Best Dangerous Disaster movies to trigger your survival instinct in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best disaster movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Baltasar Kormákur, Lorene Scafaria & Paul W.S. Anderson our new disaster genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

Earthquakes, pandemics, terrorism… it’s those things we fear the most that we apparently love to see on a big screen in a movie theater. These movies, although they can be simple action flicks, can make us realize better what is at stake, and in many instances it are movies that simply exaggerate real-life worst case scenarios. They can be real eye-openers, and real fun. Get in survival mode, because here are the best disaster movies of the decade and the newest releases.

New disaster movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • A Quiet Place

    DIRECTOR: John Krasinski
    CAST: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

    Actor John Krasinsky returns with yet another directorial effort. 'A Quiet Place', a horror movie about a isolated rural family dealing with an ominous entity, is as uncanny as it can get. Read more

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Best disaster movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 disaster movies

  • Geostorm

    DIRECTOR: Dean Devlin
    CAST: Katheryn Winnick Gerard Butler Ed Harris

    Highly anticipated, this sci-fi disaster blockbuster from the guys behind 'Godzilla' and 'Independence Day'. Slated for a fall release. Read more

    RATING: 87/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 20th, 2017

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Best disaster movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated disaster movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • The Finest Hours

    DIRECTOR: Craig Gillespie
    CAST: Chris Pine Casey Affleck Ben Foster

    A pair of oil tankers get destroyed in a huge storm off the coast of Cape Cod in the year 1952; a brave coast guard makes a valiant attempt to rescue the survivors. Read more

    RATING: 68/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 29th, 2016

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  • The Wave (Bølgen)

    DIRECTOR: Roar Uthaug
    CAST: Kristoffer Joner Ane Dahl Torp Jonas Hoff Oftebro

    An anticipated disaster hits the under prepared population in Norway when a beautiful scenic Norwegian mountain pass crumbles causing a catastrophic tsunami trapping a... Read more

    RATING: 68/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 4th, 2016

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  • Contagion

    DIRECTOR: Steven Soderbergh
    CAST: Matt Damon Kate Winslet Jude Law

    An unceasing epidemic breaks out throughout the world causing havoc and suffering among masses as healthcare specialists and governments find themselves in hapless... Read more

    RATING: 66/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 9th, 2011

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  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    DIRECTOR: Lorene Scafaria
    CAST: Steve Carell Keira Knightley Melanie Lynskey

    A potentially annihilating asteroid nears the Earth; a man finds himself in disarray as his wife leaves him in a panic so he decides to take a road trip to unite with his... Read more

    RATING: 6.8/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 22nd, 2012

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  • Into the Storm

    DIRECTOR: Steven Quale
    CAST: Richard Armitage Sarah Wayne Callies Matt Walsh

    The city of Silverton is hit by several tornadoes causing havoc and destruction; many storm trackers or those who seek adventure and thrill including a few common locals... Read more

    RATING: 58/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 8th, 2014

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  • Pompeii

    DIRECTOR: Paul W.S. Anderson
    CAST: Kit Harington Emily Browning Kiefer Sutherland

    The story is set in the Roman city of Pompeii; a gladiator has to save his lover who has been engaged to a senator, as the catastrophic eruption of a volcano annihilates... Read more

    RATING: 56/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 21st, 2014

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