The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time Films

The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

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These are the most entertaining, the most fun, the greatest disaster movies ever made, ranked by movie experts and film fans alike. There is a long history of these kinds of movies in cinema - never to be taken too seriously, always slightly histrionic - for moviegoers who love to watch cities leveled and populations run screaming for their lives. This list of floods, fires, earthquakes and alien attacks is built from both your votes and those lists that Rankers have contributed. If you are a die-hard fan of disaster movies, if you know your F-5 Tornados from your 10.5 Earthquakes, make your own ranking of these to really impact the list order! And if you see a film that should be amongst these greatest disaster movies of all time, please add it!

Be sure to check out Ranker's list of All Disaster Films.

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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Independence Day

    1996 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1998 More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 322
    Down 142
    2004 More
    91
  4. 4
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    1998 More
    86
  5. 5
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    often listed &controversial
    2012

    2009 More
    86
  6. 6
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    Down 104

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Poseidon Adventure

    1972 More
    85
  7. 7
    Up 220
    Down 109

    ranked low on reranks
    Twister

    1996 More
    85
  8. 8
    Up 209
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    2005 More
    83
  9. 9
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    ranked low on reranks
    Titanic

    1997 More
    80
  10. 10
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    Down 143

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cloverfield

    2008 More
    78
  11. 11
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    1997 More
    78
  12. 12
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    1974 More
    73
  13. 13
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    2000 More
    72
  14. 14
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    2007 More
    69
    added by: physcod
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alive

    1993 More
    68
  16. 16
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    1974 More
    68
  17. 17
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    1971 More
    67
  18. 18
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    often listed
    Volcano

    1997 More
    67
  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991 More
    66
    added by: kaylive
  20. 20
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Day After

    1983 More
    66
    added by: KatieDonovan
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  21. 21
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    ranked low on reranks
    Outbreak

    1995 More
    64
    added by: MarcoSalih
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Omega Man

    1971 More
    63
  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    Knowing

    2009 More
    62
    added by: arpan_mukherjee93
  24. 24
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    often listed &controversial
    Poseidon

    2006 More
    62
  25. 25
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    controversial
    Mars Attacks!

    1996 More
    61
  26. 26
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    ranked high on reranks
    Airport

    1970 More
    60
  27. 27
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    ranked high on reranks
    The China Syndrome

    1979 More
    59
  28. 28
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Core

    2003 More
    58
  29. 29
    Up 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    Pacific Rim

    2013 More
    57
    added by: gschwayze
  30. 30
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    often listed
    Daylight

    1996 More
    57
  31. 31
    Up 29
    Down 26
    2013 More
    57
    added by: HumbertoIbarra
  32. 32
    Up 50
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    ranked low on reranks
    WALL-E

    2008 More
    56
    added by: gamedemon24
  33. 33
    Up 46
    Down 69

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Poseidon Adventure

    2005 More
    54
  34. 34
    Up 33
    Down 38
    2011 More
    53
  35. 35
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    ranked low on reranks
    Daybreakers

    2009 More
    48
  36. 36
    Up 34
    Down 61

    ranked high on reranks
    Airport '77

    1977 More
    48
  37. 37
    Up 31
    Down 66

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hard Rain

    1998 More
    47
  38. 38
    Up 49
    Down 62

    ranked low on reranks
    Quarantine

    2008 More
    45
  39. 39
    Up 26
    Down 66

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Meteor

    2009 More
    45
  40. 40
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    Down 77

    ranked low on reranks
    The Happening

    2008 More
    44
  41. 41
    Up 29
    Down 64

    ranked high on reranks
    10.5

    2004 More
    44
  42. 42
    Up 19
    Down 66

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Disaster Movie

    2008 More
    43
    added by: TommyWimmer
  43. 43
    Up 41
    Down 30

    ranked low on reranks
    Battle: Los Angeles

    2011 More
    42
  44. 44
    Up 17
    Down 65

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Quiet Earth

    1985 More
    40
  45. 45
    Up 6
    Down 0

    ranked low on reranks
    Airplane!

    1980 More
    40
    added by: willyboymcoy
  46. 46
    Up 21
    Down 18
    2013 More
    40
    added by: carlybobarly
  47. 47
    Up 35
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    often listed
    The Hindenburg

    1975 More
    39
  48. 48
    Up 39
    Down 45
    1974 More
    39
  49. 49
    Up 29
    Down 60

    often listed &controversial
    Supervolcano

    2005 More
    39
  50. 50
    Up 2
    Down 0
    1994 More
    38
    added by: jbeuscher01
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