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Turistas (Tourists) is a horror-Survival film directed by John Stockwell, starring Josh Duhamel and Olivia Wilde. It's been released with the title "Paradise Lost" in the United Kingdom.

A group of young backpackers’ vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret. A group of young backpackers’ vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.

9. The Last House on the Left

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The Last House on the Left (2009) is a Survival-revenge film, a remake of the 1972 film of the same title, directed by Dennis Iliadis. Starring Sara Paxton and Garret Dillahunt.

The film follows the parents (Goldwyn and Potter) of Mari Collingwood (Paxton), who attempt to get revenge on a group of strangers, led by a man named Krug (Dillahunt), that have taken shelter at their home during a thunderstorm.

8. Into the Wild

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Into the Wild (2007) is a wilderness-Survival drama film directed by Sean Penn. It is an adaptation of the book of the same name written by Jon Krakauer.

Into the Wild (2007) tells the story of a man who hiked across North America into the Alaskan wilderness.
  • Initial release: September 21, 2007 (USA)
  • Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Based on Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • Stars: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone
  • OST by: Michael Brook
  • Budget:20 million USD
  • Box office:56.8 million USD

7. Frozen

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Written and Directed by Adam Green. Starring Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore and introducing Emma Bell.

A typical day on the slopes turns into a chilling nightmare for three snowboarders when they get stranded on the chairlift before their last run. As the ski patrol switches off the night lights, they realize with growing panic that they’ve been left behind dangling high off the ground with no way down.
  • Initial release: January 24, 2010 (Sundance)
  • Director: Adam Green
  • Stars: Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers
  • OST by: Andy Garfield
  • Box office: $3.8 million

6. Apocalypto

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Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic historical adventure film produced, co-written, and directed by Mel Gibson.

Set in  Mexico, around the year 1502, Apocalypto portrays the hero’s journey of a young man named Jaguar Paw, a late Mesoamerican hunter, and his fellow tribesmen who are captured by an invading force. After the devastation of their village, they are brought on a perilous journey to a Mayan city for human sacrifice at a time when the Mayan civilization is in decline.


  • Director: Mel Gibson
  • Based on Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • Stars: Rudy Youngblood, 
  • Raoul Trujillo, Mayra Sérbulo
  • OST by: James Horner
  • Budget: $40 million
  • Box office: $120.7 million 

5. The Descent

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The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall. The film follows six women who, having entered a cave system, struggle to survive against the humanoid creatures inside.

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.


  • Initial release: 2005
  • Director: Neil Marshall
  • Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
  • OST by: David Julyan
  • Budget:£3.5 million
  • Box office:$57.1 million

4. The Martian

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The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. Drew Goddard adapted the screenplay from The Martian, a 2011 novel by Andy Weir

The film depicts an astronaut’s (Damon) lone struggle to survive on Mars after being left behind, and the efforts of NASA to rescue him and bring him home to Earth
  • Initial release: September 24, 2015 (London)
  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Based on: The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
  • OST by: Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Budget:$108 million
  • Box office:$630.2 million

3. The Grey

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The Grey is a 2011 survival film co-written, produced and directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson

It is based on the short story “Ghost Walker” by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Carnahan. The story follows a number of oil-men stranded in Alaska after a plane crash, who must wage a war against multiple packs of Canadian Grey Wolves, hence the film’s title, stalking them amidst mercilessly cold weather.
  • Initial release: January 27, 2012
  • Director: Joe Carnahan
  • Based on: Ghost Walker by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers
  • Stars: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney
  • OST by: Marc Streitenfeld
  • Budget:$25 million
  • Box office: $81.2 million

2. All is lost

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All Is Lost is a 2013 survival drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Robert Redford as a man lost at sea.[A] Redford is the only cast member, and the film has 51 spoken English words.

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm.
  • Director: J. C. Chandor
  • Stars: Robert Redford
  • OST by: Alex Ebert
  • Budget:$8.5 million
  • Box office:$13.6 million

1. The Revenant

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The Revenant is a 2015 American epic Revisionist Western film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It is based in part on Michael Punke's 2002 novel of the same name.

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. While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack.
  • Initial release: January  6, 2016(USA)
  • Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Based on: The revenant by Michael Punke
  • Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
  • OST by: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto
  • Budget:$135 million
  • Box office:$533 million