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 suspense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful and romantic films and TV shows about / with desert island, island, survival, adventure, isolation, catastrophe, stranded, stranded on an island, ocean and danger 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: Robinson Crusoe (1997), Sweetheart (2019), Cast Away (2000), The Wilds (2020), Lost (2004), Castaway (1986), The Blue Lagoon (1980), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), The Red Turtle (2016), Survival Island (2005).

List of desert island movies

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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: survival, desert island, shipwreck, stranded on an island, adventure, friendship, island, ocean, destiny, jungle, adventurer, ship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, london
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 5.8
 9K
Sweetheart (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, 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: scary, disturbing, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: desert island, shipwreck, creature, survival horror, monster, stranded on an island, sea monster, human versus monster, island, tropical island, sinking boat, struggle for survival ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.8
 592K
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: suspense, captivating, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, adventure, stranded on an island, air disaster, solitude, desert island, determination, survivor, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.3
 22K
The Wilds (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, queer cinema ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: survival, desert island, stranded on an island, survivor, teenager, stranded, island, group of teenagers, crash, lesbian, strong female character, lgbt ...
Place: oakland california
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 8.3
 552K
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, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, stranded on an island, human nature, air disaster, lost, island, mysterious place, adventure, desert island, destiny, death, plane crash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
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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, scenic, emotional, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: island, adventure, friendship, desert island, beautiful scenery, survival, character study, sexy woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica, beach, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: australia, antarctica, london, europe, england
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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, romantic, erotic, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, date night ...
Plot: island, survival, coming of age, love and romance, teenager, stranded, sexual awakening, teenage love, fall in love, adventure, teenage sexuality, shipwreck ...
Time: victorian era, turn of the century, 19th century, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane crashes. The pair avoid each other at first, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, sexy, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: survival, island, adventure, love and romance, stranded, jungle, initially antagonists, battle of the sexes, opposites attract, desert island, fall in love, disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, usa, tahiti, new york
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 7.5
 36K
The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan
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, stylized, bleak, colourful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: loneliness, isolation, nature, island, raft, sea turtle, desert island, beach, swimming, transformation, survival, sea ...
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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: sexy, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: survival, island, sex scene, love triangle, shipwreck, cheating wife, sexy woman, sexual tension, husband wife relationship, stranded on an island, infidelity, yacht ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 85 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
Audience: kids
Plot: desert island, survival, island, stranded on an island, beach, marooned, pets, confined, adventure, escapades, isolation, sea disaster ...
Time: 17th century
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 4.0
 134
Blue Island (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After an airplane crash, a handsome couple is left stranded on a tropical desert island. Bonnie and Billy are forced to fight against nature and the inhospitable environment to survive. Then soon learn to live with the environment then suddenly a ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: desert island, island, nudity (full frontal - brief), beach, castaway, rescue, coming of age, passionate sex, air disaster, love, chase, fall in love ...
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 5.5
 352
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, captivating, light, romantic
Plot: desert island, castaway, stranded, love, male female relationship, survivor, missing person, rescue, island, aviation, crab, pilot ...
Place: australia
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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: suspense, exciting, intense, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sea, lost at sea, desert island, ship, death, fear, survival, storm, courage, adventure, boat, hopes ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
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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: romantic, sexy, touching, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, marooned, tropical island, high school student, true love, fall in love, lost at sea, survival, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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 7.3
 8K
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, funny, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert island, survival, castaway, island, adventure, friendship, betrayal, twists and turns, frame up, catastrophe, fistfight, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.9
 398
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, disturbing, exciting, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, desert island, air disaster, music band, survival, stranded on an island, sole survivor, hidden truth, getting home, mystery, musician, island ...
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Miss Cast Away (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A plane carrying beauty contestants crash lands on a deserted island. Captain Maximus Powers (Roberts) and co-pilot Mike Saunders (Schlatter) have to take care of their passengers, while avoiding the dangers of Jurassic Pork (a giant prehistoric ...
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: adventure, survival, fish out of water, disorder, escapades, save the day, rescue, race against time, misfit, heroic mission, isolation, desert island ...
Time: 20th century
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 3.4
 356
Butchered (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of teens decides to spend the weekend on a local island to say their final goodbyes before heading off to college. Little do they know, a convicted serial killer escapes from the authorities while on death row at a maximum security prison. ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, sadistic, rough ...
Plot: desert island, serial killer, post traumatic stress disorder, teenager, murder, college student, camping, survival, struggle for survival, isolation, group of friends, violence ...
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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, scenic, exciting, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, whale, sea, shipwreck, disaster, starvation, natural disaster, death, man versus nature, boat ...
Time: 19th century, future, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s ...
Place: new england, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america, massachusetts
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 6.0
 278
Robby (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shipwrecked on a tropical island, a young boy befriends an abandoned native youth, forcing him to reevaluate societal prejudice about race, religion and nudity.
Plot: coming of age, boy, tropical island, children, desert island, beach, youth, childhood, turtle, stranded on an island, blond boy, skinny dipping ...
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Private Collections (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three stories. A solitary sailor falls from his boat and washes ashore on a tropical island. While seeking rescue, he's found by a nearly naked woman who is playful and compliant. He decides to erase his signs of distress and remain on the ...
Style: erotic, allegory, anthology
Plot: desert island, nymphomaniac, erotica, sex scene, making love, obsession, flashback, paranoia, dream, male nudity, female nudity, outdoor sex ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france
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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, atmospheric, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, island, survival, bullying, coming of age, innocence lost, isolation, youth, human nature, stranded, desert island, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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: sexy, sexual, melancholic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: island, coming of age, tropical island, teenager, love affair, adventure, teenage pregnancy, survival, castaway, children, romance, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, victorian era
Place: pacific ocean
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 6.2
 996
Man Friday (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday ...
Style: suspense, biting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: desert island, anarchist, island, confined, escapades, survival, adventure, buddies, power relations, moral dilemma, isolation, interracial relations ...
Time: 17th century
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 195
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: erotica, hippie, island, desert island, love, coming of age, rich girl, teenager, family relations, party, husband wife relationship, teenage girl ...
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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: sincere, exciting, feel good, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, teens, teen drama
Plot: shipwreck, survival, marooned, desert island, child, nature, birthday party, lost, invention, island, spoiled brat, castaway ...
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, scary, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: survival horror, island, desert island, survival, game of death, murder, evil, vengeance, manhunt, chase, distopia, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
Is relevant ?
 3.6
 17K
Swept Away (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue.
Style: sexy, humorous, light, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: stranded on an island, island, tropical island, rich woman, shipwreck, stockholm syndrome, stranded, romance, life philosophy, twists and turns, beautiful scenery, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, greece, europe, italy
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Mysterious Island (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to ...
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, stranded, adventure, ocean, island, civil war, pirate, castaway, monster, american civil war, escape, race against time ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, year 1865, 1860s
Place: pacific ocean
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