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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    Ethan Hawke, John Malkovich, Josh Lucas

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    Israel Contreras, Mayra Sérbulo, Raoul Trujillo

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    James Saito, Irrfan Khan, Tabu

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    David Caruso, Brian Dennehy, Alf Humphreys

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    James Badge Dale, Bob Peck, Balthazar Getty

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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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    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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    Bill Paxton, Sigourney Weaver, Mark Rolston

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Charley Feldman
    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Dash Mihok

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    Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Kiley

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    Eric Bana, Marcus Luttrell, Alexander Ludwig

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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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    Naomi Watts, Geraldine Chaplin, Marta Etura

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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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    ranked high on reranks & added by BushWanker
    George Clooney, Ed Harris, Sandra Bullock

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    Ian Holm, Dash Mihok, Dennis Quaid

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    Gerard Butler, David Kennedy, Izabella Scorupco

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    Kevin Costner, James Russo, Larenz Tate

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    Nicholas Aaron, Ollie Ryall, Brendan Mackey

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    Jon-Damon Charles, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein

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

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    often listed & added by hbg1968
    Abraham Murphy, Gary Busey, Ice-T

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    Zach Grenier, Pat Healy, Brad Carr

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    John Savage, Željko Ivanek, Jordan Clarke

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    Vincent Gil, David Bracks, Reg Evans

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    Charlyne Yi, Rick Overton, Mike Vogel

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    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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    Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers, Kane Hodder

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