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, Frederick W. Smith

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    Kate Burton, Stacey Ann Turner, Priscilla Poland

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    Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Beals

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    James Badge Dale, Liam Neeson, Ben Bray

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    Adrien Brody, Borys Szyc, Frank Finlay

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    Israel Contreras, Mayra Sérbulo, Raoul Trujillo

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    Ethan Hawke, John Malkovich, Josh Lucas

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    added by PeteBoyle
    James Saito, Irrfan Khan, Tabu

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    often listed & added by Pallknowing1
    James Badge Dale, Bob Peck, Balthazar Getty

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    often listed & added by Pallknowing1
    David Caruso, Brian Dennehy, Alf Humphreys

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    Steve J. Spears, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

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    William Hurt, Jena Malone, Marcia Gay Harden

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Charley Feldman
    George Clooney, Dash Mihok, Diane Lane

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    Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise

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    often listed & added by Brettski
    Julianne Moore, Ed Westwick, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Alec Baldwin, Harold Perrineau, Eli Gabay

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    James Dickey, Charley Boorman, Ronny Cox

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    Steve McQueen, Vic Tayback, Anthony Zerbe

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    Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortensen

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    Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Tom Sizemore

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    Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Kiley

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    Eric Bana, Marcus Luttrell, Alexander Ludwig

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Dash Mihok

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    Bill Paxton, Sigourney Weaver, Mark Rolston

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    Peter Finch, George Kennedy, Ian Bannen

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    Lenny Kravitz, Julianne Moore, Jena Malone

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    Michael Bublé, Greg Spottiswood, Malcolm Scott

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    Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, Chel López

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Aki Maeda, Tatsuya Fujiwara

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    Will Geer, Allyn Ann McLerie, Stefan Gierasch

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    Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Zakes Mokae

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    Deborah Mailman, Natasha Wanganeen, Kenneth Branagh

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Roddy McDowall, Red Buttons, Gene Hackman

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    added by BushWanker
    George Clooney, Ed Harris, Sandra Bullock

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    Naomi Watts, Geraldine Chaplin, Marta Etura

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    Gerard Butler, David Kennedy, Izabella Scorupco

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Nicholas Aaron, Ollie Ryall, Brendan Mackey

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    added by Bootsdad
    Kevin Costner, James Russo, Larenz Tate

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Jon-Damon Charles, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73
    Ian Holm, Dash Mihok, Dennis Quaid

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    added by hbg1968
    Abraham Murphy, Gary Busey, Ice-T

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Heather Angel, William Bendix, Henry Hull

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    Vincent Gil, David Bracks, Reg Evans

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    added by Charley Feldman
    John Savage, Željko Ivanek, Jordan Clarke

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    added by Charley Feldman
    Zach Grenier, Pat Healy, Brad Carr

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    ranked low on reranks

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    Charlyne Yi, Rick Overton, Mike Vogel

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    added by realsurvival1970
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    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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    Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers, Kane Hodder

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