40 great films about mountains, risk and passion for life

The Call of the Wild (2020)

1880s, Gold Rush. The life of a dog named Buck is turned upside down when the poor guy is torn from his cozy home in California and taken to cold Alaska. Buck becomes a member of the Postal Service dog team and eventually leads it. Incredible adventures await Buck, in which the dog will find his place in people’s lives and learn a lot of interesting things. The new 2021 film about winter, survival in snow and other extreme conditions is based on the book by Jack London.

Related selection: 10 family films with animals

Original title : The Call of the Wild Actors : Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Kara Gee... Country : USA, Canada Rating : Kinopoisk – 7.2, IMDb – 6.8 Age restrictions : 6+

Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

  • Canada, USA, 2021.
  • Drama, adventure.
  • Duration: 100 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.8.

Still from the film “The Call of the Wild”
The owner of the playful dog Beck kicks him out into the street for bad behavior. Soon after, the animal is kidnapped by traders and transported to Alaska, which is in the grip of a gold rush. There, Beck becomes the assistant and best friend of prospector John Thornton.

The film adaptation of Jack London's famous novel features the breathtaking snow-covered landscapes of Alaska. And it’s not immediately obvious that a significant part of them are computer effects.

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Sweetheart (2019)

An interesting new product for 2021 tells about a young girl who, after a shipwreck, comes to her senses on a small uninhabited island. The current also carries out a seriously wounded friend, who soon dies from his wounds. Having buried her fellow sufferer, Jenn gets used to isolation and begins to settle down on the island. But this place turns out to be not so uninhabited - at night a terrible carnivorous monster emerges from the sea. This little-known foreign film about survival on a desert island will appeal to fans of science-fiction thrillers and horror films.

Original title : Sweetheart Actors : Kiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen, Hannah Mangan Lawrence... Country : USA Rating : Kinopoisk – 5.4, IMDb – 5.8 Age restrictions : 16+

Survival films

A huge number of programs are regularly filmed around the world, one way or another related to rescue during emergency situations. Perhaps you would like to watch a movie about survival on an island. Or events that happen to people who resist the elements. How will they behave? What will they do to avoid a fatal fate? This is a huge layer of documented events that are described in films about survival based on real events (Figure 1).

North and South Poles, wild taiga, impenetrable jungle, mountain ranges, desert dunes. Even at first glance, there is quite a wide scope for thought. Each of us has wanted at least once to go on a journey to distant lands.

Moral preparation is the most important aspect in rescue. It's easier to prepare for a danger that you've already seen at least once. Learn to get water in the desert, distinguish poisonous plants from edible ones, set snares for game of the north and south, get food in rocky deserts and protect yourself from the elements - and this is only the most basic set of skills.

Figure 1: Movies can help prepare you for survival in the wild

There are a huge number of nuances and little things that are difficult to foresee and even more difficult to overcome. For those who want to go into nature fully armed, survival guide films will help. But this does not mean that you will receive universal instructions for all occasions. Remember: a rescue movie is still a work of fiction, and reality will differ from what you see. You can find mind-bending films about survival (list of the best in good quality) in this article.

At the mercy of the elements (2018)

Once meeting in Tahiti, Tami and Richard fell in love. Full of confidence, youth and freedom, lovers set off on a journey across the Pacific Ocean on a beautiful yacht. But suddenly nature gives the sailors a difficult test in the form of a powerful hurricane. Now the lives of Tami and Richard are at the mercy of the raging elements. An exciting film about human survival in the ocean based on real events.

Original title : Adrift Actors : Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas... Country : Hong Kong, Iceland, USA Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.8, IMDb – 6.6 Age restrictions : 16+

An Antarctic Tale (1983) 7.80

This story served as the impetus for the creation of the painting “White Captivity.” It is based on real events that happened in 1958 with the Japanese polar Antarctic expedition.

If in the case of “White Captivity” the evacuation happened during a trip to retrieve a meteorite that fell nearby, then the Japanese set off on an expedition, the purpose of which was to accurately determine the location of the Botnuten Hill.

