Wilderness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant wilderness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh, interesting and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with wilderness, survival, escapades, danger, adventure, forest, storytelling, catastrophe, death and runaway plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Australia, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as wilderness: Into the Wild (2007), The Grey (2011), The Revenant (2015), The Bear (1988), The Hunter (2011), Prey (2007), Frozen (2010), Day of the Animals (1977), Wild (2014), Never Cry Wolf (1983).

List of wilderness movies

 8.1
 505K
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: melancholic, road movie, captivating, inspirational, atmospheric ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, introspection, freedom, journey, isolation, obsessive quest, hitchhiker, adventure, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, california, south africa ...
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 6.8
 223K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, death, stranded, wolf, male camaraderie, eaten alive, air disaster, danger, atheist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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 8.0
 588K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, revenge, betrayal, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, brutality, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 15K
The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, adventure, family, animal life, on the run, nature, escapades, youth, rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
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 6.8
 34K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, little boy, sole survivor, hunter, obsessive quest, danger, crying, escapades, bio weapon, killing an animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
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 4.7
 7K
Prey (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, lion, poacher, safari, danger, deadly, family life, nature, animal life, animal attack, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
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 6.2
 60K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, isolation, youth, frostbite, wilderness, ski lift, forces of nature, ski resort, stranded, buddies, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Day of the Animals (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The depletion of the earth's ozone layer causes animals above the altitude of 5000 feet to run amok, which is very unfortunate for a group of hikers who get dropped off up there by helicopter just before the quarantine is announced.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, rat, dog, bird, bear, wolf, snake, mountain lion, hawk, vulture, camping, survival ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
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 7.1
 106K
Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: uplifting, emotional, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: wilderness, human spirit, self discovery, redemption, hiking, on the road, llama, introspection, memory, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, addiction ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: usa, cross country, california, portland oregon
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Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, wolf, arctic, biologist, survival, inuit, mouse, forces of nature, environmentalism, animal life, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
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 7.7
 87K
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, survival, friendship, murder, rape, banjo, river, canoe, hillbilly, boat, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: georgia, usa
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 7.7
 20K
Walkabout (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist takes his teenage daughter and 6-year-old son into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, culture clash, tribe, survival, coming of age, suicide, teenage girl, death, picnic, hunter, geologist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, sydney australia
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White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: survival, coming of age, wilderness, friendship, guide, summer, nature, adventure, youth, danger, camp, lake or river ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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 6.2
 16K
Gerry (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, survival, friend, friendship, best friend, isolation, desperation, highway, escapades, buddies, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo, argentina
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The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.
Style: suspense, scenic, atmospheric, surprise ending
Plot: interracial romance, survival, wilderness, mountain, stranger, snow, peril, near death experience, travel, love, rescue, moral dilemma ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, idaho, utah
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Remake of the popular Disney classic, this time featuring some well known voices as two dogs and a cat trek across America encountering all sorts of adventures in the quest to be reunited with their owners.
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, cat, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, adventure, family, survival, getting home, human animal relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, san francisco, california
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Southern Comfort (1981)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: wilderness, soldier, swamp, survival, national guard, gore, joke, trap, cajun, vietnam war, on the run, murder ...
Place: louisiana, usa, texas, california, vietnam
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 6.5
 1K
The Creeper (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: wilderness, stalking, burned alive, severed head, decapitation, river, murder, doctor, hiking, dam, bear trap, forest ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
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 2.6
 1K
Grizzly Rage (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, exciting, semi serious
Plot: grizzly bear, wilderness, dangerous animal, survival, adventure, isolation, on the road, danger, deadly, killer animal, youth, forest ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.4
 599
Eyes of Fire (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A preacher is accused of adultery and he and his followers are chased out of town and become stranded in an isolated forest which is haunted by the spirits of long dead Native Americans.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, suspenseful, tense
Plot: wilderness, folklore, witchcraft, native american, tree, forest, ghost, on the run, in the woods, chases and races, interrupted hanging, reverend ...
Time: 18th century
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The Further Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Wilderness Family now face terrifying times in fierce winter storms, an avalanche, and being attacked by a ferocious pack of hungry wolves. Watch as America's favorite family stands strong together to prove that the best things in life are ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, winter, adventure, survival, parents and children, family, family in danger, family life, danger, escapades, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilization and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide Zachary Bass is injured in a bear attack, they decide ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, based on true events ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, bear attack, trapper, expedition, revenge, bear, native american, rabbit, boat, vengeance, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 313K
Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, island, rescue, jungle, adventure, danger, animal life, giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus, lion, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 6.7
 35K
Alpha (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a hunting expedition goes awry, a young caveman struggles against the elements to find his way home.
Style: captivating, exciting, thought provoking, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: human animal relationship, survival, wilderness, wolf, ice age, injury, dog, adventure, father son relationship, cavemen, snow, boar ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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 6.7
 3K
Long Weekend (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological
Plot: wilderness, camping, storm, forest, holiday, dangerous animal, survival, australian outback, isolation, danger, deadly, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
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Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: wilderness, survival, grizzly bear, forest, bear, dangerous animal, danger, siblings relations, escapades, family relations, animal attack, bear trap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska
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 6.8
 143K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: witch, religion, supernatural, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, family in danger, insanity, guilt, violence, paranoia, isolation ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
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 7.2
 24K
Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, road movie, scenic, captivating ...
Plot: desert, obsessive quest, adventurer, journey, adventure, wilderness, self discovery, camel, solitude, outback, survival, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1975, year 1976 ...
Place: australia, africa
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 7.0
 6K
Death Hunt (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, manhunt, false accusation, danger, chase, on the run, against the odds, adventure, lone wolves, crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: canada, alaska, louisiana
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Van Diemen's Land (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true story of Australia’s most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous journey into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen’s Land was a feared ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, murder, cannibal, cannibalism, fugitives, bounty hunter, chases and races, confined, escapades, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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