Outstanding nature/survival movies & documentariesby Ioannis111 | created - 01 Oct 2012 | updated - 22 Sep 2016 | Public
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1. The Shallows (2016)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
Votes: 93,560 | Gross: $55.12M
2. The Finest Hours (2016)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History
The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Votes: 51,534 | Gross: $27.55M
3. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Votes: 14,970 | Gross: $1.33M
4. Unbranded (2015)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary
Sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West. The documentary tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies as they take ... See full summary »
5. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.
Votes: 100,124 | Gross: $25.02M
6. The Revenant (2015)
R | 156 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Votes: 556,203 | Gross: $183.64M
9. El botón de nácar (2015)
82 min | Documentary
The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds all the voices of the earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to ... See full summary »
10. Palmeras en la nieve (2015)
163 min | Drama, Romance
After the death of her father, a young Spanish woman discovers a partial letter. As she searches for the answers, she embarks on a journey that takes her back to Africa, where she unfolds the secrets of her family.
11. Sutak (2015)
81 min | Drama
A family of nomads live in the high, remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia; elderly herdsman Tabyldy, his wife Karachach, their daughter-in-law Shaiyr and their 7 year old ... See full summary »
12. Everest (2015)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.
Votes: 169,336 | Gross: $43.48M
13. Le dernier loup (2015)
PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama
During China's Cultural Revolution, a young urban student is sent to live with Mongolian herders, where he adopts a wolf cub.
Votes: 4,677 | Gross: $0.21M
15. The Survivalist (2015)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.
16. Territoriya (2015)
157 min | Adventure, Drama
It happened in the sixties, during the political thaw in the Soviet Union... but our story unfolds in the coldest terrain of the country. It was an unexplored and unbeaten terrain of ... See full summary »
17. View from a Blue Moon (2015)
58 min | Action
The first surf film shot in 4K, View From A Blue Moon follows the world's most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite ... See full summary »
18. A Walk in the Woods (2015)
R | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
Votes: 19,905 | Gross: $29.47M
19. 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: 614,548 | Gross: $228.43M
20. Meru (2015)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
Votes: 9,489 | Gross: $2.33M
21. Against the Sun (2014)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
22. Druid Peak (2014)
111 min | Drama
A troubled teen is sent to live with his estranged father, a park ranger. During his time there, he develops an unusual affinity with and passion for the wolves in a local pack.
23. Avis de mistral (2014)
105 min | Drama, Romance
Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. Unfortunately, it is not... See full summary »
28. Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna (2014)
90 min | Drama
The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A... See full summary »
29. Don't Get Killed in Alaska (2014)
96 min | Drama
Don't get killed in Alaska follows Liney (Lee-nee) a 20 year-old tomboy as she travels back to Ontario with her new boyfriend Dan after a summer of tree planting. Having lost all their ... See full summary »
30. When the Ocean Met the Sky (2014)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Three estranged brothers must journey to a remote location in order to receive their inheritance due to a stipulation in their parents will.
31. Wild (I) (2014)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.
Votes: 103,517 | Gross: $37.88M
34. Wildlike (2014)
Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
After conditions in her new home become unbearable, a teenage girl runs away and befriends an older man preparing for a hike through the Alaskan wilderness.
36. The Kings of Summer (2013)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Votes: 69,379 | Gross: $1.29M
37. Desert Runners (2013)
99 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the World's most picturesque ... See full summary »
39. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Votes: 262,315 | Gross: $58.24M
40. Tell It on the Mountain (2013)
122 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Follow a handful of diverse hikers as they walk 2,663 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. They begin in April at the U.S. Mexico border and battle their way through bone-dry deserts in ... See full summary »
Director: Lisa Diener
41. Charlie's Country (2013)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Displeased with the intervention of whitefella laws, Charlie takes off to live the old way and sets off a chain reaction of enlightening difficulties.
42. Mountains Of The Moon (2013)
Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Adventure
Faced with the prospect of a dim future in his impoverished village, young Shankar bids farewell to his family in rural Bengal and makes a journey to the fabled "Mountain Of The Moon" in search of gold and diamond mines.
43. Mile... Mile & a Half (2013)
TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary
In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California's historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the ... See full summary »
44. Sand Wars (2013)
TV-PG | 74 min | Documentary
Is sand an infinite resource? Can the existing supply satisfy a gigantic demand fueled by construction booms? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining for the environment and the neighboring populations?
46. Il était une forêt (2013)
78 min | Documentary
From the creators of March of the Penguins and The Fox and the Child. Written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural ... See full summary »
47. A Tale of a Wolf (2013)
78 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The life story of Ogg, a male wolf living in the northern mountains of Israel. From his innocent childhood through his maturing to adulthood, struggling to survive in a delicate habitat sabotaged by mankind.
48. Gold Fever (2013)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Drama
Gold, an obsession of men and nations; a symbol of wealth and power. But for Diodora, Gregoria, Crisanta and the people living near the Marlin Mine in Guatemala's highlands, gold represents... See full summary »
50. All Is Lost (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
Votes: 66,768 | Gross: $6.26M
51. Amazonia (2013)
G | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family