Mother Nature is a wonderful thing. From the nice weather, beautiful sunrises, sunsets and the storms that she brings, nature itself is truly wonder. It’s no surprise that the destructive side of Mother Nature is a popular choice for movies. Whether its nature running wild, a deadly accident or even sabotage which causes a disaster these must watch movies in the Disaster category! Let’s see which ones made our list of the best disaster movies.
Best Disaster Movies #5 – 2012
Director Roland Emmerich may not be the best storyteller there is, but I was engrossed by the amazing spectacle of 2012! When the Mayan calendar predicts the end of time, disasters start to occur leaving billions in danger. There is a plan to save mankind although everyone isn’t included on the list to be rescued. With a well-told story, excellent special effects and some surprisingly good performances, 2012 is one of the best disaster movies of recent years. This movie was fun from start to finish. Just don’t expect it to be anywhere close to scientific fact.
Best Disaster Movies #4 – Contagion
Forget storms wreaking havoc and instead picture a worldwide outbreak of a deadly virus. No, I’m not talking about zombies but an actual virus that leaves doctors and scientists baffled. The race is on to find the cure and the cause of the outbreak in this very smart and edge-of-your-seat thriller. Great performances throughout and scary when you stop to think about it, Contagion is an intense movie that you’ll never forget. Another movie very similar to this is Outbreak which is another good disaster film to check out!
#3 – Titanic
Most people remember this epic as a love story, but Titanic is an amazing retelling of the sinking of the grandest ship ever built. From the first sight of the iceberg, to the slow sinking and the cataclysmic breaking of the ship, Titanic is a very good movie that has a wonderful story to tell. Sure, the romance may supersede the disaster itself, but James Cameron captured the chaos, fear and the unfortunate memories of one of the most iconic maritime disasters in human history.
#2 – The Poseidon Adventure
A glorious cruise ship that encounters the worst scenario – a rogue wave that capsizes the ship! One of the most famous disaster films that tells the story of a group of survivors who must navigate the overturned ship and find a way to escape to safety before the ship falls to the ocean floor. Several sequels were made including two remakes but nothing compares to the 1972 original that still excites even to this day!
#1 – The Towering Inferno
A massively tall building is packed with partygoers when all of a sudden, a fire breaks out! Who will survive, who will make it out and how do you put out a fire on a building so tall? Loaded with great action moments, memorable characters and excellent storytelling, The Towering Inferno is the disaster movie that thrills, scares and excites all at once. Forget the long running time because this movie is certainly not boring and once it’s over you’ll wonder about the safety features located in your workplace, home and any other tall building you walk into. This is the disaster to watch over and over again!