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Cast Away (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

Cast Away (2000)

A man is marooned on an island after his plane crashes into the ocean. Far away from home, his girlfriend, and any human contact, he engages in a battle of wits with himself as he is tested mentally, physically, and emotionally in order to survive.

Themes:hope,  christmas,  loneliness,  love
Mood:suspense
Locations:storm,  ocean,  campfire,  cave,  russia,  ship,  airport,  desert,  snow,  hotel,  beach
Characters:psychiatrist
Period:2000s,  1990s
Story:island,  moscow russia,  stranded on an island,  desert island,  coconut tree,  inflatable life raft,  floating on a raft,  building raft,  life raft,  hair growth,  mountain climbing,  raft,  digital clock,  long hair,  spear fishing,  hand wound,  leg wound,  storm at sea,  time,  cave dweller,  cave drawing,  eating live animal,  pacific island,  remote island,  tropical island,  airplane engine,  rescue at sea,  airplane accident,  christmas party,  survival,  kissing in the rain,  heavy rain,  fire and water,  starting a fire,  christmas dinner,  christmas tree,  blood on hand,  talking to an inanimate object,  seemingly widowed,  body floating in water,  self dentistry,  cabin fever,  sorting mail,  fed ex,  bloody hand print,  one man film,  swiss army knife,  mail delivery,  mail carrier,  ingenuity,  tooth ripped out,  tenacity,  tooth extraction,  burying a dead body,  visceral,  ice skates,  giant wave,  birthday card,  lone survivor,  cargo plane,  exploring,  explosive decompression,  lost at sea,  coral,  yelling for help,  kremlin,  suicide contemplation,  moscow,  bloody hand,  toothache,  screaming in pain,  crossroads,  castaway,  compact disc,  waves,  snorricam,  pager,  sweater,  coconut,  suicidal thoughts,  thirst,  calendar,  aircraft,  crab,  lost love,  palm tree,  vhs,  pocket watch,  elvis presley,  imaginary friend,  volleyball,  climbing,  very little dialogue,  plane crash,  solitude,  shouting,  sailing,  stranded,  whale,  hair,  translator,  exploration,  ambiguous ending,  fiance fiancee relationship,  dead man,  rainstorm,  despair,  hunger,  reverse footage,  dentist,  flood,  presumed dead,  barefoot,  clock,  burial,  desperation,  blockbuster,  videotape,  beard,  self mutilation,  what happened to epilogue,  wound,  spear,  american abroad,  isolation,  lightning,  product placement,  pilot,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  fish,  map,  toilet,  suicide attempt,  eating,  flashlight,  dead body,  taxi,  letter,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  two word title,  blood

Nim's Island (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Nim's Island (2008)

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on the computer and reading the adventure books of Alex Rover. When her father goes to do some research but when a storm strikes the island he doesn't come back, she gets worried and frightened. She then e-mails Alex Rover hoping that he will come but what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is a woman who is agoraphobic and germaphobic. But her creation comes to life and eggs her to go. Unfortunately she has never gone anywhere before and is denied her necessities like her sanitary gel by the customs officer at the airport. In the meantime, Nim tries to be strong while waiting for Alex to arrive. (Read More)

Locations:storm,  campfire,  ocean,  ship,  airport,  desert,  beach
Story:island,  mountain climbing,  spear fishing,  storm at sea,  tropical island,  heavy rain,  lost at sea,  coconut,  palm tree,  imaginary friend,  sailing,  whale,  exploration,  rainstorm,  reverse footage,  flood,  presumed dead,  time,  american abroad,  isolation,  lightning,  product placement,  underwater scene,  fish,  map,  eating,  flashlight,  survival,  taxi,  letter,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph

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In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. (Read More)

Themes:hope
Locations:ship,  storm,  ocean,  cave,  beach
Story:desert island,  whale,  storm at sea,  heavy rain,  giant wave,  lost at sea,  castaway,  thirst,  rainstorm,  despair,  hunger,  flood,  what happened to epilogue,  lightning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  survival,  island,  letter,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood

The Beach (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:campfire,  ship,  hotel,  beach
Story:spear fishing,  tropical island,  tooth extraction,  volleyball,  dead man,  dentist,  burial,  underwater scene,  fish,  map,  survival,  island,  dead body,  rain,  corpse,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood

Six Days Seven Nights (1998) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend, an ambitious, decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island. The only plane available is piloted by a laid-back heavy drinker with whom she shares a mutual dislike. But she has no choice and he can't refuse the money. When the plane crash-lands on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they both wish they had made other arrangements - at least to start with. (Read More)

