8 Top Survival Movies Not For The Fainted Heart

Our editor’s picked a list of top survival movies – surviving from plane crash, wilderness survival, cannibalism, disaster to deserted island. These movie list of survival movies is a good way of storytelling, getting inspiration, hope, emotional and sometimes lead to mind-twisting situations you’ll never expected. Well, expect the unexpected.

If you can survive a survival movie, you also can’t survive the best horror movies.

The 8 survival movies not for the fainted heart goes to…


127 Hours (18+)
I picked this as the survival movie on the top 8 because i can say this is a good movie based on true story! 127 Hours is a story about mountain climber Aron Ralston acted by James Franco, gone on adventure alone in Blue John Canyon, Utah who falls and his arm trapped under a rock. Watch out for some parts in the movie as it’s not for the fainted heart. Alright, don’t forget about the big badger, pay attention to it!


Life of Pi
One of the best movie in the top 8 list. Life of Pi is a storytelling adventure movie about a young Indian boy named Pi who stranded in the deepest ocean when the ship sinks during thunderstorm. Pi is the only one survived in a life boat along with the animals. I not going to spoil your mood because this is a must watch adventurous survival film.


Cast Away
Have watched this movie for few times, its so entertaining! Cast Away tells you what you need to do in order to survive alone if you’re stranded in a deserted island. But make sure you don’t talk alone to a volley ball!


Frozen (18+)
Frozen is a survival horror movie not to be viewed by the fainted heart. This movie is about a group of skiers who are trying to keep themselves alive from freezing to death. Warning! Graphic violence ahead! Watch at your own risk.


What you going to do if you’re trapped inside a coffin and left with just a few tools – Zippo lighter, knife, 2 glow in the dark tubes, a pen, liquor bottle, pills (didn’t know what the pills for actually), a torch light and a mobile phone. Well, i don’t have much comment on Buried, it does make you bored in the beginning but the story will keep teasing you to find out what are going to happen at the end of the movie. One thing, it’s a very dark movie.


Into The Wild
A survival movie with outdoor adventures and travelling based on a true story.


A 1993 survival film about a rugby team involved in plane crashed into the Andes mountain trying to survive under extremely cold temperature. Contain disturbing scenes.


Rescue Dawn
A “gone through hell” war survival movie acted by Christian Bale, an American pilot is shot down and taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. His iron will to survive guides him and fellow prisoners in a death-defying escape, only to discover the harsh realities of an unforgiving jungle outside the POW camp.

Rescue Dawn is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). It has profanity, graphic violence, torture and assorted jungle miseries.” – NYTimes

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