best movie genres The Best Survival Movies

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List Rules 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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Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt Chris Noth

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127 Hours James Franco, Kate Mara Lizzy Caplan

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The Grey Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney Frank Grillo

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Alive John Malkovich, Ethan Hawke Josh Lucas

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The Book of Eli Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington Gary Oldman

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Apocalypto Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena Israel Contreras

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard Ed Harris

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The Pianist Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann Emilia Fox

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First Blood Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy David Caruso

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The Edge Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins Elle Macpherson

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Into the Wild Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn Zach Galifianakis

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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon Vin Diesel

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Life of Pi Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan Tabu

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Lord of the Flies James Badge Dale, Balthazar Getty Bob Peck

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The Road Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall Viggo Mortensen

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The Perfect Storm George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg Diane Lane

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I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson Salli Richardson

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Deliverance Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight Ned Beatty

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival Movies
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum Richard Attenborough

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Lone Survivor Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana Taylor Kitsch

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Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence Vernon Wells

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Papillon Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen Vic Tayback

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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton Michael Biehn

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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival Movies
Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen Michael Caine

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The Day After Tomorrow Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal Dennis Quaid

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The Poseidon Adventure Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens Ernest Borgnine

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Jeremiah Johnson Robert Redford, Tanya Tucker Will Geer

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The ШAЧ BACK Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell Ed Harris

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Waterworld Kevin Costner, Jack Black Dennis Hopper

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The Flight of the Phoenix James Stewart, Richard Attenborough Ernest Borgnine

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Open Water Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan Daniel Travis

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The Impossible Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor Geraldine Chaplin

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The Snow Walker Michael Bublé, James Cromwell Barry Pepper

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Robinson Crusoe Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández José Chávez

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The Postman Kevin Costner, Tom Petty Mary Stuart Masterson

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Behind Enemy Lines Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman Gabriel Macht

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Rescue Dawn Christian Bale, Steve Zahn Jeremy Davies

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks Julianne Moore

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Reign of Fire Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey Gerard Butler

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Touching the Void Nicholas Aaron, Brendan Mackey Ollie Ryall

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Gravity Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Ed Harris

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Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne Steve Bisley

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All Is Lost Robert Redford

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Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama Kou Shibasaki

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman Channing Tatum

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The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy Will Poulte - In the 19th century, Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), a fur trapper, is mauled by a bear while hunting. His companions (Hardy, Poulter, and Gleeson) rob him and leave him to die, but he survives and sets out to get revenge on the men who ...

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White Squall Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe Željko Ivanek

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Surviving The Game Ice-T, Gary Busey Rutger Hauer

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Rabbit-Proof Fence Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke Deborah Mailman