Locations:storm,  ocean,  airport,  snow
Story:stranded on an island,  inflatable life raft,  storm at sea,  tropical island,  pilot,  airplane accident,  island,  heavy rain,  castaway,  plane crash,  stranded,  fiance fiancee relationship,  rainstorm,  lightning,  airplane,  rescue

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Flight Of The Phoenix (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Flight Of The Phoenix (2004)

A group of air crash survivors are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no chance of rescue. Facing a brutal environment, dwindling resources, and an attack by desert smugglers, they realize their only hope is doing the impossible... building a new plane from the wreckage of the old one. This is why Flight Of The Phoenix (2004) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000). (Read More)

Themes:hope
Locations:desert,  storm
Story:stranded,  airplane engine,  airplane accident,  rescue,  cargo plane,  burial,  lightning,  pilot,  map,  eating,  flashlight,  survival,  dead body,  airplane,  corpse,  fire,  photograph,  blood

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:hope,  love
Locations:campfire,  ocean,  cave,  ship,  desert,  snow,  beach
Story:heavy rain,  palm tree,  raft,  rainstorm,  reverse footage,  presumed dead,  beard,  lightning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  letter,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  party,  bare chested male,  blood

Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Locations:storm,  campfire,  cave,  ship,  beach
Story:island,  stranded on an island,  storm at sea,  cave drawing,  heavy rain,  palm tree,  plane crash,  stranded,  exploration,  ambiguous ending,  burial,  time,  blockbuster,  beard,  spear,  american abroad,  lightning,  product placement,  pilot,  underwater scene,  map,  survival,  taxi,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  blood

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The Finest Hours (2016) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller

The Finest Hours (2016)

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  love
Locations:storm,  ocean,  ship,  snow
Story:storm at sea,  rescue,  heavy rain,  ingenuity,  giant wave,  waves,  stranded,  fiance fiancee relationship,  rainstorm,  flood,  time,  what happened to epilogue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  corpse,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph

The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

The Blue Lagoon (1980)

On a journey to San Francisco, Richard, his father and cousin Emmeline find themselves on a ship about to explode. Rushed to a lifeboat with Paddy Button, the two children escape while their father (and uncle) are on another lifeboat. In the chaos following, the lifeboats are separated. Paddy, Richard and Emmeline find themselves with no food and no water stuck in the middle of nowhere. After some time, the three come across an uncharted paradise, where Paddy quickly teaches the children fishing, hunting and building. After maybe a month or two, Paddy gets very drunk off a barrel of rum found on the island when they first arrive, and drowns in the middle of the night. Emmeline and Richard, now alone and very scared, move location and rebuild their island home. Many years later, the two young teenagers have developed a very real home, but hormones and feelings between the two strain their friendship, until Richard, who is still very determined to reach San Francisco, is let down by Emmeline when a ship passes by the island and she does not light the signal fire. Throwing her out of the home they had built together, Emmeline attempts to survive on her own but is hurt. After Richard finds her dying, he realizes how he really feels for her and manages to save her. Nature runs its course and their friendship turns into love as the couple learn about the facts of life, when Emmeline has a baby and does not understand why. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  love
Locations:campfire,  ship,  beach
Story:stranded on an island,  desert island,  spear fishing,  time,  tropical island,  island,  coral,  castaway,  crab,  raft,  sailing,  stranded,  blockbuster,  underwater scene,  survival,  dead body,  rescue,  fire,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities...which may help him get home. This is why Swiss Army Man (2016) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000). (Read More)

Themes:loneliness
Locations:campfire,  cave,  beach
Story:leg wound,  thirst,  stranded,  underwater scene,  fish,  suicide attempt,  eating,  survival,  island,  dead body,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  party,  photograph

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All Is Lost (2013)
Action, Adventure, Drama

All Is Lost (2013)

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner's intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  loneliness
Locations:storm,  ocean
Story:life raft,  sailing,  storm at sea,  one man film,  lost at sea,  very little dialogue,  raft,  hunger,  desperation,  underwater scene,  fish,  map,  eating,  flashlight,  survival,  rescue,  rain,  fire

Open Water (2003) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Open Water (2003)

A couple on a holiday in the Caribbean decide to spend the day on a scuba diving trip. But was it the wrong decision? When a mis-count happens on the boat, Susan and Daniel are left behind in the middle of the ocean, the boat long gone. With all their hopes set on the boat coming back to rescue them, they try to keep themselves safe, especially when sharks start to appear. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness
Locations:ocean,  ship,  hotel,  beach
Story:tropical island,  rescue,  lost at sea,  coconut,  stranded,  despair,  hunger,  time,  isolation,  lightning,  underwater scene,  fish,  eating,  survival,  island,  airplane,  corpse,  bare chested male,  blood

The Shallows (2016)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Shallows (2016)

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:ocean,  beach
Story:stranded,  leg wound,  ingenuity,  yelling for help,  crab,  palm tree,  whale,  hunger,  time,  desperation,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  survival,  island,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  blood

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Lo Imposible (2012)
Drama, Thriller

Lo Imposible (2012)

A regular family - Maria ('Naomi Watts' (qv)), Henry ('Ewan McGregor' (qv)) and their three kids - travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them? (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  hope
Mood:suspense
Locations:ocean,  airport,  beach,  hotel
Period:2000s
Story:leg wound,  palm tree,  ambiguous ending,  reverse footage,  flood,  presumed dead,  time,  wound,  american abroad,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  fish,  map,  eating,  survival,  dead body,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood

Everest (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Everest (2015)

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds. This is why Everest (2015) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000). (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:suspense
Locations:storm,  campfire,  airport,  snow
Period:1990s
Story:mountain climbing,  stranded,  time,  beard,  what happened to epilogue,  american abroad,  lightning,  no opening credits,  map,  survival,  letter,  rescue,  corpse,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  one word title

Rescue Dawn (2006) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. (Read More)

Themes:hope
Locations:ship
Story:airplane accident,  heavy rain,  raft,  translator,  rainstorm,  hunger,  flood,  what happened to epilogue,  american abroad,  pilot,  fish,  eating,  survival,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  fire

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The Revenant (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western

The Revenant (2015)

While exploring g uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary fronjitiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald, the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:campfire,  snow
Story:heavy rain,  starting a fire,  visceral,  exploring,  very little dialogue,  rainstorm,  presumed dead,  beard,  self mutilation,  wound,  spear,  lightning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  survival,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  party,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:storm,  campfire,  ocean,  ship,  snow,  beach
Story:mountain climbing,  storm at sea,  time,  pacific island,  yelling for help,  exploration,  despair,  hunger,  lightning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  eating,  flashlight,  survival,  island,  dead body,  taxi,  letter,  airplane,  corpse,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Twelve months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor's Tour, wherein they visit all the districts, but before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peeta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:snow,  campfire,  beach
Story:hunger,  heavy rain,  rainstorm,  flood,  clock,  time,  blockbuster,  what happened to epilogue,  spear,  lightning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  survival,  island,  letter,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000). (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:suspense
Locations:campfire,  cave,  desert,  snow,  beach
Story:heavy rain,  climbing,  shouting,  flood,  burial,  desperation,  blockbuster,  beard,  spear,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:storm,  ship
Period:2000s
Story:plane crash,  hunger,  desperation,  blockbuster,  lightning,  underwater scene,  eating,  flashlight,  survival,  dead body,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  blood

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Locations:campfire,  cave,  desert,  snow
Story:heavy rain,  stranded,  rainstorm,  presumed dead,  burial,  desperation,  beard,  spear,  isolation,  lightning,  pilot,  fish,  survival,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood

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The Martian (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

The Martian (2015)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  loneliness
Locations:storm,  desert,  snow
Story:presumed dead,  rescue,  one man film,  ingenuity,  explosive decompression,  stranded,  time,  lightning,  pilot,  no opening credits,  map,  eating,  flashlight,  survival,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title

The Road (2009) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Adventure, Drama

The Road (2009)

It's a post-apocalyptic world, several years after whatever the cataclysmic event, which has in turn caused frequent quakes as further potential hazards. The world is gray and getting quickly grayer as more and more things die off. A man and his pre-teen son, who was born after the apocalypse, are currently on the road, their plan to walk to the coast and head south where the man hopes there will be a more hospitable environment in which to live. The man has taught his son that they are the "good people" who have fire in their hearts, which in combination largely means that they will not resort to cannibalism to survive. The man owns a pistol with two bullets remaining, which he will use for murder/suicide of him and his son if he feels that that is a better fate for them than life in the alternative. Food and fuel are for what everyone is looking. The man has taught his son to be suspect of everyone that they may meet, these strangers who, out of desperation, may not only try to steal what they have managed to scavenge for their own survival, but may kill them as food. Although life with his father in this world is all the boy has known, he may come to his own thoughts as to what it means holistically to be one of the good or one of the bad. Meanwhile, the man occasionally has thoughts to happier times with his wife/the boy's mother before the apocalypse, as well as not as happy times with her after the apocalypse and the reason she is no longer with them. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  christmas,  love
Locations:campfire,  ocean,  ship,  snow,  beach
Story:leg wound,  suicide contemplation,  despair,  hunger,  desperation,  wound,  map,  eating,  survival,  dead body,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood

