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List of PG-13 disaster movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 disaster movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Disaster movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 disaster movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 Disaster movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 Disaster films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Disaster Film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list has a variety of movies, like Godzilla and War of the Worlds, in it.

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Steven Spielberg and Steven Soderbergh have both directed a PG-13 Disaster film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Deep Impact Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, ...more

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The Day After Tomorrow 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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Twister Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm chasers researching tornadoes. It was directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton ...more

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Contagion Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, ...more

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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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Poseidon 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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War of the Worlds 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 Perfect Storm 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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The Core 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 and set off a series of nuclear explosions in order to restart the ...more

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2012 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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Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Disaster Movies
Godzilla Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, Jean Reno Godzilla is a 1998 American science fiction monster film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. A reimagining of the popular Japanese film monster of the same name, the film focuses on a ...more

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The Poseidon Adventure Steve Guttenberg, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell The Poseidon Adventure is a 2005 action and adventure made-for-TV film based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name.

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Night of the Comet Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart Night of the Comet is a 1984 disaster-comedy film written and directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, and Kelli Maroney. The film was voted number 10 in ...more

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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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Red Dawn Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson Red Dawn is a 1984 American war film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer ...more

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Dante's Peak Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith Dante's Peak is a 1997 American epic disaster adventure film directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jamie Renée ...more

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Reign of Fire Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler Reign of Fire is a 2002 post-apocalyptic action fantasy film directed by Rob Bowman and starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey and Gerard Butler. It takes place in the year 2020 in ...more

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Disaster Movies
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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Volcano Tommy Lee Jones, Don Cheadle, Anne Heche Volcano is a 1997 disaster film directed by Mick Jackson and produced by Andrew Z. Davis, Neal H. Moritz and Lauren Shuler Donner. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Jerome ...more

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Speed 2: Cruise Control Sandra Bullock, Willem Dafoe, Tim Conway Speed 2: Cruise Control is a 1997 American action thriller film, and a sequel to Speed. The film was produced and directed by Jan de Bont, and written by Randall McCormick and Jeff Nathanson, ...more

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Red Planet Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Simon Baker Red Planet is a 2000 science fiction thriller film directed by Antony Hoffman, starring Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss and Tom Sizemore. Released on November 10, 2000, it was a critical and ...more

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Ladder 49 John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin O'Malley Ladder 49 is a 2004 American drama film, directed by Jay Russell, about the heroics of fictional Baltimore firefighter Jack Morrison, who is trapped inside a warehouse fire, and his recollection ...more

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Flight of the Phoenix 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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Passengers Anne Hathaway, David Morse, Dianne Wiest Passengers is 2008 American-Canadian thriller film starring Anne Hathaway and Patrick Wilson, and directed by Rodrigo García. It was released in the United States by TriStar Pictures on ...more

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White Squall Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Željko Ivanek White Squall is a 1996 American drama feature film, directed by Ridley Scott.

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Flightplan Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer, Sean Bean Flightplan is a 2005 mystery-thriller film directed by German film director Robert Schwentke and starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Kate Beahan, Greta Scacchi, and Sean ...more

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Polar Storm Jack Coleman, Roger Cross, Emma Lahana

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Maximum Velocity Michael Ironside, Dale Midkiff, Jennifer Jostyn

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Daylight Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Brenneman Daylight is a 1996 American disaster thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Sylvester Stallone, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Stan Shaw, Karen ...more

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12 Days of Terror Colin Egglesfield, Danny Keough, Jenna Harrison 12 Days of Terror is a 2004 television film that premiered on Animal Planet, and later on The Discovery Channel, directed by Jack Sholder and starring Colin Egglesfield, Mark Dexter, Jenna ...more

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World Trade Center 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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Ice Twisters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PG-13 Disaster Movies
Ice Twisters Chelan Simmons, Camille Sullivan, Luisa D'Oliveira Ice Twisters is a 2009 television sci-fi movie written by Andrew Erin and directed by Steven R. Monroe.

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Ground Control Kiefer Sutherland, Margaret Cho, Henry Winkler Ground Control is a 1998 disaster thriller film directed by Richard Howard and starring Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce McGill, Kristy Swanson, and Robert Sean Leonard. The film features a cameo by ...more

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Nature Unleashed: Avalanche Andrew-Lee Potts, Roger Hammond, Jessica Brooks

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Stonehenge Apocalypse Misha Collins, Hill Harper, Torri Higginson Stonehenge Apocalypse is a 2010 made-for-TV American science fiction movie starring Misha Collins, Torri Higginson and Peter Wingfield. The movie follows a series of deaths, natural disasters, ...more

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Sub Down Gabrielle Anwar, Nikki Cox, Stephen Baldwin Sub Down is a 1997 drama film written by Silvio Muraglia, Daniel Sladek, Howard Chesley and directed by Gregg Champion.

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Atomic Train Mena Suvari, Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis Atomic Train is a 1999 action-thriller film about an accidental nuclear explosion destroying the city of Denver. It was originally broadcast as a television film on NBC as a two-part

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Avalanche Alley Ed Marinaro, Nick Mancuso, Kirby Morrow Avalanche Alley is a 2001 live action Canadian television film starring Ed Marinaro, Nick Mancuso, Kirsten Robek and Wolf Larson.

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Magma: Volcanic Disaster Amy Jo Johnson, Reiko Aylesworth, Xander Berkeley Magma: Volcanic Disaster is a 2006 television film by Sci Fi Pictures. Written by Rebecca Rian and directed by Ian Gilmour, the film stars Xander Berkeley and Amy Jo Johnson. It was filmed in ...more

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Carriers 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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Epoch Ryan O'Neal, James Avery, James Hong Epoch is a 2001 science fiction film directed by Matt Codd, starring David Keith, Stephanie Niznik, Brian Thompson, and Shannon Lee. In it, a strange monolith is discovered, and the team sent to ...more

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Airspeed Elisha Cuthbert, Joe Mantegna, Larry Day Airspeed is a 1998 Canadian film from Lions Gate Entertainment & Melenny Productions. In the film, the passengers and crew of a private jet are incapacitated by an explosive decompression, ...more

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Flood: A River's Rampage Richard Thomas, Nigel Bennett, Jan Rubeš Flood: A River's Rampage is a 1997 film directed by Bruce Pittman.

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Tornado Daniel Bernhardt, Anya Lahiri, Larry Day

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Storm Cell Mimi Rogers, Michael Ironside, Elyse Levesque

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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Pierre Richard, Nicolas Cazalé, Jean-Claude Leguay

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Disaster Movie Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey Disaster Movie is a 2008 American parody film written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, and stars Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Gary "G Thang" Johnson, Crista ...more

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Fire from Below Alex Meneses, Kevin Sorbo, Andrew Stevens Seeking a powerful alternative energy source, wealthy industrialist, Taylor Drake of Drake Industries carelessly unearths a vein of pure, base lithium. But when the toxic strain of lithium ...more

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Bacterium Benjamin Kanes, Alison Whitney, Chuck McMahon

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Escape from Alaska C. Thomas Howell, R. Lee Ermey, John Ashton Escape from Alaska is a 1999 film directed by Steve Kroschel.