Benedict

Votes: 421

17. Magma: Volcanic Disaster (2006 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a volcano expert becomes convinced that a cataclysmic natural disaster is about to unfold, a volcanologist Professor John Shepherd and his graduate students believes that recent ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Gilmore | Stars: Xander Berkeley, Amy Jo Johnson, David O'Donnell, George R. Sheffey

Votes: 717

18. Anna's Storm (2007 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

The mayor of a town must contend with a destructive meteor shower while searching for her missing daughter.

Director: Kristoffer Tabori | Stars: Sheree J. Wilson, Peter LaCroix, Scott Hylands, Aaron Pearl

Votes: 314

19. MegaFault (2009 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When miner Charley 'Boomer' Baxter sets off a series of massive mining detonations in West Virginia, a gigantic earthquake is soon rocking the North Atlantic, exposing a deep seismic fault ... See full summary »

Director: David Michael Latt | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Eriq La Salle, Bruce Davison, Justin Hartley

Votes: 1,923

20. Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Sci-Fi

Archeologists come across an Egyptian chamber, causing an electromagnetic pulse, which comes from Stonehenge, that sends destructive shockwaves around the world. When the pyramids are ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Misha Collins, Torri Higginson, Peter Wingfield, David Lewis

Votes: 2,335

21. 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: 1,373

22. Miami Magma (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Anna Adair, Stacey Asaro, Cleavant Derricks, Joseph Diaz

Votes: 778

23. Earth's Final Hours (2011 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After dense matter from an imploded white hole hits Earth, the planet's rotation is devastated. A group of government agents must locate a lost satellite network that is the world's only hope for survival.

Director: W.D. Hogan | Stars: Robert Knepper, Julia Benson, Cameron Bright, Julia Maxwell

Votes: 2,248

24. Impact (2009– )

Not Rated | 180 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. ... See full summary »

Stars: David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge, Benjamin Sadler, Florentine Lahme

Votes: 3,076

25. 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: 182,031 | Gross: $19.02M

26. 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: 36,338 | Gross: $116.00M

27. Airport '77 (1977)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under one hundred feet of water.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland

Votes: 8,812 | Gross: $30.00M

28. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

58 Metascore

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo

Votes: 56,383 | Gross: $35.17M

29. Airport (1970)

G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Directors: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg

Votes: 16,204 | Gross: $100.49M

30. Airport 1975 (1974)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 8,848 | Gross: $47.29M

31. 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: 392,749 | Gross: $186.74M

32. 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: 38,384 | Gross: $84.56M

33. Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

50 Metascore

On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Josh Lucas

Votes: 93,401 | Gross: $60.67M

34. The Poseidon Adventure (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 174 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Steve Guttenberg, Bryan Brown

Votes: 3,049

35. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure

An extension of the previous film, wherein a cache of adventurers return to the overturned ship to seek several fortunes.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle

Votes: 4,378

36. The Big Bus (1976)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Action

The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the ... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, John Beck, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 2,771 | Gross: $3.54M

37. Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Illegal experimentation accidentally rips open a previously unknown hidden magma reserve directly under Manhattan!

Director: Robert Lee | Stars: Costas Mandylor, Michael Ironside, Alexandra Paul, Eric Breker

Votes: 961

38. The Hindenburg (1975)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A film that chronicles the events of the Hindenburg disaster in which a zeppelin burst into flames.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes

Votes: 4,749 | Gross: $27.95M

39. 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.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 62,398 | Gross: $33.02M

40. 10.5 (2004)

Unrated | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Fred Ward, Ivan Sergei, Dulé Hill

Votes: 3,639

41. 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: 976,561 | Gross: $659.33M

42. Titanic (2012)

TV-PG | 190 min | Drama

The world's largest ship, the Titanic, meets with disaster when it strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Stars: Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington, Glen Blackhall, Ruth Bradley

Votes: 2,917

43. Titanic (1996)

PG-13 | 173 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of the 1912 sinking of the largest luxury liner ever built, the tragedy that befell over two thousand of the rich and famous as well as of the poor and unknown passengers aboard the doomed ship.

Stars: Peter Gallagher, George C. Scott, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Marie Saint

Votes: 3,930

44. Night of the Twisters (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Family

The residents of a small town come face to face with a deadly and unpredictable series of tornadoes. Among them is one boy struggling to keep his family safe in the dangerous weather.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Devon Sawa, Amos Crawley, John Schneider, Lori Hallier

Votes: 1,969

45. Meteor (2009– )

TV-14 | 188 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two episode television mini-series covering a meteor, Kassandra, heading to Earth on a collision course, an "extinction level event".

Stars: Billy Campbell, Marla Sokoloff, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Rooker

Votes: 1,889

46. Meteor (1979)

PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

The U.S. must join forces with the U.S.S.R. in order to destroy a gigantic asteroid heading straight for Earth.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

Votes: 6,204

47. Backdraft (1991)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 67,381 | Gross: $77.87M

48. Knowing (2009)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

41 Metascore

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.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson

Votes: 211,118 | Gross: $79.96M

49. Flood (2007)

110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller