Survival Stories

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Robinson Crusoe (1997)
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Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean... (105 mins.)
 
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Survival Island (2005)
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Three people - a rich couple and a crew member - are shipwrecked on a tropical island, and their subsequent fight for survival becomes even tougher when they begin to turn on each other. (95 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
 
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Cast Away (2000)
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A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
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127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island. (126 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
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Hell in the Pacific (1968)
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During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they? (103 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
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Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island. (98 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
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Swept Away (2002)
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A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor. (89 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
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Alive (1993)
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Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
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The Edge (1997)
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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. (117 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
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Vertical Limit (2000)
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A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains. (124 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
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Open Water (2003)
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When two divers find themselves stranded in the ocean, getting rescued becomes the least of their worries when a frenzy of hungry sharks close in on them. (79 mins.)
Director: Chris Kentis
 
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Into the Wild (2007)
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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
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Shackleton (2002 TV Series)
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The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice. (206 mins.)
 
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Touching the Void (2003 Documentary)
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The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. (106 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
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Deliverance (1972)
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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country. (110 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
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Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
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A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier. (108 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
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Lord of the Flies (1990)
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Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery. (90 mins.)
Director: Harry Hook
 
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The Beckoning Silence (2007 TV Movie)
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After a near-death mountain climbing accident, Joe Simpson's injuries were so severe he was told he'd never climb again... (75 mins.)
Director: Louise Osmond
 
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The Climb (1986)
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Based on the true story of the 1953 assault on Nanga Parbat, a treacherous Himalayan Peak. (90 mins.)
Director: Donald Shebib
 
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North Face (2008)
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Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps... (126 mins.)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
 
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K2 (1991)
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Taylor and Harold are good friends and avid climbers. While climbing one day, they meet a man who it seems might be attempting to climb K2... (102 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
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180° South (2010 Documentary)
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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. (85 mins.)
Director: Chris Malloy
 
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The River Wild (1994)
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Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river. (111 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
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White Water Summer (1987)
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The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Bleckner
 
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Without a Paddle (2004)
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After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results. (95 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill
 
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The Endurance (2000 Documentary)
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A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new... (97 mins.)
Director: George Butler
 
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The Snow Walker (2003)
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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra. (103 mins.)
 
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Crusoe (2008 TV Series)
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Based on the novel written in 1719, this is said to be an action-packed period drama set in the 17th century... (60 mins.)