A good survival movie gives you a rush of adrenaline but also takes you to another level of abstraction that transfers you from this world to a world of never-ending possibilities. In today’s article, we will check out the best survival movies of all time.
#1. The Purge
The Purge is an American media series focused on a series of dystopian action horror films. It is directed primarily by James DeMonaco, distributed by Universal Pictures, and produced by Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes. The films show a near-future dystopian America celebrating an annual national holiday known as the Purge, in which 12 hours are legal for all crimes, including murder
“The series started in 2013 with The Purge, directed by DeMonaco, the franchise founder (who also directed two of the predecessors and wrote the movie scripts for all), including the still-unnamed Purge 5 that he suggested in interviews, maybe the end of the franchise. …”
#2. Wolf Creek 2
Wolf Creek 2 is a 2013 Australian survival movie co-written and directed by Greg McLean. The movie is a sequel to Wolf Creek’s 2005 film and stars John Jarratt, reprising Mick Taylor’s role. The film was released at the Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2013, and was then cast in Australia on February 20, 2014.
“The film is accompanied by a young German family and a British tourist. They are the victims of the kidnapping and torture of Mick Taylor, a psychotic xenophobia killer while traveling in the Australian outback. ……”
#3. No Escape
No Escape is a 2015 American action survival movie directed by John Erick Dowdle, who co-wrote a screenplay with his partner, Drew Dowdle. The film stars Lake Bell, Owen Wilson, and Pierce Brosnan and tells a former engineer stuck with his family in an unspecified country in South East Asia during a violent uprising.
The movie was released on August 26, 2015. It had exclusive sneak previews in the Philippines on 16 and 17 August 2015 and numerous pre-screenings in the United States prior to its official release on August 26, 2015, by The Weinstein Company.
“In an unnamed country in Southeast Asia, the Prime Minister has reached an agreement with Cardiff, an American company specializing in water systems. After the delegate left, a group of armed revolutionaries launched a coup d’état and assassinated the great Prime Minister…”
#4. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a 2016 American action survival movie written by Chuck Hogan, directed and produced by Michael Bay, based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s 2014 book of the same title.
The film follows six members of the Annex Security Team battling to protect the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, following waves of militants’ attacks on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, and Max Martini, starring Toby Stephen, Pablo Schreiber, Dominic Fumusa, Alexia Barlier, David Denman, and David Costabile. …
Filming began on April 27, 2015, in Morocco and Malta. Known colloquially as “the Benghazi movie,” Paramount Pictures released the film on January 15, 2016. The film was considered as Best Sound Mixing by Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards.
In 2012, Benghazi, Libya was declared one of the most dangerous places in the world, and countries pulled their diplomatic offices out of the country in fear of militant attacks. The United States still has a diplomatic center (not an official consulate) open in the
“A CIA outpost named “The Annex,” is less than a mile away, protected by the Global Response Staff team of a private military contractor (GRS). Jack Silva, who reaches Benghazi and is picked up by Tyrone Rone Woods, the GRS commander, and Silva’s personal friend, is new to the details. ...”
#5. Hush (2016)
Hush is an American thriller movie directed and edited by Mike Flanagan in 2016, starring Kate Siegel, who co-wrote the movie with Flanagan. John Gallagher Jr., Samantha Sloyan, Michael Trucco, and Emilia “Emma” Graves co-starred in the film. Trevor Macy jointly produced it through Intrepid Pictures and Jason Blum through Blumhouse Productions.
Maddie Young is a visually impaired woman who, after a bout of bacterial meningitis at age 13, lost her ability to hear and speak, only to lose both forever after a botched corrective operation. Hoping to achieve her goals as an author, she and her cat live an isolated life in the woods. One night, her friend Sarah visits her and returns a copy of her book. Maddie explains how she visualizes her stories while discussing her writing and considers numerous potential endings before deciding on one.
