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Best Natural Disaster Movies of All Time

The natural disaster movie is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular genres of cinema. However, the best natural disaster film is the one that nails the viewer to his or her seat. So, are you ready for this adventure?

When it concerned about the natural disaster, most of the viewers rate the movies sort by their close to reality & their impact on our future. We made for you an updated list of the best natural disaster movies. Let us take a look then.

Crawl (2019)


While authorities are urging residents to leave the area because of the tropical super-storm, Haley goes to her father’s house to escape the natural disaster. Once arrived, she discovers him unconscious and injured by alligators. Locked up in the house with these wild beasts, Haley and her father must try everything to survive until help arrives. Unfortunately, alligators are not the only problem. Due to the storm, water is rising in the house and threatens to overwhelm them within a few hours.

The weather disaster movie was released on July 24, 2019, directed by Alexandra Aja, starring Colin McFarlane, Barry Pepper, and Kaya Scodalerio.

San Andreas (2015)

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While the fault of San Andreas opens and causes an earthquake, Ray ‘’The Rock’’ and his ex-wife decide to leave Los Angeles. This helicopter pilot flies with her to San Francisco, where their daughter Blake is thinking to flee in full safety, they will quickly realize that the worst disasters are to come.

San Andreas is a 2015 American natural disaster movie directed by Brad Peyton, starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, and Alexandra Daddario.

Metro (2013)


A group of survivors tries to get to the surface after a breach in the old Moscow subway system causes a flood that destroys the underground trains.

Metro is the best Russian natural disaster movie, released in 2013, Directed by Anton Megerdichev. With Sergey Puskepalis, Anatoliy Belyy, and Svetlana Khodchenkova.

Melancholia (2011)


Described as “A beautiful movie about the end of the world”, On the occasion of their wedding, Justine and Michael give a sumptuous reception in the house of Justine’s sister and brother-in-law. Meanwhile, the planet Melancholia is heading towards Earth…

Lars Von Trier is back with his new film, officially premiered in Cannes 2011, Melancholia is a very good natural disaster movie released on May 2011 Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Alexander Skarsgård.

Contagion (2011)


As our world is going through these days, Contagion is considered a precedent for its time, it accurately predicted much of our current coronavirus circumstances.

A devastating pandemic explodes on a global scale. Assistant Director Cheever, faced with a collective wind of panic, is forced to expose the life of a young and courageous doctor. While major pharmaceutical companies are fighting a fierce battle for a vaccine, Dr. Leonora Orantes of the WHO is trying to trace the source of the scourge.

Contagion is a good natural disaster movie, released on September 9, 2011, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet & Jude Law.

2012 (2009)


One of the best American natural disaster movie, released in 2009, directed by Roland Emmerich, starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Woody Harrelson.

The Mayan prophecy was examined, discussed, thoroughly analyzed. In 2012, we will all know if it is true, but some will have been warned for a long time…

When the tectonic plates begin to slide, causing multiple earthquakes and destroying Los Angeles in the process, novelist Jackson Curtis and his family throw themselves, like millions of people, into a desperate journey. Not all of them can be saved…

I am a legend (2007)

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Will Smith stars in Francis Lawrence’s 2007 film, he plays the role of Robert Neville, a brilliant scientist, but he too has failed to contain the terrible, relentless, incurable, and man-made virus. Immunized for an unknown reason, Neville is today the last human survivor in what remains of New York City, if not the only survivor in the world. The sole survivor begins his adventure calling out for other possible survivors, and works on finding a cure for the plague using his own immune blood.

Earning different academy rewards for the incredible performance, Will Smith made ”I am Legend” one of the top natural disaster movies.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

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Chosen as one of the best weather disaster movies of all time. The Day After Tomorrow is exactly the kind of film that will make you wish climate change was fiction and not a reality breathing down on our necks as we refuse to regulate the companies that are bringing about ecological destruction.

It’s a movie about natural disaster released in 2004, directed, and produced by Roland Emmerich and starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, and Sela Ward.

The Perfect Storm (2000)

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Gloucester was for nearly four centuries the first port of America. But the golden age is over and difficult times are forcing sailors to venture into high-risk depressed areas. So, after a disappointing season, Billy Tyne, captain of the “Andrea Gail”, decided to try his luck in the Cape Flemish area. But the elements seem to be biting him and his crew: a terrible storm is brewing.

The Perfect Storm starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, and directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

the poseidon adventure

known as ‘’the mother of all disaster movies’’, The Poseidon Adventure is an American natural disaster film, was released in 1972 directed by Ronald Neame, starring Gene Hackman, Shelley Winters, and Red Buttons, based on Paul Gallico’s eponymous 1969 novel, The movie was about when a huge tidal wave sends the Poseidon into the depths of the ocean, the New Year`s Eve party is in full swing. A dizzying race against time begins for the few survivors: they must escape the ship before their steel prison takes them away forever.

The weather disaster movie claimed both Oscar & Golden Globe awards, because, although it is a catastrophe film of excellent quality that has not aged, the interpretation of the different actors allows the emotion of certain dramatic scenes to be conveyed in a very accurate way.

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