TV series about survival

List of the best survival TV shows selected by visitors to our site: Топи, The Big Game, Sløborn, Raised by Wolves, The Head, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, Somali and the Forest Spirit, Tower of God, Darwin's Game, Into the Night
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Топи (2021)
Markimdb: 6.6
PlotTravel, Mystery, Survival
PlaceRussia, Village

Faced with insurmountable problems, five young Muscovites flee to a monastery near the half-abandoned village of Topi. They view the trip as an adventure, a long-awaited freedom from worries, and an opportunity to forget. However, the journey turns into a series of mysterious events that only brings closer what they fled from and make them doubt the reality of what's happening.

The Big Game (2020)
Mark
PlotSurvival
PlaceForest, Russia

Sixteen contestants of a new survival show are taken to the Siberian taiga to compete for the price of one million euros. The rules are simple: no food, personal belongings, electricity, communications and civilization for hundreds of kilometers around. The one remains wins. Soon TV project turns into a deadly game, where LIFE becomes the main prize... What is it? Is it sick TV script? Who is behind this? And who can survive without losing their humanity?

Sløborn (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotViruses, Survival, Relationship
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleAction, Spectacular, Fascinating

A deadly virus hits a small community living on an island in the North Sea.

Raised by Wolves (2020)
Markimdb: 8.6
CharactersRobots, Childrens, Androids
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Religion, War
PlaceSpace
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular

After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the Mithraic, a deeply devout religious order of surviving humans.

The Head (2020)
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Mystery
StyleAction

Ten scientists trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole realize that one among them is a killer.

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (2020)
PlotSurvival
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleSpectacular

A sheltered girl gets a crash course in survival when a mutant attack sends her to the surface, far from the safety of her underground home.

Somali and the Forest Spirit (2020)
CharactersDemons
PlotSurvival

The world is ruled by spirits, goblins, and all manner of strange creatures. Human beings are persecuted, to the very point of extinction. One day, a golem and a lone human girl meet.This is a record of the pair, one a member of a ruined race, the other a watchman of the forest. It tells of their travels together and of the bond between father and daughter.

Tower of God (2020)
PlotSurvival
StyleSpectacular

There is a tower that summons chosen people called "Regulars" with the promise of granting their deepest desires. Whether it be wealth, fame, authority, or something that surpasses them all—everything awaits those who reach the top.Twenty-Fifth Bam is a boy who had only known a dark cave, a dirty cloth, and an unreachable light his entire life. So when a girl named Rachel came to him through the light, his entire world changed. Becoming close friends with Rachel, he learned various things about the outside world from her. But when Rachel says she must leave him to climb the Tower, his world shatters around him. Vowing to follow after her no matter what it takes, he sets his sight on the tower, and a miracle occurs.Thus begins the journey of Bam, a young boy who was not chosen by the Tower but opened its gates by himself. They call his kind "Irregulars"—beings that have shaken the very foundation of the Tower each time they set foot inside it.

Darwin's Game (2020)
CharactersStudents
PlotSurvival
PlaceJapan
StyleSpectacular

Sudou Kaname, an ordinary high school student, receives an invitation email to try a mysterious app called "Darwin's Game." Kaname, upon launching the app, is drawn into a game where players fight one another using superpowers called Sigils. Without knowing the reason for all this, can Kaname survive furious battles against the powerful players who attack him?

Into the Night (2020)
CharactersPilots
PlotApocalypse, Survival
PlaceAirplanes

When the sun suddenly starts killing everything in its path, passengers on an overnight flight from Brussels attempt to survive by any means necessary.

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond (2020)
Markimdb: 4.5
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival
TimePost-apocalypse

A heroic group of teens sheltered from the dangers of the post-apocalyptic world receive a message that inspires them to leave the safety of the only home they have ever known and embark on a cross-country journey to find the one man who can possibly save the world.

Deca-Dence (2020)
Mark
CharactersPartners, Monsters
PlotSurvival
TimeFuture, Post-apocalypse

Many years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000m-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat.Denizens of Deca-dence fall into two categories: Gears, warriors who fight the Gadoll daily, and Tankers, those without the skills to fight. One day, Natsume, a Tanker girl who dreams of becoming a Gear meets surly Kaburagi, an armor repairman of Deca-dence.This chance meeting between the seemingly two opposites, the girl with a positive attitude who never gives up on her dreams and the realist who has given up on his, will eventually shake the future course of this world.

