Which Top Ten Movies would make your list of all-time-best Disaster Films ever shown on the "big screen"?
These are our all time Top Ten Movies about Disaster, Destruction, and Desperate Times... and the Courage and Will to Survive that such events often bring out in ordinary people.
U.S. Dr. Robert Neville is the sole survivor of an apocalyptic biological war involving Russia and China. He roams a deserted Los Angeles during the day looking for other survivors. Come night fall he barricades himself in his fortified house to fend of the deformed, psychotic "crazies" who emerge at night trying to kill him.
This movie was remade in 2007 as "I Am Legend" starring Will Smith. The remake was excellent, but we still have a soft spot for the original and couldn't omit it from our top ten movies.
On New Year's Eve the SS Poseidon is struck by a 90ft tidal wave and capsizes. A handful of survivors struggle from the grand ballroom through fire, explosions and rising water up through the belly of the ship towards the propeller shaft.
The world's new tallest building (138 stories and 1,800ft high) catches fire on opening night trapping partying guests at the top of the building. The fire has started on the 81st floor due to shoddy work done in haste to cut costs and meet a deadline. Fire fighters battle to save the building and its occupants.
The people of Los Angeles, California struggle to survive a catastrophic earthquake which destroys most of the city.
A disaster movie about "storm chasers" in Oklahoma chasing down what turn out to be the biggest tornados to hit Tornado Alley in half a century.
The sound effects and special visual effects (a flying cow even) keep it interesting earning it a place in our top ten movies.
This movie takes all our worst fears about global warming, melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, massive super hurricanes, an instant "New Ice Age" ... generally, all our worst nightmares... and compresses them all into a week or two rather than several decades or centuries.
An Oliver Stone movie based on the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 2001. The story deals with the heroic efforts of Port Authority police officers who are themselves trapped when the South Tower collapses.
All the more powerful because it's based on a real life disaster, making it one of the most moving of our top ten movies.
Gore delivers a powerful warning about a rapidly approaching crisis caused by man-induced Global Warming and climate change.
He endeavors to show the possible devastating effects this will have on many nations and their peoples.
This could end up the most shocking disaster "movie" of all our top ten movies... because we might all get to play a part in this one.
This movie by James Cameron about the disastrous maiden voyage of the Titanic went on to become the Highest Grossing Movie of all time (currently $1.8 billion and counting), only to be relegated to second place with the release of his next movie Avatar (currently $2.8 billion and counting).
This doomsday extravaganza of special effects is inspired by end-of-the-world predictions based on the Mayan Calendar apparently ending after a 5,125 year cycle... supposedly it all ends on December 21st, 2012.
It's more than a bit unbelievable... but one heck of a ride making it one of our top ten movies.
So there you have our Disaster Top Ten Movies.
Think you have a better Top Ten Movies list? Send it to us at "Contact Us"... we'd love to see it.
Cheers, from the "Crazy" Team.
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