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Best survival movies of all time to watch right now

Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant is one of the most acclaimed survival movies. Some of the other movies in this genre include The Martian and Everest. Check out the list of best survival movies here

Best survival movies of all time to watch right now

Posters of survival movies. 

Last Updated: 09.12 AM, May 22, 2024


Survival movies portray the grit and determination of people who fight their way out after being caught in seemingly harsh situations. These movies about ordinary people showing resilience and survival in the face of adversity have always had a dedicated audience. Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer The Revenant is one of the most acclaimed survival movies that had audiences hooked to the screen. Some of the other gems in this genre include Matt Damon’s The Martian and Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal's Everest. On that note, we bring you some of the popular survival movies that you can watch on OTT.

Top survival movies to watch on OTT



Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity is a 2013 science-fiction thriller. The plotline shows how two American astronauts, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, try to get back home after their space shuttle is destroyed while orbiting the earth.

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video

IMDB rating: 7.7/10

The Martian

Ridley Scott directed the sci-fi film The Martian which features Matt Damon in the lead role. This 2015 survival movie is about a space traveller who finds himself stranded on the red planet Mars, while NASA is trying everything within its means just to bring the astronaut back home.

OTT platform: Disney Plus Hotstar

IMDB Rating: 8/10

The Revenant

This exceptionally crafted movie won Leonardo DiCaprio his first Academy Award in the Best Actor category. Based on a true story, the 2015 movie portrays the struggles of a man who is attacked by a bear and is left for dead. However, he miraculously survives after nursing his wounds, while traveling through the difficult terrains in The Dakotas.

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video

IMDB rating: 8/10


Everest is a survival adventure film, directed by Baltasar Kormákur, with an ensemble cast, including Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal. The 2015 film follows the real events involving the 1996 Mount Everest disaster and centers on the survival attempts of two expedition groups led by Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) and Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal).

OTT platform: Netflix

IMDB rating: 7.1/10

Life of Pi

Ang Lee directed and produced the adventure-drama film Life of Pi. Featuring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Adil Hussain, the film was adapted from Yann Martel’s novel of the same name. The 2012 film focuses on two survivors of a shipwreck who are stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean for 227 days (about 7-and-a-half months) after which they are rescued. One of them is 16-year-old Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), while the other one happens to be a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.

OTT platform: Disney Plus Hotstar

IMDB rating: 7.9/10

Cast Away

Cast Away is a American survival drama film. The movies sees a troubleshooter who is stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. The film focuses on the life of the person and his struggle for survival. 

OTT Platform: Netflix 

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

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