That's when it all happened. Unexpected bad weather forced the entire group to hastily return at a time when the evacuation was already in full swing. And just as in the case of the American remake, there was not enough room for dogs on the first flight, and the second time the plane did not return, because the weather deteriorated even more, and there were problems with the ship.

If in that case there were only 8 dogs left in the snow of Antarctica, then here (and this was actually the case) people were forced to abandon as many as 15 animals to the mercy of fate. And one of them survived...

Let's watch the film and find out.

Lost in the Ice (2018)

The plane crashes in the North, in the lifeless Arctic desert. The pilot survived the plane crash and is now fighting for his life, coping with the cold and trying to find food. In addition, the pilot has to save a seriously injured girl caught in a storm from freezing. They have less and less time to wait for help, so the heroes are forced to hit the road.

Original title : Arctic Actors : Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smaradottir, Tintrinai Thikhasuk... Country : Iceland Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.8, IMDb – 6.9 Age restrictions : 12+

On the Edge (1997)


The Edge

Billionaire Charles Morse travels with his young wife, supermodel Mickey, to Alaska for a photo shoot. Fashionable professional photographer Robert Green convinced them that there was a place there that was ideal for filming. In their search, they fly much further than they expected.

Their small plane crashes during a collision with birds and falls into the lake. The pilot died, the rest were saved... But how to survive far from civilization? To survive in a forest full of wild animals, they must rely only on each other. It won't be long before salvation... But Charles begins to suspect his wife of having an affair with Robert.

Alpha (2018)

The action of an interesting film about winter survival in the wild takes place 20 thousand years BC. A young hunter from a small tribe finds himself in a difficult situation. The boy has to survive on his own in the harsh conditions of the wild, constantly facing mortal danger. A new friend helps the teenager overcome difficulties - a wounded wolf, who with his pack recently wanted to attack the hunter.

Original title : Alpha Actors : Kodi Smit-McPhee, Johannes Høikur Johannesson, Marcin Kowalczyk... Country : USA Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.6, IMDb – 6.7 Age restrictions : 12+

The Mountains Between Us (2017) The Mountain Between Us

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama

Rating: 6.6

It was planned that the main roles would go to Margot Robbie and Michael Fassbender.

Ben and Alex meet by chance at the airport. Their flight was cancelled, so they decided to take a charter plane. In flight, it crashes, and the heroes find themselves far from civilization in the heart of harsh climatic conditions. Young people will have to band together to survive. There is nowhere to wait for rescuers; you need to rely only on yourself. Every day the cold creeps deeper and deeper under the ribs and makes the heroes suffer inexorably...

6 Feet Under (2017)

The former tough hockey player is used to adrenaline and after finishing his sports career he is trying to find a new source of thrill. Now Eric is saved by snowboarding and drugs. A guy comes to the Californian mountains for another dose of adrenaline, but the ski patrol closes all the slopes due to the danger of an avalanche. Then the man decides to make one last descent and ends up in a deadly snow trap. An action-packed film about human survival in extreme conditions, based on real events.

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Original title : 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain Actors : Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont... Country : USA Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.2, IMDb – 5.7 Age restrictions : 16+

I will survive. 7 films about survival in the wild

02/19/2021 RUBRIC: What to see

Author: Alexandra Murashko


We continue to share our weekend plans with MTS TV. This time we have collected cool films whose heroes have to fight the harsh elements. These pictures are worth watching to get a dose of adrenaline without leaving your cozy home and to understand that our everyday problems are dust on the scale of the Universe. By the way, all these films can be found in good quality on the MTS TV service.


Jungle, 2021, Australia, director – Greg McLean


The film retells the true life story of Yossi Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), who traveled to Bolivia in search of adventure in the early 1980s. A young explorer, who dreams of exploring the impenetrable jungle and seeing wild tribes, finds his companions there: Markus, a Swedish teacher who is on vacation, and photographer Kevin, who wants to shoot a unique report and get with him in some National Geographic. Yossi also meets a mysterious guy who claims to know the jungle like the back of his hand and volunteers to be a guide on a dangerous hike.

