Most Popular Survivalist Movies and TV Shows
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1. A Quiet Place (2018)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Votes: 348,547 | Gross: $188.02M
2. Angel Has Fallen (2019)
R | 121 min | Action, Thriller
Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Votes: 48,712 | Gross: $67.16M
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 945,059 | Gross: $204.84M
5. Captain Fantastic (2016)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Votes: 169,562 | Gross: $5.88M
7. The Martian (2015)
PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Votes: 711,315 | Gross: $228.43M
8. Mortal Engines (2018)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.
Votes: 89,453 | Gross: $15.95M
9. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Votes: 272,334 | Gross: $72.08M
10. Halloween (I) (2018)
R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller
Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Votes: 105,083 | Gross: $159.34M
11. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure in this post-apocalyptic action thriller.
Votes: 652,074 | Gross: $256.39M
12. Leave No Trace (2018)
PG | 109 min | Drama
A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
Votes: 40,159 | Gross: $6.05M
13. Deliverance (1972)
R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
14. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996 Video)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.
15. Adrift (I) (2018)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
Votes: 39,158 | Gross: $31.45M
17. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001 Video)
PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
The now famous Burt Gummer returns to his hometown of Perfection, Nevada for the first time in years, but the deadliest Graboid evolution yet forces him to save the town he swore to protect.
18. You're Next (2011)
R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Votes: 82,723 | Gross: $18.47M
19. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 Video)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.
20. Tremors (2003)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Perfection Valley, Nevada is a quaint little town. The inhabitants live peaceful, tranquil lives. Most of the time. Perfection is home to the Graboid, El Blanco. El Blanco is a thirty-foot ... See full summary »
21. The Edge (1997)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.
Votes: 65,027 | Gross: $27.78M
25. The Tomorrow Man (2019)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love.
Votes: 869 | Gross: $0.35M
26. The Recall (2017)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When five friends vacation at a remote lake house they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.
Votes: 6,510 | Gross: $0.02M
27. Goodbye World (2013)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
When a mysterious terrorist attack causes chaos in the cities, a group of friends take refuge in their countryside cabin. But the challenges of living in a post-apocalyptic world soon take their toll on relationships within the group.
28. Infestation (2009)
R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.
29. A Cry in the Wild (1990)
PG | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry ... See full summary »
Votes: 889 | Gross: $1.49M
30. The Day (I) (2011)
R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Horror
A group of five people working to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic future discover what they think is a safe, abandoned farmhouse, but they soon find themselves fighting to stay alive as a gang of bloodthirsty predators attack.
Votes: 11,923 | Gross: $0.02M
31. The Survivors (1983)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.
Votes: 4,431 | Gross: $14.00M
32. Day the World Ended (1955)
Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter.
33. Alaska (1996)
PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family
While searching for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska, two siblings come across a baby polar bear on the run from a pair of poachers.
Votes: 4,930 | Gross: $11.57M
34. Man Vs. (2015)
87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A mysterious stalker plagues a reality tv survivalist during his five days alone for a new season of his show in the northern Ontario wilderness; and the figure may not be human.
35. Out of Reach (2004 Video)
R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Billy Ray Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lancing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation.
36. Sadie's Last Days on Earth (2016)
Unrated | 90 min | Comedy
Everything in high school is like the world ending and Sadie Mitchell's crippling fear of the coming apocalypse is the heightened version of that. Undeterred by the naysayers, Sadie has two... See full summary »
39. Black Circle Boys (1997)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
All-American Kyle is the newest initiate of the Black Circle Boys, an underworld society of gothic groupies whose primary interests are creating mayhem and studying the Occult. By the time ... See full summary »
40. Sherman's March (1985)
Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee sets out to make a movie about Union General Sherman's March to the Sea towards the end of the American Civil War, but keeps getting sidetracked by his own love life.
41. The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)
R | 83 min | Comedy
After taking over a failing Miami hotel with her workaholic fiancé, Elliot, Tracy thinks Liza has seduced her better half-to-be. She then tries to have an affair of her own, and arranges ... See full summary »
42. Nowhere to Hide (1987)
R | 90 min | Action, Thriller
Marine officer Rob Cutter and his wife Barbara have a son named Johnny. Rob discovers that two newly delivered helicopters in his squadron have crashed because a defective part, a C-ring, ... See full summary »
Votes: 389 | Gross: $0.85M
43. The Survivalist (1987)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed. Cold War panic turns to chaos, martial law is declared and the US Constitution suspended. Survivalist John Tillman must save his family from roaming gangs and a corrupt army unit.
44. Devil's Trail (2017)
TV-MA | 73 min | Horror
Two reality TV stars are experts at survival, but when they decide to embark upon the legendary home of the Jersey Devil can they survive? Reality TV just got real.
48. Deadfall Trail (2009)
Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Thriller
The tough, no-nonsense Julian and his more laid-back friend John are a couple of veteran campers who decide to embark on a no-frills expedition into the deep Arizona wilderness. Obnoxious ... See full summary »
Votes: 642 | Gross: $0.04M
49. Nightmare at Bittercreek (1988 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Thriller
Four vacationing women back-packing in the Sierra mountains unwittingly stumble upon a hideout, and are terrorized by a ruthless group of Neo-Nazis in a deadly game of cat and mouse. With ... See full summary »
50. Massive Retaliation (1984)
90 min | Drama, War
Three families that are best friends head to their secret retreat when WW3 seems to be nearing. The adults arrive at the retreat and must endure the stress to come while the children are ... See full summary »