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1990s Disaster Movies

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Titanic(1997)

PG-13
| 3h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 9,573 votes)

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from Titanic's departure through to its death—on its first and last voyage—on April 15, 1912.

Armageddon(1998)

3.4/5 (with 2,976 votes)

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Independence Day(1996)

PG-13
| 2h 25min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 3,670 votes)

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Twister(1996)

PG-13
| 1h 53min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.2/5 (with 1,121 votes)

An unprecedented series of violent tornadoes is sweeping across Oklahoma. Tornado chasers, headed by Dr. Jo Harding, attempt to release a groundbreaking device that will allow them to track them and create a more advanced warning system. They are joined by Jo's soon to be ex-husband Bill, a former tornado chaser himself, and his girlfriend Melissa.

Deep Impact(1998)

3.1/5 (with 1,068 votes)

A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.

Deep Blue Sea(1999)

R
| 1h 45min | Action, Horror, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 855 votes)

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives.

Outbreak(1995)

3.3/5 (with 781 votes)

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.

Dante's Peak(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, Drama
3.1/5 (with 621 votes)

Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, Harry, the mayor and the townspeople find themselves fighting for their lives amid a catastrophic nightmare.

Alive(1993)

R
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 507 votes)

The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager rations and through the freezing cold.

Volcano(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Science Fiction, Action, Drama, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 515 votes)

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, working with a geologist, must then use every resource in the city to try and stop the volcano from consuming LA.

Executive Decision(1996)

R
| 2h 13min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 302 votes)

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding 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.

Daylight(1996)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 530 votes)

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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The Edge(1997)

R
| 1h 57min | Action, Adventure, Drama
3.4/5 (with 405 votes)

The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle might not be the elements, or even the Kodiak bear stalking them -- it could be Robert, whom Charles suspects is having an affair with his wife and would not mind seeing him dead.

Speed 2: Cruise Control(1997)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
2.3/5 (with 566 votes)

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

White Squall(1996)

PG-13
| 2h 9min | Action, Drama, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 112 votes)

In 1960, a hardy group of prep school students boards an old-fashioned sailing ship. With Capt. Christopher Sheldon at the helm, the oceangoing voyage is intended to teach the boys fortitude and discipline. But the youthful crew are about to get some unexpected instruction in survival when they get caught in the clutches of a white squall storm.

Hard Rain(1998)

R
| 1h 37min | Thriller, Crime, Action
2.9/5 (with 237 votes)

Get swept up in the action as an armored car driver (Christian Slater) tries to elude a gang of thieves (led by Morgan Freeman) while a flood ravages the countryside. Hard Rain is "a wild, thrilling, chilling action ride" filled with close calls, uncertain loyalties and heart-stopping heroics.

Turbulence(1997)

R
| 1h 40min | Action, Thriller, Crime
2.7/5 (with 69 votes)

On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep the aircraft from crashing, with on-ground support from an air traffic controller. While Halloran struggles to pilot the plane, Weaver continues to terrorize the surviving members of the crew.

Atomic Train(1999)

2h 2min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
2.4/5 (with 15 votes)

A train carrying a Russian atomic weapon is on a runaway course with disaster - and time's running out! Only John Seger, a renegade investigator for the NTSB, can stop the speeding locomotive.

The Fire Next Time(1993)

NR
| 1h 36min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

In the near future, the unrelenting heat waves and coastal flooding brought on by the greenhouse effect are ravaging the Earth. While scientists and politicians argue and lay blame, ordinary citizens pay the price for a world sickened by pollution and economic disaster. The Fire Next Time is the story of an American family forced to confront this ruinous legacy.Emmy Award-winning actor Craig T. Nelson leads his embattled family through a Grapes of Wrath for the modern era. Through this harrowing odyssey, the Morgan family stands as a paradigm of courage, faith, and family unity in the face of adversity on a cataclysmic scale.

Directed by Tom McLoughlin - With Craig T. Nelson

The Day of the Roses(1998)

1h 50min per episode | Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

On January 18th, 1977, a crowded commuter train heading for Sydney, came off the track and struck the pillars of an overhead road bridge, crushing part of the train and killing 83 passengers and injuring more than 200 others. This story follows the coronial inquiry into the crash with flash-backs to the main story, and the efforts of the rescuers to free the injured victims.

Tornado!(1996)

1h 29min | Action
2.9/5 (with 13 votes)

An accountant sent to produce an evaluation of a tornado research project, and the scientist running the project pursue tornadoes and each other.

By Dawn's Early Light(1990)

PG
| 1h 41min | TV Movie, Action, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 12 votes)

A nuclear warhead launched by Soviet insurgents protesting the waning Cold War destroys the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The destruction sets off a race between American and Soviet politicians to prevent a nuclear holocaust. While the U.S. president feverishly works to keep the military and political machine from going into overdrive, various subordinates panic. When the president is believed to be killed in a helicopter crash, zealous advisers take over.

Death Train(1993)

R
| 1h 40min | TV Movie, Action, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 20 votes)

When a renegade Russian general sends a nuclear bomb hurtling toward the Middle East aboard a hijacked train, special agents are dispatched to disarm the deadly device. Ten tons of steel and one ounce of hot plutonium are now riding roughshod through Europe. With time running out, the agents launch a desperate, bullet-packed assault on a deadly moving target piloted by a cold-blooded mercenary.

Ground Control(1998)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 19 votes)

An air-traffic controller quits after a plane crash but, years later, goes to help an airport that is in the path of a terrible storm.

Firestorm(1998)

R
| 1h 29min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
2.5/5 (with 17 votes)

Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to recover $37,000,000 in stashed loot.

Chernobyl: The Final Warning(1991)

1h 35min | Drama, History, TV Movie
3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl.

Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying(1999)

1h 41min | Thriller, Action
2.3/5 (with 14 votes)

A passenger of a hijacked airliner who happens to be an airplane engineer works to deactivate a chemical weapons bomb after the hijackers kill the pilot and threaten to kill all the passengers on the plane.

Into Thin Air: Death on Everest(1997)

1h 30min | Adventure, Action, Drama
2.8/5 (with 10 votes)

An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". This movie attempts to re-create the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Jon Krakauer throughout the movie, and portrays what he was going through while climbing this mountain.

Adrenalin: Fear the Rush(1996)

2.1/5 (with 16 votes)

In a not-too-distant future, a lethal virus sweeps across Europe, prompting the creation of quarantine refugee camps in the United States. Police officers Delon (Natasha Henstridge) and Lemieux (Christopher Lambert) learn of a grisly murder in the Boston camp and team up to investigate. Suspecting the ruthless killer is infected with the virus, the pair have just hours to stop him before he becomes contagious and infects the entire population.

Earthquake in New York(1998)

1h 27min | Drama, Action, Crime
2.6/5 (with 5 votes)

A cop is after a nasty serial killer. Cop's wife and kids are somewhere in the city too. Then a disastrous earthquake hits the city.

Directed by Terry Ingram - With Greg Evigan
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