Survival horror movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant survival horror movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, psychological and weird films and TV shows about / with survival horror, survival, danger, blood, death, violence, murder, chase, gore and brutality plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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survival horror movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as survival horror: The Descent (2005), A Quiet Place (2018), Cube (1997), Cloverfield (2008), Frozen (2010), Zombieland (2009), Train to Busan (2016), Saw (2004), Alien (1979), Vacancy (2007).

List of survival horror movies

 7.2
 222K
The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, ...
Style: scary, suspense, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, cave, survival horror, trapped, survival, expedition, creature, group of friends, woman in danger, claustrophobia, mutant, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
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 7.5
 515K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, monster, survival, creature, sign language, survival horror, silence, self sacrifice, deafness, pregnancy, fear, child in peril ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: new york state
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 7.2
 229K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, trap, maze, escape, mathematics, survival horror, death, claustrophobia, captivity, group of strangers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.0
 396K
Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, found footage, giant monster, disaster, survival, survival horror, alien, deadly creature, chaos, destruction, fear, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.2
 73K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, scary, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, snow, ski resort, stranded, survival horror, sole survivor, winter, youth, frostbite, friends, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.6
 569K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
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: funny, absurd, humorous, parody, not serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, survival, road trip, dark humor, survival horror, amusement park, chaos and mayhem, supernatural, virus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa, texas, los angeles
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 7.6
 214K
Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: suspense, tense, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, virus, train, zombie attack, pandemic, zombie apocalypse, quarantine, father daughter relationship, survival horror, living dead ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: south korea, busan, korea, east asia, seoul
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 7.6
 415K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, mind game, survival horror, trapped, psychopath, survival, fear, violent, locked in a room, insanity, extreme violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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 8.5
 865K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, frightening ...
Plot: alien, monster, outer space, space travel, space and aliens, deadly creature, evil alien, spacecraft, female protagonist, survival, alien encounter, alien monster ...
Time: future, 22nd century, distant future
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 6.2
 100K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, trapped, survival horror, hotel, murder, estranged couple, hidden camera, hostage, voyeurism, chase, surveillance, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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 6.1
 83K
Crawl (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: While struggling to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, a young woman finds herself trapped inside a flooding house and fighting for her life against Florida’s most savage and feared predators.
Style: suspense, scary, psychotronic, slasher, suspenseful ...
Plot: animal attack, survival, flood, trapped, alligator, disaster, hurricane, natural disaster, survival horror, tsunami, predator, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 6.6
 331K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, blindness, end of the world, fear, survival horror, creature, suicide, murder, bird, parents and children, epidemic ...
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 5.6
 55K
47 Meters Down (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two sisters on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby, they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychotronic, slasher, exciting ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, ocean, great white shark, survival, survival horror, rescue, animal attack, diving, diver, sister, vacation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, slasher, psychological ...
Plot: survival horror, abuse of power, murder, sadism, social injustice, experiment, politics, atrocity, african american, violence, survival, political oppression ...
Time: year 2017, year 2014, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, deadly creature, sole survivor, supernatural, survival horror, expedition, claustrophobia, monster, missing person, creature, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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 6.1
 50K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, trap, sadistic horror, escape, survival horror, kidnapping, survival, monster, torture, mercenary, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 6.1
 10K
Wilderness (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, survival, brutality, island, death, dog, violence, criminal, juvenile delinquency, bully, revenge, animal attack ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scottish highlands
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 5.8
 37K
The Divide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: survival, isolation, survival horror, torment, confined, losing-it hero, nuclear holocaust, social decay, group of strangers, bunker, disaster, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, new york
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 6.7
 151K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: scary, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, survival, space travel, post apocalypse, memory loss, spacecraft, isolation, space and aliens, survival horror, mutant, mission, end of the world ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 228K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: scary, suspense, apocalyptic, tragic ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: outer space, space station, monster, alien, mars, astronaut, space travel, alien life-form, survival horror, evil alien, survival, first contact ...
Time: future, near future
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 7.1
 307K
The Mist (2007)
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: scary, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, religious fanatic, spider, creature, trapped, survival horror, chaos and mayhem, fog, deadly creature, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 6.0
 55K
Circle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Could you trust a jury of your peers with your life? The contestants of a mysterious death game must make harrowing decisions as they strategize for survival in this psychological sci-fi thriller.
Style: twist ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: survival, morality, death, execution, survival horror, stranger, prejudice, sole survivor, life & death, game of death, sacrifice, brutality ...
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, scary, sexy, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, zombie, virus, end of the world, female warrior, chaos, monster, female fighter, zombie apocalypse, mutant, survival horror, one woman army ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
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47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five backpackers, diving in a ruined underwater city, quickly learn they are not alone in the submerged caves.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bloody, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, shark attack, great white shark, sea, cave, killer shark, survival horror, animal attack, diving, research, panic, ruins ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against ...
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, distopia, monster, post apocalypse, mutant, zombie apocalypse, survival horror, virus, strong female lead, end of the world, future dystopia, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 2000s
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 4.8
 6K
Preservation (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three family members head deep into the woods for a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. When all of their gear is stolen, they turn on each other, but soon realize there are much more treacherous forces at work.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, manhunt, survival horror, masked killer, forest, child with gun, stalking, lost in the woods, cabin in the woods, couple relations, dog, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror
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, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, virus, plague, living dead, survival horror, walking dead, zombie outbreak, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: wisconsin, usa, midwest
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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three groups of people are trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in The Purge trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.
Style: tense, breathtaking, suspense, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, survival horror, masked man, survival, home invasion, group of strangers, future dystopia, murder, graphic violence, revenge, rage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 2020s, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: Set in contemporary Europe, the reimagining follows the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, exciting ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival horror, survival, alien abduction, scientist, end of the world, interracial relations, alien attack, ex husband ex wife relationship, alien invasion, bonding, love interest ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: france
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 5.7
 10K
The Domestics (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young husband and wife must fight to return home in a post-apocalyptic mid-western landscape ravaged by gangs.
Style: suspense, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: survival horror, survival, post apocalypse, cannibalism, gang, supermarket, chase, violence, chaos and mayhem, social decay, family in danger, violence spree ...
Time: future
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin
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