Top 20 Highly Rated Disaster Movies

These top 20 disaster films impress with their scope and variety. Among them are real epic tragedies, as well as more intimate stories about overcoming and surviving. Despite the common features, each plot is unique, so you can’t do without impressions!

1. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues are serving a long shift on an oil platform. It soon turns out that no one has carried out an important, but very expensive test for the health of the equipment. This causes a fire and a series of explosions ...

Deep Sea Horizon Best Disaster Movies

2. Day after tomorrow (2004)

One of the most famous disaster films is the story of global warming and massive cataclysms all over the planet. Scientist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) tries in vain to warn the government of an impending disaster while his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is in an unevacuable zone.

The Day After Tomorrow Best Disaster Movies

3. Survive (1993)

A plane with a student rugby team crashes in the Andes, but thanks to the snow cover, half of the passengers miraculously survived. This is a restoration of a real-life wreck from 1972 and stars Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano and John Malkovich.

Survive Best Disaster Movies

4. Geostorm (2017)

The Earth's climate is getting worse, and to protect against the elements, world leaders are developing the Dutchman project to artificially control the weather. The project is put into operation, although its architect Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler) is opposed. And after three years, the first problems begin ...

Geostorm Best Disaster Movies

5. 2012 (2009)

Geologist Adrian Helmsley (Chivetel Ejiofor) meets his astrophysicist friend in India. There, they discover that the core of the Earth is heating up at an abnormal rate, which threatens a worldwide catastrophe. And what about the president and the occasional science fiction writer?

2012 Best Disaster Movies

6. Adventures of Poseidon (1972)

The Poseidon liner crashes in the middle of the ocean and flips upside down, killing most of the passengers. A group of survivors is trying to escape and get to the surface. Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons and others.

The Adventures of Poseidon - the best disaster films

7. Case of the brave (2017)

A team of firefighters battle the terrible wildfires in Arizona in 2013. Eric Marsh's (Josh Brolin) troop is recruited by newcomer McDonagh (Miles Teller) who has just been released from prison.

Affair of the brave - the best disaster films

8. Melancholy (2011)

Perhaps the most atypical disaster film by Lars von Trier. The planet Melancholia is heading towards Earth, and a collision cannot be avoided. The chamber story tells how two sisters Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) deal with the news.

Melancholia - the best disaster films

9. And the storm came (2016)

Bernard Webber (Chris Pine) is in the Coast Guard and dreams of marrying Miriam (Holiday Granger), but he needs permission from his commander. But on the most important day, he is sent on a mission to rescue the crew of the Pendleton tanker, and the operation looks like a real suicide.

And the storm came - the best disaster films

10. Armageddon (1998)

A meteor shower attacks the Earth and destroys part of New York. While the government believes it was a terrorist attack, an amateur astronomer has discovered a giant asteroid that is approaching the planet. And now Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler have to save humanity.

Armageddon - the best disaster films

11. Earthquake (2010)

Feng Xiaogang's Chinese drama tells the story of Li Yuanni's life after the Tangshan earthquake in 1976. Because of the disaster, she loses her husband and is forced to choose which of the children to save: her youngest son or eldest daughter.

Earthquake - the best films disasters

12. Impossible (2012)

The 2004 tsunami film tells the story of Henry (Ewan McGregor) and Maria (Naomi Watts). After a terrible tragedy, they, having lost each other, are forced to save themselves and save their children separately.

The Impossible - the best disaster films

13. Contagion (2011)

The Earth is attacked by a deadly virus of unknown origin, which is almost impossible to track down and cure. Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne each deal with the threat in their own way.

Contagion - the best disaster films

14. The Perfect Storm (2000)

The crew of a fishing boat with Captain Billy Tyne (George Clooney) returns to their hometown of Gloucester. But soon they again go out into the ocean, where the very “perfect storm” awaits them - the real Halloween storm of 1991.

The Perfect Storm - the best disaster films

15. Volcano (1997)

Mike Rourke (Tommy Lee Jones) runs the Department of Emergency Management, so he's the one who gets called back from vacation after a strange earthquake. Mike suspects something is wrong, and it's not strange. The first thing he encounters underground is the release of hot gases.

