This list of disaster films represents over half a century of films within the genre. Disaster films are motion pictures which depict an impending or ongoing disaster as a central plot feature. The films typically feature large casts and multiple storylines and focus on the protagonists' attempts to avert, escape, or cope with the disaster presented.

Man-made disasters

See also: List of films about nuclear issues

Natural disasters

End of days

See also: Eschatology and Apocalypse

Airplanes

The atomic age

Epidemics and pandemics

Shipwrecks

See also

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