7 Survival Movies Based on True Stories

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Apollo 13 (1995)

Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon played the three astronauts on the titular lunar mission which goes south in Ron Howard.

Into the Wild (2007)

Sean Penn brought to screen the story of Christopher McCandless, a high-flying college student who gave up everything in life to travel to the wilderness of Alaska.

127 Hours (2010)

Directed by Danny Boyle, the film recounted the story of Aron Ralston, a man who was trapped in a canyon by a boulder while exploring alone.

The Impossible (2012)

J.A. Bayona directed this film about a family of five on a Christmas vacation who find themselves in the middle of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Everest (2015)

Baltasar Kormákur helmed this multi-starrer feature on the tragic events that took place on Mount Everest in the summer of 1996.

The Revenant (2015)

Leonardo DiCaprio starred as Hugh Glass, a trapper left behind for dead by his companions who miraculously takes revenge, in this film by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Against the Ice (2022)

Peter Flinth directed this film about a 1909 Danish expedition out to explore Greenland and what happens to two of the team who are inadvertently left behind.

Society of the Snow (2023)

J.A. Bayona directed this film about the 1972 plane crash in the Andes which left the Chilean national rugby team stranded in the middle of nowhere.

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