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1. Disaster Wars: Earthquake vs. Tsunami (2013)

85 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

1.9
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Which ever one wins. We lose.

Director: David Palmieri | Stars: Joe Estevez, Priscilla Barnes, Reggie Bannister, Pete Punito

Votes: 336

2. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 11,394

3. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

8.1
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Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 8,202

4. Krakatoa (2008 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

7.4
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The greatest volcanic eruption in recorded history, the Krakatoa explosion of August 27 1883.

Directors: Jeremy Hall, Stuart Everett | Stars: John Shrapnel, Michael Bernardin, Sasha Waddell, Nick Ewans

Votes: 104

5. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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: 877,550 | Gross: $0.69M

6. Cyclone Tracy (1986– )

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Drama serial based on the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Tracy on an area of Darwin on 24th December 1974.

Stars: John Alansu, Tony Barry, Aileen Britton, Linda Cropper

Votes: 67

7. Perfect Disaster (2006– )

Documentary

7.0
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Tornadoes destroying entire stadiums, solar storms causing a worldwide blackout, typhoons with 200 mph winds, flood that could overflow the Thames Barrier, fire that can burn down entire ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Adams, Carl Alacchi, Nichola Anderson, Will Ashcroft

Votes: 82

8. Life After People (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster), travel to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for abandoned towns that ... See full summary »

Director: David de Vries | Stars: Struan Rodger, John Anderson, David Brin, Bill Bruninga

Votes: 2,747

9. Tang shan da di zhen (2010)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama

7.6
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The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Daoming Chen, Chen Li, Yi Lu, Fan Xu

Votes: 7,773 | Gross: $0.06M

10. Gojira (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 21,752 | Gross: $2.42M

11. Pompeii: The Last Day (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History

7.2
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A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Director: Peter Nicholson | Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 834

12. Cloverfield (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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64 Metascore

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller

Votes: 324,107 | Gross: $80.05M

13. The War of the Worlds (1953)

G | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 27,599 | Gross: $4.36M

14. Testament (1983)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.1
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The life of a suburban American family is scarred after a nuclear attack.

Director: Lynne Littman | Stars: Jane Alexander, William Devane, Rossie Harris, Roxana Zal

Votes: 4,878 | Gross: $2.04M

15. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 35,394 | Gross: $84.56M

16. Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

7.4
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A documentary on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, bringing tsunamis, rains of pumice and ash, and a deadly flow of hot steam, sulfuric acid, and ash. More than 36,000 died; survivors had bad burns.

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Olivia Williams, Kevin McMonagle, Ramon Tikaram

Votes: 646

17. Lost in Space (1965–1968)

Not Rated | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course.

Stars: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen

Votes: 4,453

18. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A graphic, disturbing film about 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: 11,826

19. The Day of the Roses (1998– )

220 min | Drama

8.4
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The dramatized true-story of the Granville train disaster in Jan 1977 and the subsequent inquiry. Told across two time-frames: the impossible conditions of rescuers, victims and survivors and the divisive investigation by the Coroner.

Stars: Cormac Costello, Stephen Curry, Helen Dallimore, Gigi Edgley

Votes: 157

20. The Medusa Touch (1978)

PG | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Psychological thriller about a novelist, a telekinetic, who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Lino Ventura, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,381

21. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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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: 33,051 | Gross: $116.00M

22. The High and the Mighty (1954)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack

Votes: 4,636

23. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 467,226 | Gross: $306.17M

24. Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006– )

TV-MA | 111 min | Drama

7.0
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Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Gina McKee, Samrit Machielsen, Grirggiat Punpiputt

Votes: 1,692

25. Rapture (II) (2014)

85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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When an apocalyptic event strikes, a group of people caught on the outside of civilization must take a perilous journey to find refuge.

Director: Richard Lowry | Stars: Blair Besten, Jacqueline Buda, Dagmar Edwards, Janet Lopez

Votes: 53

26. Backdraft (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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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: 62,476 | Gross: $77.87M

27. Tao chu sheng tian (2013)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action

5.7
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On the hottest day in 50 years, a serious fire incident happened to a busy commercial tower, a gaggle of fire fighters with an indestructible enthusiasm are going to save lives.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Louis Koo, Angelica Lee, Sicheng Chen

Votes: 695

28. Airport (1970)

G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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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: 14,556 | Gross: $100.49M

29. Juggernaut (1974)

PG | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 4,075

30. The Last Voyage (1960)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

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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: 1,480

31. After the Shock (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.1
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On October 17 1989, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale rocked San Francisco. Presented here are some of the stories of the brave members of the public and emergency services ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Nicholas Zaninovich, Yaphet Kotto, Jack Scalia, Tuck Milligan

Votes: 112

32. Armageddon (1998)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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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: 349,149 | Gross: $201.57M

33. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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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: 361,875 | Gross: $186.74M

34. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 158,026 | Gross: $172.96M

35. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

CIA analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo Nazis faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain, Russell Bobbitt

