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18 Best Movies Like Fall (2022) That Will Hook You to Your Seat

Best Movies Like Fall (2022)

Fall (2022) is a new survival horror flick that was quite a pleasant surprise for me this year. I didn’t expect much, but I had a lot of fun watching, and it left me with sweaty palms. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s worth a watch. If you have seen Fall already and want some similar stuff to check out, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a ranked list of the 18 best movies like Fall (2022) that will hook you to your seat, including adventures, wilderness, survival, and thrill. Enjoy!

18. Buried (2010)

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: “Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.”

Why it’s like Fall: Fall Will particularly hit you if you’re afraid of heights, but if you’re claustrophobic, Buried will disturb you much worse. Although the film made quite a buzz, it wasn’t my favorite.

Watch the trailer here.

17. A Lonely Place To Die (2011)

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Synopsis: “A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety.”

Why it’s like Fall: Imagine having a nice hike, only to stumble into the worst situation in your life. Not only are you stranded in the wild, but you’re also hunted by a group of child abductors who’ll stop at nothing to leave no witnesses. It was a nail-biter with a nice build-up but fell a little flat in the end.

Watch the trailer here.

16. Backcountry (2014)

IMDb Rating: 6.0/10

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Synopsis: “An urban couple goes camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.”

Why it’s like Fall: The couple decided to have an adventure, but instead of getting stranded at huge heights, they are stranded in the woods, and instead of vultures, they are hunted by a black bear. It’s a LOT of fun, especially since Backcountry was actually based on a true story. 

Watch the trailer here.

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15. Vacancy (2007)

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Synopsis: “A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they’ll be the next victims of a snuff film.”

Why it’s like Fall: Vacancy is an older flick but a nice, suspenseful one. Again, the main characters are stranded in the middle of nowhere, realizing they’re being recorded and having no way out. I liked the film a lot, enough to rewatch it a couple of times.

Watch the trailer here.

14. Open Water (2003)

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Synopsis: “A couple on a holiday in the Caribbean decide to spend the day on a scuba diving trip. But was it the wrong decision? When a miscount happens on the boat, Susan and Daniel are left behind in the middle of the ocean, the boat long gone. With all their hopes set on the boat coming back to rescue them, they try to keep themselves safe, especially when sharks start to appear.”

Why it’s like Fall: Fall takes you into the heights, whereas Open Water takes you into depths. The thought of being left behind in the middle of open waters, with no land anywhere in sight, is terrifying enough. It’s even worse when you’re hunted by numerous sharks. The film is rustic and could’ve been executed better, but it has a new dimension by being based on a true story.

Watch the trailer here.

13. Triangle (2009)

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Synopsis: “When Jess sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety, a ship Jess is convinced she’s been on before. 

The ship appears deserted, the clock on board has stopped, but they are not alone… Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one. And Jess unknowingly holds the key to end the terror.”

Why it’s like Fall: Although Triangle got kind of confusing at moments, I absolutely loved the twist in the end. The characters are stranded in mysterious circumstances, and only one of them is even aware of it. It took me back to a time in my childhood when I genuinely believed we had to do something about that Bermuda Triangle problem.

Watch the trailer here.

12. The Ledge (2022)

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Synopsis: “A rock climbing adventure between two friends turns into a terrifying nightmare. After Kelly captures the murder of her best friend on camera, she becomes the next target of a tight-knit group of friends who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence and anyone in their way. Desperate for her safety, she begins a treacherous climb up a mountain cliff and her survival instincts are put to the test when she becomes trapped with the killers just 20 feet away.”

Why it’s like Fall: I think this film is unrighteously rated so poorly. Although I disliked the studio setting and not-so-great effects, the film was suspenseful, frightening, and thrilling. Just like the girls in Fall, the lead character in The Ledge is trapped on a very small ledge on the side of a cliff while being hunted by murderers she saw killing a person.

Watch the trailer here.

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11. Life (2017)

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis: “A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.”

Why it’s like Fall: The girls in Fall are insanely high up, but in Life, they are literally out of this world. They get stranded in space with a horrifying extraterrestrial life form on board. The movie has a totally different vibe than Fall – and a higher production budget with a fantastic cast. It had its problems, but it’s enjoyable – especially with Jake Gyllenhaal’s masterful performance. It’s one of the better disaster movies.

Watch the trailer here.

10. The Descent (2005)

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Synopsis: “A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later, she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.”

