Survival movie

The survival film is a movie genre in which one or more characters make an effort at physical survival. It often overlaps with other movie genres. It is a subgenre of the movie adventure , along with swashbuckler movies , war movies , and safari movies. [1] Survival is one of the most popular movies in their history, usually the protagonist. The films tend to be “located primarily in a contemporary context” so film audiences are familiar with the setting, meaning the characters’ activities are less romanticized. [2]

Thomas Sobchack compared the survival film to romance: “They both emphasize the heroic triumph over obstacles which threaten social order and the reaffirmation of predominant social values ​​such as fair play and respect for merit and cooperation.” [2] The author said survival films “identify and isolate a microcosm of society”, such as the survival of the plane crash in The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) or those on the overturned ocean liner in The Poseidon Adventure(1972). Sobchack explained, “Most of the time in a survival film is the production of the process, the cut off from the securities and certainties of the ordinary networks of civilized life, forms itself into a functioning, effective unit.” The group often varies in types of characters, sometimes to the point of caricature. While women have historically been stereotyped in such films, they “often play a decisive role in the success or failure of the group”. [3]

List of movies

Movie year Ref.
The 33 2015 [4]
127 Hours 2010 [5]
Against the Sun 2014 [6]
Alive 1993 [7]
All Is Lost 2013 [8]
Apollo 13 1995 [9]
Buried 2010 [5]
Captain Phillips 2013 [10]
Cast Away 2000 [5]
The Deep 2012 [11]
Deliverance 1972 [7]
Dunkirk 2017 [5]
The Edge 1997 [7]
Escape from Alcatraz 1979 [12]
Everest 2015 [13]
The Flight of the Phoenix 1965 [3]
Gravity 2013 [10]
The Gray 2011 [14]
Hell In The Pacific 1968 [5]
A Hijacking 2012 [9]
The Impossible 2012 [15]
I Am Legend 2007 [16]
In the Heart of the Sea 2015 [17]
Inferno 1953 [18]
Into the Wild 2007 [5]
Jeremiah Johnson 1971 [19]
Life of Pi 2012 [20]
Lifeboat 1944 [21]
Lone Survivor 2013 [10]
Marooned 1969 [21]
The Martian 2015 [22]
Man in the Wilderness 1971 [21]
Meek’s Cutoff 2010 [19]
The Naked Prey 1965 [21]
Nobody Wants the Night 2015 [23]
The Omega Man 1971 [21]
On the Beach 1959 [21]
Open Water 2003 [5]
Ordeal in the Arctic 1993 [24]
Panic in Year Zero! 1962 [21]
Planet of the Apes 1968 [21]
The Poseidon Adventure 1972 [3]
Quest for Fire nineteen eighty one [5]
Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 [5]
Rescue Dawn 2006 [5]
the Revenant 2015 [25]
The Road 2009 [9]
Robinson Crusoe 1997 [26]
Robinson Crusoe on Mars 1965 [27]
Sanctum 2011 [28]
Sands of the Kalahari 1965 [21]
The Savage Is Loose 1974 [21]
Seven Waves Away 1957 [9]
The Shallows 2016 [29]
The Snow Walker 2003 [30]
Southern Comfort nineteen eighty one [19]
Soylent Green 1973 [21]
Stranded: I’ve Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains 2007 [9]
Sunshine 2007 [31]
Survival Quest 1989 [7]
Swiss Family Robinson 1960 [14]
Teenage Caveman 1958 [21]
Touching the Void 2003 [5]
Trapped 2017 [32]
The Ultimate Warrior 1975 [33]
The War Game 1965 [21]
Walkabout 1971 [9]
The Way Back 2010 [5]
The World, the Flesh and the Devil 1959 [21]
Zero Population Growth 1972 [21]

