These 10 Best Survival Movies could just make your movie night more interesting. These survival movies tell the story of those who have survived natural disasters, nuclear war, alien invasions, and even zombie attacks.

  1. "Into the Wild" Directed by Sean Penn, the film chronicles the adventures of a university student who hitchhikes to Alaska to test his survival skills in the wilderness.  This movie, based on the by Jon Krakauer is one of the most introspective of the survival movies.

  2. "Alive" A rugby team crashes in the Andes and does the unthinkable to survive. Unlike some survival movies, the photography and special effects make it a worthwhile watch. Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, and Josh Hamilton star.

  3. "Cast Away" Tom Hanks stars as a FedEx executive who survives a plane crash only to end up on a deserted island. Unlike other survival movies this one has a sense of humor. He makes friends with volleyball as he learns he can survive. Hanks won got an Oscar nomination and the Golden Globe for Best Actor.

  4. "Dawn of the Dead" Survivors of a zombie apocalypse are holed up in a shopping mall, using whatever they can find to survive. Vang Rhames and Sarah Polley star in this thriller.

  5. "The Omega Man" Charleton Heston stars asRobert Neville, an Army scientist who survives the release of a biological weapons made by the Russians and Chinese.Those already affected are albino creatures working against him.

  6. "Rabbit Proof Fence" An original among survival movies, this film is set in the Outback. Three aboriginal girls ar taken from their family and placed in a training school to become domestic servants. The story of the girls escape and long walk home is inspiring.

  7. "Book of Eli" Denzel Washington is Eli, a man trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, while safeguarding a book for all of humankind. Don’t miss the end which gives a whole new meaning to the film.

  8. "I Am Legend" Will Smith stars in the film which is taken from Richard Matheson’s classic science-fiction novel. A doctor is the only survivor in New York and spends his days trying to find a cure for the vampire-like beings (former humans) who roam the city.  

  9. "Mad Max" Mel Gibson stars in the futuristic post-apocalyptic film where bikers battle cops. Cars and motorcycles are as much the stars as the characters with their death-defying stunts.

  10. "War of the Worlds" Steven Spielberg directs this gem among survival movies, about a famil fighting for survival after an alien invasion. Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning star in this Oscar nominated film.