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, surprise ending, scary, tense and serious films and TV shows about / with survival horror, survival, danger, blood, death, murder, violence, chase, brutality and gore plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as survival horror: The Descent (2005), A Quiet Place (2018), Train to Busan (2016), The First Purge (2018), Bird Box (2018), Cloverfield (2008), Frozen (2010), Sweetheart (2019), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), Vacancy (2007).

List of survival horror movies

 7.2
 209K
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, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival horror, monster, woman in danger, trapped, expedition, friends, creature, friendship, danger, loss of daughter, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: appalachia
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 7.5
 473K
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, sign language, survival horror, monster, survival, deafness, self sacrifice, creature feature, child in peril, creature, silence, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: new york state
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 7.6
 184K
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, touching, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, pandemic, survival horror, zombie attack, train, quarantine, survival, living dead, train crash, self sacrifice ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, busan, east asia, seoul
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The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: psychological thriller, suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: survival horror, abuse of power, murder, party, sadism, evil man, experiment, night, racism, african american, nightmare, mass death ...
Time: year 2014, year 2017, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 298K
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: suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, survival horror, blindness, suicide, fear, bird, murder, post apocalypse, blindfold, netflix, pursuit ...
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 7.0
 382K
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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, found footage, giant monster, survival horror, quarantine, survival, chaos, destruction, chaos and mayhem, fear, escape, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 6.1
 70K
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, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, isolation, ski resort, danger, mountain, youth, friends, survival horror, stranded, frostbite, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: suspense, disturbing, scary, tense
Plot: desert island, survival horror, stranded on an island, shipwreck, tropical island, survival, sea monster, deserted island, female protagonist, sinking boat, deadly, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan, China
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, futuristic, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, end of the world, survival horror, chaos, post apocalyptic, female fighter, zombie apocalypse, strong female lead, distopia, zombie, bio weapon, female warrior ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, masked man, distopia, survival, future dystopia, graphic violence, group of strangers, death, murder, psychopath, rage, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.2
 97K
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, psychological thriller, scary, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, trapped, survival horror, hidden camera, danger, isolation, hostage, hotel, estranged couple, deception, one night, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.4
 818K
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, frightening, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, monster, evil alien, outer space, spacecraft, deadly creature, alien encounter, fear, alien monster, scientist ...
Time: future, distant future, 22nd century
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 6.6
 215K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, 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: tragic ending, scary, suspense, apocalyptic, tense ...
Plot: space station, survival horror, trapped in space, lovecraftian, alien life-form, mars, space travel, astronaut, monster, outer space, twists & turns, research ...
Time: near future, future
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 4.7
 6K
Preservation (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: manhunt, survival, survival horror, in the woods, danger, stalking, couple relations, escapades, teenage boy, masked killer, child with gun, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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War of the Worlds (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 49 min.
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Story: Set in contemporary Europe, the reimagining follows the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, tense ...
Plot: survival horror, post apocalypse, survival, scientist, end of the world, alien invasion, interracial relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, alien abduction, alien attack, love interest, bonding ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: france
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 6.0
 49K
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: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: morality, plot twist, survival, survival horror, execution, death, stranger, sole survivor, game of death, memory, prejudice, murder ...
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 5.7
 52K
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: psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, ocean, survival horror, diving, diver, killer shark, panic, great white shark, underwater, sibling relationship, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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 6.1
 47K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trap, serial killer, gory, escape, sadistic horror, survival horror, serial murder, mercenary, gore, crimes, masked killer, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 5.8
 74K
Jigsaw (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, slasher, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: torture, abduction, gory violence, survival horror, game of death, death, coma, panic, serial murder, brutality, self mutilation, psychopath ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
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 7.6
 395K
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, rough, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, insanity, plot twist, game of death, fear, captivity, violent, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 6.2
 126K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, space and aliens, alien encounter, gory, danger, chase, survival, alien invasion, survival horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
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 7.2
 220K
Cube (1997)
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, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, survival, isolation, maze, trapped, captivity, danger, escape, death, mathematics, survival horror, stranger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 6.1
 10K
Wilderness (2006)
Genre: 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: brutality, survival horror, island, survival, death, criminal, dog, booby trap, bear trap, danger, gory, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scottish highlands
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 5.2
 13K
The Day (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Open war against humanity rages. For five survivors – lost and on the run – the pursuit is relentless, the bullets are dwindling and the battle is everywhere. This is a 24-hour look into their lives.
Style: serious, futuristic, scary, suspenseful, depressing
Plot: survival, survival horror, apocalypse, countryside, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, post apocalypse, sole survivor, escapades, gory, farm ...
Time: future
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 5.6
 5K
The Golem (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A re-imagining of the old mystical folklore that follows a woman and a tight-knit Jewish community that is besieged by foreign invaders. She conjures a dangerous creature to protect them but it may be more evil than she ever imagined.
Style: psychotronic, exciting, scary, suspense
Plot: ritual, survival horror, golem, rabbi, monster, legend, folklore, child, evil, ancient, jewish, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1600s, 17th century
Place: europe, lithuania
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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, bloody, suspenseful, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, shark attack, cave, underwater, great white shark, diving, ruins, killer shark, fear, chase, panic, survival horror ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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 6.1
 76K
Crawl (2019)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Serbia, Canada
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, disaster movie, psychotronic, awful, surprise ending
Plot: alligator, flood, animal attack, animal horror, hurricane, trapped, survival, tsunami, chase, survival horror, father daughter relationship, predator ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 6.5
 115K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, survival, deadly virus, quarantine, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, hazmat suit, on the run ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
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 7.6
 539K
Zombieland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, 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: funny, absurd, parody, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, dark humor, road trip, danger, plague, chaos and mayhem, deadly, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., los angeles, california
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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: futuristic, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, stylized
Plot: survival horror, gang, survival, post apocalypse, cannibalism, chase, chaos and mayhem, gangs, violence, danger, social decay, spouse in danger ...
Time: future
Place: milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin
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