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Nothing engages a viewer more than watching the protagonist surviving all the hardcore situations they get into. The worst the conditions are, the stronger the protagonist will emerge as. Survival movies are is a very engaging genre of movies.

It requires an emotional connection with the character. Watching them suffer, and fighting through it, is the perfect recipe for making an engaging movie. There are so many great survival movies that will compel the viewers to shed tears and invest their emotions into it.

Now let’s discuss some of the Best Survival Movies which a movie lover should definitely watch. Here are the 11 Best Survival Movies.

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Now, Let’s Start The List of 11 Best Survival Movies :

11. Bird Box:

Ratings: 6.6/10

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Directed By: Susanne Bier
Produced By:Dylan Clark, Chris Morgan, Clayton Townsend
Screenplay By: Eric Heisserer
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald, Sarah Paulson
Production House: Blue Grass Films, Chris Morgan Productions
Distributed By: Netflix

Bird Box is one of the most-watched movies over Netflix, with over 80 Million registered viewers watched it, which is more than 50% of the registered viewers of Netflix. 

Bird Box is about some unknown creatures that invaded earth, and if someone looks at them, that creature will kill them. So Mallorie covered the eyes of hers and two of her children with a blindfold, and they go in search of a place where they will be safe by covering their visions for the whole time.

Bird Box is a very engaging movie, and some of its scenes will definitely make you skip a heartbeat.

Bird Box is undoubtedly the one of the Best Survival Movies.

10. World War Z:

Ratings: 7/10

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Directed By: Marc Forster
Produced By: Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Ian Bryce
Screenplay By: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Damon Lindelof, Drew Goddard
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox
Production House:Skydance Productions, Hemisphere Media Capital, Plan B Entertainment
Distributed By: Paramount Pictures

Survival movies without a Zombie movie are just like Tea without Sugar. World War Z is indeed one of the Best Survival Movies in the Zombie genre.

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The story starts with a former UN agent Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), and his family is going out, and they got stuck in heavy traffic. Then they see a sudden chaos in public which makes them worried.

Then they see there’s a Zombie outrage happening and people killing other people, and people transforming into Zombies. Then they immediately run for their life.

This movie is filled with so many moments that will scare us to the core and haunt us even after the movie is finished. This movie is brilliantly directed, and the screenplay is very crisp.

World War Z is indeed one of the Best Survival Movies.

09. Don’t Breathe:

Ratings: 7.1/10

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Directed By: Fede Alvarez
Produced By:Fede Alvarez, Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert
Written By: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues
Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang
Production House: Screen Gem, Stage 6 Films, Ghosts House Pictures, Good Universe
Distributed By: Sony Pictures Releasing

Don’t Breathe is a very brilliant horror movie without a ghost.

A pair of people breaking into houses secured by a specific security agency, and the security agent’s son helps them break the security system.

But, one day, they break into a blind old man’s house, who is a retired military officer. But they all do not know what awaits them in the home.

Don’t Breathe is a perfect nail-biting thriller movie filled with twists that will blow away the mind. Most of the movie is shot in just a house with minimal dialogues. This movie will definitely scare you.

Don’t Breathe is definitely one of the Best Survival Movies.

08. 127 Hours:

Ratings: 7.5/10

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Directed By:Danny Boyle
Produced By: Danny Boyle, Simmon Beaufoy, Christan Colson
Screenplay By:Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
Cast:James Franco
Production House:Pathe, Everest Entertainment, Film4 Production, Handmade Films, Cloud Eight Films
Distributed By:Warner Brothers (United Kingdom), Fox Searchlight Pictures (United States)

A movie shot in just a tiny place with only one member in the cast doesn’t sound very interesting, but 127 hours will definitely change your mind.

Although there is just one actor in the whole cast of the movie, this is still a very engaging movie which you will watch till the end.

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127 hours is a biographical survival drama film based on an real life incident of an Maountaineer Aron Ralson.

One day Aron goes for hiking without telling anybody where he is going and then he got his hand stuck between a huge piece of rock, then how did he survived there and how he get himself freed from that rock is the main plot of the movie.

Danny Boyle is a brilliant Director, and with this movie, he proves it, and James Franco is the one true heart and soul of this movie.

127 hours is undoubtedly one of the Best Survival Movies which you should definitely watch. 

07. A Quiet Place:

Ratings: 7.5/10

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Directed By: John Krasinski
Produced By: Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller
Screenplay By:Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski
Cast:Emily Blunt, John Krasinski
Production House:Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night Productions
Distributed By:Paramount Pictures

A Quiet Place is about an Alien invasion, Aliens which hunt you hearing your voice, so the only possible way to survive is to keep quiet all the time. If you make any noise, you are dead.

You have to survive all day, but you are not allowed to make any noise, and you have to do all your essential work maintaining a proper pin-drop silence.

John Krasinski has done a fantastic job here, and all the actors are just brilliant. This movie will definitely increase your heartbeat.

A Quiet Place is surely one of the Best Survival Movies.

