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1960s Disaster Movies

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The Colossus of Rhodes(1961)

2h 7min | History, Drama, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 58 votes)

While on holiday in Rhodes, Athenian war hero Darios becomes involved in two different plots to overthrow the tyrannical king, one from Rhodian patriots and the other from sinister Phoenician agents.

The Flight of the Phoenix(1965)

2h 22min | Adventure
3.6/5 (with 91 votes)

A cargo aircraft crashes in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for a replacement aircraft they will build to escape before their food and water run out.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea(1961)

2.9/5 (with 39 votes)

The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.

The Day the Earth Caught Fire(1961)

3.6/5 (with 38 votes)

British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have caused the orbit of the Earth to alter, sending it hurtling towards the sun.

Thunderbirds are GO(1966)

3.0/5 (with 18 votes)

Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage, and decides to call on the services of International Rescue to oversee security at the impending second launch. The second Zero-X successfully reaches its destination, but encounters unexpected hazards, ultimately leading to another call for assistance on its return to Earth. International Rescue respond, and once again Thunderbirds are GO!

Atlantis: The Lost Continent(1961)

2.7/5 (with 12 votes)

A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer who is bent on using a natural resource of Atlantis to take over the world. The Atlanteans, or rather the slaves of Atlantis, are forced to mine a crystalline material which absorbs the suns rays. These crystals can then be used for warmth. The misuse of science has created weapons out of the crystals that can fire a heat ray to destroy whatever it touches.

Crack in the World(1965)

1h 36min | Science Fiction
2.9/5 (with 17 votes)

Dr. Steven Sorenson plans to tap the geothermal energy of the Earth's interior by means of a thermonuclear device detonated deep within the Earth. This experiment causes a crack to form and grow within the Earth's crust, which threatens to split the earth in two if it is not stopped in time.

The Last Voyage(1960)

NR
| 1h 31min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

The S. S. Claridon is scheduled for her five last voyages after thirty-eight years of service. After an explosion in the boiler room, Captain Robert Adams is reluctant to evacuate the steamship. While the crew fights to hold a bulkhead between the flooded boiler room and the engine room and avoid the sinking of the vessel, the passenger Cliff Henderson struggles against time trying to save his beloved wife Laurie Henderson, who is trapped under a steel beam in her cabin, with the support of the crew member Hank Lawson.

Thunderbird 6(1968)

2.9/5 (with 11 votes)

The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and the Sphinx, Lady Penelope, Parker, Alan and Tin-Tin fight the hijackers from on-board, while the rest of the team tries to stop the airship crashing.

Waqt(1965)

3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Members of a family are separated in a natural disaster. Several years down the line, they aren't united but their lives are strangely interconnected.

Krakatoa, East of Java(1968)

G
| 2h 11min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 10 votes)

A team of maritime salvage workers are about to embark on a recovery dive. However the 1883 Krakatoa Volcano eruption provides more pressing problems.

The Devil at 4 O'Clock(1961)

2h 6min | Adventure, Action, Drama
3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.

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The Crowded Sky(1960)

1h 45min | Action, Adventure, Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

The passengers and crew aboard an airplane reflect on their sorry lives, unaware they're soon to collide with another plane. A 1960 film, with Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Anne Francis, Troy Donahue, John Kerr, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Keenan Wynn, Patsy Kelly.

The Doomsday Flight(1966)

1h 40min | TV Movie, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 1 vote)

A bomb on board an airliner has an altitude-sensitive trigger. Unless a ransom is paid, it will explode when the plane descends to land.

Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen(1960)

1h 39min | Drama, War
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

The film depicts the first month of 1945 when the Russian Red Army broke into the eastern part of Germany and forced millions of civilians to flee in the coldest of winter. While the Russians invaded Ostpreussen hundred of thousands of civilians were evacuated by ships. Gotenhafen was the last open port and ships left the town almost by the minute, overloaded by refugees. One of the last ships to leave Gotenhafen was the 'Wilhelm Gustloff', a former 'Kraft durch Freude' pleasure cruiser designed for 1000 passengers. Until today it is unknown how many people were on board but it is said to be around 10.000. The ship sunk without a trace and only a handful of people survived this hellish nightmare.

Directed by Frank Wisbar - With Mady Rahl

79 A.D.(1962)

1h 53min | Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Intrigue at the Roman Emperor's court prior to its destruction by Vesuvius.

713th Asks for Landing(1961)

1h 13min | Action, Drama
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Transatlantic flight 713 is in trouble because the pilot and crew are poisoned while flying above the ocean. Now the passengers have to take control to save their lives.

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