Struggle for survival movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant struggle for survival movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense and disturbing films and TV shows about / with struggle for survival, survival, danger, adventure, murder, blood, death, brutality, violence and escape plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, Spain, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as struggle for survival: The Platform (2019), The Martian (2015), Snowpiercer (2020), Sanctum (2011), Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn (2014), The Grey (2011), Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (2016), Outback (2019), Screamers (1995), Guns Akimbo (2019).

List of struggle for survival movies

The Platform (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two people per level. An unknown number of levels. A platform with food for all of them. Are you one of those who think too much when they are up? Or of those who have no guts when they are down? If you discover it too late, you will not live out of ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: struggle for survival, cannibalism, existentialism, fear, confined, social differences, food shortage, secrets, rivalry, prison, social relations, danger ...
Time: future
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The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, mars, space travel, nasa, isolation, stranded, astronaut, trapped in space, struggle for survival, alone, rescue, intelligence ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: london, houston texas, north america, usa, beijing china ...
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Snowpiercer (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting ...
Style: apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, struggle for survival, class distinction, rebellion, train, apocalypse, class system, humanity, inequality, distopia, humanity in peril, survival ...
Time: 2020s
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Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, expedition, survival, danger, forces of nature, underground, deathtrap, adventure, panic, struggle for survival, death, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
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Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: For years, the land of Altera has observed an uneasy peace between the humans, the elves, and the beasts who are loyal to the legendary Black Dragon. But when the dragon wakes from its hibernation, mobilizing a force of beasts to make war, a small ...
Style: exciting, captivating
Audience: kids
Plot: elf, dragon, enemy, beast, fantasy world, destiny, warrior, struggle for survival, good versus evil, battles, showdown, adventure ...
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The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, forces of nature, air disaster, snow, isolation, wolf pack, stranded, male camaraderie, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When Haruhito awakens, he's in the dark. He doesn't know where he is, why is he here, and where he came from. Around him there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhito and his companions find themselves in a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, magic, adventure, parallel world, monster, survival, struggle for survival, team, memory loss, battles, magical, goblin ...
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Outback (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American high school sweethearts, Wade and Lisa, travel to Australia to experience nature at its finest. As their relationship strains, they head inland to Uluru, navigating remote dirt roads with an unreliable GPS. Soon, they find themselves ...
Plot: scorpion, struggle for survival, vacation, journey, dehydration, lost, delusion, snake, stranded, couples, australian outback, jellyfish ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Screamers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: (SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only -- to hunt down and ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, apocalypse, nuclear, cyborgs, struggle for survival, chaos, future dystopia, heroic mission, alien planet, battles, soldier, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Guns Akimbo (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy suddenly finds himself forced to fight a gladiator-like battle for a dark website that streams the violence for viewers. Miles must fight heavily armed Nix and also save his kidnapped ex-girlfriend.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: heroes, superhero, fight, game of death, hacker, survival, game, struggle for survival, bandit, violence, gang, combat ...
Time: 2010s
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Eden (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Malaysia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After their plane crashes off the coast of a deserted Pacific island, the surviving members of an American soccer team find themselves in the most dire of circumstances with limited resources, dwindling food supply and no rescue coming any time ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: island, struggle for survival, survival, team, stranded, desperation, fight, starvation, hostility, mercy killing, isolation, plane crash ...
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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, tense, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: desert island, giant monster, struggle for survival, plane crash, boy, animals, alone, friendship, adventure, lost, survivor, stranded ...
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Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, India, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, hostage, terrorist, terrorism, courage, jihad, hotel, survival, religious fanatic, shooting, counter terrorism, islam ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, pakistan, mumbai india, australia, bombay india ...
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The Deep (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: storm at sea, fisherman, ocean, survival, shipwreck, human spirit, against the odds, danger, swimming, struggle for survival, drowning, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
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What Happened to Monday (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, non-linear ...
Plot: dystopic future, distopia, death of sister, betrayal, chase, hidden room, investigation, deception, twin sisters, overpopulation, violence, mystery ...
Time: future
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Funan (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Cambodia, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Cambodia, once the ancient kingdom of Funan, April 17th, 1975. The entire country falls under the tyranny of Angkar, the communist party of the Khmer Rouge. The cities are abandoned, the population is thrown to the roads and forced to walk towards ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, visually appealing, touching
Plot: family relations, communism, struggle for survival, separation from family, little boy, husband wife relationship, food, starvation, illness, cutting hair, ant, hunger ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1978, year 1975, 20th century
Place: cambodia
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Alone (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: trapped, escape, maniac, cruelty, kidnapped woman, chase, hunter, lost in the woods, 911, wilderness, woman in danger, cabin in the woods ...
