Best Wilderness Survival Movies On Netflix

Maria Johnson
• Saturday, 12 December, 2020
• 8 min read

Common threats include war, terrorism, a cataclysmic natural disaster, and the end of the world. I stayed on the edge of my seat as mercenary Tyler Rake (Helms worth), and his team embarked on a mission to save the son of an Indian drug lord.

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Things go sideways when the drug lord’s henchmen back out of paying the retrieval fee. The group hatches a plan to rob the Los Angeles Federal Reserve after having success with previous robberies.

Gerald Butler learns of the team’s heisting plans and sets a trap to catch the bad guys. An exciting game of cat and mouse ensues as Butler tries to catch up with the gang’s nefarious plan.

Deep Impact is an end of the world drama with an A-list celebrity cast, including Elijah Woods, Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, and Vanessa Redgrave. The plan becomes to save random people chosen from a lottery, so there can be life after the comet hits.

Only he misses his chance to be taken to the safety zone, so he’s stuck traveling with his young companion across a country tossed into mayhem to reach his destination. Meanwhile, there’s a rescue team in outer space trying to save the planet by blowing up the massive rock with nuclear bombs.

The Pianist, starring Adrien Brody, is based on a same-titled autobiographical book about Holocaust survivor Ladislav Superman. This movie follows the harrowing true story of Superman as he struggles to survive being a Polish-Jewish in the middle of Nazi-controlled Warsaw, Poland.

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And when things finally start becoming normal again, Superman attempts to help the soldier, who was captured by the Soviets. This movie has an all-star cast, including Danny Glover, Oliver Platt, Amanda Meet, John Cu sack, and Woody Harrelson.

In Battle: Los Angeles, Aaron Eckhart plays a U.S. Marine who leads a military team during a global alien attack. You’ll be cheering and crying as the group fights to save the world from the dangerous and deadly alien visitors.

The two are recruited to join a Delta Force team to rescue a Congressman that has been taken hostage by the Taliban. The rest of the team defies orders going on a rescue mission to retrieve the soldiers left behind.

Sea gal is a beloved actor who plays his role perfectly as a loyal sniper willing to risk his life to protect another soldier. While patrolling the Philippine Sea, the ship gets attacked and sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the end of World War II.

After years of torment, the Captain takes his own life, giving the movie a sad ending. This movie is based on a true story and concludes with a scene showing former President Bill Clinton forgiving Captain McKay of all charges in 2000.

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This heartbreaking movie is sure to hit home for anyone who loves military films and World War II. In The Core, you get to see what Earth would look like on the inside as you go along with a team made up of scientists, pilots, and demolition experts, including celebrities like Hilary Swank, Elroy Linda, DJ Quails, and Aaron Eckhart.

Although theoretically impossible, this movie makes a great break from reality as you cheer the team to victory. We hope you enjoy each of these movies, as we tried to include something that would appeal to everyone by providing historical and totally fictitious films in our list.

It’s inspiring to cheer for people who are stuck in brutal conditions, and it’s even better to watch them survive it with battle scars that they’ll wear for the rest of their lives. ‘Into the Forest’ focuses on the dynamics and experiences of two sisters- Nell (Elliot Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood), set in the near-futuristic timeline.

The science fiction is inspired by the 1957 drama, ‘12 Angry Men.’ The extraterrestrial experiment is a matter of life-and-death as people vaporize every two minutes or if they try to leave. Although set against a fictional backdrop, the film does not skimp on the existential questions that we as human beings face.

How we evaluate life when it comes down to the bare basics and our will to survive is captured with haunting accuracy. Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, this film builds on the fear of viruses with an extra dose of zombies.

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Woo-hoo (Yew Ah-in) is a teen gamer who is left alone in his parents’ apartment as a zombie outbreak takes over the city of Seoul. The film also captures the budding romance amidst the apocalypse between Woo-hoo and another survivor isolating herself in her apartment, Yeo-jin (Park Shine).

Although highly dramatized for the current situation we are living in, the film is relatable when it comes to dealing with topics of loneliness, decisions that question ethics, and even the importance of communication, albeit through social media. The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth where almost all the human population has left our planet and moved to Jupiter’s moon, IO.

Earth has been declared toxic but scientist Sam Walden believes otherwise and still wants to find a way for humans to live on their home planet. But Micah is not at all convinced with Sam’s notions and believes that there is no scope for survival on Earth anymore.

‘Abandoned’ tells the story of their survival as the yacht is capsized by a freak wave, setting them adrift for 119 days before they hit the shores of Great Barrier Island. Directed by John Lying, the film captures the conflicts in personalities of the four survivors who spent the days at sea on a space barely as big as a double bed.

Their miraculous survival made the headlines all over the world but also raised doubts about the authenticity of their story. Based on the novel by Adam Neill, ‘The Ritual’ is a British horror film that tells the story of a group of college friends who reunite for a hiking trip in the forests of Sweden to honor their friend who was killed in an armed robbery.