The guys set off in search of a unique local tribe - the path to it, of course, is not close, and the road is far from easy. But teamwork in difficult conditions turns out to be almost more difficult than the trek through the jungle itself: the heroes begin to irritate each other and make a clearly short-sighted decision - to split up. As a result, Yossi finds himself alone in the battle with the wayward Amazon. For more than three weeks he wanders through the jungle, eats whatever he can, fights strange insects and begins to slowly go crazy - but does not lose the will to live.

A bonus to this whole exciting story is colorful Bolivia with all its crazy landscapes, mountain towns, villages and colorful holidays.

"Lost in the Ice"

Arctic, 2021, Iceland, director – Joe Penna


In the center of the story is a small man against the big north. After a plane crash, the pilot is left completely alone in the middle of endless snow. He makes some kind of home for himself in the wreckage of an aircraft, fishes in an ice hole and desperately sends SOS signals. One day he notices a helicopter in the sky - hurray, salvation has arrived! But the helicopter gets caught in a snowstorm and crashes: the pilot dies, and his partner is wounded and very weak. The hero decides that he is now responsible not only for himself and sets off on a difficult journey to the base, to which he must walk for several days through the icy desert. It seems that the audience also goes through this path: the movie is very quiet and drawn-out, and each scene increases the feeling of hopelessness and doom.

“Lost in the Ice” is a film about fortitude and nobility. It is also a very intense, but at the same time life-affirming story that makes you believe that a person is capable of overcoming much more difficult trials than he thinks.

"Everest. Achieving the impossible"

Beyond the Edge, 2013, New Zealand, director – Leanne Pooley


In 1953, the race to conquer Everest began. At that time, no one knew for sure whether a person could even survive at an altitude of more than eight thousand meters: everyone who decided to climb pushed the boundaries of the possible. Humble New Zealand beekeeper Edmund Hillary launched the most ambitious climb in history - the subject of this documentary. If you don't have enough inspiring stories about overcoming, press play.


Kon-Tiki, 2012, Norway, directors – Espen Sandberg, Joakim Renning


Norwegian researcher Thor Heyerdahl hypothesized that the first settlers came to Polynesia not from Asia, as was commonly believed, but from South America. To do this, ancient people had to overcome the vast Pacific Ocean on primitive rafts. The scientist devoted ten years of his life to studying this issue, but the scientific community did not support the hypothesis: no one believed that ancient people were able to swim across the ocean. Then Tour decided to prove he was right to the whole world. To do this, he went to Peru, gathered a team of like-minded people, built a raft and went to the open sea on it (and he didn’t even know how to swim!). On the way, the team had to face huge whales and sharks, survive a storm and encounter sharp reefs. But on the 101st day of sailing, they finally reached the paradise shore of Polynesia.

By the way, this film is not the first film interpretation of the famous expedition: the documentary film “Kon-Tiki”, which was shot by the expedition participants themselves, was released in 1949 and even won an Oscar.

"6 Feet Under"

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, 2021 USA, director – Nathan Furst


Another film based on real events. The main character is former hockey star Eric Lemarque. He was once a champion, but now he is just an unemployed man with problems with illegal substances. He goes to a ski resort to clear his head a little. One morning, rescuers announce that a terrible snow storm is approaching, but Eric, being high, ignores the call to be careful and decides to go down the closed track. Already at the bottom he realizes that he is lost - all traces are covered up, and around there are only silent mountains and cold.

Eric spent seven very difficult days in the mountains. When he wanted to give up, he remembered his sports past - which was also not easy. When rescuers found him, he could hardly move: both legs were so frostbitten that they had to be amputated. However, Eric was able to move on from this, gave up bad habits, opened a business and even started snowboarding again.

"About Horses and People"

Hross í oss, 2013, Iceland, director – Benedikt Erlingsson


“Of Horses and People” is several stories of relationships between different people and noble animals, combined into a coherent narrative. The story of an enthusiastic tourist who gets separated from the group, gets caught in a snowstorm and almost freezes to death somewhere in the wilderness is not the main one in this film, but definitely one of the most impressive and piercing to the core.

