Five Best Survival Movies of All Time
The movies that taught us the meaning of Survival!!
Survival Movies which are a subgenre of adventure films, war films, and safari films has been giving us some death-defining cinematic experience, jaw-dropping visuals, and fascinating stories with some one-of-a-kind memories. Survival movies are one of the most celebrated movie genres, that required a lot of hard work, dedication, and skills. They are one of the most important pieces of cinema, which makes the audience experience fun yet terrifying ‘ride’.
So here we’ve assembled the list of best survival movies that will make you go on your own adventure –
- 127 Hours (2010) – As unpleasant as it is inspirational, 127 Hours is a biographical survival film, based on the real-life experience of Aron Ralston. The film was highly praised by critics and was a box-office hit. Honored for its direction, music, cinematography, and writing, as well as for the lead performance by James Franco. It was nominated for six Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. A nightmarish and hallucinatory experience of survival is captured beautifully in this amazingly well-crafted film.
- Life of Pi (2012) – A critical and commercial success, that has won eleven Academy Awards nominations, three Golden Globe Awards nominations, one Grammy Awards nomination and many more. One of the most fascinating survival films, Life of Pie was based on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel of the same name. With the most amazing visual effects, beautiful aesthetics, artistic acting, capturing cinematography, amazing direction, and an enchanting story with philosophic outlook., this box-office success pushed boundaries and created new standards for survival films and became an iconic movie.
- Rescue Dawn (2006) – A film based on the true story of a German-American pilot Dieter Dengler, who was shot down and captured by villagers compassionate to the Pathet Lao during an American military campaign in the Vietnam War. The film met with critical acclaim and was nominated for multiple awards. The dedication of all the actors and filmmaking team could be easily seen in the movie as the movie was made with brilliance and precision. An intense, entertaining, emotional and motivational cinematic piece that will give you a true experience of cinema.
- The Martian (2015) – Adapted from the novel of the same name by Andy Weir, The Martian is a film that showcases an astronaut’s lone struggle to survive on Mars after being left behind, and efforts to rescue him, and bring him home to Earth. The 10th highest-grossing film of 2015, this science fiction movie won critical praise and was a major box-office success. The Martian was listed on nearly two dozen critics’ top ten lists for 2015 and was nominated for seven Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and many others.
- All Is Lost (2013) – A film that was screened out of competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, was hailed by critics and got listed on many critics’ top ten lists. The 2013 survival drama film that revolves around a man lost at sea won numerous award nominations and accolades. A movie that stays silent and speaks volumes, is a celebration of pure cinema and wonderful visuals with minimalistic storytelling and amazing acting.
- Cast Away (2000) – Revolving around a FedEx employee isolated on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific and his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane’s cargo, Cast Away was a critical and commercial success, with high acclaim directed towards sound of the film and acting by Tom Hanks. Great story with wonderful direction, this movie became one of the most acclaimed survival films of all times.
- Gravity (2013) – Considered one of the best films of 2013, Gravity appeared on numerous critics’ year-end lists, and was selected by the American Film Institute in their annual Movies of the Year list. The eighth highest-grossing film of 2013, this science fiction thriller film met with huge critical acclaim for its cinematography, musical score, direction, performances, and visual effects, and its use of 3D. The film revolves around American astronauts who are wrecked in space after the mid-orbit destruction of their Space Shuttle, and their attempt to return to Earth. The film won numerous awards, with four Golden Globe Awards nominations, ten Academy Awards nominations and many more.