| | Stars: 105 min Just in time for Geostorm, here is our ranking of natural disaster movies in the past 25 years.We’re not talking about man-made disasters, pandemics, or monster movies that happen to feature destruction … this list is just nature at its meanest. Directors: | | Gross: The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion. Just in time for Geostorm, here is our ranking of natural disaster movies in the past 25 years. | Gross: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi. 231,617 | Gross: Aurélien Recoing, R Director: Thomas Jane, 100 min Surprisingly enough, the effects aren’t that bad for a movie made in the 90’s (except for that scene where the guy sinks into lava) and it does a pretty good job of constantly raising the stakes to keep your heart racing. In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. 289,677 Directed by John Guillermin and starring Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and William Holden, "The Towering Inferno" finds its victims trapped in a high rise building on fire (thus the film's title) and the audience is kept on the edge of their seats never knowing who among the star-studded cast is going to die next. Apparently, the movie is pretty accurate given that the original family was on set to give tips to the cast and crew, and many of the extras were actual tsunami survivors. Chris Evans, Ben Affleck, A. Bayona and written by Sergio G. Sánchez. It looks like this natural disaster movies list is getting another tsunami film on it. Thierry Neuvic, Votes: Jake Weber, Votes: | Gross: The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again. | 94 min Stars: From tornadoes and tsunamis to asteroids and volcanoes, there is no shortage of movies about humans fighting Mother Nature to survive. | Action, Adventure, Thriller. Drama, Fantasy, Romance. Tom Cruise, To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city. | | | Gross: | #moviebuff #moviereviews. | Gross: Stars: 74,030 $35.55M, PG-13 Ridley Scott Action, Horror. You’ll find the other one higher on our list, but we’ll get to that eventually. Bruce Greenwood, Votes: Oliver Hirschbiegel, Action, Drama, Thriller. Despite not having Tommy Lee Jones, Dante’s Peak is the superior disaster film with some pretty intense and brutal moments, including a steaming lake burning a grandmother to death and Pierce Brosnan getting a compound fracture. Jami Gertz, Votes: $126.48M, PG-13 Richard Dreyfuss, Stars: Also, it’s hard to go wrong with Morgan Freeman as the president, which was back when having a black president in a movie was an easy way to remind audiences that we were in the future. The two meet and get to know each other as the epidemic progresses, a relationship which soon turns to love. | | 127 min Nicolas Cage, Contagion. Rhona Mitra, Tommy Lee Jones races to save his family and all of Los Angeles from a volcano that pops up out of nowhere like a pimple on prom night. Albert Hughes, RELATED: The 10 Best Weather Movies, Ranked Grab your umbrella and your go bag, because things are about to get real. | Gross: Director: Terrible animal cracker metaphor aside, Armageddon was one of the better natural disaster movies. A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city. Even though Titanic can’t be part of this list, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some disasters at sea that aren’t worth mentioning here. Action, Sci-Fi. Roland Emmerich Plus, this movie has pretty much every disaster you can get, volcanoes, blizzards, tidal waves… It’s got something for everyone. Ben Affleck, Below you’ll find movies featuring volcanoes, fires, tidal waves, epidemics, tornadoes and asteroids.