The sometimes absurd movie with dark notes of Scandinavian humor proves that animals and people (with their mundane aspirations) are still very similar. And “Of Horses and Men” is simply very beautiful: for an hour and a half you will admire the serene Icelandic landscapes, each of which is worthy of becoming a photo wallpaper.

"In White Captivity"

Into the White, 2012, Norway, director – Petter Ness


The year is 1940, and there is a battle between German and British troops for control of Norwegian territories. In one of the air battles, both enemy crews are shot down. German pilots find a lonely hunting hut in the middle of a raging snowstorm, and after some time their sworn enemies, the British, also get there. To survive in harsh conditions, both sides have to sacrifice their principles and unite in battle against a common enemy - the inexorable elements. This movie is much deeper than just another story about survival in the snow - it is a film about the victory of humanity over ideology.

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Jungle (2017)

A group of adventurers goes into the Amazon jungle in search of gold. Israeli Yossi Ginsberg is confident that he can survive anywhere. But when there are only endless thickets and wild animals around, and food supplies are running out, people’s patience comes to an end and a simple struggle for life begins. An adventure film about hunger and survival in the jungle based on a true story.

Original title : Jungle Actors : Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell... Country : Australia, Columbia, UK Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.8, IMDb – 6.7 Age restrictions : 18+



  • Australia, Columbia, UK, 2021.
  • Drama, adventure, thriller.
  • Duration: 115 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.7.

Former Israeli military man Yossi Ginsberg and his friends go on a journey through the Amazon jungle. After a series of failures, the hero is left completely alone, not knowing how to get out of a dangerous area. He has to survive in the wild, looking for food and fighting off predators.

The plot of the film is based on the true story of Yossi Ginsberg, who miraculously escaped after being lost in the jungle. It is interesting that the authors of the film did not go to the Amazon for filming, but to Colombia and Australia. According to them, the forests there look even more impressive than at the site of real events.

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Mountains Between Us (2017)

After the crash of a small private plane far away in the mountains, Ben and Alex, people who had just met, survived. Now they will have to find a common language and try to survive in dangerous conditions. When it becomes clear that there is nowhere to wait for help, the man and woman decide to move forward through kilometers of snow and ice. The American film about a plane crash and the survival of people in the snowy mountains is one of the best in our selection.

Original title : The Mountain Between Us Actors : Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges... Country : USA Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.6, IMDb – 6.4 Age restrictions : 16+

Captured by the snow: 12 films about survival in extreme conditions

There is snow, ice, wind and despair everywhere. Several films show that people are the most resilient creatures on Earth.

Looking for gold

Numb, 2015

  • Looking for gold

A married couple in difficult financial straits is traveling to Vancouver when a frozen brother and sister ask to join them in the car. Then they pick up a semi-fainting grandfather on the road. The old man does not make it to the hospital, and a piece of paper with the coordinates of a treasure buried near the lake falls into the hands of the four. Fearing that the police will soon come to their senses and prevent them from looking for wealth, the company goes into the forest, despite the severe frost and clothing that is not suitable for the weather. Such frivolity will cost them dearly.

Lost in the ice

Arctic, 2018

  • Lost in the ice

Huxley, the pilot of a crashed plane, survives well in the icy Arctic desert and waits for help from the mainland. But one day a helicopter crashes near him, and the surviving woman needs medical attention, so the hero calculates the chances, ties the wounded woman to a sled and sets off on a dangerous journey towards civilization.

At 6 feet deep

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, 2017

  • At 6 feet deep

One snowboarder, filled with internal contradictions and problems with drugs, decides to ride on a wild slope in a snowstorm and, of course, gets lost. He wanders around the mountains without food, fire or water for a whole week, freezing himself off as much as he can before rescuers find him. And this is the true story of Eric Lemarque.

White captivity

Eight Below, 2005

  • White captivity

Three explorers set out on a dog sled into the white deserts of Antarctica to find a meteorite from Mercury. On the way back, everything turns out extremely unfavorably for them, so the people are evacuated, and the dogs are left alone in the snow.

