Disaster Movies

Can you guess these disaster movies based on a plot description and year?
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Last updated: January 3, 2020
First submittedJuly 15, 2013
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Year
Description
Movie
2013
Humanity builds giant robots to fight against monsters from the deep
Pacific Rim
2013
Appropriately named movie about shark-filled tornados that strike Los Angeles
Sharknado
2011
A plane crashes in Alaska and wolves hunt the survivors
The Grey
2009
Man and his family flee the Mayan apocalypse
2012
2008
A monster attacks New York – as filmed by a guy without a tripod
Cloverfield
2004
Weather gets crazy as the Earth suddenly enters a new Ice Age
The Day After Tomorrow
2003
The center of the Earth has stopped spinning somehow!
The Core
2002
A man wakes up from a coma to find that Britain
has been destroyed by a zombie virus
28 Days Later
2000
Fishermen risk a storm to get their fish back to shore – but the storm is too big!
The Perfect Storm
1998
Oil drillers are sent to destroy an asteroid bound for Earth
Armageddon
1998
Another movie about a killer asteroid that came out that same year
Deep Impact
1997
Ship hits an iceberg and sinks
Titanic
1997
Town in Washington state is destroyed by a volcano
Dante's Peak
1996
Storm chasers chase a tornado with predictable results
Twister
1996
Aliens zap the White House and other centers of human power, but are
somehow defeated by a simple computer virus
Independence Day
1993
A plane crashes in the Andes and the survivors must resort to cannibalism
Alive
1974
The world's tallest building is shoddily built, causing it to catch fire
The Towering Inferno
1954
Radioactive monster emerges from the deep and destroys Tokyo
Godzilla
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Level 86
Jul 30, 2013
And after finishing this quiz, I now have 6666 points. Strangely appropriate.
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Level 23
Aug 3, 2013
what about the poseidon adventure and volcano, and daylight the stallone movie
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Level 71
Aug 3, 2013
And there is a whole other quiz waiting to be created: Cheesy Disaster Movies, the sort that MST3K used to parody. Some of these might end up on that list, of course.
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Level 77
Aug 3, 2013
Many of these are disaster movies in more than one way.
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Level 79
Aug 3, 2013
Truly. Some real turkeys here. But they keep making money so they keep making them, in spite of being awful. As evinced here.
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Level 14
Aug 2, 2017
Tell me you don't mean The Day After Tomorrow
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Level 80
Aug 3, 2013
There are too many blankety-blank snakes on this blankety-blank plane!
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Level 79
Aug 3, 2013
You can't say monkey fighting?
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Level 79
Aug 3, 2013
Got everything except The Grey. Never heard of that one.
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2013
It may have also been released under the name Liam Neeson: Wolf Puncher
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Level 79
Aug 5, 2013
No way. If it was released under that title then it would have done huge box office and I would have heard of it.
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Level 55
May 17, 2014
My brother-in-law says it sucks. The ending is a real letdown.
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Level 32
Aug 3, 2013
Sharknado? Is that a comedy?
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Level 79
Aug 3, 2013
No it's a documentary.
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Level 21
Aug 3, 2013
some terrible movies on here
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Level 44
Aug 4, 2013
Great movie that heads in this direction is Take Shelter...but it is more a psychological thriller than a straight disaster movie.
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Level 78
Aug 12, 2014
Wasn't thinking kept trying to spell Apocalypto for the 2012 clue..
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Level 76
Jul 3, 2017
Gojira!
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Level 14
Aug 2, 2017
The movie never says the volcano was in Washington. But it may have been implied because of the similarity to the Mount St. Helens eruption.
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Level 76
May 12, 2019
Wikipedia says: "Four years later, Harry is assigned by his superior, Dr. Paul Dreyfus, to investigate seismic activity near Dante's Peak, Washington, a town that borders a dormant stratovolcano."

But I've found quite a few imprecise movie plots in Wikipedia, they are less religiously fact-checked than other topics.
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Level 61
Feb 17, 2018
Kept trying Devil's Peak. I knew it was some kinda peak.
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Level 54
Mar 13, 2018
I kept trying Denali's peak.....
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Level 27
Apr 28, 2020
There are some other films which might be good for this quiz Skyscraper : tallest building in world set alight by owners enemy and dad is blamed but he has to get his family from in the building San Andreas : Huge earthquakes and tsunamis hit California Geostorm : climate change destroys world weather but machine is built to stop the storms but Vice President in USA plants a virus in it causing it to destroy many cities.