Wonder Woman (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. This is why Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000). (Read More)

Themes:hope,  love
Locations:campfire,  cave,  ship,  snow,  beach
Story:pilot,  island,  translator,  time,  desperation,  blockbuster,  spear,  american abroad,  lightning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  bare chested male,  two word title

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal: assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover," Peeta, or her long-time friend, Gale? Deaths, bombs, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? (Read More)

Themes:hope,  love
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Story:time,  heavy rain,  cargo plane,  aircraft,  hunger,  flood,  presumed dead,  spear,  no opening credits,  map,  suicide attempt,  flashlight,  survival,  letter,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  photograph

King Kong (1933)
Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

King Kong (1933)

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann in it's grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:ship,  campfire,  cave,  hotel,  beach
Story:island,  rescue,  remote island,  airplane accident,  climbing,  plane crash,  raft,  fiance fiancee relationship,  hunger,  blockbuster,  wound,  spear,  pilot,  underwater scene,  map,  airplane,  two word title,  blood

Vozvrashchenie (2003) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Vozvrashchenie (2003)

Two teenage Russian boys have their father return home suddenly after being absent for 12 years. The father takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake in the north of Russia that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.

Themes:love
Mood:suspense
Locations:campfire,  russia,  ship,  beach
Story:remote island,  pilot,  underwater scene,  eating,  island,  rain,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title

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The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  loneliness,  love
Mood:suspense
Locations:campfire
Story:waves,  leg wound,  giant wave,  flood,  presumed dead,  barefoot,  burial,  self mutilation,  no opening credits,  map,  survival,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  party,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood

The Guardian (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama

The Guardian (2006)

Ben Randall is a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. When his crew is killed in an accident and his marriage ends, his commander tells him he wants Randall to go to the US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer "A" School to train other rescue swimmers. He encounters a guy named Jake who's a little cocky because he was once a swim champion. So Ben puts him through the wringer to see if he can handle it. This is why The Guardian (2006) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000). (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:storm,  ocean,  cave,  ship,  snow
Story:storm at sea,  heavy rain,  rescue,  pager,  rainstorm,  flood,  lightning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  corpse,  fire,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood

Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Locations:storm,  campfire,  ship,  desert
Story:spear fishing,  kissing in the rain,  raft,  rainstorm,  burial,  spear,  lightning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  fish,  island,  dead body,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood

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The Perfect Storm (2000) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Perfect Storm (2000)

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. (Read More)

Themes:love
Locations:storm,  ship
Period:1990s
Story:storm at sea,  sailing,  blockbuster,  lightning,  underwater scene,  fish,  survival,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse

Kon-tiki (2012)
Adventure, History

Kon-tiki (2012)

The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled on Polynesian islands. After financing the trips with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101-day-long trip across 8000 kilometers, while the world was waiting for the result of the trip. The film tells about the origin of the idea, the preparations, and the events on the trip. The "Kon-Tiki" was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, and "Kon-Tiki" is an old name for this god. Heyerdahl filmed the expedition, which later became the Academy Award winning documentary in 1951, and he wrote a book about the expedition that was translated into 70 languages and sold more than 50 millions copies around the world. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times, although most anthropologists now believe they did not. Anyway he proved that it was possible by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at that time. The trip took 101 days over 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean before the "Kon-Tiki" crashed onto the dangerous reefs outside Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands on August 7, 1947. All crewmen survived, and the "Kon-Tiki" was taken back to Norway. She is now featured in the Kon-Tiki Museum. (Read More)

Locations:ocean,  storm
Story:raft,  storm at sea,  tropical island,  waves,  crab,  sailing,  whale,  time,  beard,  what happened to epilogue,  fish,  island,  bare chested male,  blood

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:suspense
Locations:storm,  cave,  desert,  snow
Story:snorricam,  plane crash,  reverse footage,  barefoot,  time,  blockbuster,  spear,  american abroad,  lightning,  product placement,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  taxi,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood

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Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital. This is why Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000). (Read More)

Themes:love
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Period:2000s
Story:heavy rain,  translator,  rainstorm,  desperation,  lightning,  product placement,  pilot,  underwater scene,  map,  suicide attempt,  airplane,  rain,  corpse,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  one word title

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:hope
Locations:storm,  campfire,  cave,  ship,  desert,  beach
Story:heavy rain,  giant wave,  shouting,  time,  beard,  spear,  lightning,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  fish,  eating,  survival,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  blood

