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1. Mega Disasters (2006– )
Episode: Yellowstone Eruption (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary

The largest and most active volcano system in the world is right here in the western United States. Six hundred thousand years ago, the Yellowstone volcano erupted. Lava and pyroclastic ... See full summary »

Stars: J.V. Martin, Roger Tilling

Votes: 11

2. Mega Disasters (2006– )
Episode: Asteroid Apocalypse (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary

Many scientists now believe that a "killer asteroid" wiped out the dinosaurs and 70% of all living things 160-million years ago. How likely is it that a similar event can occur again? In ... See full summary »

Stars: J.V. Martin, Roger Tilling

Votes: 10

3. Mega Disasters (2006– )


Combining science and history, Mega Disasters visits the sites of the most incredible disasters of the past -- and then virtually recreates them in modern times and locations using state-of-the-art computer animation.

Stars: J.V. Martin, Roger Tilling, Laura MacDonald, Walter Pitman

Votes: 89

4. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 200,713 | Gross: $75.66M

5. 13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

48 Metascore

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

Votes: 102,565 | Gross: $52.85M

6. American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 399,207 | Gross: $350.13M

7. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 28,694

9. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Super Volcano (2004)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Martin Gorst | Stars: Robert Christiansen, Daniel Dzurisin, David Lea, Jake Lowenstern

Votes: 16

10. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Surviving Nature's Fury (2005)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Simon Ludgate | Stars: Walter Birkby, Louise Brady, Tony Bullimore, Val Castor

Votes: 8

11. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Big Freeze (2006)

Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Alex Williamson | Star: Eric Meyers

Votes: 10

12. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Explosive Force (2006)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Stephen Carroll | Stars: Jerry Little, Eric Meyers, John Rhoades, Van Romero

Votes: 9

14. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Killer Lakes (2007)

Documentary, Adventure

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Votes: 8

15. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Solar Force (2007)

Documentary, Adventure

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Votes: 8

16. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Twister Outbreak (2009)

Documentary, Adventure

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Director: Anna Keel | Star: Eric Meyers

17. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Dirty Bomb Attack (2009)

TV-14 | Documentary, Adventure

Follow the minute-by-minute aftermath of a hypothetical dirty bomb attack in a small New England city.

Director: Lisa Quijano Wolfinger | Stars: Jonathan Adams, Mark Bedell, Brooke R. Buddemeier, Charles R. Gallaway

Votes: 6

18. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Earth Without the Moon (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

The Moon is a stabilising force for Earth, enabling life to exist here. But it is receding and moving away faster each year. When it recedes 10% more, life as we know it will be wiped out.

Director: Mark Marabella | Stars: Marjorie A. Chan, Rushmore DeNooyer, Bernard H. Foing, Jennifer Heldmann

Votes: 11

19. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Expedition Apocalypse (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

In 1908 something felled millions of trees over 1000 square miles in Siberia, without leaving a trace. Many believe an asteroid was responsible. New evidence could at last solve the Tunguska mystery.

Director: Rick Beyer | Stars: Mark B. Boslough, Marco Cocchi, Luca Gasperini, Walter H. Haas

22. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )


Individuals all across America who have one thing in common - they are prepping for the end of the world.

Stars: Michael Izquierdo, Stephen Mangan, Paul Range, Brent Royal II

Votes: 787

23. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: Nine Meals Away from Anarchy (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Reality-TV

Suburban dad Mike Mester prepares his family for civil unrest to spill out from the cities, Californian Doug Huffman has plans to retreat underground when we face the next Great Depression.

Stars: Michael Izquierdo, Stephen Mangan

Votes: 8

24. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: Close the Door, Load the Shotgun (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Reality-TV

Missourian Steve Pace is working together with his community of farmers, which he refers to as "farmers with guns," to collect food, precious metals and ammo in preparation for an electromagnetic pulse blast.

Stars: Michael Izquierdo, Stephen Mangan

25. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: No Such Thing as a Fair Fight (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Reality-TV

Brent from Florida lives in fear of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that will make the world go dark, leaving his family of 12 with nothing.