06. Gravity:

Ratings: 7.7/10

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Directed By:Alfonso Cuaron
Produced By:Alfonso Cuaron, David Heyman
Written By:Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron
Cast:Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Production House:Heyday Films, Esperanto Filmoj
Distributed By:Warner Brothers Pictures

What happens when you are stuck in the middle of the space with only limited sources for your survival. Well, Gravity is all about it.

This movie is visually a masterpiece. It has one of the most stunning VFX work from the Hollywood industry.

Though there may be some scientific inaccuracies in the movie but, that is totally negligible, and most of the ordinary people won’t even notice them. Apart from that, Gravity is a brilliant movie to watch.

Gravity is undoubtedly one of the Best Survival Movies.

05. Captain Phillips:

Ratings: 7.8/10

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Directed By:Paul Greengrass
Produced By:Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
Screenplay By:Billy Ray
Cast:Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi
Production House:Columbia Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions
Distributed By:Sony Pictures Releasing

An unarmed vessel container ship is being attacked by a couple of pirates during an ongoing drill. After knowing that the pirates will listen to the radio frequency, Captain Phillips calls for help and asking for immediate air support.

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After hearing this, some pirates back out, but still, some pirates go and take that ship into their control. And what happens after that is the main plot of the movie.

Captain Phillips is a great movie but some great performances. This movie is filled with surprises which will compel you to watch it till the end.

Captain Phillips is undoubtedly one of the Best Survival Movies.

04. Cast Away:

Ratings: 7.8/10

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Directed By:Robert Zemeckis
Produced By:Steve Starkey, Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke
Written By:William Broyles Jr.
Cast:Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy
Production House:ImageMovers, Playtone
Distributed By:20th Century Fox (North America), Dream Works Pictures (International)

A system analyst executive who travels the whole world to solve productivity problems at FedEx depots. One day he was traveling through waterways, but a storm hits him hard, and he got stuck on an island.

On an island where he is stuck all alone and has to survive on his own and wait for help.

Tom Hanks is one of the most perfect actors in the entire Hollywood industry, and once again, he proves it that why he is considered to be the best actor in the industry.

Cast Away is a very emotional movie that will make your eyes wet as the story progresses.

Cast Away is undoubtedly one of the Best Survival Movies.

03.: Life of Pi:

Ratings: 7.9/10

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Directed By:Ang Lee
Produced By:Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark
Screenplay By:David Magee
Cast:Suraj Sharma, Irfan Kha, Rafe Spall, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Gerard Depardieu
Production House:Fox 2000 Pictures, Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Haishang Films
Distributed By:20th Century Fox

A boy gets stuck on a boat with different wild animals, including a Tiger. Without food and proper water supply.

Life of Pi is the greatest and one of the Best Survival Movies and most ambitious projects of director Ang Lee, and he even won an Oscar for Life of Pi for best direction.

Life of Pi is a must-watch movie. The movie’s plot is very unique and unusual for movie watchers, and this movie will force you to watch it again.

Whenever Hollywood makes a movie based on Indian actors, it has always created wonders. Gandhi and Slumdog Millionaire are two examples of great movies based on Indian society.

Life of Pie is a must-watch movie and undoubtedly one of the Best Survival Movies.

02.The Revenant:

Ratings: 8/10

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Directed By:Alejandro G. Inarritu
Produced By:Amon Michan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Inarritus, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon, James W. Skotchdopole
Screenplay By:Mark L. Smith, Alejandro G. Inarritus
Cast:Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter
Production House:Regency Enterprises, RatPac Entertainment, New Regency, Anonymous Content, M Productions, Appian Way Productions
Distributed By:20th Century Fox

The Revenant is the movie that finally gets Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar. There is no question about how brilliant Leonardo DiCaprio is as an Actor.

The movie is about a man who gets attacked by a wild bear, but still, he survived that attack and somehow manages to kill that bear but, that bear has left him very severely wounded.

Even his team members have left him thinking of him as a burden on the group, and now he has to survive independently.

The Revenant is one of the great movies featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy together. The Revenant is indeed one of the Best Survival Movies.

01. The Martian:

Ratings: 8/10

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Directed By:Ridley Scott
Produced By:Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam
Written By:Drew Goddard
Cast:Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jessica Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Production House:Scott Free Productions, Kinberg Genre, TSG Entertainment
Distributed By:20th Century Fox

The Martian is the story about an astronaut who gets stuck on Mars with food supplies limited for some months only. Now he has to survive on Mars on his own.

The only hope for his survival is the next Mars Mission which will happen after 4 years. Till then, he has to survive on Mars on his own.

Matt Damon is a very brilliant actor, and he holds most of the movie on his own shoulders. The movie is visually beautiful and smartly directed by Ridley Scott.

The Martian is highly recommended to watch, and it is definitely one of the Best Survival Movies.

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Which is The Best Survival Movies?

The Martian is the best survival movies I have ever seen

Which is the Best Survival Movies which has won Maximum numbers of Oscar Awards?

Gravity has won 7 Oscar Awards.

Did Leonardo DiCaprio won Oscar for The Revenant?

Yes, Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor Award for The Revenant.

Which Actor Impresses the Most in Best Survival Movies?

Tom Hanks is the most impressive Actor in the Survival Genre.

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