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 suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense, realistic and scary films and TV shows about / with survivalist, survival, danger, chase, death, murder, escapades, gun, catastrophe and knife plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as survivalist: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Captain Fantastic (2016), Here Alone (2016), Leave No Trace (2018), The Hunted (2003), The Survivors (1983), Two Weeks to Live (2020), The Directive (2019), I Am Legend (2007), Love at First Fight (2014).

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, twist ending, atmospheric, psychotronic ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, underground bunker, twists & turns, bunker, survivalist, paranoia, bomb shelter, alien, ufo, subterranean ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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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, emotional, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, home schooling, family drama, survivalist, large family, road trip, motor home, family relations, precocious child, socialism, wilderness, parenthood ...
Place: washington state, oregon, xian
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 5.6
 7K
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: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: survivalist, zombie, infection, survival, zombie apocalypse, female protagonist, determination, infected, grief, forest, post apocalypse, rescue ...
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 7.2
 51K
Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Adventure, 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, motivational, road movie, philosophical ...
Plot: off the grid, father daughter relationship, hiking, teenage girl, hitchhiking, survivalist, wilderness, hiding place, trust, medicine, injury, veteran ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon, colorado, xian ...
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 6.1
 44K
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, psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, swat team, chase, human monster, murder, special agents, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, massacre, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, yugoslavia ...
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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, realistic, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unemployment, survival, gangsters, hitman, mountain, gas station, robbery, survivalist, friendship, down on your luck, witnessing a crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, usa
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Two Weeks to Live (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When strange young misfit Kim Noakes was just a little girl, her father died in murky circumstances and her mother Tina whisked her away to a remote rural life of seclusion and bizarre survival techniques. Now all grown up, Kim sets out into the ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, ironic ...
Plot: psychological manipulation, strong female character, crimes, paranoia, female warrior, dishonesty, murder, runaway, danger, violence, bunker, british humour ...
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 4.4
 652
The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, 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: cinema verite, allegory, educational, epic, psychotronic ...
Plot: zombie outbreak, robot, expedition, journey, sole survivor, virus, top secret, rat, self discovery, loss of father, laboratory, government agent ...
Time: 2020s, near future, future, year 2019
Place: washington d.c., china, utah, colorado, usa ...
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 7.2
 689K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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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: sentimental, touching, captivating, light, sincere ...
Plot: forest, teenage love, family business, military, love and romance, fall in love, couples, coming of age, parents and children, disorder, summer, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, south of france
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 6.5
 29K
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, bio weapon, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, transformation, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, 70s, year 1975, year 1977, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, china, woodstock, california ...
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, survival, danger, adventure, dangerous animal, youth, self discovery, isolation, boy, survivor, child in peril ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, yukon
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 5.6
 3K
Man Vs. (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As host of his own hit TV series, 'MAN VS', Doug Woods is forced to fend for himself for five days in remote locations with no crew, food, or water, only the cameras he carries on his back to film his experiences. Doug's in the remote ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: evil alien, survival, alien, predator, producer, handheld camera, wilderness, showdown, standoff, monster, deadly creature, deadly ...
Place: canada
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In the Year 2889 (1969)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The last seven survivors of a nuclear war barricade themselves against an attack by a mutant cannibal.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: mutant, survival, post apocalypse, radiation, end of the world, murder, moonshine, apocalypse, heroes, life is a bitch, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: chaos, family relations, survival, apocalypse, family in danger, contamination, farm, distopia, virus, graphic violence, human nature, plague ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
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Goodbye World (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a mysterious cyber-attack cripples civilization, a group of old college friends and lovers retreat to a remote country cabin, where they must cope with an uncertain future while navigating the minefield of their shared past.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, captivating
Plot: survival, apocalypse, chaos, social relations, danger, couple relations, human nature, cyberspace, husband wife relationship, terrorism, group of friends, off the grid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., california
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 8.0
 763K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Jordan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw ...
Style: futuristic, biting, suspenseful, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, space travel, mars, nasa, isolation, stranded, astronaut, trapped in space, space and aliens, alone, human spirit, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, pasadena california, beijing china, london, china
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 5.2
 12K
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, sole survivor, post apocalypse, profanity, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: future
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 5.9
 9K
Infestation (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Our hero, Cooper, awakes to find himself nauseous, weak and covered in webbing, hanging from the ceiling of an office where, just minutes ago, he started his new job. As he struggles out of his slimy prison he comes face to face with his opponent - ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, evil alien, mutant, trap, cocoon, chaos, heroes, deadly, deadly creature, danger, rivalry, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Style: touching, dark humor, humorous, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, road trip, end of the world, loneliness, profanity, romance, bittersweet, friendship, catastrophe, fate of humanity, childhood sweetheart, old love ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
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 7.1
 121K
Tremors (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, desert, deadly creature, rescue, survival, creature feature, human versus monster, danger, stranded, mutant, small town, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: nevada, usa
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Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Burt Gummer returns home to Perfection, Nev., to find that the town of terror has become a theme park, and when the simulated giant worm attacks turn real, the survivalist must battle the creatures once again. Gummer pits his impressive knowledge of ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, absurd, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human versus monster, small town, real estate agent, deadly creature, supernatural, deadly, danger, rescue, survival, store, monster, desert ...
Place: nevada, usa, argentina
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Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Those supersucking desert creatures are back --- and this time they're south of the border. As the creatures worm their way through the oil fields of Mexico, the only people who can wrangle them are veteran Earl Bassett and survivalist Burt ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scary, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human versus monster, small town, metamorphosis, oil refinery, hunting, survival, deadly creature, supernatural, deadly, danger, chases and races, stranded ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, nevada, usa, latin america, california
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 4.0
 5K
Out of Reach (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Billy Ray Lancing, a former CSA agent who now works on a wildlife refuge in Northern Alaska, has been exchanging letters in a pen-pal relationship with Irina Morawska, a 13-year-old orphaned girl in Poland that he's helping out ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human trafficking, rescue, danger, friendship, martial arts, orphan, secret code, crimes, obsessive quest, righting the wronged, good versus evil, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, poland, warsaw poland, eastern europe
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, survival, psychopath, danger, death, hitchhiker, human monster, gory, escapades, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
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 7.7
 99K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, hillbilly, adventure, rape, canoe, survival, friendship, survivor, rescue, danger, murder, hunting ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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 6.4
 268
Courage (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marathon runners are taken captive in desert by right-wing militia.
Plot: survival, biker, survivalist, marathon, runner, desert, revenge, on the run, pursuit
Place: new mexico
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 6.6
 89K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: slasher, home invasion, masked killer, murder, massacre, survival, crimes, gory, trap, deathtrap, family in danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After taking over a failing Miami hotel with her workaholic fiance, Elliot, Tracy thinks Monique Gabrielle has seduced her better half-to-be. She then tries to have an affair of her own, and arranges for hookers to become bellhops. Meanwhile, her ...
Style: sentimental, sexual, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, nudity (full frontal - brief), lifestyle, romance, sexual content, silly humor, fish out of water, workplace situations, comedy of errors, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 4.1
 662
Deadfall Trail (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, Julian and Paul enter the Kaibab National Forest for a three-week survival trip and peyote vision quest. The only items they take with them are a knife, a bottle of water and a garbage bag each. A week into their journey a disastrous turn of ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, human nature, isolation, moral dilemma, friendship, confined, danger, hiking, desert, forest, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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