The 10 Best Survival Movies

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Swampfox

Pat Marion

If you can't figure that out by using common sense, I feel bad for you.

Jan 23 - 12:04 PM

Jack Hayford

Jack Hayford

I think he means because they both ended without the protagonist surviving.

Jan 23 - 11:37 PM

Angel De Haro

Angel De Haro

hilarious ..... he is right of course ... but pretty litelaral on this one .. i am still laughing...

Jan 24 - 05:54 AM

Earman

Christopher Beckham

AHHHHHHH!!! SPOILER!! I was going to watch Buried, but now...

Jan 24 - 06:50 PM

Sergio Z.

Sergio Zaciu

list is nothing without Deliverance!

Jan 23 - 12:10 PM

Ryan

Ryan Flannery

Totally agree. Arguably the best survival movie of all time, and probably my personal fave... RT definitely missed it

Jan 23 - 12:22 PM

Sam Hanson

Sam Hanson

Absolutely. I was thinking "Where's Deliverance?" and where's "Jeremiah Johnson"? when reviewing this list. Good call, Sergio!

Jan 26 - 06:08 AM

John Ta

John Ta

This is missing the best survival movie of all time. Higher rated than any of these movies and more remembered. Deliverance. 94% rotten tomato rating. Academy award for best picture and AFI listed. It is also preserved in the national film registry.

Jan 23 - 12:12 PM

Prats Majmudar

Prats Majmudar

u sir, are u in ur senses?

Jan 23 - 12:16 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

HAVE MERCY! He's reading an earlier version of the list, there must have been a mix-up.

Jan 23 - 05:09 PM

Prats Majmudar

Prats Majmudar

127 hours, one of the best films ever made. Hard to direct with a man stuck at one place and still make it so interesting. The best survival film. waiting for danny boyle's trance

Jan 23 - 12:19 PM

Ryan

Ryan Flannery

Totally agree. Arguably the best survival movie of all time, and probably my personal fave... RT definitely missed it

Jan 23 - 12:22 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

This list is a joke without the best survival movie ever made EVER: "Dude, Where's My Car?". Their quest to find their car was epic. After all, with no car to deliver pizzas for Mr. Pizzacoli, they couldn't make money, causing them to perish for sure! For shame, RT. For shame!!

Jan 23 - 12:31 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

no man, w/o TRAP THEM AND KILL THEM, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, CANNIBAL FEROX, MAN FROM DEEP RIVER, and LAST CANNIBAL WORLD (and EATEN ALIVE BY THE CANNIBALS) AND SURVIVE and CYCLONE this list is lost.

Jan 23 - 05:04 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

I'm going to pretend you aren't responding to what I said.

Jan 23 - 05:23 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Dude, Where's My Hyperbole?

Jan 23 - 07:00 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Dude where's your coke?

Jan 24 - 08:31 AM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

This.

Jan 24 - 10:42 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

That's odd, I thought Americans spoke English.

Jan 23 - 12:35 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

English ain't werf no dog gang poop squeek, wha?

Jan 23 - 04:48 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Lucas speaks moron

Jan 24 - 08:29 AM

Michael Oliver

Michael Oliver

wow it was a joke back off assholes

Jan 25 - 03:24 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

It ain't white boy day, is it?

Jan 25 - 05:55 PM

Jesse Fitzgibbon

Jesse Fitzgibbon

It's always white boy day somewhere....keeps the world turning yeah?

Jan 29 - 12:53 AM

Miles L.

Miles Long

Totally agree! If you're not prepared to eat frozen human ass (or cut off a limb - 127hrs) your not trying to survive!

Jan 23 - 12:50 PM

Ajay Dasila

Ajay Dasila

Damn true!

Jan 25 - 05:01 AM

Kamall Luthra

Kamall Luthra

EXACTLY

Feb 6 - 02:53 AM

David G.

David Gleichauf

Absolutely. Those were some seriously brutal bear attacks.

Jan 23 - 12:53 PM

David G.

David Gleichauf

Buried? Really?

Jan 23 - 12:58 PM

Dave J

Dave J

RT also forgot these- "The Killing Fields" with 91 %, "The Naked Prey with 82%, "Nowhere In Africa" with 86%, "Apollo 13" with 97%, the 1963 version of Lord Of The Flies" with 100%, "The Pianist" with 96%, "Meek's Cutoff" with 85%, "Jeramiah Johnson" with 93%, "El Norte" with 80%, "The Endurance" with 95% and "Nanook Of The North" with 100% to name a few...

