Movies and TV Shows about disaster

Mayday
  • Mayday (2003)
  • Drama, Documentary,
  • Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports and eyewitness accounts, every episode also features interviews, state-of-the-art CGI and gripping reenactments.
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Mayday
Jurassic World
  • Jurassic World (2015)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.
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Jurassic World
Babyteeth
  • Babyteeth (2019)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life, as Henry and Anna realise their seriously ill teenage daughter Milla has fallen madly in love with a drug dealer, Moses. This romance is Milla’s protective parents’ worst nightmare – but Milla doesn’t want to play it safe anymore. Things get messy and morals go out the window, as the lives of those around the family – their disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour, a brilliantly flawed music teacher, a child violin prodigy and Moses’ family – become intertwined.
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Babyteeth
Geostorm
  • Geostorm (2017)
  • Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Gerard Butler playing a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world’s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. A trip into space follows, while on Earth a plot to assassinate the president begins to unfold.
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Geostorm
Titanic
  • Titanic (1997)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller, Romance,
  • 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.
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Titanic
Kursk
  • Kursk (2018)
  • Drama, History,
  • The story of the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
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Kursk
Spy
  • Spy (2015)
  • Action, Comedy, Crime,
  • A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
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Spy
2012
  • 2012 (2009)
  • Adventure, Action, Science Fiction,
  • Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.
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2012
Mine 9
  • Mine 9 (2019)
  • Drama, Thriller,
  • Two miles into the earth, nine Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them with one hour of oxygen.
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Mine 9
The Disaster Artist
  • The Disaster Artist (2017)
  • Drama, Comedy, History, Documentary,
  • An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
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The Disaster Artist
Cloverfield
  • Cloverfield (2008)
  • Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.
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Cloverfield
Snowpiercer
  • Snowpiercer (2013)
  • Drama, Action, Science Fiction,
  • In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
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Snowpiercer
Modern Marvels
  • Modern Marvels (1993)
  • Documentary,
  • HISTORY’s longest-running series moves to H2. Modern Marvels celebrates the ingenuity, invention and imagination found in the world around us. From commonplace items like ink and coffee to architectural masterpieces and engineering disasters, the hit series goes beyond the basics to provide insight and history into things we wonder about and that impact our lives. This series tells fascinating stories of the doers, the dreamers and sometime-schemers that create everyday items, technological breakthroughs and manmade wonders. The hit series goes deep to explore the leading edge of human inspiration and ambition.
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Modern Marvels
Deepwater Horizon
  • Deepwater Horizon (2016)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller,
  • A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
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Deepwater Horizon
Twister
  • Twister (1996)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action,
  • TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados.
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Twister
Pompeii
  • Pompeii (2014)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Romance,
  • Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
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Pompeii
Daylight
  • Daylight (1996)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller,
  • A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion are now in peril. Kit Latura is the only man with the skill and knowledge to lead the band of survivors out of the tunnel before the structure collapses.
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Daylight
The Poseidon Adventure
  • The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  • Adventure, Action,
  • The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
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The Poseidon Adventure
Executive Decision
  • Executive Decision (1996)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller,
  • Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.
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Executive Decision
The Wave
  • The Wave (2015)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery,
  • Based on the fact that mountain party Åkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will race out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Geiranger. A geologist gets caught in the middle of it and a race against time begins.
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The Wave
The Towering Inferno
  • The Towering Inferno (1974)
  • Action, Thriller,
  • At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
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The Towering Inferno
Flight of the Phoenix
  • Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller,
  • When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.
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Flight of the Phoenix
Skybound
  • Skybound (2017)
  • Action, Thriller,
  • Five friends on a small airplane mysteriously lose their radio connection on a trip from New York to LA. As they continue their flight, they're forced to assume that a major disaster happened on the ground. They discover a stowaway, Erik, who urges them not to land at any cost. Before they run out of fuel, they must find out the truth.
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Skybound
Fearless
  • Fearless (1993)
  • Drama,
  • After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived.
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Fearless
The Day After
  • The Day After (1983)
  • Drama, Science Fiction,
  • The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as several family farms situated next to nearby nuclear missile silos.
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The Day After
The Quiet Earth
  • The Quiet Earth (1985)
  • Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.
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The Quiet Earth
The Swarm
  • The Swarm (1978)
  • Drama, Horror, Action, Science Fiction,
  • Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains spectacular special effects, including a train crash caused by the eponymous swarm.
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The Swarm
Earthquake
  • Earthquake (1974)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller,
  • Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city of Los Angeles, California.
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Earthquake
Delete
  • Delete (2013)
  • Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • Delete imagines a disaster in our all-too-fragile digital world where all computers could become dangerously self-aware with one systematic purpose–to destroy mankind. Faced with possible extinction, there is only one way out–create a second artificial intelligence, just as alive, just as intelligent and just as dangerous.
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Delete
CAT. 8
  • CAT. 8 (2013)
  • Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • When a breakthrough in global defense malfunctions, the result is a fireball four times the size of Earth streaking toward the planet. As fires blaze and panic spreads, a renegade scientist comes to the world’s rescue.
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CAT. 8
H+: The Digital Series
  • H+: The Digital Series (2012)
  • Drama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,
  • H+: The Digital Series is a web series produced by Bryan Singer and created by John Cabrera and Cosimo De Tommaso. The series, which touches on the subject of transhumanism, premiered on August 8, 2012 on YouTube with two episodes. Two new episodes were then released every week on Wednesdays until the season finale on January 16, 2013. A second season is currently in production.
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H+: The Digital Series
Millennium
  • Millennium (1989)
  • Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery,
  • An investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster discovers the involvement of an organisation of time travellers from a future Earth irreparably polluted who seek to rejuvenate the human race from those about to die in the past. Based on a novel by John Varley.
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Millennium
When the Wind Blows
  • When the Wind Blows (1986)
  • Animation, Drama, Comedy, War,
  • With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II
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When the Wind Blows
Threads
  • Threads (1984)
  • Drama, Science Fiction,
  • Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.
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Threads
Rollercoaster
  • Rollercoaster (1977)
  • Action, Thriller,
  • The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a hard time to the cops after they give him UV marked money. He then wants revenge and places a bomb in a roller coaster at the most important amusement park event of the year.
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Rollercoaster
The Challenger
  • The Challenger (2013)
  • Drama,
  • Factual drama exploring the truth behind the space shuttle Challenger's 1986 explosion.
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The Challenger
Supervolcano
  • Supervolcano (2005)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller,
  • Yellowstone is a park, but it's also the deadliest volcano on Earth. Beneath it, a sleeping 'dragon' is stirring. When an earthquake opens a crack for magma to seep through, other warning signs of an eruption start popping up, but they are ignored or dismissed as 'minor'. But when they learn an eruption will happen, panic breaks out through people of the USA and the world.
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Supervolcano
Meteor
  • Meteor (1979)
  • Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite "Hercules" but discovers soon that it doesn't have enough fire power. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the USSR who have also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree?
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Meteor
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
  • Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller,
  • New York, the city that never sleeps, is trapped in a nightmare of horror and destruction when a massive earthquake rocks the unsuspecting city. Countless lives are lost, families are torn apart, and chaos runs rampant as the mayor and former Fire Chief race to enact a city-wide emergency plan. An incredible story of undying courage in the face of unimaginable human tragedy.
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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York
Testament
  • Testament (1983)
  • Drama, Action, Science Fiction,
  • Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San Francisco. After the nuclear attack, contact with the outside world is pretty much cut off.
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Testament