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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    added by Randolph James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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    added by Pallknowing1 James Badge Dale, Balthazar Getty, Bob Peck

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    added by Bootsdad Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    added by fa_indrianto Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Israel Contreras

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    added by Brettski Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Pallknowing1 Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

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    added by Randolph Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

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    added by PeteBoyle Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, Irrfan Khan

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    often listed & added by wiabux Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn, William Hurt

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    John Malkovich, Ethan Hawke, Josh Lucas

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    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Vic Tayback

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    Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Anthony Hopkins

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    added by Brettski Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Clive Owen

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    added by willyboymcoy Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    added by wiabux Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Ed Harris

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    added by Charley Feldman George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

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    Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

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    added by BushWanker Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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    added by PeteBoyle Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Ferry73 Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

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    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    added by Bootsdad Kevin Costner, Giovanni Ribisi, Mary Stuart Masterson

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    added by looksharp Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

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    often listed & added by wiabux Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, José Chávez

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    added by looksharp Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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    added by looksharp Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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    added by Ferry73 Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

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    added by looksharp Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

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    Robert Redford, Tanya Tucker, Will Geer

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    added by wiabux Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, William Daniels

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    often listed & added by hbg1968 Ice-T, Gary Busey, Rutger Hauer

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    added by Charley Feldman Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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

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    added by Charley Feldman Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, Deborah Mailman

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    added by Ferry73 Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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    added by wiabux Michael Bublé, James Cromwell, Barry Pepper

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    added by Charley Feldman Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    added by looksharp Denzel Washington, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pine

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    added by PeteBoyle Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune

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    added by looksharp Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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    added by Charley Feldman Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Stella Stevens

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

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    Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall

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    added by wiabux Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr., Scott Kraft

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    often listed & added by PeteBoyle Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride

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