Movies about a desert island

Movies about a desert island
List of the best movies about an uninhabited island, selected by visitors to our site: Swept Away, Cast Away, The Island, Wrecked, Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life, Welcome to the Jungle, Swiss Army Man, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, In the Heart of the Sea, The Red Turtle.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Swept Away (2002)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
PlotSurvival, Chess, Passion, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, Italy
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, Light, Smart, Beautiful landscapes

Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue.

Cast Away (2000)
CharactersHermits, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Survival, Disasters, Adventure, Travel
PlaceUninhabited island, Aircraft, Jungle, Islands, Russia
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Serious, Beautiful landscapes, For men

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 island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo.

The Island (2011)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryFrance, Реюньон
PlaceUninhabited island
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

The adventure of 3 men on a mysterious island.

Wrecked (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, detective
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Mystery, Pads
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, Yachts
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Beautiful landscapes

Single-camera comedy centering on a diverse group of survivors adjusting to being stranded on an uninhabited island, a dangerous new world where they must face many threats – mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without such modern comforts as indoor plumbing, Wi-Fi, social media and Chipotle.

Robinson Crusoe: The Wild Life (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersAnimals, Pirates, Parrots, Cats
PlotSurvival, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island
Time18th century
StyleLight, Fascinating

On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn't always easy at first, as the animals don't speak "human." Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).

Welcome to the Jungle (2013)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom
CharactersSnake, Tigers, Teachers, Pilots
PlaceJungle, Islands, Uninhabited island

A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Sweden
CharactersBears, Friends, Raccoons, Singers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, Party, Beach
StyleBlack humor, Touching

Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersKings, Pirates, Mermaids, Immortals, Soldier
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Revenge, Chase
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island, London
Time18th century

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
CharactersWhale, Cannibals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

The Red Turtle (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium, Japan
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, Tsunami, Relationship
PlaceSea, Islands, Nature, Ocean, Uninhabited island
StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think, Depressive

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Passion, True love
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Uninhabited island
StyleExciting, Touching

Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.

The Island (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Death, Shipwreck, Fear
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, Scotland
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Serious

A cataclysmic event causes a man, who dreams of winning the lottery, to become stranded on an island with his co-workers.

Eden (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, USA, Malaysia
CharactersDJs, Friends, Sisters
PlotSurvival, Soccer, Fight, Music, Friendship
PlaceAircraft, Islands, Ocean, Uninhabited island, France
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

After their plane crashes off the coast of a deserted Pacific island, the surviving members of an American soccer team find themselves in the most dire of circumstances with limited resources, dwindling food supply and no rescue coming any time soon. Team spirit evaporates as disagreements cause the group to separate into factions - a violent one lead by an unbalanced ruler, and a compassionate one led by a selfless player.

2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CharactersSharks, Teens, Monsters, Mutant, Friends
PlotLove, Survival, Supernatural
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island

A Semester at Sea ship is attacked and sunk by a mutated two-headed shark, and the survivors seek refuge on a deserted atoll. The coeds, however, are no longer safe when the atoll starts flooding.

Lost Together (2019)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersJournalists, Reporters
PlotSurvival, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Uninhabited island, Lighthouse, Mansions

Novice journalist Nina, in pursuit of a sensation, goes to an uninhabited island where, according to rumors, a millionaire lives a reclusive. The launch with a film crew falls into a terrible storm, and Nina regains consciousness on the deserted shore. Fortunately, this is the island that she needed, which means that she was in the safe hands of the young and handsome hero of her report. But only Nina still does not suspect that in fact it is her colleague, a local journalist who just needed a hot topic, and he invented it. And he doesn’t understand anything about survival ...

Prey (2019)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure, detective
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Demons, Psychologists, Parents
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Rehabilitation
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, Lighthouse, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleTwisted plot, Depressive, Disturbing

After being put on a supposedly uninhabited island as a form of behavioral rehabilitation, a high school senior finds that he's not alone on the island, and that getting discovered could be deadly.

Absolute Fear (2012)
Markimdb: 2.9
PlotTravel, Investigation, Mystery, Fear
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, Yachts
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Jessie Valiquette follows her scribe boyfriend of 3 years Dale Morrow on a search for his long lost Father last heard from on a deserted island in the Philippines. Along with a group of unwitting friends, the young couple encounters more than they bargained for when they discover not only was Dale's father part of a top-secret government project testing the depth of people's fears, but also that he had very good reason for not wanting to be found. Written by In-Motion Pictures

The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island
StyleBeautiful landscapes

Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard (Christopher Atkins) make a home for themselves surrounded by exotic creatures and nature's beauty. But will they ever see civilization again?

The Abandoned (2016)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersTough guys, Partners
PlotSurvival, Death, Water, Supernatural, Fear
PlaceSea, Ships, Uninhabited island, Parallel worlds
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A troubled young woman who, in a last-ditch effort at getting her life together, takes a job working nights as a security guard at an abandoned luxury apartment building. Stuck with a brusque rent-a-cop as her partner, she tries to not let her mind play tricks on her while she patrols the empty halls. But as the night progresses strange things begin to happen - and she realizes it may not all be in her head.

Dead Season (2012)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersZombie, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Supernatural, Viruses, Swimming
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island
TimePost apocalypse
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

It has been over one year since the start of the outbreak. Our society has collapsed and the world has descended into chaos. Elvis and Tweeter are two of the last people left alive, and band together to flee the United States for a remote island somewhere in the Caribbean. On the island, they find a new community struggling to hold out against an army of corpses. They can join this band of survivors-- but only if they can do what must be done for the good of the group.