Survivor movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant survivor movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, stylized, exciting and bleak films and TV shows about / with survivor, survival, death, danger, escapades, violence, chaos, blood, chase and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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survivor movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as survivor: The 100 (2014), Escape Room (2019), Passengers (2008), Adrift (2018), I Am Legend (2007), Highschool of the Dead (2010), The Walking Dead (2010), Life of Pi (2012), Gravity (2013), Battle Royale (2000).

List of survivor movies

 7.6
 225K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, survivor, youth, young heroes, leadership, space station, rivalry, danger, fate of humanity, betrayal, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 6.4
 95K
Escape Room (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: puzzle, riddles and clues, survivor, death, quest, teamwork, characters killed one by one, clue, group of strangers, insecurity, code, trapped ...
Place: chicago illinois
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 5.9
 35K
Passengers (2008)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened ...
Style: surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: survivor, afterlife, love affair, tragedy, love and romance, supernatural, uncover truth, psychology, mystery, buried truth, counselor, hidden truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.6
 50K
Adrift (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman and her fiancé find themselves caught in a hurricane after departing Tahiti by boat. She wakes up after being knocked out, only to discover him missing, and the elements threatening.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, thought provoking, sentimental, disaster movie ...
Plot: survivor, survival, storm, love, sailboat, human spirit, boat, hurricane, underwater, death, female protagonist, power of love ...
Time: year 1983
Place: tahiti, pacific ocean
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 7.2
 701K
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, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, 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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Highschool of the Dead (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, Takashi Komuro and several of his classmates at Fujimi High School try to survive the apocalypse.
Style: ecchi, bleak, exciting, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, hot and sexy, survival, apocalypse, supernatural, survivor, plague, dark humor, student, end of the world, zombie apocalypse, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, plague, danger, walking dead, future dystopia, fear, graphic violence, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, america
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 7.9
 592K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Mexico, Canada, France, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, captivating, scenic, motivational, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, storytelling, journey, teenage boy, adventure, ocean or sea, lost at sea, ocean, human nature, stranded ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec, montreal ...
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 7.7
 782K
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, space travel, spacecraft, trapped in space, catastrophe, survivor, sole survivor, near death experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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 7.6
 172K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twist ending, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, death, cruelty, contests and competitions, desperation, survival, island, future dystopia, captivity, survivor, massacre, teacher ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.6
 385K
28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, post apocalypse, epidemic, survival, plague, infected, fear, zombie apocalypse, rage, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london ...
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The Last Man on Earth (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth: Phil Miller, who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors.
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat, exciting, sitcom ...
Audience: family outing, teen comedy
Plot: post apocalypse, alone in the world, survival, chaos, danger, partners, survivor, virus, couples, save the world, disorder, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, tucson arizona, arizona
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 7.6
 56K
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, India, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, hostage, terrorism, terrorist, jihad, survival, hotel, counter terrorism, religious fanatic, courage, shooting, islam ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, pakistan, mumbai india, australia, adelaide south australia ...
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 4.4
 8K
Pandemic (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the near future, a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor ...
Style: suspense, serious, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Plot: pandemic, virus, zombie apocalypse, survivor, apocalypse, post apocalypse, infected, violence, teenage girl, scientist, survival, rescue ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles
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Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Retrovirus, which was conceived as a tool for industrial genetic engineering, has gotten out of control and is spreading rapidly. While it crosses all organisms within our ecological system completely indiscriminately (mixing plant with animal and ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: zombie, epidemic, extinction, zombie apocalypse, survivor, survival, isolation, apocalypse, death, vestiges of humanity, danger, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 7.0
 263K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, tense, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, infected, plague, post apocalypse, virus, end of the world, chaos, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, mutant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
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 7.2
 86K
Falling Skies (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, post apocalypse, alien invasion, ufo, resistance, vestiges of humanity, space and aliens, apocalypse, survival, life is a bitch, worldwide chaos, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre ...
Style: cult film, bleak, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, good versus evil, truck, survivor, gang, chases and races, survival, boomerang, anti hero, anti heroes, chase ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: australia, middle east
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Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
TV show
Story: After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.
Style: futuristic, bleak, exciting, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, future dystopia, space battle, imaginary, obsessive quest, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, escapades, good versus evil, survivor ...
Time: future, 70s
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 7.3
 17K
Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: neo noir, psychological, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, betrayal, singing, neo-noir, husband wife relationship, hospital, strong female character, surgery, obsession, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, 40s, post world war two ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, palestine, west berlin west germany ...
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 7.8
 540K
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, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, human spirit, solitude, adventure, courage, tropical island, determination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, mutant, survivor, apocalypse, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, survival, save the world, deadly, gory, chaos ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 11K
Shooting Dogs (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, bleak, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, teacher, survivor, priest, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero, danger ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, united kingdom, south africa
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 6.9
 77K
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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, storm, forces of nature, boat, isolation, ocean or sea, desperation, adventure, human spirit, hopes, overcoming, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.4
 215K
Predators (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis. With the exception of a peculiar physician, they are all cold-blooded killers, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, deadly creature, evil alien, monster, jungle, space and aliens, soldier, hunting, warrior, hi-tech, survival, alien planet ...
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 7.6
 207K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster film, courage, forces of nature, destruction, danger, tragedy, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, bleak, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, outer space, space and aliens, apocalypse, space battle, heroes, battles, rescue, survival, imaginary ...
Time: future
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Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, future dystopia, survival, siege, virus, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, escapades, danger ...
Time: future, 90s, 2000s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: pittsburgh
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 6.9
 13K
Intacto (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An enigmatic tale of four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that luck is something they cannot afford to be without as they gamble with the highest stakes possible in a deadly game from ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, luck, murder, game, destiny, survivor, investigation, rivalry, danger, change of luck, deathtrap, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, caribbean, argentina
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, save the world, invasion, battlefield, survival, heroic mission, chaos, battles, alien encounter, danger, resistance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, santa monica california, san diego california ...
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