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Best Survival Movies

  • The Grey

    The Grey (R, 2012)

    Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson
    In The Grey, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into t... read morehe remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements - and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt - before their time runs out. -- (C) Open Road Films
  • Rescue Dawn

    Rescue Dawn (PG-13, 2007)

    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier, Yuttana Muenwaja
    In the annals of history's great escapes there is no other story like that of Dieter Dengler, the on... read morely American to ever break out of a POW camp in the impenetrable Laotian jungle. After months plotting his getaway from a harrowing prison and a death-defying journey through some of the world's fiercest wilderness, Dengler appeared at his first press conference looking like a dashing movie star and showing neither sentimentality nor bitterness - simply an indomitable will to survive that allowed him to triumph against impossible odds.
  • The Day After Tomorrow

    The Day After Tomorrow (PG-13, 2004)

    Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward
    What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologic Jack Hal... read morel. Hall's research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet's climate. While Jack warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his 17 year-old son Sam finds himself trapped in New York City where he and some friends have been competing in a high school academic competition. He must now cope with the severe flooding and plummeting temperatures in Manhattan. Having taken refuge inside the Manhattan Public Library, Sam manages to reach his father by phone. Jack only has time for one warning: stay inside at all costs. As full-scale, massive evacuations to the south begin, Jack heads north to New York City to save Sam. But not even Jack is prepared for what is about to happen--to him, to his son, and to his planet.
    • fb1234665988
      fb1234665988: Reunited mankind for survival breaking all bigotries.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb701607821
      fb701607821: Good survival movie. Makes you think of how you would react to events similar to the ones in the film.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • Budgeburgess
      Budgeburgess: ulation move and the unexplored political upheaval would have made a more interesting film than the survival of one scientist's son!

      The film descends into sentimental drivel - and ends on the opti
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • 30 Days of Night

    30 Days of Night (R, 2007)

    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Boone Jr.
    In Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost town in the United States, the winter sun sets and does not rise... read more for 30 days and nights. From the darkness comes an evil force that strikes terror on the town, and all hope is pinned on a husband-and-wife cop team.
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      fb1776263205: Amazing, shows how man can fight for survival and make sacrifice in Order to do so in the most extreme of conditions. But where on earth
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • HenrikSchunk
      HenrikSchunk: This film is pretty much what it promises, and enjoyable survival/vampire horror/thriller. It is no 28 days later, no masterpiece but a sure shot entertainer
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • majguanzon
      majguanzon: . I liked the movie that it had the sense of horror, heart and togetherness that a survival-horror genre should have.
      Now this is how my vampires should be! Scary, heartless and viol
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead (R, 2004)

    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell
    A re-envisioning of George Romero's apocalyptic horror classic, "Dawn of the Dead": An unexplained p... read morelague has decimated the world's population--and yet, the dead aren't dying. They've become zombies, stalking endlessly in a quest to feed on the flesh and blood of the few remaining living. A ragtag group of desperate survivors in a Wisconsin town seek refuge in a large indoor mall, where they must learn not only to protect themselves from the ever-increasing zombie horde, but also to co-exist with each other as a last bastion of humanity. Sealed off from the rest of what used to be the world, the group uses every available resource, in their against-all-odds fight, to remain alive and human.
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      fb701791893: that keeps you on the edge of your seat! Starts off kind of slowly but develops into a great zombie survival film! The characters are comical and the storyline is interesting! Awesome zombie flick!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • foden357
      foden357: Great survival film, with zombies. Alot like a Resident Evil film with slightly less slow - motion...
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • moedell325
      moedell325: Personally myself I would've stayed in the mall, they had a better survival rate. I love this movie cause no one survives. Good costumes and make~up artistry.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Cast Away

    Cast Away (PG-13, 2000)

    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth, Nick Searcy, Lari White
    An exploration of human survival and the ability of fate to alter even the tidiest of lives with one... read more major event, Cast Away tells the story of Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a Federal Express engineer who devotes most of his life to his troubleshooting job. His girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) is often neglected by his dedication to work, and his compulsive personality suggests a conflicted man. But on Christmas Eve, Chuck proposes marriage to Kelly right before embarking on a large assignment. On the assignment, a plane crash strands Chuck on a remote island, and his fast-paced life is slowed to a crawl, as he is miles removed from any human contact. Finding solace only in a volleyball that he befriends, Chuck must now learn to endure the emotional and physical stress of his new life, unsure of when he may return to the civilization he knew before. Cast Away reunites star Hanks with director Robert Zemeckis, their first film together since 1994's Oscar-winning Forrest Gump. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi
    • fb100000570202513
      fb100000570202513: Has a few flaws, but is an intelligent story of survival and coping with changes that have happened in your absence. Cast Away follows FedEx employ
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb100001751239879
      fb100001751239879: . This is one of the best survival stories ever! Tom Hanks really mad himself an elite actor in this masterpiece
      Reviewed 52 days days ago
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      fb100000061533610: . Hanks acting in this is great and the story of his survival is great
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
  • Poseidon

    Poseidon (PG-13, 2006)

    Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Jacinda Barrett, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum
    Set adrift in the vast waters of the North Atlantic for a luxury New Year's Eve party staged in the ... read moreship's magnificent ballroom, the massive ocean-liner Poseidon receives an unexpected jolt when a rogue, 100-foot wave rolls it completely upside down, forcing the surviving passengers to fight their way to safety in Das Boot director Wolfgang Petersen's waterlogged blockbuster. Trapped beneath the waterline and implored by the captain to remain in place until a rescue team arrives, the panicked survivors struggle to keep their cool as the water begins to rush in, infernos blaze all around, and a loss of electricity plunges the doomed vessel into total darkness. Seasoned gambler Dylan Johns (Josh Lucas) isn't willing to wage his life on the prompt arrival of help, though, and as he attempts to navigate the treacherous, inverted maze of death, he is flanked by desperate band of like-minded seafarers including eight-year-old Conor (Jimmy Bennett) and his mother, Maggie (Jacinda Barrett), reticent stowaway Elena (Mía Maestro), suicidal Richard (Richard Dreyfus), and concerned father Robert (Kurt Russell), whose missing daughter may still be somewhere onboard along with her frightened fiancé. With a little luck and a little help from onboard waiter Marco (Freddy Rodriguez), the desperate team may just live to see the morning after. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • charlenebonnici86
      charlenebonnici86: . The survivors are left to fight for survival as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • eclipse1327
      eclipse1327: The story and characters get pretty much swamped in special effects and survival action sequences. It lacks heart. I didnt care about any of the characters, aside from the
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • thekitty89
      thekitty89: to let the waiter go and fall to his death in the begining i was like what kind of molvie is this? survival of the fittest? because this did look like a very fit bunch to have a philosophy like that.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago