Best Disaster Movies-Shows

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1. 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: 6,239

2. 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: 154,019 | Gross: $140.46M

3. 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: 378,132 | Gross: $201.57M

4. This Is the End (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy

67 Metascore

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.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 367,571 | Gross: $101.47M

5. 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: 76,101 | Gross: $67.13M

6. 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: 68,871 | Gross: $49.32M

7. Annihilation Earth (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two scientists must save the planet when terrorists destroy a supercollider.

Director: Nick Lyon | Stars: Luke Goss, Marina Sirtis, Colin Salmon, Casey Angelova

Votes: 767

8. 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: 36,554 | Gross: $116.00M

9. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 13,400

10. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 204,553 | Gross: $75.66M

11. The Last Ship (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population.

Stars: Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle

Votes: 51,836

12. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 102,567 | Gross: $67.82M

13. Flood (2007)

TV-14 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Timely, yet terrifying, this movie predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Mitchell | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, Tom Courtenay, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 6,025

14. The Quiet Earth (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Votes: 23,361 | Gross: $2.12M

15. Last Night (I) (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Roberta Maxwell, Robin Gammell

Votes: 8,951

16. 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)

R | 82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

A look at how a painter and a successful actor spend their last day together before the world comes to an end.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Hipp

Votes: 4,734 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Avalanche (1978)

PG | 91 min | Action, Drama

The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, Robert Forster, Jeanette Nolan

Votes: 1,672

18. 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: 16,315 | Gross: $100.49M

19. Tidal Wave (2009)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama

A woman named Yeon-hee (Ha Ji-won) lives in Busan with her boyfriend Man-sik (Sol Kyung-gu) near Haeundae Beach. But, when they find out a tsunami will hit the city, They realize they only have 10 minutes to escape!

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Myeong-hoon Park, Min-ki Lee, Kyung-gu Sol

Votes: 3,561

20. The Tower (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Drama

A Christmas Eve party at a luxury residential building takes a horrific turn when a fire breaks out.

Director: Ji-hoon Kim | Stars: Sang-kyung Kim, Kyung-gu Sol, Ye-jin Son, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 4,638

21. Ring of Fire (2012– )

Drama, Sci-Fi

When an oil rig causes a volcanic eruption in a small town, it's just the first in a trigger effect called the Ring of Fire that stretches across the globe. If these cataclysmic series of ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Vartan, Terry O'Quinn, Ian Tracey, Brian Markinson

Votes: 806

22. Collision Earth (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When the sun converts to a magnetar for a short time, the planet Mercury is thrown out of orbit (along with a spaceship exploring it) and set on a collision course for Earth. Can a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Kirk Acevedo, Diane Farr, Chad Krowchuk, Jessica Parker Kennedy

Votes: 1,247

23. 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: 2,344

24. 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: 1,379

25. Polar Storm (2009 TV Movie)

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

A comet passes near the Earth and disturbs Earth's magnetic field.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Jack Coleman, Holly Elissa, Tyler Johnston, Terry David Mulligan

Votes: 1,542

26. Storm Cell (2008 TV Movie)

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

Storm chaser April, whose parents died in a twister during her childhood, must warn her brother and his unsespecting town of a massive storm heading their way before he meets the same fate.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Mimi Rogers, Robert Moloney, Andrew Airlie, Ryan Kennedy

Votes: 615

27. 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: 3,657

28. Earthstorm (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Cunningham | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Amy Price-Francis, John Ralston, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 1,738

29. Scorcher (I) (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.

Director: James Seale | Stars: Mark Dacascos, John Rhys-Davies, Tamara Davies, Mark Rolston

Votes: 1,326

30. The Pandora Project (1998)

R | 89 min | Action, Thriller

A CIA agent has to stop a former associate who has stolen a weapon which kills people without harming buildings, all before he is to get married in a few days.

Directors: John Terlesky, Jim Wynorski | Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Erika Eleniak, Richard Tyson, Tony Todd

Votes: 440

31. Heatstroke (2008)

83 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Gradually people notice the heat index is rising, and that all life on Earth is at risk, for a hoard of alien dinosaurs want to take over; until a soldier and a ex-model step in to take back planet Earth.

Director: Andrew Prowse | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Danica McKellar, Chris Cleveland, Kelly Rice

Votes: 689

32. Solar Attack (2006 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When the sun's increasing expulsions of plasma threaten to ignite methane in our atmosphere, international tensions rise while scientists race for a solution to avoid natural disaster.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Joanne Kelly, Kevin Jubinville, Sugith Varughese

Votes: 882

33. 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: 1,706

34. Post Impact (2004)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After a meteor strike starts a new ice age, a group of survivors tries to find a device that could give mankind new hope

Director: Christoph Schrewe | Stars: Dean Cain, Bettina Zimmermann, Joanna Taylor, Nigel Bennett

Votes: 1,857

35. NYC: Tornado Terror (2008 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

What appears to be harmless little whirlwinds and dust devils turns out to be a precursor to something deadlier and ends up threatening New York City's very existence.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Sebastian Spence, Jerry Wasserman, Winston Rekert

Votes: 1,071

36. Ice Quake (2010 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Beneath the Alaskan landscape, the melting permafrost is about to drastically alter the tranquil scenery. As the permafrost thaws, underground rivers of volatile liquid Methane are created,... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Brendan Fehr, Holly Elissa, Jodelle Ferland, Ryan Grantham

Votes: 1,337

37. 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: 8,920 | Gross: $47.29M

38. 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: 8,890 | Gross: $30.00M

39. 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: 211,908 | Gross: $79.96M

40. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 11,200 | Gross: $11.00M

41. The Last Voyage (1960)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 1,729

42. Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A family leaves L.A. for a camping trip - just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As the city descends into chaos, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 3,436

43. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 4,243