Tagged: ships

Cyclone (1978)

It starts with a cyclone and ends with cannibalism and shark attacks. Oh, and the dog dies!

Mission of the Shark (1991)

Directed by: Robert Iscove Starring: Stacy Keach, Richard Thomas, Steve Landesberg, Don Harvey, David Caruso One of these days I’ll have to write a definition of what a disaster movie is. I suppose many...

Poseidon (2006)

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen Starring: Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Emmy Rossum, Richard Dreyfuss, Jacinda Barrett, Andre Braugher, Kevin Dillon The Poseidon Adventure is one of the classic disaster films of the 1970’s and a...

The Last Voyage (1960)

“How much EXCITEMENT can explode in 91 minutes?” asks the trailer. Well, not that much, to be honest. The Last Voyage has some nice moments but is overall a rather pedestrian affair as disaster movies go.

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

One of the classic disaster movies of the 1970’s, The Poseidon Adventure, starring Gene Hackman, is still one of the best in the genre.

Titanic (1997)

Though rarely referred to as a genre flick – and if so, most often categorized as a romance – the biggest movie in the world is nothing but a very, very expensive disaster movie. Yes, that would be James Cameron’s Titanic, which not only became the highest-grossing movie ever to date but also scooped the Oscars with 11 wins, giving Cameron himself opportunity to proclaim himself “king of the world”. Whatever you might think of this film – and as celebrated as it is it does have its detractors – you can’t argue with the craftsmanship.