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What’s the Biggest, Baddest Disaster Film Disaster?

posted by Nell Minow

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum is conducting a survey: What’s the biggest disaster movie of all time?  Zombies?  Comets?  Flood?  Fire?  Sharknado?

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You can pick one from their list of 25 action-packed greats or write in your favorite.


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28 Days Later, 2002

Armageddon, 1998

Cloverfield, 2008

Contagion, 2011

The Day After Tomorrow, 2004

Deep Impact, 1998

Dawn of the Dead, 1978

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, 1956

Earthquake, 1974

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, 1993

The Host, 2006

Independence Day, 1996

Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1956

Mars Attacks!, 1996

Miracle Mile, 1988

Mothra, 1961

Night of the Living Dead, 1968

Sharknado, 2013

Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991

Them!, 1954

Volcano, 1997

War of the Worlds, 2005

World War Z, 2013

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