In white captivity

Into the White, 2012

  • In white captivity

During the Second World War, a fighter carrying Germans was shot down over the snowy expanses of Norway. Three survive and wander, presumably towards their troops. Luckily, they come across a lonely hunting lodge where they can wait out the storm. True, a couple of British pilots, who also fell from the sky during an air battle, are attached to the house.


Everest, 2015

  • Everest

Everest does not forgive mistakes, greed and thoughtlessness, and Everest does not forgive generosity and selflessness. There are laws that can be called inhumane here. However, hundreds and hundreds of people are trying to conquer this height. On that ill-fated day in the spring of 1996, two commercial expeditions set out to climb at once, which included both experienced climbers and tourists who had no experience in conquering eight-thousanders.

Lovers and bear

Two Lovers and a Bear, 2016

  • Lovers and bear

Lucy and Roman live in the Far North. They have plenty of reasons to be unhappy, but for some reason they hope that love will save them. The lovers decide to go to live together in the south, but since there is no money, they set off on the road on snowmobiles.

Everest. Achieving the impossible

Beyond the Edge, 2013

  • Everest. Achieving the impossible

A documentary about the people who were the first to reach the top of Everest in 1953. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary were part of Hunt's large expedition, which consisted of 400 people. All these people worked for several weeks so that two climbers could stand on the top of the highest mountain in the world.


The Revenant, 2015

  • Survivor

Hugh Glass is maimed by a bear during a hunting expedition. Friends, fearing the Indians, leave him with his son and two comrades. One of them cowardly kills Hugh's son, and leaves him to die alone. The scoundrel himself quickly escapes to civilization away from the savages. The only thing he fails with is Hugh’s vitality.

There are mountains between us

The Mountain Between Us, 2017

  • There are mountains between us

Two very different people miraculously escape during a plane crash. The news for them, of course, is joyful. But the bad news is that they are in the snow-capped mountains, and for many kilometers around there is not a single living soul.

Day after tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow, 2004

  • Day after tomorrow

One day it turns out that global warming is actually leading to a worldwide ice age. The main characters are stuck in New York at the very turning point when a great cold is about to fall on the northern states of the United States, which can send any living creature into a deep freeze in seconds.

The colony

The Colony, 2013

  • The colony

The earth plunged into eternal winter.
The surviving people huddle in underground bunkers, where very harsh laws reign. Several people go to a neighboring colony because they received a distress signal from there. October 5, 2021

The Shallows (2016)

A charming surfer prefers to catch waves alone. All Nancy needs is the ocean, a deserted beach and the right weather. But the girl did not count on meeting a giant white shark. As a result, the surfer ends up trapped on a small sandbank with no help to come. And a bloodthirsty predator, out on a hunt, swims around.

See also: 20 most interesting films about sharks

Original title : The Shallows Actors : Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Angelo Josu Lozagno Corzo... Country : USA Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.3, IMDb – 6.3 Age restrictions : 16+

The Revenant (2015)

The list of the best films about the survival of people in the wild continues with an exciting movie with the highest rating. 1823, wild spaces of North America. A group of pioneers travels through the forests in search of prey. Hugh Glass is horribly injured after an encounter with a bear. The last thing the hunter, dying from his wounds, sees is the murder of his son by one of the members of the squad. Hugh is left in the wilderness to die alone, but the revenge-seeking father manages to survive and go in search of the killer.

Original title : The Revenant Actors : Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson... Country : USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan Rating : Kinopoisk – 7.8, IMDb – 8.0 Age restrictions : 18+


The Revenant

  • USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 2015.
  • Adventure, action, biography.
  • Duration: 156 minutes.
  • IMDb: 8.0.

Hunter Hugh Glass is attacked by a bear and seriously injured. The hero's comrades leave him to die alone. But the will to live forces Glass to fight the forces of nature and wild animals.

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu always tries to film as realistically as possible. Therefore, in The Revenant, the actors actually had to spend a lot of time in the forest and even get into cold water. Snow-covered views of the Wild West were captured in Canada without computer graphics. Even the avalanche shown in the film is real.

