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The Best Tornado Movies

Updated August 15, 2019 2.6k votes 803 voters 68.7k views15 items

List RulesTornado-themed films only

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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    Twister

    Jan de Bont
    Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm...  more
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    76

    Into the Storm

    Steven Quale
    Into the Storm is a 2014 American found footage disaster film directed by Steven Quale,...  more
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    57

    The Day After Tomorrow

    Roland Emmerich
    The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American climate fiction-disaster film co-written, directed,...  more
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    39

    2012

    Roland Emmerich
    2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by...  more
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    23
    Night of the Twisters is a 1996 television film directed by Timothy Bond, about a family's...  more
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    59

    The Perfect Storm

    Wolfgang Petersen
    The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang...  more
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    96

    The Wizard of Oz

    Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog
    The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and...  more
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    Category 6: Day of Destruction is a 2004 four-hour miniseries that was broadcast in the United...  more
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    Category 7: The End of the World is a 2005 four-hour television film miniseries that was...  more
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    16
    25

    Tornado Warning

    Tibor Takács
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    12
    28

    Tornado

    William Berke
    Tornado is a 1943 film starring Chester Morris and Nancy Kelly. The movie was directed by...  more
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    47
    97

    Sharknado

    Anthony C. Ferrante
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    Sharknado is a 2013 science fiction TV movie directed by Anthony C. Ferrante....  more
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    41
    91

    Sharknado 2: The Second One

    Anthony C. Ferrante
    Sharknado 2: The Second One is a 2014 American satirical disaster film comedy and a sequel to...  more
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    14
    57

    All Is Lost

    J. C. Chandor
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    All Is Lost is a 2013 survival drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film...  more
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    Flying Swords of Dragon Gate is a 2011 wuxia film directed by Tsui Hark and starring Jet Li,...  more