See also

  • List of apocalyptic films
  • List of disaster films

References

  1. Jump up^ Sobchack 1988, p. 12
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Sobchack 1988 , p. 14
  3. ^ Jump up to:c Sobchack 1988 , p. 15
  4. Jump up^ Long, Tom (November 13, 2015). “Review: ‘The 33,’ true story of struggle for survival ‘ . The Detroit News . Retrieved January 14, 2016 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:l Staff (January 23, 2012). “The 10 Best Survival Movies” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved February 1, 2013 .
  6. Jump up^ Laskin, Nicholas (November 18, 2014). “Watch: Trailer For WWII Survival Movie ‘Against The Sun’ Starring Garret Dillahunt, Tom Felton, Jake Abel” . The Playlist . Indiewire . Retrieved September 9, 2015 .
  7. ^ Jump up to:d Ferguson, Lee (November 12, 2010). “127 hours and five other great survival movies” . cbc.ca . CBC News . Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  8. Jump up^ Savage, Sophia (August 7, 2012). “First Look at JC Chandor’s ‘All is Lost’ with Robert Redford” . Thompson on Hollywood . indieWire . Retrieved September 24, 2012 .
  9. ^ Jump up to:f Staff (October 17, 2013). “20 Survival Movies That Will Take You Into The Abyss” . The Playlist . Indiewire . Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Jump up to:c McGrath, Charles (November 1, 2013). “Tales of Danger for You to Survive” . The New York Times . Retrieved September 9, 2015 .
  11. Jump up^ Kaufman, Amy (September 3, 2015). “Fall Movie Guide: Making ‘Everest’ was a big order for filmmakers” . Los Angeles Times . Retrieved September 9, 2015 .
  12. Jump up^ Vanhala, Helena (2011). “International Terrorism and the Commercial Hollywood Film Industry”. The Depiction of Terrorists in Hollywood Blockbuster Films, 1980-2001: An Analytical Study . McFarland. p. 105.ISBN  978-0-7864-3662-0 .
  13. Jump up^ Adams, Sam (September 2, 2015). “First Reviews of ‘Everest’: Stunning Show, So-So Drama” . Criticwire . Indiewire . Retrieved September 9,2015 .
  14. ^ Jump up to:Guzman b , Rafer (January 27, 2012). “Survivor movies: Which live, which die – and why?” . The Sacramento Bee .
  15. Jump up^ Topel, Fred (November 6, 2012). “AFI 2012 Review: The Impossible” . CraveOnline.com . CraveOnline Media, LLC . Retrieved July 2, 2013 .
  16. Jump up^ Bunge, Mike. “The Last Man on Earth” . KIMT.com . KIMT . Retrieved 2016-02-28 .
  17. Jump up^ Cite error: The name referencevariety.com/2015/film/reviews/in-the-heart-of-the-sea-review-1201651468/was invoked but never defined (see thehelp page).
  18. Jump up^ “Inferno” . MUBI . Retrieved 4 December 2017 .
  19. ^ Jump up to:c Mertes, Micah (November 1, 2013). “The 10 best survival movies”. Omaha World-Herald . Retrieved September 9, 2015 .
  20. Jump up^ Holden, Ed (December 19, 2012). “Life of Pi review” . MSN Movies . MSN . Retrieved July 2, 2013 .
  21. ^ Jump up to:o Yacowar, Maurice (2003). “The Bug in the Rug”. In Grant, Barry Keith. Genre Reader III movie . University of Texas Press. pp. 281-282. ISBN  978-0-292-70185-4 .
  22. Jump up^ Gettell, Oliver (June 8, 2015). ” ‘ The Martian’ trailer: Matt Damon is lost in space (again)” . Los Angeles Times . Retrieved September 9, 2015 .
  23. Jump up^ Roddy, Michael (February 5, 2015). “Arctic survival movie, from female perspective, kicks off Berlin fest” . reuters.com . Reuters . Retrieved September 9, 2015 .
  24. Jump up^ Willman, Chris. “TV Reviews: ‘Ordeal in the Arctic’ offers true-life story of survival.” LA Times, February 15, 1993. Retrieved: September 19, 2016.
  25. Jump up^ Bahr, Lindsey (January 11, 2016). ” ‘ Martian,’ ‘Returning’ get awards boost with top Globes wins’ . ap.org . Associated Press . Archived fromthe original on January 11, 2016 . Retrieved January 11, 2016 .
  26. Jump up^ Douglas, Clark. “Robinson Crusoe” . 365 Movie Guy . Retrieved 3 March 2016 .
  27. Jump up^ Leskosky, Richard J. (February 2, 2014). “A new film genre: Solitary survival” . The News-Gazette . Retrieved October 6, 2015 .
  28. Jump up^ Burr, Ty (February 4, 2011). “Sanctum” . The Boston Globe .
  29. Jump up^ Stolworthy, Jacob (June 9, 2016). “The Shallows could be the movie shark all horror fans have been waiting for since Jaws” . The Independent . Retrieved April 6, 2017 .
  30. Jump up^ “The Snow Walker” . Filmaffinity.com .
  31. Jump up^ “Sunshine” . Filmaffinity.com .
  32. Jump up^ “Trapped movie review: Rajkummar Rao is the star of this Motwane movie” . Hindustan Times . 2017-03-16 . Retrieved 2017-03-22 .
  33. Jump up^ Shapiro, Jerome F. (2001). Atomic Bomb Cinema: The Apocalyptic Imagination on Film . Routledge. p. 160. ISBN  978-0-415-93660-6 .