“A masked killer attacks Sarah later that night and chases her to Maddie’s house. A bloody Sarah bangs on the door screaming for help; her cries go unheard because Maddie can’t hear her, and the man stabs Sarah to death…”
#6. 47 Meters Down
This film is a 2017 survival horror movie directed by Johannes 47 Meters Down, written by Ernest Riera and Roberts, starring Claire Holt and Mandy Moore. It is a 2017 survival horror movie directed by Johannes Roberts. The plot follows two sisters in Mexico who are invited to cage dive while on vacation.
With the two girls trapped inside, when the winch system carrying the cage breaks and the cage soars to the ocean floor, they must find a way to escape, with their air supplies running low and large white sharks stalking nearby.
The movie was released on June 16, 2017, in the United States and on July 26, 2017, in the United Kingdom
“After Lisa’s boyfriend recently left her, sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) are on holiday in Mexico. They choose to watch sharks with two local men from a diving cage. Lisa is wary of the boat at the docks and its owner, Captain Taylor (Matthew Modine). Kate is a professional diver, but Lisa is a diving newcomer. They lie and tell Taylor that Lisa is experienced. The cable supporting the cage is fraying, unbeknownst to all…”
#7. The Way Back (2016)
The Way Back, entitled Finding the Way Back in the United Kingdom, is a 2020 American sports movie directed by Gavin O’Connor and Brad Brad Ingelsby. It’s starring Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michael Watkins, and Janina Gavankar. It follows that an alcoholic construction worker has been hired to become the head coach of the basketball team.
Warner Bros theatrically published the film in the United States on March 6, 2020. Pictures. In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, film theaters across the globe were brought to a close. Warner Bros. made the film available on a digital basis on March 24, 2020.
The film has generally received favorable reviews from critics, and Affleck’s performance has been praised.
“Jack Cunningham is an alcoholic builder who is divorced from his wife, Angela. At Thanksgiving meal with his sister Beth, his mother, and her relatives, Beth reveals that colleagues, including Angela, have expressed fears about his drinking and his alienation from friends and family. The next day, …”
#8. The Shallows (2016)
The Shallows is the 2016 American Survival Horror Movie written by Anthony Jaswinski, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Blake Lively. In the film, a surfer is stranded 200 yards (180 m) from shore and must use his wits and determination to survive a big white shark attack. Key photography began in October 2015 in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.
Columbia Pictures produced the version in the U.S. on June 24, 2016. In general, the film has received positive reviews.
“Shortly after her mother died of cancer, Nancy Adams, a medical student, travels to a secluded beach in Mexico, the same beach that her mother visited when she was pregnant with her. A friendly resident, Carlos, gives Nancy a ride and drops her off at the coast. While her friend, who came along with her, stays at the hotel after a party.
Nancy meets two other locals and three surfers for a few hours. Nancy’s video chats with her younger sister, Chloe, take a surf break. When she talks to …”
#9. Against the Sun
This film is a 2014 American Survival Movie. It is written, produced, and directed by Brian Falk, starring Garret Dillahunt, Jake Abel, and Tom Felton. The film was released on demand via video on January 23, 2015.
“Based on the true story, three U.S. Navy airmen are compelled to ditch their torpedo bomber in the South Pacific during the Second World War. They then find themselves on a tiny liferaft, surrounded by open oceans. They’re floating through the ocean without food, water, and no hope of redemption.
Against overwhelming odds, these three virtual aliens survive dehydration, hunger, sharks, hurricanes, the risk of being apprehended by the Japanese, the madness of loneliness, hopelessness, and each other as they attempt to sail more than 1000 miles to safety …”
Desierto is a 2015 Mexican French thriller film co-written and directed by Jonás Cuarón. It was produced by Cuarón together with his father Alfonso and his uncle Carlos and distributed by STXfilms. The film stars Gael Garcia Bernal (also an executive producer) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
It won the Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations and was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
“A group of Mexican migrant workers seek a better life by crossing the US border illegally; when the truck carrying them breaks down in the middle of nowhere, the driver points the migrants and his partner Mechas in the direction of the United States and wishes them luck. Moises (Gael Garcia Bernal) is also a member of the migrants and follows as the group splits in two while trying to pass the border…”
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