6 Spectacular Disaster Movies

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As long as Hollywood has been making movies, the threat of impending doom has long been a plot device used by filmmakers to heighten drama. But the genre didn’t really flourish until the 1970s, when the studios churned out movies about looming disaster as frequently as they did screwball comedies in the 1930s, film noir in the 1940s, and sword-and-sandal epics in the 1950s. And just like those other popular money-making genres, the disaster movie reached its apex before dying out due to a string of flops. Here are six great disaster movies spanning five decades.

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6 Spectacular Disaster Movies


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