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Everest (2015)

Many people dream of conquering the top of Everest. Experienced mountaineer Rob Hall gathers a group and equips an expedition to the highest mountain on the planet. Each member of the squad is ready for severe tests of nature and weather, and such a trip promises many of them. The company understands that most likely not everyone will be able to return from there alive. The plot of this exciting film about survival in the mountains is based on real events that occurred in 1996.

Original title : Everest Actors : Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal... Country : UK, USA, Iceland Rating : Kinopoisk – 7.2, IMDb – 7.1 Age restrictions : 12+

Amundsen (2019) 6.81

From birth, Amundsen was simply obsessed with the Arctic and the thirst for discovering unknown and inaccessible lands. He succeeded what Franklin failed to do - open the Northwest Passage. He accomplished what Scott could not accomplish - to be the first to the South Pole and return from there safe and sound.

And although the film is more of a biopic, telling about his entire life, and not about any specific expedition, there is plenty of the Arctic in it. Moreover, both northern and southern.

The Martian (2015)

A group of astronaut scientists works on the surface of Mars. A rapidly approaching sandstorm changes plans - we have to quickly pack up and fly into outer space. In their haste, the astronauts lose team member, biologist Mark Watney. Considering the scientist dead, the astronauts go home to Earth. But Mark turned out to be alive - now he will have to somehow exist on a desert planet, using only the things left over from the expedition.

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Original title : The Martian Actors : Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor... Country : UK, USA, Hungary Rating : Kinopoisk – 7.7, IMDb – 8.0 Age restrictions : 16+

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

One of the best films about disaster and survival at sea takes place in the early 19th century. A group of sailors on a whaling ship goes fishing. Fishermen have been searching for whales for a long time and finally luck smiles on them. But suddenly a sperm whale attacks the ship and everyone has to transfer to rescue boats. So the survivors drift for many days across the endless ocean, losing hope of salvation.

Original title : In the Heart of the Sea Actors : Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy... Country : USA, Australia, Spain Rating : Kinopoisk – 7.2, IMDb – 6.9 Age restrictions : 12+

The Revenant (2015) The Revenant

Genre: Thriller, drama, adventure

Rating: 7.8

The film's trailer received 7 million views in 36 hours.

Hunter Hugh Glass is seriously injured in the vast expanses of the Wild West. He faces betrayal - his comrade leaves poor Hugh to die alone. Glass will have to brave harsh weather conditions and survive, no matter the cost. He does not have good weapons, but he has unshakable willpower. Hugh sets out on a deadly journey through endless snow-covered valleys.

Against the Sun (2014)

A plane crashes in the South Pacific. The three surviving American pilots are trying to survive in this difficult situation. The pilots set up a life raft and begin to swim towards a safe place. Without water and food, being attacked by sharks and fighting against the raging elements, they have to find strength within themselves not to give up.

Original title : Against the Sun Actors : Garrett Dillahunt, Tom Felton, Jake Abel... Country : USA Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.6, IMDb – 6.5 Age restrictions : 12+

Icebreaker (2016) 6.50

The second Russian film to be included in the list of the best films about the Arctic and Antarctic. The film, according to “Wikipedian experts,” is partly based on real events. In particular, the writers of the script took as a basis the events that happened with the icebreaker called “Mikhail Somov”, which was pinched by Arctic ice and forced to drift for four and a half months (133 days).

In this interpretation, there are very tense relations among the management of the icebreaker, under the pressure of which (or perhaps due to their lack of experience or mediocrity), some in power make a number of wrong decisions, leading to the ship being captured in ice.

How to survive 133 days among the ice at a time when the passions on board are increasingly heated? We will only find out by watching the entire film, which can be viewed in the public domain simply by entering its name into a search engine on Yandex.

Wild (2014)

The death of her mother and a broken marriage drive Cheryl Strayed into depression. The girl has already lost all hope of happiness. In search of healing from mental suffering, the main character goes on a walking journey through the wild. Cheryl faces serious trials, but she will have to go through them in order to finally move on with her life. A cool psychological film about human survival in extreme situations received two Oscar nominations.

