Best Movies The Best Tornado Movies  

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List Rules Tornado-themed films only

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Tornadoes can be terrifying. In movies, they can be even worse. Which tornado-themed films are the most enjoyable to watch? While the tornado is only a small scene in the film, the Wizard of Oz has to be one of the great tornado movies. However, films like Twister that actually feature full-blown tornados and the havoc they wreak are far more entertaining—and frightening. 

Check out the list of tornado movies below and vote up the ones you think are best. Feel free to add any others that are missing from the list.

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Jan de Bont Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 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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Steven Quale Into the Storm is a 2014 American found footage disaster film directed by Steven Quale, written by John Swetnam, and starring Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia ...more

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rickydean.wagg added Roland Emmerich 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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Ron Harding added Roland Emmerich 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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TonyCoMach added Wolfgang Petersen 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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Regina Ruehling added Timothy Bond Night of the Twisters is a 1996 television film directed by Timothy Bond, about a family's struggle to survive a night with a bizarre and terrible storm passing over their town. The TV movie is ...more

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Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful ...more

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Dick Lowry Category 6: Day of Destruction is a 2004 four-hour miniseries that was broadcast in the United States on CBS in two parts, with the first part aired on November 14 and the second on November 17. ...more

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Dick Lowry Category 7: The End of the World is a 2005 four-hour television film miniseries that was broadcast in the United States on CBS in two parts, the first part aired on November 6 and the second on ...more

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Regina Ruehling added William Berke Tornado is a 1943 film starring Chester Morris and Nancy Kelly. The movie was directed by William A. Berke.

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TonyCoMach added J. C. Chandor Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial All Is Lost is a 2013 survival drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Robert Redford as a man lost at sea. Redford is the only cast member, and the film has very few ...more

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Anthony C. Ferrante 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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Anthony C. Ferrante 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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TonyCoMach added Tsui Hark Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is a 2011 wuxia film directed by Tsui Hark and starring Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Li Yuchun, Gwei Lun-mei, Louis Fan and Mavis Fan. The film is a remake of Dragon ...more