The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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List Criteria: Vote for the greatest natural disaster films (in your opinion), regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

Since mother nature is always to be respected, we've created a list the best natural disaster movies of all time for you to rank. Whether the focus is on earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, or all of the above, these are considered to be the top natural disaster films by fans of the genre. The two biggest recent weather disaster films are 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, but there are many other great movies about natural disasters that are worth watching too. Who can forget about Helen Hunt's performance in the 1996 film Twister? There was also Bruce Willis in 1998's Armageddon, which was poorly reviewed but is still considered a fan favorite.

Vote for your favorites below, but only if you've seen the movie. You can use this natural disaster movies list to find some great new films that you haven't already seen, and full trailers are available on this page for you to check out as well.

Clint Eastwood and Johnny Depp have both directed Natural disaster movies, as have many other great directors.

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    Deep Impact is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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    Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood

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    The Day After Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

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    Twister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton

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    Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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    2012 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

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    Volcano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Tommy Lee Jones, Don Cheadle, Anne Heche

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    Dante's Peak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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    Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith

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    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine

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    The Core is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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    Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Eckhart

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    Earthquake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    Night of the Twisters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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    Devon Sawa, John Schneider, Laura Bertram

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    10.5 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Kaley Cuoco, Kim Delaney, Beau Bridges

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    Into the Storm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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    Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh

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    The Towering Inferno is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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    10.5: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Garcelle Beauvais, Dean Cain, Frank Langella

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    Poseidon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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    Emmy Rossum, Fergie, Kurt Russell

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    The Wave is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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    The Wave Kristoffer Joner, Thomas Bo Larsen, Ane Dahl Torp

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    San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Jeanette MacDonald

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    Krakatoa, East of Java is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Brian Keith, Sal Mineo, Maximilian Schell

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    The Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Dorothy Lamour, Mary Astor, John Carradine

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    The Rains Came is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, Joseph Schildkraut

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    Lady from Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    John Wayne, Dorothy Dandridge, Ona Munson

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    The Rains of Ranchipur is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Richard Burton, Lana Turner, Fred MacMurray

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    Deluge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Sidney Blackmer, Lois Wilson, Peggy Shannon

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    Nihon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Yasutaka Tsutsui, Dave Spector, Minoru Kawasaki

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    Nihon Chinbotsu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Kou Shibasaki, Hideaki Anno, Akira Emoto

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    Tippi Hedren, Alan Bagh, James Nguyen

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    Nihon Chinbotsu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Natural Disaster Movies


    Lorne Greene ... Marshall Cole, TetsurĊ Tamba, Nobuo Nakamura

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