What to watch today: 7 hair-raising and heartbreaking survival movies

The Impossible

Maria, Henry and their three kids decide to spend Christmas in Thailand. But their luxurious holiday turns into a nightmare when a tsunami swells up unannounced, thereby separating the family.

Eight Below

Jerry is forced to leave the base in the Antarctic without his sled dogs, due to a deadly snowstorm. However, he strives to rescue his canine friends that he left behind by hook or by crook.

The Revenant

Hugh Glass, a legendary frontiersman, is severely injured in a bear attack and is abandoned by his hunting crew. He uses his skills to survive and take revenge on his companion who betrayed him.

Cast Away

After a deadly plane crash, Chuck Nolan finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.

127 Hours

Aron Ralston, a mountain climber, is on a hiking adventure in Utah when he gets trapped in a canyon. Soon, he takes desperate measures to survive and struggles for 127 hours before he is rescued.


Shaurya mistakenly locks himself inside his new house that has no water, food, electricity or any neighbours. However, he must struggle against all the odds to survive.


Nancy travels to a secluded beach following the death of her mother. While surfing, she gets attacked by a great white shark, which leaves her stranded on a rock 200 yards from the shore.