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 realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, intense and harsh films and TV shows about / with survival, wilderness, escapades, danger, nature, chase, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe and death plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.
wilderness movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as wilderness: The Revenant (2015), Into the Wild (2007), Wild (2014), The Grey (2011), The Way Back (2010), The Edge (1997), The Canyon (2009), Man in the Wilderness (1971), Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Deliverance (1972).

List of wilderness movies

The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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: atmospheric, breathtaking, rough, suspenseful, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, winter, lone hero, adventure, violence, obsessive quest, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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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, melancholic, motivational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, self discovery, wilderness, road trip, journey, adventure, solitude, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, lifestyle change, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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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: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, hiking, cheating on husband, human spirit, survival, nature, female protagonist, death of mother, grief, journey, loneliness ...
Time: year 1995, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, portland oregon, usa, oregon, mojave desert
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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, harsh, tense, bad ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, snow, dangerous animal, animal attack, wolf, air disaster, forces of nature, hunting, stranded, wolf attack, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, epic ...
Plot: survival, escape, prison escape, wilderness, freedom, world war two, war, gulag, journey, pow, desert, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, siberia, mongolia ...
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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, grizzly bear, bear attack, adventure, bear, marital infidelity, hunter, crash, rivalry, airplane accident, billionaire ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
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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, suspense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, desert, dangerous animal, honeymoon, grand canyon, tour guide, animal attack, isolation, newlyweds, stranded, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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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, tense, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, bear attack, survival, native american, adventure, hallucination, paranoia, fear, vengeance, wounded, isolation, forces of nature ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 70s
Place: north dakota, usa
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Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, epic, meditative, factual ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, native americans, hunting, adventure, mountain man, native, rocky mountains, native american, indians, revenge, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: colorado, usa
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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, adventure, canoe, hillbilly, friendship, revenge, rape and revenge, river, nature, redneck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: breathtaking, emotional, serious, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, nature, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, arctic, stranded, rescue, isolation, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953
Place: canada
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The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 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: suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, hunter, mercenary, little boy, manipulation, greed, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tasmania, australia, paris france
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Alpha (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a hunting expedition goes awry, a young caveman struggles against the elements to find his way home.
Style: sincere, captivating, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, wolf, caveman, human animal relationship, wilderness, dog, animal attack, hunter, boar, wolf attack, wolf pack, adventure ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, ancient times, stone age
Place: europe
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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, scenic, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: desert, wilderness, solitude, adventure, survival, travel, beautiful scenery, explorer, camel, obsessive quest, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1935 ...
Place: australia, africa
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The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Genre: Drama, 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: scenic, suspense, romantic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, interracial romance, snow, mountain, black man white woman relationship, crash landing, plane crash, stranger, animal attack, rescue, love ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: new york, utah, idaho, manhattan new york city, london
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Seraphim Falls (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and ...
Style: tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspense, intense ...
Plot: wilderness, civil war, chase, survival, vengeance, american civil war, justice, violence, war, indians, colonel, union soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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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: semi autobiographical, scenic, breathtaking, philosophical, witty ...
Plot: wilderness, nature, survival, scientist, snow, wolf, mountain, biologist, adventure, disney, dog sled, animals ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
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Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the ...
Style: scary, brutal, macabre, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: wilderness, native american, rescue, violence, violent, survival, cannibalism, murder, brutality, cannibal, ambush, civil war veteran ...
Time: 70s, 19th century
Place: california
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Big Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Finland, UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Air Force One is shot down by terrorists, leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness. 13-year old Oskari is also in that wilderness, on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk by tracking down a deer, but ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: wilderness, president, survival, catastrophe, adventure, secret service, conspiracy, transformation, forest, plane crash, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: finland, europe, pentagon, washington d.c., norway
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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: intense, sincere, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, coming of age, friendship, river, youth, nature, summer, adventure, mountain climbing, teenager, guide ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, california, usa, new york
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Southern Comfort (1981)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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: atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, gothic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, swamp, vietnam war, jungle, murder, soldier, paranoia, gunfight, brutality, violence, chase ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana, california, texas, usa, southern usa ...
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Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, nature, forest, dangerous animal, bear, camping, bear attack, wilderness, lost, lost in the woods, isolation, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada, ontario canada
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Prey (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: animal attack, wilderness, survival, dangerous animal, survival horror, nature, stalking, family relations, safari, poacher, lion, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
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Walking Out (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A city teen who travels to Montana to go hunting with his estranged father only for the strained trip to become a battle for survival when they encounter a grizzly bear
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: grizzly bear, bear attack, wilderness, hunting, survival, snow, estranged father, grownups, parent child relationship, winter, teenage boy, fear ...
Place: montana
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The River Wild (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, intense, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: wilderness, river, survival, hostage, criminal, rafting, family in danger, adventure, bank robber, kidnapping, rescue, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, idaho, usa
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Amazon (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: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: nature, jungle, wilderness, monkey, survival, adventure, predator, wild animal, family, hopes, dangerous animal, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
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A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, kidnapping, hiking, mountaineer, wilderness, extreme sport, rescue, group of criminals, hunt down, ransom, child in peril, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, europe
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A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murderous pair, honeymoon, wilderness, psychopath, island, paranoia, survival, murder, deception, escapades, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
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The Naked Prey (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, tribe, hunter, wilderness, manhunt, on the run, chase, adventurer, cannibalism, culture clash, warrior, safari ...
Time: 19th century, 60s
Place: south africa, africa
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The Rover (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: post apocalypse, wilderness, distopia, desert, car chase, small town, crimes, vengeance, revenge, motel, theft, chase ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: australia, california
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