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, tense, suspense and intense films and TV shows about / with wilderness, survival, danger, escapades, forest, adventure, nature, death, friendship and chase plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as wilderness: The Revenant (2015), Into the Wild (2007), The Grey (2011), The Hunter (2011), Day of the Animals (1977), The Bear (1988), Wild (2014), Prey (2007), Van Diemen's Land (2009), Man in the Wilderness (1971).

List of wilderness movies

 8.0
 624K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, lone hero, revenge, snow, old west, betrayal, native american, manhunt, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 519K
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, inspirational, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, journey, freedom, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, cross country, usa, california, washington state ...
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 6.8
 227K
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, bad ending, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, wilderness, dangerous animal, death, stranded, wolf, eaten alive, male camaraderie, air disaster, danger, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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 6.8
 35K
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, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, sole survivor, little boy, environmentalist, hunter, obsessive quest, bio weapon, danger, escapades, crying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
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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, exciting, scary, disturbing, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, camping, animal life, save the planet, deadly, adventure, supernatural, danger, battles, dog, bird ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, 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, sentimental, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, friendship, adventure, animal life, family, animals, on the run, youth, escapades, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, british columbia, antarctica
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 7.1
 109K
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, captivating, sincere, emotional, meditative ...
Plot: cheating on husband, human spirit, wilderness, hiking, self discovery, journey, redemption, on the road, nature, obsessive quest, starting over, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, cross country, california, portland oregon
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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, rough, bleak ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, lion, poacher, safari, danger, deadly, animal life, family life, nature, escapades, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
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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: tense, rough, suspenseful, based on true events, bleak ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, cannibalism, murder, fugitives, life is a bitch, escapades, confined, wanted, rivalry, chases and races, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, native american, bear attack, vengeance, bear, rabbit, trapper, revenge, expedition, boat, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 1820s, 1800s
Place: usa
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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: realistic, touching, serious, uplifting, scenic ...
Plot: wilderness, adventure, mouse, arctic, wolf, biologist, inuit, survival, adventurer, rescue, danger, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
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 5.9
 4K
The Canyon (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, desert, deadly, dangerous animal, honeymoon, tour guide, danger, isolation, newlyweds, couple relations, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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 7.7
 90K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, rape, survival, murder, friendship, boat, nightmare, interrogation, sheriff, cover up, survivor, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
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 6.7
 43K
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: wilderness, survival, wolf, human animal relationship, injury, ice age, snow, dog, adventure, cavemen, father son relationship, boar ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: europe
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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: feel good, exciting, serious, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, friendship, survival, danger, youth, nature, summer, guide, camp, adventure, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, california, new jersey
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 6.2
 17K
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, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, survival, friendship, friend, best friend, lost, hiking, isolation, tourist, danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, tokyo, argentina
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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, exciting, scary, realistic ...
Plot: swamp, survival, wilderness, murder, soldier, violence, on the run, joke, trap, poacher, cajun, national guard ...
Place: louisiana, usa, texas, california, vietnam
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 6.8
 51K
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, soldier, in the woods, wilderness, gory, survival, standoff, full moon, deadly, beast, deadly creature, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, wales, scottish highlands, england
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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, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, friendship, cat, pets, wilderness, fish out of water, journey, adventure, survival, family, talking animals, wounded animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cross country, nevada, usa, california, san francisco
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Welcome to the Jungle (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young couples head into the New Guinea wilderness in an effort to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared in 1961.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: wilderness, jungle, obsessive quest, survival, deadly, gory, danger, confined, escapades, cons and scams, cannibalism, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
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 6.4
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: stalking, burned alive, wilderness, maniac, cabin, lost, vacation, hiking, dam, doctor, murder, bear trap ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
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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: tense, scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: wilderness, storm, holiday, camping, forest, forces of nature, crumbling marriage, dangerous animal, losing-it hero, confined, family in danger, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia
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Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: wilderness, survival, bear, grizzly bear, forest, danger, family relations, escapades, dangerous animal, siblings relations, blood, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: alaska, usa, united states
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 6.4
 625
Eyes of Fire (1983)
Genre: Horror, Western
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: suspenseful, emotional, bleak, serious, tense
Plot: wilderness, ghost, folklore, tree, forest, witchcraft, native american, isolation, in the woods, chases and races, dishonesty, chase ...
Time: 18th century
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 6.5
 859
Amazonia (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Brazil
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amazonia is an adventure in 3D inside the largest rainforest on the planet: the Amazon rainforest. Chestnut is a Capuchin monkey domesticated who survives a plane crash and finds himself alone in the dense forest. The monkey needs to learn to live ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: nature, wilderness, jungle, monkey, dangerous animal, danger, survival, escapades, adventure, hopes, getting home, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
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Benji the Hunted (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benji has become stranded on a remote island after a boating accident. He finds himself struggling to survive in the wilderness, avoiding close encounters with a wolf, a bear, and a territorial female cougar with her cub.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, lost at sea, cougar, hunter, family, adventure, rescue, escapades, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, orphan ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a modern family bored with the hassles of the city life in Los Angeles. They head for the wilderness never to return.
Style: uplifting, exciting, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wilderness, bear, nature, adventure, siblings relations, family, small town, family relations, escapades, daring rescue, animal life, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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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, survival, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, adventure, escapades, family, family life, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family film about Nikki, a half-wolf, half-dog raised in the Yukon during the gold rush era. After being separated from her master, Nikki must fend for herself amidst bears, the harsh Yukon weather, and a trapper who wants her skin.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: wilderness, canadian, forces of nature, daring rescue, escapades, adventure, getting home, family, young heroes, treasure hunt, friendship, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
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 4.1
 629
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, off the road, in the woods, escapades, confined, deathtrap, friends, tough heroes, friendship, moral dilemma, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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