Survival movies

List of the best survival action movies selected by visitors to our site: Adrift, Breaking In, Mortal Engines, Occupation, Office Uprising, Hotel Artemis, The Meg, Final Score, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jeepers Creepers 3
Sorting: Best By years
Adrift (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryHong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration02:28
PlotTornadoes, Survival
PlaceSea, Yachts
StyleAtmospheric

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Breaking In (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:41
CharactersParents, Strong women
PlotSurvival, Robbery
StyleAction, Disturbing, Tense

Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside. The family soon gets an unwelcome surprise when four men break into the house to find hidden money. After managing to escape, Shaun must now figure out a way to turn the tables on the desperate thieves and save her captive children.

Mortal Engines (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration02:25
PlotSurvival
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleSteampunk, Fascinating

Many thousands of years in the future, Earth’s cities roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources. On one of these massive traction cities, the old London, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious young woman from the wastelands who will change the course of his life forever.

Occupation (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:39
CharactersAliens, Snipers
PlotWar, Alien invasion, Apocalypse, Survival
PlaceAustralia
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Tense, For men

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

Office Uprising (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, action, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival
PlaceOffice
StyleFor a group of friends, Exciting

The compound of an arms manufacturer turns into a zombie nightmare when its workers are given the wrong formula.

Hotel Artemis (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersCriminals
PlotSects, Survival
PlaceHotels

Los Angeles, June 21st, 2028. While the streets are being torn apart by riots, the Nurse, who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed old hotel, has a rough night dealing with troublemaker clients: thieves, assassins, someone from the past and the one who owns the place and the whole city.

The Meg (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:23
CharactersSharks, Submariners, Lifeguards, Tough guys
PlotSurvival
PlaceSea
StyleAction

A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.

Final Score (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards
PlotHostage, Survival

When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save both the daughter of a fallen comrade and the huge crowd unaware of the danger.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Crocodiles
PlotComputer games, Adventure, Fight, Survival
PlaceNature, Jungle

The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.

Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 4)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersMonsters, Teens
PlotSurvival

Taking place on the last day of the Creeper’s twenty-three-day feeding frenzy, as the skeptical Sergeant Tubbs teams up with a task force hellbent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.

40 more movies
Black Water (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:30
CharactersCrocodiles
PlotSurvival
PlaceAustralia

A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent, he must race against the clock to escape the vessel and expose who set him up.

A Prayer Before Dawn (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, drama, crime, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, China, Cambodia, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersDogs
PlotMartial Arts, Boxing, Love, Survival
PlacePrison

The true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand's most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in Muay Thai tournaments.

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genreaction
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
Duration01:02
PlotRacing, Survival, Death
PlacePrison
StyleExciting

Black Ops specialist Connor Gibson infiltrates a maximum security prison to take down legendary driver Frankenstein in a violent and brutal car race.

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
Duration02:32
CharactersRobots, Strong women, Defenders
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Time travel, Survival, Weapon
StyleWomens in main roles

Decades after Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to save mankind, battle-hardened Sarah Connor teams up with an unexpected ally and an enhanced super soldier to stop the deadliest Terminator yet.

Abduction (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
Duration01:55
CharactersFathers, Heroes
PlotLost memory, Survival, Supernatural
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, For men

A man steps out of a park fountain in Ho Chi Minh City with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. As he wanders through the city, piecing together clues to his past, he is relentlessly pursued by mysterious figures.

Doom: Annihilation (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
Duration00:30
CharactersMonsters, Scientists, Military, Demons, Zombie
PlotSurvival, Confrontation, Weapon
PlaceMars
StyleDisturbing

Doom: Annihilation follows a group of space marines as they respond to a distress call from a base on a Martian moon, only to discover it’s been overrun by demonic creatures who threaten to create Hell on Earth.

The War of the Worlds (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
Duration00:40
CharactersAliens
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Relationship
PlaceEngland

In Edwardian England, George and his partner Amy attempt to defy society and start a life together as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, action, comedy
Duration02:23
CharactersZombie, Friends
PlotRoad adventures, Relationship, Survival

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Never Grow Old (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, western
Duration02:36
CharactersCriminals
PlotLove, Survival, Death
PlaceSmall cities, Ireland

An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful town, but his own family come under threat as the death toll increases dramatically.

The Death of Superman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersSuperhero, Dogs, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA, Space, Submarines

When a hulking monster arrives on Earth and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop it. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity.

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Vietnam, China
Duration02:17
CharactersMonkeys, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Death
PlaceIslands

Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.

The First Purge (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersCriminals
PlotSurvival, Experiments
PlaceParty
StyleTense

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

Extinction (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:44
PlotArtificial Intelligence, War, Survival
PlaceSpaceships
TimeFuture
StyleUnexpected ending, Light

A chief mechanic at a factory, haunted by apocalyptic nightmares, becomes a hero when Earth is invaded by a mysterious army bent on destruction.

12 Strong (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, Soldier, Terrorists, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Weapon
PlaceMountains

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersFriends
PlotTime travel, Death, Survival, Relationship, Love, Snow
PlaceAircraft, Mountains, USA
StyleTense

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Polar (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
Duration01:58
CharactersKillers, Hired assassins
PlotSurvival, Snow, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceHotels
StyleNetflix, By comics, Action, Fascinating

When a retiring assassin realizes that he is the target of a hit, he winds up back in the game going head to head with a gang of younger, ruthless killers.