Place: oregon
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Carnage Park (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Part crime caper gone awry, part survival horror film, this 1970s set thriller depicts a harrowing fight for survival after a pair of wannabe crooks botch a bank heist and flee into the desert, where they inexplicably stumble upon Carnage Park, a ...
Style: scary, brutal, suspenseful, suspense, bloody
Plot: bank robbery, hostage, struggle for survival, fear, woman in danger, murder, desert, manhunt, vietnam veteran, pursuit, crime gone awry, daring rescue ...
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The Death Dances (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Deadly dance tournament is carried out in the city survived after nuclear apocalypse. Energy is extracted from the loser for the city to survive. A young guy from the street is forced to take part in the tournament and falls in love with girl who ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, dark
Plot: dancing, tournament, struggle for survival, ruins, energy, love, fear of death, distopia, bunker, police station
Place: moscow russia
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Roots (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.
Style: captivating, suspense, sincere, rough
Plot: plantation, slavery, struggle for survival, parent child relationship, mentor protege relationship, american history, humiliation, life is a bitch, beating, escape, biracial child, biracial ...
Time: 18th century
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Locked Up (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: female prisoner, prison, prison guard, prisoner, jail, brutality, corruption, female homosexuality, dishonesty, life is a bitch, lesbian, false accusation ...
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Sahara (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two clans of snakes cohabit in the desert. Beautiful green serpents that live under the shelter of an oasis, protected and venerated by men and poisonous snakes that survive in the sand, dust and heat, hunted and killed by the Tuaregs. Here is the ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, sweet, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, snake, friendship, scorpion, cobra, adventure, search and rescue, talking animals, love and romance, class differences, anthropomorphic animal, struggle for survival ...
Place: sahara
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Below Zero (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a prisoner transfer van is attacked, the cop in charge must fight those inside and outside while dealing with a silent foe: the icy temperatures.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: rapist, police, revenge, convict, struggle for survival, cold, prisoner, sole survivor, confined, car accident, male nudity, survival ...
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Pacific Rim: The Black (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Two siblings - an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister - are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, mecha
Plot: giant monster, robot, giant robots, battles, giant, monster, struggle for survival, brother sister relationship, boy, fight, piloted giant robot, teamwork ...
Place: australia
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Arctic Apocalypse (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A massive influx of glacial melting triggers a new ice age in the Northern Hemisphere, forcing a family to make their way across the ice-covered landscape before they are frozen out for good.
Style: apocalyptic, exciting, tense, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: ice age, natural disaster, disaster film, apocalypse, arctic, destruction, end of the world, struggle for survival, cold, tidal wave, forces of nature, avalanche ...
Place: usa, california
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Simoun (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the world of Daikuuriku, everyone is born female, and chooses which sex they wish to become at age 17. In this world, the peaceful theocracy of Simulacrum is guarded by magical flying machines called "Simoun", which can only be piloted ...
Style: suspense, captivating, mecha, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: partners, teenage girl, partnership, magical power, female warrior, lesbian relationship, girl, warship, secret, heroine, spacecraft, children ...
Place: holy land
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Snatched (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her boyfriend dumps Emily, a spontaneous woman in her 30s, she persuades her ultra-cautious mom to accompany her on a vacation to Ecuador. When these two very different women are trapped on this wild journey, their bond as mother and daughter ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, light, feel good ...
Plot: kidnapping, vacation, parent child relationship, tourist, mother daughter relationship, misunderstanding, threat, travel, struggle for survival, rescue, escape, strong female character ...
Place: ecuador
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Chaos (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Exstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the forest where they meet the sadistic gang leaded by the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, slasher, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual sadism, psychopath, in the woods, forest, murder, rape, gory, violence spree, rescue, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, stranded, air disaster, rescue, introspection, danger, getting home, human nature, radio, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
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The End? (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Claudio Verona is a young and cynical businessman. One day he gets locked in his Roman office elevator before an important meeting with a client. Soon this annoying obstacle will turn into a nightmare. For outside that metal cage, a deadly virus has ...
Style: suspenseful, macabre, disturbing, bloody, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, virus, infection, epidemic, struggle for survival, trapped in a building, survival, zombie attack, rescue attempt, human monster, zombie survival ...
Place: rome italy
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