Starvation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant starvation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, intense and rough films and TV shows about / with starvation, survival, death, danger, storytelling, brutality, catastrophe, escapades, violence and blood plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
starvation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as starvation: Hunger (2009), The Colony (2013), Alive (1993), The Road (2009), A Harlot's Progress (2006), The Pianist (2002), Reign of Fire (2002), Life of Pi (2012), Stalingrad (1993), Beyond Borders (2003).

List of starvation movies

Hunger (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five strangers face the unthinkable when they wake up and find themselves trapped. With no idea how they got there they frantically try to figure out how to escape. The disoriented group quickly realise the truth about their situation when they ...
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, captive, hunger, captivity, survival, dungeon, eating human flesh, human nature, confined, danger, gory, flesh eating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, starvation, post apocalypse, ice age, epidemic, quarantine, danger, vestiges of humanity, dehumanization, global warming, underground bunker ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
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Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, exciting, disaster movie ...
Plot: survival, starvation, air disaster, stranded, cannibalism, danger, catastrophe, human spirit, isolation, against the odds, human nature, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, south america, chile
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The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, harsh, rough, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, vestiges of humanity, on the road, cannibalism, catastrophe, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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A Harlot's Progress (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, starvation, dominatrix, jail, brothel, adultery, couples, reform, husband wife relationship, painter, kept woman, brothel madam ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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Reign of Fire (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to ...
Style: exciting, psychotronic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, apocalypse, deadly creature, survival, heroic mission, danger, vestiges of humanity, chaos, heroes, destruction, post apocalypse, starvation ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, britain, edinburgh scotland
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Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Mexico, Canada, France, India
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: philosophical, captivating, scenic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, storytelling, journey, teenage boy, adventure, ocean or sea, lost at sea, ocean, human nature, stranded ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec, montreal ...
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Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, survival, starvation, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, surgery, negotiation, starvation, pianist, desert, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1988, 1990s, year 1995 ...
Place: africa, london, england, ethiopia, chechnya ...
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28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, post apocalypse, epidemic, survival, plague, infected, fear, zombie apocalypse, rage, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london ...
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Black '47 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: poverty, starvation, deserter, revenge, manhunt, hunger, oppression, brutality, death, family, injustice, desperation ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: ireland
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First Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Vittorio is looking for a woman who matches his ideal. Through a classified ad he meets Sonia, a sweet, pleasant, intelligent girl. However, she weighs 125 pounds -- which according to Vittorio is way too much. A goldsmith by trade, Vittorio is ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, starvation, love affair, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, human nature, haunted by the past, couples, sexual relations, infidelity, sexual dysfunction, anorexia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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The Notebook (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, cult film
Plot: twins, starvation, countryside, female rapist, teenage life, war, family relations, siblings relations, wartime life, life is a bitch, holocaust, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: hungary
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Daybreakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vampires on a way to save ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, future dystopia, epidemic, distopia, immortality, pandemic, supernatural, plague, vampirism, vestiges of humanity, cure, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2019, 2010s, near future
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, hopes, starvation, auschwitz, confined, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
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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, exciting, captivating, disaster movie, serious ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, sea, whale, adventure, against the odds, castaway, ocean or sea, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, georgian era, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america
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Isabelle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabelle is a famous and beloved actress from the Netherlands, who disappears when on Holiday in Belgium. She has been kidnapped by bartender Jeanne Bitor, an artist with a disfigured face. Jeanne is very bitter about her 'ugly' ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: starvation, captivity, obsession, mind game, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, actor's life, social differences, isolation, village, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe, belgium
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Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Five vacationers and two crewmen become stranded on a tropical island near the equator. The island has little edible food for them to use as they try to live in a fungus covered hulk while repairing Kessei's yacht. Eventually they struggle over ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, surreal, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, starvation, survival, experiment gone awry, mutant, radiation, isolation, danger, rescue, deadly creature, shipwreck, psychiatric ward ...
Place: tokyo
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Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A reluctant cavalry Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: cavalry, native american, starvation, homecoming, culture clash, society, military, life is a bitch, injustice, americana, journey, fort ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, oklahoma, wyoming
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The Four Feathers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which ...
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, imperialism, soldier, redemption, rescue, desert, colonialism, islam, slavery, pow, escape, revenge ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1890s
Place: sudan, england, africa, europe, britain ...
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, execution, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, post world war one ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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The Survivalist (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.
Style: intense, harsh, tense, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, starvation, isolation, post apocalyptic, violence, desperation, maggot, mother daughter relationship, visceral, knife, very little dialogue ...
Time: future, near future
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The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.
Style: anthology, twist ending, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: expedition, arctic, cannibalism, beast, insanity, court, leadership, delusion, rescue, monster, animal attack, north pole ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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Sounds of Sand (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the one hand, there's the desert eating away at the land. The endless dry season, the lack of water. On the other there's the threat of war. The village well has run dry. The livestock is dying. Trusting their instinct, most of the ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in danger, on the road, survival, militant, starvation, parents and children, survivor, desert, village, escapades, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: prison life, captivity, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, politics, starvation, re-education, society, state affairs, cannibalism, desert ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 1960s
Place: china, asia
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Valhalla Rising (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, contemplative, surreal, rough ...
Plot: vikings, viking, warrior, lone wolves, captivity, heroes, danger, new world, one eyed man, adventure, vengeance, obsessive quest ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, future
Place: holy land, scotland, europe, jerusalem
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Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, bulimia, teenage daughter, mental illness, family life, family relations, physical appearance, teenage life, parents and children, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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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, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, wilderness, survival, innocence lost, human nature, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, isolation, youth, danger, against the rules, exile ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
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