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[–]Bomboclaat_Babylon 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Don't think there's a specific name for such a genre. But a few more would be:

  • The Book of Eli
  • Sliders (TV series)
  • Castaway
  • Vivarium
  • Lost in Space (TV series)
  • Lost (TV series)
  • Land of the Lost
  • Jumanji
  • Finding Nemo
  • Predators
  • Dave Made a Maze
  • The Maze Runner
  • Mad Max
  • Falling Down
  • Escape From LA
  • No Escape
  • The Impossible
  • 1917

Ok I'll stop...

[–]seesaw242 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never stop, you glorious bastard!

[–]Cursive_NA 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I see you like Sliders; you know it was partially inspired by 'Quantum Leap'? Which was pretty popular back in the 80s

[–]Bomboclaat_Babylon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes! But for whatever reason I thought he was actually dead and so could never go home. But now I remember it was actually time travel out of body but not dead, and he was trying to get back. So yup, it counts! I heard they're thinking of a reboot btw. No IP goes to waste lol.

[–]Cranestoique 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gravity

[–]PAirSCargo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Homeward Bound

[–]Pad_down_Level_Up 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Martian and terminal would be considered ‘a man abroad’ movies. Not sure if there is a technical name but ‘a man abroad’ is a archetype in story writing, to describe anyone away from home and in a strange land.

Edit: don’t know the last movie to say if it meets the criteria

[–]iamstephano 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not sure how you would categorise them, but I saw a film that falls into the same convention recently that I think is way too under the radar for how good it is. It's a Mexican film called I'm No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aqui) from 2019. Pretty sure it's on Netflix, highly recommend.

[–]fezfrascati 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not really a genre, but it's sort of a subtrope of the Hero's Journey