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, tense, suspense, stylized and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with survivor, death, survival, danger, violence, blood, escapades, dialogue, mentor and chase plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as survivor: Passengers (2008), The 100 (2014), Adrift (2018), Highschool of the Dead (2010), Life of Pi (2012), Battle Royale (2000), 28 Days Later... (2002), 28 Weeks Later (2007), The Walking Dead (2010), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981).

List of survivor movies

 5.9
 34K
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, tense ...
Plot: survivor, afterlife, love affair, tragedy, love and romance, supernatural, uncover truth, buried truth, psychology, counselor, mystery, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.7
 202K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
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, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, youth, leadership, danger, space station, betrayal, rivalry, heroes, young heroes, society, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 6.6
 44K
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: suspenseful, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, disaster movie ...
Plot: survivor, survival, storm, human spirit, sailboat, underwater, love, death, female protagonist, power of love, surfing, sailing ...
Time: year 1983
Place: tahiti, pacific ocean
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Highschool of the Dead (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: bleak, dark humor, exciting, ecchi, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, survival, hot and sexy, apocalypse, plague, survivor, student, danger, chaos, chaos and mayhem, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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 7.9
 571K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
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: motivational, captivating, scenic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, storytelling, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, ocean or sea, human nature, life, journey, lost at sea, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, montreal, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
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 7.6
 167K
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, exciting, futuristic, controversial ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, death, survivor, cruelty, future dystopia, island, captivity, desperation, game of death, teacher, survival, trap ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
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, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, virus, apocalypse, epidemic, survival, plague, post apocalypse, fear, rage, infected, research, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, manchester england ...
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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, zombie apocalypse, survivor, extinction, survival, isolation, epidemic, apocalypse, death, vestiges of humanity, danger, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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 7.0
 255K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, plague, infected, post apocalypse, virus, chaos, end of the world, chaos and mayhem, mutant, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, plague, supernatural, walking dead, fear, graphic violence, death, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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, survivor, gang, chases and races, bounty hunter, survival, boomerang, truck, anti heroes, anti hero, 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.
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, serious, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, space travel, future dystopia, imaginary, outer space, androids and robots, obsessive quest, space and aliens, good versus evil, survivor, space battle, adventure ...
Time: future, 70s
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 7.6
 50K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, terrorist, terrorism, hostage, hotel, courage, religious fanatic, shooting, survival, survivor, siege, bollywood ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, pakistan, australia, adelaide south australia ...
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 7.3
 16K
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: psychological, serious, captivating, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, singing, betrayal, neo-noir, husband wife relationship, hospital, strong female character, surgery, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1943, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, west berlin west germany, palestine ...
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 7.7
 756K
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: isolation, survival, outer space, space station, space travel, spacecraft, astronaut, trapped in space, catastrophe, sole survivor, loss, spacewalk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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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
Plot: virus, pandemic, survivor, infected, apocalypse, violence, survival, rescue, scientist, teenage girl, school bus, foot chase ...
Time: near future
Place: los angeles
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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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, futuristic ...
Plot: mutant, rat, survivor, survival, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, save the world, animal life, chaos, gory ...
Time: future
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Beyond the Gates (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: disturbing, emotional, bleak, rough, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, teacher, priest, survivor, survival, moral dilemma, against the odds, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
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 6.9
 75K
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, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, desperation, adventure, ocean or sea, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.4
 209K
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, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, alien, jungle, monster, warrior, soldier, survival, space and aliens, survivor, danger, invisibility ...
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 7.6
 192K
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, suspense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, family in danger, catastrophe, courage, disaster film, forces of nature, tragedy, destruction, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 7.2
 675K
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, plague, loneliness, future dystopia, isolation, experiment, heroes, quarantine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, space wars, androids and robots, outer space, apocalypse, battles, space and aliens, rescue, survival, imaginary, survivor, extinction ...
Time: future
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 4.9
 4K
Death Ship (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, supernatural, good versus evil, ghost, survivor, blood, survival, gory, danger, confined, deadly, ocean ...
Time: 80s
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Z for Zachariah (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: nuclear war, radiation, post apocalypse, love triangle, apocalypse, survivor, farm, survival, jealousy, human nature, chaos, religion ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
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 4.5
 7K
Patient Zero (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After an unprecedented global pandemic has turned the majority of humankind into violent "Infected," a man gifted with the ability to speak the Infected's new language leads the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: pandemic, infected, patient, bunker, end of the world, survivor, infection, virus, zombie, science, professor, survival ...
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 6.2
 41K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, depressing, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder of family, investigation, murder, survivor, prison, witness, sibling relationship, mystery, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1999, year 1985, year 1968 ...
Place: kansas, ireland, california, texas, germany ...
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 7.2
 13K
Polytechnique (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: school shooting, murder, school, atrocity, psychopath, mass murder, survivor, student, hostage, interview, misogynist, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: canada, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
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 6.9
 13K
Intact (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, murder, game, luck, destiny, survivor, investigation, rivalry, danger, haunted by the past, deathtrap, change of luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, caribbean, argentina
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Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.
Style: emotional, twists and turns, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jewish, survivor, infidelity, love and romance, human nature, love triangle, self discovery, haunted by the past, love affair, world war two, character study, uneducated ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, pittsburgh, manhattan new york city ...
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