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The Best '90s Disaster Movies

Updated May 3, 2019 340 votes 23 voters37 items

List RulesVote up your favorite disaster movies that were released in the 1990 - 1999.

These are the best disaster movies from the ‘90s. Disaster films can impact the whole world a select group of people such as on an airplane or in a city. These disaster films from the 1990s are edge-of-your-seat thrill rides that still hold up today and are certainly fun to watch. With famous actors such as Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic and Tommy Lee Jones in Volcano, 1990s disaster movies are some of the most exciting and memorable films in the genre. This list includes man-made disasters like Daylight and natural disaster movies like Twister.

Other great disaster movies from the nineteen-nineties include films such as Armageddon and Dante’s Peak.

Now it’s time to determine the greatest ‘90s disaster movies. Vote up the good 1990s disaster movies to make sure that the right film makes its way to the top of the list. Don’t see your favorite ‘90s disaster movie? Feel free to add it to the list.

  • 1
    Twister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Twister

    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1996

    Directed byJan de Bont

    Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1996

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Dante's Peak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Dante's Peak

    Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton

    Released1997

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

    Dante's Peak is a 1997 American epic disaster adventure film directed by Roger Donaldson, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Deep Impact is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Deep Impact

    Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall

    Released1998

    Directed byMimi Leder

    Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    Daylight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Daylight

    Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1996

    Directed byRob Cohen

    Daylight is a 1996 American disaster thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Alive is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Alive

    John Malkovich, Ethan Hawke

    Released1993

    Directed byFrank Marshall

    Alive is a 1993 American biographical survival drama film based upon Piers Paul Read's 1974... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Volcano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Volcano

    Tommy Lee Jones, Don Cheadle

    Released1997

    Directed byMick Jackson

    Volcano is a 1997 disaster film directed by Mick Jackson and produced by Andrew Z. Davis, Neal... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Armageddon

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Hard Rain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Hard Rain

    Morgan Freeman, Betty White

    Released1998

    Directed byMikael Salomon

    Hard Rain is a 1998 American/British action thriller film, produced by Mark Gordon, written by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Legion of Fire: Killer Ants!

    Mitch Pileggi, Kevin Rahm

    Released1998

    Directed byGeorge Manasse, Jim Charleston

    Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! is a 1998 made for TV horror movie, made for the Fox TV channel.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Black Death is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Black Death

    Kathleen Robertson, Kate Jackson

    Released1992

    Directed bySheldon Larry

    On her way home in a plane to New York, the teenage Sarah gets very ill. She realizes too late... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Blackout Effect is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Blackout Effect

    Eric Stoltz, Leslie Hope

    Released1998

    Directed byJeff Bleckner

    Blackout Effect is a 1998 made-for-television disaster/thriller film. Blackout Effect was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    By Dawn's Early Light is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    By Dawn's Early Light

    James Earl Jones, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1990

    Directed byJack Sholder

    By Dawn’s Early Light is an HBO Original Movie, aired in 1990 and set in 1991. It is based on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Without Warning is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Without Warning

    Arthur C. Clarke, Philip Baker Hall

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Iscove

    Without Warning is an American CBS TV movie, directed by Robert Iscove, featuring veteran news... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    The Great Los Angeles Earthqua is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies

    Released1990

    Directed byLarry Elikann

    The Great Los Angeles Earthquake is a 1990 television film about a massive earthquake that... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    Ground Control is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Ground Control

    Kiefer Sutherland, Margaret Cho

    Released1998

    Directed byRichard Howard

    Ground Control is a 1998 disaster thriller film directed by Richard Howard and starring Kiefer... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Airspeed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Airspeed

    Elisha Cuthbert, Joe Mantegna

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Tinnell

    Airspeed is a 1998 Canadian film from Lions Gate Entertainment & Melenny Productions. In the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Outbreak

    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

    Released1995

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Turbulence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Turbulence

    Ray Liotta, Brendan Gleeson

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Butler

    Turbulence is a 1997 action thriller film directed by Robert Butler. It stars Ray Liotta and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    After The Shock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    After The Shock

    Yaphet Kotto, Jack Scalia

    Released1990

    Directed byGary Sherman

    After The Shock is a 1990 drama film written and directed by Gary Sherman.amazon buy button
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    Challenger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Challenger

    Angela Bassett, Karen Allen

    Released1990

    Directed byGlenn Jordan

    Challenger is a 1990 American television film based on the events surrounding the Space... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Firestorm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Firestorm

    Howie Long, Scott Glenn

    Released1998

    Directed byDean Semler

    Firestorm is a 1998 action thriller film directed by Dean Semler, and starring Howie Long,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 24
    The Day of the Roses is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    The Day of the Roses

    Gigi Edgley, Rebecca Gibney

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Fisk

    The Day of the Roses is a two-part Australian television mini-series, a docu-drama directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez D is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Disaster Movies
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    Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster

    Christopher Lloyd, David Morse

    Released1992

    Directed byPaul Seed

    Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster is a 1992 movie depicting the Exxon Valdez oil spill... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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