Stars: Brent Royal II, Michael Izquierdo

Votes: 6

26. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: Prepared, Not Scared (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | Reality-TV

Meet Bryan Smith, who lives in rural Florida and fears a looming economic collapse will lead to violent social unrest. Also meet Christine, who is anxiously preparing for a mega tsunami that she fears will devastate the East Coast.

Stars: Christine Hobson, Michael Izquierdo

27. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: Solutions Not Problems (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | Reality-TV

Prepping for an economic collapse, Jeff is converting a decommissioned missile silo into the perfect bug-out getaway.

Star: Michael Izquierdo

28. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: People Become Animals (2013)

TV-14 | 41 min | Reality-TV

The possibility of World War III is a major concern for many preppers, including former Marine Alex Dunbar, who is training a private army of German Shepherd attack dogs in San Luis, ... See full summary »

29. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: Survival Is an Ugly Beast (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Reality-TV

Rob has most of his Prepper boxes checked, but has one last task to crown--the ultimate booby-trap.

30. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: Nobody Will Be Ready (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

Two Tennessee families show how they are preparing for a potential catastrophic earthquake along the New Madrid Fault line.

Stars: David Mays, David Nash

31. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: To Fail is to Die (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Meet Jimi Falcon who is prepping for a potential World War III and Cindy Stewart who uses her taxidermy skills to create camouflaged IEDs. Get a close-up look at Rod Godfrey's home, built to protect him from apocalyptic superstorms.

Star: Michael Izquierdo

32. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: You Said It Was Non-Lethal (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Jane and Rick Austin prepare for an electromagnetic pulse disaster by disguising a greenhouse. Jim Lebus is prepping for an earthquake that he fears will paralyze the West Coast. In ... See full summary »

33. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: Back to the Dark Ages (2014)

TV-14 | 41 min | Reality-TV

A Texan, fearing that an electromagnetic pulse will take out the power grid, builds a wind turbine to generate electricity. A Vermont couple prepares for massive oil shortages by engineering a seemingly indestructible eco-dome shelter.

34. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: There Will Be Chaos (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Jerry McMullin, a retired risk assessment analyst, has put millions of dollars into his safe house. In case of a biological attack, Jerry has built an ultraviolet radiation chamber intended... See full summary »

36. Doomsday Preppers (2011– )
Episode: Be the Prep (2014)

TV-14 | 41 min | Reality-TV

Nick Klein preps for economic collapse by keeping rabbits that will provide everything he needs. Patrick Troy is building a multi-tiered perimeter defense system around his house. Keith Ford is prepping for a second American civil war.

37. The Happening (2008)

R | 91 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

34 Metascore

A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez

Votes: 185,601 | Gross: $64.51M

38. Signs (2002)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 314,953 | Gross: $227.97M

39. The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

64 Metascore

A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Votes: 838,652 | Gross: $293.51M

40. Long Way Round (2004– )

TV-PG | 315 min | Documentary, Adventure

This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian, Russ Malkin

Votes: 10,684

41. A Long Way Down (2014)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

34 Metascore

Four people meet on New Year's Eve, and form a surrogate family to help one another with the difficulties of their lives.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul

Votes: 29,141 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Long Way Down (2007– )

519 min | Documentary

Two guys take a trip of several months on motorcycles. They travel from the North of Scotland, down through Europe, into Africa, finally winding up in Cape Town, South Africa.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian, Russ Malkin

Votes: 4,251

43. Long Way Down (2004– )


"Long Way Down" is a documentary about friends Ewan McGregor (Star Wars: Episode 1, 2, and 3) and Charley Boorman's (Deliverance, Excalibur) motorcycle trip from John O'Groats in Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa.

Votes: 820

44. Real Genius (1985)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a high-powered laser for a university project. When their professor intends to turn their work into a military weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton

Votes: 27,753 | Gross: $13.00M

45. The Accountant (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 231,191 | Gross: $86.26M

46. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 780,597

47. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

An up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit.

Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, John Hoogenakker, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 46,374

48. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, War

74 Metascore

160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Votes: 337,652 | Gross: $108.64M

49. Hanna (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama

In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, HANNA follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.

Stars: Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Rhianne Barreto

Votes: 8,794

50. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama