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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!

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

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    the people's #1
    Cast Away

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    Released: 2000
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    The Book of Eli

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    Battle Royale

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    Apocalypto

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    The Grey

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    The Edge

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    Released: 1997
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    The Road

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    Released: 2009
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    127 Hours

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    Mad Max 2

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    Children of Men

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    Alive

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    Released: 1993
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    Gravity

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    First Blood

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    Life of Pi

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    12 Monkeys

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    Released: 1995
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    Hell in the Pacific

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    added by: PeteBoyle
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    This Is the End

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    Released: 1995
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    1954 More
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    The Hunted

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    added by: fa_indrianto
    the handmade stone knife can kill you..
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