Desert island movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant desert island movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, serious, suspense, realistic, exciting and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with desert island, island, survival, adventure, stranded, isolation, danger, deserted island, catastrophe and castaway plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as desert island: Cast Away (2000), Lost (2004), Sweetheart (2019), Wrecked (2016), Robinson Crusoe (1997), The Red Turtle (2016), Castaway (1986), The Blue Lagoon (1980), Survival Island (2005), Missing Nine (2017).

List of desert island movies

 7.8
 536K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, human spirit, solitude, courage, adventure, tropical island, determination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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 8.3
 502K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, stranded on an island, plane crash, death, lost, adventure, mysterious place, human nature, destiny, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
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 5.8
 7K
Sweetheart (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn’t take her long to realize she’s completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, scary
Plot: desert island, survival horror, shipwreck, stranded on an island, tropical island, survival, sea monster, female protagonist, sinking boat, adaptation, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.3
 6K
Wrecked (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Single-camera comedy centering on a diverse group of survivors adjusting to being stranded on an uninhabited island, a dangerous new world where they must face many threats – mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the ...
Style: captivating, parody, twists and turns, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert island, castaway, survival, adventure, flight attendant, air disaster, twists & turns, friendship, betrayal, island, frame up, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary
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Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: desert island, island, survival, shipwreck, friendship, adventure, danger, destiny, ocean, stranded on an island, adventurer, jungle ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
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 7.5
 32K
The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, enigmatic, colourful, bleak ...
Plot: desert island, deserted island, loneliness, raft, castaway, sea turtle, flood, survival, isolation, island, solitude, nature ...
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 5.8
 3K
Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexy, serious, scenic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: desert island, adventure, island, friendship, sexy woman, survival, deserted island, couples, fish out of water, adaptation, love story, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, england, london, australia, antarctica
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, erotic, romantic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, fall in love, first sex, teenage sex, teenage sexuality, masturbation, adventure, teenage love, desert island, shipwreck, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 70s, victorian, turn of the century ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
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Survival Island (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A millionaire and his wife are shipwrecked after a yachting accident with their former servant, Manuel.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, sexy, suspense, serious ...
Plot: cheating wife, extramarital affair, unfaithful wife, desert island, shipwreck, love triangle, infidelity, survival, yacht, isolation, husband wife relationship, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
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 6.9
 320
Missing Nine (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Story about an unexpected plane crash that causes a widespread panic in South Korea due to the disappearance of nine people, including some influential figures in the entertainment industry. Seo Joon O used to be a popular singer, but he isn't ...
Style: suspense, exciting, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: desert island, memory loss, music band, air disaster, conspiracy, serial killer, hidden truth, sole survivor, getting home, romance, deserted island
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 6.3
 3K
Abandoned (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When their yacht capsizes during a storm; four men face almost certain death.
Style: intense, exciting, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sea, desert island, storm, catastrophe, boat, ship, survival, death, lost at sea, fear, courage, survivor ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: pacific ocean
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 5.5
 307
Dear Claudia (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A romantic comedy about a lonely postman, a desperate hitchhiker, a gifted sculptor, an infatuated pilot, a blind a sailor, a street kid, a mistress, a miner, a butcher, two thieves and a dead man. Walter and Claudia crashed into the story by plane. ...
Style: entertaining, light, captivating, romantic
Plot: desert island, castaway, love, stranded, male female relationship, survivor, rescue, missing person, shark, tabloid, pilot, aviation ...
Place: australia
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, disaster movie, serious ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, sea, adventure, against the odds, desert island, ocean or sea, whale, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america
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 7.0
 108K
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new ...
Style: surreal, psychotronic, buddy comedy, touching, absurd ...
Plot: surrealism, desert island, hallucination, survival, corpse, life philosophy, friendship, friends, magic realism, loneliness, gross out humor, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
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The Wild Life (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Belgium, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: parrot, desert island, bullying, castaway, island, talking to an animal, pirate, storm, anthropomorphism, cat, survival, salvation ...
