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The Best PG Disaster Movies

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Here is a list of PG disaster movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG disaster movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG Disaster movie of all time is. If you think the top PG 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 Disaster films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG Disaster film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List contains movies like Airplane! and The Omega Man.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG disaster movies?" and "What are the most famous PG disaster movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new disaster movies that are rated PG and thus family friendly and safe to watch with your kids. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great disaster movies rated PG, so get out there and start watching.

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    The Omega Man

    Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe

    Released1971

    Directed byBoris Sagal

    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 novel I...  more

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    The Poseidon Adventure

    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens

    Released1972

    Directed byIrwin Allen, Ronald Neame

    The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald Neame, produced by Irwin Allen, and based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. The film features an...  more

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    The China Syndrome

    Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas

    Released1979

    Directed byJames Bridges

    The China Syndrome is a 1979 American thriller film that tells the story of a television reporter and her cameraman who discover safety coverups at a nuclear power plant. It stars Jane Fonda, Jack...  more

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    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

    Barbara Eden, Joan Fontaine

    Released1961

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is an American science fiction film, produced and directed by Irwin Allen, released by 20th Century Fox in 1961. The story was written by Irwin Allen and Charles...  more

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    The Towering Inferno

    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman

    Released1974

    Directed byIrwin Allen, John Guillermin

    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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    Airplane II: The Sequel

    William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1982

    Directed byKen Finkleman

    Airplane II: The Sequel is a 1982 sequel to the 1980 American comedy film Airplane!. First released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert Hays,...  more

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    Airport 1975

    Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Smight

    Airport 1975 is a 1974 disaster film and the first sequel to the successful 1970 film Airport. It stars Charlton Heston and Karen Black and is directed by Jack Smight....  more
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    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2009

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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    Airplane!

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1980

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and Julie...  more

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    Testament

    Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1983

    Directed byLynne Littman

    Testament is a drama film based on The Last Testament by Carol Amen, directed by Lynne Littman and written by John Sacret Young. The film tells the story of how one small suburban town near the San...  more
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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 H. Moritz and Lauren Shuler Donner. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Jerome...  more

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    Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

    Sally Field, Michael Caine

    Released1979

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    Beyond the Poseidon Adventure is a 1979 American disaster film, a sequel to the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure. It was directed by Irwin Allen and starred Michael Caine and Sally Field. The film...  more

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    The Concorde...Airport '79

    Alain Delon, Robert Wagner

    Released1979

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich

    The Concorde ... Airport '79 is a 1979 American disaster film. The film was the fourth and final installment of the Airport series. Panned by critics, the film also flopped at the box office....  more

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    Airport '77

    Christopher Lee, James Stewart

    Released1977

    Directed byJerry Jameson

    Airport '77 is a 1977 disaster film and third movie in the Airport franchise. The film stars a number of veteran actors, including Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Joseph Cotten, Christopher Lee and...  more

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    The Swarm

    Michael Caine, Henry Fonda

    Released1978

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    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 cast...  more

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    The Hindenburg

    Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Wise

    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 written...  more

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    Meteor

    Sean Connery, Natalie Wood

    Released1979

    Directed byRonald Neame

    Meteor is a 1979 science fiction Technicolor disaster film in which scientists detect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth and struggle with international politics in their efforts to prevent...  more

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    When Time Ran Out

    Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett

    Released1980

    Directed byJames Goldstone

    When Time Ran Out is a disaster film released in 1980, starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Burgess Meredith, Valentina Cortese,...  more

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    Earthquake

    Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner

    Released1974

    Directed byMark Robson

    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 of Los...  more

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    Gray Lady Down

    Charlton Heston, Christopher Reeve

    Released1978

    Directed byDavid Greene

    Gray Lady Down is a 1978 disaster film by Universal Studios starring Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, and is the feature film debut of Christopher Reeve. It is...  more

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    Rollercoaster

    Helen Hunt, Henry Fonda

    Released1977

    Directed byJames Goldstone

    Rollercoaster is a 1977 disaster-suspense film starring George Segal, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda and Timothy Bottoms, and directed by James Goldstone. It was one of the few films to be shown in...  more
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    The Big Bus

    Stockard Channing, José Ferrer

    Released1976

    Directed byJames Frawley

    The Big Bus is a 1976 American comedy film starring Stockard Channing and Joseph Bologna, and directed by James Frawley. A spoof of the disaster movie genre, it follows the maiden cross-country trip...  more
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    Juggernaut

    Omar Sharif, Richard Harris

    Released1974

    Directed byRichard Lester

    Juggernaut is a 1974 British crime suspense film starring Richard Harris, Omar Sharif and Anthony Hopkins. The film, which was directed by Richard Lester, was largely shot on location on the TS...  more
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    Orca

    Bo Derek, Richard Harris

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Orca is a 1977 horror film directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, starring Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, and Will Sampson. It is based on Arthur Herzog's novel of the...  more