Votes: 92,040 | Gross: $118.91M

36. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

Votes: 44,005 | Gross: $56.57M

37. Knowing (2009)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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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: 199,230 | Gross: $79.96M

38. The Impossible (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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: 163,744 | Gross: $19.02M

39. The Night the Bridge Fell Down (1983 TV Movie)

180 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A group of random individuals get stranded on a bridge that begins collapsing at both ends. Not only that, but there's a gun-wielding bank robber using the bridge as his means of escape ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: James MacArthur, Desi Arnaz Jr., Char Fontane, Richard Gilliland

Votes: 75

40. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 5,969

41. Ta-weo (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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: 3,804

42. Twister (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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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: 154,086 | Gross: $241.72M

43. Bean (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.4
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52 Metascore

The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed

Votes: 82,887 | Gross: $45.32M

44. The Hindenburg (1975)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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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: 4,238 | Gross: $27.95M

45. S.O.S. Titanic (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, History

6.3
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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: William Hale | Stars: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Harry Andrews, David Battley

Votes: 907

46. Rollercoaster (1977)

PG | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A blackmailer threatens to sabotage roller coasters at various American amusement parks if he isn't paid a huge ransom.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda

Votes: 4,764

47. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.1
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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: 143,514 | Gross: $140.46M

48. The Money Pit (1986)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

6.3
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49 Metascore

A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 42,036 | Gross: $37.50M

49. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

Votes: 4,733

50. Titanic (1996)

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

5.9
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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: 3,735

51. Firestarter (1984)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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50 Metascore

A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear

Votes: 25,028 | Gross: $15.10M

52. The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama

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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: 471

53. Hanging by a Thread (1979 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama, Adventure

5.8
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A group of old friends on an outing re-live various traumas and tragedies via flashback whilst trapped high above a ravine in a disabled cable-car.

Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Sam Groom, Patty Duke, Joyce Bulifant, Oliver Clark

Votes: 60

54. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 19,715

55. Battle Los Angeles (2011)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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37 Metascore

A squadron of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ramon Rodriguez

Votes: 161,822 | Gross: $83.55M

56. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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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: 308,275 | Gross: $166.11M

57. Earthquake (1974)

PG | 123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles.

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

Votes: 11,524 | Gross: $79.70M

58. Chasing the Wind (1998)

Not Rated | Adventure

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A rugged mountain man helps a young Shawnee woman and her husband struggle through the Apalachian wilderness in search for a better life in 1769 Colonial Kentucky.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Clayton R. Moore, Kricket Rhodes, Jack Simon, Charles Chibitty

Votes: 7

59. Dante's Peak (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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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: 68,408 | Gross: $67.13M

60. Tidal Wave (2009)

R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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Professor Kim, a marine geologist, recognizes the impending danger of a mega tsunami headed straight for Haeundae, a popular vacation spot on the south coast of Korea. He desperately ... See full summary »

Director: JK Youn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Kyung-gu Sol, Min-ki Lee, Ye-won Kang

Votes: 3,069

61. Skyjacked (1972)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux, Claude Akins

Votes: 1,415

62. Daylight (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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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: 57,533 | Gross: $33.02M

63. Poseidon (2006)

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

5.6
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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: 87,452 | Gross: $60.67M

64. Airport '77 (1977)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under 100 feet of water.

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

Votes: 7,910 | Gross: $30.00M

65. Night of the Twisters (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Family

5.8
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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: 1,799

66. Atlantic (1929)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

5.6
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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Franklin Dyall, Madeleine Carroll, John Stuart, Ellaline Terriss

Votes: 127

67. Tornado Alley (2011)

43 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A team of storm chasers track a tornado.

Director: Sean C. Casey | Stars: Donald Burgess, Sean C. Casey, Mandell Frazier, Marcus Gutierrez

Votes: 270

68. Oceans of Fire (1986 TV Movie)

92 min | Action

5.3
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A group of prisoners is recruited from the dive school at Chino (a real school, by the way) to pull off a super dangerous deep gas job in Mexico.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Billy Dee Williams, Lyle Alzado, Tony Burton

Votes: 86

69. Airport 1975 (1974)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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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: 7,912 | Gross: $47.29M

70. Cave In! (1983 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

5.7
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A group of strangers become entrapped in a cave after it collapses. A fugitive among them claims a hostage as leverage for means of escape.

Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Dennis Cole, Susan Sullivan, Leslie Nielsen, Julie Sommars

Votes: 101

71. The Core (2003)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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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: 82,096 | Gross: $31.19M

72. Volcano (1997)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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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: 63,300 | Gross: $49.32M

73. The Survivor (1981)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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A plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor, the pilot, walks out of the wreckage. He doesn't remember the crash, but 300 passengers and crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, Joseph Cotten, Angela Punch McGregor

Votes: 742

74. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 161,917 | Gross: $136.31M

75. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)

G | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.5
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In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle

Votes: 1,045

76. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.4
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24 Metascore

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 25,415 | Gross: $7.43M

77. Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999– )

Unrated | 170 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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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: 1,598

78. Das Inferno - Flammen über Berlin (2007 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action

5.0
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A fire breaks out in the Berlin Fernsehturm (Radio Tower) trapping several people in the restaurant and observation deck at the top. A team of firefighters, including a disgraced former ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Matsutani | Stars: Stephan Luca, Silke Bodenbender, Klaus J. Behrendt, Christian Kahrmann

Votes: 274

79. Tornado - Der Zorn des Himmels (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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The hottest summer in years: Meteorologist Jan returns from Oklahoma, where he has studied twisters up close, after faring a traumatic catastrophe during his dangerous research. Back in ... See full synopsis »

Director: Andreas Linke | Stars: Matthias Koeberlin, Mina Tander, Sascha Göpel, Lisa Martinek

Votes: 374

80. Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004 TV Movie)

Unrated | 175 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Thomas Gibson, Nancy McKeon, Chandra West, Brian Markinson

Votes: 2,244

81. Bug (1975)

PG | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson

Votes: 1,537

82. Fire (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Action

5.2
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A convict starts a fire in a forest to cover his escape, but the fire goes out of control and threatens to destroy a small mountain community.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Vera Miles, Patty Duke, Alex Cord

Votes: 195

83. Flood (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure

5.4
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After several weeks of heavy rainfall, the dam above Brownsville is ready to burst. But the town's mayor refuses to open its gates - paving the way for disaster.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart

Votes: 294

84. Aftershock (2012)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.8
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39 Metascore

In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare.

Director: Nicolás López | Stars: Eli Roth, Ariel Levy, Nicolás Martínez, Andrea Osvárt

Votes: 9,511 | Gross: $0.04M

85. Meteor (1979)

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

4.9
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The USA must join forces with the USSR in order to destroy a gigantic asteroid heading straight for Earth.

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

Votes: 5,734

86. Flood: A River's Rampage (1998 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min

4.7
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Starring Scott Wickware (the hard hat worker from Welcome to Dead House), this film tells the story of a flood wreaking havoc on a small Mississippi town, and features a family struggling with the ordeal surrounding them.

Director: Bruce Pittman | Stars: Richard Thomas, Kate Vernon, Nigel Bennett, Mairon Bennett

Votes: 223

87. Flood (2007)

110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.8
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Timely yet terrifying, The Flood 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: 5,579

88. Asteroid (1997 TV Movie)

122 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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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: 1,799

89. Turbulence (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

4.8
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After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a stewardess must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 9,566 | Gross: $11.47M

90. The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978 TV Movie)

102 min | Sci-Fi

5.0
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After a century of being in suspended animation, the mysterious submarine commander is revived in modern times for new adventures.

Directors: Alex March, Paul Stader | Stars: José Ferrer, Burgess Meredith, Mel Ferrer, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 279

91. Panic in the Skies! (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama

4.4
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The cockpit of a Boeing 747 is struck by lightning during takeoff for a flight to Europe, fatally injuring the flight crew. Laurie, the senior flight attendant, enlists the aid of passenger... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Kate Jackson, Ed Marinaro, Erik Estrada, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 294

92. Atomic Train (1999– )

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.7
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A train filled with atomic devices threatens to destroy the city of Denver. John Serger (an NTSB agent) has to prevent this from happening

Stars: Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis, Esai Morales, John Finn

Votes: 1,981

93. Category 7: The End of the World (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 169 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.8
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A deadly category 7 storm wreaks havoc on the world. Meanwhile, kidnappers threaten to make matters even worse.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Cameron Daddo, Gina Gershon, Shannen Doherty, Randy Quaid

Votes: 2,414

94. Landslide (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Adventure

4.2
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Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Kinsella | Stars: Vincent Spano, Alexandra Paul, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Robert Pine

Votes: 265

95. Inferno (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama

4.3
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Scorching disaster movie starring James Remar (Dexter). When a huge fireball hurtles towards the Earth the authorities have only hours to react before temperatures soar beyond human tolerance.

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: James Remar, Stephanie Niznik, Daniel von Bargen, Anthony Starke

Votes: 597

96. Left Behind: The Movie (2000 Video)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.6
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22 Metascore

The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Janaya Stephens, Clarence Gilyard Jr.

Votes: 8,175 | Gross: $4.22M

97. 10.5 (2004– )

Unrated | 165 min | Action, Drama

4.7
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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: 3,492

98. Avalanche (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Thriller

4.1
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A helicopter pilot work with a husband and his wife in the frozen North tagging foxes for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an avalanche hits the group, the husband is killed and ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Kroschel | Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Caroleen Feeney, R. Lee Ermey, C. Thomas Howell

Votes: 512

99. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure

4.5
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Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune.

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

Votes: 4,042

100. 10.5: Apocalypse (2006– )

169 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.5
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A massive earthquake creates a chain of events that threaten two of the largest nuclear reactors.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Dean Cain, David Cubitt, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 2,123