Top 10 Wildlife and Extreme Survival Films
It’s no secret that survival films occupy their own niche in the cinema, and also have a specific audience. Sometimes a person deliberately turns on a picture to see how the main characters will extricate themselves from deadly troubles. It’s time to talk about the best films of the reporting genre, of which, of course, there are much more than 10, but we decided to focus on these films.
What are the characteristics of survival films? Usually, one or more heroes fall into extreme situationassociated with climatic conditions. Showing incredible courage and endurance, the characters cope with difficulties, although sometimes not everyone succeeds in surviving.
Director: Adam Green
Year of issue: 2010
We start, according to tradition, with the simplest film, which does not differ with an ingenious plot, but still attracts the attention of the audience. ribbon “Frozen” dispenses with attracting world-class stars and belongs to low-budget films. Despite the mixed reviews from viewers, we have to admit that the film fully justifies the money and effort invested in it.
A group of young people are going to spend the weekend at a ski resort. As a result of a series of misunderstandings, the guys get stuck on the lift. There is nowhere to wait for help – a strong storm is approaching, and hungry wolves are watching below. Whether any of the trinity will be able to survive is a big question.
Director: Greg McLean
Year of issue: 2017
Painting “Jungle” with By Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role also received a portion of criticism, although it was filmed based on real events. Experts did not like the fact that the star actor drew almost all the attention to himself, and the minor characters look rather faded. In addition, the quality of the dialogue leaves much to be desired, probably the bet was made on the visual component.
The main character, Yossi, goes to the Bolivian jungle for another portion of adrenaline. He is a typical city dweller and knows little about survival, however, the guy will have to spend a lot of time alone in extreme conditions. Hunger, wild animals, weather – everything turns against Yossi.
Lost in the ice
Director: Joe Penna
Year of issue: 2018
If you want to watch a classic film about the battle between man and nature, “Lost in the Ice” Is the perfect choice. This picture manages to be extremely simple yet addictive. There are no tearful memories and flashbacks, and the demons of the past do not torment the main character. The only enemy of the character Mads Mikkelsen – the harsh arctic nature and, of course, your own conscience.
Overgore crashes and now survives in the permafrost. Everything looks not too bad – the man is fishing, fighting off a polar bear, which has got into the habit of walking to the wreckage of the plane. Everything changes when, in an attempt to take Overgor, a rescue helicopter crashes. Now the main character is responsible for one more life – the female pilot is badly wounded and does not regain consciousness.
Director: Balthasar Kormakur
Year of issue: 2015
Conquest Everest – the blue dream of any climber. However, even today this task looks extremely difficult. Despite the availability of experienced guides and modern equipment, accidents continue to claim lives. This is what the tape tells about. “Everest”, filmed based on real events. Painting with Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal the audience liked it and took its rightful place in the collections of avid moviegoers.
A group of amateurs hires a professional guide to conquer Mount Everest. Everything is going well, but the abrupt change in weather conditions is beginning to threaten the lives of climbers. Despite unparalleled courage and resilience, not everyone will be able to survive.
On the brink
Director: Lee Tamahori
Year of issue: 1997
Already quite an old tape with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin in the lead roles remains relevant today. “On the brink” – a powerful adventure picture with a stellar cast who plays one hundred percent. This tape is a kind of classic of the genre and is regularly reviewed by the viewer now.
Charles Morse Is a very wealthy person with extensive theoretical knowledge of survival. After the plane crash, the main character and two more men find themselves alone with the wild nature and in the sight of a bear, who wants to eat fresh meat. Charles will have to lead his comrades through various difficulties before he can find salvation.
The story of a real man
Director: Alexander Stolper
Year of issue: 1948
Many will say that the picture 1948 year should not be included in modern collections. However, there are tapes that are literally intertwined with the culture of the people, and we continue to remember them, regardless of the peculiarities of the current era. “The Story of a Real Man” – a motivating post-war film about the heroic fate of a Soviet pilot, Alexey Maresyev…
He was shot down over the occupied territory and survived through the winter in impenetrable forests, making his way to his comrades. Severe weather conditions made the tough man an invalid, but he did not give up, managed to return to the front and even to a full life.
We recommend the book and the film for acquaintance at any age. As a source of motivation in a difficult situation – more effective than many trainings.
Director: Danny Boyle
Year of issue: 2010
Another tape based on real events is known to almost every movie fan. For a person, the most difficult task is to harm his own health, even if his life depends on it. “127 hours” – a dramatic picture of fortitude, which often manifests itself only in extreme conditions.
Aaron Ralston goes to explore the canyons, but does not tell anyone about his own venture. As a result of an unfortunate coincidence of circumstances, the man’s hand is tightly clamped by a huge stone. To save his life, Aaron will have to take desperate measures, but can he overcome himself?
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu
Year of issue: 2015
Leonardo DiCaprio will remember the tape for a long time The Survivor, because it was she who brought him the long-awaited “Oscar”… This film, shot in the spirit of Westerns, received mostly positive evaluations of the audience and became a pleasant surprise for them. But the critics had their own opinion on this matter – they found the film overly cruel, however, the reality is often not as rosy as many would like to see.
After the attack of the bear, Hugh Glass He is seriously wounded and his comrades, who are hunting for skins, leave the man to die in the taiga, and a little later they take the life of his son. The main character, despite the circumstances, survives, confronts wild animals, Indians and other conquerors of America. Hugh is driven by a single goal – revenge Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) for the murder of his son.
Director: Mel Gibson
Year of issue: 2006
This movie Mel Gibson it is only a stretch to call it a survival tape. but “Apocalypse” really shocking and makes an individual Indian diligently avoid death in order to save his family. The release of the tape caused a violent reaction from representatives of the Mayan people, who accused the picture of being unreliable and called for a ban on its showing.
Jaguar Paw – a hunter from a forest tribe, whose village is being destroyed by warriors from the Mayan stone city. The man manages to hide his family in a deep hole, but the very first rain will put the lives of his loved ones at risk. It will not be easy to rescue a pregnant wife and child, because the Jaguar Paw itself is already being taken to the city and is going to be sacrificed.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Year of issue: 2000
Probably the most famous modern survival film. Painting “Outcast” with Tom Hanks in the lead role quickly won popular love and became a real classic of the genre. Another interpretation of “Robinsonade” was positively received by the audience and received two nominations for “Oscar”…
Airplane Chuck crashes in the ocean. The man manages to escape, but the inflatable raft takes him to a desert island. Now Chuck has to improve his life, rethink his whole past life and constantly look for ways to salvation. Will Hanks’ hero be able to overcome all difficulties? Don’t miss the opportunity to see this film with your own eyes.
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