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 psychological, serious, suspense, intense, interesting and weird films and TV shows about / with isolation, survival, storytelling, death, confined, dialogue, claustrophobia, catastrophe, loneliness and blood plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
isolation
 2397
isolation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as isolation: The Shining (1980), Cube (1997), Moon (2009), Cast Away (2000), Gravity (2013), Frozen (2010), Ex Machina (2014), 1408 (2007), 127 Hours (2010), Passengers (2016).

List of isolation movies

 8.4
 1.0M
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, suspense, scary, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, ghost, insanity, supernatural, snow, imaginary friend, haunted house, father son relationship, evil, psychopath, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, florida, miami ...
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 7.2
 232K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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: survival, isolation, trapped, trap, mathematics, escape, maze, claustrophobia, group of strangers, death, survival horror, psychology ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
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 7.8
 360K
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, philosophical, suspense, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: isolation, moon, astronaut, loneliness, space travel, cloning, dystopic future, solitude, twists and turns, distopia, technology, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
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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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 7.7
 826K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scenic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, isolation, astronaut, space station, space travel, catastrophe, sole survivor, spacecraft, stranded, disaster, survivor, space program ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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 6.2
 74K
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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, snow, stranded, ski resort, frostbite, survival horror, sole survivor, winter, youth, friends, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.7
 545K
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: psychological, philosophical, mind bending, futuristic, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, cyberpunk, technology, isolation, cyborgs, androids, androids and robots, existentialism, human android relationship, manipulation, a.i. ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 6.8
 276K
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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, isolation, survival, hotel, insanity, trapped, fear, evil, twists and turns, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 15th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 378K
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, psychological, breathtaking, intense ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, alone, courage, human spirit, climbing, canyon, loneliness, adventure, mountain, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa
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 7.0
 406K
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, scenic, dramatic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: isolation, trapped in space, love story, survival, space travel, love, space station, malfunction, space program, spacecraft, loneliness, destiny ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 153K
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, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space travel, post apocalypse, memory loss, isolation, survival horror, spacecraft, mission, end of the world, mutation, monster, twists and turns ...
Time: future
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 8.1
 421K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Canada, 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, suspense, sad, heartbreaking, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, isolation, rape, escape, kidnapped, captive, room, child born of rape, imprisonment, kidnapped woman, rescue ...
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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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 8.2
 1.3M
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, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, mental illness, investigation, insanity, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, memory, schizophrenia ...
Time: year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 8.0
 852K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, 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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, mars, nasa, space travel, stranded, science, astronaut, isolation, struggle for survival, scientist, left for dead, food shortage ...
Time: 2030s, 21st century, future
Place: china, usa, london, houston texas, pasadena california ...
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 6.9
 81K
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, touching, suspenseful, tense, reflective ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, isolation, sea, boat, adventure, storm, loneliness, forces of nature, survivor, ocean, human spirit, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.2
 424K
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, disturbing, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, isolation, paranoia, snow, supernatural, creature, scientist, fear, suspicion, body horror ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 5.8
 54K
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: scary, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, shark, isolation, stranded, ocean, shark attack, panic, animal attack, diving, water, loneliness, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 7.0
 162K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France, USA
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, suspense, psychological, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, trapped, buried alive, terrorist, captivity, claustrophobia, isolation, confined, deathtrap, characters in danger, threat, twists and turns ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, middle east
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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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 5.8
 37K
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, suspense, apocalyptic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, isolation, survival horror, torment, confined, losing-it hero, social decay, group of strangers, apocalypse, disaster, nuclear holocaust, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, new york
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 6.9
 117K
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, twist ending, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, twists and turns, ship, time travel, supernatural, ghost ship, ocean, isolation, insanity, sea, shipwreck, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s ...
Place: miami, florida, caribbean
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 6.6
 263K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, macabre, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: plot twist, isolation, forest, utopia, village, psychology, twists and turns, mysterious place, mystery, village life, small town, wooing ...
Time: 18th century, 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
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Nine Miles Down (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, sexy
Plot: geologist, investigation, isolation, hallucination, mysterious character, delusion, twists and turns, hell, mystery, desert, scientific research, mystery killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sahara, africa
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The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, estate, isolation, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, loss of son, tragic event, curse, grief ...
Time: victorian era, edwardian era, 19th century, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.8
 214K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, insanity, psychopath, kidnapping, female psychopath, snow, loneliness, obsessed fan, rage, hostage, mentally unstable, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: colorado, usa
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 7.5
 36K
The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, stylized, bleak, colourful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: loneliness, isolation, nature, island, raft, sea turtle, desert island, beach, swimming, transformation, survival, sea ...
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 5.3
 10K
House of 9 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection how they got there and no way out. The voice on the PA introduces them to a grisly game they must play. The prize is $5 million and their life.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, isolation, captivity, murder, game, sole survivor, deathtrap, group of strangers, mind game, characters killed one by one, psychological torture, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
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 6.3
 34K
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, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, isolation, imagination, surrealism, mentally challenged, imaginary friend, mental illness, child neglect, addiction, drug addiction, abandoned house, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austin texas, denmark, usa, texas
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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, tense, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder mystery, isolation, characters killed one by one, mind game, private detective, investigation, crimes, guilt, false accusation, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 70s
Place: alps, austria
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