Survival Movies

List of the best survival movies selected by visitors to our site: Stowaway, You're Next, A Quiet Place Part II, Fantasy Island, Old, Awake, Breaking Surface, Beckett, Greenland, Contagion.

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

Stowaway (2021)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars
StyleNetflix, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

You're Next (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersStrong women
PlotSurvival
PlaceCountry houses
StyleWomens in main roles

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

A Quiet Place Part II (2021)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Family, Monsters
PlotSurvival, The escape, Multi-part
PlaceUSA
TimePost apocalypse
StylePopular, Tense, Creepy

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Fantasy Island (2020)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersTourists
PlotSurvival, Fulfillment of desires, Supernatural, Rest
PlaceJungle, Islands
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A group of contest winners arrive at an island hotel to live out their dreams, only to find themselves trapped in nightmare scenarios.

Old (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Growing up, Experiments, Vacation
PlaceIslands, Beach, Ocean, Sand
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think

A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Awake (2021)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Single mothers
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Insomnia
PlaceUSA
StyleNetflix

After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind.

Breaking Surface (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySweden, Norway, Belgium
CharactersLifeguards
PlotSurvival, Diving, Cold, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ocean
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, Womens in main roles, Serious, Disturbing

Two Swedish/Norwegian half sisters go on a winter diving trip in Northern Norway, when they get trapped after a rockslide.

Beckett (2021)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, Brazil, Greece
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Pursuit, The escape
PlaceGreece
StyleNetflix

Whilst vacationing in Greece, Beckett, becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating car accident forces him to run for his life across the country to clear his name but tensions escalate as the authorities close in and political unrest mounts which makes Beckett fall even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.

Greenland (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Childrens, Parents, Defenders
PlotSurvival, Disasters, End of the world, Apocalypse, The escape
PlaceBunker, USA
StyleTense, Dynamic, Disturbing

John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Contagion (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46
CharactersScientists, Terminally ill, Businessmen, Virologists
PlotSurvival, Investigation, End of the world, Viruses, Death
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

Fear Street: 1994 (2021)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Witch
PlotSurvival, Multi-part

In 1994, a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events which have haunted their town for generations ​are all connected — and that they may be the next targets.

The Decline (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller
CountryCanada
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Cold
PlaceCanada
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Anticipating a disaster, Antoine, a father, attends a survivalist training given by Alain in his autonomous hideout. In fear of a natural, economic or social crisis, the group trains to face the different possible apocalyptic scenarios. But the disaster they will experience will not be the one they predicted.

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersMutant, Military, Soldier, Cannibals, Lifeguards
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Supernatural, Rivalry, Release of hostages
PlaceCaves, Deserts
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

The Descent (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:39
CharactersMutant, Cannibals, Monsters, Girlfriends, Friends
PlotSurvival, Expeditions, Friendship, Death, Vacation
PlaceCaves, Closed Space
TimeDark ones
StyleWomens in main roles, Disturbing

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

The Sand (2015)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceBeach, Party, USA, Sand
TimeGraduation
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Black humor, Depressive, Disturbing

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water again, you can’t even get across the sand! BLOOD BEACH meets SPRING BREAKERS in an ace monster mash-up of smart nostalgia and up-to-the-minute visual effects. After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over students wake up under blazing sun to find their numbers somewhat depleted. An enormous alien creature has burrowed down deep and anyone foolish enough to make contact with the sand finds themselves at the mercy of a sea of flesh-eating tentacles. Will they ever be able to escape its carnivorous clutches?

Red Dot (2021)
CharactersSnipers, Family
PlotSurvival, Hiking trip, Family life, Snow, Cold
PlaceSweden
StyleNetflix, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

On a hiking trip to rekindle their marriage, a couple find themselves fleeing for their lives in the unforgiving wilderness from an unknown shooter.

The Maze Runner (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Friends
PlotSurvival, Love, The escape, Apocalypse, Adventure
PlaceLabyrinths
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, By books, Serious

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.

Endangered Species (2021)
CharactersAnimals, Family, Tourists, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Hunting, Vacation
PlaceAfrica, Nature reserves

Jack Halsey takes his wife, their adult kids, and a friend for a dream vacation in Kenya. But as they venture off alone into a wilderness park, their safari van is flipped over by an angry rhino, leaving them injured and desperate. Then, as two of them go in search of rescue, a bloody, vicious encounter with a leopard and a clan of hyenas incites a desperate fight for survival.

Eden Lake (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens, Newlyweds, Lovers
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Fear, Chase, Rest
PlaceForest, Beach, Lake
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.

Voyagers (2021)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotSurvival, Growing up, Uprising
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women -- bred for intelligence and obedience -- embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. When they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they soon become consumed by fear, lust and an insatiable hunger for power.




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