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The Best Survival Movies on CBS All Access

The Best Survival Movies on CBS All Access

Finding a good Survival movie 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 of all time streaming on CBS All Access.

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1. The Ruins

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5.9/10
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64/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Americans Amy, Stacy, Jeff and Eric look for fun during a sunny holiday in Mexico, but they get much more than that after visiting an archaeological dig in the jungle.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. The Ghost and the Darkness

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Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Mimic

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64/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.

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

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4. World Trade Center

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5.9/10
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Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
History, Drama

What it's about: After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The Hunted

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Released: 2003Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. A former Special Operations instructor is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum—his former student—who has 'gone rogue' after suffering severe battle stress from his time in Kosovo.

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

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6. We Were Soldiers

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Released: 2002Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. The War of the Worlds

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Released: 1953Rated: PG
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Kanopy & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Dean Spanley

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71/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart.

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

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9. Arctic Tale

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51/100
Released: 2007Rated: G
Family, Documentary

What it's about: Arctic Tale is a 2007 documentary film from the National Geographic Society about the life cycle of a walrus and her calf, and a polar bear and her cubs, in a similar vein to the 2005 hit production March of the Penguins, also from National Geographic.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Sands of the Kalahari

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49/100
Released: 1965
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A diverse group of individuals struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert after their passenger plane crashes.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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11. Comedy Central Roast of James Franco

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60/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Stand-up & Talk, Comedy

What it's about: It's James Franco's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Paramount+) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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