List of disaster films


List of disaster films

This list of disaster and doomsday films represents over half a century of films within the genre. Disaster films are motion pictures which depict an impending or ongoing disaster. The films typically feature large casts and multiple storylines and focus on the protagonists' attempts to avert, escape, or cope with the disaster presented.

Natural disasters

Geological disasters

*"The Core" (2003)
*"On Hostile Ground" (2000)

Avalanches

*"Avalanche" (1969)
*"Avalanche" (1978)
*"Avalanche" (1994)
*"Avalanche" (1999)
*"Avalanche" (2001)
*"Avalanche Alley" (2001)
*"Avalanche Express" (1979)
*"Lavina" (1982)
*"Nature Unleashed: Avalanche" (2004)
*"Trapped: Buried Alive" (2002)
*"Vertical Limit" (2000)

Earthquakes

*"10.5" (2004)
*"" (2006)
*"" (1999)
*"Aftershocks" (1998)
*"The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake" (1990)
*"Crack in the World" (1965)
*"Deathquake" (1980)
*"Deep Core" (2000)
*"Descent" (2005)
*"Deluge" (1933)
*"Earthquake" (1974)
*"Epicenter" (2000)
*"Epoch" (2001)
**"Epoch: Evolution" (2003)
*"Nature Unleashed: Earthquake" (2004)
*"The Night the World Exploded" (1957)
*"Quake" (1993)
*"The Rains of Ranchipur" (1955)
*"San Francisco" (1936)
*"Short Walk to Daylight" (1972)
*"Tidal Wave: No Escape" (1997)

Volcanoes

*"Dante's Peak" (1997)
*"The Devil at 4 O'Clock" (1961)
*"Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York" (tv) (2006)
*"Dragon Head" (2003)
*"End Day" (2005)
*"The Island at the Top of the World" (1974)
*"Krakatoa, East of Java" (1969)
*"The Last Days of Pompeii" (1935)
*"Magma: Volcanic Disaster" (2006)
*"Nature Unleashed: Volcano" (2004)
*"" (docudrama) (2003)
*"Supervolcano" (docudrama) (2005)
*"Volcano" (1997)
*"The Volcano Disaster" (2004)
*"Volcano: Fire on the Mountain" (1997)
*"When Time Ran Out..." (1980)

Hydrological disasters

Floods and tidal waves

*"Killer Wave (mini series)" (2007)
*"Condominium" (1980)
*"The Day After Tomorrow" (2004)
*"Daylight" (1996)
*"Deep Impact" (1998)
*"Deluge" (1933)
*"Flood (2007)
*"Flood!" (1976)
*"Flood: A River's Rampage" (1997)
*"Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke" (2003)
*"The Last Wave" (1997)
*"Nippon Chinbotsu" (1973) (released as "Tidal Wave" in North America)
*"Nihon Chinbotsu" (2006) a.k.a. "Japan Sinks"
*"Noah's Ark" (1928)
*"Noah's Ark" (1999)
*"The Rains Came" (1939)
*"The Rains of Ranchipur" (1955)
*"Tidal Wave No Escape" (1997)
*"Vajont" (2001)

Climatic disasters

*"" (2004)
*"" (2005)
*"End Day" (2005)
*"Hard Rain" (1998)
*"The Hurricane" (1937)
*"Ice" (1998)
*"The Perfect Storm" (2000)

Global warming

*"The 11th Hour" (2007)
*"Earth" (2007)
*"The Day After Tomorrow" (2004)
*"Waterworld" (1995)

Tornadoes

*"Atomic Twister" (2002)
*"The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
*"Devil Winds" (2003)
*"Nature Unleashed: Tornado" (2004)
*"Night of the Twisters" (1996)
*"Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister" (1998)
*"Tornado Warning" (2002)
*"Tornado!" (1996)
*"Tornado-Der Zorn des Himmels" (2006)
*"Twister" (1996)

Fires

*"City on Fire" (1979)
*"Dante's Inferno" (1935)
*"Fire!" (1901)
*"Firestorm" (1998)
*"In Old Chicago" (1937)
*"Inferno" (1998)
*"Ladder 49" (2004)
*"The Last Days of Pompeii" (1935)
*"Nature Unleashed: Fire" (2004)
*"Red Skies of Montana" (1952)
*"San Francisco" (1936)
*"Terror on the 40th Floor" (1974)
*"The Towering Inferno" (1974)
*"Scorched" (2008)

Epidemics

*"28 Days Later" (2002)
*"28 Weeks Later" (2007)
*"Absolon" (2003)
*"The Andromeda Strain" (1971)
*"Cabin Fever" (2003)
*"Carriers" (1998)
*"The Cassandra Crossing" (1976)
*"Children of Men" (2006)
*"Contagion" (2001)
*"Contagious" (1997)
*"" (2006)
*"Doomsday" (2008)
*"Epidemic" (1987)
*"" (2006)
*"Flying Virus" (2001)
*"The Happening" (2008)
*"I Am Legend" (2007)
*"It's Great to Be Alive" (1933)
*"The Killer That Stalked New York" (1950)
*"The Last Man on Earth" (1924)
*"The Last Man on Earth" (1964)
*"Outbreak" (1995)
*"The Omega Man" (1971)
*"The Ten Commandments"
*"Pandora's Clock" (1996)
*"Panic in the Streets" (1950)
*"Runaway Virus" (2000)
*"The Satan Bug" (1965)
*"Smallpox 2002" (2002)
*"Spill" (1996)
*"" (1977)
*"Thirst" (1998)
*"Virus" (1980)
*"Virus" (1981)
*"Virus" (1999)
*"Voyage of Terror" (1998)
*"Warning Sign (1985)
*"The Invasion (2007)


=Space disasters=

*"Anna's Storm" (2007)
*"Armageddon" (1998)
*"Asteroid" (1997)
*"Countdown: The sky's on fire" (1998)
*"The Day the Sky Exploded" (1958)
*"Deep Impact" (1998)
*"Doomsday Rock" (1997)
*"End Day" (2005)
*"End of the World" (1977)
*"A Fire in the Sky" (1978)
*"Inferno" (1998)
*"Judgement Day" (1999)
*"Meteor" (1979)
*"Meteorites!" (1998)
*"Night of the Comet" (1984)
*"Solar Attack" (also called "Solar Strike") (2005-2006)
*"Solar Crisis" (1990)
*"Sunshine" (2007)
*"Supernova" (2005)
*"The Black Hole" (1979)
*"Tycus" (1998)
*"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1961)
*"When Worlds Collide" (2010)
*"When Worlds Collide" (1951)
*"Without Warning" (1994)

Man-made disasters

*"Blackout" (1978)
*"The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (1961)
*"From Beyond" (1985)
*"" (2005)
*"On Deadly Ground" (1994)
*"The Philadelphia Experiment" (1984)
*"The Quiet Earth" (1985)
*"Shadowzone" (1990)
*"" (2002)

ociological disasters

Crime

Terrorism

War

Hazardous materials

*"End Day" (2005)
*"The Magnetic Monster" (1953)

Chemical disasters

*"The Children" (1980)
*"Danger Zone (1997)
*"Fire Down Below" (1997)
*"Once Upon a Forest" (1993)

Nuclear disasters

*"An Act of God" (1989)
*"Atomic Train" (1999)
*"Atomic Twister" (2002)
*"By Dawn's Early Light" (1990)
*"Chain Reaction" (1996)
*"The China Syndrome" (1979)
*"Class of Nuke 'Em High" (1986)
*"Countdown to Looking Glass" (1984)
*"The Day After" (1983)
*"The Doomsday Machine" (1972)
*"Fail-Safe" (1964)
*"The Final Combat" (1983)
*"Ladybug Ladybug" (1963)
*"The Last War" (1961)
*"The Manhattan Project" (1986)
*"Miracle Mile" (1988)
*"On the Beach" (1959)
*"On the Beach" (2000)
*"Panic in Year Zero!" (1962)
*"The Peacemaker" (1997)
*"Special Bulletin" (1983)
*"The Sum of All Fears" (2002)
*"Threads" (1984)
*"The War Game" (1965)
*"When the Wind Blows" (1986)
*"The World, the Flesh and the Devil" (1959)

Transportation disasters

Airplanes

*"9/11" (2002)
*"Airport" (1970)
*"Airport 1975" (1974)
*"Airport '77" (1977)
*"" (1979)
*"Alive" (1993)
*"The Day Britain Stopped" (2003)
*"Final Destination" (2000)
*"Fire and Rain" (1989)
*"Five Came Back" (1939)
*"Flight 93" (2006)
*"The Flight of the Phoenix" (1965)
*"The High and the Mighty" (1954)
*"Millenium (1989)
*"Miracle Landing" (1990)
*"No Highway in the Sky" (1951)
*"Pandora's Clock" (1996)
*"Passenger 57" (1992)
*"Red Eye" (2005)
*"Snakes on a Plane" (2006)
*"Starflight One" (1983 TV)
*"Stealth" (2005)
*"Turbulence" films
*"United 93" (2006)

Cars and trucks

*"The Big Bus" (1976)
*"Breaker! Breaker!" (1977)
*"The Chase" (1994)
*"Daylight" (1996)
*"Duel" (1971)
*"Final Destination 2" (2003)
*"Maximum Overdrive" (1986)
*"Runaway Car" (1997)
*"Speed" (1994)
*"Trucks" (1997)

hips and submarines

*"Crimson Tide" (1995)
*"Evan Almighty" (2007)
*"Gray Lady Down" (1978)
*"Hostile Waters" (1997)
*"In Search of the Castaways" (1962)
*"Juggernaut" (1970)
*"" (2002)
*"The Last Voyage" (1960)
*"Lord of the Flies" (1963)
*"A Night to Remember" (1958)
*"Noah" (1998)
*"Noah's Ark" (1929)
*"Noah's Ark" (1959)
*"Noah's Ark" (1999)
*"Poseidon" (2006)
*"The Poseidon Adventure" (1972)
**"Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" (1979)
*"The Poseidon Adventure" (2005)
*"" (1997)
* "Saved from the Titanic" (1912)
* "In Nacht und Eis" (1912)
* "Atlantic" (1929)
* "Titanic" (1943)
* "Titanic" (1953)
* "A Night to Remember" (1958)
* "S.O.S. Titanic", TV movie (1979)
* "Raise the Titanic!" (1980)
* "Titanic" (1996)
* "Titanic" (1997)
*"U-571" (2000)

paceships

*"" (1982)
*"Apollo 13" (1995)
*"The Black Hole" (1979)
*"Event Horizon" (1997)
*"Lost in Space" (1998)
*"Marooned" (1969)
*"Space Cowboys" (2000)
*"SpaceCamp" (1986)
*"Sunshine" (2007)
*"Trapped in Space" (1994)
*"The War of the Worlds" (1953)
*"War of the Worlds" (2005)
*"H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds" (2005)

Trains

*"Atomic Train" (1999)
*"The Cassandra Crossing" (1976)
*"The Day of the Roses" (1977)
*"Final Destination 3" (2006)
*"Money Train" (1995)
*"Runaway Train" (1985)
*"Silver Streak" (1976)
*"The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974)
*"" (1995)

Animals and plants

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