List of disaster films

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This list of disaster films represents over half a century of films within the genre. Disaster films are motion pictures which depict an impending or ongoing disaster as a central plot feature. The films typically feature large casts and multiple storylines and focus on the protagonists' attempts to avert, escape, or cope with the disaster presented.

Aliens

Animals and plants

Animals

Bugs

Plants

Computers

Future

Historical past

  • Disaster by the Bay: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 (2006)
  • Earthquake in Chile (1975)
  • The Great Flood (Mississippi River Flood) (2012)
  • The Impossible (2012)
  • Living the Quake (2006, TV movie)
  • Surviving the San Francisco Earthquake of 1989 (2004, TV movie)

Man-made disasters

Hazardous materials

Biohazards

Chemicals

Radioactive materials

Monsters/kaiju

General

Demon/Devil/Satan/etc.

Vampires

Werewolves

Zombies

Natural disasters

Avalanches

Earthquakes

Electrical disturbances and lightning

End of days

Epidemics

Fires

Floods

Geological disasters

  • 2012 (2009)
  • The 33 (2015)
  • Buried Alive (a.k.a. Landslide) (2004, TV movie)
  • Cave-In! (1983, TV movie)
  • Cave In (2003, TV movie)
  • The Core (2003)

Global catastrophes

Heatwaves

Hurricanes and tornadoes

Meteors

Tidal waves and tsunami

Volcanoes

Parasites

Survival

Space

Theme parks and stadiums

Transportation

Airplanes

Cars, trucks and buses

Ships, boats, and submarines

Spaceships

Trains

Unknown

War

See also

References

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