7 Movies Like Cast Away

Updated on February 26, 2019

These movies like Cast Away will make you feel what it’s like to get stranded on an island, seemingly with no hope of surviving. But with enough willpower and inspiration, one can overcome all obstacles and return to civilization to start a new life. Tom Hanks perfectly shows how resilient a man can be, learning how to survive with just remnants of packages as friends.

If you’re looking for more adventure drama films, then look no further. Here are movies similar to Cast Away that you will surely enjoy.

1. 127 Hours

Release Date: January 28, 2011

Director: Danny Boyle

Cast: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara

127 Hours features the story of Aron Ralston, a mountain climber who almost lost his life after a huge boulder crashes on his arm and leaves him trapped in a far-away canyon in Utah. He musters all his willpower in order to survive, drawing strength and inspiration from his family, friends, lovers and the two hikers he met prior to the tragic event. Aron does everything to get rescued, even getting over a 65-foot wall and hiking several miles to where he can call for help.

2. Into the Wild

Release Date: October 19, 2007

Director: Sean Penn

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener

Christopher McCandless is a top student-athlete at Emory University. Much to the surprise of his friends and family, he leaves what would have been a very promising young career, choosing to donate all his possessions and the $24,000 in his savings account to charity. He travels to Alaska and lives in the wilderness. The movie follows his extraordinary journey in which he meets several people and experiences remarkable trials that will have a significant impact in his life.

3. I am Legend

Release Date: December 14, 2007

Director: Francis Lawrence

Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan

The film is set in New York City in the year 2012. Three years ago, all of humanity, except for Robert Neville—a military scientist—gets wiped out following a biological disease. He only has his dog, Samantha, for a companion. Robert continues his quest of finding a cure for the disease and find out if there are any other survivors—all while fending off fearsome zombies.

4. Life of Pi

Release Date: November 21, 2012

Director: Ang Lee

Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain

Life of Pi is a movie based on the novel by Yann Martel of the same name. It features the story of Pi Patel, an intelligent young boy who is the son of a zoo keeper. His family decides to move from India to Canada and hitches a ride on a ship. The ship sinks and Pi wakes up in a lifeboat, sailing across the Pacific Ocean, with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal tiger as companions. Will Pi be able to survive with his new found friends?

5. Lord of the Flies

Release Date: March 16, 1990

Director: Harry Hook

Cast: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly

Lord of the Flies is the movie adaptation of William Golding’s best-selling novel. The story revolves around a group of young military school boys who gets marooned on an island. Ralph, their commander, gets pulled ashore but he develops a fever and subsequently becomes delusional. This forces them to form their own society, oblivious to the terrifying consequences that await them.

6. Robinson Crusoe

Release Date: June 12, 1997

Director: Rod Hardy, George Miller

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, William Takaku, Polly Walker

After killing his friend over the love of Mary, Robinson Crusoe decides to leave Britain. A heavy storm hits the ocean and ruins his ship, leaving him isolated on an unexplored island. He is left with no choice but to stay on the island and survive by any means necessary. Eventually, he meets Friday, a tribesman about to get sacrificed. Crusoe saves him, but the rest of the tribe gets furious with him for breaking their tradition. But amidst all their differences, Crusoe develops a special and lasting friendship with the tribesmen.

7. Swiss Family Robinson

Release Date: December 21, 1960

Director: Ken Annakin

Cast: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur

The Swiss family Robinson is aboard a ship on the way to New Guinea. The ship gets damaged and they get stuck on a remote tropical island. With the ship beyond repair and pirates roaming around, the family is left with no option but to live on the island. They explore the area, figuring out where to get their necessities and even building a huge tree house as their new home. The Robinson family forges a new life filled with both exciting and horrifying adventures. With the constant threat of the pirates on the island, will they be able to survive?

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      stella vadakin 

      5 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      I liked Swiss Family Robinson and really liked Cast Away. Enjoyed your hub and like most of these movies.

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      Joseph Matthew Dobson 

      5 years ago

      Cast Away is probably my favorite Tom Hanks movie of all time along with your #2 pick, Into the Wild---Sean Penn did a mesmerizing job of adapting this Jon Krakauer novel to the big screen and Emile Hirsch played Christopher McCandless to perfection. Great post, man.


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