Five True Story Movies to Watch If You Loved ‘Society of the Snow’

January 28, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Society of the Snow (review) has just debuted on Netflix and is a must-see! The film delves into the tragic true story of a plane going down in the remote, snow-covered Andes and the passengers who fought to survive, even doing the unthinkable to make it out alive.

If you’ve seen Society of the Snow and you loved it, you may be looking for more films like it. Well, we’ve got you covered. Here are five movies that will leave you breathless and on the edge of your seat.


Apollo 13

Netflix, Apple TV

Apollo 13 has an incredible cast includes Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton as men facing the unthinkable 200,000 miles from home.

The Impossible

Apple TV, Netflix, Plex

Released in 2012, The Impossible is a heart-wrenching true story of one family’s survival against unimaginable odds. Maria Belon, her husband Enrique, and their three sons were vacationing in Thailand on Christmas Eve 2004. A massive underwater earthquake unleashed a devastating tsunami that crashed onto their idyllic resort.

Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and a young Tom Holland, the film delivers a visceral and emotionally charged portrayal of their ordeal.

127 Hours

Apple TV, Prime Video, VUDU

Lone Survivor

Apple TV, Netflix

Plunging into the brutal realities of war, Lone Survivor chronicles the harrowing true story of Marcus Luttrell, played by Mark Wahlberg. The Navy SEAL fights for survival in the mountains of Afghanistan. Adapted from Luttrell’s own book, the film follows a four-man SEAL team on a covert mission to capture a Taliban leader.

Touching The Void

Apple TV, AMC+, Tubi

This film retells the chilling true story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates’ perilous ascent of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. In 1985, their ambitious climb turned into a descent into unimaginable horror. Based on Simpson’s own harrowing memoir, the film plunges viewers into the blinding snow, the deafening silence, and the desperate struggle for survival as the line between friendship and self-preservation blurs in the face of survival.

Grab a bag of popcorn and some tissues. Settle in for these films that will leave you inspired, in shock, on the edge of your seat. Just how far you would go to survive?

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