NEXT (2020)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
CharactersParents, Geniuses
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Investigation, Technology, FBI, Survival
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

A Silicon Valley pioneer discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.

The Stand (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
PlotViruses, Survival, Supernatural
PlaceSmall towns, USA
TimePost-apocalypse

In a world mostly wiped out by the plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

Dracula (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersVampire
PlotSurvival
Time19th century
StyleNetflix

Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.

Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2020)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, detective, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersStudents
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Death, Survival, Missing people, Mystery
PlaceRussia
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Based on real events

Russia, 1959. A KGB major investigates the mysterious deaths of a group of nine student hikers in the Ural Mountains. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the mysterious incident. The more he learns, the more it becomes clear: the reason the students died will never see the light of day.

Japan Sinks: 2020 (2020)
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival

Based on Sakyo Komatsu's 1973 bestseller sci-fi novel "Japan Sinks." The story is set right after the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, and follows the fate of the four members of the Muto family, including the protagonist girl Ayumu and her younger brother Gou.

I'm Standing on a Million Lives (2020)
CharactersStudents
PlotSurvival
StyleSpectacular

Ninth grader Yotsuya Yuusuke is practical, friendless, and not active in any clubs. Then one day, he and two female classmates are suddenly sent to another world where they must work together to battle for their lives. Yotsuya is a lone wolf and has always lived his life according to his wants, but how will that work out now that he’s supposed to be a hero?!

Alice in Borderland (2020)
PlotSupernatural, Survival
StyleEasy

With his two friends, a video-game-obsessed young man finds himself in a strange version of Tokyo where they must compete in dangerous games to win.

The Wilds (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersStrong women, Teenagers
PlotSurvival, Fate, Mystery
PlaceUninhabited island

A group of teen girls from different backgrounds must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they've all endured. But there’s just one twist… these girls did not end up on this island by accident.

The Promised Neverland (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, cartoon, detective
CountryJapan
Duration00:30
CharactersChildrens, Demons, Family
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Adventures, Death
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Touching, Fascinating

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

Black Summer (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival, Missing people, Death, Apocalypse
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Netflix

In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.

Curfew (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:46
PlotSurvival, Racing, Viruses

When day becomes night, a strict curfew forces ordinary people to go pedal to the metal in a deadly race for freedom. During this contest, alliances and friendships are both made and lost.

The I-Land (2019)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
PlotVirtual Reality, Survival
PlaceUninhabited island

Wiped clean of memories and thrown together, a group of strangers fight to survive harsh realities -- and the island that traps them.

Primal (2019)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genreaction
CountryUSA
Duration00:20
PlotDeath, Survival
PlaceForest

A caveman forms a bond with a dinosaur as they struggle to survive in a hostile world.

See (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Viruses
TimePost-apocalypse, Future
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Fascinating

A virus has decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Centuries later when twins are born with the mythic ability to see, their father must protect his tribe against a threatened queen.

gen:LOCK (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersRobots
PlotWar, Survival, Adventures
TimeFuture
StyleSpectacular

Fifty years in the future, an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience that powers devastating mecha, but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world.

War of the Worlds (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
PlotSurvival

Set in contemporary Europe, the reimagining follows the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

Dr. Stone (2019)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryJapan
Duration01:42
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating

One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he's not alone! His science-loving friend Senku's been up and running for a few months and he's got a grand plan in mind, to kickstart civilization with the power of science!

The Society (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersTeenagers
PlotRelationship, Survival, Death
PlaceSmall towns
StyleNetflix, Fascinating, Worth watching

When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

The Twilight Zone (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotTechnology, Survival
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric

Tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways. Next stop ahead The Twilight Zone.

Another Life (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersAliens
PlotTravel, Survival
PlaceSpace
StyleAction, Touching

After a massive alien artifact lands on Earth, Niko Breckinridge leads an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.

The Rising of The Shield Hero (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:30
CharactersDragons
PlotComputer games, Adventures, Revenge, Death, Survival
PlaceParallel worlds, Japan
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his weapon. Due to Naofumi's lack of charisma and experience he's labeled as the weakest, only to end up betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by on the third day of adventure. Shunned by everyone from the king to peasants, Naofumi's thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel World begins...

The War of the Worlds (2019)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Relationship, Survival
PlaceEngland
TimePost-apocalypse

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.

The Rain (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryDenmark, USA
Duration02:13
CharactersFamily
PlotViruses, Survival
TimePost-apocalypse
StyleAction, Netflix, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Spectacular, Worth watching

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.

