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The Best Volcano Movies 

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Updated December 10, 2019 3k votes 1.3k voters 178.3k views 17 items

List Rules Only movies featuring volcanoes.

A list of the best volcano movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This volcano movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about volcano are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about volcano you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous volcano movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these volcano movie titles for more information about the films.

List is made up of a variety of items, including Volcano, Pompeii, and Dante's Peak.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best volcano movies?" and "What is the greatest volcano movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular volcano movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these volcano movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good volcano movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Jollporisiulie added Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith

Released: 1997

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

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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#5 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #296 of 740 The Greatest Action Movies of All Time #6 of 40 The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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Tommy Lee Jones, Don Cheadle, Anne Heche

Released: 1997

Directed by: Mick 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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#13 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #463 of 740 The Greatest Action Movies of All Time #7 of 40 The Best Natural Disaster Movies

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Trent Walker added Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

Released: 2009

Directed by: 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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#562 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #192 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #6 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

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ejlinehan added Gary Lewis, Robert Wisden, Tom McBeath

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tony Mitchell

Supervolcano is a science docufiction disaster television film that originally aired on 13 March 2005 on BBC One, and released by the BBC on 10 April 2005 on the Discovery Channel. It is ...more

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#198 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #24 of 33 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Disaster Movies #24 of 53 The Best Movies About Wyoming

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Kiefer Sutherland, Emily Browning, Jessica Lucas

Released: 2014

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

Pompeii is a 2014 German-Canadian-USA 3D historical disaster film produced and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. Inspired by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed the Pompeii city ...more

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Trent Walker added St. Helens Art Carney, Albert Salmi, Henry Darrow

Released: 1981

Directed by: Ernest Pintoff

St. Helens, aka St. Helens, Killer Volcano, is a 1981 made for cable HBO film directed by Ernest Pintoff and starring David Huffman, Art Carney, Cassie Yates, and Albert Salmi. The film centers ...more

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#186 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #13 of 27 The Best '80s Disaster Movies

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Clark Benson added Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Carol Kane

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Patrick Shanley

Joe Versus the Volcano is a 1990 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Patrick Shanley and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Hanks plays a man who, after being told he has a ...more

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#316 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #276 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #269 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies

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oledirtydog.ll added Garcelle Beauvais, Dean Cain, Frank Langella

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Lafia

10.5: Apocalypse is a 2006 television miniseries written and directed by John Lafia. A sequel to 2004's 10.5, the film follows a series of catastrophic seismic disasters including earthquakes, ...more

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#140 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #19 of 40 The Best Natural Disaster Movies #128 of 271 The Best Adventure TV Shows

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Peter Wacky Andreasson added Krakatoa: The Last Days Olivia Williams, Rupert Penry-Jones

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sam Miller

Krakatoa: The Last Days is a 2006 drama film directed by Sam Miller.
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Magma: Volcanic Disaster... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Volcano Movies
TeaqueKaidenMcLaren added Amy Jo Johnson, Reiko Aylesworth, Xander Berkeley

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ian Gilmour

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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The Devil at 4 O'Clock ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Volcano Movies
Emma Rodriguez added Frank Sinatra, Spencer Tracy, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Released: 1961

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

The Devil at 4 O'Clock is a 1961 American disaster film, starring Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Based on a 1959 novel with the same title by British writer Max ...more

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#323 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #22 of 69 The Best Frank Sinatra Movies #18 of 67 The Best Spencer Tracy Movies

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Trent Walker added Alexandra Paul, Michael Ironside, Costas Mandylor

Released: 2006

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis, Robert Lee

Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York is a 2006 American television disaster film directed by Robert Lee. It stars Costas Mandylor, Alexandra Paul, and Michael Ironside. It was produced by Front ...more
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Trent Walker added Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett, William Holden

Released: 1980

Directed by: James 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 ...more

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#179 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #57 of 65 The Best Paul Newman Movies #38 of 61 The Best Jacqueline Bisset Movies

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Chris Abraham added Volcano Zombies
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Trent Walker added Mako Iwamatsu, Donald Sinden, Agneta Eckemyr

Released: 1974

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

The Island at the Top of the World is a 1974 Disney film starring Donald Sinden and David Hartman.

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#159 of 163 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies #262 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #87 of 143 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies

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Terror Peak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Volcano Movies
4MINGTHOUGHTS added Lynda Carter, Parker Stevenson, Antony Starr

Released: 2003

Directed by: Dale G. Bradley

Terror Peak is a 2003 action adventure film written by Dale G. Bradley, Kyle Southam, Rebecca Southam and Peter Sullivan and directed by Dale G. Bradley.
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Trent Walker added Minori Terada, Kyusaku Shimada, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jôji Iida

Dragon Head is a post-apocalyptic disaster manga by Minetaro Mochizuki. It was published by Kodansha in Young Magazine from 1995 and 2000 and collected in ten tankōbon volumes. It is licensed in ...more

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