So, it happened! ‘Dunkirk’ happened! Most of the people seem to love the film, but there are also some who were not impressed by it. The only thing I would want to say to those who didn’t like the film is: ‘DUNKIRK’ IS A SUSPENSEFUL SURVIVAL STORY FIRST AND WAR MOVIE SECOND. The moment you start comparing ‘Dunkirk’ to war movies of the past like ‘Saving Private Ryan’ you are on the wrong track. Yes, ‘Dunkirk’ is a film in a war setting. But, Christopher Nolan used that war setting to make a suspense film. And that’s GROUNDBREAKING!
Having said all of that, today we will list down survival movies that are gripping to watch — exactly, what ‘Dunkirk’ is. So, here is the list of movies similar to Dunkirk that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Dunkirk on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. Buried (2010)
Survival story. Check. Suspenseful. Check. ‘Buried’ is a nausea-inducing story of a truck driver (Ryan Reynolds) who wakes up inside a coffin with only a lighter, a dying cell phone and a little air to breathe. A movie that promises a dose of panic, anxiety, and disorientation combined, without a pill.
11. Defiance (2008)
During WWII, in Nazi-Occupied Eastern Europe, the three Bielski brothers escape to the Belarussian forests along with many other Jews in order to survive. Craig played one of the brothers, eldest that is. The true story about the escapade from the gory clutches of Hitler, it is a fitting homage to bravado and undying courage. Even though ‘Dunkirk’ is a better film, this one closest to what a survival story set in the backdrop of war looks like.