The Terror (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersMonsters, Shamans, Indians, Cannibals
PlotSurvival
PlaceShips
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Based on real events, For men

The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:49
CharactersKillers
PlotSurvival, Computer games

Karen Kohiruimaki always felt out of place in the real world. Due to her extreme height, she found it hard to make friends with other girls her age. Everything changes when she's introduced to VR and Gun Gale Online. In GGO, Karen is free to play the cute, chibi avatar of her dreams! Can Karen find friendship in this bullet-ridden MMO...?

Lost in Space (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:57
CharactersAliens, Family, Childrens
PlotSurvival, Adventures
PlaceSpace
TimeFuture
StyleNetflix, Action, Spectacular, Fascinating

After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they're surrounded by hidden dangers.

The Purge (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotSurvival, Parties, Death, Politics, Love triangle
StyleAction

Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night throws at them. As the clock winds down with their fates hanging in the balance, each character is forced to reckon with their pasts as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.

Watership Down (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival
StyleTouching, Fascinating, To cry

Fleeing their doomed warren, a group of rabbits struggle to find and defend a new home.

Das Boot (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military
CountryGermany, Czech Republic
Duration01:00
PlotWar, Survival

An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.

Angels of Death (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
CharactersTeenagers
PlotSurvival
StyleSpectacular

Most girls waking up without any memory and meeting a serial killer would panic, but not Rachel. In fact, far from being her biggest problem, killer Zack might just prove a convenient resource when it comes to finding a way out of the building in which they're both trapped!

Insomnia (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotSurvival

A group of unwitting strangers, one by one, find themselves trapped and drugged by a mysterious captor. They begin to realize they are part of a twisted game, called Insomnia, from which they are unable to escape without being killed or becoming killers themselves.

The Oath (2018)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:52
CharactersPolice, Criminals, Gangsters, Family, Students
PlotRobbery, betrayal, Sects, Survival, Parties, Racing, Politics
PlaceCollege

Explore a gang world we've never seen before: gangs that are made up of the very men and women sworn to uphold the law – cops. Only select officers make the cut, but once inside, gang members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies inside and outside their ranks.

Nightflyers (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersAliens, Monsters
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceSpace

In the year 2093, a team of scientists aboard the Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, embarks on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn't waiting for them in outer space—it's already on their ship.

Golden Kamuy (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
CharactersSoldier, Criminals
PlotAdventures, Survival
PlaceJapan
StyleBy comics, Spectacular

Saichi Sugimoto is a tough soldier who participates in the Russo-Japanese War and who earned the nickname "Sugimoto the Immortal." Honors in combat are of little use to him when he is expelled from the army for a certain incident, but he has a goal to fulfill, a promise to keep, and for that he will need money. His first idea to get it will be to join the recent Hokkaido gold rush and try his luck, but destiny prepared him a more interesting challenge and at the same time, more profitable. When a strange man tells the story of how a thief stole a large amount of gold from a group of Ainu to later hide his booty, his eyes light up. Is it a false story? The man tells him that the only way to find the stolen gold is to locate a number of men who were in prison with the thief and who carry the tracks tattooed on their own bodies. But Hokkaido is a tough region and its relentless nature, so when you're still deciding if such a story is more than a Chinese tale, you'll have to fight to protect your life from a huge bear ... and who will come to your rescue is a Ainu girl who seems to know something about the story told by the old man.

Light as a Feather (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTeenagers, Friends
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Death, Survival, Fate, Love triangle
PlaceSchool
StyleFor girls, Action

Five teen girls deal with the supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.” When the girls start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, the survivors must figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.

Origin (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Survival
PlaceSpace, Space, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Future
StyleDisturbing, Tense, For men

A group of troubled passengers wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space, each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet. As their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – is something far darker than the pasts they were so desperate to escape.

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersPregnant women, Strong women, Maids, Captives, Soldier, Lesbians
PlotSurvival, Religion
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Dark, Fascinating

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

Astra Lost in Space (2019)
PlotSurvival

In the year 2063, eight high school students and a kid are flown out to Planet Camp, tasked with surviving on their own for a few days. But shortly after arriving, an ominous glowing orb warps them to an unknown quadrant of space, nearly 5,012 light years away. Now, the only way back home is a slow, dangerous trek across the universe—a journey that’ll test them in ways Planet Camp never could.

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