Volcano - the best disaster films

16. K-19 (2002)

During tests of a submarine with a nuclear reactor, an accident occurs in the cooling system. Captain Alexei Vostrikov (Harrison Ford) and aide Mikhail Polenin (Liam Neeson) struggle to deal with a radiation leak and internal rebellion.

K-19 - the best disaster films

17. Tornado (1996)

Jo's (Helen Hunt) father was killed by a tornado, and as an adult she is trying to develop a catastrophe prediction algorithm. Together with her husband Bill (Bill Paxton), they are working on the device "Dorothy", which should get into the heart of the tornado and take readings. It remains to find a suitable hurricane.

Twister - the best disaster movies

18. 9/11 (2017)

A group of people got stuck in the elevator of the World Trade Center tower on 9/11. A security officer (Whoopi Goldberg) tries to help them get out.

9 11 - best disaster movies

19. San Andreas Fault (2015)

Raymond Gaines (Dwayne Johnson) is piloting a fire department helicopter and is struggling with the death of his daughter and the breakup with his wife. Seismologist Lawrence Hayes (Paul Giamatti) captures tremors and reports an upcoming earthquake in the San Andreas Fault.

San Andreas Fault - best disaster movies

20. Dante's Peak (1997)

Harry Dalton (Pierce Brosnan) studies volcanoes and travels to a small town to study seismic conditions. There are suspicions that the dormant volcano is waking up, but the local government ignores all warnings.

Dante's Peak - best disaster movies

Things to know (Q&A)

What is the best natural disaster movie you've seen?

Top 15 Best Natural Disaster Movies

  • #15. Dante's Peak. Getty Images. ...
  • #14. Deep Impact. Paramount PIctures. ...
  • #13. Backdraft. Universal Pictures. ...
  • #12. The Perfect Storm. Warner Bros. ...
  • #11. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Focus Features. ...
  • #10. Contagion. Warner Bros. ...
  • #9. World War Z. ...
  • #8. The Towering Inferno.

What movies are made fun of in disaster movie?

For example, Disaster Movie had parodies of Juno, Hannah Montana, Iron Man, Sex and the City , The Incredible Hulk, Kung Fu Panda, Hellboy, The Dark Knight, Hancock, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Superbad, High School Musical, The Simpsons Movie, The Love Guru, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Enchanted, ...

What are disaster movies called?

Natural disasters

  • 10.0 Earthquake (2014)
  • 10.5 (2004)
  • After the Shock (1990)
  • Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
  • Armageddon (1998)
  • Asteroid (1997)
  • Avalanche (1978)
  • Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

What is the next disaster movie?

Moonfall disaster movie starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley. Lionsgate Movies has released a new trailer for the upcoming new disaster movie Moonfall which will be premiering in theatre screens worldwide early next year from February 4, 202

What is the best natural disaster movie you have seen?

Top 15 Best Natural Disaster Movies

  • #8. The Towering Inferno. ...
  • #7. The Poseidon Adventure. 20th Century Studios. ...
  • #6. Perfect Sense. IFC Films. ...
  • #5. This is The End. Columbia Pictures. ...
  • #4. Twister. Warner Bros. ...
  • #3. The Impossible. Warner Bros. ...
  • #2. Armageddon. Buena Vista Pictures. ...
  • #1. Children of Men. Universal Pictures.

What is the most accurate disaster movie?

Contagion was always acknowledged for its accurate depiction of a global pandemic, but the recent covid pandemic that began affecting the world in 2020 further proves how believably this disease-based disaster movie depicted the tragic consequences of a world caught unprepared for a deadly virus. 17 June 2021

What do you call movies about natural disasters?

Disaster films are motion pictures which depict an impending or ongoing disaster as a central plot feature.

What is the meaning of disaster in movies?

(dɪˈzæstə ˈmuːvɪ) a film in which a disastrous event such as an earthquake, fire, air crash etc is the focus of the action .

What are some great disaster movies?

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  • Contagion (2011) An error occurred. ...
  • The Core (2003) ...
  • Dante's Peak (1997) ...
  • Daylight (1996) ...
  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) ...
  • Deep Impact (1998) ...
  • Deepwater Horizon (2016)
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What genre is natural disaster?

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A Natural Disaster
Genre Alternative rock progressive rock
Length 55:23
Label Music for Nations
Producer Anathema, Dan Turner

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