Survival Movies

List of the best survival movies selected by visitors to our site: 127 Hours, Cast Away, The Impossible, The Revenant, Eight Below, Into the Wild, Kon-Tiki, Buried, Frozen, The Descent.

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

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:33

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountrySpain, Thailand, USA
Duration01:49

    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 the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

    Markimdb: 8
    Genreaction, drama, adventure, western, biography
    CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
    Duration02:27

      In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

      Markimdb: 7.3
      Genredrama, adventure, family
      CountryUSA, Canada
      Duration02:00

      In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission.

      Markimdb: 8.1
      Genredrama, adventure, biography
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:28

      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.

      Markimdb: 7.2
      Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
      CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
      Duration01:49

      The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

      Markimdb: 7
      Genrethriller, drama, detective
      CountrySpain, United Kingdom, USA, France
      Duration01:35

      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.

      Markimdb: 6.1
      Genrehorror, thriller, drama
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:29

        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.

        Markimdb: 7.2
        Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure
        CountryUnited Kingdom, France
        Duration01:39

          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.

          Markimdb: 7.1
          Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
          CountryUSA, Canada
          Duration02:01

          The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager rations and through the freezing cold.

          Markimdb: 7.8
          Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
          CountryUSA, Mexico, United Kingdom
          Duration02:19

          An overview of the making of Mel Gibson's 'Apocalypto'.

          Markimdb: 6.8
          Genrethriller, drama, adventure
          CountryUSA
          Duration01:57

            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.

            Markimdb: 7.1
            Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
            CountryUSA
            Duration02:00

            After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.

            Markimdb: 7.5
            Genreaction, drama, military
            CountryUSA, United Kingdom
            Duration01:56

              Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

              Markimdb: 7.2
              Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
              CountryUSA

              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.

              Markimdb: 8.1
              Genredrama, biography, history
              CountryUSA, United Kingdom
              Duration02:13

              In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

              Markimdb: 4.2
              Genrethriller, drama, adventure
              CountryGermany

              A hiking trip into the wild turns into a desperate bid for survival for five friends on the run from a mysterious shooter.

              Markimdb: 4.9
              Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
              CountryUSA

              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.

              Markimdb: 5.8
              Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
              CountryUSA, Japan

              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.

              Markimdb: 7.2
              Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
              CountryJapan

              A world wide electrical outage occurs. Everything that requires electricity comes to a stop. Tokyo is nearly ruined. Yoshiyuki Suzuki decides to escape from Tokyo with his family.

              Markimdb: 6.7
              Genreaction, thriller, drama
              CountryNorway, Sweden
              Duration02:24

              Based on the fact that mountain party Åkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will race out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Geiranger. A geologist gets caught in the middle of it and a race against time begins.

              Markimdb: 6.2
              Genrethriller, drama
              CountrySweden, Norway, Belgium

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

              Markimdb: 6.4
              Genreaction
              CountryUSA, United Kingdom

              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.

              Markimdb: 5.1
              Genrehorror, thriller
              CountryUSA
              Duration01:29

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

                Markimdb: 6.6
                Genrehorror, thriller
                CountryUSA, United Kingdom
                Duration01:34

                  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.

                  Markimdb: 6
                  Genreaction, thriller
                  CountryCanada

                  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.

                  Markimdb: 7.9
                  Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
                  CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
                  Duration03:14

                  84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

                  Markimdb: 7.9
                  Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
                  CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, India
                  Duration02:07

                  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.

                  Markimdb: 6.7
                  Genreaction, thriller, drama
                  CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
                  Duration01:46

                  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.

                  Markimdb: 5.7
                  Genrethriller, drama, biography, sport
                  CountryUSA
                  Duration02:17

                  An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival....

                  Markimdb: 5.8
                  Genrehorror, action
                  CountryUSA

                  After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.

                  Markimdb: 4.6
                  Genreaction, thriller
                  CountryKenya, USA

                  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.

                  Markimdb: 5.2
                  Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure
                  CountryUSA, Germany
                  Duration01:35

                  A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water many miles from shore, with baby Sara left alone on board. Sara's mother Amy must contend with her aqua-phobia as well as the group's increasing desperation, as the friends begin to turn on each other. Soon the exhaustion of keeping afloat and the struggle to get back on board begin to take a terrible toll. The happy reunion turns into a fight for survival...

                  Markimdb: 7.7
                  Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
                  CountryUSA, Mexico, United Kingdom
                  Duration01:30

                  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 Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

                  Markimdb: 6.8
                  Genrehorror, thriller
                  CountryUnited Kingdom
                  Duration01:31

                    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.

                    Markimdb: 5.3
                    Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
                    CountryUSA, China, Germany, Japan

                    A portal transports Lt. Artemis and an elite unit of soldiers to a strange world where powerful monsters rule with deadly ferocity. Faced with relentless danger, the team encounters a mysterious hunter who may be their only hope to find a way home.

                    Markimdb: 5.6
                    Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
                    CountryUSA

                    A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

                    Markimdb: 5.3
                    Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
                    CountryGermany, Luxembourg

                    In the not-too-distant future: after a global catastrophe has wiped out nearly all of humanity on Earth, an elite astronaut from Space Colony Kepler must make a decision that will seal the fate of the people on both planets.

                    Markimdb: 5.5
                    Genrehorror
                    CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom

                    Jen and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way of life.

                    Markimdb: 5.9
                    Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
                    CountryUSA, Germany
                    Duration02:04

                    Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays injured in an icy cavern, the rescuers face several terrifying events that could end the rescue attempt -- and their lives.

                    Markimdb: 7.1
                    Genredrama, military
                    CountryNorway, Sweden, France
                    Duration01:44

                    Based on a true story. On 27 April 1940, Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis' Heinkel 111 bomber is shot down near Grotli by an RAF Blackburn Skua L2940 fighter, which then crash-lands. The surviving German and English crew members begin to at shoot each other, but later find themselves huddled up in the same cabin. In order to survive the harsh winter in the Norwegian wilderness, they have to stand together. An unlikely, lifelong friendship blossoms.

                    Markimdb: 6.1
                    Genreaction, thriller, adventure
                    CountryUSA
                    Duration02:23

                      In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

                      Markimdb: 6.6
                      Genreaction, drama
                      CountryIceland
                      Duration01:35

                      Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable scientific phenomenon and a genuine national hero.

                      Markimdb: 9.3
                      Genredrama
                      CountryUSA
                      Duration02:22

                      Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

                      Markimdb: 5.7
                      Genrehorror, action, drama
                      CountryUSA

                      Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

                      Markimdb: 8.6
                      Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
                      CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
                      Duration02:49

                        Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

                        Markimdb: 6.7
                        Genrethriller, drama, adventure
                        CountryAustralia, Colombia, United Kingdom
                        Duration02:13

                        A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for survival.

                        Markimdb: 7.4
                        Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
                        CountryGermany
                        Duration02:38

                        The German soldier Clemens Forel - determined to be reunited with his beloved family - makes a dramatic escape through bitter cold winters, desolate landscapes, and life threatening ventures from a Siberian labor camp after World War II. 8000 miles and three endless years of uncertainty later, he is finally about to reach his destination...An edge of your seat drama that celebrates the power of the human spirit and the force of will, while inspired and impowered by love.

                        Markimdb: 3.8
                        Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy
                        CountryUSA

                        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?




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