We absolutely love stories of grit, spirit and human courage. It could be the story of a stranded castaway stuck on an island far from the inhabited lands or the story of a plane crash survivor struggling to survive in extreme temperatures. We love them all. A lot of these movies are also based on real-life stories that make the death-defying acts of the protagonists even more fascinating. It’s inspiring to cheer for people who are stuck in brutal conditions and it’s even better to watch them survive it with battle scars that they’ll wear for the rest of their lives.
But we must admit that being in a dangerous situation where you’re struggling to light a fire by rubbing two rocks or building your own boat to cross the unmerciful ocean wouldn’t really be a good feeling. In fact, it’ll be more or less of a nightmare for most of us. And that’s why we just prefer to watch all of that instead of actually experiencing it. And quite honestly, why would someone even think of getting themselves in a situation like that on purpose unless of course, you’re “Alexander Supertramp” or Bear Grylls? Let’s be honest to ourselves, we wouldn’t survive even for a day without our pampering lifestyles. Having said that, it’s great to sit and watch survival movies and Netflix has got an incredible collection of such movies. So, here’s the list of really good survival movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
13. 47 Meter Down (2017)
This movie is an absolute nightmare for someone who suffers from hydrophobia (fear of water), claustrophobia (fear of confined places) or galeophobia (fear of sharks) and if you suffer from all of these, then this one might just be a bit too much for you. ’47 Meters Down’ is the story of two sisters who seem to be having a good time traveling Mexico until they decide to go on an underwater adventure. The adventure turns into their worst nightmare when they find themselves stuck in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean with their oxygen slowly running out and to make it worse they’re also surrounded by deadly hungry sharks. I can’t even imagine what someone would do in a helpless situation like this one and I’m sure neither can you. So, make sure you watch this one to find out what the sisters do to get themselves out.
12. IO Last on Earth (2019)
The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth where almost all of the human population has left our planet and moved to Jupiter’s moon, IO. Earth has been declared toxic but scientist Sam Walden believes otherwise and still wants to find a way for humans to live on their home planet. She sends out a broadcast message one day to see if anyone who is still on earth will come to find her. A man named Micah hears the radio transmission and visits her. But Micah is not at all convinced with Sam’s notions and believes that there is no scope for survival on Earth anymore. They both have a tough decision to make — should they take the next shuttle which is the last one to IO or stick around and find a solution?