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10 Underrated Disaster Movies That Deserve A Watch
By ERIC LANGBERG
The Swarm (1978)
Directed by Irwin Allen, the producer of legendary disaster flicks like "The Towering Inferno" and "The Poseidon Adventure," "The Swarm" is a fun disaster movie with some overpowering bee-induced mayhem. While it has its shortcomings, "The Swarm" will definitely help you admire Allen’s chutzpah.
City On Fire (1979)
The star-studded disaster movie "City on Fire" is, as the name suggests, about an entire city engulfed in flames with some effects that are terrible in a charming way making the movie downright horrific at times. Filled with phenomenal stuntwork, melting faces, and constant chaos, "City on Fire" is totally worth a watch.
Meteor (1979)
"Meteor" is a disaster film where a comet hits a massive asteroid and sends it on a collision course with Earth. In order to save humanity, the United States and the Soviet Union are forced to put aside their differences for a mutually-assured survival which makes it a fundamentally optimistic movie in a way that feels even more quaint than its special effects.
Into the Storm (2014)
While "Into the Storm," which combined the found-footage film with the disaster genre, similarly failed with both critics and audiences, it did become essential viewing for disaster movie fans. The action sequences are pulse-pounding; for all you "Twister" fans, there's even an obligatory flying cow.
Moonfall (2022)
Directed by Roland Emmerich, who is also responsible for several iconic modern disaster movies like "Independence Day" and "The Day After Tomorrow," “Moonfall” is a disaster movie with an alien invasion twist. “Moonfall” delivers on the promise of the title, and it's worth watching to see just how far it goes.