Prometheus (2012)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Mood:suspense
Locations:storm,  cave,  snow
Story:cave drawing,  christmas tree,  stranded,  presumed dead,  barefoot,  self mutilation,  lightning,  pilot,  flashlight,  survival,  corpse,  bare chested male,  blood

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World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Locations:ocean,  ship,  airport,  desert,  beach
Story:moscow russia,  airplane accident,  heavy rain,  explosive decompression,  spear,  american abroad,  product placement,  pilot,  survival,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  blood

Captain Phillips (2013)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award(R)-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  ocean,  desert,  beach
Period:2000s
Story:raft,  shouting,  translator,  barefoot,  time,  desperation,  what happened to epilogue,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  letter,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse,  photograph,  two word title,  blood

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. This is why Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000). (Read More)

Themes:hope,  love
Mood:suspense
Locations:cave,  airport,  desert
Story:heavy rain,  explosive decompression,  aircraft,  plane crash,  reverse footage,  time,  pilot,  no opening credits,  survival,  airplane,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  one word title,  blood

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

The 17-year-old Sean Anderson receives a coded signal and his stepfather Hank helps him to decipher the message. They find that Sean's grandfather Alexander Anderson has found the mysterious island in the Pacific described by Jules Verne and two other writers in their novels. The stubborn Sean wants to travel to the coordinates and Hank decides to buy the tickets and travel with the teenager to a small island nearby the location. They rent an old helicopter owned by the locals Gabato and his teenage daughter Kailani and the group heads to the unknown spot. Along their journey, they cross a hurricane and crash on the island. They find a beautiful and dangerous place, surrounded by forests, volcanoes with lava of gold and menacing life forms. They also meet the old Alexander and Hank discovers that the island is sinking. Now their only chance to survive is to find the legendary Nautilus. (Read More)

Locations:campfire,  ocean,  cave,  beach
Story:island,  storm at sea,  heavy rain,  giant wave,  flood,  lightning,  pilot,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  letter,  rescue,  surprise ending

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Locations:airport,  snow,  hotel,  beach
Story:desert island,  plane crash,  reverse footage,  presumed dead,  american abroad,  product placement,  pilot,  toilet,  island,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:airport,  snow,  hotel
Story:heavy rain,  christmas tree,  rainstorm,  blockbuster,  what happened to epilogue,  american abroad,  lightning,  product placement,  pilot,  map,  toilet,  taxi,  letter,  airplane,  party,  photograph,  bare chested male

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The Shipping News (2001) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Drama

The Shipping News (2001)

An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, Petal, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the newspaper "The Gammy Bird" finds an audience, and his experiences in the town change his life. Then he meets the widow Wavey... (Read More)

Locations:storm,  campfire,  ocean,  ship,  snow
Story:ice skates,  time,  wound,  isolation,  lightning,  fish,  map,  survival,  island,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  party,  photograph

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

In the future, the mutants and the humans that help them are slaughtered by powerful robots named Sentinels. Professor Xavier, Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Kitty Pryde and her friends meet at a monastery in China and Xavier explains that the invincible Sentinels were created using the DNA of Mystique that was captured in 1973 when she tried to assassinate their creator Dr. Bolivar Trask. Xavier tells that their only chance is return to 1973 using Pryde's ability to join Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr to convince Mystique to give up of her intention. . However, only Wolverine can withstand the damages of the time travel. Will he succeed in stopping Mystique and the Sentinel Program and save the mutants and their human friends from annihilation? This is why X-men: Days Of Future Past (2014) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000). (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:suspense
Locations:storm,  airport,  snow,  hotel
Story:moscow russia,  time,  blockbuster,  spear,  lightning,  product placement,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  survival,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  blood

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:suspense
Locations:airport
Story:leg wound,  palm tree,  translator,  reverse footage,  beard,  what happened to epilogue,  american abroad,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male,  blood

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War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:christmas
Locations:airport,  desert,  snow,  hotel,  beach
Period:2000s
Story:translator,  ambiguous ending,  what happened to epilogue,  american abroad,  product placement,  no opening credits,  dead body,  taxi,  airplane,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph,  bare chested male

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Cast Away (2000)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? (Read More)

Themes:hope
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  desert
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:giant wave,  plane crash,  translator,  reverse footage,  flood,  presumed dead,  time,  blockbuster,  beard,  american abroad,  pilot,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  taxi,  rescue,  fire,  surprise ending,  photograph

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Locations:cave,  desert,  hotel
Period:1990s
Story:compact disc,  coconut,  palm tree,  burial,  spear,  product placement,  map,  flashlight,  taxi,  airplane,  rescue,  corpse,  surprise ending,  bare chested male

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