25 Disaster Movies

1. Geostorm (2017)


When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

Starring Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, and Abbie Cornish

2. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

the day after tomorrow

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.

Starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Emmy Rossum

3. Dante’s Peak (1997)

dantes peak

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.

Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, and Jamie Renée Smith

4.Into the Storm (2014)

into the storm

Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Starring Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Matt Walsh

5. Twister (1996)


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.

Starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, and Cary Elwes

6. San Andreas (2015)

san andreas

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, and Alexandra Daddario

7. Armageddon (1998)


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.

Starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Ben Affleck

8. Deep Impact (1998)

deep impact

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, and Elijah Wood

9. Reign of Fire (2002)

reigh of fire

A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, and Izabella Scorupco

10. 2012 (2009)


A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Starring John Cusack, Thandie Newton, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

11. The Wave (2015)

the wave

Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

Starring Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, and Jonas Hoff Oftebro

12. World War Z (2013)

world war z

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Daniella Kertesz

13. The Impossible (2012)

the impossible

The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland

14. Independence Day (1996)

independence day

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.

Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum

15. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Independence Day Resurgence

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defenses be enough?

Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman

16. War of the Worlds (2005)

war of the worlds

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

Starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, and Tim Robbins

17. Cloverfield (2008)


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

Starring Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan

18. The Hurricane Heist (2018)

The Hurricane Heist

Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

Starring Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, and Ryan Kwanten

19. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

deepwater horizon

A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and Douglas M. Griffin

20. The 33 (2015)

the 33

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and Juliette Binoche

21. The Remaining (2014)

The Remaining

Friends gather at a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by terrifying apocalyptic events forcing them to examine life, love and faith as they must choose between redemption and survival.

Starring Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, and Bryan Dechart

22. 10.0 Earthquake (2014)

10.0 Earthquake

Los Angeles is about to be hit by a devastating earthquake, and time is running out to save the city from imminent danger.

Starring Chasty Ballesteros, Henry Ian Cusick, and Cameron Richardson

23. Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse (2014)

Zodiac Signs of the Apocalypse

When a mysterious planet crosses the sun, global catastrophes are unleashed. A rogue scientist is the key to deciphering the symbols and humanity’s only chance at survival.

Starring Joel Gretsch, Aaron Douglas, and Reilly Dolman

24. Aftershock (2008)


In the minutes, hours and days after Wellington is struck by a magnitude 8.2 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, this drama depicts several parallel plotlines of people faced with different dilemmas in their fight for survival.

Starring Adam Armstrong, Monique Bree, and Christopher Brougham

25. Global Meltdown (2017)

global meltdown

A helicopter pilot and an environmental scientist lead a exodus of survivors in a search for a safe haven after a catastrophic tectonic event causes the crust of the earth to break apart.

Starring Michael Paré, Leanne Khol Young, Patrick J. MacEachern

Another one of my favorite genres!


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