Thursday, March 5, 2009

Riverwalker’s Top Ten Survival Movies

These are my choices for the best survival movies and these are different from my choices for the best disaster movies. The categories have been separated due to the fact that sometimes survival doesn’t always involve a natural hazard but sometimes involves a man-made hazard.

Top Ten Survival Movies

1.) Deliverance (1972): Burt Reynolds classic about survival in “banjo territory”.

2.) Red Dawn (1984): Patrick Swayze and the Wolverines to the rescue!

3.) The Hunted (2003): Humans are hunted by a trained assassin!

4.) First Blood (1982): Stallone vs. Sheriff of a small town!

5.) The Day After Tomorrow (2004): A new Ice Age has arrived.

6.) The Poseidon Adventure (1972): Will a cruise liner float upside down?

7.) Tremors (1990): Bert’s bunker is invaded by graboids! Great bunker!

8.) The Postman (1997): Kevin Costner delivers hope as a postman!

9.) Waterworld (1995): The earth is covered by water!

10.) The Edge (1997): Billionaire vs. Bear!

Honorable Mention goes out to Cast Away (2000)!

Love that soccer volleyball ball! (Note: post edited to include correct terminology)

Have a little extra time on your hands? Do you need to relax a little to ease the stress of your daily routine? Check out these great movies!

Got more popcorn?

Staying above the water line!



jambaloney said...

As with your "Top 10 Disaster Movies", I'm sure these aren't meant to be training videos either!! lol!

To be fair, First Blood is one of my favorites of all time. It is actually a great movie and is really heartbreaking if you watch it with the right eyes. The Rambo series that followed kinda ruined First Blood, which is too bad.

Deliverance is the standard, and is really good at the end when they all realize what they had to do to survive and what is ahead of them in their "normal" lives, it SHOULD serve as an example to wannabes and weekend warriors, but, it doesn’t.

On the other end of the spectrum there are the GLARING idiocies!! In Waterworld, they have machines that extract water form urine – dramatic!!.. but what about ALL the seawater that surrounds them – I guess distilling that is somehow too hard!

And the edge drove me to fits when I watched Anthony Hopkins take 2 days to make his precious “needle in a cup of water” compass so he could find out which way was north. You could SEE the moss on the trees behind him and it wasn’t overcast…sun comes up n the east, sun goes down in the west – hhaha!

Anyway – thanks for the lists – they rock!

One Fly said...

The Postman for me cause it's an example how hope can bring people together.

Anonymous said...

Find a copy of "Man in the Wilderness" about 1972.

Gamerdude753 said...

It was a volleyball in Cast Away.

I was wondering what #6 was titled. I saw the 2006 remake and loved it. Thanks

riverwalker said...

To: Gamerdude 753

You are correct. It was a volley ball. No wonder I couldn't ever get the ball "over" the net!



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