Time: 18th century
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 6.7
 837
Away (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Latvia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After suffering a plane crash on a mysterious island, a young man embarks on an epic journey through forests, deserts and mountains trying to escape the shadow of a huge dark spirit.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: desert island, struggle for survival, giant monster, plane crash, boy, lost, stranded, animals, alone, adventure, friendship, crash ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, humorous, colourful, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, pirate, ship, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, sea battle, british empire, treasure, weirdo, gold, ocean or sea, captain ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.
Style: sexy, romantic, touching, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, high school student, love and romance, island, teenage life, youth, first sex, adventure, unlikely couple, fall in love, tropical island, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Shipwrecked on an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe fills his time in either building a shelter for himself, or by reminiscing about the years he spent at sea and the adventures that led him to where he is. The months roll by and the hardships ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: desert island, survival, island, escapades, danger, pets, isolation, confined, adventure, sea disaster, deserted island, marooned ...
Time: 17th century
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 6.8
 420
Zig and Sharko (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 7 min.
TV show
Story: On a desert island lives a starving hyena with one obsession: devour that delicious mermaid from the rock in the lagoon. But the lovely fish-girl’s best friend is a shark, a shark with a lot of muscle and who loves to sabotage the hyena’s every ...
Style: light, captivating, humorous, not serious
Plot: desert island, mermaid, shark, hyena, friendship, rivalry, anthropomorphic animal, animal that acts human, surrealism, obsession, farce, deserted island ...
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 7.3
 11K
The Wilds (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A group of teen girls from different backgrounds must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative
Plot: stranded on an island, desert island, stranded, group of teenagers, teenager, survival, survivor, crash, island, experiment, life & death, human nature ...
Place: oakland california
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Welcome to the Jungle (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Puerto Rico, USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.
Style: not serious, humorous, witty, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: island, survival, stranded on an island, jungle, rescue, castaway, desert island, instructor, danger, wilderness, workplace intrigue, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
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Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Norway, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Captain Sabertooths world sets the stage for stormy and magnificent adventures, in which the children demonstrate courage, shrewdness and vigour in their battle against evil. The audience will enter the pirate vessel The Black Lady and join the ...
Style: fairy tale, twists and turns, entertaining, exciting, intense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert island, father, adventure, treasure hunt, boy, captain, pirate, tombs and skeletons, ocean or sea, greed, boat, ocean ...
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Flight 29 Down (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Flight 29 Down is a television series about a group of teenagers who are stranded on an island. It was produced by Discovery Kids. The show was created by Stan Rogow and D. J. MacHale. The executive producers are Rogow, MacHale, Shauna Shapiro ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, stranded on an island, air disaster, isolation, teenager, interracial relations, island, adventure, escapades, danger, youth, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
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 6.2
 978
Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, desert island, island, shipwreck, tropical island, fish out of water, confined, adventure, escapades, isolation, stranded, deserted island ...
Time: 19th century
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Everywhere But Here (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jeff is an entrepreneur with an unrelenting drive to succeed. His dream is to revolutionize the cell phone industry with his new invention called 'Everywhere', a mobile phone that presumably works everywhere in the world. His ambitions ...
Style: feel good, romanticism, visually appealing, light, sincere ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: shipwreck, survival, invention, desert island, marooned, castaway, 13 year old, teenage boy, spoiled brat, child, island, lost ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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Mysterious Island (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1970s on the Binlusai islands, a young mother is killed when she was running with her son run from an evil presence in an abandoned Roman Catholic leper colony. In the present day, a group of four young men and women are travelling to the ...
Style: psychotronic, tense, scary, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: survival horror, island, desert island, murder, survival, game of death, peril, graphic violence, competition, brutality, hunting, revenge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
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 5.6
 151
Summer Affair (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A very young Ornella Muti plays a rich girl who falls for an older hippie boy. Her parents don't approve and try to stop her from seeing him so they run away to a villa (Her parents') by the sea. Later they are shipwrecked on a deserted ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: love, desert island, deserted island, rich girl, coming of age, hippie, island, waterfall, breasts, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kiss, dancing ...
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Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, wilderness, survival, innocence lost, human nature, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, isolation, youth, danger, against the rules, exile ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
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Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: island, adventure, love affair, survival, teenager, tropical island, romance, love and romance, ocean, danger, ocean or sea, exploring sexuality ...
Time: victorian, 90s, victorian era, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
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