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, suspense, bleak, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with starvation, survival, death, danger, storytelling, blood, violence, catastrophe, mentor and hunger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
starvation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as starvation: Alive (1993), Hunger (2009), The Colony (2013), The Road (2009), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Survivalist (2015), The Pianist (2002), The Terror (2018), Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012), Stalingrad (1993).

List of starvation movies

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: realistic, emotional, disturbing, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, air disaster, disaster, starvation, cannibalism, stranded, death, catastrophe, natural disaster, human spirit, snow, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, chile, uruguay, south america, latin america
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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: disturbing, scary, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: starvation, survival, hunger, captive, eating human flesh, captivity, cannibalism, isolation, confined, claustrophobia, flesh eating, human nature ...
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: bleak, suspenseful, tense, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, survival, starvation, ice age, epidemic, vestiges of humanity, distopia, underground bunker, quarantine, cannibalism, dehumanization ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
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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, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, catastrophe, on the road, starvation, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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: scenic, exciting, suspense, captivating, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, sea, whale, shipwreck, starvation, dangerous animal, castaway, lost at sea, natural disaster, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: ecuador, pacific ocean, new england, south america, massachusetts
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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: tense, atmospheric, harsh, intense, futuristic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, starvation, isolation, violence, forest, imagination, depression, visceral, destiny, mother daughter relationship, desperation ...
Time: future, near future
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The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
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: emotional, bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, war, pianist, jewish, nazi occupation, anti semitism, nazism, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
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The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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: twist ending, psychological, slasher, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: arctic, expedition, cannibalism, monster, starvation, violence, beast, insanity, leadership, paranoia, animal attack, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1940s
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Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The astonishing debut feature from Greek filmmaker Ektoras Lygizos updates Knut Hamsun's classic 1890 novel Hunger to the modern day, as it follows an alienated young man desperately trying to survive on the streets of Athens.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, masturbation, male masturbation, poverty, canary, male nudity, hunger, life is a bitch, society, unemployment, very little dialogue, erection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
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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: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, german, nazism, russian, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, starvation, battles, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
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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, inspirational ...
Plot: holocaust, genocide, against humanity, world war two, starvation, concentration camp, survival, ss, jewess, hopes, anti semitism, auschwitz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
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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: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: poverty, deserter, starvation, british colonialism, revenge, manhunt, hunger, firing squad, oppression, brutality, injustice, desperation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: ireland
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Reign of Fire (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
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, dark fantasy, entertaining, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dragon, apocalypse, post apocalypse, deadly creature, heroic mission, fantasy world, survival, monster, vestiges of humanity, destruction, chaos, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: england, london, ireland, europe, britain ...
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Life of Pi (2012)
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: philosophical, motivational, scenic, captivating, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: survival, ocean, adventure, human animal relationship, animals, beautiful scenery, life, stranded, hopes, journey, human nature, survivor ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, mexico ...
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The Notebook (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 112 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: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: twins, world war two, teenager, starvation, countryside, wartime life, teenage life, life is a bitch, female rapist, nazi, dysfunctional family, emotional abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944
Place: hungary
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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: surreal, exciting, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, starvation, island, survival, mutant, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, rescue, isolation, radiation, mushroom, disfigurement ...
Place: tokyo
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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, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, starvation, dominatrix, adultery, jail, brothel, couples, reform, kept woman, brothel madam, husband wife relationship, painter ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, london
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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: distopia, brainwashing, future dystopia, totalitarianism, surveillance, politics, torture, fascism, female nudity, against humanity, technology, betrayal ...
Time: future, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, britain
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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, emotional, thought provoking, romantic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: charity, un, war, romance, abroad, brutality, love, corruption, survival, surgery, starvation, life philosophy ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1993, year 1995, year 1988 ...
Place: africa, london, cambodia, ethiopia, chechnya ...
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Into the Wild (2007)
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, inspirational, melancholic, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, road trip, journey, adventure, solitude, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs.
Style: scary, slasher, surreal, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, cannibalism, serial killer, incest, kidnapping, home invasion, murder, child in peril, rottweiler, monster, haunted house, human monster ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
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First Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 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: sexual, disturbing, sexy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, starvation, love affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, anorexia, couples, human nature, haunted by the past, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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Daybreakers (2009)
Genre: Action, 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, scary, stylized, intense, macabre ...
Plot: vampire, distopia, supernatural, epidemic, future dystopia, post apocalypse, pandemic, female vampire, vampirism, cure, apocalypse, survival ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2019, 2010s
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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, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, mind game, captivity, obsession, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, actor's life, isolation, social differences, society, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, holland, europe
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: cavalry, native american, starvation, society, culture clash, homecoming, life is a bitch, military, injustice, americana, journey, fort ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, wyoming, oklahoma
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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: epic, serious, touching, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, military, islam, colonialism, slavery, redemption, british empire, desert, adventure, imperialism, soldier, cavalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1880s
Place: england, africa, sudan, middle east, egypt ...
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
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, political, sexy, factual, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, ira, rebellion, war, politics, torture, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, irish, occupation ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, europe, britain ...
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Grave of the Fireflies (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Hisako loses her home in Tokyo to Allied bombing. With her husband fighting somewhere in Asia, she and her two children evacuate to a suburb of Kobe, where they share a house with Hisako's cousin, Kyoko. Kobe is bombed and Kyoko is killed. ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: starvation, brother sister relationship, world war two, grownups, life is a bitch, family tragedy, adolescence vs adulthood, post war, war, tragic event, loss of mother, wartime ...
Time: post world war two
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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, surreal, dark, psychological ...
Plot: viking, norse mythology, new world, warrior, heroes, lone wolves, mute, vengeance, adventure, brutality, christianity, captivity ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, future
Place: jerusalem, holy land, scotland, 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: serious, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: family in danger, life is a bitch, on the road, survival, militant, starvation, parents and children, village, escapades, desert, social relations, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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