Isolation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant isolation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, psychological, intense, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with isolation, survival, storytelling, death, confined, blood, danger, dialogue, catastrophe and loneliness plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
isolation
 2145
isolation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as isolation: The Shining (1980), Cast Away (2000), Ex Machina (2014), 127 Hours (2010), Gravity (2013), Moon (2009), Cube (1997), I Am Legend (2007), Passengers (2016), The Martian (2015).

List of isolation movies

 8.4
 936K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, evil, ghost, danger, stephen king, hotel, nervous breakdown, psychic, psychopath, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
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 7.8
 548K
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: captivating, suspense, serious, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, stranded on an island, island, human spirit, courage, solitude, adventure, tropical island, determination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.7
 498K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: mind bending, philosophical, twist ending, tense, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, technology, robot, existentialism, cyberpunk, cyborgs, androids, human android relationship, manipulation, a.i., man versus machine ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 7.5
 359K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, uplifting, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, loneliness, desert, adventure, alone, climbing, desperation, extreme sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
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 7.7
 788K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, outer space, isolation, space station, astronaut, spacecraft, space travel, trapped in space, catastrophe, survivor, sole survivor, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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 7.8
 344K
Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, bleak, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, loneliness, cloning, dystopic future, spacecraft, astronaut, moon, space and aliens, clones, space travel, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
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 7.2
 220K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, survival, isolation, maze, trapped, captivity, danger, escape, death, mathematics, survival horror, stranger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 7.2
 709K
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, scary, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, experiment, isolation, heroes, deadly creature, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 369K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, surprise ending, scenic, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: outer space, love story, space station, space travel, isolation, survival, spacecraft, trapped in space, loneliness, moral dilemma, dating, love ...
Time: future
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 8.0
 790K
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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, mars, space travel, nasa, isolation, astronaut, stranded, trapped in space, struggle for survival, rescue, near death experience, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: london, houston texas, china, pasadena california, beijing china
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 6.1
 70K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, isolation, ski resort, danger, mountain, youth, friends, survival horror, stranded, frostbite, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.8
 261K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: evil, ghost, haunted house, isolation, survival, fear, insanity, trapped, supernatural, paranormal activity, danger, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 1.2M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, investigation, mystery, insanity, plot twist, paranoia, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, delusion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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 6.7
 147K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, isolation, survival, mutant, space and aliens, danger, mission, memory loss, post apocalypse, fear ...
Time: future
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 7.0
 154K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, confined, buried alive, captivity, isolation, trapped, abduction, desperation, danger, fear, terrorism, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: iraq, middle east
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 6.9
 108K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, isolation, ocean, gory, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, ocean or sea, time travel, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, year 1932, 20th century ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
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 6.9
 78K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, ocean or sea, desperation, adventure, human spirit, hopes, danger, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.8
 194K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, captivity, female psychopath, isolation, psychopath, obsessed fan, snow, manic, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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 8.1
 591K
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, melancholic, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, wilderness, survival, journey, life philosophy, freedom, on the road, adventure, lifestyle change, solitude, isolation, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990 ...
Place: alaska, usa, south dakota, washington state, northern california ...
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Nine Miles Down (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Sahara desert, a sandstorm batters a deserted drilling station. A security patrolman, battles through the high winds to investigate why all contact with the station has been lost. Originally built for gas exploration, and then abandoned, the ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, investigation, geologist, hell, mysterious character, delusion, hallucination, scientific research, desert, mystery, confined, gas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sahara, africa
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 6.5
 187K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, stephen king ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new york state, tennessee
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 5.7
 52K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, suspense ...
Plot: stranded, shark, survival, isolation, shark attack, panic, ocean, ocean or sea, scuba diving, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.1
 3K
Far North (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A soldier's unexpected arrival affects two women's simple existence.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hunting, isolation, arctic, survival, nomad, curse, love triangle, ex soldier, mother daughter relationship, eskimo indian, dog sled, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.5
 33K
Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, dark fantasy, psychedelic, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, mentally challenged, orphan, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, down on your luck, figment, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
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Ten Little Indians (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ten strangers are invited as weekend guests to a remote mountain mansion.When the host doesn't show up, the guests start dying, one by one, in uniquely macabre Agatha Christie-style.It is based on Christie's best-selling novel with 100 ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder mystery, isolation, murder, serial killer, false accusation, characters killed one by one, investigation, private detective, psychopath, mountain, crimes, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: austria, alps
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 8.1
 385K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, alien encounter, space and aliens, paranoia, lovecraftian, fear, survival, evil, creature, scientist, mutation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 5.8
 36K
The Divide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
Style: tense, bleak, suspense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, nuclear holocaust, confined, losing-it hero, isolation, torment, bunker, danger, group of strangers, human nature, chaos, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north korea
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 6.8
 434K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, trapped, apocalypse, imaginary, distopia, society, youth, young heroes, memory loss, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
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 5.4
 5K
Funhouse (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When 8 celebrities from around the globe are invited to compete in an online reality show, they soon realize that they are playing for their very lives, as those voted off suffer horrific consequences, broadcast live to the entire world.
Style: scary, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: torture, rivalry, survival, video surveillance, trapped, isolation, sadism, characters killed one by one, psychopath, mercilessness, reality, dismemberment ...
Time: 21st century
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 8.1
 390K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, locked in a room, captive, isolation, child born of rape, escape, imprisonment, captivity, rescue, confined, abduction ...
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