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Stories of Survival: 8 Movies Where Characters Beat the Odds

By    |   Monday, 25 Jul 2016 03:28 PM

Survival stories are some of the greatest box office hits. Plots where people beat great odds to overcome nature or circumstances seem to strike a chord with audiences.

Here are some popular movies that tell survival stories.

1. "Cast Away" (2000)
Tom Hanks plays a shipwrecked man who adapts to life alone on an island for a long period of time and shows the triumph of his spirit over his circumstances.

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2. "Everest" (2015)
A team of climbers scales Mt. Everest only to encounter one of the worst blizzards ever at the top. Their battle against nature is chronicled honestly in the movie.

3. "Into the Wild" (2007)
Top college graduate and athlete Christopher McCandless decides to give all his money to charity and hitchhike to Alaska. He lives in the wilderness and meets various people that help to shape his life.

4. "The Revenant" (2015)
Frontiersman Hugh Glass struggles with injury, abandonment, and betrayal in 1820s Missouri after a bear attack almost kills him. His efforts to survive are heroic and brutally real.

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5. "Unbroken" (2014)
This movie tells about the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who becomes a soldier in World War II, survives a plane crash, and is captured by the Japanese navy and kept in a prisoner of war camp for several months.

6. "Apollo 13" (1995)
Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon are astronauts who need to figure out how to survive in space on a badly damaged space shuttle and get back to Earth safely.

7. "Behind Enemy Lines" (2001)
Navy pilot Christ Burnett is shot down over war-torn Bosnia and must survive until his commanding officer can overcome several obstacles to come and rescue him.

8. "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006)
Based on a true story, aspiring businessman Christopher Gardner must survive homelessness with his young son in order to make it through unpaid training as a stockbroker and find success.

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