Survivalist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant survivalist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, exciting, realistic and cult film films and TV shows about / with survivalist, survival, blood, death, chase, forest, rescue, knife, danger and murder plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
survivalist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as survivalist: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Here Alone (2016), Leave No Trace (2018), Captain Fantastic (2016), The Survivors (1983), The Hunted (2003), Edge of Extinction (2020), Love at First Fight (2014), The Omega Man (1971), The Directive (2019).

List of survivalist movies

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, bunker, twists & turns, underground bunker, alien, survivalist, paranoia, kidnapping, strong female character, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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Here Alone (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a terrible virus ravages human civilization, Ann finds herself living alone in a forest, foraging for supplies, and accompanied only by a radio that broadcasts a single transmission in French. Few animals even remain; the only survivors seem ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, rough, suspenseful
Plot: survivalist, infection, zombie, survival, female protagonist, determination, grief, infected, zombie apocalypse, forest, post apocalypse, rescue ...
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Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Style: sincere, psychological, road movie, philosophical, motivational ...
Plot: off the grid, father daughter relationship, hiking, teenage girl, hitchhiking, survivalist, wilderness, hiding place, trust, medicine, post traumatic stress disorder, injury ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon
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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, touching, sad, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, family drama, home schooling, road trip, parenthood, precocious child, funeral, loss of wife, survivalist, teenage girl, family values, family bonds ...
Place: washington state, oregon
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The Survivors (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unemployment, survival, gangsters, mountain, hitman, gas station, robbery, survivalist, friendship, on the run, heist, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, usa
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The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, swat team, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, fbi, combat, dark past, ex soldier, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, former yugoslavia, british columbia ...
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Edge of Extinction (2020)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 161 min.
Story: 15 years after a global apocalypse, mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilisation no longer exists, food is scarce and most eke out a living by stealing and killing. One boy clings onto life in the desolate British countryside, where staying ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survivor, apocalypse, gore, end of the world, cannibalism, blood, crossbow, survivalist, gory, cannibal, pandemic
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Love at First Fight (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arnaud, facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine, who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming ...
Style: touching, sentimental, light, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: forest, family business, military, love and romance, fall in love, teenage love, couples, coming of age, parents and children, disorder, summer, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, south of france
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The Omega Man (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, survival, zombie, isolation, danger, heroic mission, life is a bitch, genetically altered, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation ...
Time: future, 70s, near future, year 1977, year 1975
Place: los angeles, usa, woodstock, china, soviet union ...
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The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of an incurable virus spread, a robot seeking to eradicate humanity deceptively guides a Red Cross survivor to sanctuary with the false hope of his family awaiting in Safe Zone 57.
Style: underground film, allegory, cinema verite, educational, psychotronic ...
Plot: expedition, robot, journey, sole survivor, virus, top secret, zombie outbreak, computer virus, end of the world, murder, loss of father, missing person ...
Time: 2020s, near future, future
Place: colorado, washington d.c., usa, utah, china ...
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Tremors (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tremors: The Series is a television spin-off of the Tremors franchise. Originally airing out of order on the Sci-Fi Channel, it was later aired in its proper sequence on the G4 Network.
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, scary
Plot: desert, small town, monster, goofy hero, survival, rescue, supernatural, alien encounter, heroic mission, deadly creature, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, manhunt, false accusation, agent, president, white house, assassination plot, attempted murder, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, north carolina
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Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.
Style: psychotronic, humorous, cult film, nostalgic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, creature, moustache, rattlesnake, flaming arrow, woman in a bikini, car bomb, urine, human skull, excavation, nest, worm ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
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The Tomorrow Man (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost ...
Plot: loss of child, love, calling parent by first name, survivalist, widow, father son relationship, thanksgiving dinner
Place: usa
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Braven (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, twists and turns, scenic ...
Plot: home invasion, drug dealer, cocaine, mercilessness, murder, survival, family in danger, log cabin, danger, child in peril, fight to the death, wilderness ...
