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Disaster Flicks

Ever have one of those days? Well chances are it never got as bad as it did for these people. Dodging meteors, tornados, floods, earthquakes, molten lava, deadly viruses and killer bees. Peaking in the 70s with the Irwin Allen school of filmmaking ("The Poseidon Adventure", "The Towering Inferno", "The Swarm", "When Time Ran Out...", "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure"), the disaster movie still rears its head from time to time and made something of a strong comeback in the mid-90s ("Dante's Peak", "Volcano", "Daylight", "Twister", "Armageddon", "Deep Impact" and so on). Head for the hills...

2012 (2009)

5.8/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Danny Glover, John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda...

Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow") crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient M... Read more

2012 ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

5.8/10
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Danny Glover, John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Amanda...

Disaster movie maven Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow") crafts this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller following the prophecy stated by the ancient M... Read more

A Night To Remember (1958)

7.9/10
Director: Roy Baker
Starring: Kenneth More, David McCallum, Jill Dixon

The maiden voyage of the Titanic is meticulously detailed in this remarkable black and white recreation. Based on the best seller by Walter Lord. Grea... Read more

Aftershock (2011)

7.6/10
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Starring: Li Chen, Jingchu Zhang, Xu Fan

This popular disaster drama from China concentrates on a family whose lives were destroyed by the 1976 Tangshan earthquake. When a mother is forced to... Read more

Alive (1993)

7.1/10
Director: Frank Marshall
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton

Stirring true-life adventure saga about the horrific 1972 plane crash in the Andes Mountains where, after struggling against the elements and on the v... Read more

Apollo 13 (1995)

7.6/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, Kathleen Quinlan

It had been less than a year since man first walked on the Moon, but as far as the American public was concerned, Apollo 13 was just another routine s... Read more

Apollo 13 ( Blu-ray ) (1995)

7.6/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Kathleen Quinlan, Kevin Bacon, Tom Hanks

It had been less than a year since man first walked on the Moon, but as far as the American public was concerned, Apollo 13 was just another routine s... Read more

Armageddon (1998)

6.6/10
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Steve Buscemi

A Texas-sized asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, NASA gets nervous and it's up to Bruce Willis and his misfit oil drillers turned astronaut crew to b... Read more

Beyond The Poseidon Adventure (1980)

4.5/10
Director: Irwin Allen
Starring: Peter Boyle, Michael Caine, Angela Cartwright, Sally Field, Veronica Hamel, Mark...

A group of salvagers lead by Michael Caine dives on the famous wreck to take what they can, only to find unscrupulous rival Telly Savalas has other id... Read more

Dante's Peak (1997)

5.9/10
Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan

A tranquil town in the Pacific Northwest becomes a Hell on Earth when the long-dormant volcano that gave the community its name becomes active again a... Read more