Why it’s like Fall: The Descent falls in the 10th spot on the list, but I wouldn’t be mad if you’d rank it even higher. It’s a survival horror classic, and the tagline “The scariest movie ‘in’ Earth” should tell you enough. Instead of heights, we’re below the ground in caves, and it’s more nerve-racking than you can imagine. Highly recommended.

Watch the trailer here.

9. Desierto (2015)

IMDb Rating: 6.0/10

Genre: Action,  Adventure, Drama

Synopsis: “A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a racist man who has taken border patrol duties into his own hands.”

Why it’s like Fall: Just like Fall, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in Desierto, but in a much bigger role – being the main antagonist. It’s a nice survival horror in the desert, battling the elements and a maniacal killer shooting people down like animals. Morgan is phenomenal, but the climax of the film wasn’t that great. Still, I think you’ll really enjoy it if you like Fall.

Watch the trailer here.

8. The Way (2010)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Adventure

Synopsis: “A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El Camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.”

Why it’s like Fall: The Way is a far more lighthearted, inspirational, heartwarming film, but it’s one of my favorite hiking/adventure films ever. The lead character also takes ashes on his trip to spill them after a family tragedy, just like the lead in Fall. I couldn’t recommend this film more, as the message is incredibly powerful.

Watch the trailer here.

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7. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Action, Drama, History

Synopsis: “A dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.”

Why it’s like Fall: This true-story film had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, but the sheer frustration I felt over the fact that it was a true story and the environmental consequences of the spill were overbearing. The folks on the platform had it even worse than the girls in Fall, stranded on a burning, exploding oil rig in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.

Watch the trailer here.

6. Wild (2014)

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Synopsis: “With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone. 

Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.”

Why it’s like Fall: Like Becky in Fall, Cheryl in Wild suffers a big family tragedy – her marriage ends, and on top of that, her mother passes away, prompting her to go on the adventure. Granted, her’s end much more heartwarmingly than Becky’s, but I absolutely loved Wild. It made me want to pick up a backpack and hit the wild.

Watch the trailer here.

5. The Walk (2015)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Genre: Aventure, Biography, Drama

Synopsis: “In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.”

Why it’s like Fall: It’s a lot less horror than Fall but will give you similar thrills – the towers, the immense heights, breathtaking stunts, there’s hardly anything like this film. This is one of my favorite true-story biography movies. Not the favorite, though; we’ll get to that one.

Watch the trailer here.

4. Frozen (2010)

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Horror

Synopsis: “Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.”

Why it’s like Fall: No, not Disney’s Frozen. I live at the seaside, and I genuinely hate the cold. Imagine being stranded up there on the chairlift for days and nights, with frostbite cracking your soul, the height cracking your legs if you drop, and wolves cracking your bones if you somehow survive the fall. The film has a 6.2 rating on IMDB, but I’d give it a solid 7.5.

Watch the trailer here.

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3. Everest (2015)

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography

Synopsis: “The story of New Zealand’s Robert “Rob” Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.”

Why it’s like Fall: Folks in this movie don’t just climb to great heights – they climb the highest peak on the planet. Their experiences are based on a true story, and as rewarding as it is to reach the top, the more challenging is the climb. The cast is awesome, including Jason Clarke, Martin Henderson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and others.

Watch the trailer here.

2. Into The Wild (2007)

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Synopsis: “After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.”

Why it’s like Fall: Here we are – my favorite adventure biography film of all time. It’s not a horror film like Fall and doesn’t involve climbing mountains, but it does include going out into the wild, surviving the conditions, and trying to be free – whatever that means for you personally.

Christopher was misunderstood, fed up with society, and his story is inspirational, powerful, and heartwarming, but also bone-shaking and heartbreaking. This is a must-watch for all adventure-movie lovers. I’m sorry if you end up shaken for days after. I know I was.

Watch the trailer here.

1. 127 Hours (2010)

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis: “A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.”

Why it’s like Fall: If you’re looking for something like Fall – suspenseful, riveting, scary, but triumphant, there’s nothing better to watch than 127 Hours, starring James Franco. It’s a true story about a mountain climber who documented himself being trapped in a canyon with his arm under a boulder.

It shows just how strong a human’s will to survive can be. I absolutely loved the movie, but I never want to watch it again, or I’ll lose my hair. Franco was magnificent, and if you liked Fall, you’d love 127 Hours ten times more.
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  • Luka loves psychological thrillers, horrors, and mysteries. However, high fantasy and fiction are his primary interest, especially Tolkien's Middle-earth universe, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Marvel universe. Amateur filmmaker, screenwriter, cinematography, and trivia enthusiast.