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The Perfect Storm

Best disaster films

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Looks like we picked the wrong week to quit smoking. Whether it’s an imminent natural disaster, a towering inferno, a cruise liner steaming towards an iceberg, or an airplane full of panic, we want your top 10 disaster films, with one rule: they must be set within the Earth’s atmosphere (we’ve covered armageddon/apocalypse and outer space in earlier Showdowns). What more perfect genre was the medium of film made for than the disaster flick? From eruptions and earthquakes to wildfires and floods, disaster movies thrust us deep into the great nail-biting moments of history and fiction, and the spectacular heroics that ensue. We’ll never let go, Jack, we’ll never let go.

Most mentioned

  • Titanic
  • Twister
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Impossible
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • The Poseidon Adventure
  • Dante's Peak
  • Airplane!
  • The Birds
  • The Towering Inferno
  • Contagion
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • 2012
  • Melancholia
  • San Andreas
  • Volcano
  • Deep Impact
  • Independence Day
  • Godzilla
  • Annihilation

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RigelDC 8 films

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Chad Marriotti 10 films

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Conor Wade 6 films

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David Carroll 6 films

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Zheddy 10 films

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george_kaplan 10 films

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Jason Rainey 11 films

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Ivan 5 films

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Rui Ozpinhead 10 films

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DisposableMiffy 10 films

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Wilson Carter 10 films

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Almer 25 films

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Alan P 10 films

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hunterjames 10 films

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Lívia Mello 10 films

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Jabba Jabba 11 films

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Caleb Simmons 7 films

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Arboria 10 films

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Erik [Auk] 10 films

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Mike E 10 films

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Jacob 2 films

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Ryan 14 films

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Kyle 11 films

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Patrick Russell 10 films

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TajLV 10 films

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<Todd> 10 films

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Matt Miller 10 films

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James McClurg 10 films

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eunan nwachukwu 110 films

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Ogi 10 films

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Florin Scanlon 15 films

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Kyle Bailey 10 films

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R.J. Carilo 5 films

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Luis_989 25 films

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FiveStar 10 films

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Jerri_Lyn 12 films

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Daniel Charchuk 25 films

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Amarillion 5 films

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NYC_PAULA 10 films

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dadgumblah 10 films

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Darren 10 films

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gigis 5 films

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Kyle 9 films

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hessli 9 films

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Nick Moffitt 10 films

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Those Eyebrows 10 films

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ayal0001 10 films

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zombiekiller 12 films

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Chris 14 films

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John Quinn 11 films

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Zapken 9 films

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Ronny 10 films

Gabriel Jewett

Gabriel Jewett 10 films

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preisman 10 films

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Jay_Toso 10 films

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donovon 10 films

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Calinope 10 films

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Chris Coke 10 films

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John Hensler 10 films

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David Kuskie 10 films

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Chris Coke 5 films

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Letterboxd 20 films

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RJMacReady 10 films

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Shawn Bird 15 films

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-Spooky- 10 films

Skeldal

Skeldal 20 films

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Michael Sutton 10 films

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Jagger Neary 13 films

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Travis Meadows 5 films

Neil Engelen

Neil Engelen 10 films

Slasher McGurk

Slasher McGurk 10 films

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Jimi R 10 films