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List of disaster films

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List of disaster films

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.


  • Historical Past 1
  • Future 2
  • Natural disasters 3
    • Avalanches 3.1
    • Earthquakes 3.2
    • Electrical disturbances and lightning 3.3
    • Fires 3.4
    • Floods 3.5
    • Global catastrophes 3.6
    • Heatwaves 3.7
    • Hurricanes and Tornadoes 3.8
    • Tidal Waves and Tsunami 3.9
    • Volcanoes 3.10
    • End of Days 3.11
    • Epidemics 3.12
    • Space 3.13
  • Aliens 4
  • Computers 5
  • Monsters 6
    • Man-made disasters 6.1
    • Hazardous materials 6.2
      • Chemicals 6.2.1

Historical Past


Natural disasters



Electrical disturbances and lightning



Global catastrophes


Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Tidal Waves and Tsunami


End of Days






Man-made disasters

Hazardous materials


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