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The Best Survival Movies and TV Shows on Showtime

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 Showtime.

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1. Into the Wild

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8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo83%
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89/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

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

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2. Misery

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7.8/10
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87/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. The Impossible

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7.6/10
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84/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

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

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4. Assault on Precinct 13

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7.4/10
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80/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Shout Factory TV & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Shout Factory TV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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5. Adrift

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6.6/10
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74/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Romance

What it's about: A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. The Mechanic

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6.6/10
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72/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when he is ordered to take out his mentor and close friend Harry, Bishop is anything but detached.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Charlotte's Web

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6.3/10
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71/100
Released: 2006Rated: G
Drama, Children

What it's about: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. A Bag of Marbles

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7.3/10
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70/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.

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

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9. Rust Creek

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5.8/10
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68/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.

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

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10. Pandorum

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6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo28%
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67/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 4 others).

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11. Open Water

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5.7/10
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66/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...

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

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12. Evan Almighty

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5.4/10
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65/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Junior congressman Evan Baxter, whose wish is to "change the world" is heard by none other than God. When God appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is losing it.

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

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13. Vacancy

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo55%
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65/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).