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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

    The Abyss

    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

    Released1989

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Airport is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    Airport

    Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin

    Released1970

    Directed byHenry Hathaway, George Seaton

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    Earthquake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    Earthquake

    Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner

    Released1974

    Directed byMark Robson

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    The Hindenburg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    The Hindenburg

    Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Wise

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    A Night to Remember is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    A Night to Remember

    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman

    Released1958

    Directed byRoy Ward Baker

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    Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    Outbreak

    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

    Released1995

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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    The Poseidon Adventure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    The Poseidon Adventure

    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens

    Released1972

    Directed byIrwin Allen, Ronald Neame

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    Runaway Train is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    Runaway Train

    Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1985

    Directed byAndrei Konchalovsky

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    San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    San Francisco

    Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy

    Released1936

    Directed byD. W. Griffith, W. S. Van Dyke

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    The Swarm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    The Swarm

    Michael Caine, Henry Fonda

    Released1978

    Directed byIrwin Allen

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    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    The Towering Inferno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    The Towering Inferno

    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman

    Released1974

    Directed byIrwin Allen, John Guillermin

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    Twister is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    Twister

    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1996

    Directed byJan de Bont

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    The Day After Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    The Day After Tomorrow

    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2004

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Classic Disaster Movies Of All Time

    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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

    World Trade Center

    Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Released2006

    Directed byOliver Stone

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