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The film, shot in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania stars Race Small has Luke, Archer Ali as Phil, Robert James-Collier as Hutch, Sam Trough ton as DOM, and Paul Reid as Robert. Everyone gets troubled by his paranoid behavior that follows his dreams but soon after that, the world gets attacked by alien forces that have come with an intention to invade us.

Peter needs to find the strength to protect his family from these alien forces but let me assure you that this not your typical sci-fi invasion film about survival. I must-watch for all survival sci-fi lovers as this one holds an amazingly unique concept which has been executed almost perfectly.

This film adaptation, directed by Balthasar Carmaker relives the account of Tami Old ham Ashcroft (Sharlene Wooden) and her fiancé Richard Sharp (Sam Chaplin), as they sail from Tahiti to San Diego. With various chilling shots of the small yacht surrounded by the blue waters, cinematographer Robert Richardson has done a tremendous job of capturing the loneliness of survivors in the open sea.

Following a methane explosion, two miles deep into the earth, nine miners struggle to survive as they have enough oxygen only for an hour. Eddie Men sore makes this film humble and relatable with no over the top theatrics and writing the characters in a manner that viewers don’t favor one or few over the others.

This film brings to light the struggle of ‘every man’ and how we measure the value of a person by their economic productivity. Matthew Boyd’s cinematography has been widely appreciated as it captures the claustrophobic tone of the story effectively.

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This Spanish film is a dystopian thriller, originally titled ‘El Hobo’ meaning ‘The Hole.’ A hundred floors tall vertical prison or “Vertical Self Management Center” houses two inmates per cell, with one cell on each floor. The story is told through the eyes of Goren (Ivan Massage), who wakes up in cell number 48.

Every month, the inmates change floors, and we see the shift in the characters’ personalities as they move up and down ‘The Hole.’ Director Calder Gaztelu-Urrutia and the writers, David Tesla and Pedro Rivero draw a very relatable yet haunting parallel to the current society we live in. ‘Defiance’ is essentially based on a true story of a group of Jewish survivors who defied the Nazi rule and set up a self-sustained community in the forests of Belarus.

Daniel Craig plays the lead role of Tu via Bails, who along with his brothers, comes across other Jewish escapees hiding in the forest and take them under their leadership. This story, set against the backdrop of Nazi atrocities, focuses on the survival of this community who combat harsh weather conditions, famine, and even epidemic.

‘Kon-Tiki’ tells the true story of the legendary explorer, Thor Heyerdahl (Pal Serve Hagen), who embarks on a journey on the Pacific, from Peru to Polynesia in 1947. Thor set sail on a handmade balsa wood raft with his crew of five men to prove his theory that South American people settled on Polynesian islands in the pre-Columbian times.

But the simple task of water transportation and providing plumbing and infrastructure that supports the cause becomes a struggle for survival in a brutal war zone. A group of people joins a survivalist training camp to prepare for any eventuality should it occur, such as war, epidemic, or a societal breakdown.

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Alain (Real Boss), the organizer of the camp, does not want to deal with the legal authorities who might be accused of manslaughter or “domestic terrorism.” The fast-paced thriller keeps it real and does not takeoff from supernatural events or a villain with twisted motivations. This film, too, is a true story of the survival and near-death experience of a surfer who accidentally slides down a dune and crashes into the ocean, breaking his hip and injuring his head.

It is with this hope that a family goes to see a play called ‘The Hotel’ which also included a sumptuous meal. Starring Theo James and Forest Whitaker, this one cannot really be ranked as one of the best, but it’s still there on Netflix if you’re in the mood for some survival action movies and have watched almost all the others.

Inspired by true events in the 80s, ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ shares the story of a fake holiday destination in Arius (in Sudan) by the same name, which was a front for Israeli agents’ humanitarian mission. The Mossad agents were rescuing Ethiopian Jews held in refugee camps in Sudan by smuggling them out of the country.

Chris Evans plays the Israeli Mossad Agent ARI Levinson, with Michael. K. Williams, who plays the role of Beebe Bimbo, an Ethiopian Jew who work together to evacuate the Jewish-Ethiopian refugees to Israel.

Directed by Gideon RAAF, the film was made with some big names on board such as Ben Kingsley, Greg Skinnier, Alessandro Nicola, and Haley Bennett. This post-apocalyptic thriller follows a mother, Calorie Hayes (Sandra Bullock), who tries to protect herself and her two children from the malevolent forces that drive people to insanity if they look at these entities.

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The unseen supernatural forces take the form of people’s worst fears and manipulate them into committing suicide. The story is about how Calorie completes a dangerous journey with her children, to the only place that can offer them security.

Starring Paul Dan and Daniel Radcliffe, the film revolves around the story of Hank who lives all alone on an abandoned island. Being on the verge of ending his life, Hank finds new purpose when a dead body washes ashore on the beach one day.

But this movie is nothing like ‘Castaway’ and is just about the fun and hilarious journey of two friends who set out to go back home.

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