Time: 2010s
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Mortal Engines (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in a world many thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected ...
Style: captivating, exciting, futuristic, entertaining, sinister ...
Plot: steampunk, post apocalypse, resistance, survival, artifact, post apocalyptic, danger, save the world, female warrior, female fighter, power, female assassin ...
Time: future
Place: london, big ben london, europe, asia
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The Recall (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When five friends vacation at a remote lake house, they expect nothing less then a good time, unaware that Earth is under attack by an alien invasion and mass-abductions.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, inhaler, alien abduction, asthma attack, mind control, cabin in the woods, ufo, escape attempt, alien invasion, humanity in peril, spacecraft, danger ...
Place: alaska, california
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Halloween (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: sadistic psychopath, halloween, masked killer, slasher, boogeyman, murder, serial killer, maniac, violence, death, halloween costume, blood ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: illinois, midwest
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Adrift (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman and her fiancé find themselves caught in a hurricane after departing Tahiti by boat. She wakes up after being knocked out, only to discover him missing, and the elements threatening.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, thought provoking, sentimental, disaster movie ...
Plot: survivor, survival, storm, human spirit, sailboat, underwater, young couple, death, love, female protagonist, power of love, surfing ...
Time: year 1983
Place: tahiti, pacific ocean
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Nowhere to Hide (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marine officer Rob Cutter and his wife Barbara have a son named Johnny. Rob discovers that two newly delivered helicopters in his squadron have crashed because a defective part, a C-ring, has been made of a weaker, less expensive alloy. Before Rob ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, hitman, assassination, danger, murder, vengeance, woman in danger, undercover, dishonesty, army investigation, state affairs, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
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Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, sole survivor, air disaster, adventure, solitude, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the ...
Style: sweet, light, captivating, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, survival, family relations, danger, rescue, siblings relations, escapades, parents and children, mountain, pilot, polar bear, air disaster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
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A Cry in the Wild (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals until or if he is found.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wilderness, bear, adventure, dangerous animal, isolation, youth, danger, self discovery, survivor, boy, child in peril ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, yukon
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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, survival, sign language, monster, deafness, self sacrifice, creature feature, silence, pregnancy, survival horror, creature, child in peril ...
Time: near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: new york state
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Sadie's Last Days on Earth (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Everything in high school is like the world ending and Sadie Mitchell's crippling fear of the coming apocalypse is the heightened version of that.
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, apocalypse, anxiety, adolescence, tape recorder, walkie talkie, shoplifting, classic car, survivalist, convertible, christmas present, best friend ...
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The Hunted (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Samantha Clark goes deep into a Pacific Northwest forest to retrieve $12 million from a crashed airplane. While there she meets a mysterious mountain man who claims he can help her hunt down the money but instead he ends up ...
Plot: revolver, survivalist, crazy, psychological thriller, mountain man, woman in danger, human prey, insurance investigator, taunting, female protagonist, air disaster, bow and arrow ...
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Brothers in Arms (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two brothers on a hike in the woods, one of them with a hidden motive, get in trouble with hillbillies, when they save a girl from rape.
Plot: wilderness, survival, survival horror, survivalist, bolt upright after nightmare, domineering father, nature, redneck, rape, hillbilly, religious fanatic, backwoods ...
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Nightmare at Bittercreek (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a deadly battle for survival, four women are hunted by a ruthless group of killers they accidentally stumble upon while camping.
Style: suspense
Plot: flask, grenade, survivalist, aryan, racist, alcoholic, forest, wilderness, hiking, guide, friendship, dog ...
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Better Living (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A comedy about families, the elements that bind them together, and about hope in the face of hardship.
Plot: child abuse, cooking, irreverence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, priest, sister sister relationship, family reunited, excavation, digging, long lost father, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family ...
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The Survivalist (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed.
Style: cult film
Plot: death of family, military dictatorship, united states of america, survivalist, biker gang, family man, nuclear bomb, vigilante, motorcycle gang, chaos, national guard, martial law ...
Place: siberia, united states, usa
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