The Best Survival Movies Films
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The Best Survival Movies

List Criteria: Movies must feature the struggle to survive in some way.

A list of the best survival movies. All of the best survival films have been included, but if you feel we somehow missed one, feel free to add it to the list yourself. Survival films, above all else, are about one thing: staying alive.

What are the top survival movies? Whether it be monsters, an apocalypse, or the Earth itself, survival films are all about trying to outlast whatever it is that's trying to kill you. Perseverance is key, so as one can guess, many of these films could even be described as "inspirational" (some in their own perverse way). Enjoy!

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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    Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

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    Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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    Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

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    John Malkovich, Ethan Hawke, Josh Lucas

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    Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Israel Contreras

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    Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, Irrfan Khan

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    James Badge Dale, Balthazar Getty, Bob Peck

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    often listed & added by Pallknowing1
    Sylvester Stallone, David Caruso, Brian Dennehy

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    often listed & added by Bootsdad
    Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn, William Hurt

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    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

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    Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Anthony Hopkins

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    Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Clive Owen

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    Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

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    Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Vic Tayback

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    Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    James Stewart, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Attenborough

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    Michael Bublé, James Cromwell, Barry Pepper

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    Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, José Chávez

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    Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Stella Stevens

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    Robert Redford, Tanya Tucker, Will Geer

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    Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

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    Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, Deborah Mailman

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

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    Nicholas Aaron, Brendan Mackey, Ollie Ryall

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    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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    Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

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    Kevin Costner, Giovanni Ribisi, Mary Stuart Masterson

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    added by StephenLee-Burman
    Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Geraldine Chaplin

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    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

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    added by hbg1968
    Ice-T, Gary Busey, Rutger Hauer

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, William Bendix

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, James Rebhorn

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Marshall Bell

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    added by wiabux
    Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, Kane Hodder

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    added by wiabux
    Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, William Daniels

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    added by looksharp
    Denzel Washington, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pine

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