Natural Disasters

The Best 2000s Disaster Movies 

Ranker Film
Updated May 3, 2019 249 votes 21 voters 39 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite disaster movies that were released between 2000 - 2009.

Here are the best disaster movies from the 2000s. You’ll find that 2000s disaster movies rely heavily on CGI effects. These disaster films from the two-thousands are edge-of-your-seat thrill rides that still hold up today and are certainly fun to watch. With famous actors such as George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in The Perfect Storm and Hilary Swank in The Core, 2000s disaster movies are some of the most memorable movies in the genre. This list includes sci-fi disasters like Sunshine and natural disaster movies like the Dutch disaster film The Storm.

Other great heist movies from the two-thousands include caper films such as The Day After Tomorrow and Poseidon.

Now it’s time to determine the greatest 2000s disaster movies. Vote up the good 2000s disaster movies to make sure that the right film makes its way to the top of the list. Don’t see your favorite 2000s disaster movie? Feel free to add it to the list.

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The Day After Tomorrow ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid
The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American climate fiction-disaster film co-written, directed, and produced by Roland Emmerich and starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, ...more
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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas
Cloverfield is a 2008 American science fiction found footage monster film directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J. J. Abrams & Bryan Burk, and written by Drew Goddard. Before settling on an ...more
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2012 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton
2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. It stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, ...more
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Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa
Final Destination is a 2000 American horror film directed by James Wong. It is the first installment of the Final Destination series. The screenplay was written by James Wong, Glen Morgan, and ...more
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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden
The Mist is a 2007 American science fiction horror film based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King. The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont, who had previously ...more
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Knowing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury
Knowing is a 2009 science fiction mystery thriller film directed by Alex Proyas. M.I.T. professor John Koestler (Nicolas Cage) links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and ...more
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War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum
War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Josh ...more
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The Core is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Eckhart
The Core is a 2003 American science fiction disaster film. It concerns a team that has to drill to the center of the Earth in order to restart the rotation of the Earth's core. The film was ...more
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World Trade Center is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello
World Trade Center is a 2006 disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center. It stars Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael ...more
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Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong
Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle. The film was adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous ...more
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The Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane
The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title by Sebastian Junger, which ...more
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Poseidon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Emmy Rossum, Fergie, Kurt Russell
Poseidon is a 2006 disaster film directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is the third film adaptation of Paul Gallico's novel The Poseidon Adventure, and a loose remake of the 1972 ...more
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Flight of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid
Flight of the Phoenix is a 2004 survival drama film and a remake of a 1965 film of the same name, both based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix, by Elleston Trevor, about a group of ...more
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The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber
The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action political thriller film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. The motion picture, which is set in the Jack ...more
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The Happening is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan
The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a man, his wife, his best friend, and his friend's daughter as ...more
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The Andromeda Strain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Viola Davis, Christa Miller, Andre Braugher
The Andromeda Strain is a 2008 science fiction miniseries, based on the novel of the same name published in 1969 by Michael Crichton about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly disease ...more
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Vertical Limit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney, Chris O'Donnell
Vertical Limit is a 2000 American action thriller film directed by New Zealander Martin Campbell starring, among others, Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn. The film was ...more
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2012: Supernova is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Brian Krause, Heather McComb, Stephen Blackehart
2012: Supernova is a 2009 direct-to-video science fiction disaster film by The Asylum. As with the previous film, titled 2012: Doomsday is a mockbuster of the Roland Emmerich film 2012, which ...more
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Turbulence 3: Heavy Meta... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Gabrielle Anwar, Rutger Hauer, Joe Mantegna
Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal is a 2001 direct to video action-thriller film directed by Jorge Montessi and starring Zak Santiago and Monika Schnarre and introducing John Mann as Slade Craven. It is ...more
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Carriers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Emily VanCamp, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo
Carriers is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by Àlex and David Pastor. It stars Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo and Emily VanCamp as four ...more
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Tidal Wave is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Tidal Wave
Ha Ji-won, Uhm Jung-hwa, Lee Min-ki
Tidal Wave is a 2009 South Korean film. Billed as South Korea's first disaster film, Haeundae is directed by Yoon Je-kyoon and stars Sol Kyung-gu, Ha Ji-won, Park Joong-hoon and Uhm Jung-hwa.
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Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno
Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as four older "ex-test ...more
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Atomic Twister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sharon Lawrence
Atomic Twister is an original television film starring Sharon Lawrence and Mark-Paul Gosselaar that was first aired in 2002 on TBS. The plot revolves around a series of tornadoes that damage a ...more
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Deathwave is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Deathwave
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The Volcano Disaster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Disaster Movies
Sara Malakul Lane, Marnie Alton, Chris William Martin
The Volcano Disaster is a 2005 Bulgarian direct-to-video film by First Look Studios. The film concerns a volcanologist who learns of an impending eruption at an Italian town and tries to warn ...more