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The Best Survival Movies and TV Shows on AMC

Finding a good Survival movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Survival movies and TV shows of all time streaming on AMC.

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1. The Walking Dead

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8.2/10
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94/100
Year: 2010-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 11
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.

Where to Watch: 82 episodes (50%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 162 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Philo & 3 others). 7 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC). 161 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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2. 2012

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74/100
Released: 2009Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (AMC Premiere & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Walking Dead: World Beyond

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62/100
Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A heroic group of teens sheltered from the dangers of the post-apocalyptic world receive a message that inspires them to leave the safety of the only home they have ever known and embark on a cross-country journey to find the one man who can possibly save the world.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 3 others). 12 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC). 12 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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4. War of the Worlds

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66/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama

What it's about: When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction?

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (Crackle). 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Epix & AMC Premiere). 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix & AMC).

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5. Captain Phillips

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82/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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6. Deep Impact

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71/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Dawn of the Dead

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78/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Crazies

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70/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Land of the Dead

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67/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the evolving zombies from breaking into the city.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Night of the Living Dead

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71/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Resident Evil

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76/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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12. Alien³

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6.5/10
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74/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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5.6/10
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70/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the Predator race.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock), stream on a subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Aliens

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8.3/10
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86/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Alien

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8.4/10
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87/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. Gladiator

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8.5/10
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90/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Paramount+ & TVision), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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8.5/10
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87/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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