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, suspenseful, suspense, intense, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with isolation, survival, confined, danger, death, storytelling, blood, dialogue, catastrophe and chase plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
isolation
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isolation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as isolation: Cast Away (2000), Gravity (2013), 127 Hours (2010), The Martian (2015), 1408 (2007), The Shining (1980), Moon (2009), Cube (1997), Into the Wild (2007), Suicide Room (2011).

List of isolation movies

 7.8
 479K
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, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, human spirit, desert island, courage, adventure, suicide attempt, air disaster, solitude, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.7
 719K
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: isolation, survival, outer space, space station, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, loss, space and aliens, survivor, spacewalk, space program ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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 7.6
 328K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
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: suspense, uplifting, psychological, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, desert, courage, adventure, loneliness, extreme sport, climbing, determination, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 8.0
 693K
The Martian (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
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, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: survival, isolation, space travel, mars, nasa, astronaut, human spirit, adventure, stranded, space and aliens, alone, loneliness ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: houston texas, beijing china, china, pasadena california
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 6.8
 244K
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, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, fear, ghost, survival, evil, insanity, trapped, paranormal activity, hotel, paranoia, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.4
 797K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 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, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, hotel, psychic, evil, danger, ghost, trapped, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
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 7.9
 315K
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, futuristic, bleak, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, outer space, loneliness, cloning, spacecraft, moon, astronaut, dystopic future, space and aliens, doubts and hesitations, nervous breakdown, space travel ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, mexico, hawaii
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 7.2
 195K
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, suspenseful, futuristic, surreal, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, trap, survival, captivity, maze, escape, trapped, death, danger, mathematics, parallel world, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 8.1
 530K
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, cerebral ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, freedom, wilderness, isolation, journey, on the road, adventure, hitchhiker, introspection, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, cross country, usa, mexico, arizona ...
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 6.7
 8K
Suicide Room (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dominik is an ordinary boy. He's got loads of friends, the hottest girl in school, rich parents and money to spend on brand-name clothes. But one innocent kiss with a mate changes everything. He begins to isolate himself from the outside world, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: suicide, isolation, fictional reality, teenage boy, escape from reality, addiction, self destructing, youth, humiliation, teenage life, life is a bitch, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
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 7.0
 141K
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, captivity, confined, isolation, danger, desperation, fear, buried alive, characters in danger, terrorism, race against time, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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 6.8
 392K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: 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: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, memory loss, survival, young heroes, adventure, isolation, trapped, maze, danger, youth, imaginary, society ...
Time: future
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 7.2
 642K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, loneliness, future dystopia, plague, post apocalypse, danger, experiment, isolation, chaos, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 7.0
 317K
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, surprise ending, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love story, space travel, isolation, spacecraft, survival, space station, loneliness, outer space, trapped in space, adventure, malfunction, stranded ...
Time: future
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Nine Miles Down (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Australia
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, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, investigation, desert, geologist, mysterious character, hallucination, delusion, mystery, scientific research, hell, confined, gas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, survival, arctic, love triangle, nomad, mother daughter relationship, hunting, ex soldier, life turned upside down, betrayal, haunted by the past, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.8
 167K
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, scary, psycho film, tense ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, insanity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, rage, escape attempt, obsessed fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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 6.7
 138K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
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, suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, survival, spacecraft, outer space, isolation, space and aliens, fear, memory loss, danger, mutant, post apocalypse, confined ...
Time: future
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 6.1
 63K
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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, isolation, youth, ski resort, stranded, animal attack, mountain, skiing, death, frostbite, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.5
 230K
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, captivating, atmospheric, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, mysterious place, village life, plot twist, secret, blind character, forest, village, mystery, fear, creature, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 19th century, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
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 5.8
 34K
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, serious, bleak, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: isolation, survival, confined, losing-it hero, danger, chaos, violence, group of strangers, human nature, life is a bitch, social decay, bunker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north korea
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 5.8
 10K
Population 436 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, offbeat
Plot: small town life, isolation, danger, small town, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, mayor, religions or cults, mystery, conspiracy, murder, tradition ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.7
 432K
Ex Machina (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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: tense, futuristic, mind bending, cerebral, intellectual ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, a.i., isolation, manipulation, man versus machine, existentialism, psychology, human android relationship, androids, technology, deception, experiment gone awry ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
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 6.1
 102K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival, cannibalism, manhunt, disfigurement, danger, chase, isolation, gory, friendship, massacre, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, 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, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, murder, serial killer, murder mystery, investigation, psychopath, private detective, false accusation, crime, mind game, survival, riddles and clues ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: austria, alps
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 6.8
 231K
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: bad ending, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wolf, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, male camaraderie, stranded, air disaster, danger, death, catastrophe, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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 6.9
 92K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, 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, suspenseful, scary, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, time loop, supernatural, isolation, gory, storm, ocean or sea, sea disaster, danger, buddies, masked killer, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: caribbean, florida, seaport
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 6.9
 72K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: 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: touching, suspenseful, rough, captivating, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.3
 4K
The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to the crew and students of the school-ship Polar Star to live the greatest adventure of their lives. Isolated and ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, danger, isolation, adventure, escapades, parents and children, confined, family relations, lost at sea, hunger, mystery, ship captain ...
Time: 21st century
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 6.6
 97K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, small town, life turned upside down, isolation, survival, society, small town life, danger, separated, human existence, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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