See also: 25 interesting psychological thrillers

Original title : Wild Actors : Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski... Country : USA Rating : Kinopoisk – 7.2, IMDb – 7.1 Age restrictions : 18+

Diary of a Polar Expedition (2005) 6.16

This thriller from Korean filmmakers will be interesting to watch for anyone, despite its unique presentation.

An expedition led by Choi Do-hyun sets out on foot to the northern Pole of Inaccessibility, a point that only a few have previously reached. Everyone is forced to carry with them 100 kilograms of luggage, which includes both means of protection from frost and wind, and provisions for many days ahead.

It was difficult, of course, but everything was tolerable until the participants found a frozen corpse in the snow and a diary of a British expedition from 80 years ago, the pictures in which suspiciously resemble members of their current group...

Survive the Arctic (2014)

13-year-old Yulia and her younger brother and sister find themselves in the middle of the frozen expanses of the Arctic. Children will have to look for food themselves in open areas, escape from bad weather and wild predators. In such a harsh environment, survival is a very difficult task even for an adult, but three young tourists will do everything to find salvation.

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Original title : Operasjon Arktis Actors : Kaisa Gurin Antonsen, Ida Leonora Valestrand Eike, Leonard Valestrand Eike... Country : Norway Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.2, IMDb – 6.0 Age restrictions : 12+

Hope Will Not Fade (2013)

This almost wordless film tells the story of the survival of a single man in the middle of the sea. After the shipwreck, the yacht was left almost flooded. The main character is an experienced sailor who, with the help of his knowledge, tries to keep the ship afloat, but nature presents another surprise in the form of a sudden storm.

Original title : All Is Lost Actors : Robert Redford Country : USA Rating : Kinopoisk – 6.7, IMDb – 6.9 Age restrictions : 12+

Hope will not fade away

All Is Lost

  • USA, 2013.
  • Adventure thriller.
  • Duration: 100 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6.9.

Actor Robert Redford's unnamed character goes to sea on his sailboat and gets shipwrecked. To stay alive, the main character will have to use all his skills and knowledge: after all, he has no means of communication with the rest of the world. Eventually, a powerful storm hits the ship.

The film, directed by J.C. Chandor, is a unique “one-man theater”: chamber action, a single location, a single actor and an almost complete absence of dialogue. The film was highly appreciated by critics, and the leading actor was nominated for a Golden Globe.

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Trails (2013)

The top-rated desert survival film tells the story of a young traveler who sets off on a difficult expedition accompanied only by a dog and four camels. A popular magazine was interested in the idea of ​​the hike; a photographer was sent to Robin to cover the story. Rick periodically visits the girl, reporting on her amazing journey.

Original title : Tracks Actors : Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Rollie Mintuma... Country : Australia Rating : Kinopoisk – 7.0, IMDb – 7.2 Age restrictions : 16+

Alpha (2018) Alpha

Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family

Rating: 6.5

The language the characters speak was invented specifically for the film.

New films are constantly appearing on the list of the best films about survival in the wild; The list of the best films was supplemented by the film “Alpha”, released in 2021. The film will tell about events that happened 20 thousand years ago. The young man Keda lives in a tribe. The father shares with his son his own experience regarding survival in the wild. One day the tribe goes on a buffalo hunt. One of the predators throws the boy off the cliff. The father was sure that Keda was dead, but he was mistaken. The young man survived, now he was left alone against the cruel world. There will be dangers lurking around every corner. Keda will experience real fear and meet an enemy who will then become his true friend.

Life of Pi (2012)

The family of an Indian zoo owner is forced to immigrate to Canada by ship. About halfway there is a shipwreck, and the owner's son, a boy named Pi, finds himself in a lifeboat in the company of wild animals: a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger. There is only an endless expanse of water all around, and it is not clear what to do next. An excellent film about human survival in extreme conditions received 4 Oscars and was included in the top best films of all time according to Kinopoisk.

Original title : Life of Pi Actors : Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tandon... Country : USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada Rating : Kinopoisk – 7.8, IMDb – 7.9 Age restrictions : 6+

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