Wrecked (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:52
PlotMystery, Survival
PlaceUninhabited island, Islands
StyleFascinating

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.

Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration02:15
PlotDisasters, Survival, Death
PlaceSea, USA

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Malta, Morocco
Duration02:20
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists
PlotSkirmishes, Survival, Political

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

The Accountant (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersPolice, Family, Brothers, Friends, Autistic, Hired assassins
PlotFight, Investigation, Chase, Survival, Skirmishes
PlaceOffice, USA

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

The Finest Hours (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
PlotSurvival
PlaceSea
StyleExciting

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Spectral (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersScientists, Soldier, Military
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceLaboratory
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, For men

A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural being that have taken over a European city.

Kill Command (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:02
CharactersRobots, Military
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology, Survival
PlaceIslands
StyleCyberpunk, Tense

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes and his tight-knit unit, descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.

Allegiant (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersFriends
PlotApocalypse, Love, War, Survival, Technology
TimeFuture

Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:29
PlotPolitical, Skirmishes, Survival
StyleTense

Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On the night of what should be the final Purge, a betrayal from within the government forces Barnes and Roan out onto the street where they must fight to survive the night.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, detective
CountryChina, USA
Duration02:33
CharactersMilitary
PlotThe escape, Betrayal, Confrontation, Skirmishes, Survival
PlacePrison
StyleTense

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Van Helsing (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:30
CharactersHunters, Vampire, Soldier
PlotPower, Confrontation, Survival, Supernatural
StyleFascinating

Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula nemesis Abraham Van Helsing is resurrected five years in the future to find out that vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them. She is humanity’s last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost.

Train to Busan (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:43
CharactersZombie, Family
PlotViruses, Survival
PlaceTrains

Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…

The Call Up (2016)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:03
CharactersMilitary
PlotDeath, Survival, Dreams, Virtual Reality
PlaceEngland
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, For men

When a group of elite online gamers each receive a mysterious invitation to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game, it’s a dream come true and impossible to resist. Arriving at the test site, the group step into hi-tech gear and prepare for a revolutionary, next-level gaming experience that brings modern warfare to life with frightening realism. At first it’s a unique and exhilarating experience. But what starts out like a dream encounter with cutting edge technology quickly takes a turn for the sinister. Once the group are attacked by enemy combatants, they soon realize this is no game after all. Make a mistake here and you pay with your life. Now these masters of the shoot ‘em up will have to fight for survival within a game gone bad, but this time it’s for real.

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, New Zealand
Duration02:01
CharactersMonkeys
PlotWar, Obsession, Survival, Revenge
TimeFuture

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Logan (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersSuperhero, Mutant
PlotSuperpowers, Chase, Road adventures, Survival
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleIncredible, Exciting, Fascinating, Gloomy, Unexpected ending, Tense

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:45
CharactersFriends
PlotDeath, Survival, Mystery
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture

People everywhere were enjoying a new game called Ordinal Scale, an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, a new wearable console designed for AR (augmented reality) gaming. But, the players had no idea that a nightmare from the virtual world was starting to spread into reality! As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again.

Tokyo Ghoul (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryJapan
Duration03:00
CharactersMonsters
PlotLove, Revenge, Survival, Fear, Loneliness, Hatred
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) is a university student. He becomes injured by Rize, a human eating ghoul. Ken is saved from the ghoul when a steel frame falls on Rize. They are both sent to the hospital. Ken receives an organ transplant from Rize and becomes a half ghoul.

Beyond Skyline (2017)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens
PlotAlien invasion, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts, End of the world
PlaceSpace

Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.

S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Tough guys
PlotAdventure, Mystery, Skirmishes, Survival, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to recover the prisoner known as “The Scorpion” for the tattoo blazed across his back. When Travis discovers that his prisoner is a Secret Ops double agent planted within the cartel, it’s up to him and his expert S.W.A.T. team to keep “The Scorpion” and his billion dollar secrets safe.

Take Down (2016)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:37
CharactersParents
PlotSurvival, Hostage, Confrontation, Parenting, Test
PlaceIslands

Sons and daughters of international billionaires are sent to an boot camp where they are taught basic survival skills in hopes it will teach them responsibility. When they are taken hostage and taken for ransom by kidnappers, they will need to utilize every skill they learned to survive.

The 5th Wave (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Survival, End of the world, Adventure, Tsunami
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.

Cell (2016)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersZombie, Family
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Survival
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ensuing chaos after.

Altitude (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFBI, Snipers, Thieves
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Martial Arts
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending

A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.

Mafia: Survival Game (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, action
CountryRussia
Duration02:15
CharactersMafia
PlotLove, Death, Survival, Hatred
PlaceRussia, Moscow
TimeFuture

A twist on the classic game of Mafia. 12 competitors take part in a game of life and death where the innocent must take out the Mafia in order to win the cash prize. Those that are voted out must face their biggest fears in a computer simulation.

MoviesList