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Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time 

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List of the disaster movies of all time. Not that all of these were called disaster films because they ended up being disaster films. But, all of these were either natural disaster movies or man made disaster based movies. The best disaster movie is still 'The Abyss' according to some critics. If you don't agree with this list, make your list of disaster movies of all time. Source: Information Please Database

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The Abyss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by James Cameron (1989), starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & Chris Elliott

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Airport is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Henry Hathaway and George Seaton (1970), starring Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin & Burt Lancaster

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#28 of 405 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #85 of 554 The Best '70s Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Earthquake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Mark Robson (1974), starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner & Victoria Principal

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The Hindenburg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Robert Wise (1975), starring Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith & George C. Scott

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A Night to Remember is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Roy Ward Baker (1958), starring Sean Connery, Honor Blackman & David McCallum

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Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
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The Poseidon Adventure ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Irwin Allen and Ronald Neame (1972), starring Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens & Ernest Borgnine

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Runaway Train is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Andrei Konchalovsky (1985), starring Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay & Eric Roberts

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
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The Swarm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Irwin Allen (1978), starring Michael Caine, Henry Fonda & Olivia de Havilland

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by James Cameron (1997), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet & Kathy Bates

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The Towering Inferno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Irwin Allen and John Guillermin (1974), starring O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman & Faye Dunaway

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Twister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Jan de Bont (1996), starring Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman & Bill Paxton

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The Day After Tomorrow ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Roland Emmerich (2004), starring Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal & Dennis Quaid

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War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time
Dir. by Steven Spielberg (2005), starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman & Channing Tatum

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World Trade Center is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time