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, tense, disturbing, psychological and captivating films and TV shows about / with survivalist, survival, danger, blood, death, chase, violence, deadly, knife and wilderness plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as survivalist: Here Alone (2016), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Captain Fantastic (2016), The Road (2009), I Am Legend (2007), Leave No Trace (2018), Cast Away (2000), Man Vs. (2015), The Hunted (2003), Deliverance (1972).

List of survivalist movies

 5.6
 8K
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, apocalyptic ...
Plot: zombie, infection, survivalist, survival, post apocalypse, pandemic, zombie apocalypse, female protagonist, determination, grief, forest, distopia ...
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: 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: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, kidnapping, post apocalypse, alien invasion, alien, end of the world, bunker, paranoia, survivalist, bomb shelter, underground bunker, ufo ...
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, sad, cerebral, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: road trip, capitalism, home schooling, survivalist, funeral, precocious child, suicide, teenage girl, large family, socialism, family relations, children ...
Place: washington state, oregon, xian
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 7.2
 241K
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, suspense, harsh, rough, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, starvation, on the road, catastrophe, journey, loss of family member, worldwide chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 7.2
 758K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: scary, suspenseful, exciting, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, virus, distopia, supernatural, isolation, infected, secret hideout, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 60K
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: psychological, sincere, captivating, motivational, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, teenage girl, veteran, hiking, forest, wilderness, survivalist, hitchhiking, trust, hiding place, freezing, medicine ...
Time: future
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon, xian, california ...
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 7.8
 592K
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: suspense, captivating, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, adventure, stranded on an island, air disaster, solitude, desert island, determination, survivor, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 5.6
 3K
Man Vs. (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 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: slasher, suspense, psychotronic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: monster, alien attack, survivalist, found footage, evil alien, survival, alien, alien creature, predator, alien invasion, alien contact, forest ...
Place: canada
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 6.0
 48K
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: suspense, intense, brutal, slasher, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, survival, wilderness, hitman, chase, fbi, murder, violence, justice, homicidal maniac, ex soldier, survivalist ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, portland oregon, usa, british columbia ...
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 7.7
 111K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, rape, canoe, adventure, hillbilly, revenge, rape and revenge, friendship, river, nature, redneck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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 6.6
 101K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Horror, 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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: home invasion, survival, deathtrap, masked killer, twists and turns, massacre, crimes, murder, confined, parents and children, gang, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: missouri, usa
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 6.6
 57K
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, sad, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, survivor, sailboat, storm, boat, human spirit, female protagonist, love, young couple, sea adventure, power of love, sailing ...
Time: year 1983
Place: pacific ocean, tahiti
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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, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survivalist, strong female character, paranoia, crimes, psychological manipulation, murder, female warrior, dishonesty, violence, runaway, chase, apocalypse ...
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 4.1
 2K
Darkest Day (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dan wakes up on a beach with no memory. He discovers an empty city ravaged by a deadly virus. After befriending a small group of survivors it soon becomes clear the army are hunting him down, and the group are forced on a dangerous journey to escape.
Style: tense, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: virus, zombie, memory loss, zombie apocalypse, british, sole survivor, characters in danger, survival horror, heroes, walking dead, survival, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: britain
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 6.0
 9K
The Decline (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anticipating a disaster, Antoine, a father, attends a survivalist training given by Alain in his autonomous hideout. In fear of a natural, economic or social crisis, the group trains to face the different possible apocalyptic scenarios. But the ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, training camp, society, struggle for survival, tragic event, survivalist, misadventure, apocalypse, post apocalypse, snow, christmas, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
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Edge of Extinction (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 141 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 ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survivalist, pandemic, end of the world, survivor, survival, characters in danger, fate of humanity, panic, society, survival horror ...
Time: future
Place: europe
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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 ...
Style: social
Plot: love, teenager, senior citizen, lonely, loss of child, survivalist, father son relationship, widow, thanksgiving dinner, calling parent by first name
Place: usa
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Attack Of The Southern Fried Zombies (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Lonnie, a crop duster pilot, must lead a mismatched group of survivors to escape the deadly zombie horde after an experimental chemical, intended to control the invasive kudzu vine, transforms the citizens of Charleston, MS into zombies.
Style: captivating, light
Plot: zombie, escape, team, survivalist, saving a life, struggle for survival, fight, undead, zombie attack, zombie apocalypse, showdown, teamwork ...
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Zombie Mutation (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Follows 6 people low life junkies & strippers as they battle for survival in the midst of a zombie outbreak in a run town on the outskirts of a city.
Style: psychotronic, tense, scary, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: zombie, junkie, mutation, stripper, survival, living dead, zombie outbreak, survivor, walking dead, struggle for survival, peril, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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 6.9
 75K
The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, bear, grizzly bear, bear attack, marital infidelity, hunter, billionaire, survivor, older man younger woman relationship, nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
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 7.5
 528K
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, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, creature, monster, survival, sign language, survival horror, silence, pregnancy, alien, self sacrifice, child in peril, creature feature ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: new york state
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Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, coming of age, adventure, isolation, innocence lost, death, bullying, literature, brutality, stranded on an island, survival, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 7.0
 233K
Rambo (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent ...
Style: brutal, realistic, bloody, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violent, lone hero, one man army, rambo, mercenary, jungle, sniper, military, strong violent content, soldier, survival, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: burma, thailand, asia, arizona, southeast asia
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 8.1
 623K
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, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, road trip, self discovery, wilderness, freedom, journey, solitude, adventure, isolation, lifestyle change, life philosophy, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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 6.7
 58K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, jungle, amazon rainforest, alone, adventurer, rescue, nature, hallucination, raft, river, wilderness, lost ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, year 1981, year 1980
Place: bolivia, south america, andes mountains
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Killing Ground (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When young urbanites Ian and Sam decide to go camping, they arrive at their isolated destination to discover another tent already set up, but no sign of its owners. With the other campers at large, Ian and Sam's discovery of a child wandering ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: camping, serial killer, rape, dog, doctor, baby, violence, murder, travel, survival, husband wife relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.8
 30K
Calibre (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: hunting, paranoia, accident, drug use, village, hunter, friends, paranoid, survival, murder, murderer, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: scottish highlands
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 5.7
 4K
The Boat (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Malta, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lone fisherman on his daily run finds himself lost in a thick fog which proves impossible to navigate. The worst is yet to come when his encounter with a seemingly abandoned sailboat becomes a fight for survival against an enemy unknown.
Style: suspense, captivating, macabre, rough, dark ...
Plot: survival, boat, lost at sea, ghost ship, ocean, sailing, disappearance, alone, paranoia, survival horror, freak accident, sailboat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: malta
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 8.7
 15K
Primal (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A caveman forms a bond with a dinosaur as they struggle to survive in a hostile world.
Style: captivating, sincere, tense, disturbing, adult animation ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dinosaur, caveman, adventure, survival, hunter, hunting, barbarian, violence, eaten alive, unlikely friendships, life is a bitch, revenge ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, stone age
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Against the Ice (2022)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1909, two explorers fight to survive after they're left behind while on a Denmark expedition in ice-covered Greenland.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, dark
Plot: cold, survival, struggle for survival, snow, camp, crew, island, captain, ship, winter, monster, mental health ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: greenland, denmark
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