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3. Threads (1984 TV Movie)
112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
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.
7. Perfect Disaster (2006– )
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 »
8. Life After People (2008 TV Movie)
108 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi
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 »
15. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.
Votes: 35,394 | Gross: $84.56M
16. Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (2006 TV Movie)
87 min | Drama
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.
18. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)
Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.
19. The Day of the Roses (1998– )
220 min | Drama
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.
21. The Towering Inferno (1974)
PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 33,051 | Gross: $116.00M
22. The High and the Mighty (1954)
Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
23. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 467,226 | Gross: $306.17M
24. Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006– )
TV-MA | 111 min | Drama
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.
26. Backdraft (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Votes: 62,476 | Gross: $77.87M
27. Tao chu sheng tian (2013)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action
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.
28. Airport (1970)
G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Votes: 14,556 | Gross: $100.49M
29. Juggernaut (1974)
PG | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic.
30. The Last Voyage (1960)
Approved | 91 min | 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.
31. After the Shock (1990 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama
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 »
32. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 349,149 | Gross: $201.57M
33. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 361,875 | Gross: $186.74M
34. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 158,026 | Gross: $172.96M
35. The Sum of All Fears (2002)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 92,040 | Gross: $118.91M
36. Executive Decision (1996)
R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.
Votes: 44,005 | Gross: $56.57M
37. Knowing (2009)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 199,230 | Gross: $79.96M
38. The Impossible (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Thriller
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Votes: 163,744 | Gross: $19.02M
39. The Night the Bridge Fell Down (1983 TV Movie)
180 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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 »
42. Twister (1996)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 154,086 | Gross: $241.72M
43. Bean (1997)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.
Votes: 82,887 | Gross: $45.32M
47. Deep Impact (1998)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
Votes: 143,514 | Gross: $140.46M
49. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
50. 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.
51. Firestarter (1984)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
Votes: 25,028 | Gross: $15.10M
52. The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 180 min | Drama
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 »
53. Hanging by a Thread (1979 TV Movie)
190 min | Drama, Adventure
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.
56. 2012 (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.
Votes: 308,275 | Gross: $166.11M
58. Chasing the Wind (1998)
Not Rated | Adventure
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.
59. Dante's Peak (1997)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 68,408 | Gross: $67.13M
60. Tidal Wave (2009)
R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
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 »
61. Skyjacked (1972)
PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
62. 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.
Votes: 57,533 | Gross: $33.02M
63. Poseidon (2006)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 87,452 | Gross: $60.67M
64. 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 100 feet of water.
Votes: 7,910 | Gross: $30.00M
65. 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.
68. Oceans of Fire (1986 TV Movie)
92 min | Action
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.
69. Airport 1975 (1974)
PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 7,912 | Gross: $47.29M
73. The Survivor (1981)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
74. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 161,917 | Gross: $136.31M
75. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
G | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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.
78. Das Inferno - Flammen über Berlin (2007 TV Movie)
R | 90 min | Action
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 »
79. Tornado - Der Zorn des Himmels (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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 »
80. Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004 TV Movie)
Unrated | 175 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.
81. Bug (1975)
PG | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Mystery
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 »
83. Flood (1976 TV Movie)
100 min | Adventure
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.
84. Aftershock (2012)
R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
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.
Votes: 9,511 | Gross: $0.04M
86. Flood: A River's Rampage (1998 TV Movie)
PG | 96 min
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.
87. Flood (2007)
110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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 »
88. Asteroid (1997 TV Movie)
122 min | Action, 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 »
89. Turbulence (1997)
R | 100 min | Action, Thriller
After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a stewardess must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.
Votes: 9,566 | Gross: $11.47M
90. The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978 TV Movie)
102 min | Sci-Fi
After a century of being in suspended animation, the mysterious submarine commander is revived in modern times for new adventures.
91. Panic in the Skies! (1996 TV Movie)
90 min | Action, Drama
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 »
93. Category 7: The End of the World (2005 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 169 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A deadly category 7 storm wreaks havoc on the world. Meanwhile, kidnappers threaten to make matters even worse.
94. Landslide (2005 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Adventure
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 »
95. Inferno (1998 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama
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.
96. Left Behind: The Movie (2000 Video)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 8,175 | Gross: $4.22M
97. 10.5 (2004– )
Unrated | 165 min | Action, 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.
98. Avalanche (1999)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Thriller
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 »