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Top Disaster Movies Of The ’70’s Marathon Weekend

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Top disaster movies of the ’70s in all their glory

These are some of the top disaster movies of the 70’s complete with plane crashes, earthquakes, skyscrapers burning, meteors crashing into the Earth, bees and more.

These were all part of the movies that drove many of us to the theaters and helped create fears and phobias we still have today LOL.

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These are many of the Top Disaster Movies of the ’70s and boy, did they make some serious money for Hollywood! Some were absolute duds but in time, they’d become cult classics. While the common theme in all these movies was absolute fear of all things we as humans are afraid of such as planes going down, insects or meteors hitting the Earth, they also feature the biggest stars in Hollywood too.

We put together some of the top disaster movies from the era and the genre below. Watch them for free and share this page with your friends on social media.

AIRPORT (1970)

Budget: 10 million dollars:
Box Office: Over 100 million dollars
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin and others
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AIRPORT ’75 (1974)

Budget: 3 million dollars:
Box Office: Over 50 million dollars
Starring: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Susan Clark, Sid Caesar, Linda Blair. Helen Reddy, Ed Nelson, Myrna Loy and others.
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AIRPORT ’77 (1977)

Budget: 6 million dollars:
Box Office: Over 30 million dollars
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, James Stewart, George Kennedy, Brenda Vaccaro, Christopher Lee, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Darrn McGavin and others.
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AIRPORT ’79 (1979)

Budget: 14 million dollars:
Box Office: Over 13 million dollars
Starring: Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy and others.
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TOWERING INFERNO (1974)

Budget: 14 million dollars:
Box Office: Over 139 million dollars
Starring: Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner and others.
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EARTHQUAKE (1974)

Budget: 7 million dollars:
Box Office: Over 79 million dollars
Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal, Walter Matthau and others.
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POSEIDEN ADVENTURE (1972)

Budget: 4.7 million dollars:
Box Office: 125 million dollars
Starring: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Leslie Nielsen, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Pamela Sue Martin and others.
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METEOR (1979)

Budget: 14 million dollars
Box Office: 8.4 million dollars
Starring: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Henry Fonda, Richard Campanella and others
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THE CASSANDRA CROSSING (1976)

Budget: 3-6 million dollars
Box Office: Over 15 million dollars
Starring: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson, Lee Strasberg and others
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THE SWARM (1978)

Budget: 11.5 million dollars
Box Office: Over 7 million dollars
Starring: Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivie de Havilland, Lee Grant, Jose’ Ferrer, Patty Duke Astin, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Fred MacMurray Henry Fonda and others
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DAMNATION ALLEY (1977)

Budget: 8 million dollars
Box Office: Over 4 million dollars
Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Dominique Sanda, Paul Winfield, Jackie Earle Haley and others
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