Top Ten Greatest Disaster Movies

The Top Ten

1 The Day After Tomorrow The Day After Tomorrow Product Image

I want to work in Geography because of this film. Amazing. I am literally the biggest fan of this film ever.

Definitely one of the better films in the "disaster" subgenre.

This movie had a really interesting plot.

Fab film. Really engaging!

2 2012 2012 Product Image

It's the "mother of all disaster movies" as the late, great Roger Ebert said. As a movie it's one of the best of its kind and a really entertaining ride from start to finish.

I downloaded this on iTunes not long ago.
When it came out in cinema's I missed it and was looking for it everywhere

Let me tell you 2012 is just so epic so emotional best disaster movie ever mad I'm still crying

This is the best movie to watch on a 60" HD screen in the dark. On Blu Ray it's 20 times better!

3 Twister Twister Product Image

This is a long time favorite of mine.
I wish I could have seen it in the cinnema but I was 1 year old when this movie came out.

I watched this in 7th grade for science

4 Independence Day Independence Day Product Image

The uh uh spaceships uh uh are going to uh uh going to uh possition themselves all uh over the uh uh world and uh uh than uh uh than uh... CHECKMATE! - Jeff Goldbloom (

Graphics, acting, and the plot line are unbeatable

Just the amazing CGI

5 Titanic Titanic Product Image

Highest grossing movie of all time, ingeniously written, beautifully performed, skillfuly acted, engaging plot, unforgetable moments, shocking special effects, beautiful music, expert cinematography, a strong and thought provoking message about class discrimination and arranged marriage, brings history back to life and, on top of it all, had something no disaster movie has been able to include before or since, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!

No movie and mean no movie has ever made me unable to explain how amazing Titanic is. James Cameron has made a movie so well made and unforgettable as Titanic. Dicapreo and Winslet played as some of the most memorable characters in motion picture history and will never be forgotten, and I mean never.

Titanic is so good because the story and acting. It shows very much of titanic.
Just see the movie and you will understand what I mean.

If not the best disaster movie best movie ever

6 Deep Impact Deep Impact Product Image

This film is well written and really lets you connect emotionally with the characters. It has some quite emotional scenes and that's even before the comet has hit. Unlike other disaster films, the audience is not invited to revel in the end destruction, instead it is invited to experience it from a real-world point perspective as if it was actually happening and you were stuck in the middle of it. Amazing film.

For some reason people don't find it sad its impact in the emotion is bigger than the meteor itself

I have this movie on dvd.
I love it.

7 San Andreas San Andreas Product Image

Literally one of my favourite films of ALL TIME. The Rock is amazing in it

The destruction was stunning as hell

8 The World's End The World's End Product Image

An all star cast of Simon Pegg, Paddy Considine, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and Eddie Marsan.

The third film of Edgar Wright's "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy

9 World War Z World War Z Product Image

Ah yes, good old WWZ. An unforgettable story about dozens of relateable characters telling their stories during a fictional zombie apocalypse scenario that goes into surprising detail about the economic, geopolitical, social, religious and even environmental effects of such a scenario.

Oh wait, that's the BOOK WWZ! You mean the movie about Brad Pit crashing planes and dodging explosions to save the world from a bland generic zombie infestation that lacks any character development whatsoever and was so bad that even the author of the original work publicly stated that it was a piece.


10 Armageddon Armageddon Product Image

By far the best disaster movie, you don't see Bruce Willis any better than in this. It's a action, heart pumping movie with a sad tearful story. Everything that you could want!

It has everything you want in a movie, story line, action, romance, humour, great chemistry amongst the awesome cast, love this film

The Contenders

11 Dante's Peak Dante's Peak Product Image

I love this movie. I've seen it a bunch of times and it never gets old.

Next to twister and deep inpact is this also a high favorite.
I love this one.

Best volcano thriller movie ever done!

12 The Impossible The Impossible Product Image

Seriously? This movie ranks below category 7 and deep impact? Did you see this movie? It needs to be near the top of your your top 10 at least.

I would rate this movie at the top of the list emotionally very powerful movie. realism too close for comfort.Brilliant

Best film ever!

The fact this is so low when it was Oscar nominated in multiple categories will make me never understand average people

13 Earthquake Earthquake Product Image
14 The Poseidon Adventure The Poseidon Adventure Product Image

I'm sorry but this movie should be number 1. This movie is the granddaddy of all modern disaster movies and it's still best! The Towering Inferno should be a close number 2 on the list.

An absolute classic. Should be higher on the list! How is Category 7:end of the world above this?

By far the greatest disaster movie of all time


15 Category 7: The End of the World Category 7: The End of the World Product Image

the effects may have been fakish, but this movie (for a TV miniseries) is really awesome. I bought it on Blu-Ray instantly once I knew it was available on it.

16 War of the Worlds (2005) War of the Worlds (2005) Product Image

The remake is a success, and Tom Cruise has great acting. It really shows the emotion and fear of the movie. I still fear tripods coming out of the ground.

I love how tom cruise played his role as a father in this movie

This is a great remake

17 10.5 10.5 Product Image

Great special effects. Part 2 is badass too [10.5 Apocalypse]

18 Cloverfield Cloverfield Product Image

I'm waiting for a prequel or sequel

19 Vertical Limit Vertical Limit Product Image
20 I Am Legend I Am Legend Product Image
21 Godzilla (2014) Godzilla (2014) Product Image
22 Volcano Volcano Product Image
23 The Towering Inferno The Towering Inferno Product Image

One of the two best disaster films ever to make it to the screen (the other being THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE).

24 Gravity Gravity Product Image
25 Outbreak Outbreak Product Image
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