Jan 23 - 03:16 PM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

Deliverance

Jan 24 - 05:30 PM

Dave J

Dave J

"Deliverance" was already mentioned below so I didn't bother!

Jan 27 - 03:18 PM

Ajay Dasila

Ajay Dasila

There r too many brother but we cant list all of them in top ten na...

Jan 25 - 04:53 AM

Dave J

Dave J

The title of this list says the "ten" best survival films and I just found a few that have higher ratings than some of the ones listed- that's all!

Jan 25 - 11:21 AM

Dave J

Dave J

The lowest rated one is 72 % of Open Water!

Jan 25 - 11:22 AM

Larry Press

Larry Press

good knowledge, good choices

Jan 26 - 08:30 PM

Andrea Ryan

Andrea Ryan

Some of the others are good picks but Meek's Cutoff isn't a "survival film" in that fits the criteria of this list.

Jan 28 - 07:44 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Duely noted!

Jan 30 - 01:08 PM

markit8dude

Paul Bongiorno

I don't think RT 'forgot' so much as put a few stinkers in place of the awesome flicks you'd mentioned.

Specifically having grown up in Colorado, work and live in Alaska for 3 years, as well as Antarctica for a couple Austral Summers - I'd read 'Into the Wild' and found the main character a total ignoramus. How a movie was made in 'homage' of such an ideologue who has NO respect for nature is beyond me.

'Open Water' - what fiction. "loosely based' - even that's a stretch. NO ONE knows what occurred with the portrayed couple. The discussion, non-action was way too long in the tooth.

'Buried' - Seriously? The man did NOTHING extraordinary to prolong his life.

Jan 29 - 12:04 AM

Tj Swafford

Tj Swafford

What about "Never Cry Wolf" 1983 or "The Road" 2009?

Jan 23 - 03:53 PM

Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell

I totally agree, love that movie, so underated.

Jan 23 - 04:05 PM

Steve W.

Steve Wooten

Why do people contnually respond to a post listing multiple movies with comments like "Yeah, I loved that movie it was one of my favorites" If you dont specify which movie you are commenting on your post is pointless. And remember what we do here will shape the world to come!

Jan 27 - 05:17 AM

Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell

People forget about Never Cry Wolf or haven't heard of it. It deserves to be on the list!

Jan 23 - 03:56 PM

Steve W.

Steve Wooten

Apology accepted

Jan 27 - 05:19 AM

Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell

I totally agree, love that movie, so underated.

Jan 23 - 04:05 PM

Steve W.

Steve Wooten

Why do people contnually respond to a post listing multiple movies with comments like "Yeah, I loved that movie it was one of my favorites" If you dont specify which movie you are commenting on your post is pointless. And remember what we do here will shape the world to come!

Jan 27 - 05:17 AM

Funenj

Eric Haas

Alive 1993

Jan 23 - 04:05 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Although "Alive" qualifies it has only got 68% since the title says 'The best survival movies"!

Jan 23 - 04:10 PM

Kevin Ramirez

Kevin Ramirez

Who cares what the majority of people say. By your account Britney Spears was the best musician of the decade. Alive should be all up in this joint. Critics are supposed to do their job and pull the good from the populist crap.

Jan 27 - 12:52 PM

Dave J

Dave J

If you don't care why bring it up since this list is going by the mass of 'paid critics' and not by the majority. I mean "Alive" can be mentioned, but I'm sure RT never forgot about it- just accept the fact that it didn't make it to the top ten.

Jan 27 - 01:02 PM

Kamall Luthra

Kamall Luthra

SEEMS THOSE WHO VOTED HAVE DIFFERENT TASTE , I DONT KNOW WHY INTO THE WILD CONSIDER AS A SURVIVAL MOVIE , MAY BE I AM WRONG , HAVE THE GUY EVER DO SOMTHING TO SURVIVE ??? OR SOCIALLY THAT GUY IS LIKE INSANE IN OTHER WORLD NATURE LOVER

Feb 6 - 02:56 AM

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

The Edge blows all these away in my opinion.

Jan 23 - 04:20 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

English ain't werf no dog gang poop squeek, wha?

Jan 23 - 04:48 PM

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