posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 08:57 PM
End of the World / Armageddon Movies
1. When Worlds Collide – 1951 Classic – The Earth is in danger of colliding with a runaway star, as a group When Worlds collide movieof
survivalists builds a space ship to start a new civilization
2. War of the Worlds – Steven Spielberg directs the 2005 adaptation of H. G. Wells’ classic novel The War of the Worlds.
3. The War of the Worlds (1953 Edition) – George Pal, who also produced When Worlds Collide, first brought H.G. Wells classic story of alien
invasion to the big screen in 1953. The film is a classic sci-fi movie and won the Academy Award for Best Special Effects in 1953.
4. Independence Day – The question of whether we’re alone in the universe is answered as aliens attack the world.
5. Cloverfield – Five young New Yorkers document their attempt to survive as a huge creature attacks the city.
6. The Day After Tomorrow – Global warming plunges the world into an instant Ice Age that causes super storms, chaos and death throughout the
7. Armageddon -A group of oil riggers are sent into space to save the world from a giant meteor.
8. 2012 – To be honest I thought this movie kind of sucked, the only reason I put it on the list is because a few readers emailed me telling me how
great it was. I did like the crazy survivalist guy though.
9. The Core – The U.S. Government discovers that the earth’s core has stalled and the survival of mankind could be at stake.
10. Deep Impact – A high school astronomy student discovers a comet that is headed straight for Earth. The government builds caves to prevent the
extinction of mankind and a group of astronauts is sent to destroy the comet with nuclear weapons.
Survival Movies suitable for kids
1. White Fang – White FangJack London’s classic tale of a young man trying to carry out his father’s dying wish to find gold in the great
2. Davy Crockett - The adventures with Davy Crockett
3. Shipwrecked -A Disney Classic that includes a shipwreck, pirates and a boy who must survive alone on a jungle island.
4. Wilderness Family Trilogy- The adventures of a modern family who leaves the big city for a life in the mountains.
5. Swiss Family Robinson – Disney’s big screen version of the classic novel Swiss Family Robinson. Swiss Family Robinson is the story of a family
who must build a new life after becoming shipwrecked on a deserted island.
6. A Cry in the Wild – Based on Gary Paulsen’s classic wilderness survival novel “Hatchet” about a 13 year old boy who has to survive alone in
7. Stranded – Another version of the classic novel Swiss Family Robinson.
8. Lost in the Barrens – An orphaned teen is sent to live with his Uncle in the wilderness.
1. Touching the Void – An amazing story of survival about a mountaineers attempt to survive and return to base camp.
2. The Mountain Men – A movie about the life of a couple fur trappers in the Rockies.
1. Alone in the Wilderness – Alone in the WildernessAlone in the Wilderness is probably one of the best wilderness survival documentary’s ever
made. The movie shows Richard Louis “Dick” Proenneke, a naturalist and survivalist living alone high in the mountains of Alaska at a place called
2. Alaska Silence & Solitude – A follow up to Alone in the Wilderness. Filmmakers trek into the remote wilderness of Alaska 25 years after the
original classic. The movie shows Dick Proenneke, who has lived the wilderness for over 30 years.
3. Nanook of the North – A film that studies Eskimo life including, hunting seal & walrus, building igloo’s and a number of other Eskimo survival
4. American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl – The story of how people survived drought, dust, disease and famine.
5. The Great Depression – A historical look at the Great Depression.
6. American Experience – Influenza 1918 – A chilling look at the flu pandemic of 1918 that killed an estimated 675,000 people.
Native American Survival Movies
1. A Man Called Horse – Richard Harris (who also stars in Man in the wilderness) plays an English aristocrat who is captured by Dakota Sioux and
eventually adopts their way of life
2. Geronimo – An American Legend -The story of Geronimo an Apache leader who fought for decades to preserve his tribes way of life.
Misc. Survival Movies
1. The Flight of the Phoenix – A military plane crashed on desert and must be fixed before all the crew members die.
2. First Blood – The best of the Rambo series.
3. Rambo - RamboThe most brutal and realistic of the series, Vietnam Vet John Rambo ends up living in Southeastern Asia near Burma and is forced back
into action to save a group of American missionaries. This movie is pure brutality and is not for those who get squeamish at the site of blood and
4. Sunshine – A crew of seven astronauts is sent on a mission to re-ignite the dying sun.
5. Open Water – Based on a true story of a couple who is abandoned at sea and must survive in shark infested waters.
6. Apocalypto – The story of a Mayan mans adventure to save his wife and child after a vicious tribe attacks and enslaves everyone in his
7. The Grapes of Wrath – An American Film Classic, The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of a family who treks across the country to escape the dust
bowl in hopes of reaching the promised land of California.