Man and Woman in the Wild

by lora-31 | created - 19 Apr 2011 | updated - 11 Oct 2012 | Public

Here is a list of movies where a man and a woman go into, or find themselves or live in wild nature and rough it up or even try to survive against many odds.

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1. Run for the Sun (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Thriller

In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Richard Widmark, Trevor Howard, Jane Greer, Peter van Eyck

Votes: 996

2. Strange Cargo (1940)

Passed | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre

Votes: 2,067

3. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

91 Metascore

In WWI Africa, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 68,430 | Gross: $0.54M

4. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, War

During World War II, an American marine and an Irish nun form an unlikely friendship after being stranded on a South Pacific island. They find comfort in one another as the two hope for a rescue.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Votes: 7,420

5. The 7th Dawn (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 674

6. The Naked Jungle (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer, William Conrad

Votes: 3,396

7. Escape to Burma (1955)

TV-PG | 87 min | Adventure

A fugitive in British Burma hides on a teak plantation, thanks to a mutual attraction with owner Gwen Moore.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, David Farrar, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 473

8. Red Dust (1932)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance

The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor

Votes: 3,596

9. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

Votes: 7,089

10. Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen, Jeff Richards

Votes: 935

11. Her Jungle Love (1938)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Music

While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell and Jimmy Wallace are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura, a ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 83

12. Elephant Walk (1954)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 2,031

13. River of No Return (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 9,846

14. Garden of Evil (1954)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in a cave in Apache territory.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 2,807

15. The Lion (1962)

Approved | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In Kenya, when young Tina befriends a lion and embraces local customs, her mother summons Tina's American father to help bring Tina back to civilization and give her a civilized upbringing.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: William Holden, Trevor Howard, Capucine, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 507

16. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,404 | Gross: $18.05M

17. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison, Edith Barrett

Votes: 10,329

18. Father Goose (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Goode

Votes: 9,084 | Gross: $12.50M

19. White Witch Doctor (1953)

Passed | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

In 1907, a nurse arrives in the Belgian Congo to work for a missionary doctor but meets a grumpy animal hunter who secretly plans to search for gold in the dangerous Bakuba tribal region.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Walter Slezak, Mashood Ajala

Votes: 545

20. Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 70,066 | Gross: $74.33M

I have not seen this film, unlike the others on this list, but added it per suggestion.

21. Appointment in Honduras (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

A wealthy American couple are hostages on an arduous jungle journey.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ann Sheridan, Zachary Scott, Rodolfo Acosta

Votes: 454 | Gross: $1.15M

22. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 9,675 | Gross: $0.97M

23. The Adventures of Sadie (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

Rich Sadie Patch (Dame Joan Collins) is marooned on a desert island after an emergency on her cruise ship. With her are Irish stoker Pat Plunkett (Kenneth More), prickly young Jimmy Carrol ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley | Stars: Joan Collins, George Cole, Kenneth More, Robertson Hare

Votes: 219

24. The Little Hut (1957)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

When shipwrecked on a deserted island, best friends Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett compete against each other for the affections of the only woman available, Philip Ashlow's neglected wife, Susan.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, David Niven, Walter Chiari

Votes: 726

25. Duel in the Jungle (1954)

97 min | Adventure

In Rhodesia, the accidental death of a diamond broker raises suspicions with his American insurer which sends a claims investigator to clarify the matter.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, David Farrar, Patrick Barr

Votes: 217

26. East of Borneo (1931)

77 min | Adventure

Woman treks through jungle to find her missing husband.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Rose Hobart, Charles Bickford, Georges Renavent, Lupita Tovar

Votes: 153



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