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The list contains the best, new and most relevant survival movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, intense, suspenseful, suspense, tense and interesting films and TV shows about / with survival, danger, death, escapades, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, dialogue, chase and fear plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as survival: Life of Pi (2012), The Revenant (2015), The Martian (2015), 127 Hours (2010), Everest (2015), Gravity (2013), Frozen (2010), Into the Wild (2007), The Shallows (2016), The Maze Runner (2014).
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The Martian
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
UK, USA
144 min.
 8.0
The Walking Dead
Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
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Easter
Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
USA
200 min.

List of survival movies

 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: scenic, dramatic, colourful, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: survival, life & death, beautiful scenery, storytelling, loneliness, young heroes, stranded, ocean or sea, life, tiger, philosophy, survivor ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, mexico, toronto ontario canada, paris france ...
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 8.0
 575K
The Revenant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, tense, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, revenge, vengeance, wilderness, violence, life & death, betrayal, violent, indians, beautiful scenery, old west, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 8.0
 635K
The Martian
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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, suspenseful, disturbing, biting, clever ...
Plot: mars, survival, isolation, astronaut, nasa, martian, human spirit, left for dead, alone, trapped in space, peril, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: china, houston texas, pasadena california, beijing china
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 7.6
 313K
127 Hours
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: uplifting, psychological, suspense, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, human spirit, life & death, trapped, loneliness, life philosophy, wilderness, climbing, adventure, desert, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 7.1
 173K
Everest
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mountain climbing, survival, stranded, climbing, beautiful scenery, tragedy, adventure, death, death of protagonist, adventurer, forces of nature, life & death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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 7.7
 676K
Gravity
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, space program, trapped in space, astronaut, outer space, spacecraft, life & death, sacrifice, space station, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: houston texas
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 6.2
 60K
Frozen
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, stranded, danger, ski lift, death, wilderness, stupidity, life & death, frostbite, youth, ski resort, sole survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.1
 505K
Into the Wild
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, captivating, melancholic, inspirational ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, survival, isolation, adventure, life & death, freedom, introspection, life philosophy, travel, loneliness, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, arizona, virginia ...
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 6.3
 100K
The Shallows
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: survival, shark, stranded, trapped, shark attack, lone hero, death, surfing, strong female character, ocean, island, underwater ...
Place: australia, mexico, tijuana mexico, texas
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 6.8
 372K
The Maze Runner
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: exciting, futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: maze, survival, adventure, escape, teenagers, isolation, fantasy world, trapped, human experiment, memory loss, virus, young heroes ...
Time: future
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The Walking Dead
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: bleak, tense, captivating, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie apocalypse, death, walking dead, supernatural, survivor, killings, future dystopia, blood splatter, characters in danger, gory, undead ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
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 6.7
 31K
Jungle
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, tense
Plot: survival, jungle, amazon rainforest, river, adventurer, alone, forest, raft, hallucination, amazon, flashback, gun ...
Place: bolivia, south america
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In the Heart of the Sea
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
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: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean, stranded, dangerous animal, whale, isolation, hunting, ship, danger, against the odds, lost at sea ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, ecuador, south america, pacific ocean, massachusetts
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rebellion, survival, propaganda, reality tv, future dystopia, female protagonist, teenagers, fantasy world, game, revolution, adventure, brainwashing ...
Time: future
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 6.8
 223K
The Grey
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, bad ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, death, stranded, dangerous animal, wolf, chase, catastrophe, danger, hunting, male camaraderie, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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 7.2
 252K
The Mist
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bad ending, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, fog, catastrophe, stephen king, fight, giant insect, religious fanatic, blood, human versus monster, supermarket ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 7.8
 330K
Predator
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, alien, monster, jungle, gory, hunting, chase, gunfight, brutality, deadly creature, invisibility, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987, twentieth century
Place: latin america, south america, central america, mine
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 7.0
 235K
28 Weeks Later
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, virus, mutant, gory, end of the world, zombie apocalypse, plague, chaos, on the run, survivor, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, paris france
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 7.8
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The 100
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, space station, young heroes, survivor, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, against the rules, leadership, crimes, lost, mystery ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 7.6
 170K
The Impossible
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: touching, suspense, realistic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, family bonds, family, courage, tragedy, family in danger, tragic event, hospital, chaos and mayhem, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 6.9
 259K
The Book of Eli
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, biblical, tense, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, brutality, religion, desert, chaos, lone wolves, post apocalyptic, book, faith, christianity, violence ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country
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 7.3
 184K
Cube
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, tense, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, maze, violence, isolation, parallel world, mathematics, paranoia, existentialism, brutality, death, insanity, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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 7.7
 440K
Zombieland
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, funny, bloody, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, road trip, parody, friendship, apocalypse, virus, sarcasm, unlikely friendships, danger, blood, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, cross country, california, washington d.c., texas
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Dawn of the Dead
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.
Style: scary, rough, dark humor, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, virus, end of the world, gory, death, violence, brutality, chaos and mayhem, mass murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
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 6.0
 39K
Carriers
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virus, survival, road trip, post apocalyptic, brothers, infection, life is a bitch, death, friendship, plague, humanity, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 67K
Eden Lake
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, bad ending, bloody ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: survival, gory, chase, murder, gang, brutality, revenge, forest, teenagers, torture, insanity, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 5.6
 89K
Poseidon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, ship, natural disaster, adventure, death, daring rescue, drowning, catastrophe, forces of nature, giant wave, ocean, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
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 8.1
 744K
Jurassic Park
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: dinosaur, island, adventure, survival, theme park, chase, genetics, natural disaster, fantasy world, science, animal attack, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: costa rica
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 7.8
 908K
Titanic
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, dramatic, romantic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: titanic, love, survival, shipwreck, star crossed lovers, tragic love, romance, love story, ship, sea disaster, iceberg, tragedy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england
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The Hunger Games
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, young heroes, chase, contests and competitions, reality tv, future dystopia, against the odds, adventure, adaptation, mentor, death, violence ...
Time: future
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