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Stock up your storm shelter because these are the best disaster movies on Netflix, ranked by blockbuster movie lovers like you. Disaster movies come in many forms and Netflix Instant has them all. Some of these Netflix disaster films are based on true events and some are just non-stop, over the top fun. Some of these disaster movies are even comedies, because what's funnier than utter destruction?

Deep Impact is one of the best disaster movies streaming on Netflix, combining romance with chaos to create one of the best disaster movies of all time. The classic disaster movie shows what happens when a meteor threatens humanity. Chris Evan's Snowpiercer, meanwhile, takes place well after the apocalypse, and Alive starring Ethan Hawke shows the true story of a rugby team trying to survive after a plane crash in the Andes. 

If you like a little humor with your deadly disasters, this list has you covered. Cloverfield is the perfect movie to watch for fun, while Seeking a Friend for the End of the World also brings laughs to a terrible situation.

Do you have some favorite disaster films to watch on Netflix? Let us know which deadly disaster movies are the best ever by voting up your all-time favorites on the list below!

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Chris Trend added Armageddon Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more

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Snowpiercer Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton Snowpiercer is a 2013 science fiction, drama, action film written by Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson and directed by Bong Joon-ho.

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Chris Trend added Earthquake Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city ...more

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Everest Liam Neeson, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Beck Weathers Everest is a 70mm American documentary film from MacGillivray Freeman Films about the struggles involved in climbing Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak on Earth, located in the Himalayan ...more

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Knowing Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Liam Hemsworth In 1959, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one mysterious girl fills her sheet of ...more

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, in her directorial debut. The film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. The ...more

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Alive John Malkovich, Ethan Hawke, Josh Lucas Alive is a 1993 American biographical survival drama film based upon Piers Paul Read's 1974 book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, which details the story of a Uruguayan rugby team who ...more

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Chris Trend added The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville The Omega Man is a 1971 American science fiction film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Charlton Heston. It was written by John William Corrington and Joyce Corrington, based on the 1954 ...more

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Chris Trend added Cloverfield 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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Chris Trend added The Towering Inferno O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway The Towering Inferno is a 1974 American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. The picture was directed by John ...more

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40 Days and Nights Monica Keena, Dylan Vox, Alex Carter 40 Days and Nights is a 2012 disaster film loosely based on the 2009 film 2012. Produced by The Asylum and directed by Peter Geiger, the film stars Monica Keena, Alex Carter, Christianna ...more

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The Colony Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Kevin Zegers The Colony is a 2013 Canadian science fiction horror film directed by Jeff Renfroe. It had a limited release on 26 April 2013 in Canada, and was released on 20 September 2013 in the United

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Chris Trend added A Night to Remember Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, David McCallum A Night to Remember is a 1958 British drama film adaptation of Walter Lord's book A Night to Remember, recounting the final night of the RMS Titanic. It was adapted by Eric Ambler, directed by ...more

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Next Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore Next is a 2007 American science-fiction action thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and stars Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel. The film's original script was very loosely based ...more

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Chris Trend added The Hindenburg Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith, George C. Scott The Hindenburg is a 1975 American Technicolor film based on the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg. The film stars George C. Scott. It was produced and directed by Robert Wise, and was ...more

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Chris Trend added The Happening 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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Chris Trend added Avalanche Mia Farrow, Rock Hudson, Robert Forster Avalanche is a 1978 American disaster film, directed by Corey Allen and starring Rock Hudson, Robert Forster, Mia Farrow and Jeanette Nolan. The taglines for the film included "A Winter ...more

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Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End David A.R. White, Brian Bosworth, Ray Wise

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Left Behind: The Movie Kirk Cameron, Chelsea Noble, Daniel Pilon Left Behind is a Christian-based film released in 2000 and starring Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Gordon Currie and Clarence Gilyard. It was directed by Vic Sarin. Left Behind was proclaimed by ...more

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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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Chris Trend added The Swarm Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland The Swarm is a 1978 science fiction monster horror film about a killer bee invasion of Texas. It was adapted from a novel of the same name by Arthur Herzog. The director was Irwin Allen, and the ...more

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Chris Trend added City on Fire Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda, Leslie Nielsen City on Fire is a 1979 disaster film directed by Alvin Rakoff and featuring an all-star cast. The film’s plot revolves around a disgruntled employee who sets fire to an oil refinery, setting off ...more

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Goodbye World Kid Cudi, Adrian Grenier, Gaby Hoffmann Goodbye World is a 2013 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Denis Hennelly and written by Hennelly and Sarah Adina Smith. It tells the story of a couple who raise their daughter while ...more

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Chris Trend added The Day the Earth Caught Fire Michael Caine, Leo McKern, Janet Munro The Day the Earth Caught Fire is a British science fiction disaster film starring Edward Judd, Leo McKern and Janet Munro. It was directed by Val Guest and released in 1961, and is one of the ...more

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The Peacemaker Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Tamara Tunie Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Peacemaker is a 1997 American action/thriller film starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman and directed by Mimi Leder. It was the first film released by DreamWorks. While the story takes ...more

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michael-koebnick added Raise the Titanic Alec Guinness, Anne Archer, Jason Robards Jr. Raise the Titanic is a 1980 adventure film by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment and directed by Jerry Jameson. The film, which was written by Eric Hughes and Adam Kennedy, was based on the book of ...more

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Left Behind Nicolas Cage, Jordin Sparks, Lea Thompson Left Behind is a 2014 American apocalyptic thriller film directed by Vic Armstrong and written by Paul LaLonde and John Patus. Based on the novel of the same name written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry ...more

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Scary Movie 3 Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American science fiction horror comedy parody film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres, directed by David Zucker. It is the third film of the Scary ...more

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These Final Hours Jessica De Gouw, Sarah Snook, David Field These Final Hours is a 2013 Australian apocalypse thriller film directed by Zak Hilditch. It was selected to be screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film

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michael-koebnick added Britannic Jacqueline Bissett, John Rhys-Davies, Ben Daniels Britannic is a 2000 romantic drama TV film, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith and produced for cable network Fox Family. It is a fictional account of the sinking of His Majesty's Hospital Ship ...more

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michael-koebnick added Titanic II Brooke Burns, Bruce Davison, Dylan Vox Titanic II is a 2010 disaster film written, directed by, and starring Shane Van Dyke and distributed by The Asylum. The film is not a sequel to the 1997 film by James Cameron, although movie ...more

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Sharknado Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Julie McCullough Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sharknado is a 2013 science fiction TV movie directed by Anthony C. Ferrante.

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After Steven Strait, Madison Lintz, Karolina Wydra Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial After is a 2011 Thriller film written and directed by Ryan Smith.

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500 MPH Storm Casper Van Dien, Michael Beach, Sarah Lieving

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Sharknado 2: The Second One Tara Reid, Kurt Angle, Vivica A. Fox Sharknado 2: The Second One is a 2014 American satirical disaster film comedy and a sequel to the 2013 television film Sharknado. It was directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, with Tara Reid and Ian ...more

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Absolute Zero Erika Eleniak, Jeff Fahey, Jessica Amlee Absolute Zero is a 2006 disaster film, directed by Robert Lee, and written by Sarah Watson. It stars Jeff Fahey and Erika Eleniak. The film is about polar shift, which brings a new ice age in ...more